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Hot Talks

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

6:30pm - 8:30pm

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

6:30pm - 8:30pm

Join us for Hot Talks, an evening lecture series. These three lectures by members of our local Orlando community will broadly encompass the idea of being a "hero," from exploring the history of Jewish identity in superhero comics, to understanding the physics behind superpowers, and implementing strategies to make our own community better in real life, just like a superhero would!  

How do Jewish identities and histories intersect and intermingle with other identities in the diaspora? How do seemingly disparate contemporary ideas and events connect and affect our daily lives? This summer lecture series will touch on these important topics through the paradigms of three distinguished guest lecturers from different fields of study and walks of life, with the goal of stimulating dialogue and investment in broader contemporary issues from within the Jewish community.  

June 6 featuring Christopher Cuevas representing QLatinX
LGBTQ+ 101: Understanding Gender and Sexual Diversity
As the Executive Director of QLatinx, Christopher Cuevas provides vision, energy, and leadership in the fulfillment of the mission and vision of the organization, working to advance the visibility of and empower the local LGBTQ+ Latinx community and create spaces that foster growth and healing.


June 20 featuring Featuring Julian Chambliss 
The Jewish Narrative in Superhero Comics
Julian C. Chambliss explores the real and imagined city. From planning and community development to comic books and popular culture, his research, teaching, and writing explore how perceptions shape policy and action creating our collective urban experience.


July 11 featuring Gal Sarid
The Physics of Superheroes 
Gal Sarid is a faculty member at UCF's Florida Space Institute, working as a research scientist on topics involving planet formation, asteroid and comet characterization and space exploration.



Leah Sandler
407-645-5922 x282
$5 (FREE for JCC members)


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The Roth Family Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando
851 N. Maitland Ave.
Maitland, FL 32751
United States