Helen Ferre on the Humanities in the Public Sphere

A long time journalist and commentator on the complex and conflicted Miami political scene, Ms. Helen Ferre will turn her attention to the role of the humanities in public life. Ms. Ferre will apply wide-ranging experiences across the diverse cultural groups that make up the various constituencies of South Florida politics and that so enrich our sense of community in Miami-Dade to insightful examinations of the way elements of the arts and humanities enhance the lives of all of us who live in the area. Ms. Ferre's sense of the political dynamics that moves South Florida life will be just the starting point for a penetrating examination of how our sense of community and our sense of art come together in diverse forms across the metropolitan area.