Festival Daily Schedule

We have an exciting week filled with events for everyone to enjoy.  Click on each of the tabs to see what we have in store for that day.

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Companion Exhibitions - The Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts (The Hurston) and Arts & History Museums - Maitland


Cost: Free and Open to the Public


Tickets Available At The Gate


Premium Ticket Packages Available:


Full-Access Package: $680 (after January 11, 2019)
Full-Access Package includes:
Zora's Mobile Cosmos Tour, Monday, 1/28
Global Conversations Round Tables Conference, Tuesday - Wednesday, 1/29 -1/30
HBCUs Summit, Thursday, 1/31
ZORA! Festival Public Forum Sessions, Friday, 2/1 (8:00 AM - 5:30 PM)
International Reception, Friday evening, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Outdoor Festival of the Arts, V.I.P. seating at Center Stage, Saturday & Sunday, 2/2 & 2/3

Weekender Package: $325 (after January 11, 2019)
The Weekender Festival Package includes the Friday Forum, International Reception, Outdoor Festival of the Arts featuring ZORA!™ STYLE, a new Fashion and Beauty Corridor, and the Closing Banquet with special guest, writer, poet, and activist Alice Walker.

Tickets Available At The Gate
6:00 - 7:15 PMThe Hurston Museum, 227 East Kennedy Boulevard in Eatonville 32751
Companion Exhibitions - The Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts (The Hurston) and Arts & History Museums - Maitland


Cost: Free and Open to the Public


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7:30 - 8:45 PMArts & History Museums - Maitland, 231 West Packwood in Maitland 32751
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Back Story: The Virtual Tour of the Historic Robert Hungerford Industrial and Normal School, "Conducted by Zora Neale Hurston as a middle school student"



Cost: Free and Open to the Public


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Tickets Available At The Gate


Full-Access Package: $680 (after January 11, 2019)
Full-Access Package includes:
Zora's Mobile Cosmos Tour, Monday, 1/28
Global Conversations Round Tables Conference, Tuesday - Wednesday, 1/29 -1/30
HBCUs Summit, Thursday, 1/31
ZORA! Festival Public Forum Sessions, Friday, 2/1 (8:00 AM - 5:30 PM)
International Reception, Friday evening, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Outdoor Festival of the Arts, V.I.P. seating at Center Stage, Saturday & Sunday, 2/2 & 2/3

Weekender Package: $325 (after January 11, 2019)
The Weekender Festival Package includes the Friday Forum, International Reception, Outdoor Festival of the Arts featuring ZORA!™ STYLE, a new Fashion and Beauty Corridor, and the Closing Banquet with special guest, writer, poet, and activist Alice Walker.

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4:00 - 5:30 PMOrange Technical College, Mid Florida Campus, 2900 West Oak Ridge Road, Orlando 32809
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Zora's Mobile Cosmos Tour

Summary:

  • Special Garden-to-Table Lunch at DaJen Eats Cafe & Creamery in Eatonville.

  • Tour includes stops at The Hurston Museum, the Gardens of the Yards & Gardens Club of Historic Eatonville, the Arts & History Museums - Maitland, and, in Winter Park, a windshield of the Hannibal Square Neighborhood



Cost: Ticket required: $90.00


Tickets Available At The Gate


Premium Ticket Packages Available:


Full-Access Package: $680 (after January 11, 2019)
Full-Access Package includes:
Zora's Mobile Cosmos Tour, Monday, 1/28
Global Conversations Round Tables Conference, Tuesday - Wednesday, 1/29 -1/30
HBCUs Summit, Thursday, 1/31
ZORA! Festival Public Forum Sessions, Friday, 2/1 (8:00 AM - 5:30 PM)
International Reception, Friday evening, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Outdoor Festival of the Arts, V.I.P. seating at Center Stage, Saturday & Sunday, 2/2 & 2/3

Weekender Package: $325 (after January 11, 2019)
The Weekender Festival Package includes the Friday Forum, International Reception, Outdoor Festival of the Arts featuring ZORA!™ STYLE, a new Fashion and Beauty Corridor, and the Closing Banquet with special guest, writer, poet, and activist Alice Walker.

Tickets Available At The Gate
8:00 - 4:00 PMTour: Eatonville, Maitland, and West Winter Park
Registration & Check-in:8:00 AM The Hurston
227 East Kennedy Boulevard in Eatonville 32751
Depart for St. Lawrence African Methodist Episcopal Church
549 East Kennedy Boulevard
9:15 AM
Gardens Tour/Demonstration by Chef Jen/Private lunch10:30 AM – 12:30 PMDaJen Eats
323 East Kennedy Boulevard, Suite F
Screening of Waking Up White, a film by Jason Gregory
Graduate student, University of Central Florida
12:45 – 1:45 PM
Depart for windshield tour of Hannibal Square Neighborhood2:45 PM
Wrap-up @ The Hurston3:45 PM
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"Global Conversations" Round Tables (Day 1)

Summary:

This 2-day conference will explore the question of liberal arts, in a global context, or precisely, how education in a liberal arts ethos, can address present challenges facing democracy. Foci will also include information and technology transfer, economic empowerment and collaboration on a global stage.


Costs:

  • Rollins College Faculty & Students: No fees required.

  • Registration Required for Non-Rollins Faculty & Students:

    • 2-day registration [all-inclusive]: $175. (after January 11, 2019)

    • Student & Senior Citizen 2-day registration [excluding meals]: $100. (after Janaury 11, 2019)

    • 1-day registration [all-inclusive]: $125.(after January 11, 2019)

    • 1-day Student & Senior Citizen [excluding meals]: $60. (after January 11, 2019_




Tickets Available At The Gate


Premium Ticket Packages Available:


Full-Access Package: $680 (after January 11, 2019)
Full-Access Package includes:
Zora's Mobile Cosmos Tour, Monday, 1/28
Global Conversations Round Tables Conference, Tuesday - Wednesday, 1/29 -1/30
HBCUs Summit, Thursday, 1/31
ZORA! Festival Public Forum Sessions, Friday, 2/1 (8:00 AM - 5:30 PM)
International Reception, Friday evening, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Outdoor Festival of the Arts, V.I.P. seating at Center Stage, Saturday & Sunday, 2/2 & 2/3

Weekender Package: $325 (after January 11, 2019)
The Weekender Festival Package includes the Friday Forum, International Reception, Outdoor Festival of the Arts featuring ZORA!™ STYLE, a new Fashion and Beauty Corridor, and the Closing Banquet with special guest, writer, poet, and activist Alice Walker.

Tickets Available AT The Gate
See times belowRollins College
Breakfast refreshments8:00 - 8:45 AMRollins College
Round Table #1
Education for a Global Era: The Role of Humanities
Overarching Questions:
What is the role of humanities (literature, poetry, history, religious studies, philosophy, etc.)
in an education for global citizenship? What does the study of the humanities bring to global
understanding? To the viability of global civil society? To the vitality of democracy?
Participants
Grant Cornwell, PhD.
Zienzi Dillon, PhD.
José B. Fernández, PhD.
9:00 - 10:15 AMRollins College
Breakout Session to Invited Participants
Breakout Facilitators
Nancy Chick, Ph.D., Director, Endeavor Foundation Center for Faculty Development,
Rollins College
Patrick O. Odoyo, MPSA, Staff Director, Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Hub
Scott Hewit, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Teacher
Education at Rollins College
10:30 - 11:30 AMRollins College
Luncheon (Plated buffet)
Location: Patio behind the Cornell Fine Arts Museum (CFAM)
Conversation with Ambassador Peter Romero (Retired) conducted by Laura Bennett,
writer and producer of the Podcast, American Diplomat
11:45 - 1:15 PMRollins College
Round Table #2
Technology & Information Transfer
Overarching Concepts:
The Information and Technology Transfer Round Table will engage, first, with the ascent
of information and technology as predominant forces in modern-day society and, second,
with the following questions: Is there a real-world role for the liberal arts and humanities as
technology continues to progress? Are there any lessons to be learned from other periods
since the Industrial Revolution when society was faced epochal changes?
Participants:
Pamela McCauley, Ph.D.
Henry (Hank) Okraski
Joshua Walker
2:00 - 3:15 PMRollins College
Reception at Residence of Rollins College President7:00 - 8:30 PMRollins College
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"Global Conversations" Round Tables (Day 2)

Summary:

This 2-day conference will explore the question of liberal arts, in a global context, or precisely, how education in a liberal arts ethos, can address present challenges facing democracy. Foci will also include information and technology transfer, economic empowerment and collaboration on a global stage.


Costs:

  • Rollins College Faculty & Students: No fees required.

  • Registration Required for Non-Rollins Faculty & Students:

    • 2-day registration [all-inclusive]: $175. (after January 11, 2019)

    • Student & Senior Citizen 2-day registration [excluding meals]: $75.

    • 1-day registration [all-inclusive]: $125. (after January 11, 2019

    • 1-day Student & Senior Citizen [excluding meals]: $60. (after January 11, 2019)




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Premium Ticket Packages Available:


Full-Access Package: $680 (after January 11, 2019)
Full-Access Package includes:
Zora's Mobile Cosmos Tour, Monday, 1/28
Global Conversations Round Tables Conference, Tuesday - Wednesday, 1/29 -1/30
HBCUs Summit, Thursday, 1/31
ZORA! Festival Public Forum Sessions, Friday, 2/1 (8:00 AM - 5:30 PM)
International Reception, Friday evening, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Outdoor Festival of the Arts, V.I.P. seating at Center Stage, Saturday & Sunday, 2/2 & 2/3

Weekender Package: $325. (after January 11, 2019)
The Weekender Festival Package includes the Friday Forum, International Reception, Outdoor Festival of the Arts featuring ZORA!™ STYLE, a new Fashion and Beauty Corridor, and the Closing Banquet with special guest, writer, poet, and activist Alice Walker.

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See times belowRollins College
Breakfast refreshments8:00 - 8:45 AMRollins College
Round Table #3
Economic Empowerment on the World Stage
Participants:
Mayor Ed Jones - Grambling, LA
Tadayuki (Tad) Hara, Ph.D.
Nadia Ahmad, Esq.
Underlying concept:
In the spirit of Zora Neale Hurston — “Real-world” applications of culture and heritage
and her commitment to have knowledge NOT be confined to the “dusty shelves of libraries,”
this round table seeks to engage the conversationalists based on their experiences
with economic empowerment
Topics participants will explore:
Mayor Jones: Economic empowerment initiatives which are taking place in Grambling, LA
Dr. Hara: Research-based findings quantifying the economic impact of cultural heritage
tourism within specific community settings
Prof. Ahmad: Research-based findings which reveal commonalities in development issues,
whether the setting is the city of Apopka (Florida) or the country of Afghanistan.
9:00 - 10:15 AMRollins College
Breakout Session to Invited Participants
Breakout Session Facilitators:
Dan Chong, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Political Science, Rollins College
Caroline Cheong, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of History, UCF
Emmanuel Kodzi, Ph.D., Associate Professor of International Business, Rollins College
10:30 - 11:30 AMRollins College
Luncheon (Plated buffet)
Ambassador Harriet Elam-Thomas (Retired), Guest Speaker
Location: Patio behind the Cornell Fine Arts Museum (CFAM)
11:45 - 1:15 PMRollins College
Round Table #4
Collaboration On The World Stage
The World Conference of Mayors, Inc. (WCM), founded and organized in April 1984,
is a non-profit, non-political worldwide conference, comprised of mayors, former mayors,
and other elected and appointed local public officials.
Participants
Her Excellency Arikana Chihombari Quao, M.D., African Union
Ambassador to the United States
Jean Pierre Mbassi, Secretary-General,
United Cities and Local Governments,
Africa (UCLGA)
David Kuan-chou Chien,
Director-General, Taipei
Economics and Cultural Affairs Office in Miami
Oliver Carabali Banguero, Mayor
Canca, Columbia, South America
1:30 - 2:45 PMRollins College
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"Summit" - Students as Change Agents: The Nexus between Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) & Historic Black Towns and Settlements (HBTS)

Summary:

Curated by Dr. Michelle Bachelor Robinson, Spelman College; ZORA!™ Festival National Planner; Vice President for Educational Matters, Historic Black Towns and Settlements Alliance


Costs:

  • Registration required: $125. [includes breakfast, public talks, lunch and an evening performance]

  • 1-day registration [all-inclusive]: $125. (after January 11, 2019

  • 1-day Student & Senior Citizen [excluding meals]: $60. (after January 11, 2019)


Tickets Available At The Gate


Premium Ticket Packages Available:


Full-Access Package: $680 (after January 11, 2019)
Full-Access Package includes:
Zora's Mobile Cosmos Tour, Monday, 1/28
Global Conversations Round Tables Conference, Tuesday - Wednesday, 1/29 -1/30
HBCUs Summit, Thursday, 1/31
ZORA! Festival Public Forum Sessions, Friday, 2/1 (8:00 AM - 5:30 PM)
International Reception, Friday evening, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Outdoor Festival of the Arts, V.I.P. seating at Center Stage, Saturday & Sunday, 2/2 & 2/3

Weekender Package: $325. (after January 11, 2019)
The Weekender Festival Package includes the Friday Forum, International Reception, Outdoor Festival of the Arts featuring ZORA!™ STYLE, a new Fashion and Beauty Corridor, and the Closing Banquet with special guest, writer, poet, and activist Alice Walker.

Tickets Available At The Gate
8:00 - 5:00 PMEatonville -- Several Venues
Northwest Tap Connection [Youth dance ensemble, Seattle, Washington]

Costs:


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7:30 - 9:00 PMDr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts - Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater
445 S. Magnolia Ave in Orlando 32801
Greetings and Purpose
Mayor Johnny Ford, President of HBTSA
Mayor Eddie Cole, Eatonville
Ms. Tanya Debose, Independence Heights, HBTSA VP
Michelle Bachelor Robinson, Ph.D., Spelman College and HBTSA VP
8:00 AM
Andrea Roberts, Ph.D., Texas A&M University
Lecture on the Historical Phenomenon of Historic Black
Towns and Settlements and the Institutions of Higher
Learning that Develop from the Communities
8:30 AM
Carmen Kynard, Ph.D., John Jay College, CUNY
The Legacy of Student Activism on HBCU Campuses
9:15 AM
Sharon Davies, Ph.D., Spelman College
Jerry Ward, Dillard University and Tougaloo College (Retired)
Aman Nadhiri, Johnson C. University
Panel: The Unique Experience of an HBCU Education
10:30 AM
Julien C. Chambliss, Ph.D., Michigan State University
Black Digital Humanities and Digital Recovery
11:45 AM
Lunch
Introduction of Featured Speaker by Linda Haithcox Taylor
Executive Director, National Policy Alliance (NPA)
Featured Speaker: Dr. Lezlli Baskerville, Esq.
President and CEO
National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education
(NAFEO)
Introduction of Featured Speaker
Ms. Antionett Malevauex
Casey Family Foundation
Speaker: Dr. William Bell, Major Conference Sponsor
and President & CEO, Casey Family Foundation
Introduction of Featured Speaker
The Honorable Darlene Young, Board Chair
Blacks In Government (BIG)
Featured Speaker: Dr. Doris P. Sartor, President
Blacks in Government (BIG)
12:30 – 2:30 PM
Faculty, Students, and Community Leaders work in small groups
to learn the history of the partner community and plan logistics
for community engagement projects.
3:00 – 5:00 PM
Pizza and Salad Dinner5:00 – 6:00 PM
Northwest Tap Connection
Youth dance ensemble from Seattle, Washington
Location: Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts –
Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater
445 South Magnolia Avenue – Orlando 32801
7:30 – 8:45 PM
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Concurrent Program #1: ZORA!™ Festival Hosts Collegium for African American Research (CAAR) Conferees in Historic Eatonville

Summary:

"Education Day," 3 concurrent programs - 2 in Historic Eatonville; 1 in Orlando


Costs:

  • Registration required: $125 [includes breakfast, public talks and international reception]

  • 1-day Student & Senior Citizen $60 [includes public talks and internation reception]


Tickets Available At The Gate

(Session details below)

Premium Ticket Packages Available:


Full-Access Package: $680 (after January 11, 2019)
Full-Access Package includes:
Zora's Mobile Cosmos Tour, Monday, 1/28
Global Conversations Round Tables Conference, Tuesday - Wednesday, 1/29 -1/30
HBCUs Summit, Thursday, 1/31
ZORA! Festival Public Forum Sessions, Friday, 2/1 (8:00 AM - 5:30 PM)
International Reception, Friday evening, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Outdoor Festival of the Arts, V.I.P. seating at Center Stage, Saturday & Sunday, 2/2 & 2/3

Weekender Package: $325. (after Janaury 11, 2019)
The Weekender Festival Package includes the Friday Forum, International Reception, Outdoor Festival of the Arts featuring ZORA!™ STYLE, a new Fashion and Beauty Corridor, and the Closing Banquet with special guest, writer, poet, and activist Alice Walker.

Tickets Available At The Gate
8:00 - 5:00 PMHistoric Eatonville
“Fish & Grits” Breakfast
Introduction of Zora Neale Hurston Arts and Humanities Lecturer by
Lois Hurston Gaston, Ph.D., Co-Trustee, Zora Neale Hurston Trust
8:00 - 9:00 AMHistoric Eatonville
Lecturer Everett L. Fly, Landscape Architect, FASLA; Architect,
NCARB Certified; 2014 National Humanities Medalist
9:30 - 10:45 AMHistoric Eatonville
Deborah Plant, Ph.D., “On Barracoon” in Conversation with
Deborah Plant, Ph.D. Interviewed by Claire Hynes, Ph.D., Lecturer
in Literature and Creative Writing, University of East Anglia
11:00 - 12:15 PMHistoric Eatonville
Lunch On Your Own
Please visit the International Food Court at Zora’s Village
12:30 - 1:45 PMHistoric Eatonville
“On Zora Neale Hurston” – The Reunion Panel,” Ruthe Sheffey,
Ph.D., Trudier Harris, Ph.D., and Cheryl Wall
Moderator: N.Y. Nathiri, Executive Director, P.E.C.
2:00 - 3:30 PMHistoric Eatonville
“On Zora Neale Hurston – An International Perspective”
Irina Morozova, Ph.D., Prof. Marumi Nishigauchi
and Tiffany Ruby Patterson, Ph.D.
Moderator: Anna Lillios, Ph.D., Department of English
University of Central Florida
3:45 - 5:00 PMHistoric Eatonville
Depart for Welcoming Reception in honor of 30th Annual
ZORA! Festival, 13th Biennial CAAR Conference, the Annual
Meeting of the World Conference of Mayors, and the Historic
Black Towns and Settlements Alliance (HBTSA) Board Meeting
Orlando City Hall, 400 S. Orange Avenue in Orlando 3280
5:30 PMOrlando City Hall, 400 S. Orange Ave. in Orlando 32801
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Concurrent Program #2 : ZORA!™ - Outdoor Festival of the Arts in Historic Eatonville

Outdoor Festival features:

  • Library event (at The Life Center Church) Registration Preferred 1st Session, 10AM, 2nd Session, 12:30PM
  • Fine arts/Master crafts booths

  • The  Hurston Museum

  • Center Stage performances by students

  • International Marketplace

  • Healthy Lifestyles Pavilion

  • Black Orlando Tech [BOT]- organized activities in the Excellence Without Excuse (E-WE) Community Computer Arts Lab & in the "STEM Park" located immediately to the east of the E-WE Lab

  • "News You Can Use" booths

  • International Food Court

  • ZORA!™ Literacy Initiative [Book Give-away],

  • Creative Writing Workshop for Middle & High School Students, organized by the Kitchen Table Literary Arts Center


Costs: Free & Open to the Public
Tickets Available AT The Gate


Premium Ticket Packages Available:


Full-Access Package: $680 (until January 11, 2019)
Full-Access Package includes:
Zora's Mobile Cosmos Tour, Monday, 1/28
Global Conversations Round Tables Conference, Tuesday - Wednesday, 1/29 -1/30
HBCUs Summit, Thursday, 1/31
ZORA! Festival Public Forum Sessions, Friday, 2/1 (8:00 AM - 5:30 PM)
International Reception, Friday evening, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Outdoor Festival of the Arts, V.I.P. seating at Center Stage, Saturday & Sunday, 2/2 & 2/3

Weekender Package: $325. (aftwer January 11, 2019
The Weekender Festival Package includes the Friday Forum, International Reception, Outdoor Festival of the Arts featuring ZORA!™ STYLE, a new Fashion and Beauty Corridor, and the Closing Banquet with special guest, writer, poet, and activist Alice Walker.

Tickets Available At The Gate #
9:00 - 7:00 PMIn the Community Park, next to the Library & Along E. Kennedy Blvd.
Creative Writing Workshop for Middle & High School Students,
organized by the Kitchen Table Literary Arts Centers
9:00 – 10:00 AMCouncil Chambers in Eatonville Town Hall – 307 East Kennedy Boulevard
Kekla Magoon on Shadow of Sherwood: A Robyn Hoodlum Adventure
Fine Arts/Master Crafts Booths
The Hurston Museum
Center Stage Performances byStudents
International Marketplace
Make-And-Take-Tent
Healthy Lifestyles Pavilion
Black Orlando Tech (BOT)
Organized activities in the Excellence Without Excuse (E-WE)
Community Computer Arts Lab & in the “STEM Park”
10:00 AMImmediately to the east of the E-WE Lab
“News You Can Use” Booths
International Food Court
Creative Writing Workshop for Middle & High School Students,
organized by the Kitchen Table Literary Arts Centers
10:30 – 11:30 AMCouncil Chambers in Eatonville Town Hall – 307 East Kennedy Boulevard
Kekla Magoon on Shadow of Sherwood: A Robyn Hoodlum Adventure
Fine Arts/Master Crafts Booths
The Hurston Museum
Center Stage Performances byStudents
International Marketplace
Make-And-Take-Tent
Healthy Lifestyles Pavilion
Black Orlando Tech (BOT)
Organized activities in the Excellence Without Excuse (E-WE)
Community Computer Arts Lab & in the “STEM Park”
12:30 PMImmediately to the east of the E-WE Lab
“News You Can Use” Booths
International Food Court
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Concurrent Program #3: 6th Annual ZORA!™ STEM Conference for Middle School Students

Summary:

  • Target audience: Students attending Title I middle schools as it is this student population which is historically under-represented in the STEM Fields

  • Major collaborative partners: Orange County Public Schools, Valencia College, University of Central Florida - College of Medicine, National Center for Simulation, Orlando Science Center



Costs:

  • Reserved for Orange County Public School Students. Please inquire directly to ZORA!™ Festival Headquarters, 407-647-3307.

  • Pre-registration required and must be completed no later than Friday, November 30.


Tickets Available At The Gate #


Premium Ticket Packages Available:


Full-Access Package: $680 (after January 11, 2019)
Full-Access Package includes:
Zora's Mobile Cosmos Tour, Monday, 1/28
Global Conversations Round Tables Conference, Tuesday - Wednesday, 1/29 -1/30
HBCUs Summit, Thursday, 1/31
ZORA! Festival Public Forum Sessions, Friday, 2/1 (8:00 AM - 5:30 PM)
International Reception, Friday evening, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Outdoor Festival of the Arts, V.I.P. seating at Center Stage, Saturday & Sunday, 2/2 & 2/3

Weekender Package: $325. (after January 11, 2019)
The Weekender Festival Package includes the Friday Forum, International Reception, Outdoor Festival of the Arts featuring ZORA!™ STYLE, a new Fashion and Beauty Corridor, and the Closing Banquet with special guest, writer, poet, and activist Alice Walker.

Tickets Available At The Gate
8:00 - 3:00 PMOrange Technical College, Mid Florida Campus
2900 W. Oak Ridge Road, Bldg. 1600
Orlando, FL 32801
Welcome8:00 – 8:15 AM
Morning Workshops8:20 – 11:20 AM
Lunch and Activities11:30 – 12:20 AM
Afternoon Workshops12:30 – 2:20 AM
Survey2:30 – 2:45 AM
Wrap-Up and Departure2:45 – 3:00 PM
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Outdoor Festival of the Arts in Historic Eatonville

Summary:

This is our 30th Annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities, A Milestone Event


Costs:

  • K- 12 students free; middle and high school students should have current, valid school i.d.

  • Adults -- Early Bird, General Admission SOLD OUT was $6 for each day [Parking not included in this price]

  • General Admission [January 12- February 1] $10 for each day [Parking not included in this price]

  • AT THE GATE $15 for each day [Parking not included in this price]


  • Tickets Available At The Gate



VIP Ticket Pricing


VIP Tickets: $65 each day -- No Early Bird available (8 seats to table)
At The Gate: $75 each day


VIP Tickets Include:

  • Food

  • Close, up-front table seating to the stage, in front of  the general admission area

  • Drinks (2):  Beer or Wine / Soda or water during concert


  • Tickets Available At The Gate


    Premium Ticket Packages Available:


    Full-Access Package: $680 (after January 11, 2019)
    Full-Access Package includes:
    Zora's Mobile Cosmos Tour, Monday, 1/28
    Global Conversations Round Tables Conference, Tuesday - Wednesday, 1/29 -1/30
    HBCUs Summit, Thursday, 1/31
    ZORA! Festival Public Forum Sessions, Friday, 2/1 (8:00 AM - 5:30 PM)
    International Reception, Friday evening, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
    Outdoor Festival of the Arts, V.I.P. seating at Center Stage, Saturday & Sunday, 2/2 & 2/3

    Weekender Package: $325. (after January 11, 2019)
    The Weekender Festival Package includes the Friday Forum, International Reception, Outdoor Festival of the Arts featuring ZORA!™ STYLE, a new Fashion and Beauty Corridor, and the Closing Banquet with special guest, writer, poet, and activist Alice Walker.


Tickets Available At The Gate
9:00 - 7:00PMHistoric Eatonville
Concert begins

Artist Lineup: (Coming soon . . .)
1:00 PMHistoric Eatonville
Closing Banquet -- CAAR & ZORA!™ Festival 2019 Featuring Alice Walker

Summary:

This is our 30th Annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities closing banquet featuring Alice Walker


Costs:

  • [ PLEASE NOTE: Because of limited space, there are NO SINGLE TICKETS available for the Alice Walker event. ONLY Full-Access ($680) and Weekender Package ($325) holders will have this ticket. ]

7:30 - 9:30 PMUniversity of Central Florida, Pegasus Ballroom
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Traditional Sunday Morning Worship Service (Ecumenical)8:30 - 9:45 AMComing soon . . .
Outdoor Festival of the Arts in Historic Eatonville

Summary:

This is our 30th Annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities, A Milestone Event


Costs:

  • K- 12 students free; middle and high school students should have current, valid school i.d.

  • Adults -- Early Bird, $10.00 General Admission SOLD OUT was $6 for each day [Parking not included in this price]

  • At the Gate: $15 for each day [Parking not included in this price]


V.I.P Ticket Pricing:

  • V.I.P. Tickets: $65 each --(after January 11, 2019 - February 1, 2019) 8 seats to table)

  • At The Gate $75 each


V.I.P Tickets Include:

  • Food

  • Close, up-front table seating to the stage, in front of  the general admission area

  • Drinks (2):  Beer or Wine / Soda or water during concert




10:00 - 6:00 PMHistoric Eatonville
Alice Walker Book Signing1:00 – 2:30 PMThe ZORA! Store
Gospel Explosion1:30 – 2:30 PMCenter Stage in the Park
In Conversation with Alice Walker3:00 – 4:00 PMEatonville Town Hall
Headliner with Miles Jaye3:30 PMCenter Stage
Saturday
January 26, 2019
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Companion Exhibitions - The Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts (The Hurston) and Arts & History Museums - Maitland


Cost: Free and Open to the Public


Tickets Available At The Gate


Premium Ticket Packages Available:


Full-Access Package: $680 (after January 11, 2019)
Full-Access Package includes:
Zora's Mobile Cosmos Tour, Monday, 1/28
Global Conversations Round Tables Conference, Tuesday - Wednesday, 1/29 -1/30
HBCUs Summit, Thursday, 1/31
ZORA! Festival Public Forum Sessions, Friday, 2/1 (8:00 AM - 5:30 PM)
International Reception, Friday evening, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Outdoor Festival of the Arts, V.I.P. seating at Center Stage, Saturday & Sunday, 2/2 & 2/3

Weekender Package: $325 (after January 11, 2019)
The Weekender Festival Package includes the Friday Forum, International Reception, Outdoor Festival of the Arts featuring ZORA!™ STYLE, a new Fashion and Beauty Corridor, and the Closing Banquet with special guest, writer, poet, and activist Alice Walker.

Tickets Available At The Gate
6:00 - 7:15 PMThe Hurston Museum, 227 East Kennedy Boulevard in Eatonville 32751
Companion Exhibitions - The Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts (The Hurston) and Arts & History Museums - Maitland


Cost: Free and Open to the Public


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7:30 - 8:45 PMArts & History Museums - Maitland, 231 West Packwood in Maitland 32751
Sunday
January 27, 2019
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Back Story: The Virtual Tour of the Historic Robert Hungerford Industrial and Normal School, "Conducted by Zora Neale Hurston as a middle school student"



Cost: Free and Open to the Public


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Tickets Available At The Gate


Full-Access Package: $680 (after January 11, 2019)
Full-Access Package includes:
Zora's Mobile Cosmos Tour, Monday, 1/28
Global Conversations Round Tables Conference, Tuesday - Wednesday, 1/29 -1/30
HBCUs Summit, Thursday, 1/31
ZORA! Festival Public Forum Sessions, Friday, 2/1 (8:00 AM - 5:30 PM)
International Reception, Friday evening, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Outdoor Festival of the Arts, V.I.P. seating at Center Stage, Saturday & Sunday, 2/2 & 2/3

Weekender Package: $325 (after January 11, 2019)
The Weekender Festival Package includes the Friday Forum, International Reception, Outdoor Festival of the Arts featuring ZORA!™ STYLE, a new Fashion and Beauty Corridor, and the Closing Banquet with special guest, writer, poet, and activist Alice Walker.

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4:00 - 5:30 PMOrange Technical College, Mid Florida Campus, 2900 West Oak Ridge Road, Orlando 32809
Monday
January 28, 2019
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Zora's Mobile Cosmos Tour

Summary:

  • Special Garden-to-Table Lunch at DaJen Eats Cafe & Creamery in Eatonville.

  • Tour includes stops at The Hurston Museum, the Gardens of the Yards & Gardens Club of Historic Eatonville, the Arts & History Museums - Maitland, and, in Winter Park, a windshield of the Hannibal Square Neighborhood



Cost: Ticket required: $90.00


Tickets Available At The Gate


Premium Ticket Packages Available:


Full-Access Package: $680 (after January 11, 2019)
Full-Access Package includes:
Zora's Mobile Cosmos Tour, Monday, 1/28
Global Conversations Round Tables Conference, Tuesday - Wednesday, 1/29 -1/30
HBCUs Summit, Thursday, 1/31
ZORA! Festival Public Forum Sessions, Friday, 2/1 (8:00 AM - 5:30 PM)
International Reception, Friday evening, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Outdoor Festival of the Arts, V.I.P. seating at Center Stage, Saturday & Sunday, 2/2 & 2/3

Weekender Package: $325 (after January 11, 2019)
The Weekender Festival Package includes the Friday Forum, International Reception, Outdoor Festival of the Arts featuring ZORA!™ STYLE, a new Fashion and Beauty Corridor, and the Closing Banquet with special guest, writer, poet, and activist Alice Walker.

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8:00 - 4:00 PMTour: Eatonville, Maitland, and West Winter Park
Registration & Check-in:8:00 AM The Hurston
227 East Kennedy Boulevard in Eatonville 32751
Depart for St. Lawrence African Methodist Episcopal Church
549 East Kennedy Boulevard
9:15 AM
Gardens Tour/Demonstration by Chef Jen/Private lunch10:30 AM – 12:30 PMDaJen Eats
323 East Kennedy Boulevard, Suite F
Screening of Waking Up White, a film by Jason Gregory
Graduate student, University of Central Florida
12:45 – 1:45 PM
Depart for windshield tour of Hannibal Square Neighborhood2:45 PM
Wrap-up @ The Hurston3:45 PM
Tuesday
JANUARY 29, 2019
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"Global Conversations" Round Tables (Day 1)

Summary:

This 2-day conference will explore the question of liberal arts, in a global context, or precisely, how education in a liberal arts ethos, can address present challenges facing democracy. Foci will also include information and technology transfer, economic empowerment and collaboration on a global stage.


Costs:

  • Rollins College Faculty & Students: No fees required.

  • Registration Required for Non-Rollins Faculty & Students:

    • 2-day registration [all-inclusive]: $175. (after January 11, 2019)

    • Student & Senior Citizen 2-day registration [excluding meals]: $100. (after Janaury 11, 2019)

    • 1-day registration [all-inclusive]: $125.(after January 11, 2019)

    • 1-day Student & Senior Citizen [excluding meals]: $60. (after January 11, 2019_




Tickets Available At The Gate


Premium Ticket Packages Available:


Full-Access Package: $680 (after January 11, 2019)
Full-Access Package includes:
Zora's Mobile Cosmos Tour, Monday, 1/28
Global Conversations Round Tables Conference, Tuesday - Wednesday, 1/29 -1/30
HBCUs Summit, Thursday, 1/31
ZORA! Festival Public Forum Sessions, Friday, 2/1 (8:00 AM - 5:30 PM)
International Reception, Friday evening, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Outdoor Festival of the Arts, V.I.P. seating at Center Stage, Saturday & Sunday, 2/2 & 2/3

Weekender Package: $325 (after January 11, 2019)
The Weekender Festival Package includes the Friday Forum, International Reception, Outdoor Festival of the Arts featuring ZORA!™ STYLE, a new Fashion and Beauty Corridor, and the Closing Banquet with special guest, writer, poet, and activist Alice Walker.

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See times belowRollins College
Breakfast refreshments8:00 - 8:45 AMRollins College
Round Table #1
Education for a Global Era: The Role of Humanities
Overarching Questions:
What is the role of humanities (literature, poetry, history, religious studies, philosophy, etc.)
in an education for global citizenship? What does the study of the humanities bring to global
understanding? To the viability of global civil society? To the vitality of democracy?
Participants
Grant Cornwell, PhD.
Zienzi Dillon, PhD.
José B. Fernández, PhD.
9:00 - 10:15 AMRollins College
Breakout Session to Invited Participants
Breakout Facilitators
Nancy Chick, Ph.D., Director, Endeavor Foundation Center for Faculty Development,
Rollins College
Patrick O. Odoyo, MPSA, Staff Director, Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Hub
Scott Hewit, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Teacher
Education at Rollins College
10:30 - 11:30 AMRollins College
Luncheon (Plated buffet)
Location: Patio behind the Cornell Fine Arts Museum (CFAM)
Conversation with Ambassador Peter Romero (Retired) conducted by Laura Bennett,
writer and producer of the Podcast, American Diplomat
11:45 - 1:15 PMRollins College
Round Table #2
Technology & Information Transfer
Overarching Concepts:
The Information and Technology Transfer Round Table will engage, first, with the ascent
of information and technology as predominant forces in modern-day society and, second,
with the following questions: Is there a real-world role for the liberal arts and humanities as
technology continues to progress? Are there any lessons to be learned from other periods
since the Industrial Revolution when society was faced epochal changes?
Participants:
Pamela McCauley, Ph.D.
Henry (Hank) Okraski
Joshua Walker
2:00 - 3:15 PMRollins College
Reception at Residence of Rollins College President7:00 - 8:30 PMRollins College
Wednesday
JANUARY 30, 2019
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"Global Conversations" Round Tables (Day 2)

Summary:

This 2-day conference will explore the question of liberal arts, in a global context, or precisely, how education in a liberal arts ethos, can address present challenges facing democracy. Foci will also include information and technology transfer, economic empowerment and collaboration on a global stage.


Costs:

  • Rollins College Faculty & Students: No fees required.

  • Registration Required for Non-Rollins Faculty & Students:

    • 2-day registration [all-inclusive]: $175. (after January 11, 2019)

    • Student & Senior Citizen 2-day registration [excluding meals]: $75.

    • 1-day registration [all-inclusive]: $125. (after January 11, 2019

    • 1-day Student & Senior Citizen [excluding meals]: $60. (after January 11, 2019)




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Premium Ticket Packages Available:


Full-Access Package: $680 (after January 11, 2019)
Full-Access Package includes:
Zora's Mobile Cosmos Tour, Monday, 1/28
Global Conversations Round Tables Conference, Tuesday - Wednesday, 1/29 -1/30
HBCUs Summit, Thursday, 1/31
ZORA! Festival Public Forum Sessions, Friday, 2/1 (8:00 AM - 5:30 PM)
International Reception, Friday evening, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Outdoor Festival of the Arts, V.I.P. seating at Center Stage, Saturday & Sunday, 2/2 & 2/3

Weekender Package: $325. (after January 11, 2019)
The Weekender Festival Package includes the Friday Forum, International Reception, Outdoor Festival of the Arts featuring ZORA!™ STYLE, a new Fashion and Beauty Corridor, and the Closing Banquet with special guest, writer, poet, and activist Alice Walker.

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See times belowRollins College
Breakfast refreshments8:00 - 8:45 AMRollins College
Round Table #3
Economic Empowerment on the World Stage
Participants:
Mayor Ed Jones - Grambling, LA
Tadayuki (Tad) Hara, Ph.D.
Nadia Ahmad, Esq.
Underlying concept:
In the spirit of Zora Neale Hurston — “Real-world” applications of culture and heritage
and her commitment to have knowledge NOT be confined to the “dusty shelves of libraries,”
this round table seeks to engage the conversationalists based on their experiences
with economic empowerment
Topics participants will explore:
Mayor Jones: Economic empowerment initiatives which are taking place in Grambling, LA
Dr. Hara: Research-based findings quantifying the economic impact of cultural heritage
tourism within specific community settings
Prof. Ahmad: Research-based findings which reveal commonalities in development issues,
whether the setting is the city of Apopka (Florida) or the country of Afghanistan.
9:00 - 10:15 AMRollins College
Breakout Session to Invited Participants
Breakout Session Facilitators:
Dan Chong, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Political Science, Rollins College
Caroline Cheong, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of History, UCF
Emmanuel Kodzi, Ph.D., Associate Professor of International Business, Rollins College
10:30 - 11:30 AMRollins College
Luncheon (Plated buffet)
Ambassador Harriet Elam-Thomas (Retired), Guest Speaker
Location: Patio behind the Cornell Fine Arts Museum (CFAM)
11:45 - 1:15 PMRollins College
Round Table #4
Collaboration On The World Stage
The World Conference of Mayors, Inc. (WCM), founded and organized in April 1984,
is a non-profit, non-political worldwide conference, comprised of mayors, former mayors,
and other elected and appointed local public officials.
Participants
Her Excellency Arikana Chihombari Quao, M.D., African Union
Ambassador to the United States
Jean Pierre Mbassi, Secretary-General,
United Cities and Local Governments,
Africa (UCLGA)
David Kuan-chou Chien,
Director-General, Taipei
Economics and Cultural Affairs Office in Miami
Oliver Carabali Banguero, Mayor
Canca, Columbia, South America
1:30 - 2:45 PMRollins College
Thursday
JANUARY 31, 2019
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"Summit" - Students as Change Agents: The Nexus between Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) & Historic Black Towns and Settlements (HBTS)

Summary:

Curated by Dr. Michelle Bachelor Robinson, Spelman College; ZORA!™ Festival National Planner; Vice President for Educational Matters, Historic Black Towns and Settlements Alliance


Costs:

  • Registration required: $125. [includes breakfast, public talks, lunch and an evening performance]

  • 1-day registration [all-inclusive]: $125. (after January 11, 2019

  • 1-day Student & Senior Citizen [excluding meals]: $60. (after January 11, 2019)


Tickets Available At The Gate


Premium Ticket Packages Available:


Full-Access Package: $680 (after January 11, 2019)
Full-Access Package includes:
Zora's Mobile Cosmos Tour, Monday, 1/28
Global Conversations Round Tables Conference, Tuesday - Wednesday, 1/29 -1/30
HBCUs Summit, Thursday, 1/31
ZORA! Festival Public Forum Sessions, Friday, 2/1 (8:00 AM - 5:30 PM)
International Reception, Friday evening, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Outdoor Festival of the Arts, V.I.P. seating at Center Stage, Saturday & Sunday, 2/2 & 2/3

Weekender Package: $325. (after January 11, 2019)
The Weekender Festival Package includes the Friday Forum, International Reception, Outdoor Festival of the Arts featuring ZORA!™ STYLE, a new Fashion and Beauty Corridor, and the Closing Banquet with special guest, writer, poet, and activist Alice Walker.

Tickets Available At The Gate
8:00 - 5:00 PMEatonville -- Several Venues
Northwest Tap Connection [Youth dance ensemble, Seattle, Washington]

Costs:


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7:30 - 9:00 PMDr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts - Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater
445 S. Magnolia Ave in Orlando 32801
Greetings and Purpose
Mayor Johnny Ford, President of HBTSA
Mayor Eddie Cole, Eatonville
Ms. Tanya Debose, Independence Heights, HBTSA VP
Michelle Bachelor Robinson, Ph.D., Spelman College and HBTSA VP
8:00 AM
Andrea Roberts, Ph.D., Texas A&M University
Lecture on the Historical Phenomenon of Historic Black
Towns and Settlements and the Institutions of Higher
Learning that Develop from the Communities
8:30 AM
Carmen Kynard, Ph.D., John Jay College, CUNY
The Legacy of Student Activism on HBCU Campuses
9:15 AM
Sharon Davies, Ph.D., Spelman College
Jerry Ward, Dillard University and Tougaloo College (Retired)
Aman Nadhiri, Johnson C. University
Panel: The Unique Experience of an HBCU Education
10:30 AM
Julien C. Chambliss, Ph.D., Michigan State University
Black Digital Humanities and Digital Recovery
11:45 AM
Lunch
Introduction of Featured Speaker by Linda Haithcox Taylor
Executive Director, National Policy Alliance (NPA)
Featured Speaker: Dr. Lezlli Baskerville, Esq.
President and CEO
National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education
(NAFEO)
Introduction of Featured Speaker
Ms. Antionett Malevauex
Casey Family Foundation
Speaker: Dr. William Bell, Major Conference Sponsor
and President & CEO, Casey Family Foundation
Introduction of Featured Speaker
The Honorable Darlene Young, Board Chair
Blacks In Government (BIG)
Featured Speaker: Dr. Doris P. Sartor, President
Blacks in Government (BIG)
12:30 – 2:30 PM
Faculty, Students, and Community Leaders work in small groups
to learn the history of the partner community and plan logistics
for community engagement projects.
3:00 – 5:00 PM
Pizza and Salad Dinner5:00 – 6:00 PM
Northwest Tap Connection
Youth dance ensemble from Seattle, Washington
Location: Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts –
Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater
445 South Magnolia Avenue – Orlando 32801
7:30 – 8:45 PM
Friday (1 of 3)
FEBRUARY 1, 2019
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Concurrent Program #1: ZORA!™ Festival Hosts Collegium for African American Research (CAAR) Conferees in Historic Eatonville

Summary:

"Education Day," 3 concurrent programs - 2 in Historic Eatonville; 1 in Orlando


Costs:

  • Registration required: $125 [includes breakfast, public talks and international reception]

  • 1-day Student & Senior Citizen $60 [includes public talks and internation reception]


Tickets Available At The Gate

(Session details below)

Premium Ticket Packages Available:


Full-Access Package: $680 (after January 11, 2019)
Full-Access Package includes:
Zora's Mobile Cosmos Tour, Monday, 1/28
Global Conversations Round Tables Conference, Tuesday - Wednesday, 1/29 -1/30
HBCUs Summit, Thursday, 1/31
ZORA! Festival Public Forum Sessions, Friday, 2/1 (8:00 AM - 5:30 PM)
International Reception, Friday evening, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Outdoor Festival of the Arts, V.I.P. seating at Center Stage, Saturday & Sunday, 2/2 & 2/3

Weekender Package: $325. (after Janaury 11, 2019)
The Weekender Festival Package includes the Friday Forum, International Reception, Outdoor Festival of the Arts featuring ZORA!™ STYLE, a new Fashion and Beauty Corridor, and the Closing Banquet with special guest, writer, poet, and activist Alice Walker.

Tickets Available At The Gate
8:00 - 5:00 PMHistoric Eatonville
“Fish & Grits” Breakfast
Introduction of Zora Neale Hurston Arts and Humanities Lecturer by
Lois Hurston Gaston, Ph.D., Co-Trustee, Zora Neale Hurston Trust
8:00 - 9:00 AMHistoric Eatonville
Lecturer Everett L. Fly, Landscape Architect, FASLA; Architect,
NCARB Certified; 2014 National Humanities Medalist
9:30 - 10:45 AMHistoric Eatonville
Deborah Plant, Ph.D., “On Barracoon” in Conversation with
Deborah Plant, Ph.D. Interviewed by Claire Hynes, Ph.D., Lecturer
in Literature and Creative Writing, University of East Anglia
11:00 - 12:15 PMHistoric Eatonville
Lunch On Your Own
Please visit the International Food Court at Zora’s Village
12:30 - 1:45 PMHistoric Eatonville
“On Zora Neale Hurston” – The Reunion Panel,” Ruthe Sheffey,
Ph.D., Trudier Harris, Ph.D., and Cheryl Wall
Moderator: N.Y. Nathiri, Executive Director, P.E.C.
2:00 - 3:30 PMHistoric Eatonville
“On Zora Neale Hurston – An International Perspective”
Irina Morozova, Ph.D., Prof. Marumi Nishigauchi
and Tiffany Ruby Patterson, Ph.D.
Moderator: Anna Lillios, Ph.D., Department of English
University of Central Florida
3:45 - 5:00 PMHistoric Eatonville
Depart for Welcoming Reception in honor of 30th Annual
ZORA! Festival, 13th Biennial CAAR Conference, the Annual
Meeting of the World Conference of Mayors, and the Historic
Black Towns and Settlements Alliance (HBTSA) Board Meeting
Orlando City Hall, 400 S. Orange Avenue in Orlando 3280
5:30 PMOrlando City Hall, 400 S. Orange Ave. in Orlando 32801
Friday (2 of 3)
FEBRUARY 1, 2019
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Concurrent Program #2 : ZORA!™ - Outdoor Festival of the Arts in Historic Eatonville

Outdoor Festival features:

  • Library event (at The Life Center Church) Registration Preferred 1st Session, 10AM, 2nd Session, 12:30PM
  • Fine arts/Master crafts booths

  • The  Hurston Museum

  • Center Stage performances by students

  • International Marketplace

  • Healthy Lifestyles Pavilion

  • Black Orlando Tech [BOT]- organized activities in the Excellence Without Excuse (E-WE) Community Computer Arts Lab & in the "STEM Park" located immediately to the east of the E-WE Lab

  • "News You Can Use" booths

  • International Food Court

  • ZORA!™ Literacy Initiative [Book Give-away],

  • Creative Writing Workshop for Middle & High School Students, organized by the Kitchen Table Literary Arts Center


Costs: Free & Open to the Public
Tickets Available AT The Gate


Premium Ticket Packages Available:


Full-Access Package: $680 (until January 11, 2019)
Full-Access Package includes:
Zora's Mobile Cosmos Tour, Monday, 1/28
Global Conversations Round Tables Conference, Tuesday - Wednesday, 1/29 -1/30
HBCUs Summit, Thursday, 1/31
ZORA! Festival Public Forum Sessions, Friday, 2/1 (8:00 AM - 5:30 PM)
International Reception, Friday evening, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Outdoor Festival of the Arts, V.I.P. seating at Center Stage, Saturday & Sunday, 2/2 & 2/3

Weekender Package: $325. (aftwer January 11, 2019
The Weekender Festival Package includes the Friday Forum, International Reception, Outdoor Festival of the Arts featuring ZORA!™ STYLE, a new Fashion and Beauty Corridor, and the Closing Banquet with special guest, writer, poet, and activist Alice Walker.

Tickets Available At The Gate #
9:00 - 7:00 PMIn the Community Park, next to the Library & Along E. Kennedy Blvd.
Creative Writing Workshop for Middle & High School Students,
organized by the Kitchen Table Literary Arts Centers
9:00 – 10:00 AMCouncil Chambers in Eatonville Town Hall – 307 East Kennedy Boulevard
Kekla Magoon on Shadow of Sherwood: A Robyn Hoodlum Adventure
Fine Arts/Master Crafts Booths
The Hurston Museum
Center Stage Performances byStudents
International Marketplace
Make-And-Take-Tent
Healthy Lifestyles Pavilion
Black Orlando Tech (BOT)
Organized activities in the Excellence Without Excuse (E-WE)
Community Computer Arts Lab & in the “STEM Park”
10:00 AMImmediately to the east of the E-WE Lab
“News You Can Use” Booths
International Food Court
Creative Writing Workshop for Middle & High School Students,
organized by the Kitchen Table Literary Arts Centers
10:30 – 11:30 AMCouncil Chambers in Eatonville Town Hall – 307 East Kennedy Boulevard
Kekla Magoon on Shadow of Sherwood: A Robyn Hoodlum Adventure
Fine Arts/Master Crafts Booths
The Hurston Museum
Center Stage Performances byStudents
International Marketplace
Make-And-Take-Tent
Healthy Lifestyles Pavilion
Black Orlando Tech (BOT)
Organized activities in the Excellence Without Excuse (E-WE)
Community Computer Arts Lab & in the “STEM Park”
12:30 PMImmediately to the east of the E-WE Lab
“News You Can Use” Booths
International Food Court
Friday (3 of 3)
FEBRUARY 1, 2019
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Concurrent Program #3: 6th Annual ZORA!™ STEM Conference for Middle School Students

Summary:

  • Target audience: Students attending Title I middle schools as it is this student population which is historically under-represented in the STEM Fields

  • Major collaborative partners: Orange County Public Schools, Valencia College, University of Central Florida - College of Medicine, National Center for Simulation, Orlando Science Center



Costs:

  • Reserved for Orange County Public School Students. Please inquire directly to ZORA!™ Festival Headquarters, 407-647-3307.

  • Pre-registration required and must be completed no later than Friday, November 30.


Tickets Available At The Gate #


Premium Ticket Packages Available:


Full-Access Package: $680 (after January 11, 2019)
Full-Access Package includes:
Zora's Mobile Cosmos Tour, Monday, 1/28
Global Conversations Round Tables Conference, Tuesday - Wednesday, 1/29 -1/30
HBCUs Summit, Thursday, 1/31
ZORA! Festival Public Forum Sessions, Friday, 2/1 (8:00 AM - 5:30 PM)
International Reception, Friday evening, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Outdoor Festival of the Arts, V.I.P. seating at Center Stage, Saturday & Sunday, 2/2 & 2/3

Weekender Package: $325. (after January 11, 2019)
The Weekender Festival Package includes the Friday Forum, International Reception, Outdoor Festival of the Arts featuring ZORA!™ STYLE, a new Fashion and Beauty Corridor, and the Closing Banquet with special guest, writer, poet, and activist Alice Walker.

Tickets Available At The Gate
8:00 - 3:00 PMOrange Technical College, Mid Florida Campus
2900 W. Oak Ridge Road, Bldg. 1600
Orlando, FL 32801
Welcome8:00 – 8:15 AM
Morning Workshops8:20 – 11:20 AM
Lunch and Activities11:30 – 12:20 AM
Afternoon Workshops12:30 – 2:20 AM
Survey2:30 – 2:45 AM
Wrap-Up and Departure2:45 – 3:00 PM
Saturday
FEBRUARY 2, 2019
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Outdoor Festival of the Arts in Historic Eatonville

Summary:

This is our 30th Annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities, A Milestone Event


Costs:

  • K- 12 students free; middle and high school students should have current, valid school i.d.

  • Adults -- Early Bird, General Admission SOLD OUT was $6 for each day [Parking not included in this price]

  • General Admission [January 12- February 1] $10 for each day [Parking not included in this price]

  • AT THE GATE $15 for each day [Parking not included in this price]


  • Tickets Available At The Gate



VIP Ticket Pricing


VIP Tickets: $65 each day -- No Early Bird available (8 seats to table)
At The Gate: $75 each day


VIP Tickets Include:

  • Food

  • Close, up-front table seating to the stage, in front of  the general admission area

  • Drinks (2):  Beer or Wine / Soda or water during concert


  • Tickets Available At The Gate


    Premium Ticket Packages Available:


    Full-Access Package: $680 (after January 11, 2019)
    Full-Access Package includes:
    Zora's Mobile Cosmos Tour, Monday, 1/28
    Global Conversations Round Tables Conference, Tuesday - Wednesday, 1/29 -1/30
    HBCUs Summit, Thursday, 1/31
    ZORA! Festival Public Forum Sessions, Friday, 2/1 (8:00 AM - 5:30 PM)
    International Reception, Friday evening, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
    Outdoor Festival of the Arts, V.I.P. seating at Center Stage, Saturday & Sunday, 2/2 & 2/3

    Weekender Package: $325. (after January 11, 2019)
    The Weekender Festival Package includes the Friday Forum, International Reception, Outdoor Festival of the Arts featuring ZORA!™ STYLE, a new Fashion and Beauty Corridor, and the Closing Banquet with special guest, writer, poet, and activist Alice Walker.


Tickets Available At The Gate
9:00 - 7:00PMHistoric Eatonville
Concert begins

Artist Lineup: (Coming soon . . .)
1:00 PMHistoric Eatonville
Closing Banquet -- CAAR & ZORA!™ Festival 2019 Featuring Alice Walker

Summary:

This is our 30th Annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities closing banquet featuring Alice Walker


Costs:

  • [ PLEASE NOTE: Because of limited space, there are NO SINGLE TICKETS available for the Alice Walker event. ONLY Full-Access ($680) and Weekender Package ($325) holders will have this ticket. ]

7:30 - 9:30 PMUniversity of Central Florida, Pegasus Ballroom
Sunday
FEBRUARY 3, 2019
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Traditional Sunday Morning Worship Service (Ecumenical)8:30 - 9:45 AMComing soon . . .
Outdoor Festival of the Arts in Historic Eatonville

Summary:

This is our 30th Annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities, A Milestone Event


Costs:

  • K- 12 students free; middle and high school students should have current, valid school i.d.

  • Adults -- Early Bird, $10.00 General Admission SOLD OUT was $6 for each day [Parking not included in this price]

  • At the Gate: $15 for each day [Parking not included in this price]


V.I.P Ticket Pricing:

  • V.I.P. Tickets: $65 each --(after January 11, 2019 - February 1, 2019) 8 seats to table)

  • At The Gate $75 each


V.I.P Tickets Include:

  • Food

  • Close, up-front table seating to the stage, in front of  the general admission area

  • Drinks (2):  Beer or Wine / Soda or water during concert




10:00 - 6:00 PMHistoric Eatonville
Alice Walker Book Signing1:00 – 2:30 PMThe ZORA! Store
Gospel Explosion1:30 – 2:30 PMCenter Stage in the Park
In Conversation with Alice Walker3:00 – 4:00 PMEatonville Town Hall
Headliner with Miles Jaye3:30 PMCenter Stage