Double Take  Events

The University of Florida Common Reading Program is excited to bring you several featured events for this year's CRP selection, Double Take.

Fall 2015

A World of Opportunity
Monday, September 14 from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
J. Wayne Reitz Union Grand Ballroom

Pack your bags as this event will surely take you on a trip around the world. Experience the world through stories and performances from your fellow Gators. Meet our continental ambassadors who have traveled or lived abroad gaining experiences and insight that they are ready to share with you. Check-in will take place from 6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

Tom Harkin: Impacts of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Tuesday, October 20 at 6:30 p.m.
J. Wayne Reitz Union Grand Ballroom

Tom Harkin was one of the main authors of the landmark 1990 Americans With Disabilities Act. Inspired by his older brother, Frank, who was deaf, his struggles were behind many of the Harkins efforts to help the disabled. Join us to learn how this legislation altered the American landscape and 25 years later has changed the way we perceive Disabilities. Check-in will take place from 7:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

Gator Nights
Friday, November 13 at 8:00 p.m.
J. Wayne Reitz Union



Summer B 2015

Museum Nights
Thursday, July 9 at 6:00 p.m.
Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art

Journey around the world at YOUR art museum. Take a second look and join conversations about art, history and travel. Facilitated through a worksheet, enjoy performances and participate in activities inspired by Double Take and current exhibitions.

For more information about Museum Nights, visit Please note that Museum Nights runs from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., however we will only be swiping for FYF credit until 7:30 p.m. Museum Nights is an ongoing program made possible by the generous support of the University of Florida Office of the Provost and Student Government.

One Word, Many Perspectives
Tuesday, July 21 at 6:30 p.m.

Norman Hall 137

This "Ted Talk" inspired presentation highlights UF Community members as they describes their work with Disabilities and share their story through One Word. Participants will be challenged to select a word to guide their own story describing their own experience with Disabilities. FYF check-in will end at 6:45 p.m.

For Once in My Life
Wednesday, July 29 at 6:00 p.m.

McCarthy Hall C 100

A documentary about a band of singers and musicians, with a wide range of mental and physical disabilities, and their journey to show the world the greatness within each of them. The film explores the struggles and triumphs, and the healing power of music, as the band members' unique talents are nurtured to challenge the world's perceptions. Afterwards students will learn more about the Culture of Care at UF. FYF check-in will end at 6:45 p.m.