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.

Spring 2016

CRP Speaker Series: Stevie Beale
February 23, 6:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m

Florida Gym 230

When she was 17, a tragic car accident permanently altered Stevie Beale’s life. By telling her story, she helps hose who are disabled understand that disabilities can be conquered and educates those who are not disabled what it's like to live life in a chair. Check-in will take place from 6:00 p.m. -6:45 p.m.

A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story
Tuesday March 8, 6:30- 8:00 p.m.

Reitz Union Auditorium

Born with a rare syndrome that prevents her from gaining weight, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Velasquez has been bullied from a young age and labeled as "The World's Ugliest Woman." The film chronicles unheard stories and details of Lizzie's physical and emotional journey. This event is a collaboration with Student Government Cabinet. Check in will take place from 5:45- 6:45 p.m.

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 6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.

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

Enjoy live entertainment, free food, blockbuster movie, and more as you travel around the world in 240 minutes at the J. Wayne Reitz Union. This night planned by UF19 members of the Reitz Union Board Entertainment will include many of the themes from Michael Connolly’s Double Take. Check-In will take place from 8:00- 9:00 p.m.

Affiliated Events

ADA Today: Changing Perceptions, Art Installation
Thursday, November 12 at 7:00 p.m.
Harn Museum of Art

The UF Disability Resource Center and the Harn Museum of Art are teaming up to celebrate and reflect on the 25th Anniversary of the American with Disabilities Act through ADA Today: Changing Perceptions, an art installation featuring works by students and community members. Works of art can address advocacy, barriers, exclusion, inclusion, the success of ADA, misperceptions and other components of the legislation and the experiences of people impacted by all disabilities, including Learning, Medical, Physical, Sensory, or Psychological disabilities. Please note- FYF will not be providing attendance for this event.


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.