Virtual event

Author Justin Gest will speak at the virtual Village Square event

Florida Humanities and The Village Square will host a virtual author event at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, centered on the changing face of America. It will be led by one of the best-known voices on immigration and the politics of demographic change: Justin Gest.

He will discuss his fascinating new book “Majority Minority” (Oxford University Press, March 2022) with BridgeUSA Managing Director Manu Meel. Visit

In the new book, the Associate Professor of Politics and Government at George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government uses rich narratives and startling survey findings to examine six of the world’s few societies that have ever experienced the transition from a majority minority – where the original ethnic or religious majority loses its numerical advantage to one or more minority groups of foreign origin.

Over the past few months, you may have seen Gest providing immigration commentary on cable news shows; his recent interview with C-SPAN, or read one of his insightful articles.

This program is offered in partnership with The Village Square as part of Florida Humanities’ multi-year civic engagement initiative, Democracy Reignited.

Florida Humanities, the statewide nonprofit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, seeks to preserve, promote, and share the history, literature, culture, and personal stories that provide Floridians with a better understanding of themselves, their community and their condition.

The Village Square, founded in Tallahassee 15 years ago, is dedicated to building civic trust between people who don’t look alike or think alike. Visit

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