Social Activist to speak at Bainbridge State

Published 6:14 pm Friday, February 17, 2017

By Susanne Reynolds

Bainbridge State College is pleased to welcome social activist, Agnus Furey, to the Charles H. Kirbo Regional Center on Thursday, March 16, at 7 p.m., as part of its 4th Annual Carter Arts and Lecture Series.

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Agnes Furey lives in Tallahassee and is a social activist for a number of causes. She has worked as a lead nurse in addiction treatment and was a founding board member of the Sarasota AIDS Support Services.

She is certified as a national trainer in HIV related issues and has completed Victim Advocate training with the office of the Attorney General of Florida as well as Concentric Circles in Austin, Texas. She completed Masters level classes in Alcoholism and Addiction at USF and Social Work & Criminal Justice and Poetry Therapy at FSU. She also participated in the Balanced and Restorative Justice project at Florida Atlantic. She served on the board of Big Bend Cares, Tallahassee Writers Association, and currently serves on the board of Big Bend after Re-entry Coalition. 

Furey speaks frequently in the big bend area including FSU (in Tallahassee and Panama City), FAMU, and numerous local and national radio programs. Her book Wild flowers in the Median won first place in the Writers’ Digest self-published book awards. The adaptation of the book as a film was presented at the National Black Theatre Festival in 2015. Her story has been featured in the international documentary Human and was part of a program on a French network in December.

Tickets are not required for entry—and doors will open at 6 p.m. For more information, please visit