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Dinner at the Square: A National Identity Crisis Or A Humanitarian Crisis?...

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Funky Buddha Brewery

1201 NE 38th St

Oakland Park, FL 33334

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A National Identity Crisis Or A Humanitarian Crisis? The Border Debate


Are we losing our cultural identity? Is immigration the cause? What does being an American mean to us and will it change as we become more diverse?


What are the benefits of a multicultural, diverse and inclusive country? Is fear blinding us to the possibilities and opportunities?


By 2020, Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, American Indians and multiracial individuals will constitute 40% of the U.S. population.


Should we shift the focus and national conversation to how to build bridges and how to learn to live in a country that is less white?


What is the economic impact of a larger immigrant workforce? Does it lead to greater consumption and more jobs or would Closed Borders increase jobs for native-born Americans and save resources. What impact do immigrants – who are twice as likely as US born citizens to start a business – contribute to GDP and job-growth?


Can we afford the expense of dollars flowing out of America from wages earned by immigrants who send money to their home country to support a family? And in how is this outflow (which exceeds our international aid to these countries) contribute to keeping them at home vs coming to the US?


And how do Open Borders stimulate thought and new ideas? Are we truly accepting immigrants as full members of American Society?


Between 2010-2030 - we will lose 15M whites from the labor force and gain 26M racial minorities – and even this growth will not be sufficient. The U.S. will need workers throughout the employment spectrum from unskilled to highly skilled. If not through immigration, how will we continue to retain our innovative edge, grow and prosper?


The Border Debate at Broward College’s Village Square Dinner will look at the intellectual, economic and cultural implications of shutting the door on immigration vs. strategically welcoming new Americans through our borders to pursue their American dream.




Panelists:


Moderator:

Glenna Milberg, Reporter, WPLG Local10 News




Price:
Pre-Registered Guests: $35. Ticket prices will increase to $45 after 5/15/19
Registered Guests: $45




Event Details:

Members of the Village Square ($68 membership) and 1 guest are invited to attend a cocktail reception prior to the panel discussion from 6:00 - 6:45 p.m. You may sign up to become a member on the registration page.

Panel discussion will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. Please arrive by 6:45 p.m.



Series Sponsor:

Community Foundation of Broward





Series Partners:

10 Days of Connection

Broward County Young Republicans

Broward League of Cities

Broward Young Democrats

Children's Services Council of Broward County

Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance




About the Village Square: The Village Square is a non-partisan public educational forum on matters of local, state and national importance. We are dedicated to maintaining factual accuracy in civic and political debate by growing civil dialog on divisive issues, and recalling the history and principles at the foundation of our democracy.

Dinner at the Square is the signature Village Square event. These dinners are intended to be educational in a format that is entertaining. The debate will be spirited but fact-based and civil.  Dinner will be included in your ticket price. The event will start promptly at 6:45 p.m.

Refund Policy: If you purchase a ticket to a Dinner at the Square event and can no longer attend the event, we will glady refund your purchase until 7 business days prior to the event. Unfortunately, we are unable to issue refunds after we have sent the venue a final count of guests.

Become a Member of the Village Square! As a member, you not only support the mission of the Village Square and help promote the Village Square events, but you will receive an invitation for you and a guest to ALL pre-dinner speaker receptions hosted by The Village Square Advisory Board. Pre-dinner receptions will be from 6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. followed by the Dinner at the Square from 6:45 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. You may sign for membership when you register. Please note that membership does not include the price of the dinners.

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