Dinner at the Square: Us vs. Them? The Tale of Two Floridas

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Funky Buddha Brewery

1201 NE 38th St

Oakland Park, FL 33334

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In response to the latest developments in Florida and in particular Broward County, Broward College has taken the difficult but necessary decision to postpone the April 15th Dinner at the Square event: Us vs. Them? The Tale of Two Floridas.

We are monitoring the situation closely and will follow up once the event has been rescheduled.



Us vs. Them? The Tale of Two Floridas

We thought right about now you could use a break from the usual Us vs. Them partisan divide, so here we go. From a panhandle nestled up against Alabama to Key West's Mallory Square, the Great State of Florida covers some vastly different culture, lifestyle, geography and voting habits (Republicans, Democrats, NPAs and even Dixiecrats!) It's no surprise that people wonder if they're even in the same state. While our diversity makes us who we are (and brings us Florida Man) it has significant political consequences too, with the population center heavily located in South Florida, while fewer people but outsized political power resides up North in Tallahassee. While Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade are considered "donor counties" — giving more revenue to the state than they receive back — some would argue they have undersized political influence. Not to mention the thorny subject of Home Rule vs. Pre-emption, where we navigate whether its best for distant elected officials to make broad decisions affecting our state or if local communities should decide from the bottom up. In a state surrounded by lots of water, we hope you'll join us as we wade right in.



Tentative:

Panelists:

Representative Chip LaMarca, Florida House of Representatives, District 93

Representative Anthony Sabatini, Florida House of Representatives, District 32

Charley Caulkins, Chair, Florida Chamber of Commerce


Moderator:

Bob Swindell, President, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance




Price:

Pre-Registered Guests: $35. Ticket prices will increase to $45 after 4/1/20
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.




Presenting Sponsor:

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Event Sponsor:

Greenberg Traurig, LLP





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 gladly 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 start a membership when you register this event. Please note that membership does not include the price of the dinners.

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