MOAD MDC Presents Race and Urban Space: Overcoming Inequality in Miami 6/15/18

MOAD MDC Presents Race and Urban Space: Overcoming Inequality in Miami
Friday, 06/15/2018 – 09:00 pm –
MDC Museum of Art and Design
600 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, Florida 33132
Cost: Free

What can architecture and urban planning do to mitigate racial inequality? Do we still believe that residential racial integration is the solution? Miami’s lines of racial segregation have barely moved since the Civil Rights movement. On the one hand, incoming immigrants settled in neighborhoods according to preexisting demographics, while residential programs crafted in the aftermath of the 1968 Fair Housing Act to promote integration were increasingly defunded. On the other, new infrastructure projects, along with real estate interests, reconfigured the city’s geography in some areas. As a result, black neighborhoods experienced a decline. How can new “placemaking” initiatives, largely spearheaded by communities and the nonprofit sector, contribute to overcoming inequality?
Panelists: Shekeria Brown (South Florida Development Coalition), Neil Hall (Overtown’s Urban Collective/Arts Africa), Dr. Willie Logan (Opa Locka Community Development Corp.), Dr. Moses Shumow (Florida International University)
Moderator: Professor Robin Bachin (University of Miami)

Creative Placemaking: What’s in It for Miami? 5/30/18

Creative Placemaking: What’s in It for Miami?
Wednesday, 05/30/2018 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
MDC Museum of Art and Design
600 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, Florida 33132
Cost: Free

Recently, “placemaking” has become a buzzword among policy makers, foundations, and community activists. As public institutions reduce their involvement in the arts, culture, and education, private stakeholders have stepped in to address communities’ needs for inclusive public spaces. These spaces, ranging from small children playgrounds to entire arts districts, are ideally conceived in dialogue among communities, public policy agents, interested businesses and non-profits, and others. This panel will discuss how to activate “creative placemaking” initiatives, and how to balance communities’ mobilization (or lack thereof), the top-down approaches of policy-makers, and the profit drives of urban developers.
Panelists: Dr. Ann Markusen (University of Minnesota), Victoria Rogers (Knight Foundation), Roberto Rovira (Florida International University).
Moderator: Dr. Ariana Hernandez-Reguant (Tulane University)

Creative Placemaking: How the Arts Are Enlivening Communities, Celebrating Diversity, and Pursuing Placekeeping 5/29/18

Creative Placemaking: How the Arts Are Enlivening Communities, Celebrating Diversity, and Pursuing Placekeeping
Tuesday, 05/29/2018 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
MDC Museum of Art and Design
600 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, Florida 33132
Cost: Free

Professor Markusen’s talk traces the origins of “Creative Placemaking” and reviews its current features and challenges, including building partnerships, securing funding, incorporating diversity, and avoiding displacement. Using cases from around the US, she explores how artists and art forms (music, theater, dance, visual art, writing) are central to its success.
Respondent: Dr. George Yúdice (University of Miami)

NSU Lecture Series: Diderot And The Spirit Of The Enlightenment 4/24/18

NSU Lecture Series: Diderot And The Spirit Of The Enlightenment
Tuesday, 04/24/2018 – 06:00 pm – 07:00 pm
NSU Art Museum
One East Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

Join us for a philosophical discussion on France’s leading philosophe Denis Diderot, who embodied the spirit of the 18th century’s “Age of Reason and Enlightenment”, led by Dr. David L. McNaron, Ph.D.

David L. McNaron has taught philosophy at Nova Southeastern University for 32 years. He received his BA in Philosophy from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Miami. He also completed an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. McNaron has published both philosophy and poetry books.

Free for museum members, NSU students, faculty and staff; $10 non-members

A Moveable Nation: Cuban Art & Cultural Identity in the Pérez Art Collection at FIU 6/23/17, 6/24/17

A Moveable Nation: Cuban Art & Cultural Identity in the Pérez Art Collection at FIU
Friday, 06/23/2017 – 06/24/2017 09:00 am – 05:45 pm
Florida International University, Frost Art Museum
11200 SW 8th St,
Miami, Florida 33199
Cost: Free

2 day event first day is on June 23, to discuss the significance of Cuban Art and Cuban-American Art for the construction of national identities. The next day is a conference/workshop for K-12 teachers of Miami Dade to discuss classroom applications.

Connect Miami 5/22/17 – 5/31/17

Connect Miami
Monday, 05/22/2017 – 05/31/2017 12:00 am – 12:00 pm
Miami-Dade County
Miami- Dade County,
Miami, Florida 33128
Cost: Free

Connect Miami is a community-led initiative to promote increased kindness, empathy, connection and inclusion in Miami-Dade. For 10 days, everyone across Miami-Dade is encouraged take the challenge to connect with others who are not like them, host or attend connection experiences, and join the conversation on social media using #ConnectMiami305.

From panels on criminal justice and meals with Syrian refugees to walking tours of historic neighborhoods and visits to Homestead’s farmlands, there are countless ways to get connected, meet new people, and share stories around town. A full calendar of event listings and participation resources are available on the Connect Miami website.

You can also join us virtually by following and engaging in conversation on social media using #ConnectMiami305. Follow Connect Miami on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram: @ConnectMiami305.

Founded by: The Children’s Trust, MCCJ, The Miami Foundation, Miami Herald and United Way of Miami-Dade. Produced by: Radical Partners

BACCF 2016 – Excellence Award 35th Anniversary Special 6/2/16

BACCF 2016 – Excellence Award 35th Anniversary Special
Thursday, 06/02/2016 – 07:30 pm – 11:30 pm
0509_BACCF_Flyer_Excellence-Award_gallery-SMALLThe Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami
3300 SW Twenty-Seventh Ave,
Miami, Florida 33133
Cost: Individual Guest Fees – Members: $225.00; Future Members: $270.00

BACCF Excellence Award – 35th Anniversary Special
Mr. Gary Spulak
Embraer Holding, Inc.

The BACCF Excellence Award was created in 1997 to recognize and reward visionary, innovative and accomplished leaders in many different fields, such as business, science, sports and arts. Every year the BACCF is proud to celebrate the accomplishments of top leaders and their invaluable contributions to the development of corporate relations between Brazil and the United States.

Interested in sponsoring this event? Contact our offices at or 305.579.9030.

HistoryMiami Hosts Beatles Panel Discussion 12/14/14

HistoryMiami Hosts Beatles Panel Discussion
Friday, 12/14/2014 – 01:00 pm –
101 West Flagler Street,
Miami, Florida 33130
Cost: $8 Adults, $7 Seniors and Students, $5 for children ages 6 – 12, and free for HistoryMiami members and students under 6


MIAMI – NOV. 14, 2014 – Smithsonian affiliate HistoryMiami will host a panel discussion, “Think You Know Everything About The Beatles?” moderated by Magic 102.7 FM’s radio personality and Beatles expert Joe Johnson, Dec. 14 at 1 p.m. The panel will explore the frenzy that ensued when the Fab Four made their historic visit to Miami 50 years ago.

Panelists for the December discussion include Ed Rudy, creator of “The Beatles American Tour with Ed Rudy” interview albums, Bob Saxon, known for his iconic sneak into the afternoon rehearsal of The Ed Sullivan Show at the Deauville Hotel, and Rick Shaw, the Miami radio legend who was the first deejay to play The Beatles on the radio in the “Magic City.”

Fresh from a European Beatles cruise, Johnson cannot wait to exercise his area of expertise. “I’m thrilled to share our Miami connect to The Beatles at HistoryMiami and introduce three amazing men who will tell their stories from the eight days The Beatles spent in Miami, February of ’64,” he said. “What a fab time it was.”

HistoryMiami is temporarily home to Ladies and Gentlemen…The Beatles! – a traveling exhibition, curated by The GRAMMY Museum® and Fab Four Exhibits, presenting more than 400 pieces of Beatles Memorabilia. The exhibit explores the impact the four lads from Liverpool had on American pop culture, from early 1964 through mid-1966.

“The response to Ladies & Gentlemen…The Beatles! exhibition has been nothing short of fantastic! The frenzy the Fab Four created 50 years ago in Miami is back and visitors have been having a great time at HistoryMiami,” said Stuart Chase, HistoryMiami Museum Director/COO.

To RSVP for the panel discussion, call (305) 375-1601 or online at “Think You Know Everything About The Beatles” panel discussion is free with paid museum admission ($8 Adults, $7 Seniors and Students, $5 for children ages 6 – 12, and free for HistoryMiami members and students under 6).

Learn more about the Ladies and Gentlemen…The Beatles! traveling exhibition at

For more information about HistoryMiami and the museum’s schedule of events, call 305-375-1492, visit, like us on and follow us at HistoryMiami is located 101 West Flagler Street, Miami, Fla. 33130. Phone: 305-375-1492

Media Contact
Suzan McDowell
Circle of One Marketing

About HistoryMiami
HistoryMiami, a Smithsonian Affiliate, is the premier cultural institution committed to gathering, organizing, preserving and celebrating Miami’s history as the unique crossroads of the Americas. We accomplish this through education, research, collections, exhibitions, city tours, and publications. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) in 1979, The Museum is one of the largest private, regional history museums in the southeast U.S. It offers exhibitions that appeal to a wide audience interested in the South Florida and the Caribbean community, while at the same time engaging residents and tourists alike.

Creating a Better World Through Advocacy and Action, FIU Roundtable 9/9/14

Creating a Better World Through Advocacy and Action, FIU Roundtable
Tuesday, 09/09/2014 – 12:30 pm – 01:30 pm
FIU-GoGlobalFIU(MMC) GC150
11200 SW 8th Street,
Miami, Florida 33199
Webpage Link
Cost: FREE

Global Learning for Global Citizenship FIUTuesday Times Roundtable, Creating a Better World Through Advocacy and Action, a panel discussion with, CARE, One campaign and Bread for the World. Free lunch no RSVP

Symposium: Abraham Lincoln and the Constitution 1/25/14

Symposium: Abraham Lincoln and the Constitution
Saturday, 01/25/2014 – 02:00 pm – 04:30 pm
101 West Flagler Street,
Miami, Florida 33130
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

An original 2001 watercolor of Abraham Lincoln by legendary singer and painter Tony Bennett will go on view January 25 at HistoryMiami to mark the third annual Lincoln symposium co-sponsored by the museum and The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation (ALBF).

The symposium, titled Abraham Lincoln and the Constitution, will take place on Saturday, January 25 from 2:00-4:30 P.M. Pulitzer Prize-winning dean of Civil War historians, James M. McPherson, will be the keynote speaker, to be followed by a discussion among a panel of experts on the Constitutional and humanitarian issues that confronted Americans during the Civil War.

The symposium is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception made possible by ALBF Board Member Jean Soman of Pinecrest, Florida, and her husband William Soman. This year FIU College Law joins the event as a co-sponsor, and attendance at the symposium will provide CLE credits to attorneys.

Panelists include: Thomas Campbell, ALBF Treasurer and leading authority on both the legal aspects of the war and the role of Chicago during the conflict; Ediberto Roman, professor at FIU Law; Noah Weisbord, associate professor at FIU Law; and Frank J. Williams, ALBF Board Member, Lincoln scholar, and former chief justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court. ALBF Chairman Harold Holzer will introduce the sessions and moderate the panel.

2013 Candidate Forum 3/26/13

2013 Candidate Forum
Tuesday, 03/26/2013, 06:00 pm – 09:30 pm
8455785301_f619a10047Bank United Center; University of Miami Fieldhouse
1245 Dauer Drive,
Miami, Florida 33136
Webpage Link

Ask the candidates some of your most pressing questions at the 2013 Candidate Forum. Light refreshments will be served.
Phone: 305-446-1657

Mayoral Candidates:
James C. Cason
Rafael ‘Ralph’ Cabrera

City Commission:
Marlin Holland Ebbert
Ross Hancock
Vicente Carlos Lago
Patricia A. Keon
P.J. Miller
Mary Martin Young
Norman Anthony Newell

Special Meeting To Discuss Measures To Deal With Large-Scale Events Such As Urban Beach Weekend 9/1/11

Thursday, Sept. 1, 4 p.m.
Miami Beach City Hall
1700 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139
City Manager’s Large Conference Room

The meeting is open to the public.

Miami Beach Commissioners to debate ideas from last week’s town hall meeting, hosted by Commissioner Libbin, on the fate of Memorial Day Weekend

Miami Beach City Commissioners will discuss ways to handle large-scale events such as Urban Beach Weekend. The commissioners’ meeting will include discussion and debate on ideas presented at last Wednesday’s town hall meeting on the subject hosted and organized by Commissioner Jerry Libbin.

– Have “zero tolerance” for visitors who violate the city’s open container and littering laws.
– Hold promoters and club owners more accountable for problems caused by their customers.
– Enforce hotel room occupancy restrictions.
– Restrict east-bound traffic on I-395 (McArthur Causeway) into the city, to residents, taxi cabs and employees going to work.
– Close and restrict traffic on more South Beach streets.
– Hold more events aimed at honoring our nation’s veterans during Memorial Day Weekend.
– Encourage private-sector promoters to hold family-oriented events and concerts over the 3-day Memorial Day Weekend.

Up For Debate Gender Secrecy Parental Right Or Child Abuse? 7/20/11

Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.
137 NE 19th Street
Miami, FL 33132

Admission is free and this event is open to the public.

Gender identity questions surface recently as the buzz of “Baby Storm,” the infant being raised gender-neutral, hits the media. On Wednesday, July 20, 2011, Elizabeth Schwartz moderates Next@19th’s gender secrecy debate, a topic that sweeps the nation as an increasing number of families choose to conceal their children’s gender identities in effort to raise them in a gender-neutral environment.

In a format modeled after the ancient Sanhedrin which legislated Jewish law, ideas will be introduced by a central facilitator and put to audiences for debate. Join the Next@19th community as they discuss how the Jewish culture and this new controversial way of parenting can influence your child’s upbringing.

About Next@19th: Moving Jewish Culture Forward
Next@19th was founded in July 2010 to engage South Florida’s diverse community in fresh culture, learning and spiritual experience through a Jewish lens. Producing original programming, the organization will host a range of events and activities. This 2010 – 2011 season promises celebrations of music, literary arts, visual art, education and spirituality as well as dynamic projects in partnership with Miami Book Fair International, the Jewish Film Festival and University of Wynwood. Next@19th is located at 137 NE 19 Street, Miami FL 33132, on the campus of Temple Israel’s historic site in downtown Miami. For more information please call 305.542.7732 or visit the website at