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For Immediate Release:
March 31, 2017
Media Contact:
Melonie Burke
Melonie@miamidade.gov
305-694-2779

Second annual State of Black Miami conference to advance common agenda


MIAMI-DADE – Black Miamians of all nationalities and backgrounds will come together to advance a common agenda at the second annual “One Heritage: State of Black Miami” forum.

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jean Monestime and his colleagues on the Miami-Dade County Commission in association with Florida Memorial University and other community stakeholders will convene a community conversation and assessment of Black Miami’s state of economic prosperity, community development, and our youth next generation as well as bridging the gap on Wednesday, April 12 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Florida Memorial University Lou Rawls Theater, 15800 NW 42nd Ave., Miami Gardens, FL 33054.

The goal of the forum, which is open to the public, is to collectively pursue recommended ideas, initiatives, and legislative items that address the progress of Black Miami. There will be three separate roundtable discussions during which expert panelists will cover a range of topics including jobs, housing, transportation, education, health and criminal justice reform. Breakfast and lunch will be served.

For more information or to RSVP, visit www.stateofblackmiami.org or call 305-694-2779 or send an email to RSVPd2@miamidade.gov.

Who:
Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jean Monestime
What:
The second annual One Heritage: State of Black Miami forum
When:
April 12, 2017, 9:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.
Where:
Florida Memorial University Lou Rawls Theatre, 15800 NW 42nd Ave., Miami Gardens, FL 33054