(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- In commemoration of the Miami-Dade Community Relations Board’s 50th anniversary, residents are invited to the Golden Anniversary Conference & Luncheon, from May 22-23, 2013, at Miami-Dade College Wolfson Campus, located at 300 NE Second Avenue, Miami, FL 33132.
The free Golden Anniversary Conference will take place inside the Campus Auditorium, Room 1261, on Wednesday, May 22nd from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The conference will feature a full day of workshops and discussions by municipal, County and CRB members, civil rights leaders, community activists and elected officials. The day will include the following discussion themes (for full program, please see PDF attached):
- Civil Rights Models in Our Diverse Community
- CRB Mission, Members, Roles and Responsibilities
- Community Relations and the Criminal Justice System
- Civil Rights Strategies for the 21st Century
- Strategies to Prevent and Reduce Community Tensions
- Advocating for Fair Immigration Policies and Practices
- Working with Federal Civil Rights Partners
- Advocating for Economic Justice and Social Equity
- The Future Focus of the Community Relations Board
The Golden Anniversary Luncheon will take place in the Chapman Center, Room 3210, on Thursday, May 23rd at 12 p.m. Grande Lum, director of the U.S. Department of Justice Community Relations service (CRS), will serve as the key note speaker. Admission to the luncheon is $30 per guest.
For more information or to register for these events, please visit www.miamidae.gov/crb or call Amy Carswell from the Office of Community Advocacy at 305-375-1406.
About the Miami-Dade Community Relations Board (CRB): On June 11, 1963, the Board of County Commissioners of Metro-Dade County, Florida enacted Ordinance No. 63-22, which created the Community Relations Board (CRB). During the next fifty years, prominent community leaders demonstrated their commitment to fostering mutual understanding, tolerance and respect among all economic, social, religious and ethnic groups in the County. Today, the primary mission of the CRB is to intervene quickly and effectively to prevent and reduce intergroup tensions. In the years to come, the CRB should remain a critical force in bringing together diverse groups and interests to create a cohesive community where all people are valued and respected.