- While the din of the national conversation dives to a historical new low (each year we wonder, did you ever think it could go any lower?), we thought it was past time for neighbors to have a neighborly conversation on these heated topics. So we’re starting this year’s Dinner at the Square series taking dead-aim at topics facing our city, county, and state. Kicking off the series on October 23rd, we will be tackling the 2020 Census – a topic that many believe is one of our more pressing issues. From there, save the date for February 26th, when we will be addressing the issue of “Ready or Not, Here Growth Comes” Lastly, on April 15th, we will complete our year of programming with a deep dive on South Florida vs. the State. It won’t be the same without you as a part of the conversation.
Dinner at the Square | February 26, 2020
Ready or Not, Here Growth Comes
Broward County’s population is expected to increase to nearly 2 million people next year. Over the next five years, our community is expected to have 167,320 new residents, bringing the total population to over 2.1 million in 2022. Are we ready?
Dinner at the Square | April 15, 2020
Us vs. Them? The Tale of Two Floridas
Fewer people but outsized political power reside 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.
Past Event | Dinner at the Square | October 23, 2019
The Politics of Counting: Fear, Fairness & Partisanship around the 2020 Census
Although the citizenship question will not be asked and it has eased the threat, many feel it has hardly eliminated it. The public controversy over the issue has already stirred fears of retribution among many immigrants, even those who are here legally, who say they will avoid filling out the census form even if the question is not asked.