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Our 2019-20 Dinner at the Square Series
Big issues, Real conversation. Good food, good company.
Dinner at the Square | June 24, 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 | 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?

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.

Past Event |May 29, 2019
How Florida’s New Immigration Bill Could Help or Hurt Florida

The Florida Senate & House are currently working on legislation that would require local governments to use their “best efforts” to support federal immigration law, including complying with requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement to detain suspected undocumented immigrants held in local jails until ICE is able to pick them up.