Take Out Tuesday
Our 2017-18 Take-out Tuesday Series
Join us for the conversation of American Democracy.

Dinner with friends (and sometimes strangers) can help us get to know our neighbors a little better and we hope our Takeout Tuesday series does just that. As part of our programming, Takeout Tuesdays are free and open to the public. We want to make our events accessible to as many people as possible. Bring your favorite take-out dinner and a drink and join us to learn about a hot local, state or national topic.

This season, we’ll start on November 8th to find out if the City and County can find a solution for the homelessness issue facing our community. On March 20th, we’ll evaluate what our community is doing to help the the job skills gap and then close out the Takeout Tuesday series on April 17th to discuss your right to die – an issue making headlines throughout the country. We hope we can find some common ground in an America that is so diverse. It won’t be the same without you as a part of the conversation, so join us!

Past Event | March 20, 2018
Why Does the United States Fail at Worker Training?

Automation and globalization are making some workers’ skills obsolete.  By the time people adapt to the job needed, the pendulum has swung in the other direction. Why can’t we figure out how to successfully prepare Americans for the future?

Past Event | April 17, 2018
The Right to Die

For the longest while, the practice of medicine had a specific purpose: to heal. The Hippocratic oath still affirms this. Recently, however, many have argued that it should include the right of patients to take their own life when they, or a medical professional, no longer believes it worth living.

Feb 10, 2016
Unconscious Bias

The implicit associations we harbor in our subconscious cause us to have feelings and attitudes about other people based on characteristics such as race, ethnicity, age, and appearance. 

November 17, 2015
The Minimum Wage Debate

As efforts to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour have stalled repeatedly, several states and cities – from Los Angeles to New York state to Washington, D.C. – are acting on their own to raise minimum pay rates.

January 26, 2016
Penny Sales Tax in Broward

In 2006, Broward voters overwhelmingly rejected increasing the sales tax from 6 to 7 percent to improve mass transit. Ongoing discussions have continued to see if consensus can be found to bring a new transportation and/or infrastructure plan forward.  As part of the initiative, it would potentially ask voters in 2016 to support up to a penny sales tax increase.

March 22, 2016
Guns: Everyone, Everywhere?

Gun control advocates state that keeping guns out of the hands of criminals results in safer communities, while gun rights advocates state that firearm ownership by law-abiding citizens reduces crime.

Past Event | November 8, 2017
Homelessness in Broward County

Fort Lauderdale Commissioners have been conflicted about the city’s role, feeling homeless-related issues are throughout Broward and should be dealt with at the county level. Is this a city issue or a county issue?  And can it be solved?

November 15, 2016
My Big Fat Gay Marriage:
Finding Middle Ground

There’s been a significant shift toward tolerance toward the LGBT community across every religious, political and age group and every region of the country; however, with recent events questioning religious liberty, how do we find common ground?

March 21, 2017
Do We Need Public Hospitals?

Do public hospitals remain the best option to provide care for the uninsured or would care be better and less expensive through private/nonprofit hospitals? Broward’s two hospital districts collect more than $200 million in local property taxes. South Florida, by far, has the largest stake in the issue.

April 4, 2017
The Economic Development of Florida:
Corporate Welfare or Job Incentives?

Can Florida and its cities compete without offering companies job incentives to relocate here or is this just another government slush fund?