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Black Affairs Advisory Board invites residents to Village Dialogue on Cultural Diversity and Inclusion


The Miami-Dade County Black Affairs Advisory Board and Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board, invite residents to participate in a village dialogue entitled “A Civil Discourse on Cultural Diversity, Race and Inclusion,” on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 from 1:00-4:00 PM.  The event will take place in the Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW 1st Street, 2nd Floor Commission Chambers. The discussion will incorporate a panel consisting of Miami-Dade based professionals and prominent community advocates engaging in controversial topics.  

“The ethnic and racial differences in Miami-Dade County have periodically created intergroup tensions.  In a community like ours, being a global center and international hub with a direct impact on regional and international commerce, it is important that these issues be addressed.  We believe that this discussion will allow residents the opportunity to address longstanding and divisive issues, discuss their feelings and clear up misunderstandings.  We believe that every group brings something to the table and that it is necessary to acknowledge our differences and work toward capitalizing on our diversity while encouraging inclusiveness,” said Stephen Hunter Johnson, Black Affairs Advisory Board Chair.

“Miami-Dade County is a community of two and a half million residents, and serves as a significant beacon to the region as an economic, political and cultural center while serving as home to one of the world’s most diverse and dynamic communities.  We have this unique window to provide opportunities for all our residents and serve as a template for the rest of the nation in dealing with what has increasingly become one of the most culturally diverse cities,” said Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board member Abbie B. Cuellar.

The Black Affairs Advisory Board and the Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board are housed in the Office of Community Advocacy and are charged with the responsibility of identifying issues of concern and making recommendations to the Miami-Dade Board of Commissioners as they relate to understanding and resolving issues affecting their County wide constituency . 

For more information, call the Office of Community Advocacy at (305) 375-5730.


Who:                     Black Affairs Advisory Board and Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board

What:                    “A Civil Discourse on Cultural Diversity, Race and Inclusion” forum

When:                   Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.

Where:                  Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW 1st Street, 2nd Floor Commission Chambers, Miami, FL 33128



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