On Tuesday, March 22nd Broward College Village Square hosted the third evening in its Take-Out Tuesday series, an informal dinner where students, peers, and influential members of the South Florida community bring their own meal and participate in a non-partisan debate. The topic, titled "Guns, Everyone Everywhere," welcomed panelists and guests to debate and express their views on gun politics, including gun control and gun rights.
The evening featured panelists Broward County Sherriff Scott Israel and Antonio Lopez, Managing Director at Access Global and President of Recusant Media. The discussion was moderated by Chief Albert "Butch" Arenal of the Coconut Creek Police and incoming president of the Police Chief Association of Florida.
The debate was presented by the Village Square Advisory Board, chaired by Broward County Commissioner Chip LaMarca and City of Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler. Commissioner LaMarca, together with Mario Cartaya, founder and CEO of Cartaya & Associates Architects P.A., and Adriana Fazzano, chief of staff at Broward College Office of the President, provided an introduction for the debate.
P1. Sheriff Scott Isreal, Albert Arenal Police Chief of Coconut Creek Police Department, Antonio Lopez, President, Recusant Media, President J. David Armstrong
P2. Lloyd Rhodes, President, Rhodes Insurance Group; Dev Motwani of Merimac Ventures; Randall Vitale, Senior VP and Fort Lauderdale Market Executive for Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust and co-chair of the Broward Workshop Transportation Funding Taskforce
The objective of Take-Out Tuesday is to hold public forums which help educate the public on divisive issues in a respectful manner. The goal is to give ideas more weight than the volume of one's voice.
The Broward College Village Square will next host an event from its signature series, Dinner at the Square, on May 11th. Panelists will discuss mass transportation in Broward County while guests enjoy a delicious dinner. Dinner at the Square events are $45. To register, please visit
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