FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (Feb. 16, 2015) – Broward College, in partnership with The Village Square, will bring together several community leaders to discuss immigration reform at its second “Dinner at the Square” event, to be held on Thursday, Feb. 19, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Huizenga Pavilion, 201 SW 5th Ave., Fort Lauderdale. The event, titled “What is Holding Back Comprehensive Immigration Reform?” will explore issues of amnesty, border security, family reunification, work visas, and how comprehensive immigration reform will affect Florida in comparison to other U.S. states. “Dinner at the Square” is open to the public, and tickets cost $40. Working media are invited to attend.
Speakers for the event include Josie Bacallao, president and CEO, Hispanic Unity of Florida; Juan Escalante, Broward College alumnus and immigration reform advocate; Randolph McGrorty, immigration attorney and CEO of Catholic Legal Services at the Archdiocese of Miami; Gepsie Metellus, executive director of Sant La, and Sid Dinerstein, former chairman of the Republican Party of Palm Beach County.
The Village Square is a non-partisan public educational forum, founded in 2006 when Allan Katz, former-Tallahassee city commissioner, and his friend Bill Law, president of Tallahassee Community College, were on opposing sides of a divisive local issue. In their disagreement, they decided to create a shared civic space for conversations for people with different viewpoints to discuss matters of local, state and national importance.
All events are planned by the advisory board members, a group of community leaders, including city and county commissioners, educators, business owners, and religion and non-profit leaders from across Broward County, representing all political affiliations.
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