Broward College announces Village Square calendar for 2017-2018
The Broward College sponsored Village Square series has announced its 2017-2018 series scheduled between October 2017 and May 2018. The Village Square features open discussions through a non-partisan public educational forum.
This year, the series will tackle issues ranging from affordable housing to euthanasia.
The Village Square format includes three “Dinner at the Square” and three “Take Out Tuesday” events, each of which will have a panel of guest speakers. Community leaders and experts will engage in non-partisan discussions expressing their views on the selected topics.
Dinner at the Square
Dinner at the Square is the formal event of the Village Square series. Tickets range from $35-$45 and include dinner for pre-registered guests who enjoy a meal as they listen to a panel of experts present their views. Each Dinner at the Square addresses one issue. The series will begin on October 18, 2017, with affordable housing, followed by education on February 28, 2018, closing on May 2, 2018, with the open Florida primaries. Each event begins with a cocktail reception at 6:00 p.m., followed by 6:45 p.m. dinner and discussion. The series will be hosted at Funky Buddha Brewery located at 1201 NE 38th Street in Oakland Park.
Take Out Tuesday
Take Out Tuesday has a similar format to Dinner at the Square but is free and open to the public. Guests are encouraged to bring their own dinner to the forum. All Take-Out Tuesday events will be held in building 33, room 1208 at the Broward College Willis Holcomb Center located at 111 East Las Olas Blvd. in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Take Out Tuesday discussions will begin with homelessness on November 14, 2017, followed by the job skills gap on March 20, 2018, and will conclude with the legalization of active euthanasia on April 17, 2018. All events will begin at 6 p.m. Space is limited and advanced registration is encouraged.
Become a Village Square Member
You can be more than a participant at Village Square events by becoming a member. A membership reception will be hosted by Broward College at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 3 at Carlos & Pepe’s located at 1302 SE 17th St. in Fort Lauderdale. Membership costs $68 and will include an invitation for you and a guest to all pre-dinner receptions hosted by The Village Square. Membership does not include the ticket price for Dinner at the Square.
Register to attend by visiting http://www.broward.edu/villagesquare.