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Broward College Launches ‘Take-Out Tuesday’ with Discussion on Raising the Minimum Wage

November 2, 2015 | More Events

Broward College will host a discussion exploring the pros and cons of raising the minimum wage at the first “Take-Out Tuesday” event, a new feature of the College’s Village Square programming that provides the opportunity for community and civic engagement on several important topics of local, state and national importance. “The Minimum Wage Debate” will be held Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Broward College’s Willis Holcombe Center, 111 E. Las Olas Blvd. 11th floor, Fort Lauderdale. Guests are encouraged to bring their favorite takeout food. The event is free and open to the public.

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“We are excited to continue our partnership with the Village Square by creating an accessible, abridged version of the traditional dinner series, to allow the community to come together to examine important social and political issues facing our state and country,” said Broward College President J. David Armstrong, Jr. “As the political season continues and the minimum wage discussion remains in the spotlight, I look forward to addressing this topic since it has the potential to have a tremendous impact on our community, especially our students.”

Speakers for the event include Broward County Commissioner Dale Holness, and EVP and General Counsel for JM Family Enterprises Carmen Johnson. Broward College President J. David Armstrong, Jr. will moderate.

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 Village Square 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.

To learn more or register for the event, visit http://bit.ly/1QU2Pvt or http://www.broward.edu/villagesquare.

 

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