Aug 03 2023


6:30 pm
Zoom Meeting

Being Black in Florida

Meeting ID: 841 7595 0107
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Phone: +1 929 205 6099
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Throughout history, fascists rising to power have gained control by stifling dissent. They have learned to rally supporters by demonizing people who are different than they are. Today in Florida, we’re experiencing a shocking trend among some of our elected leaders to target citizens because of their race, ethnicity, religion, union membership, sex, or sexual preference.

African Americans in Florida seem to be targeted as they were during the Jim Crow years following the Civil War, but through more subtle methods of disenfranchisement, gaslighting, book banning and disinformation. Clearly, black Floridians have been targeted as part of a political campaign – lead by our governor and executed by a fearful, subservient legislature.

Local, statewide, and national leaders and organizations such as the ACLU, SPLC, and NAACP are expressing outrage and pushing back. The NAACP’s Florida travel advisory, in direct response to the governor’s “aggressive attempts to erase Black history and to restrict diversity, equity, and inclusion programs”, should serve as a wake-up call for all Americans!

To be awakened and aware of the racist leanings of our representatives might make a thoughtful Floridian “Woke”. Racist propaganda bends the truth to imply that compassion and awareness are somehow bad things, when in fact, the opposite is true.

On August 3rd, we will host an open and lively discussion on this distressing situation, and what we can all do about it. You can participate in the live “Zoom” event, by joining the Q&A session with our expert panel.

1. Angie Nixon – Representative, Florida State House,
13th District, Duval County. Director, Florida Public Service
Union’s Higher Education Campaign. Former Field Director
of the Service Employees International Union. An author,
entrepreneur, and native of Jacksonville.
2. Russell Drake – Senior Systems Engineer, with over
two decades in the field. Community advocate and determined contributor to civic causes. Motivational speaker
and writer. A native of Gary, Indiana, who moved to
Orlando 20 years ago, but commutes to the Space Coast
to work in Brevard’s aerospace industry.
3. Jabari Hosey – Software Engineering Manager,
and entrepreneur, with over a decade of experience.
Co-Founder and former president of “Families for Safe
Schools”, who fought to defend Brevard County’s school
children. Born in San Jose, California, but raised outside
of Detroit, before moving to Melbourne with his wife
and three children.