November - Newsletter

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  Conversation on Human Trafficking in Florida  



GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A panel of journalists, advocates and law enforcement officials will discuss the issue of human trafficking, both domestic and abroad, on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 6 p.m. at Pugh Hall on the University of Florida campus.

“A Conversation on Modern-Day Slavery” is presented by the UF College of Journalism and Communications in partnership with the Sarasota Herald-Tribune and the Bob Graham Center for Public Service. The event and parking is free and open to the public.

Panelists will include journalists from the Herald-Tribune who on Sunday, Oct. 13, published “The Stolen Ones,” a compelling investigative series that shares the stories of victims of human trafficking in Florida.

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larry_smithThe Keepers of the Constitutional Republic 

As the story goes, after the signing of the US Constitution, Benjamin Franklin was descending the stairs of Independence Hall where the Constitutional Convention had ended when he was asked, "Mr. Franklin, What have you given us?" Ben was reputed to have said, "A republic, if we can keep it." How insightful. Seven simple words that described the historic reality of the fate of the many republics that had come before America’s new republic and quite possibly seven prescient words that may be reflective of America’s current state of political evolution.

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Pathway to Legalization

On Wednesday Novermber 20, the Democracy Commitment at Santa Fe will hold a forum on undocumented immigrants, immigration reform and the legalization process. A panel of immigrant community members will share their stories about their paths to legalization. The forum will begin at 7 p.m. in room RO1 at Santa Fe College.

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