MIAMI, Jan. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Democracy Lives in Miami is a socio-political enterprise that brings together conservative, progressive and independent citizens to speak up in support of our democratic values and ideals. This movement will pinnacle with a one-night, non-partisan event at the Proscenium Theater at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex on February 8th.
Democracy Lives in Miami aims at bringing the community together under a set of core democratic values that are the fundamental beliefs and constitutional principles of Americans. It encourages respect, tolerance and dialogue among citizens, while empowering them to understand their role in this democracy.
The event will consist of a cocktail reception, followed by a theater-style presentation that focuses on the messages at hand and hopes to stimulate community-driven actions. Democracy Lives in Me, An American Narrative is a group monologue of notable South Florida leaders who will share personal "American" stories. Written by Peter Montgomery and directed by Broadway talent Joel Silberman, City Court Judge Al Milian, Maria Garza, Founder, Mexican American Council, T. Willard Fair, President & CEO, The Urban League of Greater Miami, Rabbi Solomon Schiff, Rabbinical Association of Greater Miami, Santra Denis, VP of Community Prosperity, Catalyst Miami, and David Lawrence will perform a group monologue that intertwines their stories as it relates to their commitment to democratic values.
"This initiative serves to remind all of us of the important role we all play in the health of our democracy. In spite of our sometimes-contrasting ideologies and incompatible policy solutions, we share important core values of this democracy that have been the basis in our continued efforts to form a more perfect union for the past 240 years," said Jorge Mursuli, Producer of Democracy Lives in Miami.
Leaders supporting the event include US Representative Carlos Curbelo; Manny Diaz, Former Mayor, City of Miami; Eduardo Padrón, President, Miami-Dade College; Adora Obi Nwese, President, FL State Conference NAACP; Al Cardenas, Senior Partner, Squire Patton Boggs; Katy Sorenson, Former Miami-Dade County Commissioner and Founder, The Good Government Initiative; Jon Kislak, Managing Partner, Antares Capital Corp.; Alex Penelas, Former Mayor, Miami-Dade County; Leonie Hermantin, Community Engagement Consultant; Wendi Adelson, Executive Director, IMPAC Fund; Damian Thorman, Chief Innovation Officer, Miami Dade College, among others.
Democracy Lives in Miami is made possible with the support of The Knight Foundation, Green Family Foundation, and The Miami Foundation. Please visit www.democracylivesinmiami.com.
Contact: Maria Lanao, 1-786-514-0301, firstname.lastname@example.org
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