A ZÃ³calo/Azteca America Event Moderated by AndrÃ©s Martinez, Vice President, New America Foundation.Â Undocumented workers and residents are a part of life in South Florida. Miami, its businesses, and its public resources have long struggled with the challenges of absorbing new populations, from educating young people who have just arrived in the country and are unfamiliar with English to managing a relatively transient workforce. It hasn’t helped that the gap between economic reality and the law drove this workforce underground, as Floridian society simultaneously relied on it and decried its presence. Nowhere in the country has the cultural divide been more pronounced between the hallowed status of the legal immigrant and the controversial reality of so many unauthorized workers. Immigration reform promises to bridge that divide and change life for the entire community–but how? A more permanent, settled population could create new opportunities for Miami–including more people legally able to start businesses, pursue higher education, and participate fully in civic life. Immigration reform also poses potential challenges: Will demand for already strained public services spike? Will the region see another wave of future unauthorized immigration resulting from another amnesty? How will amnesty, and how future flows of legalized migration are determined, affect the demography of South Florida’s Latino community? What comes next for Miami after immigration reform–and does the 1986 amnesty hold any lessons for the city’s future? U.S. Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart, TIME Magazine Senior National Correspondent Michael Grunwald, Haitian Women of Miami Executive Director Marleine Bastien, and Miami-Dade County Chief Economist Robert Cruz visit ZÃ³calo to discuss what immigration reform would mean for us all.
Friday, September 11, 8pm – Centro Cultural EspaÃ±ol (CCE Miami), 1490 Biscayne Blvd, Miami The JoaquÃn AchÃºcarro FoundationÂ presentedÂ Cuban native and Legacy Pianist Dario Martin at the Centro Cultural EspaÃ±ol (CCE) in Miami. The evening marked theÂ begin of the â€œA Salute to My Native Cuba and OurÂ Spanish Rootsâ€ tour this fall,Â celebrating the pianistâ€™s unique style and […]
Friday, February 14, 7:30pmâ€“11pm -Â Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami Looking for a fun and unique way to celebrate Valentineâ€™s Day with your loved one? Then skip the busy restaurant lines and enjoy a romantic evening under the stars at Jungle Island.Â Celebrate Valentineâ€™s Day at South Floridaâ€™s most romantic event, â€œA Wild Affair at […]
Thursday, March 30, 5pm-8pm – Palletized, 9590 Northwest 40th Street Road, Doral Palletized is a shared office space company located in Doral. What differentiates us from any other shared office space is that we offer in-house warehousing and logistics. Come check out our premises and of course have for some cocktails! @palletizedfl CLICK HERE TO […]