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January 2021

From Practice to Policy Using a Community-Based Participatory Research Approach

January 27 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
FREE

Hosted in partnership with Community-Campus Partnerships for Health, the Detroit Urban Research Center, the CBPR Partnership Academy. As we continue to witness and experience inequities and disparities across communities it is critical that we understand the role that research has in leveraging the political agenda to impact the well-being of communities. Community-based participatory research (CBPR) in particular is at the crux of bridging evidence and policy. To advance the progress of this translation we must examine the linkage between CBPR…

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Equitable and Inclusive Engagement: Creating an Accessible Virtual Meeting Space

January 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
FREE

The pandemic has changed almost every aspect of our lives and created vast distances both physically and emotionally for people. For many, the only way to keep in touch and work is through a variety of digital platforms. However, for people with disabilities these platforms can pose challenges. Many have not considered issues around equity and inclusion for persons with disabilities and for persons without access to broadband or smart phones. Join Nicole Cabral, Associate Director for New York Engagement Programs…

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The Future of Monumentality

January 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
By donation

Over the past year, communities around the world have protested the institutional racism of police violence toward Black, Latinx, and Indigenous people—the same people who have experienced disproportionately devastating health effects and economic hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the most powerful symbols engaged by these protests has been the removal and defacing of monuments, as well as their use as focal points and backdrops for rallies, speeches, performances, and collections of protest signs. As communities face renewed high-profile…

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ULI Central Florida: Lake House Apartments Tour (Ivanhoe Village)

January 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Lake House Orlando Apartments, 295 NE Ivanhoe Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32804 United States
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FREE

OUTDOOR ACTIVITY! Join us for a presentation and tour of Finfrock's new multi-family project in Ivanhoe Village, Lake House Orlando Apartments. From the Skydeck, Bill Finfrock and Dan Helmick will provide an overview of the unique construction utilizing Finfrock's proprietary DualDeck system.

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The Future of Cities Virtual Event and Panel Discussion

January 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$50

Join expert and legendary urbanist Richard Florida to discuss what’s next for U.S. cities and help local companies plan ahead to adapt for success in their market. Richard Florida is one of the world’s leading urbanists. He is a researcher and professor, serving as University Professor at the University of Toronto’s School of Cities and Rotman School of Management, and a Distinguished Fellow at NYU’s Schack School of Real Estate. He is a writer and journalist, having penned several global…

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Placemaking for Better Neighbourhoods Webinar Registration

January 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Organized by BG Be Active as part of our long-term program _Spot Bulgaria, the international webinar Placemaking for Better Neighbourhoods will present you with successful placemaking projects and ideas that could be implemented at any local level. Speakers from the U.S., Austria and Bulgaria will share their experience and practical advice on involving the local communities in the process of developing public areas as well as on creating a long-lasting impact on the revived neighbourhoods. Speakers: USA: Krista Nightengale, Managing…

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February 2021

Littering Prevention Through Placemaking Webinar Registration

February 4 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
FREE

The international webinar Littering Prevention Through Placemaking will offer ideas and insights on the topic of littering prevention based on the experience of leading activist organizations and researchers from around the world. Speakers from the U.S., the Netherlands, and Bulgaria will present practical and sustainable solutions for littering prevention in the local context as well as tools for community engagement that NGOs and municipalities could put into practice for improving littering prevention. The webinar is organized by BG Be Active…

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Lunch & Learn: Collecting and Preserving the Black Lives Matter Movement

February 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Orange County Regional History Center, 65 E Central Blvd
Orlando, FL 32801 United States
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$5

From Sanford’s Goldsboro Museum to the Levine Museum of the New South in Charlotte to the George Floyd Memorial in Minneapolis, how are institutions collecting and telling the Black Lives Matter story as it unfolds? We invite you to join the History Center’s collections manager, Whitney Broadaway, for an interactive discussion with the curators working to preserve this significant movement for the future. Fee $5, free for members.

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Beauty & The Beast Hair Expo 2021

February 6 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
6385 W Colonial Dr, 6385 West Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32818 United States

Beauty & The Beast Expo Central Florida get ready for the hottest event to hit your city. Money Magnet Entertainment presents, "The Beauty & The Beast Hair Expo." This is a one of a kind event hosted at the Xperience Expo Center. This expo is filled with giveaways for the community and there will be classes, exhibits, a runway show, and competition at the end to see who is the baddest Barber or Stylist in Central Florida. If you are…

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Orlando Story Club 2021 Events

February 10 @ 7:00 pm - December 8 @ 9:00 pm
CityArts, 39 South Magnolia Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801 United States

Your not-so-serious storytelling showdown Orlando Story Club is a live storytelling competition that takes place at The Abbey in downtown Orlando. Due to COVID-19, the remaining 2020 shows will either be online or in an outdoor space. It’s a night of laughter, fun, and connection! Join us at our next show! Come laugh, listen, drink, and help build our [email protected] | osc2020.eventbrite.comFEBRUARY 10 @ 7:00PMTheme: A GiftCityArts Courtyard39 S Magnolia Ave.APRIL 7 @ 7:00PMTheme: USER ERRORCityArts Courtyard39 S Magnolia Ave.JULY…

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Symposium with Banks Helfrich

February 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Winter Park Public Library, 460 E New England Ave
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States
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FREE

Explore civil discourse in this 90-minute live happening where people of differing opinions respectfully discuss politics, religion, and more. Register using the form below or call 407-623-3300, ext. 3. This event is following the Library's limited-capacity procedure, in line with the CDC's social distancing guidelines. To accommodate this, we will only have 12 seats available and already placed in the room; there will be no additions. Each person attending must wear a mask throughout the entire class. Every individual must enroll by…

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