Love the Everglades Movement 4th Annual Symposium

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Love the Everglades Movement to host the 4th Annual Everglades Symposium and Cleanup in October

 

Miami, FL – August 15, 2017 – The South-Florida based conservation and activism group Love the Everglades Movement is hosting their 4th Annual Everglades Symposium including a series of talks, lectures, and workshops by local industry leaders, elected officials and candidates running for office, indigenous voices, and other officials October 7, 8 and 15. The events will focus on citizen empowerment and include divergent perspectives on science, policy, activism, and arts and spirituality. The symposium will include information booths from a diverse selection of community organizations, and the booths are free for community organizations. They will be prioritized by actionable items of environmental concerns.

Topics covered will include “Indigenous Sovereignty and Land Use”, “Impacts of Phosphate Mining in Central Florida”, “The Urban Development Boundary in South Florida”, “The health of Biscayne Bay”, and much more.There will also be live music. Attendance is free but registration is required because space is limited. Lunch will be provided by the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida to registered attendants.

Who: the Love the Everglades Movement

What: 4th Annual Everglades Symposium and Cleanup

When: Saturday, October 7Sunday October 8, and Sunday, October 15, 2017

Where: 

Day 1 – Symposium at Miccosukee Resort & Convention Center, 500 SW 177th Ave, Miami, FL 33194

Day 2 – Workshops at Florida International University Modesto Maidique campus, 11200 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33199

Day 3 – Everglades clean-up on the Tamiami Trail

More information: www.lovetheeverglades.org/symposium-2017.html 

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Love the Everglades Movement Summer Symposium ’16

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Love the Everglades Movement Summer Symposium Scheduled for August 6, 7 and 14

Save the dates for two weekends of speakers, presentations, workshops, activism, entertainment and more, plus a special environmental cleanup effort

Who: Love the Everglades Movement, a volunteer organization dedicated to implement evolving strategies across the full spectrum of being which address the environmental, structural, cultural and spiritual problems plaguing the Florida Everglades by raising awareness and organizing positive community engagement at the local, regional, national and global levels.

What: The 3rd annual Love the Everglades Movement Summer Symposium‘s focus will be Everglades ecology, spirituality, activist reports on environmental crises, theology, art, and activism. It will feature guest speakers including Florida State Senator Dwight Bullard, Florida State Representative Mark S. Pafford, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava, author Thomas E. Lodge and others, physical and digital art displays, workshops, live entertainment, and more.

Free table space is available to community organizations; sponsorship packages are available. Event is free and open to the public; all ages welcome. The group is organizing a cleanup effort – details T.B.A. The annual benefit concert will take place at Gramps in Wynwood in September – more information coming soon.

When: Saturday, August 6 and Sunday, August 7 and 14, 2016.

Where: August 6 – Miccosukee Resort & Convention Center, 500 SW 177th Ave, Miami, FL 33194; August 7 – Florida International University’s Modesto Maidique Campus, 11200 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33199; August 14 – TBA.

Why: Because the time is right for “Giving Back to the Everglades” (this year’s theme).

More information: www.lovetheeverglades.org.

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Advocate for the “Rights of the Water” 8/22-23

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Love the Everglades Movement Summer Symposium to Advocate for the “Rights of the Water” August 22-23

Weekend of presentations, guest speakers, excursions, entertainment, art installations, prayers, and strategizing aims to raise awareness and spur action to preserve the River of Grass

Miami, FL – July 29, 2015 – The non-profit, volunteer organization Love the Everglades Movement implements strategies to address the environmental, structural, cultural and spiritual problems plaguing the Florida Everglades by raising awareness and organizing community engagement. On August 22, 2015 at the Miccosukee Resort & Convention Center (500 SW 177th Ave, Miami, FL 33194), and August 23, 2015 at Florida International University’s Modesto A. Maidique Campus (Graham Center, 11200 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33199, room 150), the group will convene during the 2nd annual Summer Symposium.

“Protecting our natural resources is a concern for us all because the water is sacred and the water unites us,” says symposium organizer and Miccosukee community member Reverend Houston R. Cypress. “The Love the Everglades Movement is providing the community with a platform for education and action. Now we need the public to participate and be part of the solution.”

Guest speakers, PechaKucha presentations, physical and digital art displays, workshops and live entertainment will serve to educate and hopefully inspire the community to conserve South Florida’s greatest natural resource. Day one of the symposium runs 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the second floor ballroom of the convention center, with a catered lunch served courtesy of the symposium’s presenting sponsor, the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida.

Day two of the Summer Symposium 2015 will consist of an in-depth look at activist planning, strategies and tactics with environmental organizations with a common mission: to restore and preserve the Everglades. F.I.U.’s Global Indigenous Forum is the venue sponsor for day two, and is providing additional support. Attendees will have an opportunity to network with a diverse community of environmental advocates, and they will break up into groups to explore in detail regional environmental concerns with the goal of creating plans of action for making progress on these issues.

This year, the symposium’s goals are to:

  • Articulate the moral imperatives that motivate action to restore the Everglades
  • Engage various communities in environmental issues and actions
  • Provide networking opportunities between individuals, communities, and organizations
  • Provide information on environmental, political, social, and spiritual concerns regarding Everglades restoration, water contamination, land use, and indigenous rights.

“This is a great educational opportunity,” continues Cypress. “We encourage teachers, students, artists, community leaders, entrepreneurs, and anyone interested to attend. If you care about the Everglades, it is worth the effort to get involved.” Love the Everglades Movement is publishing all presentations and discussions through a variety of media platforms to contribute to the global discussion on Everglades and environmental matters. “We’re also very excited that people are stepping up to meet the challenge by offering their support. Agustina Woodgate is going to be bringing herRadio Espacio Estacion project to the event to broadcast it live via Internet radio.”

“As artists, we have to use all the tools available to us to get this work done,” explainsJean Sarmiento, co-founder of the Love the Everglades Movement. “We have to give the water the respect it deserves. I don’t care if you’re a diva, a gangster, if you’re RickRoss, if you’re black, white, green, or purple – it behooves us to reach out to as many people as possible and engage them in this necessary work.” To that end, the event organizers will be providing multilingual translation services in Spanish, Haitian Creole, Miccosukee, and American Sign Language. They are also providing community organizations with free booth space so they can get their message out to attendees.

“There’s going to be a lot of different examples of what people are doing,” says Dr. J. Michael Lemus, member of the Coordination Circle for Love the Everglades Movement. “We hope that by seeing all the ways people are doing this work, people will be inspired to do what they can to save the Everglades. It’s going to take all kinds of people doing so many things: art, policy, prayer, research. I’m so glad that we’re making this available to people that speak different languages. What an exciting time to get involved.”

The event is free and open to the public both days and all ages are welcome. Free table space is available for community organizations that would like to participate on Saturday, August 22. A special benefit concert is planned for Saturday, September 19, 2015 at Gramps in Wynwood; details are forthcoming.

For more information, including the full list of speakers, entertainment, activities and registration, visit www.lovetheeverglades.org/summer-symposium-2015.html or email Cypress at LoveTheEverglades@gmail.com.

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Love the Everglades Summer Symposium

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Love the Everglades Movement Summer Symposium Scheduled for August 22-23

Save the dates for a weekend of presentations, guest speakers, tours, entertainment and more

Who: Love the Everglades Movement, a volunteer organization that implements strategies to address the environmental, structural, cultural and spiritual problems plaguing the Florida Everglades by raising awareness and organizing community engagement, using an approach that engages the full spectrum of being.

What: The 2nd annual Love the Everglades Movement Summer Symposium featuring guest speakers, PechaKucha presentations, physical and digital art displays, workshops, live entertainment, a catered lunch and more. Free table space available to community organizations; sponsorship packages will be available.  Event is free and open to the public; all ages welcome. A special benefit concert is planned for Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. More details coming soon.

When: Saturday, August 22 and Sunday, August 23, 2015.

Where: Miccosukee Resort & Convention Center, 500 SW 177th Ave, Miami, FL 33194 and locations TBA.

Why: Because the Everglades matter.

More information: www.lovetheeverglades.org.

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Mut Communications
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