The Florida Free Speech Forum has changed the location of its meetings to the Cone Park Branch Library at 2801 East University Ave., and that is where their upcoming meetings will be on Oct. 9 and Nov. 13. Lunch is at 11:30am with the speaker portion of the event at noon.
The October speaker will be Nathan Crabbe speaking on ““Communicating about climate change: Informing the public about the threats we face – and what to do about them.” Nathan is editor of The Invading Sea, a website featuring news, commentary and educational content about climate change and other environmental issues affecting Florida. The website is managed by Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Environmental Studies. Nathan worked for The Gainesville Sun from 2005-2022. He served for most of that time as the paper’s opinion and engagement editor. He also covered the University of Florida and environmental beats as a reporter.
The November speaker will be Dr. Dakeyan Graham who will speak on “The ‘E’ Word: Reframing and Understanding How Equity Impacts Everyone.” He is Director of Educational Equity and Outreach for Alachua County Schools, and was a 2020 Florida Teacher of the Year.
It is too late to reserve a lunch for the October event, but it and all meetings are free and open to the public. Reservations can be made by calling Billie Staff at 352-338-8352. Lunches are $20, and are being provided through the Eastside High School Culinary Institute.
For more information, see floridafreespeechforum.org.