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Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus to Host Our City Thoughts’ First Think Up Series Forum "Soft Power During Hard Times" Feb. 27


Miami, February 19, 2014 - A catalyst for social change in Miami, the Our City Thoughts (OCT) grassroots initiative is hosting an all-female panel forum and networking reception at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Wolfson Campus, also a hub of positive change. Featuring renowned international relations advisor Tulasi Srinivas, and a host of local community leaders, the event is the first forum of OCT’s Think Up Series aimed at sparking innovative ideas among Miami’s startups, entrepreneurs, and “creatives” who redefine Miami through their actions and work.

 The "Soft Power During Hard Times" forum will explore how food, culture, and entrepreneurship empowers individuals to create real connections, meaningful empathy, and social and economic change in our city. Attendees will get the chance to listen to and network with women who have shaken things up to make long lasting impact in Miami.

Tulasi Srinivas, an advisor to the World Economic Forum on the Global Agenda Council and prominent voice among international leaders, will give the keynote address. Panelists include Suzanna Valdez, vice president of advancement for The Adrienne Arsht Center; Laura Maydon, managing director at Endeavor Miami; Lorena Garcia-Duran, director of Ashoka South Florida and Natalia Martinez, founder of the Awesome Foundation Miami.

Tickets cost $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Prices include an open bar networking reception with proper identification.

“Soft Power During Hard Times” Forum

  • WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 27, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • WHERE: MDC Wolfson Campus, Room 3210 300 NE Second Ave.

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