The South-Florida based conservation and activism group Love the Everglades Movement is hosting its fourth 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 on Oct. 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.
Day 1 — Symposium at Miccosukee Resort & Convention Center, 500 SW 177 Ave.
Day 2 — Workshops at Florida International University Modesto Maidique campus, 11200 SW Eighth St.
Day 3 — Everglades cleanup on the Tamiami Trail.
More information is available at www.lovetheeverglades.org/symposium-2017.html.