My Miami Story at The Wynwood Yard
6:30 PM-8:00 PM
The Wynwood Yard is participating in My Miami Story in partnership with The Miami Foundation on Tuesday, October 23rd fostering and providing a space for “conversations that spark change”.
“My Miami Story is about getting Miamians to take ownership of issues they care about, whether it’s making sure our kids get a good education, finding a safe, affordable place to live, or landing a job that’s close to home. These conversations are about creating a space for you to link up with friends, old and new, who feel the same way (and maybe some who don’t). They’re about discovering how each of us can join the thousands of people making Miami-Dade County a better place to live for everyone.”
We’ll be hosting four discussions surrounding local pressing issues:
We’re Drowning!: Sea-Level Rise and Sustainability
Moderated by Anastasia Mikhalochkina, Sustainability Advocate & Founder of Lean Orb
News of imminent sea-level rise, including the recent dire report from the U.N. may want to make you either not get out of bed for a few days or start planning your move away from Miami. Or are you energized to take action? Let’s talk about sustainability in Miami’s urban oasis. We’re open to your ideas on this conversation!
Some Waste, While Some Want: Food Justice
Presented with Hungry Harvest
There is so much food wasted both in Miami and around the country. Meanwhile, many of our neighbors go hungry and it’s not always the people who you might think: It could be your co-worker or student or someone else you know. Fresh, healthy produce can often seem out of reach for those who need it most.
Let’s talk about what’s going on locally to make food more fair and accessible for all. The Yard is proud to host this conversation in advance of our first ever Give Miami Day campaign to raise funds for our nonprofit work with school field trip/food justice programs at The Yard.
Cranes and Planes: Gentrification and Preserving Community
With all of the changes in the Wynwood, Allapattah, and Little Haiti neighborhoods, among others in Miami, let’s talk about what those changes mean to you. Does growth have to mean losing the soul of a community? What do you want our communities to look like?
No Waze Around It: Housing, Money, and Traffic
Does it sometimes seem like all you and your friends ever talk about it how long it takes you to get to work? Do you spend a lot of your Miami time sitting in traffic? But, how to live closer to work without paying crazy $$$$ in rent? Let’s talk about the hustle of Miami life and what it takes to survive here.
This event is on rain or shine and free with RSVP.