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Bringing People Together In Celebration of Black History

Delray Speaks is a community forum intended to encourage open dialogue about relevant topics affecting residents and visitors of South Florida. The forum is hosted by the Spady Museum and facilitated by Delray Beach residents. Topics are selected at random by forum participants and organizers. All opinions expressed are acknowledged and respected and belong solely to their owners and do not necessarily reflect those of the Spady Museum, the facilitator or the forum organizers. These forums are open to the public and everyone is welcome.

Next Gathering: Monday, January 19, 2015 

7pm-8:30pm

Location: Spady Museum

Donation: $5

Topic: "Revisiting the Dream: A Community Conversation on Race, Social Responsibility and the Value of Black Life." Held in partnership with the Department of Curriculum Culture and Educational Inquiry of Florida Atlantic University, the discussion will invite residents to talk about solutions to the current state of tensions and how to foster multi-ethnic and multi-cultural awareness among America's diverse populations. Panelists will include: Deputy Police Chief Adam Burden, former interim police chief of the Miami Police Department, Rev. Howard Barr, Pastor of St. Paul Baptist Church, Delray Beach and State Representative Shevrin Jones

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Exit Polls: 

November 19, 2014: When was the black family more cohesive before or after the civil rights movement? 89% before, 11% after

October 22, 2014:  Have you ever been unfairly denied admission into a public building or space? 45% yes, 56% no

September  24, 2014: Have you ever been unfairly denied admission into a public building or space? 50% yes 50% no

August 27, 2014: Are interracial couples that include a black man or woman less accepted in society than other couples? 40%-no, 60%-yes

July 23, 2014: Is the civil rights struggle over? 60%-no, 40%-yes

May 28, 2014: Do you consider yourself beautiful? 83%-yes, 17%-no

April 23, 2014: Do you have a safe house, halfway house, sober house on your street? 8%-yes, 84%-no, 8%-IDK

March 26, 2014: Do you shop or attend events east of Swinton Avenue in Delray Beach? 85%-YES, 15%-NO.  If no, why not? Too expensive -67%, Not comfortable-67%, Not Interested-0, Time-34%

Feb 26, 2014: Do you shop or attend events east of Swinton Avenue in Delray Beach? 100% YES

 

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