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Wade in the Water: A Community Conversation
May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
South Florida PBS is hosting a hybrid screening of “Wade in the Water: A Community Conversation” at the LA Lee YMCA/Mizell Community Center and on Facebook Live. Locally produced in South Florida, this short film expands the conversation around South Florida’s Black communities, the water, and racism, and examines different aspects have led to modern-day lack of swim training and safety programs in the area’s Black neighborhoods. This screening will be followed by a special live taping of Your South Florida Town Hall, with expert panel discussions on social justice, public health and swim safety. Participating in the Social Justice discussion: • Tameka Bradley Hobbs, Ph.D., Executive Director of the A. Philip Randolph Institute for Law, Race, Social Justice, and Economic Policy at Edward Waters University • Robert Morris, Ph.D., College Professor & Historian, NAACP Broward College Chapter Advisor • Cathleen Dean, Emmy-winning filmmaker of “Wade in the Water”, Director of Arts & Theatre Performance at the YMCA of South Florida articipating in the Public Health/Swim Safety discussion: • Yvonne T. Johnson, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, South Miami Hospital • Lee Pitts, Swimming Educator & former competitive swimmer, Host and Executive Producer of “Lee Pitts Live” • Tara M. Montenaro, Executive Vice President of Operations, YMCA of South Florida This program is funded in part through a Florida Humanities Broadcasting Hope Public Media Grant in partnership with South Florida PBS.
May 18 @ 7:00 pm -
May 18 @ 8:30 pm