Each week the Orlando Sentinel asks two questions of 100 community leaders in Central Florida. Those with access to the online Sentinel can read all of this week’s 100-word responses here. For those without access, my responses are below. (Please note that the paper is now printing selected responses in the Sunday edition rather than the Wednesday edition. The on-line comments are available a day or two before.) My art piece was selected for the print edition this week.
What was the biggest story of the week?
It was lovely to be in the Orlando City Council when Mayor Buddy Dyer was re-presented with an award from Americans for the Arts. The award, originally presented in January at a national conference of mayors, recognizes arts leadership in a city of more than 100,000 residents. What was nice in this presentation was the presence of those from our vibrant local arts community who lead the teams that bring the vision to life.
What will be the biggest story in the coming week?
A coalition of local justice organizations will be sponsoring a talk by Brazil’s Landless Workers Movement Wednesday evening, Feb. 17, at First Unitarian Church on Robinson Street. Attendees will learn about the intersection between the issues faced by these workers and farmers and workers in Florida. It will also be a chance to deepen understanding of how policy decisions made here impact others around the world.
The series focuses on state and local news.
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