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 when there are published online, usually late Saturday. For those without access, my responses are below. Selected responses appear in the Sunday print edition.
What was the biggest story of the week?
Orlando’s streets are a vibrant display of community and democracy. The amazing Come Out with Pride parade honored Pulse victims and celebrated diversity. Delayed by Hurricane Matthew, the expanded event drew 150,000. Those who served in our military were honored in the Veterans Day parade. We saw a post-election rally and march against hate. The peaceful event drew 2,000 expressing their concerns about messages sent by the recent election results. A well-organized rally at City Hall showed solidarity with Standing Rock, working to protect land and water from both the Dakota and Florida’s Sable Pipelines. Diverse and engaged! That’s Orlando!
What will be the biggest story in the coming week?
No submission this week.
The series focuses on state and local news.
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