Past Events
  • 1st Annual Lets Talk Miami Gardens
    Event Date : May 03, 2014 to May 03, 2014

    Teens & Parents enjoyed complimentary Continental Breakfast and fresh juices courtesy of Winn Dixie Supermarket.  After breakfast, teens and parents attended specially designed workshops on Effective Communication, Bullying, and Social Media.  The Panelist hospitality lounge had a dessert spread of fresh dipped strawberries and cakepops courtesy of Inimitable Events, Inc.  A full hot lunch buffet was provided courtesy of MLK Restaurant of Liberty City.  Attendees were awarded an array of door prizes courtesy of WEDR 99 Jamz, Borinquen Medical Centers of Miami-Dade, Fredrick Francois, KoKo’s Kloset, and the NBA. 

     

    Miami Gardens Councilwoman opened up the afternoon session by thanking the community, the sponsors, panelists and expressing that Let’s Talk is the first of many conversations to come and that we need these sorts of conversations in order to devise a plan to make our communities better.  Hot 105’s Jill Tracey opened up the discussion by stating that misperceptions are often the cause of negative behaviors.  She engaged each panelist on everything from current music, trends, and the lack of positive television programs for youth.  The topic of parental responsibility was raised however all panelists agreed that we all have a responsibility to engage with the youth and direct them to a positive path.  Jill Tracey later in the program opened the floor up for questions and comments by the attendees and the panel was closed out with each panelist providing closing remarks and each promised to continue to play a role in saving our youth and communities. 

     

    Newly appointed, Miami Police Chief Stephen Johnson spoke to the attendees by stating that the first thing he has done is to meet with parents who have lost loved ones’ particularly children.  He expressed that the pain is REAL and that our children killing each other is a reality that needs to be addressed.  Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert addressed the attendees by speaking on social media and how it is important that as parents and adults, we should be mindful and display responsible behavior because children emulate and learn from adults whether they are parents, aunts, cousins or family friends.  

     

    Other special guests were in attendance such as Miami Gardens Police Captain Antonio Brooklen, Miami Dade County Court Judge Honorable Tanya Brinkley, and Student Minister Patrick Muhammad.  This event was sponsored in part by Headliner Market Group, House of Wings, DIEM, Flat Out of Heels, MediaDaddie, and Nu-Sound & Video. 

     

    Let’s Talk Series seeks to engage our youth and the community in discussions that are necessary to promote positive growth, enrichment, and change through unity & collaborations, one series at a time.  The next “Let’s Talk “will take place in August to include a school supply and backpack giveaway.

     

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