Former Florida Governor and former U.S. Sen. Bob Graham will be the featured speaker May 22 at the launching of a chapter of The Village Square by the Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions at St. Petersburg College.
Gov. Graham, who served two terms as governor and three terms in the Senate, is regarded as one of Florida’s and the nation’s senior statesmen, respected on both sides of the political aisle for his collaborative leadership style and for his 38-year career of public service.
Gov. Graham will keynote the Institute’s new non-partisan public educational forum from 6-8 p.m. at the Conference Center on the Seminole Campus of SPC, 9200 113th St. N. His topic will be “Restoring Civics Education and Renewing Our Democracy.”
The Village Square is intended to be a replica of the successful public debate forum co-founded in Tallahassee by SPC President Bill Law. It is dedicated to maintaining factual accuracy in civic and political debate by growing civil dialog on divisive issues. Its membership includes a cross-section of community leaders representing both major political parties from across Pinellas County who believe that dialog and discernment are important to common-sense problem-solving.
Village Square memberships are $68 for a season of four dinner events, and member dinner reservations are $30. Guest tickets for individual events will be offered on a space-available basis for $40.
You can make reservations online for the May 22 event. For more information on The Village Square, please phone 727-394-6251.