Florida Area Events

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Upcoming Events:

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Thursday, June 28, 2018, 9:30-11:30 am (9:30 reception, 10:00 program)
The Challenges of Mexico
Join Active Minds for an in-depth look at our neighbor to the south, including the recent Presidential elections there. We will cover Mexican history and recent events as we seek to understand how this country fits in the regional puzzle of North, Central and South America. We will examine key issues in Mexican relations with the U.S. including immigration, trade relations and border security.
Location: Village on the Isle, 920 Tamiami Trail South, Venice, FL 34285... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 941-486-5492

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Thursday, July 26, 2018, 9:30-11:30 am (9:30 reception, 10:00 program)
Puerto Rico
Devastated by hurricane Maria this past September, Puerto Rico is still far from fully recovered. Total losses from the storm are expected to exceed $100 billion. Hundreds have died and the rebuilding of infrastructure has been much slower than many had hoped. Join Active Minds as we review the history of this important U.S. Territory, including how U.S. policies have impacted its economy and its people over the past century. We will end with a look forward as to what the future may hold for the island as it continues to rebuild.
Location: Village on the Isle, 920 Tamiami Trail South, Venice, FL 34285... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 941-486-5492

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Thursday, August 23, 2018, 9:30-11:30 am (9:30 reception, 10:00 program)
The Year 1968: Chaos, Conflict & Change
The year 1968 was a year of chaos, conflict and change—all brought into America’s living rooms by television. It began in January with the Tet Offensive in Vietnam and ended with the successful completion of the Apollo 8 moon orbit mission. In between we saw civil rights struggles, student protests, political upheaval, and the assassination of both Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy. Join Active Minds as we travel back in time to this key year in history to explore these and other important events.
Location: Village on the Isle, 920 Tamiami Trail South, Venice, FL 34285... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 941-486-5492

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