Be the Voice and Make a Change

The Village Square Dinner at the Square educates the community on important, and sometimes controversial issues

Broward College Village Square held its final Dinner at the Square on Wednesday, June 6, at the Funky Buddha Brewery in Oakland Park. The non-partisan discussion took a dive into real-time events as youths across the United States, led by survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, are calling for action on gun control.

Guests were provided dinner as they listened to a panel of student representatives and topic experts present varying viewpoints. Moderated by Broward County District 3 Commissioner Michael Udine, the panelists addressed the questions: “Does your voice count?”, “Are the young voices being heard?” and “Will change ultimately occur?” Panelists were Yolanda Cash Jackson, a shareholder at Becker & Poliakoff, and Civil Rights Activist Megan Hobson, a survivor and community activist, spokesperson, and coordinator for Moms Demand Action and Crime Survivors for Safety & Justice, and Mei-Ling Ho-Shing, a survivor and student activist for #NeverAgain at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Jim DeChant, Kirk Englehardt, and Don Cook

David Armstrong, Yolanda Cash Jackson, Greg Haile, Megan Hobson, Mei-Ling Ho-Shing, Michael Udine, and Jack Seiler

Aiyana Edwards and Altavise Davis

Meghan Hobson and Greg Haile

David Armstrong with students from Urban League

Henry Mack and Tim Canova

Greg Haile and Chip LaMarca

Yolanda Cash Jackson, Mei-Ling Ho- Shing, and Megan Hobson

Yolanda Cash Jackson, Megan Hobson, Mei-Ling Ho-Shing, and Michael Udine

Photo credit: Downtown Photo