OPEN Aresty Newsletter - November 2019
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"When women succeed, countries succeed."

OPEN and World Partnerships have connected with the U.S. State Department and The Walt Disney Company to bring St. Petersburg eight women leaders from Argentina, Egypt, Estonia, Malta, Paraguay, South Africa, Vietnam, and Zambia. 

Inspired by the hit movie Hidden FiguresHidden No More brings to the United States women from around the world who have excelled in STEM careers such as spacecraft engineering, data solutions, data privacy, and STEM-related education.

Come meet these dynamic leaders and be a part of the conversation!
Monday, November 4th at 6:30 

This event is free and OPEN to the public.
Reserve your seat now!
St. Pete's "walkability" has been part of it's charm and draw. But will we lose that as we grow?

OPEN, The Aresty Speaker Series, and Preserve the 'Burg are proud to bring you an evening with renowned urban planner Jeff Speck to discuss the importance of walkability in building an engaged, healthy, and economically viable community. 

The event is also made possible thanks to the support of The Palladium, AARP, St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership, Smith & Associates Real Estate, and Duke Energy.

Wednesday, November 13, 7:00 PM (VIP Reception 6:00 PM) 
OPEN's Future City Theme is powered by:  
Join the community as we envision a smart, inclusive city of the future.
Register for Aresty Speaker Jeff Speck
What can India teach Tampa Bay about sustainability? Apparently a lot. 

Vimlendu Jha is an activist and social entrepreneur operating from Delhi, India, known for his innovative and unconventional approaches to contemporary environmental and social issues.
Tuesday, December 3, 6:30 PM

Theme Radical Schools - A fresh take on learning intersecting education, music and sports
Register for Aresty Speaker Vimlendu Jha
On September 14th, one week before the United Nations Climate Summit, OPEN had a frank conversation with Delaney Reynolds, youth activist, and lead plaintiff in Reynolds V. Florida - a class action lawsuit by eight young people asserting that the State of Florida and its agencies and officials violated fundamental rights to a stable climate system under Florida common law and the Florida Constitution. Its gotten Jack Black's attention - and it certainly captured our's as well.

Following her talk, OPEN hosted a panel discussion with another plaintiff in the suit, Valholly Frank, Dick Jacobs, a retired lawyer and nature photographer, and City of St. Petersburg Sustainability Coordinator Alex Hancock. 

Future City Theme - Join us as we envision a smart, inclusive city for the future.
Listen to the talk by Delaney Reynolds

Listen to the panel discussion 
On September 30th Leaders and other stakeholders in the local hospitality space gathered to have an OPEN Conversation on how Tampa Bay can become known for hospitality and service in Florida and beyond. 

Common Ground Theme -  Through storytelling, art and civil dialogue.
How are journalists from around the world dealing with "fake news?"

On October 3rd, OPEN and World Partnerships brought 23 journalists from 21 different countries as part of the International Visitior Leadership Program (IVLP) and Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists to help us understand just that.

Check out the full story thanks to our partners at USFSP Connect 
Photo: Dillon Mastromarino/USFP Connect

Many thanks to our partners at Community Foundation of Tampa Bay for helping all of us find Common Ground - through storytelling, art, and civic dialogue with their generous support of our Common Ground theme.
Coming up next -  

Honoring our Veterans

In honor of Veterans Day, USF St. Petersburg is hosting its annual Veterans Expo on November 8, featuring a panel discussion on Veterans benefits and diversity issues, a mobile vet center and more.

The OPEN Conversation featuring the honorable Stephen B. Dillard, Executive Director of the Center for Minority Veterans, Veterans Administration, Washington D.C.

Friday, November 8, 10:00 AM

Join the OPEN Conversation!

Live Well Theme - Wellness, healing, laughter, art

Ten inspiring people. Ten uplifting stories.

OPEN is proud to partner with Imagine Museum to host their smash hit event TEN X TEN. Sold out on every occasion, TEN X TEN is now taking their show on the road – and in November they will be at the Lynn Pippenger Hall Auditorium at the Kate Tiedemann College of Business on the USF St. Petersburg campus. 

Wednesday, November 20, 6:30 PM

Tickets go quick - so register now!
Pulitzer prize winning author Gilbert King has a candid conversation about race with the Honorable Judge Charles E. Williams of Florida's Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court.
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There is something for everyone this fall at OPEN!
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