OPEN Aresty Newsletter - December 2019
This holiday season we are grateful for being a part of this vibrant community and for the generosity and support of Mr. Jim Aresty.

Enjoy this OPEN Media sneak peak of Aresty Speaker Jeff Speck at the Palladium on November 13 - and a huge thank you to our partners at Preserve the 'Burg for their brilliant ideas and collaboration!  

That's a smarter, better connected city that learns and grows together...
Our next Aresty Speaker, Vimlendu Jha, is one of India's most influential leaders, is making some serious waves out in the world right now ~ and we're bringing him to St. Petersburg next week!  

Vimlendu was selected as one of six worldwide change makers by CNN International to be a part of the "Be the Change" program, which chronicled his work in a television series for a year and was viewed by more than 100 million people worldwide. 

Just this week, Jha and two others organized a protest about Delhi's rising air pollution which got 
Leonardo Caprio weighing in and helped compel the government to action.

You won't want to miss hearing his inspiring story next Tuesday, December 3rd, 6:30 PM at the Kate Tiedemann College of Business on the USF St. Petersburg campus.
Register for Aresty Speaker Vimlendu Jha

On November 4, OPEN and World Partnerships welcomed a panel of 8 women leaders from Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia to hear stories about their work, their countries, and the challenges and opportunities for women in STEM fields around the globe.

“Hidden No More” is the name of the US Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) special initiatives focused on empowering women leaders worldwide in the STEM fields.

On November 8, OPEN partnered with the Military & Veterans Success Center and Student Veterans Organization at USF St. Petersburg to host a discussion on military veteran benefits, and how minority veterans in particular are faring after two of the longest wars in our nation's history.

Joining us from Washington DC was the Executive Director of the Center for Minority Veterans at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Mr. Stepehn B. Dillard. 
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.
Aresty Speaker and host of the hit NPR program 1A, Joshua Johnson, will join the anchor team at MSNBC early next year. 
Read more here. 
View more on the OPEN Aresty Channel
Look at what we accomplished together this fall! 

That's truly a smarter, better connected city that learn and grows together...
Thank you St. Pete!
A huge thank you to our media partners at:
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