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HOT TOPICS

Each month on the second Wednesday, we host experts, local officials, and candidates for upcoming elections in a forum exploring the hottest topics.

Your ticket includes a delicious buffet lunch to be enjoyed along with food for thought.  Click below to secure your space.

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"Making democracy work one bite at a time"

Monthly Luncheons:
2nd WED of the month, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM 
(doors open at 11:10 AM...program begins at 11:30 AM)
$25 for members        $35 for non-members
($5 late registration fee after FRI before Hot Topics)
Held at The Sorosis Club
501 E Livingston Street, Orlando, FL
*Visitor parking beside building, in lot behind building as well as on-street parking
 

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ACEs: The Biggest Public Health Crisis You've Never Heard Of

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are traumatic events that occur in childhood (0-17 years). Research shows that these experiences are linked to a change I the brain that leads to a lifetime of poor outcomes including suicide, chronic diseases (cancer/heart disease), impaired learning, mental illness, obesity, addiction and substance abuse.

 

Additionally, “the economic and social costs to families, communities and society totals hundreds of billions of dollars each year” according to the CDC.  The former head of the American Academy of Pediatrics named ACEs “the single greatest unaddressed public health threat facing our nation today.”

 

Yet ACES’s can be prevented and trauma damage to the brain can be healed. Come learn about this important topic that touches upon so many League Advocacy committees’ work to envision what we can do together to create a resilient community. 

 

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Resources and Information - 2020 HOT TOPICS PANELS









Moderator: 

Jackie Brockington

 

Panelists:

Elizabeth Thompson

 

Dr. Lavon W. Bracy

 

Tiffany Moore Russell

 




 


 





Moderator & Panelists:

Nancy Alvarez-WKMG & WUCF

Channa Lloyd-Partnership Specialist-Atlanta Regional Center

Jackie Colon-SE Reg. Dir. National Assn.of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund

Lavon B. Williams-Org. Co. Community Action Division Mgr.