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Catalyst Miami Holding Its 3rd Anti-Poverty Summit “Building Resilience in a Changing Climate” at Miami-Dade College, Wolfson Campus


June 1, 2017

MIAMI, FL – On June 3, 2017, 10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M., Catalyst Miami will host its third Anti-Poverty Summit to identify equitable, collaborative, and sustainable solutions to South Florida's greatest challenges, including sea level rise and building climate resilience. The Summit will convene members of the community as well as leaders from the public and private sectors to address resilience through a broad lens, focusing on three of its main determinants: transportation, healthcare, and affordable housing.

Attendees will meet at Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus, Building 2, Room 2106 (First Floor); and will participate in strategy sessions following a panel discussion and showcase, where we will hear from individuals involved in successful collaborative models in Medellín, Colombia and US cities.

Speakers include:

Meera J. Bhat, North America Cities Director, The Nature Conservancy
Miriam Harmatz, Senior Health Law Attorney, Florida Legal Services
Viviana Tobon, Assistant Director of Mobility, Metropolitan Area of Aburra Valley (Medellin)
Kimberly Vermeer, ClimateCARE Project Lead, Neighborhood of Affordable Housing, Inc.

Government officials attending include:

State Sen. Jose Javier Rodriguez
State Sen. Daphne Campbell
State Rep. Nicholas Duran
State Rep. Barbara Watson
State Rep. Robert Asencio Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava, Miami Dade County, District 8
Commissioner Ken Russell, City of Miami, District 2
James Murley, Chief Resilience Officer, Miami Dade County
Jane Gilbert, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Miami

Sponsors for this event are The Nature Conservancy, Health Foundation of South Florida, and Miami Dade College.


Event Contact: Aidil Oscariz
Tel.: 786-258-1641
Email: [email protected]

Media Contact: Molly Delahunty
Tel.: 7864141292


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