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Dr. Jose L. Dotres: Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools

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DR. JOSE L. DOTRES is the Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS), the fourth-largest school district in the nation with over 40,000 employees and 330,000 students. 

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Julie K. Brown: In Pursuit of Justice

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JULIE K. BROWN is an investigative journalist with the “Miami Herald,” best known for pursuing the sex trafficking story surrounding Jeffrey Epstein. She is the recipient of several awards including two George Polk Awards for Justice Reporting. Brown’s book, “Perversion of Justice,” based on her reporting on the Epstein case, was published by William Morrow and Company. The book served as the foundation for a limited series on HBO.

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David Schaecter: Spearheading the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach & the March of the Living

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DAVID SCHAECTER is one of the founders of the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach and of The March of the Living.
“I was born in Czechoslovakia in 1929 in a very small hamlet, In 1940, my father was taken to Auschwitz. A year later, they came for the rest of us.”

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Leticia Bajuyo: Interdisciplinary Artist, Educator

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Through her large-scale works, LETICIA BAJUYO engages audiences and connects with communities through her site-specific installations that involve community collections of media and memories. Bajuyo’s drawings, sculptures, and installations highlight the impact of cultural capital, assimilation, and desire. Her interest in unpacking value perceptions began with her autobiography growing up bi-racial on the border of Illinois and Kentucky

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John Okrent: Poet & Family Doctor

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JOHN OKRENT (b.1981) is a poet and a family doctor.  Okrent’s first book of poems, “This Costly Season,” about the covid pandemic in 2020, was recently published by Arrowsmith.  One of the poems was first published on the front page of the “Seattle Times,” above the fold.

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