2015 Miami Roundtable
The Boston College Nelson Chair Roundtable on Examining Neighborhood-Based Change in Overtown Miami was held in partnership with the Overtown Children & Youth Coalition (OCYC) on May 7th and 8th, 2015 at Barry University in Miami Shores and at the University of Miami Life Science and Technology Park in Downtown Miami. Dr. Anderson J. Franklin of the Lynch School of Education and Human Development at Boston College and Saliha Nelson, Chairwoman of the OCYC, moderated the sessions.
For the first time ever a Nelson Chair Roundtable was held “in the field” in order that the Overtown coalition could come together in their home territory to share open dialogue and collaboration. The two day event brought together approximately 88 attendees from over 30 local organizations, including the OCYC Board of Directors, several sponsors, and stakeholders in the community. The Roundtable began with an evening reception and colloquium on Florida Children’s Initiatives. The second day allowed for OCYC members and partners to gather for a variety of planned discussion topics, and featured a keynote presentation by Charles Auslander, former President and CEO of The Children’s Trust.