As we've written about before, Miamians really need to step up their level of engagement in the community. It's easy to complain about corruption in government, decreased services or other perceived ills, but it's difficult to show up at public meetings, volunteer and follow local elections. Changing systems and mindsets that keep people from getting involved is the subject of the fourth Imagine Miami Changemaker Conference: "Sustaining Livable Communities through Civic Activism."
Registration is still open for the conference, which will take place May 7 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Temple Israel. This is a great opportunity to hear from elected officials such as Katy Sorenson, participate in workshops such as "Transportation Equity" and network with other changemakers. If you are looking to get involved, this is a great place to start. If you are already working in the community, come inspire others and look for ways to collaborate. We hope to see you there!