Wide Awake America

Tuesday: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Wide Awake America features authors, thinkers, change-makers, and witnesses discussing the toughest social and political topics with an eye open to the way forward. Nadine Smith is a world-renowned activist bringing people together to build a future that includes us all.

Wide Awake America: Smart conversations on the fundamentals of democracy.

We are at a crossroads in America right now. The collision of the greying of America and the browning of America means an aging white population faces a generation of young Black, Brown, and Queer citizens ready for the full meaning of democracy.

Will the theocratic right grabs the reins of society? Will the Democratic majority find its way around the grip of the gerontocracy in time to preserve a livable climate? Are there paths back to healing spiritual lives and meaningful community in the face of toxic social media and an emboldened fascist movement?

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Nadine Smith

Nadine Smith is the Executive Director of Equality Florida, the state's largest organization dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. In 2022, she was named to the Time100, TIME's annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world

An award-winning journalist turned organizer, Nadine was one of four national co-chairs of the 1993 March on Washington. She was part of the historic meeting between then - President Clinton - the first Oval Office meeting between a sitting President and LGBTQ community leaders. She served on the founding board of the International Gay and Lesbian Youth Organization.

She served on President Obama's National Finance Committee.

Nadine has been named one of the state's "Most Powerful and Influential Women" by the Florida Diversity Council. She has received the League of Women Voters' Woman of Distinction Award, and was named one of the 100 Most Influential Floridians by Influence Magazine.

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