Orlando Strong Symposium comes to UCF, highlights effects of recent Florida laws
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This year’s Orlando Strong Symposium: For Our Collective Rights & Freedom aimed to bring awareness to the consequences of recently passed Florida laws. The event was hosted at UCF Downtown, and Sept. 15-16, guests were able to connect and advocate for the rights of of women, immigrants, people of color, workers and LGBTQ+ Floridians.
“I'll be honest, until most recently, it's been hard for me to find hope and joy in these times," Marco Antonio Quiroga, executive director of the Contigo Fund said. "The truth is, hopelessness is the fire of being a marginalized person in this country. But when we feel hopelessness, it is even more urgent that we gather together."