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Flagler College to Host Florida Humanities Council Documentary and Discussion on the Future of Florida

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October 1, 2011

Flagler College will host a free screening of the documentary "Florida: Choosing the Future" on Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. in the Flagler College Auditorium. The half-hour film, sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council and Flagler, challenges viewers to grapple with tough decisions that will affect our state's future in government policy, business development, education and citizen involvement.

Following the film there will be a panel discussion by Florida leaders including two-term Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio, Jacksonville civic activist Philip Mobley, and former Department of Community Affairs Secretary Steve Seibert.

Iorio, who left office with an 87 percent approval rating, is now the Leader-in-Residence at the John H. Sykes College of Business at the University of Tampa. Mobley is chair of OneJax, an organization dedicated to promoting understanding and respect among people of different races. He also is on the of Hope Haven Children's Clinic and Family Center. Seibert, a Florida Humanities council board member, has a statewide reputation for helping resolve contentious environmental issues. He also is on the boards of the Fortune 500 crop nutrition company Mosaic, the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes and the Friends of Florida State Parks.

The Flagler College Auditorium is located at 14 Granada St. in St. Augustine.