Life is better when lived in community. Communities are stronger when they're diverse. In an effort to give folks small steps toward authentic and diverse community, launched the Orlando Together parade in 2015. In a design/build blitz, we invite kids from our city's neighborhood centers to work with friends from all over town to build floats that represent Orlando Together in 2hours. Once they're done, we parade down Parramore Ave. together to a block party and lunch at ZL Riley Park. Check our Facebook page for upcoming Orlando Together events ⟶
In 2017 we added a dinner on Division street to our Orlando Together efforts. With a curated guest list, this dinner shuts down Division Avenue for one night and turns it into a banquet scene. Over a beautiful meal we discuss the reality that Orlando looks the way it does because we intentionally divided ourselves for decades. The dinner is an affirmation that we don't want to be divided any more.