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2003-30 COEXISTENCE INTERNATIONAL OUTDOOR ART EXHIBITRESOLUTION NO. 2003- 30 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA SUPPORTING "COEXISTENCE", AN INTERNATIONAL OUTDOOR ART EXHIBIT PRESENTED BY THE DADE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION'S MIAMI FELLOWS INITIATIVE AND MIAMI-DADE COLLEGE; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. WHEREAS, Coexistence is an international, juried, thought-provoking, billboard-size, outdoor art exhibition created by more than 40 artists from around the world and produced by the Museum of the Seam for Dialogue, Understanding & Coexistence in Jerusalem; and WHEREAS, Coexistence is currently touring the world and is scheduled to be in Miami, as the first exhibit city in North America, from Sunday, November 2 through Sunday, December 7, 2003 at the Miami-Dade College Wolfson Campus; and WHEREAS, Coexistence has been hosted in other global cities, including but not limited to, Jerusalem, Belfast, Luxembourg, Sarajevo, Bern, Berlin, Copenhagen, Zurich, Cape Town, Vierma, and Amsterdam; and WHEREAS, Coexistence will be showcased on the grounds of Miami-Dade College, Wolfson Campus, in downtown Miami, in celebration of the 20'^ Anniversary of the Miami Book Fair International; and WHEREAS, Coexistence will bear giant images having a powerful impact on the City of Miami Gardens and South Florida and further providing visitors an opportunity to reflect on the community's differences and similarities and thus helping the City's communities to affirm their core values regarding tolerance and respect for others; and WHEREAS, the Dade Community Foundation's Miami Fellows Initiative and Miami- Dade College are spearheading the installation of the Exhibit in conjunction with many community organizations and the arts community; and WHEREAS, art is seen as a language with no boundaries and thus the Coexistence Exhibit is expected to speak to all nationalities, all ethnicities, all religions and all ages throughout the community; and WHEREAS, Coexistence will also encompass other community wide activities, including but not limited to, proclaiming the month of November "Coexistence" month, school field trips to the exhibition for public & private schools, classroom workshops regarding the Coexistence curriculum, art competition in public/private schools & universities, local professional artists' competition, roundtable/town hall meetings, faith-based conversations, other interactive activities and conversations; Coexistence Art I^xhibit Reso SG/ho NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AS FOLLOW: Section 1. Expression of Support. The City Council of the City of Miami Gardens is fully supportive of "Coexistence," and international outdoor art exhibit. Section 2. Transmittal of Resolution. The City Manager is hereby directed to ensure that a copy of this resolution is provided to the Miami Fellows Initiative. Section 3. Effective date. This Resolution shall become effective upon adoption. PASSED and ADOPTED this lO'*' day of September 2003 Shirley GibsonAla^OT ^TEST: t Acting City Clerk APPROVED ASTO FORM AND LEGAL ^UFPOTNCY: fans OttmofTnterim City Attorney Moved by; Councilwoman King Seconded by: Councilman Campbell VOTE: Mayor Shirley Gibson Vice Mayor Aaron Campbell Councilman Melvin L. Bratton Councilman Oscar Braynon II Councilwoman Audrey King Councilwoman Sharon Pritchett Councilwoman Barbara Watson X (Yes) ' (Yes) IJ (Yes) X (Yes) X (Yes) X (Yes) X (Yes) (No) .(No) .(No) .(No) (No) .(No) .(No) Coexistence Art Exhibit Reso SG/ho 9G Coexistence City of Miami gardens 17881 NW 2"'' Avenue, Suite 201 Mayor Shirley Gibson Miami Gardens, Florida 33169 Vice Mayor Aaron Campbell Councilman Melvin Bratton Councilman Oscar Braynon II Councilwoman Audrey King Ccuncilwoman Sharon Pritchett Councilwoman Barbara Watson MEMORANDUM To: The Honorable City Council From: Mayor Shirley Gibson Date: September 10, 2003 Re: SUPPORT OF "COEXISTENCE" ART EXHIBIT RECOMMENDATION It is recommended that the City Council approve the attached resolution. REASONS "Coexistence" is an international, juried, thought-provoking, billboard-size, outdoor art exhibition created by more than 40 artists from around the world and produced by the Museum of the Seam for Dialogue, Understanding & Coexistence in Jerusalem. It has been hosted in other global cities, including Jerusalem, Belfast, Luxembourg, Sarajevo, Bern, Berlin, Copenhagen, Zurich, Cape Town, Vienna, and Amsterdam. Coexistence is currently touring the world and is scheduled to be in Miami, as the first exhibit city in North America, from Sunday, November 2 through Sunday, December 7, 2003 at the Miami-Dade College Wolfson Campus, in celebration of the 20'^ Anniversary of the Miami Book Fair International. At this time, we are not able to provide financial support to this project, like other cities may. However, the adoption of this resolution clearly shows that the City is supportive of the Coexistence art exhibit. Coexistence Art Exhibit Agenda Memo SG/ho / August 21, 2003 The Honorable Shirley Gibson City of Miami Gardens 17801 N.W. 2"^ Ave., Suite 201 Miami Gardens, FL 33169 Honorary Co-Chairs Hon. Barbara Carey-Shuler Uiami-Dade Board of County Commissioners Or. Eduardo Padrdn Uiami-Dade Community Coiiege Aaron Podhurst Uiami Art Museum Ruth Shack Dade Community Foundation Mayoral Honorary Committee Hon. Alex Penelas Uiami-Dade County Hon. Manny Diaz City ofUiami Dear Mayor Gibson; Thank you for taking the time to meet with us last Wednesday, August 13, 2003 at the North Dade Chamber. We were encouraged by your enthusiasm for this exciting project and we are honored to have your support. We thank you for your commitment to pursue the $2,500 contribution with your City Council to help support the educational component. As your new municipality does not yet even have a budget, we understand the depth of your efforts and hope that the Council concurs in your judgmeiit regarding the importance of the Coexistence project. This money will be used to buy two mim-exhibition workshop kits for the schools in your community or for any other opportumty to employ art to create a social space to encourage a dialogue on diversity and commumty coexistence. To facilitate your efforts, we have enclosed a proposed resolution to gamer the support of the Council. As the leader of one of the largest minority communities in Miami-Dade County and its third- largest city, we believe you have a prominent role to play in the development of the Coexistence project. We also think that your moral voice is critical to continuing the dialogue that we hope the project will bring. We will keep you informed as the project progresses and look forward to working with you. Thank you for your consideration. Sincerely, Andre' Williams Miami Fellows Initiative Class I David Marko Miami Fellows Initiative Class II Abbey Chase Miami Fellows Initiative Host Committee Alejandro Agulrre Diario Las Americas Dorothy Fields The Bfack ArctiivesAyric Theater Jim Howe National Conference for Community S Justice Alberto Ibarguen The Miami Heraid Alina Interidn Florida Center for the LiteraryArts at Uiami-Dade Community College Gepsle Metellus Sant La Haitian Neighborhood Center Hon. Jimmy Morales Dade Community Foundation Jorge Mursuli People for the American Way Athalie Range Range Funerai Homes Michael Spring Uiami-Dade CulturalAffairs Department Project Manager Abbey Chase Miami Fellows Initiative 1320 South Dixie Highway. Suite 841 Coral Gables, FL 33146 p. 305.663.1222,1:305.661 2221 www.miamifellows.org MIAMI BOOK FAIR INTERNATIONAL Nov. 2, 2003-Nov. 9,2003 www.mi.imibookfair.com COEXISTENCE EXHIBITION by the Museum on the Seam in Jerusalem Nov. 2, 2003 - Dec. 7,2003 www.mots.org.il vmi AN INTERNATIONAL ART EXHIBITION INITIATED BY MUSEUM ON THE SEAM. JERUSALEM PRESENTED BY OAOE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION'S MIAMI FELLOWS INITIATIVE S MIAMI-DADE COLLEGE, WOLrSON NOVEMBER 2 - DECEMBER 7. 2003