UF to dedicate keynote speech to local community activist

Published: October 20 2006


What: Author Carl Hiaasen’s keynote speech for the University of Florida Campus and Community Sustainability Conference

Who: UF will dedicate Hiaasen’s speech to Doris Bardon, a Gainesville environmental and community activist, who died Oct. 13 at the age of 86. Bardon was a Gainesville/Alachua County community leader whose many contributions to the North Central Florida area included helping to found Women for Wise Growth and the Gainesville Chamber Orchestra. She and co-author Murray Laurie wrote “Creative Leadership for Community Problem Solving.” Bardon was a regular columnist in various publications who brought attention to improving schools, cleaner environment, social justice and racial equality.

When: Oct. 26, 8 p.m.

Where: Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Contact: Dedee DeLongpré, UF’s Director of Sustainability and conference organizer, 352-392-1336