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  1. 1. Clayton P. Solomon Ambassadorial Scholar District 6990 South East Florida, Florida Keys, Grand Bahama Island, Commonwealth of the Bahamas Coral Gables Rotary Club
  2. 3. “ Consider . . . the way North America really works. It is Nine Nations. Each with its capital and distinctive web of power and influence.... These nations look different, feel different, and sound different from each other, and few of their boundaries match the political lines drawn on current maps.... Most importantly, each nation has a distinctive prism through which it views the world.” Joel Garreau, writer for the Washington Post and author of The Nine Nations of North America .
  3. 8. <ul><li>Fast facts: </li></ul><ul><li>The “Sunshine State” </li></ul><ul><li>4 th largest state in the U.S. -17,000,000 (compared to 20,400,000 in Australia). </li></ul><ul><li>2,900 kilometers of coastline (compared to 25,760 kilometers in Australia) </li></ul><ul><li>17 centimeters of coastline per person (compared to 1.25 meters in Australia) </li></ul>
  4. 9. Coral Gables The “City Beautiful” <ul><li>One of 31 municipalities in Miami-Dade County </li></ul>
  5. 10. <ul><li>405,000 pop. (city of); 5.5 million (greater) </li></ul><ul><li>65.8% Latino / Hispanic; 35 % Cuban </li></ul><ul><li>22.3% African American / Black (many of whom are of Caribbean descent </li></ul>
  6. 11. How did I get here?
  7. 12. Service
  8. 16. Advocacy
  9. 19. Social Justice “The first duty of government is . . .”
  10. 28. <ul><li>LLM, International Law </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on social justice </li></ul><ul><li>Areas of interest: corporations & human rights, disaster law, right to education, mediation of int’l conflicts. </li></ul>
  11. 29. The “Five Year Plan” In other words . . . R.O.I.
  12. 30. email c [email_address] phone 0450 168 050 website www.claytondownunda.blogspot.com

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