National Debt Civic Dinner at Vizcaya

FIU Honors College students at a Civic Dinner event in 2018 at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens (Photo by JW Bailly CC BY 4.0)

The FIU Honors College, Civic Dinners, and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens are partnering again to host “National Debt 101“: a conversation among millennials about the state and impact of the national debt. The event will take place on Thursday, January 24th, 2019 and will be hosted and organized by Lily Fonte, an undergraduate student in the FIU Honors College who is majoring in Broadcast Media. The event will once again be held at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. Participants must bring their own lunch and must register by requesting an invite to the event.

National Debt 101

“To many American Millennials, the national debt may seem like an abstract concern. In an era of quickly growing debt and political polarization, the country’s national debt is consistently placed on the back burner by our political leaders on both sides of the aisle. But our generation actually has the most at stake when it comes to policy decisions made today about our country’s fiscal and economic future, and it’s up to us to come together and speak up. This conversation is geared toward college students and administrators.” – (Civic Dinners Official Website)

US National Debt (Public & Intergovernmental) (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

Please prepare by reviewing these links:

5 Facts About the National Debt by Drew Desilver

The Long Story of U.S. Debt, From 1790 to 2011, in 1 Little Chart by Matt Phillips

US National Debt Clock: Real Time

Isabella Marie Garcia

Stephanie Sepúlveda  & John William Bailly 22 January 2019


Author: Isabella Marie Garcia

I'm currently an undergraduate student in the Honors College at Florida International University double majoring in English with a concentration in Literature and Women’s and Gender Studies, and double minoring in French Language and Culture and Art History. I'm heavily interested in work that challenges gender ideals, female sexuality, and brings taboo subjects up to the surface. I hope that my work, whether it be through written, visual, or spoken word, can help challenge even just one individual to see how important intersectionality is within our world and one’s own local community. My writing blog can be found at

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