11 OCTOBER 2018
Starting 05:45 pm
USFSP Student Center Ballroom (200 6th Avenue S)

About the event

An Evening With Mitch Landrieu

The Suncoast Tiger Bay Club invites you to join us for an evening of celebration as we mark 40 years in St. Petersburg. We look forward to a special evening of remembering the past and charting a course for the future on Thursday, October 11th.

In his speech, “Making Straight What Has Been Crooked: How Do We Tell Our History? Whose Voices Are Heard? What Role Does Politics Play?” Mitch Landrieu will address these questions and many others. He takes on the mythologies that propel the alt-right movement and talks honestly about America’s original sin.

In May 2017, as New Orleans’ Confederate monuments came down on his orders—a powerful and courageous decision that earned him the prestigious John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award—Landrieu stepped forward to tell the people of his city why this decision had been made and delivered what has been called by many, “The Speech.”

The speech was lauded by the New York Times’ Frank Bruni as, “the masterpiece we needed at the moment we needed it.” Since that time, Landrieu has been widely considered a favorite to make a run for the presidency in 2020.



On October 11th, we will also honor our 2018 Tiger Bay Award Winners, Robert E. Beach and Bernie McCabe.

Thomas Paine Common Sense Award – Robert E. Beach, retired 6th Circuit Court Judge, will be awarded the Thomas Paine Common Sense Award for his lengthy and exemplary public service. Appointed by Governor Claude Kirk in 1967, Robert E. Beach served tirelessly for 50 years.

Benjamin Franklin Distinguished Leadership Award – State Attorney Bernie McCabe will be awarded the Benjamin Franklin Distinguished Leadership Award. Throughout his decades of service, Mr. McCabe has judiciously used his position to effect justice in many forms.

Tickets & sponsorship

General Admission

  • Admission (Buy 8 to secure a table)
  • Dinner included
  • Cash bar


  • Admission (Buy 8 to secure a table)
  • VIP reception + photo op with Mitch Landrieu
  • Dinner included
  • Open bar during VIP reception

Table Sponsor

  • 8-seat table (4 VIP + 4 GA)
  • 2 signed books
  • Sponsor 2 new members of your choice
  • Thank you on website + social media
  • Table Card & Program recognition
  • Video screen recognition
  • Dinner included

Venue location

USF St Pete Student Center Ballroom

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