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Overview | 10 Days of Connection 2019
May
11
to Apr 30

Overview | 10 Days of Connection 2019

Take a look at how we love loudly as a community for the first 10 days of May.

The 10 Days of Connection is an annual community-led challenge to fight divisiveness by bringing together people from different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to unite in our shared humanity. Click on this event for a sneak peek of connection experiences in 2019!

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Do YOU Have Anything in Common with a UU?
May
10
6:00 PM18:00

Do YOU Have Anything in Common with a UU?

UU Miami is bringing together Miami residents for discussion and connection around the common beliefs, values and hopes for our community that we hold, despite our different religious or cultural backgrounds. This will be an opportunity for us to acknowledge our differences but also our shared values, framed around our 7 UU Principles. We will enjoy coffee, tea and light bites on a Friday evening to close out the 10 Days of Connection making connections with people we never really thought to connect with.

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#LetsDoLunch @ The Copper Door B&B
May
10
12:00 PM12:00

#LetsDoLunch @ The Copper Door B&B

The Copper Door B&B and Ana Sofía Peláez, author of the James Beard-nominated The Cuban Table, come together for a Cuban inspired lunch and conversation about the cultural differences that keep us apart and the city that needs us to come together. This connection experience is necessary in South Florida because it incorporates how important cultural diversity is and how they make up who we are in our communities.

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How to be a Real Ally in the Workplace
May
10
12:00 PM12:00

How to be a Real Ally in the Workplace

In a state as diverse as Florida it is important that our workplaces reflect this diversity. Being open to diversity often just requires a personal connection and that's what we hope to leave you with after this lunch and learn.

This event is open to all members of the community who are interested in learning about how to become a better ally in the workplace for the LGBT community. The event includes complimentary lunch and will focus particularly on how to be an ally to the trans community. We encourage you to come and join us for this interactive experience and learn a little more about our community.

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 #LetsDoLunch Day!
May
10
12:00 AM00:00

#LetsDoLunch Day!

MCCJ invites you to ask a stranger to lunch today to advance our community in understanding and respect of others through conversation. MCCJ challenges all of us to embrace Miami’s diversity and build an inclusive community by asking a person who you see everyday but do not know their story to grab a bite to eat. This can be a co-worker, a neighbor, a person who works at a business that you frequent, or even someone you ride the elevator with everyday but have never spoken to. Engage with the community and help build bridges so we can all love loudly.

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Ask An Asian Again
May
9
7:00 PM19:00

Ask An Asian Again

Many times, even among Asians, there are misconceptions and stereotypes about what it means to be Asian. By creating a safe environment, we are allowing a space for these seemingly "silly" questions to be addressed and for us to embrace the differences that divide us. The National Association of Asian American Professionals along with SoFlo Asians, Asian American Advisory Board - Miami Dade County, and Chopsticks House are inviting all local south Floridians to learn more about Asian professionals' points of views on issues throughout our region. Come and listen to us share what are our challenges are and how we overcome them. The panelists will hold different professions and be from various parts of Asia. We welcome questions from the participants and hope that the discussions create an understanding that bridges diversity and compassion for inclusion.

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The Maven Pitch Competition: Harnessing the Power of Meaningful Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Community Initiatives 
May
9
7:00 PM19:00

The Maven Pitch Competition: Harnessing the Power of Meaningful Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Community Initiatives 

Maven is showcasing what is possible when we harness the power of meaningful diversity, equity, and inclusion in making South Florida thrive by inviting all members of the community to the Maven Pitch Competition. Join Maven Leadership Collective’s second South Florida cohort of queer and trans social impact leaders of color as we present our community initiatives in hopes of receiving up to $1,000 in sponsorship funding. See how we are killing it on a range of issues that help Miami to thrive— everything from investing in the political power of Black women to access in the arts and HIV prevention and education.  

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Dance Band Night
May
9
6:30 PM18:30

Dance Band Night

The Rhythm Foundation is bringing together dancers of all levels (from wall flowers to pros) for a night of swing music to build new relationships over a shared love of movement. Studies show that dancing encourages people to feel closer to others so come and connect with us and enjoy our sunset happy hour starting at 6:30pm. Bring your friends and commemorate the evening with a stop in our vintage photo booth!

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Let's Make Some Moves To Connect
May
9
6:00 PM18:00

Let's Make Some Moves To Connect

Making Moves Universal, with the support of YWCA and MAIACA, is bringing together South Florida locals for an evening of movement-based healing to the sounds of international music. Dr. Mehta, as a professional choreographer and oncologist, designed this community program to emphasize how movement can enhance healing and empower diverse individuals dealing with any chronic illness or stressor. “We may not dance, but we all make moves.” Join us to connect with one another, celebrate our shared humanity and conquer pain. Musical sounds in Spanish, Portuguese, Hindi and English will be played so come ready to make moves!

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Miami Rising Happy Hour at the Rosenstiel School
May
9
6:00 PM18:00

Miami Rising Happy Hour at the Rosenstiel School

Sea-level rise and other climate change impacts pose growing problems for South Florida communities. Engaged residents are starting to rise to these challenges, with mitigation and adaptation efforts in their neighborhoods and cities. UM researchers are learning more about what new challenges a changing climate may bring. Neighbors, come talk with UM researchers to learn more about their work and what it means for us. Scientists, come brainstorm questions that your community wants answered. Open to all South Floridians who want to be part of applying science toward solutions; no prior knowledge required.

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Speed Storytelling Event with Homegrown Narratives
May
9
6:00 PM18:00

Speed Storytelling Event with Homegrown Narratives

Homegrown Narratives LLC is bringing together social entrepreneurs of color to play an interactive storytelling game where everyone will be encouraged to share their story and connect in our shared humanity. For far too long, social impact entrepreneurs of color have had their stories told for them by the media, by stakeholders and by others. It's time social impact entrepreneurs of color reclaim their own narratives and tell their own stories.

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Teacher Appreciation Happy Hour with P.S. 305 & PAMM
May
9
5:00 PM17:00

Teacher Appreciation Happy Hour with P.S. 305 & PAMM

We believe that it takes a village to raise a child. That's why P.S. 305 and PAMM are bringing the community together to celebrate and appreciate Miami's educators. Through our Teacher Appreciation Happy Hour, we are bringing together Miami-Dade County educators and community organizations for a Happy Hour at the PAMM with the goal of discussing ways to improve education in Miami, highlighting local programs that support teachers, and celebrating national teacher appreciation week.

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The Future is Female But is it Equal?
May
9
4:30 PM16:30

The Future is Female But is it Equal?

The Miami-Dade County Commission for Women is bringing together Miami locals who care about women's rights for a roundtable discussion about the hot topics affecting women at the national, state, and local level. Women are a majority of the population in Miami-Dade County and the most recent 2019 Status of Women Report shows that women are lagging behind in some key economic indicators. Legislation is also being debated at all levels of government that affect the well-being of women. As a result the work of the Commission for Women advocates for women in the community and strives to improve their quality of life. Join us and help us discuss ways to build an equitable future.

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Venture Cafe's #ThursdayGathering: Cultivating Connectivity around the Overlooked & Underestimated
May
9
4:00 PM16:00

Venture Cafe's #ThursdayGathering: Cultivating Connectivity around the Overlooked & Underestimated

Come connect, create, and collaborate to build a stronger Miami.

Venture Cafe Miami believes that everyone is an innovator, and that innovation is for everyone. Join our #ThursdayGathering, which brings together 350+ people for an interactive evening full of workshops, breakout sessions, activations, games, community building, and more! During the month of May, Venture Cafe Miami is curating its weekly #ThursdayGathering around the theme "Overlooked & Underestimated."

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Children's Mental Health Awareness Film Screening
May
9
9:00 AM09:00

Children's Mental Health Awareness Film Screening

The Florida  Association for Infant Mental Health (FAIMH) is bringing together Miami residents to join us to learn about children's mental health, including a screening of RESILIENCE, a powerful film about a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. Trailblazers in pediatrics, education and social welfare are using cutting-edge science and field-tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress—and the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose. Then, they are invited to stay for lunch and connect with providers and organizations in our community who are providing these critical mental health support services.

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Open Houses During the Month of Ramadan
May
8
7:15 PM19:15

Open Houses During the Month of Ramadan

Coalition of South Florida Muslim Organizations (COSMOS) is inviting all South Florida Locals to take part of their open house to experience Iftar, the breaking of their fast during Ramadan. (Muslims fast from Dawn to Dusk for 30 days during the month of Ramadan -May 6th through June 5.) COSMOS is hosting this event to stand up against Islamophobia, present the true meaning of Islam and Muslim Culture, as well as giving locals the opportunity to connect with  their Muslim neighbors. After breaking the fast with dates, water, and fruits, attendees will also observe a short moment of Muslim prayers and conclude with free dinner.

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Stories of Second Chances
May
8
6:30 PM18:30

Stories of Second Chances

Storytelling is a powerful tool to connect on our humanity and to realize that just like our LEAP graduates, we’ve all benefited from second chances. LEAP and The Thumb Fighter are bringing together South Florida locals for an evening of storytelling. Attendees will have the opportunity to share a 5 minute personal story of a time when they got a second chance. It doesn’t matter how big or small, we all have a story of a time when we got another shot.

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You Can Sit With Us
May
8
6:30 PM18:30

You Can Sit With Us

Las Comadres is hosting an evening of true connection among people with differing political viewpoints. At a time when people seem more polarized and set in their views, we will host guided conversations based on our common ground: from childhood stories to relationships and traveling. We will boldly see the humanity in one another again with kindness, respect, and curiosity.

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Around the Campfire: An Evening of Storytelling and S'mores with Girl Scouts of all ages
May
8
6:30 PM18:30

Around the Campfire: An Evening of Storytelling and S'mores with Girl Scouts of all ages

Girl Scouts is bringing together girls and women of all ages from South Florida for a multi-generational night of storytelling over a campfire with s'mores. We know there are thousands of Girl Scouts alums in South Florida but rarely do we have the opportunity for them to come together. We hope this event will be a way for girls and women of all ages and backgrounds to connect with each other and reconnect with their Girl Scout experience.

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 Climate change: how does it impact me and how can I be a part of the solution?
May
8
6:30 PM18:30

Climate change: how does it impact me and how can I be a part of the solution?

This event is open to everyone willing to talk about climate change. In South Florida, climate change impacts all of us, but not equally. Unfortunately, our vulnerable neighborhoods are more at risk. This event offers an opportunity for participants to learn why it’s so important to curb climate change impacts, not only to protect our beautiful state, but to safeguard ourselves and our most vulnerable communities.

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We ​A​re ​B​etter ​T​ogether: An ​E​vening to ​C​onnect with ​S​ocial​ ​C​​onscious ​L​ocals
May
8
6:00 PM18:00

We ​A​re ​B​etter ​T​ogether: An ​E​vening to ​C​onnect with ​S​ocial​ ​C​​onscious ​L​ocals

Miami Community is bringing together individuals that are making a difference in Miami-Dade County. If you work for a nonprofit or want to get involved in our community, join us as we connect to learn and be inspired by one another. We hope to gather and hear from our local heroes, be inspired through their stories, and find ways to work together so we can be more effective. As we connect, we will learn the reasons behind what motivates us all to make a social impact. ​Come and share with us your journey to social consciousness.

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Learn To Avoid Caregiver Burnout
May
8
11:00 AM11:00

Learn To Avoid Caregiver Burnout

It is easy to forget about our own emotional well being when we are caring for young students all day long. In order to best serve our students we must learn how to best serve ourselves. The Thomas Armour Youth Ballet is bringing together all after school caregivers throughout the county for a workshop focused on caregiver burnout to discuss and implement simple stress reducing routines. Join us to learn how to avoid burnout in ways that can be easily  implemented every day to help regulate emotions and stress levels.

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Walk/Run/Wheel Together: Brickell
May
7
7:00 PM19:00

Walk/Run/Wheel Together: Brickell

As a community, we must take steps towards normalizing the inclusion of athletes of diverse abilities in the various sporting events and activities taking place in Miami. One way to include athletes in the narrative is by making events as inclusive as possible. ThumbsUp International, together with the Brickell Run Club powered by Nike+ Run Club, will bring athletes of diverse abilities to participate in a weekly running activity taking place in the Brickell area. This event will be done with a focus on inclusivity, so please come as you are and run/walk/wheel with us!

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Census: Count Us All in!
May
7
12:00 PM12:00

Census: Count Us All in!

The Children's Trust is bringing together a panel of people to discuss the myths and the benefits of the 2020 census.  This is open to anyone in the general public, employment services, community members, caregivers. $29 billion dollars in funding is tied to the 2020 Census count. No matter who you are and where you live, this count effects you. The Children’s Trust is asking you to come and learn, ask questions, and engage so you can give the voiceless in your community a voice.

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Sound the Alarm - Goulds
May
7
9:00 AM09:00

Sound the Alarm - Goulds

The Red Cross is bringing together locals who would like to volunteer and work alongside fire departments, and other local groups, to provide smoke alarm services. Attendees will get to know local heroes by being a part of this connection experience. You will also have the opportunity to visit homes that are at-risk for home fires to install free smoke alarms, replace batteries in existing alarms, and educate families about fire prevention and safety.

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For Once in My Life – The Spirit of Goodwill Band Movie Screening
May
6
4:00 PM16:00

For Once in My Life – The Spirit of Goodwill Band Movie Screening

United Way of Miami-Dade is hosting a movie night showing For Once in My Life, a film about the Spirit of Goodwill Band which is made up of musicians with a wide range of mental and physical disabilities. Get inspired and learn how this unique group turned their disabilities into a driving force to overcome obstacles by getting inside look into their day-to-day lives, concert footage and behind the scenes. The film producer and some of the movie starts will be in attendance. Popcorn and soda will be served. In the spirit of coming together, movie goers are encouraged to bring a dish representative of their culture to share with guests. Hors d'oeuvres will be served.

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Interfaith Breakfast
May
6
8:00 AM08:00

Interfaith Breakfast

The YWCA invites all South Florida Locals from all walks of life for an interfaith breakfast to have a conversation about social justice and how we all can play a role in ending the over-policing, profiling, and criminalization of youth. At this interfaith breakfast, we aim to unite religious groups, schools and social services. Join us as we connect through our shared humanity and find solutions to save our youth.

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Target Lab x Miami
May
4
4:00 PM16:00

Target Lab x Miami

Bringing together the Miami community for an afternoon of dynamic professional development workshops and networking with Target leaders - there will be food, drinks, music, and fun surprises! The business case for Diversity & Inclusion is about being able to find employees that reflect the perspectives of consumers. During our time together, you will walk away with the tools and examples of things you can do to activate who you are within your organization and in the service of your organizations purpose. The goal is for you to learn to be yourself in a group while also being one of the group.

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SDG14 EcoWalk
May
4
4:00 PM16:00

SDG14 EcoWalk

Social Impact Movement is partnering with Debris Free Oceans for a EcoWalk afternoon at the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park sharing facts related to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal #14 Life Below Water in Miami while getting to know each other, our roles on the planet, networking, and volunteering. This EcoWalk Beach Cleanup will be lead by ocean scientist, captured by drones, and will have endless possibilities to share our humanity with the ocean.

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La Perle de Miami: Little Haiti Tour
May
4
2:00 PM14:00

La Perle de Miami: Little Haiti Tour

It is important to engage with and learn from the different communities that make Miami, Miami. Little Haiti is home to one of the largest Haitian populations in the United States and bustles with Haitian-owned businesses, creole cooking and unique art – creating one of the most vibrant neighborhoods in Miami.

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Guided Meditation with Katog Tingzin Ling
May
4
2:00 PM14:00

Guided Meditation with Katog Tingzin Ling

Internal peace is key to external harmony within ourselves and our community! Katog Tinzing Ling - Meditation Center is inviting all South Florida locals to come to one of three 20 minute guided meditation sessions to develop spiritual friendships and build  connections between their respective communities. We are a place for Miami's diverse communities to come together and we will provide socializing time before and after meditations.

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