New Year, New Events!

  • The Voice of Concern: Words not Weapons

When: Saturday, January 6th, 2018 from 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Where: 808 NW 13th TERR, Sistrunk, FL

What: This forum is a safe place for concerned residents to come and talk with one another and the police on how we can effectively strategize on what we can do together as a system to have effective communication and dialogue ongoing. (This forum is right in the community) No parent or resident should ever feel threatened by those sworn in to protect and serve us and no officer should feel afraid to have that friendly conversation with the people in the community he/she serves. When you know the community you serve, it’s easier because you know the people. But, when you are hired in from the outside, barriers come with that. You judge off what statistics say. Simple; Are you going to treat your community the same way you would treat another community? (NO) This forum is not about who’s right or wrong; just simply, how do we MOVE FORWARD? What are we prepared to do together to ease the minds of those who reside in the community? How do we make the environment safe for everyone?

We want to go from one community to the next and hopefully create some great dialogue.

When: Saturday, January 6th, 2018 from 2:00pm – 6:00pm

Where: Winn-Dixie (680 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304)

What: We want YOU to be a part of this campaign.

Join us every Saturday while we knock doors and meet our community to#flip93 with Emma Collum!

We will be collecting petitions to have Emma on the ballot and getting the word out about Emma and this campaign to flip 93!

If this is your first field event don’t worry! We will train and provide you with all the materials. All we need is you!

Bring your friends we cannot wait to see you!

Parking: Outside of the Winn Dixie parking lot

What should I bring: Nothing! Just yourself and some comfortable shoes you will be provided materials and a guide.

When: Saturday, January 6th, 2018 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Where: Villain Theater (5865 NE 2nd Ave, Miami)

What: Want to learn what’s gonna be happening in Tallahassee this legislative session and have a few laughs too?

On Saturday January 6th, our guests will be:

*Representative Robert Asencio, Florida State Representative, District , District 118

*Representative Shevrin Jones, Florida State Representative, District 101

*Ron Bilbao – Legislative Specialist, Florida Education Association

Come join Florida Action Cast and host Matt Mawhinney at the Villain Theater for a live recording of Action on Tap, a news and politics podcast and variety show for a special preview of what will be happening during the 2018 Florida legislative session. Register here:

When: Monday, January 8th, 2018 from 8:00pm – 11:59pm

Where: Hôtel Gaythering (1409 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, Florida 33139)

What: SMASH Hosts Music Monday Karaoke night at Hotel Gaythering every 1st Monday of the month!

We’ll be throwing pettiness, drama and shade all night for the good cause of affordable housing and LGBTQ Homeless Youth in Miami!

FREE to enter, $10 donation gets a drink and a house card, and $5 gets a free jello shot!

When: Saturday, January 13th, 2018 from 10:00am – 1:00pm

Where: Miami Workers Center (745 NW 54th ST, Miami, FL)

What: “The Combahee River Collective, a path-breaking group of radical black feminists, was one of the most important organizations to develop out of the antiracist and women’s liberation movements of the 1960s and 70s. In her newest collection of essays and interviews edited by activist-scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, founding members of the organization and contemporary activists reflect on the legacy of its contributions to Black feminism and its impact on today’s struggles.”

Join us on Saturday, January 13th for an important conversation about “How We Get Free,” The Combahee River Collective, and modern day Black feminism, facilitated by Black Lives Matter Alliance Broward community organizer, Tifanny Burks.

There will also be several Black femme vendors with their products available for purchase!


Femme Saturdays which is a part of the #FemmeAgenda is a sociopolitical educational space that is open to ALL members of our community irrespective of their race, class, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, ability status and etc. This will be a space where we will deepen and enhance our understanding of social justice issues and train ourselves to become more intersectional thinkers.

Lunch will be provided. For interpretation or child care needs, please contact:

When: Monday, January 15th, 2018 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Where: Everglades Correctional Institution (1599 SW 187th Ave, Tamiami, Florida 33185)

What: Celebrate MLK Day by protesting this country’s most prolific racist monuments – its prisons! Florida prisoners are going on strike beginning January 15th in their fight to end prison slavery and improve the deplorable conditions within FL prisons.

The following text is a call from the striking prisoners:

FL Prisoners Call for Operation PUSH to Improve the Lives of Incarcerated People and the Communities We Come From Sending out an S.O.S. to all parties concerned!

We are currently forming a network agency within D.O.C. We are asking all prisoners within the Department of Corrections to take a stand by laying down starting January 15, 2018, until the injustice we see facing prisoners within the Florida system is resolved.

We are calling on all organized groups as well as religious systems to come together on the same page. We will be taking a stand for:

  1. Payment for our labor, rather than the current slave arrangement
  2. Ending outrageous canteen prices
  3. Reintroducing parole incentives to lifers and those with Buck Rogers dates

When: Monday, January 15th, 2018 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Where: Unitarian Universalist Church (3970 NW 21st Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309)

What: “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

One of the primary reasons for my candidacy, Lyles for U.S. Senate,  is embedded in the right to “Be Heard.” It appears that the 1% has gotten comfortable with suppressing the voices of the people and that is not okay. This is a DEMOCRACY!!!

January 15th is the day observed for Dr, King, a leader who sought equality in the face of oppression. There is not a better day to join me in a stance for democracy and to be heard. I will speak and then I want to hear from you. Tell me about the issues that mean the most to YOU!!! TOGETHER, we can show them what democracy truly looks like!!!

This is a FREE event. Social hour will begin at 7:00 pm. The meeting will begin at 7:30. I hope to see you there. #LylesforSenate #InSolidarity #BeHeard

When: Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 from 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Where: 200 SE 18th Ct, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-2828, United States

What: You are Cordially Invited to a Fundraising Reception Honoring Gordon Weekes for Public Defender, Broward County.

When: Saturday, January 20th, 2018 from 7:30am – 10:30am

Where: Osswald Park (2220 NW 21st Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311)


When: Saturday, January 20th, 2018 from 11:30am – 3:30pm

Where: Location TBA

What: This Healing Circle is rooted in Restorative Justice (RJ) which is a process that takes a community, non-punitive approach, to healing from past and current traumas. We live in a society where rape is normalized and consent is not valued. The goal of this workshop is to understand, through RJ, the importance of consent and that promoting healthy and voluntary sexual interactions are ways to end rape culture.

When: Sunday, January 21st, 2018 from 11:00am – 4:00pm

Where: MANA Wynwood (2250 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami, Florida 33127)

What: Women’s March Power to The Polls: Miami Day of Action! In 2017 We Marched! In 2018 We Act!

Hello Women’s March Florida! We are so excited to see the tremendous amount of enthusiasm for our one year anniversary! On January 21, 2018, thousands of women, femmes and allies will come together in Mana Wynwood in Miami Florida, to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Women’s March and to launch our collective 2018 Women’s March agenda: #PowerToThePolls.

From the Women’s March to the Women’s Convention, we’ve seen how powerful we are when we gather together, share space and lift each other up.

This anniversary event in Miami will be a community event focusing on voter registration, ending voter suppression in Florida and supporting our marginalized communities. We seek to register new voters, engage impacted communities, harness our collective energy to advocate for policies and candidates that reflect our values, and collaborate with our partners to elect more women and progressives candidates to office. It will be a day filled with tremendous speakers, community activists, performers and community vendors. Please Join Us!


When: Saturday, January 27th, 2018 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Where: Hollywood Public Library (2600 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, Florida 33020)

What: Please join us for this important discussion! Refreshments will be served.

UNITY360 is series of guided discussions that will provide for a safe and structured forum for open dialogue about the ways in which race, racism, and prejudice shape our society and impact our daily interactions.

The dialogue pairs a carefully selected reading, White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Dr. Carol Anderson, with a facilitated discussion and workshop designed to identify and deconstruct barriers to inclusion across racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic boundaries.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn skills and techniques designed to facilitate interactions and create a foundation for empathy and understanding between people of different backgrounds.

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide, Dr. Carol Anderson (book)

This guided discussion covers topics including the 1950s-70s, Brown vs. Board of Education, urban unrest, and Nixon and Regan’s America.

The sessions are offered free of charge through a partnership with South Florida People of Color. Registration is required. For more information contact MS PoC at Unity360 is a Miami Shores PoC Program.

Sponsored by South Florida People of Color and Take Down Slavery Symbols  Hollywood

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