Miami Shores People of Color was founded by three community members seeking greater representation of people of color in local decision-making and community life. After launching a free public program for Black History Month, we recognized the need for year-round education and racial healing. Our efforts in Miami Shores garnered attention and invitations from other communities. We now do business as South Florida People of Color, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, and have expanded our offerings to include trainings and consultation, in addition to our community programs and Unity360 Dialogues.
Since 2016 SFPoC has conducted more than 20 dialogues and workshops based on readings and films. In addition we held community dialogues in response to the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville and in solidarity with Starbucks’ employee training. A panel discussion “What is Black?” provided an intergenerational and multicultural lens on Blackness in South Florida.
Dedicated to ending racism and bigotry by providing creative opportunities for dialogue and personal connection across the racial divide.
WHAT WE DO
We provide South Florida the chance to participate in social, professional, and cultural events that allow those who typically live segregated lives the valuable opportunity to meet, learn, interact, and connect with each other.
Our mission, message and programs are appropriate for all ages, income levels, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations, religions, gender identities and education levels. Everyone can contribute to ending racism because everyone has a role!