Exhibit Opening Reception
Thursday, February 6, 2020, 6 - 8 PM
Miami Shores Multipurpose Center
9900 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores, FL 33138
The Black History of Miami Shores exhibit will explore our community’s past at pivotal points in history. We will examine the role of racial discrimination and Black people’s contributions to Miami Shores’ development as a residential community. Using contemporaneous accounts, newspaper clippings and public records, we will put Miami Shores history in the context of national and international events as well as the happenings in surrounding areas. The exhibit will take us right up to the present with quotes and testimony from people who live, learn, play and work in and around our village.
The exhibit is an effort to open a dialogue among ourselves and with our neighbors about our shared history. It will be on display at Brockway Memorial Library during Black History Month 2020. An opening reception will feature speakers, performances and refreshments by Amaranthine Bistro and wine bar by Robert Bourne Real Estate. A Unity360 Community Race Dialogue at Miami Shores Community Church will provide an opportunity for a deeper exploration of the themes of the exhibit.
The exhibit is curated by SFPOC and designed for the 3rd year in a row by Urban Brand Designer, Ithan Payne.
Unity360 Community Race Dialogue
Saturday, February 15, 2020 10 AM - 1 PM
Miami Shores Community Church
9823 Northeast 4th Avenue, Miami Shores, FL 33138
Miami Shores Village is special in many ways, but the same social, economic and political forces that shaped it have been at work in towns all over the United States. South Florida People of Color's Black History Month exhibit for 2020, The Black History of Miami Shores, is meant to start a conversation about our community's shared history within the context of local, national and international events.
The Unity360 Community Dialogue is a 3-hour facilitated workshop offering the opportunity for a deeper exploration of the exhibit's themes. This event is open to the public; you do not need to be a Miami Shores resident to benefit from attending.
Bring an open mind and a brave heart. Snacks will be provided!
Racial Justice 2020: Voting & Building Power for a Just Future
February 19 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Miami Theater Center
9806 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami Shores, FL 33138
With major primaries coming up, it’s important that voters who care about racial justice understand where the candidates stand on our issues. The next president must be willing to articulate a clear vision for racial justice that counters the conservative’s white identity agenda that is harming Black and Brown communities and that threatens to define the new decade.
The Center for Urban and Racial Equity’s 2020 Racial Justice Presidential Scorecard encapsulates key components of this vision for equity and justice and tracks and scores the major candidates’ policy positions on voting rights, health care, education, reparations, environmental justice, criminal justice, immigration and other issues to help voters make an informed decision ahead of this year’s pivotal election.
Join the South Florida People of Color and the Center for Urban and Racial Equity’s Dr. Judy Lubin for a dialogue on the presidential candidates stance on racial justice issues based on CURE’s Presidential Scorecard. A panel discussion will follow with Dwight Bullard, New Florida Majority, Jo Hanna “J” Thompson, National Black Women’s Justice Institute, Ruban Roberts, NAACP, Francesca Menes, The Black Collective and Moderated by Charlton Copeland, Professor of Law & Dean's Distinguished Scholar at UM.
Wine bar by Robert Bourne Real Estate.
What is Black III - Colorism and Its Impact on Communities of Color
Thursday, February 27 from 6:00-9:00pm
Weber Hall - The Grand Hall Room
11300 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami Shores, FL 33161
Documentary: Dark Girls, Talkback and Healing Circle
The documentary will explore the deep-seated biases and attitudes about skin color outside of and within the Black American culture.
Our talkback will tackle colorism within the black community, sharing lived experiences as "Dark Girls" in America and the many struggles, notably damage to self-esteem from life-long feelings of being devalued, and the after effects of that.
We will conclude on how women, girls, men and boys can get to the place of healing and become their higher selves.
This event is in partnership with The Association of Black Psychologist-SoFl Chapter.
Co-sponsored by Barry University's College of Arts and Sciences, Psych Dept. and Barry University Campus Ministry