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Feb
19
Tue
2019
CLEAR Miami Overtown @ Catalyst Miami
Feb 19 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

LOCATION CHANGE: Sessions 1 & 2 will take place at the Catalyst Miami office. Sessions 3 and beyond will be at Venture Cafe Miami, 1951 NW 7th Ave #600, Miami, FL 33136

Catalyst Miami is recruiting for their next cohort of CLEAR Miami, Community Leadership on the Environment, Advocacy, and Resilience. This is a free 10-week leadership training course around community organizing, social justice, and climate resilience specific to Miami-Dade County. The course will be held starting on Tuesday, February 12th at Miami-Dade College Wolfson Campus. The class is free of charge; dinner, a youth class, and translation are all provided. Apply now at: www.catalystmiami.org/clear-miami.

We strongly encourage Overtown residents to apply. Graduates will be eligible for two fellowships which will provide funding and technical assistance to implement a community project.

 

Feb
20
Wed
2019
Miami-Dade Employee Solar Co-op Info Session
Feb 20 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Miami-Dade Employee Solar Co-op Info Session

Neighbors across Miami-Dade County can join the Miami-Dade Employee Solar Co-op. Co-op participants work with the help of Solar United Neighbors to make it easier to save money on the purchase of solar panels, while building a community of local solar supporters. Join us for a free information session to learn about solar energy, as well as how the co-op simplifies the process of going solar while providing a discount through its bulk purchasing power.

Feb
22
Fri
2019
ELC Talks: Foods of the Great Migration @ Early Learning Coalition of Miami Dade/Monroe
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
ELC Talks: Foods of the Great Migration @ Early Learning Coalition of Miami Dade/Monroe | Coral Gables | Florida | United States

Foods of the Great Migration

The 2019 national Black History month theme is Black Migrations which emphasizes the movement of people of African descent to new destinations and subsequently to new social realities. As we honor Black Migrations we recognize the traditional foods that travelled with Black Americans.

According to ‘the Soul Food’ Scholar, Adrian Miller:
Soul food is a coined term that brilliantly captures the humanity and heroic efforts of African-Americans to overcome centuries of oppression and create a cuisine that deliciously melds the foods and cooking techniques of West Africa, Western Europe, and the Americas. The mention of the words soul food will always conjure up glorious stuff: delicious food that has sustained generations.

ELC Talks examines the rich history of ‘soul food’ in all it’s great glory: it’s reason for being, it’s evolution, its impacts, it’s gentrification and ultimately it’s rock solid place in the lives of so many African Americans.

MODERATOR

Samantha Bryant
Reporter, WPLG-TV, Local 10/ABC

PANELISTS

Dr. Marvin Dunn
Author, Historian and Professor Emeritus, Florida International University

Dr. Luther Brewster
Chief of Policy and College of Medicine Community Development,
Florida International University

“The Hungry Black Man”
aka Starex Smith
Co-Founder of Black Tech Week, Entrepreneur and
nationally known food blogger

Join Us. Join the conversation. Bring a Friend!
A traditional southern meal will be served.

For questions about accessibility or accommodation requests, please contact:

Zenia Garcia

zgarcia@elcmdm.org

305-646-7220 x2525

DEAFInitely Awesome Time! @ Tripping Animals Brewing Co
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm
DEAFInitely Awesome Time! @ Tripping Animals Brewing Co | Doral | Florida | United States

Come enjoy a night out with our D/HOH (Disability/Hard of Hearing) friends and peers. Drinks and Food on your own! Please drink responsibly.

Feb
24
Sun
2019
Miami-Dade Employee Solar Co-op Info Session @ Gibson-Bethel Community Center
Feb 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Miami-Dade Employee Solar Co-op Info Session @ Gibson-Bethel Community Center | South Miami | FL | United States

Neighbors across Miami-Dade County can join the Miami-Dade Employee Solar Co-op. Co-op participants work with the help of Solar United Neighbors to make it easier to save money on the purchase of solar panels, while building a community of local solar supporters. Join us for a free information session to learn about solar energy, as well as how the co-op simplifies the process of going solar while providing a discount through its bulk purchasing power.

Feb
25
Mon
2019
Color of Wealth Miami @ Florida International University
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Color of Wealth Miami @ Florida International University | Miami | FL | United States

SPECIAL EVENT REPORT RELEASE: The Color of Wealth in Miami: How race and ethnic identity shape economic opportunity

Wealth – a tally of assets you own and have accumulated minus your debts – is an important marker of economic security. Research shows that without even modest assets, such as savings and retirement accounts, or homes, land and small businesses, a family or person’s life can turn upside down quickly due to every day occurrences such as a loss of a job, unexpected medical expense or a much needed home or car repair. Without some wealth, families have nothing to draw from in times of emergencies. Building wealth over a lifetime and then passing it onto later generations is among the most effective ways to secure personal and family well-being.

Building wealth is not easy and a new report finds that there are major racial and ethnic differences in wealth accumulation in Miami. Even among Latino groups, race and ancestral origin has some impact on socio-economic outcomes. The report discusses where our communities stand and includes specific data on the economic well-being of local African Americans, Cubans, West Indians, South Americans, Dominicans, and Afro-Latinos, among others.

Please join us and this exciting panel, including leading experts on race and wealth in America and Miami-Dade community activists to discuss wealth inequalities in Miami.

Feb
26
Tue
2019
CLEAR Miami Overtown @ Venture Cafe Miami
Feb 26 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

LOCATION CHANGE: Sessions 3 and beyond will take place at Venture Cafe Miami.

Catalyst Miami is recruiting for their next cohort of CLEAR Miami, Community Leadership on the Environment, Advocacy, and Resilience. This is a free 10-week leadership training course around community organizing, social justice, and climate resilience specific to Miami-Dade County. The course will be held for 10 consecutive Tuesdays starting February 12th. Sessions 1 & 2 will take place at the Catalyst Miami office and the following sessions at Venture Cafe Miami. The class is free of charge; dinner, a youth class, and translation are all provided. Apply now at: www.catalystmiami.org/clear-miami.

We strongly encourage Overtown residents to apply. Graduates will be eligible for two fellowships which will provide funding and technical assistance to implement a community project.

 

Mar
5
Tue
2019
CLEAR Miami Overtown @ Venture Cafe Miami
Mar 5 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

LOCATION CHANGE: Sessions 3 and beyond will take place at Venture Cafe Miami.

Catalyst Miami is recruiting for their next cohort of CLEAR Miami, Community Leadership on the Environment, Advocacy, and Resilience. This is a free 10-week leadership training course around community organizing, social justice, and climate resilience specific to Miami-Dade County. The course will be held for 10 consecutive Tuesdays starting February 12th. Sessions 1 & 2 will take place at the Catalyst Miami office and the following sessions at Venture Cafe Miami. The class is free of charge; dinner, a youth class, and translation are all provided. Apply now at: www.catalystmiami.org/clear-miami.

We strongly encourage Overtown residents to apply. Graduates will be eligible for two fellowships which will provide funding and technical assistance to implement a community project.

 

Mar
7
Thu
2019
Planning an Accessible Event @ Venture Cafe Miami
Mar 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Planning an Accessible Event @ Venture Cafe Miami | Miami | FL | United States

This training will teach you how to plan an accessible event and how to check if your organization is disability friendly. We will offer tips and resources for your organization to become more accessible and inclusive. The training will include how to make your brochures and materials accessible, how to set up your event to be inclusive and tips to welcome people with disabilities.

If you have a disability and or otherwise need accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact Camilo Mejia at camilom@catalystmiami.org.

This workshop is a part of the Enable Project which is a coalition that provides training to non-profits and social justice organizations and their staff to create channels for inclusion of people with disabilities in their organizations and movements.

Mar
12
Tue
2019
CLEAR Miami Overtown @ Venture Cafe Miami
Mar 12 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

LOCATION CHANGE: Sessions 3 and beyond will take place at Venture Cafe Miami.

Catalyst Miami is recruiting for their next cohort of CLEAR Miami, Community Leadership on the Environment, Advocacy, and Resilience. This is a free 10-week leadership training course around community organizing, social justice, and climate resilience specific to Miami-Dade County. The course will be held for 10 consecutive Tuesdays starting February 12th. Sessions 1 & 2 will take place at the Catalyst Miami office and the following sessions at Venture Cafe Miami. The class is free of charge; dinner, a youth class, and translation are all provided. Apply now at: www.catalystmiami.org/clear-miami.

We strongly encourage Overtown residents to apply. Graduates will be eligible for two fellowships which will provide funding and technical assistance to implement a community project.

 

Mar
19
Tue
2019
Miami-Dade Employee Solar Co-op Info Session
Mar 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Miami-Dade Employee Solar Co-op Info Session

Neighbors across Miami-Dade County can join the Miami-Dade Employee Solar Co-op. Co-op participants work with the help of Solar United Neighbors to make it easier to save money on the purchase of solar panels, while building a community of local solar supporters. Join us for a free information session to learn about solar energy, as well as how the co-op simplifies the process of going solar while providing a discount through its bulk purchasing power.

CLEAR Miami Overtown @ Venture Cafe Miami
Mar 19 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

LOCATION CHANGE: Sessions 3 and beyond will take place at Venture Cafe Miami.

Catalyst Miami is recruiting for their next cohort of CLEAR Miami, Community Leadership on the Environment, Advocacy, and Resilience. This is a free 10-week leadership training course around community organizing, social justice, and climate resilience specific to Miami-Dade County. The course will be held for 10 consecutive Tuesdays starting February 12th. Sessions 1 & 2 will take place at the Catalyst Miami office and the following sessions at Venture Cafe Miami. The class is free of charge; dinner, a youth class, and translation are all provided. Apply now at: www.catalystmiami.org/clear-miami.

We strongly encourage Overtown residents to apply. Graduates will be eligible for two fellowships which will provide funding and technical assistance to implement a community project.

 

Mar
26
Tue
2019
CLEAR Miami Overtown @ Venture Cafe Miami
Mar 26 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

LOCATION CHANGE: Sessions 3 and beyond will take place at Venture Cafe Miami.

Catalyst Miami is recruiting for their next cohort of CLEAR Miami, Community Leadership on the Environment, Advocacy, and Resilience. This is a free 10-week leadership training course around community organizing, social justice, and climate resilience specific to Miami-Dade County. The course will be held for 10 consecutive Tuesdays starting February 12th. Sessions 1 & 2 will take place at the Catalyst Miami office and the following sessions at Venture Cafe Miami. The class is free of charge; dinner, a youth class, and translation are all provided. Apply now at: www.catalystmiami.org/clear-miami.

We strongly encourage Overtown residents to apply. Graduates will be eligible for two fellowships which will provide funding and technical assistance to implement a community project.

 

Mar
29
Fri
2019
4th Annual Oral Health Equity Summit @ Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex
Mar 29 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
4th Annual Oral Health Equity Summit @ Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex | Miami Gardens | FL | United States

The Oral Health Equity Summit is all about access, equity, and community action. Please join the Miami-Dade Oral Health Network and partners to share dental care resources with community members in Miami-Dade County. With access and equity comes community action, therefore the summit will not only provide access to dental care resources, it will also give community members the opportunity to voice their oral health concerns through policy and advocacy work.

Apr
2
Tue
2019
CLEAR Miami Overtown @ Venture Cafe Miami
Apr 2 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

LOCATION CHANGE: Sessions 3 and beyond will take place at Venture Cafe Miami.

Catalyst Miami is recruiting for their next cohort of CLEAR Miami, Community Leadership on the Environment, Advocacy, and Resilience. This is a free 10-week leadership training course around community organizing, social justice, and climate resilience specific to Miami-Dade County. The course will be held for 10 consecutive Tuesdays starting February 12th. Sessions 1 & 2 will take place at the Catalyst Miami office and the following sessions at Venture Cafe Miami. The class is free of charge; dinner, a youth class, and translation are all provided. Apply now at: www.catalystmiami.org/clear-miami.

We strongly encourage Overtown residents to apply. Graduates will be eligible for two fellowships which will provide funding and technical assistance to implement a community project.

 

Apr
9
Tue
2019
CLEAR Miami Overtown @ Venture Cafe Miami
Apr 9 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

LOCATION CHANGE: Sessions 3 and beyond will take place at Venture Cafe Miami.

Catalyst Miami is recruiting for their next cohort of CLEAR Miami, Community Leadership on the Environment, Advocacy, and Resilience. This is a free 10-week leadership training course around community organizing, social justice, and climate resilience specific to Miami-Dade County. The course will be held for 10 consecutive Tuesdays starting February 12th. Sessions 1 & 2 will take place at the Catalyst Miami office and the following sessions at Venture Cafe Miami. The class is free of charge; dinner, a youth class, and translation are all provided. Apply now at: www.catalystmiami.org/clear-miami.

We strongly encourage Overtown residents to apply. Graduates will be eligible for two fellowships which will provide funding and technical assistance to implement a community project.

 

Apr
11
Thu
2019
SSDI Training for Providers @ Venture Cafe Miami
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
SSDI Training for Providers @ Venture Cafe Miami | Miami | FL | United States

This is an intensive hand-on training for employees that complete Social Security Disability Insurance Program (SSDI) applications. The training will start with a general overview of the SSDI application and appeals process. The training will continue with a step-by-step analysis of how to fill out the SSDI application, including tips on how to avoid common pitfalls and mistakes. There will be a question and answer period to discuss the best practices when filling out an SSDI application.

If you have a disability and or otherwise need accommodation to fully participate in this event, or if you need materials (in large print, or electronic, etc) in advance in an alternate format, please contact Fransisca Meralus at fransiscam@catalystmiami.org, or Camilo Mejia at camilom@catalystmiami.org.

This workshop is a part of the Enable Project which is a coalition that provides training to non-profits and social justice organizations and their staff to create channels for inclusion of people with disabilities in their organizations and movements.

Apr
16
Tue
2019
CLEAR Miami Overtown @ Venture Cafe Miami
Apr 16 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

LOCATION CHANGE: Sessions 3 and beyond will take place at Venture Cafe Miami.

Catalyst Miami is recruiting for their next cohort of CLEAR Miami, Community Leadership on the Environment, Advocacy, and Resilience. This is a free 10-week leadership training course around community organizing, social justice, and climate resilience specific to Miami-Dade County. The course will be held for 10 consecutive Tuesdays starting February 12th. Sessions 1 & 2 will take place at the Catalyst Miami office and the following sessions at Venture Cafe Miami. The class is free of charge; dinner, a youth class, and translation are all provided. Apply now at: www.catalystmiami.org/clear-miami.

We strongly encourage Overtown residents to apply. Graduates will be eligible for two fellowships which will provide funding and technical assistance to implement a community project.

 

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