During the 21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge , we have been learning and discussing so much about the long-lasting impact racism has had on voting, education and criminal justice. And this week, we’ll be diving into public health. If you haven’t joined us in the journey, it’s not too late to sign up. Register here to learn more how you can be a part of the change towards racial justice with the 152 companies and organizations in South Florida who have already accepted.

If you have joined, we want to continue hearing about your experience and how the challenge has inspired you. What have you been doing to create change for racial and social justice in our community?

Email us at info@ywcasouthflorida.org or reach out on our social media pages on Instagram , Twitter and Facebook to share your experience or how you’re making a difference. Thank you to our participants who have already responded to our question!
"As individuals and as health care providers we promise to continue educating ourselves and talking about these topics in order to find solutions to close the gaps in healthcare disparities we see in our community and our patient populations."
-- Kristi Wintermeyer, MD, Jackson Memorial Hospital Behavioral Team
The Family Wellness Program at YWCA South Florida provides essential health education and prevention services to women and girls in our community. Through a comprehensive system of client outreach, prevention, intervention, referrals and follow-up, we ensure women who are uninsured and underserved have equitable access to healthcare. We provide breast and cervical cancer screenings, as well as education and services for obesity prevention and reduction, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and stress management and reduction.
If you’re interested in learning more, email our Wellness Program Case Manager, Alina Ballesteros, at aballesteros@ywcasouthflorida.org

Florida’s primary election on August 18 will feature significant state and local races that could shape the direction of education, healthcare, criminal justice and more in our communities. Make sure your voice is heard, and your vote is counted by registering to vote today! Learn how to register, update your voter registration card and more here
July 20: IG Live Chat on 2020 Census & Registering to Vote

Tune into our IG live @YWCASouthFL today at 5:30 p.m to hear from our Senior Development Director, Angelica Ramcharran, and Division Director of Education, Marta Laos as they discuss the importance of getting counted in the 2020 Census and registering to vote. 

July 21: Tune Into Our Weekly IG Live

Tune into our Instagram Live @YWCASouthFL tomorrow at 11 a.m to hear our Sr. Development Director, Angelica Ramcharran, discuss Public Health, the theme of the final week of our 21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge. 

Joining her in the co nversation is Dr. Robin D. Tellez, D.M., MS/HSA, RN, HR Director of Inclusion Strategies/RN Retention at
Baptist Health South Florida to share her personal experience with our Challenge.
July 22: Miami-Dade College Wolfson Campus Teach-In on Anti-Racism Panel

Join us this Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. , for a teach-in panel on the historical and systemic underpinnings of racism and the Black experience in the U.S., presented by Miami-Dade College Wolfson Campus. Hear from a panel of community experts and activists including our CEO, Kerry-Ann Royes on engaging in anti-racist work, with an emphasis on organizing for change and a way forward. Participate in the dialogue via Webex with the password: teach (case sensitive).
July 23: Venture Cafe Miami Community Dialogues with YWCA South Florida CEO, Kerry-Ann Royes

Venture Cafe Miami ’s Community Dialogues are back with our CEO, Kerry-Ann Royes. Be a part of the virtual discussion with other community members as they share their insights and experiences on this week’s 21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge activities.

Join us here at 5 p.m.

July 24: Forward Fridays
Moving from Conversation
to Action

This week is our final interview of our Forward Fridays social media series! Join us as we chat with Janisse Rosario Schoepp, M.P.H., Ph.D., Vice President of Operations and Strategy at Health Foundation of South Florida on this week's topic of Public Health in our 21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge and what she is doing to bring real organizational change.

Tune in at 3 p.m. on the Forward Fridays Facebook page .

Did you miss last week’s Forward Friday conversation with Commissioner of Miami-Dade County District 1, Barbara Jordan? Watch the video here .
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