SOUTH FLORIDA - CONGRATULATIONS ON COMPLETING THE 21-DAY RACIAL EQUITY & SOCIAL JUSTICE CHALLENGE
Today, our 21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge comes to a close. For the past four weeks, we have dived deeply into the racial and social injustices that have long affected voting, education, criminal justice and public health in our country and community. The challenge has ignited and inspired our friends, family, donors, partners and leaders of the community to learn, grow and take positive action towards real change in our society.
 
We want to thank the 4,400 individuals and 152 companies and organizations in South Florida who accepted and completed the challenge with us!

If you have joined and completed the challenge, we want to continue hearing about your experience and how the challenge has inspired you.

What was your favorite part of completing the challenge? 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.
 
If you haven’t participated in this 21-Day Challenge, you have an opportunity to sign up for the next round of the Challenge to educate yourself and engage. Email Angelica Ramcharran, Sr. Development Director, at aramcharran@ywcasouthflorida.org to be added to our growing list of interested companies and organizations that want to start from Day 1 altogether in the coming weeks.

Remember, our fight to end racial and social injustice must continue. It’s never too late to dive in!
“HandsOn Miami & HandsOn Broward unequivocally stands in support of racial equity, we welcome and thank the YWCA for this opportunity to increase our knowledge and equip ourselves with effective social justice habits that intersect race, power, privilege, and leadership. We acknowledge the steps we must take as individuals, and as an organization to help achieve meaningful change and justice in our community. We appreciate you for providing this opportunity to South Florida, THANK YOU!”

-- Cindy Ariza, Community Engagement Manager, HandsOn Miami
YOU COUNT.
FILL OUT THE CENSUS 2020 TODAY!
With recent news of President Trump signing a memo to remove undocumented immigrants from being counted in the U.S. Census, many people may be experiencing feelings of fear and discouragement to fill out the Census 2020. Specifically, communities of color are often discouraged from participating and are overwhelmingly undercounted, impacting how districts are drawn and the allocation of $880 billion federal dollars.

This means it’s more important than ever to be counted in the Census. Right now, about 40% of Miami and Broward County citizens are still unaccounted for and your response is the only way to ensure we receive the federal funding needed for our community programs including early education and health programs, school meal programs, Medicaid and other healthcare assistance programs and special education grants.

Responding is easy and confidential, and can be done online , by phone or mail by the October 31 deadline.

Once you’re done, share a selfie with us on social media with the hashtag #YWeCount to be a part of the YWCA’s Census Campaign and tell us why the Census 2020 is important to you. Remember to encourage your friends, family and neighbors to get counted too!

YWCA SOUTH FLORIDA - IN THE NEWS

Learn more about what YWCA South Florida is doing to prepare for the renewed surge in COVID-19, including keeping our programs and services running safely for our working families, from our CEO, Kerry-Ann Royes featured in this The Miami Herald CEO Roundtable article .

SAVE THE DATE

July 28: Tune Into Our Weekly IG Live

Tune into our IG live @YWCASouthFL tomorrow at 11 a.m to hear our CEO, Kerry-Ann Royes discuss the success and impact of our 21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge.

Challenge participants are encouraged to chime in with their experiences to the daily prompts. Let's keep the conversations going!
July 28: Facebook Live with The Children's Trust

Our CEO, Kerry-Ann Royes, will be joining The Children's Trust for a Facebook Live at 5:30pm to discuss the impact of the 21-Day Challenge on their employees and families. The Children's Trust is a proud partner of YWCA South Florida's Race & Gender Justice Framework, which allows us to continue anti-racist work through our programs that support underserved communities in Miami-Dade County.

Be sure to follow The Children's Trust on Facebook and tune in from 5:30pm - 6:00pm.
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