DID YOU KNOW?

A record 32 million Latinos are projected to be eligible to vote in 2020, up from 27.3 million in 2016. The 2020 election will mark the first time that Hispanics will be the largest racial and ethnic minority group in the electorate, accounting for just over 13% of eligible voters, according to the Pew Research Center.
REGISTER TO VOTE & SEE A FREE MOVIE

As part of a new partnership with All In For Voting, YWCA South Florida will be hosting a special voter registration event this Wednesday, September 16 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The #AllInForVoting campaign is going on the road to safely educate, mobilize and register voters across 10 states and 50 cities.
 
Join us at the YWCA Intergenerational Center in Miami Gardens at 3450 NW 199th St, Miami Gardens, FL 33056 to register to vote and watch a socially-distanced outdoor screening of All In: The Fight for Democracy, a film examining the insidious issue of voter suppression in the U.S., from directors Liz Gabrus and Lisa Cortés, featuring Stacey Abrams and leaders from the voting rights movement. Visit www.allinforvoting.com for more information. Make you’re registered to get your vote counted in this year’s election.

We hope to see you there!

ACKNOWLEDGING HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

Recognized from September 15 to October 15, National Hispanic Heritage Month acknowledges the positive impact Hispanic Americans have left on the country by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
 
If you’re looking for ways to celebrate this month, here are 3 activities you can do: 
Host a Virtual Potluck: Invite family, friends or co-workers to a virtual potluck and create traditional dishes from different countries to enjoy together. Pick from this list of flavorful recipes to get you started. 

Read a Book by a Spanish Author: Learn about the literary work of some of the best Latin authors by reading timeless novels like In the Time of Butterflies by Julia Alvarez and City of the Beasts by Isabel Allende. Check out some other novels worth reading here.

Watch a Hispanic Film: Enjoy some of the most popular and remembered Hispanic movies with stories highlighting the hopes, pride and achievements of Hispanics living in the United States. Choose from this list of movies.
SAVE THE DATE
September 15: Tune Into Our Weekly Instagram Live

Connect with us tomorrow on our IG Live on @YWCASouthFL at 11 a.m. for a special Spanish edition with YWCA’s Division Director of Education, Marta Laos and YWCA Center Director, Iris Salvador.

Learn about how your family can celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and special projects happening in our early childhood programs. 
September 16: YWCA CEO on Legacy Miami’s
Lunch with Legacy Leaders Video Show 
This Thursday at noon, catch our CEO, Kerry-Ann Royes, on Legacy Miami’s Lunch with Legacy Leaders video show. You will hear from Kerry-Ann and CEO and Founder of Legacy Miami, Dexter Bridgeman, as they discuss how YWCA South Florida is helping impact the South Florida Black community.

Tune in on the Legacy Miami Facebook Page.
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