South Florida, we have two weeks left to complete our 21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge , and we want to hear about your experience so far. 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.
Haven’t been following along on the journey? You can still sign up! Learn more about the challenge and register here to be a part of the change towards positive action alongside the 152 companies and organizations in South Florida who have already accepted.
“Under the leadership of President Gregory Adam Haile, J.D., Broward College is committed to providing a safe, inclusive environment for everyone. Our participation in the YWCA’s 21-Day Challenge allows our college employees to not only learn together but to learn alongside our community. We are committed to social justice reform, and we know that we can make a long-lasting impact by working, learning, and reforming, together.”
~ Julia Philyaw, Associate Vice President
Center of Teaching Excellence and Learning, Broward College
With this week’s 21-Day Challenge focusing on the topic of Criminal Justice Reform, we wanted to spotlight one of our longest-run programs in which YWCA South Florida offers help to victims of domestic violence and mothers who need to attend court proceedings by providing free child care. These dedicated programs are Court Care and KidSpace in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, respectively.
Court Care and KidSpace offer safe and secure care for children ages six months to 13 years while their parent/legal guardian attends court proceedings or filings. Our trained, qualified YWCA staff supervise children, at no cost to their parents, thanks to partnerships with the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida in Miami and the Broward County Central Courthouse. The centers provide children with a positive and nurturing atmosphere, women and families with support services, and both with an appropriate and responsive referral system should families have additional needs. Currently, the programs are set to return when the courthouses are safely reopened.
If you’re interested in learning more about our social justice work and how you can get involved, email us at info@ywcasouthflorida.org .

For information on reopening Court Care locations and hours in Miami, visit the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida website .

For information on reopening KidSpace in Broward Broward County, call 954-831-5570 or email Browardkidspace@ywcasouthflorida.org

July 14: Tune Into Our Weekly IG Live With YWCA South Florida CEO, Kerry-Ann Royes

Tune into our Instagram Live @YWCAsouthfl tomorrow at 11 a.m to hear our CEO, Kerry-Ann Royes discuss Criminal Justice Reform, the theme of the third week of our 21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge. 

Joining her in the conversation is Leigh-Ann Buchanan, Founding Executive Director of Venture Cafe Miami, to share her personal experience with our Challenge.

July 16: 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 17: Forward Fridays
Moving from Conversation
to Action

Our third installment of Forward Fridays returns this week!

Join us on the Forward Fridays Facebook page at 3 p.m. as we dive into our third week of our 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge - Criminal Justice Reform.

If you missed last week’s Forward Friday conversation with Blain Heckaman, CEO of Kaufman Rossin, check out the video here .
July 20: Get Your Vote Counted with a Vote-By-Mail Ballot!

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women's constitutional right to vote. The historic centennial offers an unparalleled opportunity to commemorate a milestone and explore its relevance to the issues of equal rights today.

Be a part of the change, get your vote counted and register to vote in this year’s election by Monday, July 20 .

Find out how to register, learn how to update your voter registration card and more here
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