We invite you to the art exhibition/ cocktail party featuring works by latin american artist such as: Amparo Garzon, Nancy Proano, Waldir Aracaty and Silvestre Preciado Friday, May 26th 2017 at Spirit del Art Gallery (space 182) at Mary Brickell Village. Come join us for a good time, complimentary drinks, small bites and music!! For more information you can call us 347-938-0479 or follow us on instagram @Spiritdelart.
4th Global LGBTQI Human Rights Conference – World OutGames Miami 2017
Friday, 05/26/2017 – 05/28/2017 08:00 am – 07:30 pm
Loews Miami Beach Hotel
1601 Collins Ave.,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
RSVP / Register
Thought leaders from around the globe will converge on Miami for the 4th Global LGBTQI Human Rights Conference from May 26 – 28 at the Loews Miami Beach, as part of World OutGames Miami 2017, the world’s largest 10-day Sports, Culture and Human Rights event. This well-orchestrated conference will offer a world view of human rights with representation from Brazil, Cuba, Canada, Miccosukee Reservation, St. Lucia, Thailand, Tonga, Uganda, the United Kingdom, the United States, Venezuela and others.
The conference will be a powerful gathering of internationally respected human rights activists, researchers, legal scholars and trade organizations. Fabrice Houdart, human rights officer at the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in New York City, will be the keynote speaker for the Opening Reception. Houdart works on the UN Free & Equal campaign, an unprecedented United Nations global public education campaign for LGBTQI equality. He also leads a project on the United Nations corporate standards of conduct for tackling discrimination against LGBTQI people to be launched this fall.
More than 25 speakers will address 35 topics focused on three specific tracks: Promoting Inclusivity in Sports (LGB, Intersex, Trans, Women), Health & Wellness (HIV, Disability, Sexuality, Body Politics, Human Trafficking) and Social Justice (Labor/Trade Unions, Religion, LGBTQI Criminalization, Workplace Issues).
Special guest speakers include Tamara Adrián (Venezuela), Rev. Houston Cypress (Miccosukee Reservation), Lou Englefield (UK), Amini Fonua (Tonga), Moninne Griffith (Ireland), Surat-Shaan Knan (UK), Richard Lusimbo (Uganda), Deondre Moore (USA), Chris Mosier (USA), Vitit Muntarbhorn (Thailand), Kenita Placide (St. Lucia), Alessandra Ramos (Brazil), Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (USA), Omar Sharif Jr. (Egypt/Canada), Nadine Smith (USA), Mark Tewksbury (Canada) and Cyd Zeigler (USA).
Presenters include Sylvia Acevedo (USA), Mitra Ahmadinejad (USA), Joseph Akoro (France), Olive Anene (USA), Dr. Ashley Austin (USA), Dr. Irma Barron (USA), Diego Bazan (Paraguay), Deborah Billings (USA), Blessing Bramah (Nigeria), Austin Bryan (USA), Eloundou Jules Charles (Cameroon), David Cruz (USA), Evan Davidoff (USA), Cathy Eccles (Australia), Victor Elkins (Canada), Dr. Fred Fejes (USA), Luigi Ferrer (USA), Dr. Joel Filmore (USA), Cpl. Brandan Harkness (Canada), Haven Herrin (USA), Cecily Hourly (USA), Carlos Idibouo (Canada), Saif Ishuoof (USA), Marthe Djilo Kamga (Belgium), Ryan Kaminski (USA), Justin Klecha (USA), Greg Larocque (Canada), Melhen Mansour (Syria/UK), Renato Mascara (Australia), Gon Matsunaka (Japan), Gina McKay (Canada), Yaz Mendez (USA), Ross Murray (USA), Solange Musanganya (Ivory Coast), Sayato Nakata (Japan), Jean Daniel Ndikumana (Belgium), Alex Orue (Mexico), Bryn Pantilione (USA), Athena Passera (USA), Bill Pegler (Canada), Francisco Robledo (Mexico), Michael Rosky (USA), Dr. Nancy Sidun (USA), Brian Siegal (USA), Dr. Louise Silverstein (USA), Fumino Sugiyama (Japan), Markus Thiel (USA), Jean Turner (Canada), Ricardo Vasquez (Colombia), the Victory Institute (USA), Jim Wilets (USA), Robert Wintemute (UK), Edward Xuereb (Australia), Candy Yun (Korea) and Yahia Zaldi (Algeria).
A full conference schedule and tickets are available at http://outgames.org/human_rights/conference.
The Global LGBTQI Human Rights Conference is sponsored by the International Institute for Race, Equality and Human Rights, the British Consulate General of Miami and the Love is GREAT Britain Campaign, Global Affairs Canada and the Consulate General of Canada, Outright Action International and Robbins Global Innovations.
From May 26 – June 4, 2017, World OutGames Miami will also offer a plethora of sports challenges and cultural exchanges, including PULSE POINTS, an artistic response to the Orlando massacre at Pulse Nightclub from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on June 1. The World OutGames Main Village at The National Hotel will also host activities, vendors and entertainment offerings.
World OutGames Miami is made possible through the support of adidas, the City of Miami Beach, Florida Sports Foundation, Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority, Coca-Cola, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, the University of Miami Health System, Bacardi, Happy Copenhagen, Arts & Business Council of Miami, the International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights, Miami Sports, Hotspots Media Group, OutClique, South Florida Gay News, 93.9 MIA and additional contributions from many individuals and businesses. World OutGames Miami is funded in part by a grant from the City of Miami Beach, along with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.
In the spirit of true inclusiveness, the World OutGames is open to all, regardless of sexual orientation. For more information or to register, visit outgames.org.
About World OutGames
World OutGames is a multi-sport and cultural event licensed by the Gay and Lesbian International Sport Association (GLISA). Every four years, World OutGames brings together athletes from all over the world for a celebration of sport, culture and human rights, many from countries where homosexuality remains illegal and hidden. Previously hosted in Montreal, Copenhagen and Antwerp, World OutGames is open to all who wish to participate, without regard to sexual orientation. There are no qualifying standards, although competitions are arranged according to the skill levels of the competitors. For more information about World OutGames, visit us at www.outgames.org, facebook.com/OutGamesMiami, on twitter @outgamesmiami and on instagram @outgamesmiami.
Wynwood’s L’appartement Concept Store Summer Sale Event
Monday, 05/22/2017 – 10:00 am – 07:30 pm
L'appartement Concept Store
2500 North Miami Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33127
L’appartement Concept Store, known for their french chic flair and unique design, furniture, and home decor selections, is glad to announce their first Summer Sale Event. The event runs from May 22nd through June 3rd, with an Ice Cream Social Party on the 25th, featuring the entire store discounted from 20% to 70% off. L’appartement is ready to start a conversation and a personal narrative for your space to thrive. Stop on in today at 2500 North Miami Avenue!
Jazz at MOCA
Friday, 05/26/2017 – 05/26/2017 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
770 NE 125th St,
Miami, Florida 33161
In celebration of Haitian Heritage Month, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami presents The Haiti Jazz Roots Project as part of its monthly “Jazz at MOCA” series. The Haiti Jazz Roots Project is an electric blend of outstanding musicians performing jazz-infused folkloric Haitian music. Led by guitarist Jean Chardavoine, the group comprises of Jennifer Louis (vocals), Mike Levine (piano/keys), Kenneth Jiménez (bass), Matisou Légba (Haitian drams) and Shay Eisten (drums).
Haitian-born but Brooklyn-bred, Jean Chardavoine is a concrete manifestation of the new emerging genre “Haitian Jazz.” Jennifer Louis is a Miami based vocalist whose performance experience can best be described as nothing short of electric. Mike Levine is a man of many talents whose career is a blend of different aspects of music and Kenneth Jimenez is a young talent emerging in the South Florida Jazz scene. Matisou Légba, a well-known Haitian drummer, has been studying and playing the traditional Vodou rites and tempos for over 25 years. This talented mix of musicians creates a unique music experience unlike any other.
Kick off the holiday weekend by enjoying the jazz-infused Haitian music of The Haiti Jazz Roots Project. The museum galleries will be open by donation from 7–10 p.m.
KICK OFF MAY WITH INCREDIBLE ART, DANCE AND KARATE PERFORMANCES
Be part of the Festive Fridays’ experience!
“Festive Fridays” lineup of entertainers for the month of May at Southland Mall is full of exciting performances that will inspire, motivate and entertain families and their little ones in the areas of the arts, dance and martial arts.
Just like every Friday, families are invited to experience a memorable time at the mall’s Center Court from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. where performers and artists come together on a weekly basis to offer exciting and engaging performances. From adults to children, everyone will enjoy “Festive Fridays”. Start off your weekend with a little culture!
Below is a list of the events for the month:
• May 12th – Kick off the first Festive Friday of the month with the Miami Arts Charter School. Students will showcase their different talents as they delight audiences through drama, dance, chorus, visual arts and orchestra performances, which mall-goers of all ages are sure to enjoy.
• May 19th – Join the students from Hipnotic Dance Studio for another fun and exciting dance performance that will entertain all who attend. It will make you want to boogie and groove to the music and their moves.
• May 26th – Make sure to bring the little ones because The National Karate Academy’s Little Dragons Team will show off their martial art skills. Performing amazing skills, it’s an event for the entire family that you don’t want to miss.
“Festive Fridays” is a free event series open to the public. Southland Mall is conveniently located on U.S. 1 and SW 205thStreet, off the Florida Turnpike, Exits 11 or 12. For more information on Southland Mall or to learn about partnership opportunities for future “Festive Fridays,” please mail inquiries to [email protected]
Monday, 05/22/2017 – 05/31/2017 12:00 am – 12:00 pm
Miami- Dade County,
Miami, Florida 33128
Connect Miami is a community-led initiative to promote increased kindness, empathy, connection and inclusion in Miami-Dade. For 10 days, everyone across Miami-Dade is encouraged take the challenge to connect with others who are not like them, host or attend connection experiences, and join the conversation on social media using #ConnectMiami305.
From panels on criminal justice and meals with Syrian refugees to walking tours of historic neighborhoods and visits to Homestead’s farmlands, there are countless ways to get connected, meet new people, and share stories around town. A full calendar of event listings and participation resources are available on the Connect Miami website.
You can also join us virtually by following and engaging in conversation on social media using #ConnectMiami305. Follow Connect Miami on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram: @ConnectMiami305.
Founded by: The Children’s Trust, MCCJ, The Miami Foundation, Miami Herald and United Way of Miami-Dade. Produced by: Radical Partners
World Outgames Miami To Present It Takes A Village, People
Friday, 05/26/2017 – 07:30 pm – 10:00 pm
1040 Lincoln Road,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
World OutGames Miami, a significant 10-day global event merging three significant pillars of Sports, Culture and Human Rights, invites you to enjoy a vibrant series of cultural events throughout Miami celebrating the area’s diverse arts community. Kick off your cultural experience with a flashback to the 70s with a curated soundtrack of the top hits from Earth Wind and Fire, the Bee Gees, Queen, Simon and Garfunkel, Donna Summer, Earth Wind and Fire and the Eagles performed by The Miami Gay Men’s Chorus.