5th Annual Imagine Miami Fundraiser 9/29/21

5th Annual Imagine Miami Fundraiser
Wednesday, 09/29/2021-, 05:30 pm-08:00 pm
Casa Florida
437 SW 2nd Street,
Miami, Florida, 33130
Cost: $150

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Imagine Miami is Catalyst Miami’s annual fundraising event, and one of the most fun events of the year! You are invited to join new and old friends for a cocktail party at Casa Florida on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. Casa Florida is a stylish bar with mostly outdoor spaces, tropical greenery, and Florida vintage décor. It will provide a beautiful backdrop for this fundraiser in which Dr. Cheryl Holder will be honored with the 2021 Community Catalyst Award. The event will feature a special celebrity appearance by actor/activist Mark Ruffalo, networking with past honorees, and stories of Catalyst Miami clients and program graduates. Guests will enjoy a raffle, wine surprise wall, photo booth, and other fun interactive moments. The funds raised from this event help us provide all our programs and services at no cost to thousands of low-wealth individuals and families across Miami-Dade County each year.

The 2021 Community Catalyst Award honoree, Dr. Cheryl L. Holder, is a nationally renowned champion for health equity and climate justice. A Fellow in the American College of Physicians, she has dedicated her medical career to serving underserved populations. She has served as a National Health Service Corp Scholar, Medical Director of one of Miami’s largest community health centers, and participated in NIH and CDC health advisory and programmatic review panels. Since 2009, as faculty at Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University, she focuses on teaching the impact of social determinants of health on health outcomes, addressing diversity in health professions through pipeline programs, increasing awareness of HIV prevention and health impact of climate change. Dr. Holder also serves in many leadership roles in several other medical and climate change-focused organizations, including Co-Chair of Florida Clinicians for Climate Action. Most recently, TED Talk selected her 2020 “The link between climate change, health and poverty” as one of 25, Editor’s Pick.

For those who are not ready to meet in person, join us for a second day of celebration virtually on Thursday, September 30th, 2021 for “Dr. Cheryl Holder Day”! All day long, we’ll be highlighting Dr. Holder’s impactful work on Catalyst Miami social media channels. You can follow along on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter: @catalystmiami.

The Presenting Sponsor for this event is JPMorgan Chase & Co. Thank you to the following sponsors for all their support in making this year’s event a reality: JPMorgan Chase & Co., Weil, Bradesco BAC Florida Bank, Baptist Health, Shutts, Green Family Foundation, DLF Attorneys, Dr. Loretta, BankUnited, The AOinsight Group, Joaquin Dulitzky & Alliance Bernstein, Northern Trust, Charmel Maynard, Avra Jain, the Jain & Lagoa Foundation at The Miami Foundation.

Your ticket purchase will support our work to provide paths to economic mobility, create community-led change, and more. To learn more about how you can attend, sponsor, or participate in this event, visit: bit.ly/imaginemiami5

¡FUÁCATA! or A Latina’s Guide to Surviving the Universe 8/18/21 – 9/12/21

¡FUÁCATA! or A Latina’s Guide to Surviving the Universe
Wednesday, 08/18/2021-09/12/2021, 08:00 pm-09:30 pm
Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida, 33134
Cost: $30 – $75

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Actors’ Playhouse is proud to reopen its Mainstage with ¡FUÁCATA! or A Latina’s Guide to Surviving the Universe starring three-time Carbonell Award-winning Cuban-American actress Elena María García. This one-woman tour-de-force performance brings more than 20 Latina women to glorious life on stage by weaving together tales of love, marriage, immigration, and identity through eclectic stories and whimsical song. Don’t miss this resonant and hilarious production that finds endless humor in what it means to be Latina in today’s America, where politicians speak of building walls while tourism booms in Havana.

Performances: Wednesday – Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm

Miami Reggae Festival 8/7/21, 8/8/21

Miami Reggae Festival
Saturday, 08/07/2021-08/08/2021, 03:00 pm-12:00 am
Opa Locka Marketplace
12691 NW 42nd Ave,
Opa Locka, Florida, 33054
Cost: 25

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

A Celebration of Jamaica’s 59th year of Independence with aCall for Healing the Community through the vibrations of SoundSystem Culture.Miami Reggae Festival 2021 Celebrates Jamaica’s Independence Weekend with a Call for Healing the Community through Sound System Culture. Miami Reggae Festival weekend takes place on Saturday, August 7th and Sunday, August 8th, 2021. In their seventh year of presenting Miami Reggae Festival, Rockers Movement goes back to basics with a shift toward Jamaica’s Sound System Culture in solidarity, building on the foundation of the positive vibrations of Reggae and symbolizing the self-determination of our communities to survive.

The Annual Miami Reggae Festival 2021 celebrates the 59th year of Jamaica’s Independence with a call for healing the community and featuring the very best of Sound Systems from around the world (in alphabetical order): Adonai Sound, Bass Odyssey, Big Life Sound, Downbeat The Ruler, King Addies International, King Champion, King Waggy Tee, Ontrack Disco, Poison Dart, Rocksteadyy, Soul Supreme, Stone Love, Super Storm, Warrior Sound International and hosted by Mutabaruka.

Miami Reggae Festival is an Annual Charitable Music and Arts Festival with a 2021 focus on Healing the Community to gain the mental strength needed to renew a sense of oneness through this next phase of the global health crises. And to enhance the goodness, visitors can enjoy arts and crafts, dominoes, fresh juices and delicious Caribbean Jerk and Curries – all within the foundational groove of the Sound Systems.  Caribbean food is world renowned for its flavorful dishes which feature the richness of Jerk and curry seasonings and such favorites as, curried goat, oxtails, rice and peas, roti, red snapper, patties with coco bread, a wide variety of vegan options and the refreshment of fresh coconut water and cane juice.  This is a Caribbean banquet to enjoy with loved ones after time spent locked away and a chance to listen to some good Roots, Rock, Reggae and Dub music.

Miami Reggae Festival fuses food, arts and Reggae to raise awareness about extreme poverty as we come together for healing during Jamaica’s Independence weekend – a time of reflection on our individual contributions, for reverence in appreciation of what we have, for levity and lightheartedness, and also for peace as we expand our consciousness through the joy of celebration and charitable giving.