The Pa'Lante Awards celebrate those people who have made a significant, consistent contribution to moving South Florida communities 4WARD
Leroy Jones - Community activist NANA and Circle of Brotherhood
Grecia Orbodez- Black Cuban activist, advocate for Cuba
Rosa Maria Paya - Founder, Cuba Decide
Asiel Babastro - Video Patria y Vida - Producer
Yotuel - Movimiento San Isidro activist - Patria y Vida
El Funky - Movimiento San Isidro activist - Patria y Vida
Jason Jenkins - Football Unites, VP of Communications & Community Affairs
Nadege Green - WLRN Reporter - Climate gentrification activist
Lynn Bove (Posthumously) - South Florida Activist and Event Organizer
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen - First Hispanic elected to Congress / Only REP serving on LGBTQ Caucus
George Neary - Owner Tours R Us
Rita Schwartz and Michael Rosenberg - The Pet's Trust leading pet advocacy group
Maria Cristina Ruiz - Super Q The first Spanglish Radio Station in the nation
Carlos Martinez - Miami-Dade County Public Defender
Juan Carlos Carabantes - DACA Activist
Francesca Menes - Florida Immigrant Coalition
Christina Ponthieux - TPS Activist
WeCount - Immigrant Organization
Cecilia Gutierrez-Abety - Executive Director, Miami Children’s Initiative
Denise Brown - Founder & President, RJT Foundation
Desmond Child - Musician, Songwriter, Producer
Steve Adkins - CEO, Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
HT Smith -Tireless Community Leader in the Strugle for Civil Rights
Julia Dawson - Civil Rights Traiblazer for Women and LGBT
Louis Canales - South Beach Creator and Visionary
Richard Gonzalez - Tireless Champion of LGBT Rights
Joan Schaeffer - Tireless Community Advocate
In partnership with Vizcaya Museum & Gardens and the CLEO Institute, 4Ward Miami is excited to present a complimentary breakfast and training in climate literacy for a special Civic Engagement & Advocacy Day during the Gay8 Festival Weekend.
Vizcaya is an enduring, inclusive and innovative place that inspires people to embrace the cultural vitality and environmental sustainability of the world around us. For more information about Vizcaya visit http://www.vizcaya.org/about.asp
The CLEO Institute is a non-profit, non-partisan organization exclusively dedicated to climate change education, engagement, and advocacy. https://www.cleoinstitute.org/
The training is entitled, "Climate Change 101: The Science, the Urgency and the Solutions to the Climate Crisis that is Impacting the Americas." Afterwards, a complimentary guided walking tour of the Vizcaya Gardens will follow.
Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Vizcaya Village Garage, 3250 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33129.
Complimentary with Registration.
- Although the event is complimentary, please be sure to register for a ticket as the event is limited seating.
- Attire is casual as a complimentary guided walking tour of Vizcaya Gardens is included in your reservation.
4Ward Miami sponsored two Youth Ambassadors and their Professional Mentor from South Florida to attend the UN Youth Assembly in August 2018. The program was designed to train and cultivate emerging international youth leaders.
In 2018 4Ward Miami hosted several social justice lectures ranging from "Hate Crimes in the LGBTQ Community" facilitated by an expert from the Brennan Center for Justice; and "LGBTQ Media and Activism Across the Americas" with award winning journalist, Michael Lavers, from the Washington Blade.
In 2018 4Ward Miami supported local and international LGBTQ social justice organizations through sponsorships such as: