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Non-Adhesive Labels | Reflections from the 10 Days of Connection by Joan Marie Godoy, Radical Partners

Lime, chocolate, Guatemala, travel, social impact. If I’ve had the pleasure to meet you, even if it was for a few minutes, you must know that at least one of those six words describe me well. As a proud Guatemalan, I’m not very good when it comes to talking about myself, but I’m going to [...]

2018-05-25T16:43:37+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Blog Post|Comments Off on Non-Adhesive Labels | Reflections from the 10 Days of Connection by Joan Marie Godoy, Radical Partners

Connect Miami Magic – ‘May I help you?’ Movie Day by Kerry Gruson, ThumbsUp International

We were at an impasse. We knew that our documentary 'May I Help You?' has both extraordinary emotional and dramatic power; also that our messages the film so effectively conveys are profoundly relevant to these times. We' been searching for a while for a suitable occasion and an affordable venue for a theatrical release - [...]

2018-05-30T11:19:40+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|Blog Post|Comments Off on Connect Miami Magic – ‘May I help you?’ Movie Day by Kerry Gruson, ThumbsUp International

An Amazing Saturday by Claudia Grillo, University of Miami

What an amazing Saturday morning! I signed up for the Connect Miami promoted walking tour of Little Haiti: La Perle De Miami. I live a few miles away and I drive down NE 2nd Avenue multiple times a week and have never walked the neighborhood. I've been to a few events and had some meals in Little [...]

2018-05-09T12:43:19+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Blog Post|Comments Off on An Amazing Saturday by Claudia Grillo, University of Miami

Connecting Broward. By Cori Flam Meltzer.

Last year, I was scrolling through my Facebook feed, and a post by my friend, Rebecca Fishman-Lipsey, caught my eye.  It was about something called 10 Days of Connection. Rebecca talked about “breaking free of the echoing chamber” and having conversations with people who were different from herself.  I was intrigued -- inspired, even. I [...]

2018-05-01T09:53:30+00:00 May 1st, 2018|Blog Post|Comments Off on Connecting Broward. By Cori Flam Meltzer.

Be nice, always. By Claudia Grillo, University of Miami.

For 24 joyful years I was witness to and part of the power of United Way of Miami-Dade – a community institution whose mission is built on the spirit of inclusion, caring and kindness and whose volunteers and staff embody that culture in everything they do. It is in that same spirit that #ConnectMiami was [...]

2018-04-19T17:51:04+00:00 April 19th, 2018|Blog Post|Comments Off on Be nice, always. By Claudia Grillo, University of Miami.

Connecting through Dance (Andreina Weichselbaumer)

"She always makes the first move.” “He helped me turn my story into movement.” Pioneer Winter and Marjorie Burnett crossed paths by coincidence and inspired each other to create their stereotype-crushing performance, Gimp Gait. They have bonded over their love for performing and the desire to diversify Miami’s small dance community. At first, Pioneer and [...]

2017-05-30T14:29:17+00:00 May 30th, 2017|Blog Post|Comments Off on Connecting through Dance (Andreina Weichselbaumer)

For Ten Days, I’m Breaking Out Of My Echoing Chamber (Rebecca Fishman Lipsey, Radical Partners)

This is my kid. He doesn’t know this man. But the two of them sat together and played guitar today and it didn’t matter that they didn’t share the same language. Or religion. Or country of origin. Ethnicity. Generation. It. Didn’t Matter. Sometimes I wish our world had the spirit of a three-year-old. We live [...]

2017-05-25T10:59:25+00:00 May 24th, 2017|Blog Post|Comments Off on For Ten Days, I’m Breaking Out Of My Echoing Chamber (Rebecca Fishman Lipsey, Radical Partners)

The Butterfly Dinner (Katie Steedly Curling)

I am new to talking about Turner syndrome. I have been writing about it for a few years now, but talking about it is a different thing. Seeking to build relationships with strangers connected to Turner syndrome, and risk opening the flood gates of my feelings with real people, face-to-face, story-by-story is something I had [...]

2017-05-24T14:55:34+00:00 May 24th, 2017|Blog Post|Comments Off on The Butterfly Dinner (Katie Steedly Curling)

Leaning In to the Discomfort of Newness (Sarah Emmons, Radical Partners)

At 22, I moved from the Northeast to Tulsa, Oklahoma to begin my career as a high school math teacher. At first, I wasn’t sure that my students and I had a lot in common. I was new to Tulsa, had never experienced anything close to poverty and didn’t speak a word of Spanish. At [...]

2017-05-22T18:30:57+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|Blog Post|Comments Off on Leaning In to the Discomfort of Newness (Sarah Emmons, Radical Partners)

Start with Getting Vulnerable (Gaby Guzman, The Jupiter Circle)

The moment I heard about “Connect Miami” I fell in love with the idea. Community and inclusion are two of the values that are closest to who I am. I strive to have an impact where people from different backgrounds, experiences and colors feel more connected and a greater sense of belonging. With “Connect Miami” [...]

2017-05-12T14:55:56+00:00 May 12th, 2017|Blog Post|Comments Off on Start with Getting Vulnerable (Gaby Guzman, The Jupiter Circle)