Miami-Dade County Commission for Women to host event for Women’s Equality Day
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY – The Miami-Dade County Commission for Women, The Women’s Park, and the League of Women Voters of Miami-Dade will host Miami-Dade’s fifth annual celebration for Women’s Equality Day on Saturday, Aug. 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will commemorate the 97th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which granted women the right to vote, and celebrate continued efforts on behalf of equal rights for women. It will take place at the Roxcy O’Neal Bolton Women’s History Gallery at The Women’s Park, 10251 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33172. Event admission and parking are free. Refreshments will be served.
As part of the program, whose theme is “On the Road to the Centennial: Capturing the New Momentum,” attendees will hear from The Women’s Fund Miami-Dade about its new “Equal Pay Miami-Dade” initiative and from State Rep. Daisy Baez about the Equal Rights Amendment. A distinguished panel of elected officials will also discuss political campaigns and elections to encourage women to run for office. The panel includes Homestead Vice Mayor Patricia Fairclough, Coral Gables Vice Mayor Patricia Keon, Bay Harbor Islands Council Member Kelly Reid, West Miami Commissioner Rhonda Rodriguez, El Portal Council Member Vimari Roman, and Miami Springs Council Member Mara Zapata.
For more information and to RSVP, contact the Commission for Women at (305) 375-4967 or at CFW@Miamidade.gov.
The Commission for Women is under the purview of Miami-Dade’s Office of Community Advocacy, a division of the Chair’s Office. The Miami-Dade County Commission for Women was created in 1971 as an advisory board to the Board of County Commissioners, the County administration and the public at large about issues pertaining to the status of women. The Commission for Women also advocates for women in the community and strives to improve their quality of life. For more information, visit www.miamidade.gov/advocacy/women-board-home.asp.