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For Immediate Release:
August 06, 2014
Media Contact:
Laura Morilla
morilla@miamidade.gov
305-375-4967

Miami-Dade County Parks joins the Miami-Dade County Commission for Women and the League of Women's Voters of Miami-Dade County in announcing the Women's Equality Day Celebration ''Emerging Voters: Don't Take it for Granted'' at the Women's Park

Saturday, August 16, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


(MIAMI, August 6, 2014) —  On Saturday, August 16, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department will host its second annual Women’s Equality Day Celebration.  This year’s theme is titled “Emerging Voters: Don’t Take It For Granted”. The event is free and will take place at the Women’s Park, located at 10251 W. Flagler Street (Luisa Garcia-Toledo Blvd.), Miami.  It is sponsored by the Miami-Dade County Commission for Women and the League of Women Voters of Miami-Dade County and is being held in conjunction with our nation’s 94th anniversary celebration of achieving voting rights for U.S. women. As part of the festivities, citizens will have an opportunity to register to vote and participate in a roundtable discussion with noted dignitaries in the voting rights field. 

Guest speakers will include:

×          The Honorable Enbar Cohen, Aventura City Commissioner

×          Lili Bach, President, Miami-Dade Young Dems

×          Jo Ann Bova, Assistant Director, Office of University Compliance and Integrity, FIU

×          Jessica Fernandez, President, Miami Young Republicans 

Moderators will include:

×          Maribel Balbin, President, League of Women Voters - Miami-Dade County

×          Mara Zapata, Chair, Miami-Dade Commission for Women 

Women's Equality Day was established by Congress in 1971, to honor and commemorate the 1920s passage of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution (“Women’s Suffrage Amendment”) which gave U.S. women full voting rights, and to call attention to continued efforts toward equal rights. 

For directions and information about this event and activities offered at The Women’s Park, visit www.miamidade.gov/parks, or call Anne McCudden at (305) 480-1717. 

WHO:                  Miami-Dade County Parks, Miami-Dade County Commission for Women and the League of Women Voters of Miami-Dade County 

WHAT:                Women’s Equality Day Celebration: “Emerging Voters: Don’t Take It For Granted”

Free event commemorates the anniversary passage of U.S. voting rights for women. Activities will include a roundtable discussion with noted dignitaries in the voting rights field. 

WHERE:             The Women’s Park, 10251 W. Flagler Street (Luisa Garcia-Toledo Blvd.), Miami 

WHEN:               Saturday, August 16, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

For directions and more information about The Women’s Park visit www.miamidade.gov/parks, or call (305) 480-1717.  To stay up to date on all future events, like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/miamidadeparks and follow us on Twitter @miamidadeparks. You can also see past events on our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/miamidadeparks. 

About The Women’s Park:

The Women’s Park, founded June 16, 1992, was the first park dedicated to women in the United States. It was created to honor all women past, present, and future for their contributions to the betterment of the quality of life in Miami-Dade County. Members of the Women’s Park Founders Committee include Roxcy O’Neal Bolton (“Mother of the Park”), Bonnie Lano Rippingille, Molly Turner, Teresa Zorilla Clark, Dr. Dorothy Jenkins Fields, Leona H. Cooper, Katherine Fernandez Rundle, Elaine Gordon, Monna Lighte, Helen Miller, and Silvia Unzueta. 

About the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department: 

Nationally accredited, a three-time winner of the NRPA National Gold Medal Award, winner of the 2013 Florida Governor’s Sustained Excellence Award and the 2009 Florida Governor’s Sterling Award for excellence in management and operations, Miami-Dade County Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 260 parks and 12,825 acres of land.  It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world.  Made up of more than just playgrounds and athletic fields, it also comprises out-of-school, sports-development, and summer-camp programs; programs for seniors and people with disabilities; educational nature centers and nature preserves; environmental restoration efforts; arts and culture programs and events; the renowned Zoo Miami and the Deering Estate at Cutler; the Crandon Tennis Center; golf courses; beaches; marinas; campgrounds; pools; and more.  For information about Miami-Dade County Parks call 3-1-1, or visit www.miamidade.gov/parks/

Miami-Dade County Parks is supported by The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade a non-profit 501(c)3 organization supporting the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department’s efforts to further develop Miami-Dade County’s world-class parks system for residents and visitors.  Its mission is to create a healthier, more livable and sustainable Miami community by ensuring the implementation of the Parks Open Space Master Plan and the development of year-round park and recreation programs for local children, adults and people with disabilities.  For more information on the Parks Foundation, please visit www.liveaparklife.org

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