Our Origin Story

In 2015, South Florida People of Color (SFPoC) was established to address the pressing issue of equitable political representation in the town of Miami Shores. Our core vision aimed to bridge the gaps across racial, ethnic, and cultural divides, fostering a sense of community through meaningful dialogue and engaging cultural events. This collective effort has given rise to a range of initiatives that have garnered recognition and acclaim, including:

The renowned "Awkward Dinner" series, which has been honored with prestigious awards. These dinners provide a unique platform for individuals from diverse backgrounds to come together and explore uncomfortable topics, challenging social norms and fostering growth.

The celebrated Unity360 Community Dialogues, which have received widespread acclaim. These dialogues serve as a safe and inclusive space for community members to engage in open conversations about identities such as race, gender and sexual orientation, aiming to promote understanding, empathy, and unity.

The Unity360 Critical Film Series, an esteemed program that showcases thought-provoking films addressing critical issues related to race, gender, sexual orientation, etc. Through this series, we create opportunities for reflection, education, and constructive dialogue.

Unity360 Event Programming: we prioritize tailoring our programming to suit the unique needs of every client and community we serve. We understand the significance of customization in fostering meaningful connections. Alongside information sharing and knowledge dissemination, we emphasize experiential activities and storytelling to encourage individuals to engage with these subjects on a profound level, promoting perspective shifts and enhanced understanding.

In 2018, the Unity360 Institute was established as a program powered by South Florida People of Color. As an integral part of our organization, the Unity360 Institute recognizes the urgency of engaging in critical conversations about the pervasive impacts of oppression. Building upon the success of the award-winning Awkward Dinner series, which encourages individuals to embrace discomfort, the Unity360 Institute offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to challenge social norms, dismantle supremacist ideologies, and empower individuals to unlearn deeply ingrained biases.



We develop enriching and educational programming that explores a diversity of thought and expands the opportunity for people with varying identities to come together. By delving into history, arts, and culture, we create a platform for deep dialogues that facilitate healing, true equity, and a sense of belonging.



Tackling oppression in all its forms - individual, institutional and systemic - through education, dialogue, and advocacy across diverse communities.


Our mission, message, and programs are inclusive and cater to individuals of all ages, income levels, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations, religions, gender identities, and education levels. Ending racism and oppression are collective efforts, as every individual plays a vital role in contributing towards this cause.


Alexander Rundlet, Board Chair

Lawyer and Public Policy Consultant

Janice M. Graham

Executive Director of Casa Valentina


Dr. Pamela Hall

Associate Professor of Psychology at Barry University

JoHanna “J” Thompson, MPA

Unity360 Institute
Executive Co-Director, Florida Restorative Justice Association

Mo Beasley

Events Director

Kechi Okpala

Social Media Director