THE SOUTH FLORIDA PEOPLE OF COLOR
Our Origin Story
In 2015, South Florida People of Color (SFPoC) was founded in response to the need to have equitable political representation in the small town of Miami Shores. The vision was to draw people together "across the racial, ethnic and cultural divides" by offering community dialogues and cultural events which turned into the:
- Award-winning "Awkward Dinner" series,
- Award-winning Unity360 Community Race Dialogues
- Unity360 Critical Race Film Series,
- Racial Healing Book Club, and
- Unity360 Institute established in 2018 as a program powered by South Florida People of Color whose membership recognized the need to have critical conversations about the lasting effects of racism. This new need built on the award winning Awkward Dinner series - where people chose to get comfortable with being uncomfortable - to challenge social norms and unlearn supremacy. The Awkward Dinner experience remains the key starting point of the Unity360 Institute curriculum.
WHAT WE DO
We provide South Florida the chance to participate in social, professional, and cultural events that allow those who typically live segregated lives the valuable opportunity to meet, learn, interact, and connect with each other.
Dismantling racism in all of its forms – individual, institutional, and systemic through education and advocacy.
Our mission, message and programs are appropriate for all ages, income levels, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations, religions, gender identities and education levels. Everyone can contribute to ending racism because everyone has a role!
+ OUR EXECUTIVE BOARD
Janice M. Graham
Executive Director of Casa Valentina
+ MANAGEMENT TEAM
Dr. Pamela Hall
Associate Professor of Psychology at Barry University
JoHanna “J” Thompson, MPA
Executive Co-Director, Florida Restorative Justice Association