Unity Coalition has once again had a full and successful year, thanks to the support, motivation and involvement of our
community. Here are some of this years highlights…
Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida una vez más tuvo un año completo y lleno de éxito,
gracias al apoyo, la motivación y la participación de nuestra comunidad. Éstos son
algunos de los momentos mas claves de año...
UNITY COALITION|COALICION UNIDA, NEAT STUFF & AMBIENTE MAGAZINE JOIN FORCES FOR A HAITIAN RELIEF DONATION EVENT IN MIAMI
January 15, 2010 – Miami, Florida… Immediately following the devastating events
of the 7.3 magnitude earthquake that crippled the Caribbean country of Haiti and
its capital city of Port-Au-Prince this past Jan 12th and left many thousands dead
and millions homeless and without basic services & care,
Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida, Neat Stuff & Ambiente Magazine went into
action to help out.
WHAT | Haiti Earthquake Relief Effort | Donation Drop-Off Event
Live music, political & community leaders & free UC|CU membership with your donation!
WHEN | Saturday, January 16th, 2010 – 12noon – 4 pm
Immediately afterwards, all donations will be taken to the containers for direct shipment to
WHERE| Neat Stuff office/warehouse 2624 N.W. 21 Terr., Miami, FL 33142
NEEDS | Donations of blankets, canned foods, water, tents, bleach, powdered milk, medical
diapers & flashlights are desperately needed – NOW.
Along with UC|CU, Neat Stuff & Ambiente Magazine, many wonderful organizations, businesses
& individuals have joined our efforts, including Hispanic Coalition, SAVE Dade, Milancita.com,
MCABSL, Flower Bar, BigIdeaWraps.com, and many others.
DROP OFF LOCATIONS:
CITY OF NORTH MIAMI | former N. Miami Sr. High building, 800 NE 137 Street | Jan15-20, 8am-8pm
FLOWER BAR | 9612 NE 2nd Ave., Miami Shores, Florida 33138, 305.759.2217 | M-F, 10am-5pm
HISPANIC COALITION|Miami|5659 W. Flagler St., Miami, Florida 33134 305.262.0060 | M-S, 9am-6pm
HISPANIC COALITION|Kendall|3830 S.W. 137TH Ave., Miami, Florida 33175 | M - F, 8:30am - 5:30pm
For more organizations & donation options: www.unitycoalition.org
Monday, Feb 15, 2010|FIU South College of Law & MPAS host a panel discussion on “Diversity in the Workplace: How far have we come.”
PANELISTS: Professor -Troy Elder, Associate Dean- Jose M. Gabilondo, Professor -Charles Pouncy, Jared Reiling-2L law student, Vanessa Brito
-Campaign Manager, Herb Sosa- President of Unity Coalition, Miriam Planas -Miami Dade County Commission
March 1, 2010… Haiti & Chile NEED YOU NOW - DONATION DROP OFF CENTERS
HAITI - Over 222,000 people are dead, millions are homeless, sick & the rainy season
is upon them. The need is immediate & desperate. CHILE - More than 2 million
people are homeless, the death toll exceeds 700 and thousands more are missing.
More than 500,000 homes have been damaged or destroyed.
Donations of non-perishable food items, tents, baby formula, & powdered milk,
personal hygiene items, and medical supplies only being accepted at this time.
FACHE ARTS | 750 NE 124 Street, Suite 2, North Miami
NEAT STUFF | 2624 N.W. 21 Terrace, Miami, FL 33142
MIAMI RIVER INN | 118 SW South River Drive, Miami
FLOWER BAR | 9612 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores
BETTER CARE of BROWARD MEDICAL CENTER 599 S. Federal Hwy., Dania, FL 33004
ANIMAL EMERGENCY SUPPLIES ONLY: MCABSL |1000 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables,
MARCH 20 - We Are ONE | A Fashion Show and Red Carpet Reception to Support Haiti’s Rehabilitation
A collaborative effort by MYami Marketing the Clevelander Hotel in
Miami Beach and Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida (UC|CU)...
Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida (US) and Global Action Foundation
(US) in collaboration with Quisequeya in Action (Haiti) have partnered
and are already conducting internal assessments and UN coordinated
registries of over 5,000 persons living in Quisqueya's 5 compounds and
2 orphanages. These internal assessments will allow us to determine
attitudes, needs, and perceptions that will pave the way to a
smoother transition into temporary and eventually permanent housing
for persons living in these camps.
LEADERS, LEGENDS & LOVELIES Lecture & Exhibit –
Celebrating the good, positive & outstanding within our LGBT
community, The Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida LEADERS, LEGENDS &
LOVELIES© Lectures & Exhibits strive to focus on just that -
Binging lecturers from all walks of life in the LGBT & friends of community, the events focus on the
similarities rather than the differences we all share, and how we can inspire others to do good,
excel, be proud of who they are & just be better people.
The UC|CU lectures are presented year round, and the 2010 exhibit has had its home at the
Art Deco Welcome Center on Miami Beach's Ocean Drive, thanks to the generosity and
cooperation of the Miami Design Preservation League - every April to coincide with Miami
In April 2010, UC|CU along with Ambiente Magazine, presented The Beauty of Illusion |
Transformations & Tiaras - featuring exquisite costumes, jewelry, artwork & photography by and
featuring South Florida's premier Female Illusionists...Including Adora, MaryTrini, Geraldine
Cabaret, Ebony Excel, Daisy Deadpetals & Elaine Lancaster & others. Works by Samantha Rivera,
Alexis Trogoura, Dale Stine & others were on exhibit from April 17, 2010 - May 1st, 2010 at the Art
Deco Welcome Center - 1001Ocean Drive, Miami Beach.
2010 Lectures included Michael Aller, Mayor Matti Bower, Vanessa Brito, Adora & Teddy Behr,
Walker Burtschell, Mark Angelo Cummings & Elaine Lancaster.
Interviews were presented by Herb Sosa
LEADERS, LEGENDS & LOVELIES Lecture – An evening with STUART MILK
On September 2, 2010 UC|CU presented Leaders, Legends & Lovelies |
An Evening with STUART MILK, nephew of slain LGBT Activist Harvey Milk, at bar 721
in Miami Beach.
END DADT NOW & Fight for the DREAM ACT - RALLY IN MIAMI BEACH - Sat. Dec 11 @3pm - City Hall
UC|CU co-sponsored a community effort led by Walker Burttschell, USMC, to REPEAL Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and approve the Dream Act in
Congress – providing mass e-mail, media & promo support.
GOT TOYS? Jamboree Lounge presents Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida’s 2010 TOY DRIVE,
benefiting needy children in South Florida
December 3-14, 2010… All collected toys were donated to UNIDAD of Miami Beach, where
over 500 children received toys for Christmas!
PRESIDENT OBAMA REPEALS DADT - Dec 22, 2010
A special recognition goes out to UC|CU's own Walker Burttschell, USMC, for his personal commitment and unwavering efforts to make this
historic vote possible. His public appearances, rallies, meetings with elected officials, walk to Washington, media & educational campaign was
definitely effective, and today we see the fruits of his and many others efforts.
We salute this Gay American Hero.
All of this work is only possible with your support, encouragement and participation. Thank You, and join us for 2011!
Todo este trabajo sólo es posible con su apoyo, estímulo y participación. Gracias, y que se unan a nosotros para el 2011!
Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida
OUR MISSION | NUESTRA MISION
Leadership, Protection & Promotion of Latino|Hispanic LGBT rights (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender),
the only organization of its kind in South Florida since 2002.
Liderazgo, protección y promocion de los derechos civiles de la comunidad latina|hispana LGBT
(lesbianas, gay, bisexual, transgenero) en el sur de la Florida desde el 2002.
OUR GOALS | NUESTRAS METAS
WORKING TO PROTECT ALL OF OUR RIGHTS
THE RIGHT TO FAIRNESS IN IMMIGRATION & TO OPENLY SERVING IN OUR MILITARY
THE RIGHT TO LOVE & MARRY WHOM WE CHOOSE
THE RIGHT TO LOVE AND ADOPT A CHILD AND FOR THAT CHILD TO BE RAISED IN A STABLE, LOVING HOME
THE RIGHT TO ALL THE U.S. CONSTITUTION PROMISES ALL IF ITS CITIZENS - EQUAL PROTECTION UNDER THE LAW
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