Monthly Organizing Meet-Up
Jun
12
1:30 pm13:30

Monthly Organizing Meet-Up

Things we're about: 
- "Speaking Youth to Power"
- Civic Participation
- Swagger

That's why we need you. 

Join us in our movement to build youth power in Miami at our first organizing meeting this year. We're talking turning out for municipal and special elections this year, and how we're elevating the youth voice! 

Here's a few of them.. 
- Senate District 40 Special Election, September 26th
- City of Homestead General Election, November 7th
- City of Miami General Election, November 7th
- City of Hialeah General Election, November 21st

You'll also learn about upcoming trainings and opportunities for leadership development with the organization as we continue to build a more just, democratic, and sustainable Miami.

Know Your Rights
May
18
6:00 pm18:00

Know Your Rights

  • Gramps

Join Engage Miami and the ACLU for a night of liberty, learning, lawyers, and libations. There’s a lot in this world that needs to be fixed and chances are you want to do something about it. Protests have been popping up all over the world, and maybe you’d like to join in. Over drinks, professional lawyers can tell you what you can and can’t legally do when you’re out there changing the world. Come and ask our panelists anything you’ve ever wondered about your rights as a protester!

Bystander Intervention Training
Apr
5
6:30 pm18:30

Bystander Intervention Training

  • New Florida Majority

Harassment happens and is devastating to both individuals and our community. Help Engage Miami, "Slay Our Vote," and the Council for American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) create safe and caring communities by learning how to stand up and speak out against harassment when you see it on the streets.

Featured Panelist: 
-François Alexande, Organizer with Dream Defenders and FANM
-Damaris Del Valle, Co-Founder of Slay Our Vote
-Caridad Moro, Writer and Educator working on LGBT issues within MDCPS. 
-Omar Selah, civil rights attorney, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)

Agenda: 

Greeting - Welcome and Introduction
Panel Discussion
Scenarios in Our Culture and Actual Responses
Closing

Special thanks to our friends at The New Florida Majority for opening their space to hold this event.

Come join us at 6:30 pm for some refreshments. Program will start promptly at 7 pm!

Love Letters To My Electeds!
Feb
16
7:30 pm19:30

Love Letters To My Electeds!

  • Museum Park

Join us on Thursday, February 16th at Cultra 2- Miami's own roving Open Mic! We'll be supporting Cultra and registering voters, inviting people to join the "What Now, Miami?" community meetings, and writing love letters to our electeds. Who is YOUR Miami political heartthrob? 

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What Now, Miami? Community Meeting #2
Feb
8
6:00 pm18:00

What Now, Miami? Community Meeting #2

  • Center for Haitian Studies

For our first community meeting in November after the election, we came together to discuss how we could continue proactively working towards the Miami and Florida we want to see. From Call Your Congressman Tuesdays to implementing automatic voter registration, we put forth our best ideas and are already seeing some of them in motion. 

Now post-inauguration, we'll come together again to discuss and brainstorm given developments that are having far-reaching effects on our community.

Our meeting is taking place at the Center for Haitian Studies a block down from Engage's office. It's the big yellow building. Please enter through the back parking lot and we'll be up on the second floor! 

Engage Miami Super Civics Sweepstakes
Jan
12
6:30 pm18:30

Engage Miami Super Civics Sweepstakes

  • Gramps Bar

Calling Miami know-it-alls!

Join Engage Miami for our first-ever Super Civics Sweepstakes January 12th at 6:30pm, presented by Nerd Nite at Gramps. It'll be a race to the top as we test the crowd's knowledge of local civics with trivia, activities and prizes for the champions!

Happy Hour starts at 5pm so grab your seat at the bar early!

Then stay for the rest of Nerd Nite featuring presentations on "Worst Presidents in American History" at 7:30 pm:

* Herbert Hoover - according to Roy Altman

* Dick Cheney - according to Stephan Rich
"The puppet presidency of George W. Bush choreographed by the worst person on Earth, Dick Cheney."

* All the Presidents - according to Nathaniel Sandler
"They were all terrible."

Nerd Nite event- https://www.facebook.com/events/1775090419439420/

Engage Miami Takes Issue
Oct
25
6:30 pm18:30

Engage Miami Takes Issue

  • Venture Cafe

Come join Billy Corben, Engage Miami, and New Leaders Council Miami as proponents and opponents go head-to-head in a debate on this election's ballot initiatives, including solar power and medical marijuana. Plus short films by The Plantain and free food and drink! Thank you to the generous support of the Knight Foundation as part of NLC Miami's Blueprint Conversation Series and to Venture Cafe for hosting us!

Trash Pickle Trivia
Sep
1
8:00 pm20:00

Trash Pickle Trivia

  • Tom's NFL

Join Engage Miami and Emerge Miami on Thursday September 1st for a Miami-themed trivia night PLUS fries, beer, and fantastic prizes! 

We'll have Miami history, celebrities and pop culture, politics and civic engagement. Test your knowledge of what makes Miami unique, funny, silly, sexy, serious, unusual, fun, and much more! Tom's NFL knows how to do trivia! 

Come join us for this September meetup and connect, collaborate, and compete (in fun)!

Miami-Dade Elections Transparency Ordinance Vote
May
17
9:00 am09:00

Miami-Dade Elections Transparency Ordinance Vote

  • Stephen P. Clark Government Center

Come show your support for Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava's ordinance that aims to close a loophole in campaign fundraising disclosure in future Miami-Dade elections.

We cannot allow the appearance that our passion for Transparency has lost any steam. We must show up in numbers to let them know that we are watching this vote closely. The key is to continue our momentum to let our commissioners know we want them to vote Yes.


We understand that it is a challenge to attend during working hours, and so stay tuned for alternative calls to action!

*This event is hosted by Represent Miami

Talk is Cheap: Reforming Miami's Busted Campaign System
Feb
11
7:30 pm19:30

Talk is Cheap: Reforming Miami's Busted Campaign System

  • Miami Tower

Are you tired of the overwhelming influence of money and special interests in our local politics? We are too. Let's change that, together.

First, there's a local ordinance that would require our County Commissioners to disclose when they are raising money for PACs. That ordinance is on life support and needs our help. Let's strategize together on what we can do to make that happen, and other ideas to curb the influence of money in our politics.

Training Day
Oct
17
10:00 am10:00

Training Day

“The Sh*t's chess, it ain’t checkers.” 
- Denzel as Alonzo Harris in “Training Day”.