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Read stories about local BIPOC leaders making a difference in the community in SFGN's new series.

BIPOC Local Leads Community Closer To Florida Everglades

Houston R. Cypress of the Otter Clan, one of the families of the Miccosukee Tribe and co-founder of Love The Everglades Movement, is rising to the occasion and sharing his narrative of the Everglades.

Local Organization Elevates and Inspires Queer People of Color in Leadership

The Maven Leadership Collective, a leadership development institute for queer people of color and their allies focuses on closing the technical skills gap of social impact organizations. The organization is the brainchild of Corey Davis and Daniel Anzueto.

Maven inspires these young, emerging leaders to thrive by embracing diversity and inclusion, transformational learning, creating lasting connections that lead to amplifying their stories through their dynamic networks.

Local Book Club Brings Together Queer and Trans Youth of Color

Brielle Roundtree, the founder of Bridging The Gap, prides herself in finding impactful and thought-provoking literature that sparks introspection and riveting conversations among queer and trans youth of color on a biweekly basis.

The Building Blocks: Establishing a Foundation For Equitable, Stable Housing in Miami

Miami Homes For All has a straightforward message: everyone deserves a home that is safe, stable, and affordable. 

They work tirelessly to prevent and end homelessness in Miami-Dade County, and Audrey Arandas is the assistant director of programs at Miami Homes For All.

Healing through the Arts: Confronting the Elephant

Niki Lopez is the founder of “What’s Your Elephant,” a movement that provides a safe space so that people can create art as therapy and have an open discussion.

Lopez is a creative advocate, multi-disciplinary activist, and social media guru with a multi-faceted approach to intentional networking and community engagement.

Finding Harmony Through the Marriage of the Arts and Activism

Jai Tahlea Allen-Ible is the founder of The Uproar Project which promotes peaceful co-existence, normalizing peace rallies, and inclusivity through the arts and entertainment.

The Uproar Project is a brainchild of Allen-Ible. It was founded in 2018 after the Parkland massacre. She became agitated as school shooting coverage seemed to become more frequent in the national media. The week following Valentine’s Day in 2018, Allen-Ible began reaching out to local artists in order to collaborate and brainstorm ideas for promoting peace rallies and civil engagement.

Thou Art Woman: Archiving the Lives of Black and Brown LBT Women in South Florida

Ghenete “G” Wright Muir’s extensive and multifaceted resume is impressive. While she is currently a professor at NSU Shepard Broad College of Law, as well as one of the founding members of Thou Art Woman, she has worked with The Florida Bar, the Broward County Law Office of the Public Defender and Legal Aid Service of Broward County.

Thou Art Woman is the brainchild of Wright Muir, Nik Harris and PJ Hitchins, which is an event series that celebrates LBT women and their allies through narrative, performance, and visual arts.

Thriver Lifestyle: Raising the Voices of Black and Brown Folks

Marian Bacol-Uba is the founder of Thriver Lifestyle and Thriver Con. She spends her day helping womxn, people of color, and non-binary entrepreneurs fully express themselves and hone their public speaking skills in order to achieve competent expression.