A collective of local artists and activists is encouraging unity among South Florida’s women through an event called LadyFest.
“As women, we are fragmented,” says Charo Valero, one of the event’s organizers. “The mothers, the straight women, women of faith, women of color, immigrants, women that only speak Spanish, we exist as fragmented pieces.”
A recent study found black women are underrepresented at all levels of politics — federal, state and local government.
Rutgers Center for American Women and Politics and Higher Heights for America, a national nonprofit that seeks to elevate the voice of black women in politics, conducted the study. The group argues black women face distinct challenges when running for political office and are more like to be discouraged from running than their white counterparts or black men.
03/06/14 - Thursday's Topical Currents begins with recognition of Women’s History Month. We’ll profile two outstanding South Florida seniors. First, Maria Elena Torano. She founded the National Hispana Leadership Institute. Also, breast cancer specialist Dr. Vilma Biaggi. She owns and operates South Beach’s historic Cadet Hotel . . .
One Portuguese woman is set on the mission to educate women journalists on technology and leadership.
Fittingly, Mariana Santos spoke at FIU's Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Center for the Advancement of Women in Communications this Tuesday, telling students and staff about her experiences working at the Guardian, in Latin America and in the current state of journalism.
02/13/14 - Thursday’s Topical Currents begins with information about the One Billion Rising for Justice Miami program. It aims to end the violence directed at women worldwide. One in three females will experience violence or rape in a lifetime. There are local events scheduled, and we’ll also learn more about the human trafficking of minors.
Thought-provoking cultural experiences have made their way to Pembroke Pines.
In September of 2013, Broward College launched an arts and cultural initiative on its Pembroke Pines campus, which operates as one of three campuses functioning as separate entities. This young program is also referred to as "B.SOCA," or Broward College South Campus Office of Cultural Affairs.
03/25/13 - Monday’s Topical Currents is with journalist Phoebe Baker Hyde, about her dilemma of a “perfect storm” of self-doubt. She struggled with the notion that as a professional woman, she should be encumbered with the expense and trappings of fashion, makeup, new clothes, salon haircuts and jewelry.