Women’s History Coalition pushes agenda for women

Women’s History Coalition pushes agenda for womenThe Women’s History Coalition of Miami-Dade County was founded in 1983 and incorporated three years later by a group of ambitions women with a mission to promote women’s issues.

The coalition comprises a multi-cultural board of directors and membership. All programs are accomplished by these volunteers, who share common interest in preserving the history and contributions of women in Miami-Dade County.

The coalition provides a multiplicity of volunteer services and contributions to the community. Some include employment and economics, progress toward integration in politics, Equal Rights Amendment, domestic violence and human trafficking.

Each year during National Women’s History Month in March, the coalition celebrates the contributions of Julia Tuttle (1849-91) — our matriarch and the “Mother of Miami” — at her gravesite. Additionally, and on an annual basis, the Women’s History Coalition honors outstanding women who have distinguished themselves through noteworthy contributions for the betterment of women in Miami-Dade County. Some of these prominent women include Roxy Bolton, Betsey Kaplan, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Eugenia Thomas, Gwendolyn Sawyer Chery and Yvonne Zita Santa Maria. The Women’s History Coalition has also published two historical books — Julia’s Daughters: Women in Dade’s History (1975-2000) and Beyond Julia’s Daughters: Women in Miami-Dade History 1975-2000. Book three is a work in progress so feel free to nominate noteworthy champions dedicated to women’s causes.

Please visit our website at info@womenshistorycoalitionmiamidade.org and become familiar with the organization. You are welcome to join us as we push the agenda for women.

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