The Miami-Dade Commission Chamber will be the site of a forum to discuss issues of importance to women. The Race-Storation meetings have brought together stakeholders to discuss various topics that impact the community, like relationship between black youth and the police. The next gathering, “Women’s Concerns and Equality Issues,” will include an expert panel, including Maribel Balbin, President, League of Women Voters of Miami-Dade County; Marleine Bastien, Founder/Executive Director, Haitian Women of Miami; Michelle Hollinger, South Florida Times Editor and Author of The Sisterhood Exchange; Lynette Long, Ph.D., President, Equal Visibility Everywhere (E.V.E.); Ivon Mesa, Director, Coordinated Victims Assistance Center-CVAC; Laura Morilla, Executive Director, Miami-Dade County Commission for Women; Kaleba Ngoie-Kasongo, Executive Director, Hear Congo and Evelyn I. Suero, Esq., Vice-Chair, Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board.

Sponsored by the HOPE DEALERS in collaboration with the Miami-Dade County Commission for Women and the Office of Community Advocacy, the event is scheduled for Thursday, May 26 from 1:30 – 4:00 p.m. and will be televised. The Miami Dade Commission Chamber is located within the Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW 1st Street in Miami.