Gay8 "Ocho" Festival and 4Ward Americas LGBTQ Human Rights Symposium

LAST UPDATED: October 18, 2018
Civic Engagement
4Ward Miami is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization on a mission to promote LGBTQ+ diversity & inclusivity, economic status and civil rights through the Gay8 Festival and other community engagement, human rights and cultural arts programs and events. Our annual event, the Gay8 Festival, helps connect parts of South Florida that rarely comes together by using a Hispanic LGBTQ social justice, cultural arts, film, music and food street festival in Miami's historic, Little Havana as its vehicle. The Gay8 Festival also helps fight gentrification of the historic neighborhood of "Little Havana" by stimulating commerce and creating business relationships with local shop owners. Next year the Gay8 Festival will expand its programming to include a Community Advocacy Day the day prior to the Festival where the community can participate in a free climate literacy training conducted by the CLEO Institute at Vizcaya Village with a complimentary walking tour of the Vizcaya Gardens afterwards. We will also have a 2-day "4Ward Americas LGBTQ Human Rights Symposium" during the Gay8 Festival weekend featuring keynotes, panels and workshops with thought leaders from the U.S.; Canada; the Caribbean and Latin America! The Gay8 Festival is truly magical, and truly empowering and it cannot happen without your support.
421 NE 51st Street
Miami, FL 33137

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Programs

BOARD

Damian Pardo
Chair
Joe Cardona
Jacqui Colyer
George Andrews
Olga Golik

STAFF

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None
Lynare Robbins
Director of Development & Programs (Part-time)

Financials

This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.

ANNUAL OPERATING BUDGET
$215,167

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