May 15, 2022
3:00 pm | 6:00 pm
SoFla organizations banded to form an alliance to show that we’re united regardless of race, color, origin or political affiliation.
Friends of The Underline is partnering up with the Miami Conference of Christians and Jews (MCCJ) to form an alliance that will embody the belief that we’re better off united, regardless of race, color, religion, origin, and political affiliation. The march will take place May 15, 2022, at 3 PM in Downtown Miami, and the entire community is invited to join!
The main thrust of We Are United is to show that we are proud of and united in our differences and what makes us unique; that we wish to operate with compassion, care towards one another, and remain supportive of each other with respect and in celebration of these differences. It aims to tackle hate and divisiveness, by clearly demonstrating that people are better off united.
Currently, the following organizations have signed up to be part of this alliance. Together, they hope to repair the current frayed social fabric:
Organizers plan to make this march an annual event. Over ten entities, including the Office of Mayor Danielle Levine Cava are encouraging additional organizations to join the alliance. “Sadly, we’re at the point where almost anything can turn into a topic of division, and it’s only getting worse,” states Matt Anderson, MCCJ executive director. “We profoundly believe every person has the right to live in dignity and enjoy respect, regardless of race, gender, faith, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability or socioeconomic status. For that reason, we aspire to make Miami a model of intercultural understanding.”
On May 15th, MCCJ and this newly formed alliance will assemble at The Freedom Tower at 3:00 PM. The march will officially begin at 3:45 PM. People are expected to make it to The Underline (right near Brickell station) by 4:40 PM. At that point, there will be a performance by Guitars Over Guns followed by speeches from key figures. The event ends at 6 PM.
MCCJ, Inc. was originally founded in Miami in 1935 as the Miami Branch of the National Conference of Christians & Jews. Later, the group was renamed the Miami Coalition of Christians and Jews. In 2011, in recognition of its embrace of people of ALL faiths and secular backgrounds, the organization formally changed its name to MCCJ, Inc. Today, it goes beyond its original intent by creating a haven for dialog, training inclusive leaders and promoting understanding for all faiths, races and cultures through education, advocacy, and conflict resolution. It hosts the oldest continuous interfaith clergy dialog in the United States and presents prejudice reducing programs in local high schools, among other activities. For more information, please visit www.miamiccj.org or call 305-755-6096. Find them on Facebook and @MCCJ_Miami on Twitter.
Our mission is to deliver and activate a 120-acre, world-class linear park spanning 10-miles below Miami’s Metrorail that will transform regional mobility and celebrate diversity, culture and lifelong learning. Through innovative urban trails and creative programming, we are connecting people to their environment and each other to create a safe, healthy, equitable, and sustainable community. For more information visit theunderline.org and follow on social media @theunderlinemia.
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