2007REVIEW
Unity Coalition has once again had a full and successful year, thanks to the support, motivation and involvement of our
community.   Here are some of this years highlights



UNITY COALITION IN THE MEDIA  
La Poderosa Radio     WWFE - 670 AM      Col. Matias-Farias Show
Every Friday 8-9pm
Starting tonight, Ron Brenesky will be a guest on La Poderosa Radio every Friday evening         to discuss issues that concern the LGBT,
immigrant & Latino/Hispanic communities.
Factor Brown      GenTV Local Miami Channel 8
January 5, 2007 10 PM
Ron Brenesky will be a guest on Factor Brown tonight to discuss the changes in Congress,         shift in political power and how it will effect the
LGBT, immigrant & Latino/Hispanic         communities across the U.S.


TOY DRIVE: for Children Living with HIV/AIDS
Now in its fourth year, the Unity Coalition Toy Drive successfully collected and distributed nearly 1,000 new, unwrapped toys to needy children &
those living with HIV/AIDS in South Florida, and for the first time in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and Honduras.  Distribution of these toys
within the community is overseen by Unity Coalition and the Miami-Dade Health Department’s Hispanic Initiative for this important community
effort.

Co-Sponsor of the Men’s HEALTH Issues Conference
This conference addressed the roles and perceptions of the Hispanic men in today’s society and their effects in the decision making process, as
it relates to health issues including HIV/AIDS/STDs.  Friday, March 16TH, 2007, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm at Florida International University, North
Campus Kovens Conference Center, 3000 NE 151 Street, Miami FL 33181
Sandra Colón- Hispanic AIDS Awareness Program
(305) 860-0780    (800) 246-7432     haap@emservices.com  www.HispanicAIDS.org

Co-Sponsor of the 2007 Premios Azúcar
Celebrating its 3rd successful year, Premios Azúcar® will be held on Saturday, March 3rd, 2007 at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium – 2901
West Flagler Street, Miami, Florida.
Developed to recognize the positive efforts of artists, entertainers, the media and organizations working with the Latino/Hispanic LGBT
community of South Florida, Premios Azúcar® entered 2007 with a full week of events & festivities, including fashion Show Kick-Off Party, Miami
Masquerade Ball® benefiting Unity Coalition, a red carpet media event, los Premios Azucar® at Miami-Dade County Auditorium, Unity Coalition
Community Service Awards, and the Premios Azucar® Show - Lo Mejor del Año.
Many media and community leaders, TV & radio personalities, artists & performers, as well as elected officials and the community as a whole
participated in this wonderful celebration of the Latino/Hispanic LGBT community and its allies.

Ron Brenesky was awarded the Community Activist Premio Azucar for 2007 for his work defending Civil Rights.

IMMIGRATION MARCH
May 1 2007 – Miami
Unity Coalition joins dozens of local organizations in planning and leading the 2nd annual Immgration march in Miami calling for fair & just
immigration reforms.

Dahlia Canes awarded the 2007 South Florida Latino Press Award for her work as a columnist in Ambiente Magazine.

Channel 51 IMMIGRATION PHONE BANK
EVERY FRIDAY - 6 to 7 PM – Live during the Newscast
Answering Ch51’s callers questions on immigration rights, laws, benefits, etc. This helps hundreds of our neighbors & the community each
week.

TOWN HALL MEETING to Discuss PROPERTY TAX RELIEF
Thursday, June 7th, 2007 - 7:30 PM   Miami Beach Botanical Gardens  - Over 75 persons in attendance

Unity Coalition/Coalición Unida Is Proud to Present an Intimate and Informative Luncheon with
Katherine Fernandez Rundle State Attorney for Miami-Dade County, Florida
Friday, July 13, 2007      12:30 PM       $25 p.p. David's Cafe II - Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Dozens in attendance had the opportunity to listen to and speak one-on-one with Ms Fernandez Rundle on what her office has accomplished on
hate crimes against the LGBT community and her program to report them, her outreach program on crimes against the Immigrant community, as
well as to discuss animal cruelty laws of Miami Dade and much more…

UNITY COALITION, TELEMUNDO, C.O.D.I., City of MIAMI BEACH & O.H.F.M. OFFER CITIZENSHIP & VOTERS REGISTRATION EVENT –
SUCCESSFULLY SIGNING UP HUNDREDS
July 27th, the Spanish TV network Telemundo/Channel 51 and NBC6 provided day long coverage of what resulted in larger than expected crowds
for the Unity Coalition/Coalición Unida, CODI - Centro de Orientación Del Inmigrante and Organización Hondureña Francisco Morazán,
Citizenship & Voters Registration event at Miami Beach’s City Hall.  
282 citizenship forms were successfully filled out and hundreds of new voters were registered as well.

PERU EARTHQUAKE VICTIMS RELIEF DRIVE
Unity Coalition/Coalición Unida C.O.D.I. - Centro de Orientación Del Inmigrante & OHFM - Organización Hondureña, Francisco Morazán, Hispanic
Coalition & AMBIENTE Magazine Urges the community to help us HELP OUR BROTHERS and SISTERS in PERU
There is a huge need for canned & non-perishable Food, Blankets, bottled water & financial support for the victims of this weeks devastating
earthquake.
AUGUST 17th, 2007- ICA, Peru- Rescuers struggled across a shattered countryside on Thursday to reach victims of a magnitude-8.0 earthquake
that killed at least 510 people.  More than 1,500 people were reported injured and the Red Cross said the toll was expected to rise. (Assoc. Press)
DONATIONS COLLECTED AT: 45 NW 27th Avenue, Miami Florida  


HURRICANE FELIX RELIEF EFFORTS
Unity Coalition/Coalición Unida, C.O.D.I. - Centro de Orientación Del Inmigrante, OHFM - Organizacion Hondureña Fransisco Morazán, Hispanic
Coalition along with the Consul General of Honduras

Held a news conference Tuesday September 4, 2007 at 1:00 pm in Miami to announce our coordinated support efforts and donation drive for the
victims of Felix.

Where: CODI office 45 NW 27 Avenue Miami, Fla.
When: 1:00 PM                    Questions: Ron Brenesky 786-356-1665

LA CEIBA, Honduras - Hurricane Felix roared ashore early Tuesday as a fearsome Category 5 storm — the first time in recorded history that two
top-scale storms have made landfall in the same season. The storm hit near the swampy Nicaragua-Honduras border, whipping metal rooftops
through the air like razors and forcing thousands to flee coastal swampland.
Felix was the first of two major storms expected to make landfall on Tuesday: Off Mexico's Pacific coast, Hurricane Henriette churned toward the
upscale resort of Cabo San Lucas, popular with Hollywood stars and sea fishing enthusiasts. – Ioan Grill


SPONSORSHIP OF TEAM STEAM
Team Steam is a softball team, comprised mainly of residents of Broward County who support the community; members of the South Florida
Amateur Athletic Association (SFAAA) and the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance (NAGAAA); and are continually traveling throughout
the country, representing South Florida at numerous softball tournaments throughout the year.

UC helped to sponsor the trip to the national year-end tournament, the NAGAAA World Series in Phoenix, AZ in October 2007.  This tournament
was represented by players from 56 leagues in 35 towns throughout the United States.  Each league supports 4 men’s divisions and 3 women’s
divisions, each division sending a team to the tournament.  



All of this work is only possible with your support, encouragement and participation.  
Thank You, and join us for 2008!

Herb Sosa
Unity Coalition/Coalición Unida


2007 BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Herb Sosa - President, “Ron” Saul Brenesky - Vice President, Christian Aguilar - Treasurer, Dahlia Canes - Secretary,
Dr. Laura Leyva, Dr. Arturo Alvarez, Alexis Fernandez, Efren Martinez Pulgaron, Tony Rodriguez,
Oscar Medina, Dr. Manuel Laureano Vega     OF COUNSEL: Alan Ginsberg      

UNITY COALITION/COALICION UNIDA is Florida's leading Latino/Hispanic gay civil-rights nonprofit initiative, offering leadership on issues that concern Latino/Hispanic
LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) and other minority groups.

UNITY COALITION|COALICION UNIDA es una iniciativa sin fines de lucro y lider en la defensa de los derechos civiles de la comunidad Latina|hispana LGBT
(lesbianas, gay, bisexual, transgenero), ofreciendo liderazgo en asuntos concernientes a este y otros grupos minoritarios en tla Florida.

www.unitycoalition.org                        786-271-6982
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