A MONTH OF HISPANIC LGBT PRIDE, MUSIC, FOOD, CULTURE & FUN
UN MES DE ORGULLO HISPANO LGBT, COMIDA, MUSICA, CULTURA Y GOZADERA

SEPT 15- OCT 16, 2016 | MIAMI | MIAMI BEACH | WILTON MANORS
The Miami Hispanic Cultural Arts Center
"The White House of the Ballet" is the residence of three of the most recognized and prestigious
cultural art institutions in Miami Dade County with more than 20 years of experience; The Miami
Hispanic Ballet (MHB), the Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami (CCBM) and Creation Art Center
(CAC), all not for profit organizations with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status and also  introducing  The
MHCAC Schools of Music, Paint and Theater , and the Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami School
(CCBM School).  MHCAC purpose is to culturally enrich the region by offering multi-disciplinary
programming, becoming  the only Cultural Arts Center in Miami that offers a variety of artistic
disciplines: Intensive Workshops, Theater, Art Exhibits, Films, Performances and regular
instruction in Ballet, Music and Theater, with an exceptional national and international staff of
teachers, artists and directors dedicated to quality, affordable performances and instruction.


"The diverse range of cultural activities offered at the Miami Hispanic
Cultural Arts Center enriches the arts scene in Miami and preserves our
hispanic cultural legacy for future generations."

"La diversidad de disciplinas ofrecidas en el Centro Cultural Hispano de
Miami no solo enriqueceran las artes de Miami sin nuestro legado hispano
cultural en la cuidad."                                                           
 - Pedro Pablo Peña



WARNER PLACE
This impressive 1911 Neo-Classical building was designed for J.W. Warner, founder of South
Florida's first floral company. The home's fine craftsmanship is especially evident in its massive
columns, Palladian window and porte-cochère. Wide porches and verandas adapt the J.W.
Warner House to the Florida climate with a graciousness that evokes the elegance of Florida's
early years. This house was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1983 and has
been restored to its original splendor by the MHCAC.

111 Southwest 5th Avenue, Miami, FL 33130
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NOCHES DE JAZZ y POESIAS | The Betsy Jazz & Poetry Festival
StoryCorps ORAL HISTORY PROJECT & Community Workshops
ARTISTS STUDIO TOURS, MOVIE SCREENINGS & BOOK SIGNING
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CULINARY CITY TOURS, ORGULLO Drag Brunches & Club Nights
LEGENDS BALL & LEGENDS HONORS Awards
DOWNTOWN ARCHITECTURAL TOURS & URBAN SKETCH TOURS
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UNITY COALITION|COALICION UNIDA'S  6TH ANNUAL
COMMUNITY PARTNERS & SPONSORS | SOCIOS DE LA COMUNIDAD Y PATROCINADORES
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ABOUT LEGENDS HONORS Award
The 2016 UC|CU LEGENDS Honors Awards & LEGENDS BALL, on Friday, Sept 16th at the historic WARNER PLACE, home of
Miami's Hispanic Cultural Arts Center - Honoring ILEANA ROS-LEHTINEN, JOWHARAH SANDERS & HERNAN VALVERDE

Miami Beach, Florida… Started in 2010, our Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida (UC|CU) LEGENDS HONORS and LEADERS, LEGENDS & LOVELIES Ball
celebrates the good, positive & outstanding within our LGBTQ & ally community. Through the annual recognition we bring the community together to focus
on the similarities rather than the differences we all share, and how we can inspire others to do good, excel, be proud of who they are & just be better
people.    This year, our Legends Ball – the one fundraising event of its kind we host each year – will be on Friday, September 16th, 7-11pm at the historic at
the historic WARNER PLACE, home of Miami's Hispanic Cultural Arts Center - Honoring ILEANA ROS-LEHTINEN, JOWHARAH SANDERS & more...

ILEANA ROS-LEHTINEN: Outstanding Political & Social Leadership
Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen has served in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1989-- the first Hispanic woman to serve in Congress.
A former teacher and lifelong educator, she is passionate about many things, including stopping domestic violence against women, education, fighting
Medicare fraud, democracy & freedom in Cuba, and much more.
She is Chairman emeritus of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and is now Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa.
She is wife to Vietnam veteran Dexter Lehtinen, mother and step-mother to 4 adult children, and grandmother to three beautiful baby girls. Most recently, the
Ros-Lehtinen’s were part of a national campaign in support of transgender rights, alongside her son Rodrigo.

JOWHARAH SANDERS: Youth & Women’s Empowerment
In October of 2009, Ms. Sanders founded National Voices for Equality Education and Enlightenment (NVEEE),
At a young age, Jowharah Sanders endured bullying, abuse and suicidal ideation stemming from harassment over race and orientation stigmas. She lived
as a victim for many years, until a University of Miami college advisor took notice and counseled her, saying, “Life is about choices. You can either choose to
live as a victim, or you can choose to be a survivor. No amount of self-pity or self-sabotage will ever change what happened.”
It was at that moment Jowharah truly began living. In turn, she dedicated her life to mentoring children and families impacted by bullying and suicide. Her
message is, “You are not alone – even when you feel the most disempowered. Together, let’s make a difference.”
Today, she is developing a research-based school-wide bullying prevention program called “Not On My Watch”, whose innovative model of change has
student bystanders take a direct role in reducing bullying at their schools. She also continues to foster and grow NVEEE’s mentoring and Peace
Ambassador programs as Executive Director of the non-profit organization.

HERNAN VALVERDE: Relentless Leadership & Conviction to our community
As State Sales and Marketing Manager at Hiro Sake since 2003, Hernan has a long and illustrious career in management, brand development, and field
sales execution. Personally, he is the proud father of Tyler & Zackary, and spends tireless hours giving back to the community, including serving on  Miami
Beach Gay Pride committee since 2010, he has helped fund raise and organize an annual event that brings over 100,000 attendees to South Florida to
support equal rights for all, and a member of Unity Coalition| Coalicion Unida's Board of Advisors since 2013.

Our work is 100% funded by events & private donations, and we are 100% staffed & managed by volunteers. Everything that comes in, goes right back out
for programming, leading & assisting our community to fairness & equality.
NOTE: All ticket sales are FINAL & considered DONATIONS to UC|CU. No refunds available for any reason.                                     
Event may be cancelled due to increment weather or acts of nature.                                                                              
Under 21, or no ID? You will NOT be served alcohol.
LEGENDS HONORS AWARD
Every year we honor allies of the LGBTQ community, present & past that have made a positive mark & contribution and
celebrate the good, noble & outstanding within our community.

Cada año honramos aliados de la comunidad LGBTQ, presente  y pasado que han hecho una contribución y marca
positiv - celebrar lo bueno, noble y destacado dentro de nuestra comunidad.
$75. for one person
$130. for two
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Black Tie/Tropical Elegance
attire suggested.
HOST COMMITTEE

Dr. KEN WILCOX
- Legends Ball Chairrman
HERB SOSA
HOLAM ANTONETTI
MICHAEL GONGORA
HEATHER SUSAN CARR
ARYAH LESTER
HAROLD SLOAN-MARRERO
PEDRO PABLO PEÑA
ARIEL MOREL
MIL OCAMPO
CHRISTOPER PADRON
SASHA WESTERMAN-KEUNING
MARI ZAPATA
RAFAEL CANTON
CITIZEN JANE
EN VEE
CLAUDINE FAIFER
ANGELA SALTER
JOWHARAH SANDERS
LIZA SANTANA-PIÑERES
ANGEL INFINITI
OSO MILAN
111 SW 5th Avenue
Miami, Fl 33131
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EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | EVENTOS Y ENTRETENIMIENTO
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Thursday, SEPT. 15th
MiFo Film Festival – GLOW@Gateway Theatre, Ft. Lauderdale, Featuring Screening of ESTEROS (Argentina, 2016)





Friday, SEPT. 16th
LEGENDS Ball - 7pm, historic Warner Place, 111 SW 5th Avenue, Miami





Sunday, SEPT. 18th
DRAG BRUNCH – Señor Frogs, 1450 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach





Wednesday, SEPT. 21st
NOCHES de JAZZ y POESIAS, with songstress
Barbara Alonso & Poet Omar Figuera, The Betsy-South Beach, 8pm, 1440 Ocean Drive






Friday, SEPT. 23rd
TheLAB@SCORE with ATHENA DION, 1437 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach






Saturday, SEPT. 24th
URBAN SKETCH TOUR – Downtown Miami, MiamiCAD, 100 NE 1st Ave Miami, FL 33132 - 10am





Wednesday, SEPT. 28th
NOCHES de JAZZ y POESIAS, with songstress En Vee & poet Caridad Moro-Gronlier, The Betsy-South Beach, 8pm, 1440 Ocean Drive






Saturday, OCT. 1st
ARTISTS STUDIO TOURS with ADORA, North Miami, Little River, 4-9pm, Miami





Wednesday, OCT. 5th
NOCHES de JAZZ y POESIAS,
with poet Y'Señia Almaguer - The Betsy-South Beach, 8pm, 1440 Ocean Drive






Thursday, OCT. 6th
SOUTH BEACH ON HEELS Screening – Miami Beach Cinemateque, 6pm, 1130 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
ORGULLO Artists Reception, & CUBA Book Signing, Dmitry Zhitov – LGBT Visitor Center, 8pm





Friday, OCT. 7th
RHYTHM, RHYMES & WRITING Workshop @ Pridelines Center,
6360 NE 4th Court, Miami, FL 33138





Sunday, OCT. 9th
LITTLE HAVANA CULINARY TOUR
, Lunch 12 noon, Miami






Tuesday, OCT. 11th
NOCHES de JAZZ y POESIA - Nat'l. Coming OUT Day @ Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus - 6-8pm





Sunday, OCT. 16th
MiFo Film Festival
– GLOW@Gateway Theatre, Ft. Lauderdale, Featuring Screening of UC|CU's TRANSLives Project Documantary






Saturday, OCT. 3-6th,
by appointment only
StoryCorps AUDIO RECORDINGS
Started in 2010, our Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida (UC|CU) LEGENDS HONORS and LEADERS, LEGENDS & LOVELIES Ball celebrates
the good, positive & outstanding within our LGBTQ & ally community.
Featuring the vocals of EnVEE, the Opera Atelier, ADORA, DJ CITIZEN JANE, entertainment, food, drinks -
the LEGENDS Ball has it all.
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The MiFo LGBT Film Festival (MiFo), a critically acclaimed event, has two film festivals per year: Miami in April and Fort Lauderdale in
October. The 8th Annual Fort Lauderdale Edition takes place from Friday, October 7th until Sunday, October 16th. (Formerly the Fort
Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film Festival) The 19th Annual Miami Edition takes place from Friday, April 21st until Sunday,
April 30th. (Formerly the Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival)​.
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Every Wednesday evening during Celebrate ORGULLO, enjoy complimentary evening of amazing POETRY & MUSICAL JAZZ talents
on the mic and keyboard in the Lobby Lounge at the Betsy-South Beach hotel. Meet local, national and international authors, and enjoy
a personal journey of their story, writings and life. Set in intimate salons, meet your favorites, or make new ones.
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Voss Events presents: Unleash your fiesta at our world famous Drag Brunch! Bottomless cocktails, fabulous food and fierce drag!
Showtimes at 12:30 and 2:30. Seating begins one hour prior to showtime.

A % will benefit the UC|CU LGBT COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP Fund.
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EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT - Doors open at 10 p.m. and stay open until 5 a.m. Cocktails are complimentary from 11:30 p.m. to midnight. Check
the website for specials, and if you're a Florida resident, there's no cover.
Door hostess SHELLY NOVAK, Mistress ATHENA & much more!
A % will benefit the UC|CU LGBT COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP Fund.
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SketchMIA | An Urban Sketch Tour | 100 NE 1st Ave Miami, FL 33132
Saturday, October 15th | Come explore Miami’s historic downtown like an architect! See our city’s landmark buildings through an architect’
s eyes, using a sketchbook and pen. Learn to draw by sketching some of downtown Miami’s historic landmarks!
$20 per person
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Every Wednesday evening during Celebrate ORGULLO, enjoy complimentary evening of amazing POETRY & MUSICAL JAZZ talents
on the mic and keyboard in the Lobby Lounge at the Betsy-South Beach hotel. Meet local, national and international authors, and enjoy
a personal journey of their story, writings and life. Set in intimate salons, meet your favorites, or make new ones.
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Visit artist’s studios, see their process, current works, and maybe even buy something. Showcasing the amazing talents of local artists
who have achieved international acclaim, such as NEREIDA GARCIA-FERRAZ, LAZARO AMARAL, DAVID ROHN & others, we will have
unprecedented access to their world – all while having a great travelling party. HIRO SAKE specialty drinks, Music by DJ
JESSICA LAM, & more.    Saturday, October 1st, 4-9pm $40 per person for BUS TOUR with mistress ADORA as your hostess.
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Every Wednesday evening during Celebrate ORGULLO, enjoy complimentary evening of amazing POETRY & MUSICAL JAZZ talents
on the mic and keyboard in the Lobby Lounge at the Betsy-South Beach hotel. Meet local, national and international authors, and enjoy
a personal journey of their story, writings and life. Set in intimate salons, meet your favorites, or make new ones.
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The Miami Beach Cinemateque will be screening SOUTH BEACH ON HEELS by cinematographer DMITRY ZHITO,
followed by an
ARTISTS RECEPTION and Book Signing at the LGBT Visitor Center: Faces & Voices of CUBA - the latest by DMITRY, music
by DJ JESSICA LAM, & more.
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Developing written & oral expression with musicians, poets & authors in our community  Recording artist REIJO RYCH to perform.
-  Break out in discussions with REIJO, Poets CARIDAD MORO-GRONLIER, ARYAH LESTER  & Y'SENIA ALMAGUER, on how best to
express oneself through music, writing & spoken word.      -  Finish up with Poetry Slam/Open Mic session.
- Light snacks & refreshments provided.   - Music by DJ JESSICA LAM
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The Little Havana food tour explores the rich history and culinary delights of a vibrant neighborhood. Meet the lively and family-friendly
community with our guided, edible journey through one of Miami’s oldest neighborhoods. Learn about traditional and rustic Cuban cuisine
by tasting your way through the must-visit street in the area — Calle Ocho. This tour is designed for both locals and visitors.  
This guided, narrated food tour is both a cultural and a culinary experience. $49
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Hot Jazz performance by songstress EnVee, poets Y’Señia Almaguer, Caridad Moro-Gornlier & Neil De la Flor. A personal journey through
their work, talents & inspirations - Celebrating National Coming OUT Day.
6-8pm. Admission is free.
Miami Dade College, Building 1, 1261 Auditorium, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132
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MiFo LGBT Film Festival (MiFo) is a critically acclaimed event, has two film festivals per year: Miami in April & Ft.
Lauderdale in October. The 8th Annual Ft. Lauderdale Edition takes place Friday, Oct. 7th until Sunday, Oct. 16th.
The UC|CU TRANSLivesProject Documentary explores the lives of local/national Transgender individuals
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StoryCorps is America’s oral history project. Since 2003, StoryCorps has collected more than 60,000 interviews with over 100,000
participants from all backgrounds -- the largest single collection of human voices ever gathered. Recordings are archived at the American
Folklife Center at the Library of Congress so that future generations can hear the stories – and the voices – of today.
StoryCorps will record and preserve the voices and stories of Miami's diverse LGBTQ community.
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