This past year...

AWARDED | 50k for LGBT College Scholarship program in the Arts,
Design, Education and Cosmetology.

SHOWCASED | 80+ artists, writers, dancers, performers & community
leaders in year round programming.

ASSISTED | 300+ families & individuals to much needed healthcare,
housing & legal representation.

PRODUCED | ELEVATE Workshops - a Day of Being Nicer; TRANSART Artists Showcase and Conference; TransLives Project documentary & 11 personal account videos on
Transgender community; launched first Trans TECH Social hub in the U.S.; LGBT College Scholarship Fund; State of Hate Workshop; Human Trafficking, Immigration & Legal
Assistance Workshops; Community Resources Online Center; New Year’s Eve Gala; Breakfast Salon with Miss Trans Israel Talleen Abu Hanna; The SARA GALA honoring
Sara Montiel, and our 8th annual 15 day Celebrate ORGULLO Festival…over 50 days of Community Programming in 2017.

PARTICIPATED IN |  AIDS Walk Miami, TransCon, Miami Beach Gay Pride, OUTShine Film Festival, & PRIDE Collective program.


PARTNERED WITH |  the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), City of Miami, Consul General of Britain,
Consul General of Israel, CP Productions, The BETSY South Beach, Barry University,
Care Resource, Creation Ballet, Florida International University (FIU), Fountainhead Studios, Hiro
Sake, Hispanic Cultural Arts Center, HRC, The Hub @ LGBT Visitor Center, Jackson Health,
Ma’avarium (Passageways-Israel), Miami Beach Botanical Garden, Miami Beach Police Dept.,
Miami Beach Community Church, Miami Center for Architecture & Design (MCAD), Miami Dade
College, OUTShine Film Festival, Pridelines, Pride Center at Wilton Manors, QUEST Workspaces,
Soul Sisters, St Johns on the Lake, Stonewall Museum & Archives, Starbucks, Story Corps,
SunServe, University of Miami, Whispering Angels Foundation & more, to produce programming
& services.

Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida, Inc. is a Florida registered 501C3 non-profit organization. We have
proudly been serving the South Florida Latino|Hispanic|LGBTQ community since 2002, advocating
for Equality, Education & Fairness.

We are fully staffed & managed by volunteer professionals. Our offices are donated space by Quest
Workspaces. Imagine HOW MUCH MORE we can serve our community – with YOUR HELP.

Please consider a generous donation today - CLICK HERE
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We are proud to be CERTIFIED by the Florida Board of Clinical Social
Work, Marriage and Family Therapy & Mental Health Counseling
 
(Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, MFT and MHC Approved provider, Florida
Board of Clinical Social Work, MFT and MHC - Hypnosis Providership Only,
Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, MFT & MHC - Sex Therapy Providership
Only).
C.E. #50-14930
Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida offers a variety of regularly
scheduled WORKSHOPS, TRAININGS and COMMUNITY
BUILDING PROGRAMS throughout the year, as well as
customized programs for corporations, community groups &
educational institutions.

LEADERSHIP & COMMUNITY BUILDING
PUBLIC SPEAKING & PRESENTATION
MARRIAGE EQUALITY & FINANCIAL PLANNING
MENTAL HEALTH & SPIRITUALITY

CONTACT UC|CU for info: info@unitycoalition.org
CAŌBA MEANS MAHOGANY IN SPANISH, AND MUCH LIKE THE MIGHTY TREE,
CAŌBA PROVIDES THE STRENGTH, STABILITY AND PRESENCE TO EXIST,
THRIVE AND REACH FOR THE STARS.

77.3% Of Black LGBTQ Southerners Have Been Attacked Because Of Their Sexual Orientations.

We have failed many of our young men of color by not teaching them the things they need to know in order to grow into proud men,
leaders, partners and more.  Furthermore, the alienation of same gender loving men of color due to religion, false perceptions
and ideas of masculinity and virility, and the complete void of openly expressive and visible same gender loving men of color in
our society, pushes this divide to a breaking point. What is left is Men of Color who love men – and feel there is no place for them.


CAŌBA Informs and Enlightens Same Gender Loving Men of Color on Issues of Health,
Wellness and Prevention, across South Florida, and helps to unite and heal all communities
of color from trauma, stigma and discrimination.

CAŌBA believes in the importance of sharing MOC’s stories with diverse audiences and
knows Men of Color are capable of greatness beyond our wildest imaginations & will strive
to reset stereotypes to achieve this.

CAŌBA inspires, celebrates, and empowers our Same Gender Loving Men of Color, and
supports them in becoming confident, intelligent, strong, capable.


Why do we need CAŌBA?
-        There are 42.8 HIV infections for every 100,000 residents in Miami-Dade and have continued to increase every year since
2012. New cases last year totaled 6,240, the highest since 2002.
-        Stigma and lack of awareness often stop young people, Latinx/Hispanic & POC from getting tested for sexually transmitted
infections.
-        Access to accurate information and resources, language & cultural barriers, along with healthcare and prevention, is often
confusing and embarrassing.

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COMO EL FUERTE ARBOL DE CAŌBA QUE PROPORCIONA LA FUERZA, LA
ESTABILIDAD Y LA PRESENCIA PARA EXISTIR, LLEGAR Y ALCANZAR LAS
ESTRELLAS – ESTE PRGRAMA REPRESENTARA TODO ESO Y MAS PARA ESTA
COMUNIDAD

Hemos fallado a muchos de nuestros jóvenes al no enseñarles las cosas que necesitan saber para convertirse en hombres
orgullosos, líderes, socios y más. Además, la alienación de los Hombres de Color LGBT debido a la religión, las percepciones
falsas y las ideas de masculinidad y virilidad, y el vacío completo de los Hombres de Color LGBT abiertamente expresivos y
visibles en nuestra sociedad, lleva a esta división a un punto de ruptura. Lo que queda son los Hombres de Color que aman a
los hombres, y sienten que no hay lugar para ellos.

¿Por qué hace falta CAŌBA?

- Hay 42.8 infecciones por VIH por cada 100,000 residentes en Miami-Dade y han seguido
aumentando cada año desde 2012. Los casos nuevos el año pasado sumaron 6.240, el más alto
desde 2002.

- El estigma y la falta de conciencia a menudo impiden que los jóvenes latinx/hispanx y gente de color,
se hagan la prueba de infecciones de transmisión sexual.

- El acceso a información y recursos precisos, barreras lingüísticas y culturales, junto con la atención
médica y la prevención, a menudo es confuso e incomprendido para alguien que no está familiarizado
con su nueva comunidad.
LEADERSHIP | LIDERAZGO
ADVANCING EQUALITY & FAIRNESS FOR THE LATINX|HISPANIC & INDIGENOUS LGBTQ COMMUNITY
THROUGH EDUCATION, LEADERSHIP & AWARENESS, SINCE 2002

AVANZANDO IGUALDAD PARA LA COMUNIDAD LATINX|HISPANA E INDIGENA LGBTQ
MEDIANTE LA EDUCACIÓN, LIDERAZGO Y CONCIENCIA, DESDE EL 2002

JOHN O BUCKLEY
CAŌBA Program Director and
UC|CU Vice President
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AWARENESS | CONCIENCIA
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COMMUNITY RESOURCES
RECURSOS COMUNITARIOS

BECOME A UC|CU MEMBER  
MEMBRECIA EN UC|CU
FINANCIALS | FINANCIAS
ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS
MEET THE BOARD |  DIRECTORES

VIDEO LIBRARY | ARCHIVO
EVENT PHOTOS | FOTOS
NEWS | NOTICIAS

JUST WEAR IT | PONTELA Y YA.
COVID Health Awareness Campaign

LEGENDS HONORS | Past Recipients


PULSE MASSACRE 2016
EDUCATION | EDUCACIÓN
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ARTLab | A year round
Virtual Gallery for Artists
of the Trans Experience

ELEVATE | Virtual
Workshops, Tools &
Inspiration for being NICER.
TRANSART
JANUARY 25-30, 2021
Art Exhibit & Conference
UCTV | 7pm Wednesdays
Facebook LIVE & YouTube

Celebrate ORGULLO
OCT 1 - OCT. 15, 2021
HISPANIC & INDIGENOUS
LGBT PRIDE FESTIVAL
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UC|CU COLOMBIA
Respaldo y Ayuda para nuestra
comunidad LGBTQ+






UNITY LEADS | Recognizing those
that
identify a need or an innovative
path to make our world, better.

CAŌBA | Inspiring Speakers, Topics
& Safe Space for same gender loving
Men of Color

WORKSHOPS | TALLERES  
State of Hate Summit on Bullying
PRIDE U 2020 | Engaging Millenials
in Social Activism & Leadership
MICRO GIVING Incubator Fund
Community Building, (Re)Start Up
Scholarships & Mentoring
A Native of Florida, John was born in Vero Beach to
parents who came to US from Honduras back in 70s.

An only child from a large extended family, he is currently a
Client Advisor at RIMOVA in Miami's Design District and
Bal Harbour Shops, and has been in retail over 15 years.
Buckley also has over 8 years of Banking Experience.

John believes in giving his time and efforts to build a
strong resource for our LGBT Community than will leave a
lasting footprint in history.
Kishi was born in Brooklyn, New York to immigrants from Jamaica and
the United Kingdom. Growing up in Fort Lauderdale, he devoted his
early years to dance, student council, cultural events, and sickle cell
disease awareness.

During college, he began to volunteer with and support several LGBT
organizations in Fort Lauderdale and Miami.

For the past six years, he's worked for Care Resource, providing sexual
health education and linkage to affordable medical services for the
underserved and uninsured. Some of his long term goals include
counseling for substance use and trauma as well as more rights and
visibility for queer individuals of Caribbean backgrounds.

KISHI CHAD MARTIN
CAŌBA Program Manager and
UC|CU Board Member
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CAŌBA is sponsored in part, by the support &
generous funding of VIIV Healthcare.
UPCOMING EVENTS | EVENTOS
WE ARE LOOKING FOR A FEW GREAT MEN...
to be a part of our VIDEO LIBRARY, and share
your life, loves, hopes, fears, experiences,
dreams, and much more -

Be a part of the CAŌBA ARCHIVES!
FILMING will begin the first week of May 2021
in Miami. TO BE CONSIDERED, please contact
kishichadm@gmail.com
COMMUNITY SURVEY
WE WANT TO KNOW what you WANT & NEED from our programming, incl. issues of Health
& Wellness, HIV Education, Leadership & Relationship Development, Social Mixers, etc.

SCROLL DOWN NOW - SEE BELOW...
EVERY PENNY.
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WHAT UC|CU DOES WITH 100% OF EVERY PENNY RECEIVED
What is more challenging: coming out/being
gay, or being black? Why?
¿Que es mas dificl- salir del closet o ser de color -
porque?
Name 3 things you never leave home without.
Nombra 3 cosas sin las que nunca saldrás de
casa.
* Required Field
Your name:
nombre:
*
Preferred
pronoun:
pronombre:
*
Do you feel a part of the LGBTQ community.
Do you feel seen & heard?
¿Cuáles son los mayores desafíos para la
aceptación LGBTQ en el negro? ¿Se siente
parte de la comunidad LGBTQ? ¿Te sientes
visto yescuchado?
*
Email:
Lesbian
Gay
How do you
identify:
Como
indetificas
What does Family mean to you?
¿Qué significa la familia para ti?
Trans
Straight
Other
Ethnicity
& race:
What are the biggest challenges to LGBTQ
acceptance in the black community.
¿Cuáles son los mayores desafíos para la
aceptación LGBTQ en la comunidad negra?
What does Success mean to you?
¿Qué significa el éxito para ti?
Preferred
language:
Age:
Is HIV and other health issues, discussed
within the community?
How is it dealt with? Is there a stigma?
¿Se discute el VIH y otros problemas de
salud en la comunidad? ¿Cómo se tratan?
¿Existe un estigma?
City you
live in:
What is your favorite food?
¿Cuál es tu comida favorita?
When did you first feel proud of, and in your
skin?
¿Cuándo te sentiste orgulloso y en tu piel?
When dating - is Race a determining factor
for you? Is HIV status (yours or theirs)?
Al tener citas, ¿la raza es un factor
determinante para ti? ¿Es el estado del VIH
(el suyo o el de ellos)?
When you walk down the street, what do
you want people to see & think about you?
Cuando caminas por la calle, ¿qué quieres
que la gente vea y piense de ti?
Is there racism within the communities of
color? How?
¿Existe racismo dentro de las comunidades
de color? ¿Cómo?
What CAOBA Events would you like to see?
(Workshops, Social Events, Guest Speakers, etc)
¿Qué eventos de CAOBA le gustaría ver? (Talleres,
Eventos Sociales, Conferencistas invitados, etc.)
What is your biggest fear as a same gender
loving man of color?
¿Cuál es tu mayor temor como hombre de
color amante del mismo género?
COMMUNITY SURVEY | ENCUESTA COMUNITARIA
An Empowerment, Leadership Building and Social Incubator program
with inspiring speakers, themes, and a safe space for same gender
loving men of color, and those who love them, through varied and
entertaining  programs and services for the community. CAŌBA strives
to build camaraderie, trust, pride, social ties,friends and tomorrow's
leaders, today.

The CAŌBA Archives is our Video Documentation of
extraordinary same gender loving men of color.


Un programa de Empoderamiento, Liderazgo e Incubador Social, con
oradores inspiradores, temas y espacio seguro para hombres de color
y amantes del mismo sexo, y los que los aman, presentando variados
y entretenidos programas y servicios para el comunidad. CAŌBA se
esfuerza por generar camaradería, confianza, orgullo, lazos sociales,
amigos y líderes del mañana, hoy.

Los Archivos CAŌBA son nuestra documentación en video de
hombres extraordinarios de color amantes del mismo género.