Empowering Resilient Women, The Power of WE: WE PREPARE + Farmer’s Market

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Empowering Resilient Women, The Power of WE: WE PREPARE + Farmer’s Market

May 16, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
YWCA of Greater Miami Marta Sutton Weeks Women's Center
351 NW 5th Street
FL 33128

The CLEO Institute created ‘Empowering Resilient Women, The Power of WE’ – a program for women and adolescent girls to connect the dots between climate change, health risks, economy, emergency preparedness, and civic engagement.

Women, who in most cases are first responders in crises or decision-makers at home, are more likely than men to be affected by the changing climate. Studies show that women and girls are 14 times more likely than men to die during a disaster and extreme weather events. These gender differences are directly linked to women’s economic and social rights.?? However, women and girls are pivotal in addressing this issue successfully. As breadwinners, caregivers, and community builders we can be great agents of change.  The opportunity lies in empowering women and girls to be more resilient and provide tools and resources to strengthen their leadership in their communities.

Each session is a 2-hour workshop that includes subject matter experts and guest speakers to facilitate meaningful discussions and interaction.

WE Prepare: Emergency preparedness for extreme weather events (i.e. heat waves, hurricanes) with the County’s Emergency Management Office. Readiness kits with solar lamps and guides will be distributed to all participants. Learn the basics of personal finance and how to plan your household budget ahead of these events.

Urban Oasis Project will be hosting a farmers market on site selling produce and speak about the benefits of consuming fresh and local produce. They connect Miami with fresh local food. They build gardens at homes, run farmers markets, and double the value of SNAP benefits where ever they bring produce!

Complete the series and receive a free hurricane kit and other giveaways!