MIAMI GIRLS FOUNDATION PARTNERS WITH HISTORYMIAMI MUSEUM
FOR “MIAMI GIRLS MAKE HISTORY” CAMPAIGN
Campaign coincides with Women’s History Month and Will Launch March 16 at HistoryMiami Musuem
MIAMI (March 6, 2017) – Miami Girls Foundation a non-profit media platform announces its partnership with HistoryMiami Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate and the premier cultural institution celebrating Miami’s history the during Women’s History Month 2017. In aligning their missions the two organizations set a goal to record Miami’s history in the making by profiling today’s female leaders shaping the future of the Magic City.
With the help from FIU Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, during a month-long campaign titled “Miami Girls Make History” Miami Girls Foundation will profile and feature 30 female leaders from young activists to mature change-makers committed to making Miami a better place for everyone.
On March 16, HistoryMiami will unveil a collage of 30 faces of “Miami Girls” who are making history in the first and only major U.S. city founded by a woman. The faces will be displayed in the courtyard of HistoryMiami Museum and simultaneously featured through the global INSIDE OUT platform. The public installation will serve as a visual reminder of each woman’s dedication to making a difference in her community through long-term engagement in non-profit work and will stay open for the public viewing throughout the month of March.
At the conclusion of the campaign, all the stories, portraits, interviews and posters will be deposited into the archive of HistoryMiami Museum.
“Women have been underrepresented in the recorded history of Miami and society at large. To change the status quo it’s important to honor women’s work and fundamental accomplishments they are making today,” Miami Girls Foundation CEO, Ekaterina Jukowski, said. “Women’s names are woven into the fabric of our city as many of them have been making major contributions into the rise of Miami from the day of its founding.”
“We are honored to be part of this exciting initiative as we celebrate women’s history month,” HistoryMiami Museum director Jorge Zamanillo said. “We share and collect Miami stories, and each one of these women has a powerful story of dedication to the Miami community.”
Miami Girls Foundation (www.miamigirls.org)
Miami Girls Foundation is a non-profit media platform with the mission to make women’s voices heard. The organization believes in the importance of investing into the causes of local female leaders in order to solve our community’s most pressing issues and together create a better future.
HistoryMiami Museum (www.historymiami.org)
A Smithsonian Affiliate, is the premier cultural institution committed to collecting, preserving and celebrating Miami’s history as the unique crossroads of the Americas. Through exhibitions, artistic endeavors, city tours, education, research, collections and publications, HistoryMiami Museum works to help everyone understand the importance of the past in shaping Miami’s future. HistoryMiami Museum connects people by telling the stories of Miami’s communities, individuals, places and events.
Inside Out Project (www.insideoutproject.net)
INSIDE OUT gives everyone the opportunity to share their portrait and make a statement for what they stand for. It is a global platform for people to share their untold stories and transform messages of personal identity into works of public art. Each INSIDE OUT group action around the world is documented, archived and exhibited online. Over 260,000 people have participated in 129 countries.