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november 2021
 
 
Welcome to our GMCVB Multicultural Tourism and Development e-newsletter! This newsletter consists of GMCVB collaborations, business relief efforts and resources available on a local and national level. In addition, it contains past department activities and upcoming in-person and virtual events in Greater Miami and Miami Beach. 
 
 
 
 
WHAT'S NEW
 
 
What's New
 
 
Miami Entertainment Months
 
There is something for everybody in Greater Miami. With no shortage of things to do and see across Greater Miami and Miami Beach, Miami Entertainment Months showcases the entertainment scene that locals already love, and visitors can’t wait to explore. Browse through deals and events like concerts, theater shows, sporting events, performances at art centers and much more during Miami Entertainment Months.
 
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American Black Film Festival 25th Anniversary
 
The 2021 American Black Film Festival (ABFF) 25th anniversary program slate highlights the festival’s commitment to showcasing exceptional Black content and providing a platform for emerging artists and new voices. The 26-day virtual event features an array of spotlight screenings, talk and virtual networking events with top-line talent. The festival is available as a worldwide global event November 3 – 28 on its online platform ABFF.com.  The ABFF will return in 2022 to Miami Beach as an In person festival.
 
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Native American Heritage Month
 
The month of November is National Native American Heritage Month.  This commemorative month aims to provide a platform for Native people in the US to share their culture, traditions, music, crafts, dance, and ways/concepts of life. This gives Native people the opportunity to express to their community, both city, county and state officials their concerns and solutions for building bridges of understanding and friendship in their local area. Federal Agencies are encouraged to provide educational programs for their employees regarding Native American history, rights, culture and contemporary issues, to better assist them in their jobs and for overall awareness. To learn more about Miami's Native American heritage and the history of the Miccosukee Tribe click below.
 
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Art of Black Miami Cover Competition - Deadline Closing Soon
 
MIA Magazine and the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau invite you to enter the Art of Black Miami Cover Competition. The competition is open to all visual artists working and living in Greater Miami. A cash prize will be awarded to the 1st and 2nd place winners in the amount of $5,000 and $1,500. All entries must be received by November 10, 2021 to be eligible. For more information about this opportunity click MIA Magazine Cover Competition.
 
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Black Restaurant Week
 
Our mission is to stimulate growth in black-owned culinary businesses and help local communities thrive.  This year Black Restaurant Week's mission is to leave No Crumb Left Behind, with a goal to support as many restaurants, food trucks, bakeries, and catering companies as possible to help businesses recover.  For ten days from November 12-21, foodies will be able to eat their hearts out at local participating African-American, African, and Caribbean-owned restaurants, bakeries and food trucks. Participating restaurants will offer weekly specials for breakfast, lunch, dinner, brunch, or happy hour. Click here for full details on Black Restaurant Week.
 
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GMCVB Annual Meeting
 
If you were unable to join us in person for the 2021 GMCVB Annual meeting, you can watch the general meeting portion of the event by clicking the link below. Our new President & CEO, David Whitaker, and our Chairman of the Board, Bruce Orosz, shared highlights from the past year and our vision for the future. We celebrated GMCVB past President & CEO, William D. Talbert, III, CDME at the October 28th meeting held at the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa.
 
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Uptown Avenue 7 Arts & Culture Festival
 
The Uptown Avenue 7 Arts & Culture Festival will take place on Saturday, November 13 at the Arcola Lakes Library.  The FREE community festival powered by Commissioner Jean Monestime, The 7th Ave CRA, Miami-Dade Public Library System and MUCE 305. The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau is also one of the event sponsors. Experience a one of a kind cultural explosion that is fun for the whole family with headline performances by R&B Sensation Carl Thomas, Harmonik, David Lyn and more.
 
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ART OF BLACK MIAMI
 
 
Art of Black Miami
 
Art of Black Miami: Celebrating Arts Culture and Diversity During Miami Art Week & Beyond
 
This year’s Art of Black Miami Season will showcase curated art initiatives organized by art organizations, galleries and spaces in neighborhoods including Historic Overtown, Little Haiti, Little Havana, Wynwood, Downtown Miami and beyond. The 2021 Art of Black Miami exhibitions and events will offer a unique appeal and cultural aesthetic represented by significant works from Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America and around the globe. 
 
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RELIEF GRANTS, LOANS AND RESOURCES
 
 
Relief Grants, Loans and Resources
 
LaborMiami - Find Your Path to Business & Career Growth in Miami
 
The LaborMiami.org portal is Miami’s premier career development resource - providing students, jobseekers, entrepreneurs, and employers with access to the tools, training, and information they need to build successful careers in industries that are powering Miami’s growing economy. Click here to learn more. 
 
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COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS
 
 
Art of Black Miami
 
Opa-locka's Poetry Lighting Project Extended Through 2022
 
On display now through 2022, a public art project highlights the dreams and voices of the mostly Black and brown communities that call Opa-locka home, using streetlamps to project poems onto the buildings and sidewalks that line Opa-locka Boulevard. The Opa-locka Light District, created by O, Miami and the Opa-locka Community Development Corporation (OLCDC), is a winner of a Public Space Challenge grant from the Miami Foundation.
 
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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
 
 
Business Development
 
Free Digital Marketing Master Classes by Miami-Dade's Strive 305 Small Business Initiative
 
Miami-Dade's Strive 305 Small Business Initiative offers additional free digital marketing master classes after more than 250 Small Businesses attend first three sessions. Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava’s Strive 305 and Miami-based BizHack Academy have added three additional digital marketing training sessions in 2021 for small businesses impacted by COVID, with additional training planned for 2022.
 
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HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY & EDUCATION
 
 
Hospitality Industry & Education
 
New Partnership Created at FIU
 
The Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University (FIU) partnered with Sandals Resorts International (SRI) and The University of the West Indies (UWI) to create the Gordon "Butch" Stewart International School of Hospitality & Tourism. The new partnership creates a pathway for students to learn, live and study hospitality while earning their bachelor's, master's and/or Ph.D. degrees. Click here for more information.
 
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FESTIVALS AND EVENTS
 
 
Calle Ocho
 
HistoryMiami Museum's CultureFest 305
 
The fifth annual CultureFest 305, celebrating life in the Magic City! Take in the unique sights, sounds, and flavors that make Miami, Miami. Join us for a jam-packed day of music, dance, food, and art. This festival brings together the city’s finest traditional artists for a day of performances and demonstrations and activities for all ages. Discover all that makes Miami the diverse, vibrant, and extraordinary city we love! Saturday, November 13 from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. View festival schedule here.
 
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CONVENTIONS, LEISURE & TRAVEL
 
 
Conventions, Leisure & Travel
 
Multicultural Tourism & Development Department Attends NCBMP Annual Convention
 
Connie Kinnard, Vice President of Multicultural Tourism & Development will be attending the 38th Annual Convention of National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals November 11-13 in Cincinnati, OH.  The NCBMP is a non-profit organization dedicated primarily to the training needs of African American Meeting Planners.
 
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Miami Shines Safely
 
The GMCVB is showcasing its Miami Shines Safely Destination Pledge with amazing Partners working to make visiting Miami a safe and enjoyable experience, along with testimonials from their guests. Click here to view this week's feature. Thanks to the careful measures undertaken by our Partners and the strict following of sanitation and health guidelines, the destination remains open to visitors from across our state and beyond. The commitment to the safety of all visitors by the GMCVB and its Partners is further outlined in the Miami Shines Safely Destination Pledge. Enjoy Miami, safely. Click here for more information.
 
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THE MULTICULTURAL TOURISM & DEVELOPMENT TEAM
 
 
 
Connie Kinnard
Vice President,
Multicultural & Tourism Development
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Multicultural Tourism and Development
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Petra Brennan
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