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FANM's Gala On March 6th To Celebrate Thirty Years Of Strengthening Families And Transforming Lives


Contact: Victoria Villamil


March 5, 2021

FANM's Annual Gala On March 6th To Celebrate Thirty Years Of Strengthening Families And Transforming Lives

MIAMI, FL- Family Action Network Movement’s (FANM) 28th annual gala celebrating its 30th year anniversary will be held on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. The theme this year is “30 Years of Strengthening Families and Transforming Lives.” The FANM Gala is virtual and an online viewing link will be sent to ticket purchasers before the event. To purchase tickets, click here.

Marleine Bastien, Executive Director of Family Action Network Movement (FANM) stated, “It is an honor for me to welcome all to our 28th Fundraising Gala which coincides with International Women’s Day on Monday, March 8th. This year’s theme “Choose to Challenge” mirrors FANM’s own mission to educate and empower women and girls. FANM provides assistance to many women who deal with domestic violence, physical and mental health issues, unemployment, and poverty. We are committed to educating all our members to challenge gender biases in daily life. This is also our occasion to highlight our many accomplishments and thank our funding partners, sponsors, donors, FANM members, staff, and volunteers. Please join us in commemorating FANM’s thirty years of community service and activism!”

The gala will showcase musical and cultural performances by Sheila Be, Nancy St. Leger Dance Ensemble, Otniel Moise, and DJ Nicky Mix. It will also feature several prominent speakers including our State Representative and FANM Board Chair Marie Woodson, our Executive Director Marleine Bastien, and several FANM members. Our Mister and Mistress of Ceremonies Mecca Grimo and Christina Ponthieux promise a night of fun, wit and pomp. In addition, the artworks by well- known artists, including Turgo Bastien and Louis Rosemond, will be available for bidding at FANM's online auction until March 14th on the website:

All contributions will propel FANM’s chief campaigns for comprehensive immigration reform, housing equity, climate resilience/equity, and social justice/equity/inclusion, in addition to providing wrap-around services that strengthen families in mental health services, domestic violence intervention, adult education, and youth leadership training to peoples of all backgrounds. FANM firmly believes that strong families equal strong communities.

Family Action Network Movement (FANM) formerly known as Fanm Ayisyen Nan Miyami, Inc)/ Haitian Women of Miami is a private not-for-profit organization dedicated to the social, economic, financial and political empowerment of low to moderate-income families.


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