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Miami Dade College Kendall Campus Black Heritage Month Calendar
February 1, 2013

Calendar of Events

Wednesday, January 16, 2013
MLK Rededication

This event will present a tribute dedicated to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Kendall Campus as faculty, staff, students and administrators encircles the Golden Tababulia Tree (planted in 1986) to place a Bronze Plaque and Memorial Wreath honoring his birthday as a national holiday.
Time: 12 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Location: Peace Garden – Bldg. 3000
Contact Person: Shirly Ferguson

Monday, February 4, 2013
African American Read-a-Thon

Students, faculty, and staff will read passages from books written during and/or focused on significant moments in African American history.  Event will be broadcasted live on the Internet. This event will be open to students, faculty, staff, and community members. 
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location:  Koffee House, Bldg. 100
Contact Person: John Frazier and Erick Dominicis

Library Display: African Americans in the Arts and Sciences

Month long display of library materials highlighting the contribution of African Americans to the Arts and Sciences in the United States.  
Time: See library hours
Location: Kendall Campus Library, Bldg. 2000
Contact Person: Erick Dominicis

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 Unity March: A March to Commemorates Milestones in African American History

The Kendall campus will officially open the celebration of Black History Month
2013 with a historic march celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation
Proclamation and the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
Time: Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Location:  begins between buildings 1 and 2, ends in Fred Shaw Plaza
Contact Persons:  Tenecia Bradley and Erick Dominicis

Black History Month Student Contest Series Expression through the Arts, Part I

Winners of the Student Art Contest will be announced at the end of the Unity
March. Winning pieces will be displayed in buildings 6, M, and 8 for the remainder
of the month. This event will be open to students, faculty, staff, and community
Time: 1 p.m.
Location:  Fred Shaw Plaza
Contact Persons: John Frazier and Jerrard Smith

Monday, February 11, 2013
The Souls of Young Black Women:  An Open Discussion

This event includes an exploration and interactive dialogue of the media’s impact on the self-image of women of color. This event will be geared toward college and high school students.
Time:  11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Location: Multimedia room R402
Contact Person:  Deborah Powell

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Soul Food for the Mind

This event will be an intimate luncheon and discussion with Black males currently
enrolled in classes at the Kendall campus. Through motivational speaking and
open conversation, relevant issues and concerns will be addressed in an attempt to
encourage students to create a legacy through the choices they make, reaching
their goals, and succeeding in life.
By Invitation Only

Time: Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Location:  G208
Contact Person:  Deborah Powell, Shirly Ferguson, and Jerrard Smith

Movie Night

The movie “The Great Debaters” will be shown as part of this month’s celebrations.
Time:  5 – 8 p.m.
Location: Shark Tank
Contact Persons:  John Frazier and Leslie Wilson

Black History Month Student Contest Series Expression through the Arts, Part 2

Winner of the Student Film Contest will be announced and viewed at the beginning
of Movie Night.
Time:  5 p.m.
Location:  Shark Tank
Contact Person: Jerrard Smith and Theresa Chormasky

  Wednesday, February 20, 2012 Rivalry Game Show   

This is a game show celebrating Black History Month. This is an extremely high
impact, high energy team based program with an educational purpose. Throughout
the show, there will be crazy, wacky, minute-to-win-it games for cash prizes.
Time:  Noon – 1 p.m.
Location:  Cafeteria, Bldg. 8000
Contact Person:  Leslie Wilson

Black History Month Student Contest Series Expression through the Arts, Part 3

Students will participate in a soul food bake off that will be judged by this year’s
Black History Month committee. The three winning dishes will be sold at various
locations around campus. This event will be open to students, faculty, staff, and
community members.
Time:  1:30 – 3 p.m.
Location:  outside Cafeteria, Bldg. 8000
Contact Person:  Jerrard Smith and Erick Dominicis

Thursday, February 21, 2012
Feel my Pain as I Walk Toward Freedom

This event will give students, staff, and the community the opportunity to showcase their talents through various ways of expression.
Time: 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Koffee House
Contact Person:  Anoush McNamee and Tina Wood

Saturday, February 23, 2013
Wade in the Water

This special event presents a historic civil rights tour of Virginia Key Beach, the only public beach for the “exclusive use of Negroes” in Dade County. It is Miami’s foremost environmental treasure, a place of inspiration, beauty, education and filled with deep historical significance, once accessible only by boat, was established in 1945.
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location:  Virginia Key Beach Park, 4020 Virginia Beach Drive, Miami, FL
Contact Persons:  Shirly Ferguson and Luis Rojas
RSVP to Shirly Ferguson, sferguson@mdc.edu by Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Monday, February 25, 2013
The State of the Black Community in Higher Education

This forum will address relevant challenges and achievements of Black students,
faculty, and administrators within the United States’ higher education system. It
will also focus and compare the overall importance of education within the Black
community between the 1960’s and present time. 
Time:  11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.   
Location: 6120
Contact Persons:  Tenecia Bradley, Vellisse Grimes, and Deborah Powell

Tuesday, February 26, 2012
I Shall Not Be Moved: Gospel Concert

Choruses, choirs, and chorales from surrounding schools and churches will
participate in an evening filled with songs, hymns, and spiritual songs from the
historical eras within Black American history. This event will be open to students,
faculty, staff, and community members.
Time:  7 – 9 p.m.
Location:  6120
Contact Persons:  Shirly Ferguson and Deborah Powell

Thursday, February 28, 2012
Cotton Club

In the spirit of the Harlem Renaissance, students, faculty, staff, and community
artists will perform songs, dance, and poetry in tribute to legendary musicians,
singers, and writers.
Time: 7 – 9:00 p.m.
Location:  6120
Contact Person:  Deborah Powell

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