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Miami Dade College Celebrates National Women’s History Month

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Miami, March 11, 2011 - This month, Miami Dade College (MDC) is hosting dozens of educational and cultural events throughout its seven campuses in celebration of national Women’s History Month. Free and open to the public (unless otherwise noted), these events are presented to bring awareness about women’s achievements and to inspire diverse communities to come together.    

Some of this year’s highlights include:

The Hialeah Campus will host Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist, author and MDC alumna Mirta Ojito, who will read excerpts and discuss her work, including her bestselling memoir Finding Mañana. On Mar. 17, 6 – 7 p.m., at JFK Library, 190 W. 49 St., Hialeah.

Mythology to Comic Books to Video Games: Woman as the Superhero is a multi-media presentation about the evolution of female characters, from early depictions of goddess to modern-day comic book vixens. Homestead Campus at noon Wednesday, Mar. 30, at noon in Room F222.  

InterAmerican Campus Professor Beth Cloues will lead a discussion titled A League of Their Own: Fact or Fiction? Using clips of the film and a documentary about the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, she will focus on separating facts from fiction at 5:40 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 31, in Room 401.

On Wednesday, Mar. 31, the Kendall Campus’ Jubilation Dance ensemble, under the direction of Michelle Grant, will perform to the music of Grammy-winner Gloria Estefan. “The Rhythm is Gonna Get You” will be held at 6 p.m. at the McCarthy Theater, Room 6120.  

The Medical Center Campus will host a Craft and Food Festival on Monday, Mar. 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Experience crafts, art and food from around the world at this event, which will benefit the Miami Rescue Mission. The event will take place at the Atrium, Building 1.

Motivational speaker, body builder and former professional World Championship Wrestler Ann Marie Crooks, better known as Midnight, will share her experiences motivating others to discover self-worth and find direction at the North Campus at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Mar. 16, in Room 2151.

Throughout the month, the MDC West will show films showcasing famous women, such as Julie & Julia, La Vie en Rose and Marie Antoinette. Screenings will take place Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cafe.

The Jazz at Wolfson Presents series presents a free concert by celebrated jazz vocalist Nicole Henry the Wolfson Campus on Wednesday, Mar. 16, at noon. Room 1261 (Building 1, second floor).

For a complete list of MDC's Women's History Month events, please visit


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