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MDC Campuses to Host Events in Remembrance of 9/11

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Miami, September 6, 2011 - A decade after the devastating attacks on September 11, 2001 the country prepares to once again remember the lives lost and the many heroes who saved others. In observance of this 10th anniversary, Miami Dade College (MDC) will present a series of events throughout its eight campuses.

MDC 9/11 Events:

Hialeah Campus
9/11 Remembrance
Thursday, Sept. 8, at noon
1780 W. 49 St., Student Life area
Join the Hialeah Campus to remember those lost during the Sept. 11 attacks. There will be a display in the first floor hallway from Sept 8 – 13.

Homestead Campus
9/11 and the World Trade Center, 10 years later
Thursday, Sept. 8, at 8:30 a.m.
500 College Terrace, Room F-222
Charlotte Gallogly, president of the World Trade Center in Miami, recalls the atrocities that occurred on that fateful day in 2001, while discussing the impact of the attacks on the rest of the world.

InterAmerican Campus Film Series: Remembering 9/11
9/11
Thursday, Sept. 8, at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 9, at 11 a.m.
627 S.W. 27 Ave., Room 1106
9/11 is a unique documentary that takes viewers on an intense journey into the actual events as they unfold on Sept. 11, with footage capturing the first attack on WTC 1 and the arrival of first responders to the scene.
The Heart of Steel
Thursday, Sept. 8, at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 9, at 3 p.m.
Heart of Steel is an inspirational and educational documentary that tells the story of a group of volunteers who channeled their heartfelt emotions to aide in the WTC recovery operations.
World Trade Center
Oliver Stone directed this film about the real-life rescue of John McLoughlin and Will Jimeno, two New York City Port Authority policemen who were trapped in the rubble of the towers during the terrorist attacks.
Thursday, Sept. 8, at 1 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 9, at 9 a.m.

Kendall Campus
9/11: A Day of Remembrance
Thursday, Sept. 8, from 12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m.
11011 S.W. 104 St., Building 3, Northeast side
The Kendall Campus will reflect on this tragic day in America’s history.

Medical Campus
September 11 – a Ten Year Reflection
Thursday, Sept. 8, at noon
950 N.W. 20 St., Student Life Room 1163
A panel discussion addressing the impact of Sept. 11, then and now.

North Campus
Remembrance of September 11
(Unveiling of World Trade Center Steel Artifacts)
Friday, Sept. 9, at 9 a.m.
11380 N.W. 27 Ave., Building 4000
A remembrance ceremony and unveiling of two World Trade Center steel artifacts donated by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. Deputy Assistant Chief John W. Norman, FDNY (Ret.), who was in the Special Operations Command (SOC) and served as search and rescue manager for the World Trade Center Operations, will be the keynote speaker. 

MDC-West
9/11, Ten Years Later discussion 
Thursday, Sept. 8, at 5:45 p.m.
3800 N.W. 115 Ave., Room 1101
Thank our Soldiers
Thursday, Sept. 8, 10 a.m. – noon and 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
At the front lobby, community service project to write letters to soldiers overseas.
Looking Back – Documentaries
Thursday, Sept. 8, from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 9, from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
At the West Cafe 

Wolfson Campus
Remembrance, Renewal, Resilience:
Honoring the 10th Anniversary of Sept. 11 
Wednesday, Sept. 7, from noon to 1 p.m.
300 N.E. Second Ave., Building 1, by the fountain
Wolfson Campus invites faculty, staff and students to the Kyriakides Plaza to reflect on the events that occurred on this day a decade ago.

 

Media-only contacts:
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611, jmendiet@mdc.edu, MDC communications director
Tere Estorino Florin, 305-237-3949, testorin@mdc.edu, MDC media relations director
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710, sue.arrowsmith@mdc.edu, media specialist
Tarnell Carroll, 305-237-3359, tcarroll@mdc.edu, media specialist
Alejandro Rios, 305-237-7482, arios1@mdc.edu




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