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Miami Dade College Hosting Fun, Educational and Inspirational Events for Women’s History Month

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Miami, March 7, 2012 - Throughout the month of March, Miami Dade College (MDC) is presenting dozens of fun, educational and inspirational activities and events in celebration of National Women’s History Month. All eight MDC campuses and its outreach center are participating, so you’re sure to find an event near your neighborhood! Events are free and open to the public.

A full listing of events may be found at

Some of this year’s highlights include:


1780 W. 49 St.

Tel. 305-237-8736  


Thursday, Mar. 8, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. / Campus first floor

Join me on the Bridge – 2012

The Hialeah Campus joins this worldwide event sponsored by Women for Women International. The campus community will create a symbolic bridge of support to end violence against women around the world.


Tuesday, Mar. 13, 12:15 – 1:15 p.m. / Room 1120

Haikus y Travesías

Estela García-Pérez, a Cuban-born writer, reads from her latest published work, Haikus y Travesías, a great collection of mystical and subliminal poems.



500 College Terrace  

Tel. 305-237-5065


Wednesday, Mar. 14, noon – 1 p.m. / In front of Building A

Mobile Slavery Museum

Women comprise 56 percent of the world’s victims of modern slavery. Join us in a tour of the Florida Modern Day Slavery Museum. The museum’s central focus is on the phenomenon of modern-day slavery – its roots, the reasons it persists and its solutions. Presenter: Linda Berzofsky, Center for Community Involvement.


Thursday, Mar. 22, 9:50 – 11:05 a.m. / F222

Women’s History Jeopardy

Join your fellow students, staff and faculty and test your knowledge of women’s history. Presenter: Professor Magdalena Lamarre



627 S.W. 27 Ave.

Tel. 305-237-6163


Tuesday, Mar. 13, 8:30 – 9:30 p.m. / Room 1380

Medieval Women: Marie de France and Christine de Pisan

Listen to an insightful presentation and discussion of these trailblazing female poets who challenged the misogynist stereotypes prevalent in the male-dominated medieval culture. Presenter: Professor Robert Michel.


Wednesday, Mar. 21, noon – 1:30 p.m. / Room 3103

Women’s History Month Luncheon

Two local women will be honored as a part of the luncheon: MDC Professor Renee Kilpatrick and

Luisa Gallegos, baseball player in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. This event is funded in part by Student Life. Presenters: Women’s History Month Committee.



11011 S.W. 104 St.  

Tel. 305-237-2321


Thursday, Mar. 15, 12:40 – 1:55 p.m. / Room 6120

Human Sex Trafficking and Sex Slavery in South Florida

Violations to women’s rights are not limited to the poorest countries in the world. Within the U.S., South Florida remains one of the most central hubs for human sex trafficking and sex slavery of women. In this in-depth lecture and panel discussion, experts from a variety of fields explore the causes and consequences of human sex trafficking and sex slavery by connecting local geography, socio-economic and political characteristics to global demand.


Thursday, Mar. 22, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. / Koffeehouse (Under the Oaks)  

A Night with Jenny Love

Jenny Love developed her musical tastes and interests right here in Miami. Jazz was one of her major musical influences, and at 13, she began classical and jazz vocal training while also performing with her father’s six-piece Latin band. In her teenage years, Jenny sang in gospel choirs throughout Miami and, with this experience, later created her own blend of Latin funk with a twist of powerhouse southern soul.



950 N.W. 20 St.

Tel. 305-237-4213


Monday, Mar. 12, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. / Atrium

Women’s Wellness Fair

The Medical Center Campus will provide FREE chair massages, breast exams, bone density screening, Zumba, and more! 


Monday, Mar. 19, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. / Atrium

Spa Day

Pamper yourself with a FREE mini-facial, mini-manicure and massage. Skin and nail products will be available for purchase. Also, learn more about skin care, nail care and proper shoe wear.



6300 N.W. 7 Ave.

Tel. 305-237-1900


Wednesday, Mar. 7, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. / Meek Center Atrium

Opening Ceremony: “Boulevard of Dreams” Unveiled

The Miami Dade Chamber of Commerce and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. present Empowerment through Entrepreneurship, a celebration of successful women entrepreneurs from throughout South Florida. Reception will be sponsored by the Chamber’s Women’s Business Council and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Gamma Zeta Omega Chapter.


Thursday, Mar. 29, Noon – 1 p.m. / Room TBA

The Balancing Act

A discussion on work, family and relationships by keynote speaker Cindy Krischer Goodman, CEO of BalanceGal, a provider of news and advice on how to find balance between the demands of a career and personal life. Her award-winning, nationally distributed column and blog, “The Work Life Balancing Act,” appears weekly in The Miami Herald and more than 100 newspapers.



11380 N.W. 27 Ave.

Tel. 305-237-1250


Wednesday, Mar. 21, 11 – 11:50 a.m. / Room 5209

Concert by Cellist Anna Maria Litvinenko

Accompanied by her mother, pianist Sahily Canovas, Litvinenko will perform a selection of classical music, featuring Tchaikovsky. Of Cuban-Ukrainian parentage, she began her musical studies at the age of 5 and made her debut as soloist at the age of 10 with the Greater Miami Youth Symphony Orchestra. Litvinenko has since played with such orchestras as the Coral Gables Chamber Symphony, the Ars

Flores Symphony Orchestra, the Miami Symphony Orchestra, and the New World Symphony. Internationally, she has performed in Latvia, Norway, Ukraine and Venezuela.


Tuesday, Mar. 27, 1 – 2 p.m. / Building 4000 Breezeway

GreenWay Celebration

Attend an innovative recycled fashion show followed by the grand opening of the Recycle Sculpture Park.



3800 N.W. 115 Ave.

Tel. 305-237-8904


Ongoing throughout March, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. / West Café and Student Lounge

Daily movie screenings

The films will include The Autobiography of Miss Jane; Pittman; The Magdalene Sisters; Fair

Game; and The Young Victoria.


Thursday, Mar. 22, 9:50 – 11:05 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. / Room 1101

Self Defense Tactics

Learn how to identify risk factors and hands-on self-defense tactics to prevent an attack. Sponsored by Student Life.



300 N.E. Second Ave.

Tel. 305-237-3536


Wednesday, Mar. 21, noon – 1:15 p.m. / Room 1261

Jazz at Wolfson Presents…

Vocalist and violinist Nicole Yarling will perform with the MDC Jazz Faculty.


Wednesday, Mar. 28, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. / Building 2 (breezeway)

Women’s Health Fair – Exploring Our Mind, Body and Spirit

Health providers and vendors will offer information, screenings and giveaways. Co-sponsored by Student Life.


Media-only contacts:
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611,, MDC communications director
Tere Estorino, 305-237-3949,, MDC media relations director
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710,, media specialist
Tarnell Carroll, 305-237-3359,, media specialist
Alejandro Rios, 305-237-7482,

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