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MDC’s Homestead and Kendall Campuses Present Events to Commemorate Genocide Awareness Week

Trail of Tears 1

Trail of Tears painting by Robert Lindneux depicts the suffering of the Cherokee people under forced removal. More than 4,000 Cherokees died.

Miami, March 18, 2013 - Now in its third year, Genocide Awareness Week at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Homestead and Kendall campuses will present various programs and events with a focus on genocide in North America and Africa.

From art exhibits to documentary films, this initiative is an effort to bring awareness about genocide in the past and present. Below is a complete list of events:

Monday, April 1, at noon

Opening of mural and public art exhibits

Homestead Campus – Campus Lawn  

500 College Terrace

Homestead, FL 33030

For more information, please contact Prof. Wendy Goodwin at 305-237-5207.

 

Tuesday, April 2, from 9:50 a.m. to 11:05 a.m.

American Genocide —Trail of Tears Lecture

Homestead Campus, Room F222

500 College Terrace

Homestead, FL 33030

For more information, please contact Prof. Magdalena Lamarre at 305-237-5016.

 

Wednesday, April 3, from 7:40 a.m. to 8:40 a.m.

The Last Survivor film screening

Homestead Campus, Room G203

500 College Terrace

Homestead, FL 33030

For more information, please contact Prof. Lucas Blanco 305-237-5242.

 

Wednesday, April 3, from 9 – 11 a.m. (on display throughout the week)

Opening of public are display inspired by the book An Artistic Representation of World History

Kendall Campus, Outside of Building 6

11011 S.W. 104 St.

Miami, FL 33176

For more information, please contact Prof. John Frazier at 305-237-2281.

 

Monday, April 8, at Noon

Closing event – Memory pool commemoration

Homestead Campus – Green area

500 College Terrace

Homestead, FL 33030

For more information, please contact Prof. Margaret Nania at 305-237-5261, Prof. Lucas Blanco at 305-237-5242 or Prof. Wendy Goodwin at 305-237-5207.

 

Wednesday, April 10, from 5:30p.m. to 7 p.m.

500 Year Later – A documentary on Africa’s 500-year struggle for freedom

Kendall Campus, Room M232

Miami, FL 33176

For more information, please contact Prof. John Frazier at 305-237-2281.

 

Media-only contacts:
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611, jmendiet@mdc.edu, MDC communications director
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710, sue.arrowsmith@mdc.edu, media specialist
Kai Hill, 305-237-3359, khill1@mdc.edu, media specialist
Roxana Romero, 305-237-3366, rromero3@mdc.edu, media specialist
Alejandro Rios, 305-237-7482, arios1@mdc.edu




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