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Miami Dade College’s InterAmerican Campus Participating in 30 Articles, 30 Journals, 30 Days, a Human Rights Project


Miami, October 8, 2012 - Miami Dade College’s (MDC) InterAmerican Campus (IAC) has once again teamed up with the organization, International Solidarity for Human Rights – The New Generation (ISHR), to promote awareness and dissemination of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights through visual art and writing for a project called 30 Articles, 30 Journals, 30 Days.

Students will be exposed to the 30 articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights around the Campus and will have the chance to express their interpretations through artwork and writing.  All submitted works will be published in one of the 30 journals - one journal for each article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This video explains the project in detail.  

The project is not limited to MDC students – the entire community is invited to participate. The more people who know their rights, the more human rights violations that can be identified and stopped.

Participants can pick up one or more journal sheets at the IAC Building One breezeway, the library in room 1116, or the third floor reception area of Building One, and online at the project’s website.

In addition to the web page and social media efforts, IAC is also hosting a variety of human rights presentations that are free and open to the public

MDC is also a partner of ISHR on a major art and sculpture project called the Route to Human Rights, which will be entirely contained within MDC campuses. Currently, large scale sculptures highlighting articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights are situated at MDC InterAmerican and North campuses.

Human Rights Events

 Tuesday, October 9

10 – 11 a.m., Room 3103

Human Trafficking

Speakers: Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation


Tuesday, October 9

12:40 – 2 p.m., Room 3103

Human Rights and the Profession/Application of International Law

Speaker: Dr. Alex Gancedo, Endowed Teaching Chair Professor, Social Science, and Model UN Adviser, Miami Dade College, Hialeah, Campus


Wednesday, October 17

3:30 - 5 p.m., Room 3103

Human Rights as Civil Rights: Experience of the European Union

Speaker: Dr. Joaquin Roy, Monet Chair of European Union Studies Center for Study of the EU, University of Miami


Tuesday, October 23

12:45 – 2 p.m., Room 401

United Nations as Global Advocate and Facilitator of Human Rights

Speaker: Hon. Aaron Sherinian, Vice President/Media, United Nations Foundation, Washington, DC


Tuesday, October 30

12:45 – 2 p.m., Room 3103

Human Rights Informing Personal Advocacy, Intervention and Ethics

Speaker: Hon. Michael E. Imasua, Administrator, Center for Justice & Peace, Saint Thomas University, FL Miami Dade College (FL) and Gonzaga University (WA) alumnus


Tuesday, October 30

6 – 7 p.m., Room 401

Human Rights Embedded in American Entrepreneurial Values, Vision and Vitality

Speakers: Hon. Marc Leckie, President, and Hon. Juan Casimiro, Vice President, Miami Chapter, United Nations Association

Reception to follow


For more information, contact Janelle Fernandez, project co-chairperson, at 305-237-6495.

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
Alejandro Rios, 305-237-7482,

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