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Miami Dade College to Pay Tribute to Nelson Mandela


Miami, December 10, 2013 - Students, faculty and staff across Miami Dade College’s (MDC) campuses will celebrate the life and legacy of the Honorable Nelson Mandela this week.

The MDC community will gather to remember the most poignant times of President Mandela’s 95 years and to share perspectives on his innumerable leadership contributions toward leveling the playing field of equality and human rights. 

At the North Campus, in addition to a tribute to Mandela, there will also be a presentation of the monologue "Hammering Out Human Rights: Eleanor Roosevelt at the United Nations,” by Susan Marie Frontczak at 11 a .m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, in the Lehman Theatre. Speaking in character as Eleanor Roosevelt, Frontczak will discuss the groundbreaking, development of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  The program is free and open to the public and is presented in collaboration with the International Solidarity for Human Rights (ISHR).

The schedule for other campus tributes is as follows:

Hialeah Campus: Wednesday, Dec. 11 at noon in Room 1119/1120

Homestead Campus: Wednesday, Dec. 11 at noon in the Student Life Patio

InterAmerican Campus: Wednesday, Dec. 11 at noon in the Flag Courtyard

Kendall Campus:  Wednesday, Dec. 11 at noon in the Shark Tank

Medical Campus: Wednesday, Dec. 11 at noon in Student Life Room 1162

West: Wednesday, Dec. 11 at noon in Room 1102

Wolfson Campus: Friday, Dec. 13 at 11:30 a.m. in Room 8100

Media-only contacts:
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611,, MDC communications director
Tere Estorino Florin, 305-237-3949,, MDC media relations director
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710,, media specialist
Roxana Romero, 305-237-3366,, media specialist
Kai Hill, 305-237-3359,, media specialist

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