Miami, Feb. 12, 2016 – About 120 students are expected to participate in a unique learning opportunity about one of the most profound and horrific events in history: the Jewish Holocaust. Survivors of the tragic event will interact with attendees and participate in a candle light ceremony at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) North Campus at 8 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23. The event is free and open to the public.
MDC’s North Campus Social Science Department has partnered with the Holocaust Documentation and Education Institute (HDEI) to continue the tradition of an annual awareness day which meets HDEI’s mission of prejudice reduction and also gives students a chance to learn directly from survivors about the ills of hatred and prejudice.
“North Campus’ longstanding collaboration with the Holocaust Documentation & Education Institute has been the source of meaningful opportunities for our students to engage first hand with Holocaust survivors,” said Dr. Malou C. Harrison, President of MDC’s North Campus.
As part of this experience, students will view documentaries such as “I’m Still Here” and “Children Remember the Holocaust.” Attendees will have the opportunity to interact, in a small group format, with Holocaust survivors as well as participate in a candle light ceremony.
This event reflects the MDC North Campus’ continued commitment to offering students meaningful co-curricular programs that enhance, enrich, and extend their classroom learning. Those interested in learning more are welcome to register for History of the Holocaust (EUH2032), a foundation course in Holocaust Studies offered through the Social Sciences Department, which can be reached at 305-237-1164.
For more information, please contact Jackie Muni at 305-237-1848. Seating for this event is limited.