Miami, May 25, 2018– Miami Dade College’s (MDC) North Campus will celebrate Caribbean-American Heritage Month during the month of June with various enriching and cultural activities. The lineup for the month will kick-off with an art exhibition followed by a taste of the Caribbean on Wednesday, June 6, at noon, in the Arts Complex (Building 5000). Taste of the Caribbean will feature a cultural showcase highlighting an array of Caribbean islands. All activities are free and open to the public.
The Toussaint L’Ouverture exhibit showcases the history of General L’Ouverture, the father of Haiti’s independence. The Haitian Heritage Museum (HHM) partnered with the Museum of Haitian National Pantheon (MUPANAH) in Haiti and Pierre Dommond, a private collector of historical artifacts, to create storyboards highlighting key moments in Louverture’s life. In collaboration with North Campus, these boards, produced in both English and French, will allow the viewer to better understand the significance of L’Ouverture as a leader.
The Toussaint L’Ouverture exhibit is being generously shared with the MDC community through a partnership with the Haitian Heritage Museum. The exhibit will be on display from the opening reception through Friday, July 28. Visits during the college’s open business hours are welcome. To arrange a guided tour please call 305-237-1450.
Activities are planned throughout the month for the celebration. The Beyond Literacy Pop-Up Book Booth Unveiling & Resource Fair on Saturday, June 16, will raise awareness of multicultural authors, innovators, and entrepreneurs in South Florida. The Resource Fair will connect the community to educational opportunities at MDC.
The Unity Festival on Wednesday, June 20, will feature artists and musicians from MDC and South Florida Caribbean community. The event will feature pulsating sounds from the Caribbean.
The STEMversation with Dr. Rolando Santos titled Why the Everglades Ecosystem Health matters for South Florida’s Coastal Habitats and Fisheries? will take place, Wednesday, June 27. Santos is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Southeast Environmental Research Center. He will discuss his extensive work in the coastal habitats of South Florida and focus on the impact of freshwater management activities related to the Everglades and the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) on fisheries dynamics in this region.