Miami, July 15, 2020 –Miami Dade College’s (MDC) North Campus’ Student Government Association will host a Social Justice and Equity Webinar series events starting at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 20. The four-part series is free and open to the public.
This grassroots, student-led series was created in response to issues of racial inequity and social unrest facing communities amid a pandemic that has brought about a “new normal” for students and their families. The series will be purposeful in presenting a platform for student voices, as well as individual and shared perspectives. Each webinar will feature a guest speaker, who will formally introduce the topic by sharing foundational aspects and a broad viewpoint. Two MDC North Campus student co-facilitators will then lead an open dialogue with the audience of students, faculty, and community members.
“As students of Democracy’s College, it is our responsibility to take action and keep the conversation moving forward,” said Michael Cruz, North Campus Student Government Association president.
Following are the upcoming webinars:
Conversation on the Challenges within the Black Community: Where We’ve Been and How We Rise Together
Monday, July 20, at 2 p.m.
Guest Speaker: Daniella Pierre, Miami Dade County NAACP, 2nd Vice President
Mental Health as a Tool for Change, Coping and Healing
Monday, July 27, at 2 p.m.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Minca Davis- Brantley, MDC Professor of Psychology
Community Policing and the Process of Systematic Change
Monday, August 3, at 2 p.m.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Raimundo Socorro, MDC Dean of School of Justice, Public Safety and Law Studies
Student Leaders for Change Panel Discussion
Monday, August 10, at 2 p.m.
Guest Speaker: Stephen Hunter Johnson, President of 100 Black Men of South Florida
To join the webinars, click the following link: meet.google.com/gpk-dsrt-bfd
For more information, please contact Lorraine Wright, 305-237-1270, firstname.lastname@example.org.