Miami, Sept. 10, 2019 – Miami Dade College (MDC) joins the nation in remembering the victims and heroes of the 9/11 attacks with ceremonies at various campuses, Wednesday, Sept. 11. All events are free and open to the public.
MDC North Campus
West Lawn Plaza (near Building 400)
11380 N.W. 27 Ave.
The North Campus ceremony will take place at 9 a.m., at the campus’s West Lawn Plaza. The keynote speaker will be the Honorable Cristina Miranda of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit County Court, Miami-Dade County. The North Campus is home to two original steel artifacts from the World Trade Center donated to MDC by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. One is mounted 10 feet high with a base that represents the Pentagon. The other includes three granite columns with each side reflecting the name of a place that was attacked on 9/11. This event is presented in collaboration with the School of Justice, Fire Science Program, Student Government Association and Student Life. For more information about the event, please call 305-237-1141.
MDC Hialeah Campus
Student Life Lobby
1780 W. 49th St.
The Hialeah Campus will host a remembrance ceremony with special guest Emmanuel Louis, EMS/Rescue Division Chief for the City of Hialeah.
MDC Medical Campus
Student Life Lounge, Room 1163
950 N.W. 20th St.
The Medical Campus will present a viewing of the documentary 9/11: After the Towers Fell at 12 p.m. followed by a discussion and reflection. There will also be the opportunity to sign-up for a Day of Service.
MDC Eduardo J. Padrón Campus
627 S.W. 27th Ave.
The Student Life Recreation Room will be transformed into a silent reflective space with twin up-lights representing the towers that stood tall before the tragic events on Sept. 11. Students will be able to share their thoughts about what this day means to them on a reflective board. There will also be an information booth with visual displays.
MDC Wolfson Campus
300 N.E. 2nd Ave.
Wolfson Campus’ Student Government Association will host a day of service the Miami Culinary Institute garden. Students will plant trees, vegetables, upkeep, and beautify the garden. Student leaders will hand out “notes of kindness” to in the plaza from Noon – 2 p.m.