Miami, Sept. 29, 2016 – For centuries, immigrants have left an indelible mark on this land of opportunity, including Hispanics from all over Latin America, the Caribbean and beyond. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Miami Dade College (MDC) will host a myriad of events at various MDC campuses throughout the month of October, including art exhibitions, film screenings, live performances, lectures, food tastings, and more! Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open the public.
This year’s highlights include:
1776 W. 49 Ave.
Miami, Fl. 33012
Vamos a lo que vinimos
Wednesday, Oct. 12, Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Journalist and award-winner writer Maria Elena Lavaud will present Venezuelan actress Sindy Lazo, who will discuss her family and personal stories.
Festival de Musica Hispanoamericana
Thursday, Oct. 20, 6 – 8 p.m.
Latin American music performed by students and local musicians.
500 College Terrace
Miami, Fl. 33030
From Poverty to Prosperity: Promoting Financial Literacy
Tuesday, Oct. 11, from 10 – 11 a.m.
This workshop aims to help students learn about financial planning, how to avoid debt and empower them to make the best financial decisions for their futures.
Through Friday, Oct. 21
Building D Breezeway
In this exhibition, Nicaraguan-born photographer German Ruiz depicts South Florida sites in a visual language that meanders between heightened reality and a somber, dreamlike state.
627 S.W. 27 Ave.
Miami, Fl. 33133
Hispanic Heritage Photo Contest
Through Friday, Oct. 21
Submit a photo that best describes your Hispanic heritage and what it means to you for a chance to win a prize. All submissions should be sent via direct message to the @MDCIAC Instagram account, where they will be reviewed and posted. The photo with the most likes will be announced on Oct. 27 during La Copa Culinaria (see below).
La Copa Culinaria: Desserts de las Americas Competition
Thursday, Oct. 27, Noon – 1 p.m.
Teams (groups of 2-4 people) can compete for the title of Best Dessert on campus. Bring enough to serve 20. Students and staff will vote to decide the winner. To register, contact Dr. Kelly Hernandez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
11011 S.W. 104 St.
Miami, Fl. 33176
Opportunities and Challenges for Hispanics in the Legal System
Thursday, Oct. 6, 11:15 a.m.
Panel discussion will cover different careers Hispanics have within the community, from attorneys and judges to lobbyists. Panelists will share their career paths and opportunities for others.
Wednesday, Oct. 19, Noon – 1 p.m.
This fun, high-energy Latin dance will get your heart pumping and help raise money for the United Way. Donations of any amount are welcome. Registration begins at 11 a.m.
950 N.W. 20 St.
Miami, Fl. 33127
“World Cup Day” and Food Truck Wednesday
Wednesday, Oct. 12, Noon – 1 p.m.
Watch or be part of a soccer match and enjoy food for purchase from local Latin American food trucks.
Monday, Oct. 31, Noon – 2 p.m.
Room 1175 and Atrium
Wrap up Hispanic Heritage Month with a delicious paella.
11380 N.W. 27 Ave.
Miami, Fl. 33167
An Evening of Flamenco
Monday, Oct. 3, at 6 p.m.
Fiery dance performance by local flamenco company.
Miami Culinary Institute’s A Taste of Spain: A Tapas Competition
Wednesday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
Building A Breezeway
Miami Culinary Institute students will present a cooking demo and competition featuring tapas, Spanish appetizers. Free samples will be served.
3800 N.W. 115 Ave.
Miami, Fl. 33178
Friday, Oct. 7, from 7 – 9 p.m.
South Florida improve group Society Circus Players performs a night of live improvised comedy theater. Proceeds from the event will benefit the American Cancer Society. $10 advance purchase/$15 day of event. For more information, visit www.societycircusplayers.com.
Open Mic: Hispanic Spoken Word
Friday, Oct. 28, Noon
Share and listen to personal stories of the Hispanic experience through poetry
300 N.E. Second Ave.
Miami, Fl. 33132
Celebrate National Coming Out Day
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Auditorium, Room 1261
The Orgullo Hispanic LGBT Pride Festival will showcase local and national talent, including musician En Vee, Reading Queer Founder Neil De La Flor, trans Latina poet Y’señia Almaguer, and author Caridad Moro-Gronlier. This event is sponsored by MDC Pride, Unity Coation and The Betsy South Beach.
A Changemaker in You
Thursday, Oct. 20, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Auditorium, Room 1261
A panel representing various sectors of the community will discuss social innovation and entrepreneurship culture to educate, support and nurture changmakers to address critical social issues. A Q & A session will follow the presentation. Sponsored by Learning Resources.
For complete list of MDC Hispanic Heritage Month events, please visit http://www.bluetoad.com/publication/?i=342022