MIAMI, Feb. 3, 2023 – Miami Dade College (MDC) is once again celebrating Black History Month with a variety of events throughout the month of February. MDC’s eight campuses will offer events highlighting the contributions of African Americans in the United States, with countless community and educational activities. Unless noted, all events are free and open to the public.
This year’s highlights include:
A Timeline of the Abolition of Slavery in North, Central and South America, and the Caribbean
An engaging lecture and discussion about the history and enduring legacy of Black Resilience.
Padron Campus: Building 3000, Room 3103
627 SW 27th Ave, Miami, FL 33135
Feb. 2, 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
17th Annual African American Read-In
Endorsed by the International Reading Association, Student Life, English and Communications, and Miami Book Fair Year-Round present the National African American Read-In initiative. The Read-In brings together more than 1 million readers throughout the nation to pay homage to African American literature.
North Campus, Lehman Theater
11380 N.W. 27th Ave
Miami, Fl. 33167
Feb. 6, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
BHM: It’s Showtime at the Apollo: Hialeah Edition
Show us what you got! Don’t miss out on our Talent Show open to MDC employees, staff, and students!
Hialeah Campus: Student Services Lobby
1780 W 49th St, Hialeah, FL 33012
Feb. 8, 12 – 1 p.m.
Black History Month Speaker Series
Join Political Science professor and author, Stephen Balkaran, as he explores his most recent publication, America’s Promise: Chasing the Dream of Civil Rights
Wolfson Campus, 8525 (IDEA Center)
300 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33132
Feb. 16, 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The Historical Importance of the Black Church: A Pastor’s Panel Discussion
Take part in a discussion on the role of Black faith institutions in past civil rights movements, and today’s protests for social change and equality. Q&A following the discussion.
Kendall Campus, Room K413
11011 SW 104th St, Miami, FL 33176
Feb. 22, 12 – 1 p.m.
MDC HEALTH FAIR/ FARM SHARE
Join your community as the Medical Campus hosts a Health Fair offering a variety of Health Screenings and a Farm Share Grocery Giveaway
Medical Campus, Atrium
950 NW 20th St, Miami, FL 33127
Feb. 25, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
A Showcase of African-American Composers
Prof. Mitchell and Prof. Bumpers serve up a special, musical presentation of African-American composers.
West Campus, Room 2218
3800 NW 115th Ave, Doral, FL 33178
Feb. 28, 12 to 1 p.m.
CLOSING EVENT-Living Museum and College Fair
For our final Black Heritage event, MDC will host a transfer college fair with Florida private and public institutions, HBCUs, and other upper-level institutions in the U.S. Students can explore opportunities such as transfers, scholarships, and internships. The event will also feature a living museum where guests from our community will talk with students about their experiences. Meanwhile, The Arthur and Polly Mays Arts High School jazz band will provide music and entertainment.
Homestead Campus: D Bldg. Foyer and Café Patio
500 College Terrace, Homestead, FL 33030
Feb. 22, 12 to 1:30 p.m.
For a complete list of Black History Month events, visit https://calendar.mdc.edu/black_history#tabs-35670460283447-35670460300885.