Miami, Feb. 28, 2022 – Miami Dade College (MDC) will once again honor women with a month-long celebration featuring exciting in-person and virtual events at all eight campuses, including lectures, musical performances, wellness events and a mini film festival, among others.
Under the theme “Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope,” this year’s celebration pays tribute to the ceaseless work of caregivers and frontline workers during this ongoing pandemic, and also recognizes the many ways that women of all cultures have provided both healing and hope throughout history.
MDC’s Women’s History Month events include:
Thursday, March 3, 6:30 p.m.
The Museum of Art and Design at (MDC) presents:
Women of Power in the Indigenous New World
Several objects in the University of Miami’s Kislak Center collection depict women in various roles considered significant to the rituals of their cultures. To mark Women’s History Month, Dr. Traci Ardren joins Dr. Carol Damian and Curator Arthur Dunkelman discuss indigenous women and their roles of power in the ancient Americas. Professor Ardren will present her research into the contemporary rituals of indigenous women as a continuation of ancient practices. For more information and to register visit: https://tinyurl.com/2p84dsdd
Saturday, March 12, 12-3 p.m.
Book Talk: Today’s Inspired Latina by Jacqueline S. Ruiz
MDC Hialeah Campus, Commons Area
1780 W 49th St, Hialeah,
A discussion about “Today’s Inspired Latina,” the award-winning book series by Mexican author Jacqueline S. Ruiz, which compiles success stories of Latinas who, overcoming language barriers, self-doubts and other obstacles in their way, set a great example of how inspiration and perseverance can lead you to happiness and success in business and life.
Monday, March 14, 7:30 – 8:45 p.m.
MDC Kendall Campus, McCarthy Theater, Room 6120
11011 SW 104th St., Miami
A recital of women composers of jazz and classical choral music, featuring The MDC Kendall Chamber Singers, directed by Professor Misty L. Bermudez and Vocal Fusion and the Vocal Jazz/Pop Ensemble, directed by Professor Linda Alvarado Stermer.
Friday, March 18 – Sunday, March 20
ELLAS SON CINE, a special selection of award-winning films from Africa
MDC Koubek Center, 2705 SW 3rd St., Miami
MDC’s Koubek Center in collaboration with Centro Cultural Español de Miami will offer a selection of award-winning films from Ellas Son Cine, a program of the Fundación Mujeres Por África.The three featured films include Sudafrica’s NOMMER 37(Friday, March 18 at 8 p.m.), Morocco’s Adam (Saturday, March 19 at 8 p.m.) and Argelia’s Papicha (Sunday, March 20 at 5 p.m.). This presentation at Koubek Center marks the first time that Ellas Son Cine has been offered in the United States. All films will be subtitled in English and Spanish. For more information visit: https://tinyurl.com/3dnfcyf2
Thursday, March 31, 11:15 a.m. – 12:30p.m.
How to Succeed as a Woman in Tech, as an Intrapreneur and Entrepreneur
MDC West Campus, Room 1102
3800 NW 115th Ave, Doral
Join Noelle Silver, a leader in tech at IBM, who will talk about how she went from high school dropout to technology executive at one of the world’s largest companies and how she navigates her life and career to see unparalleled levels of success and happiness. The event includes a presentation on her secrets to success followed by an open Q&A.
For a complete list of MDC Women’s History Month events and links to join, visit https://www.mdc.edu/womenshistory.