MDC’s Kendall Campus Celebrates its Acclaimed Annual Arts and Letters March 29- April 4

Miami, March 2, 2018 –  Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Kendall Campus will welcome back its ever-popular Arts & Letters, for its 26th consecutive year, March 29 – April 4, celebrating this year’s theme of invisible voices.  All events are free and open to the public.

Arts and Letters is the forum for both the abstract and the concrete. Throughout the week, ideas will spring forth from the creative minds of professional artists and performers, including faculty and students.  The ideas will manifest through art, music, literature, film, science, history, and performance with events for everyone.

Attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy the talent of individuals working together to produce new and unique works and to participate in hands-on activities. The featured keynote speakers are Zorina Frey, spoken word artist, and Chris Del Vesco, *RAINN speaker and author, who will visit the campus on April 3 for a presentation and meet and greet opportunity.

Following are some of the Arts and Letters events, which will all be held at the MDC Kendall Campus, 11011 SW 104th St.

Tuesday, April 3

11:15 – 12:30 p.m.

Suicide Prevention Awareness

Room K-413

After watching two brief videos about suicide prevention, including a survivor story, students will actively participate in identifying and evaluating potential realistic action plans to raise awareness about suicide prevention.


11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Silent No More

McCarthy Auditorium, Room 6120

Are you ready to experience the freedom of raising your “voice” through high energy expressions of spoken word performance, improvisation, and music? Come hear the strong “voices” of Zorina Frey and Chris Del Vesco. Chris will empower you with tools, tips, and tricks to liberate your voice and learn to be “silent no more”! *RAINN –


Wednesday, April 4

12:15-12:45 p.m.
Fight Like a Girl

Room K-413
In this short documentary by filmmaker Agustin Gonzalez, three South Florida women push through the male dominated competitive video gaming scene. “Fight Like a Girl” is a celebration of women in this field and an evaluation of the problems they face.


1 – 2:15 p.m.
Silent Voices: The Hidden Lives of Children

Room R 402/403
Poet and University of Miami creative writing professor Mia Leonin reads from Fable of the Pack-Saddle Child, an illustrated, book-length poem steeped in the world of Micaela, a ten-year old, who uses her imagination to overcome a traumatic experience. The session will include a bookmaking workshop by visual artist Nereida García Ferraz.

For more information on the complete Arts and Letters calendar, please contact Prof. Tony Chirinos at