Miami Dade College Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with Events at All Campuses

Miami, Sept. 29, 2017 – In commemoration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Miami Dade College’s (MDC) eight campuses will host a myriad of events at all MDC campuses throughout the month of October, including art exhibitions, live performances, lectures, food tastings, and more! Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open the public.

This year’s highlights include:

Hialeah Campus
1776 W. 49 Ave.
Miami, Fl.  33012
Tel. 305-237-8700

Successful Hispanics in the Music Business  

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 6 – 7 p.m.   

Room 5101

The Regional Director of Talent and Organization Development for Sony Latin America and the Regional Lead for Latin America in Sony’s Global Talent Center of Excellence will discuss how to succeed in the entertainment industry.

Hosted by Antonio Ysern

Sponsored by Sony Latin America

Hialeah Tiene Talento    

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 12 – 1:30 p.m.  

Student Services Commons Plaza

Hialeah Campus students will showcase their artistic talents and skills in a competition show.

Homestead Campus
500 College Terrace
Miami, Fl.  33030
Tel. 305-237-5555

The Big Van Theory

Wednesday, Oct. 4, 10 – 10:50 a.m.

Room F222

Join us for this TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) Talk featuring Dr. Manuel Tardanguila and his passion for the field of genome research. Dr. Tardanguila has a doctorate in molecular biology and studied the interrelations between breast cancer and the immune system.

Hosted by Professor Yusnier Viera

Sponsored by Student Life

“Ni de aqui ni de alla” (A histography of Afro-Latin Americans in the United States)

Tuesday, Oct. 24, 9:50 – 11:05 a.m.

Room F222

The history of the Atlantic world can be defined in terms of race relations. The manner in which Atlantic societies have forged these relationships has been the focus of much scholarship from both sides of the Atlantic. African diaspora, slavery and post-emancipation studies dominate the literature because through these studies we can begin to trace the story of race relations in the Atlantic world. The story of Afro-Latin Americans in the U.S. is a story that encompasses not only race but also culture and class dimensions.

Hosted by professor Jairo R. Ledesma

Sponsored by Student Life

InterAmerican Campus
627 S.W. 27 Ave.
Miami, Fl. 33133
Tel. 305-237-6000

Identity of Emerging Hispanic-American Writers

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 12 – 1 p.m.

Room 401

A celebration of emerging Hispanic-American writers featured in this year’s URBANA student literary magazine. Enjoy live readings and literary discussions.

Hosted by the Hispanic Heritage Committee

Sponsored by Student Life

La Copa Culinaria: Desserts de las Americas Competition

Thursday, Oct. 26, Noon – 1 p.m.

Room 401

Do you have the best dessert recipe in all the Americas? Then bring join this cooking competition and bring enough for 20 staff and students to sample and rate on it. Only one dessert is permitted per team (groups of 2-4 people). Prizes will be awarded for the best desserts. To participate, full out an online form or email

Hosted by the Hispanic Heritage Committee

Sponsored by Student Life

Kendall Campus
11011 S.W. 104 St.
Miami, Fl.  33176
Tel. 305-237-2000

Latino Millennials: Keeping Their Culture Alive

Thursday, Oct. 5, Time 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

McCarthy Hall, Room 6120

This panel presentation will feature social media personalities Jenny Lorenzo, Laura Di Lorenzo, Mimi Davila, David Gallegos, Mario Ramil, Annie Jones, and Carlos Farinas. as they bring share their lives and how they keep their culture alive.

Spoken Without Words: Poetry with ASL SLAM

Wednesday, Oct. 25, NOON –  1 p.m.

Library Breezeway

In conjunction with ACCESS – Disability Awareness Month, immerse yourself in the deaf community by experiencing the Silent Zone, ACCESS Art Contest and American Sign Language (ASL) SLAM featuring live poetry.     

Medical Campus
950 N.W. 20 St.
Miami, Fl. 33127

Domino Tournament & Food Truck Wednesday

Wednesday, Oct. 18, Noon – 2 p.m.


Are you a domino master? Come and earn an individual and/or team bragging rights as “best of the best” in this domino competition. Latin American food trucks will have food available for purchase.

Hispanic Contributions to Advancements in Medicine: Focus on Dr. Carlos A. Finlay

Food Truck Wednesday

Wednesday, Oct. 25, Noon – 2 p.m.


Enjoy student presentations on the Hispanic contribution to advancements in medicine. Latin American food trucks will have food for purchase.

North Campus
11380 N.W. 27 Ave.
Miami, Fl.  33167
Tel. 305-237-1000

Anchoring Our Voice: An Intimate Chat with WPLG Anchor and Reporter Louis Aguirre

Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 10 a.m.

Room 2147

A candid interview with WPLG (Local 10) Anchor and Miami native Louis Aguirre. Aguirre co-anchors the station’s weekday 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. newscast and reports for the 11 p.m. newscast. He has worked at Fox and Friends, Deco Drive, and most recently, the nationally-syndicated entertainment program The Insider. Aside from his news career, Aguirre has guest starred on several hit shows, including Sex and the CityJ.A.G.Burn NoticeGuiding Light, and All My Children. Hosted by actress/TV personality Vivian Ruiz, acting/theater professor at MDC Wolfson Campus; produced by Tony Leal, TV producer, MDC-TV.

Pre-School Hispanic Read-in/Cuentos Infantiles en Vivo

Friday, Oct. 27, 10 – 11 a.m.

Exploration Station, Pre-School, North Campus

Children at the Pre-School Learning Lab will enjoy listening to stories and participating in fun, STEM-based activities. Sponsored by Dr. Mayte Insua-Auais (School of Social Sciences)

West Campus
3800 N.W. 115 Ave.
Miami, Fl.  33178
Tel. 305-237-8000

La Frontera by Gloria Anzaldua

Monday, Oct. 17, 9 – 10 a.m. and 5:40 – 6:40 p.m.

Room 1102

Explore contemporary Hispanic literature through the work of community activist Gloria Anzaldua.

Musica Latina Concert

Wednesday, Oct. 25, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Room 1102

Take a journey through the countries and rhythms of Latin America with Ranses Colon and his group and Dr. Mitchell. The presentation will highlight the roots of the musical traditions in the featured countries. Reception to follow.

Wolfson Campus
300 N.E. Second Ave.
Miami, Fl.  33132
Tel. 305-237-8000

Assimilations of Culture and Service: Representando nuestra cultura en el servicio militar de los Estados Unidos de America

Monday, Oct. 9, Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Building 6, Room 6100

This event will feature a panel of Hispanic service members who will provide perspective on how their Hispanic culture influenced, impacted and led to their decision to serve the United States. Sponsored by Student Veterans of America – Wolfson Campus, Veteran and Military Services, and Advisement and Career Services


Friday, Oct. 27, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Building 6, Room 6100

Special Designer of Cubavera by Perry Ellis International will talk about how guayaberas are the root of Cubavera, a modern tropical-inspired collection by Perry Ellis International that transforms the traditional guayabera and the joy of Hispanic culture into fashionable apparel recognized worldwide. Sponsored by Miami Fashion Institute and Advisement and Career Services

For a complete list of MDC Hispanic Heritage Month events, please visit