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

Miami, Sept. 14, 2018 – In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Miami Dade College’s (MDC) eight campuses will host dynamic events 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

Ameyal Mexican Cultural Organization Dance Company  
Tuesday, Oct. 16, 6 – 7 p.m.   
Room 5101
The word ameyal means “spring water” in the Nahuatl language, and this is what the dancers represent in their performance: “a spring that flows from our roots and our traditions to the depths of our hearts.”

Festival de Musica Hispana     
Thursday, Oct. 18, Noon – 2 p.m.   
Student Services Commons Plaza
Latin American music interpreted by students and local artists.

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

Carnival and Paella
Wednesday, Oct. 3, Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Café Patio
This opening event will celebrate Latin American culture. It will feature carnival-style music and
dancers, followed by an authentic Spanish paella. Hosted by the Homestead Campus Hispanic Heritage Month Committee. Sponsored by Student Life.

LGBTQ in the Hispanic Community
Monday, Oct. 15, 10 – 10:50 a.m.  
Learning Commons, Room D101
In observance of the national discourse, the Yes! Institute of Miami will be opening a dialogue about
lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) issues in Hispanic culture. Resources for LGBTQ individuals will also be discussed. Hosted by Dr. Shannon Kennedy

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

Influential Hispano Americanos: A Portrait Exhibition
of Artists and Writers
Sept. 18 – Oct. 9
Opening on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 10 a.m.
IAC Gallery, Room 3113
Join us to celebrate the influences of Hispanic artists
and writers in American arts. Local artist Mariana Altamirano is presenting an exhibition of portraits of famous Hispanic writers and artists. She will lecture on the creative process of each piece. Altamirano is accompanied by poet and song writer Orlando Coré, and poet Mario Rosales, who will delight the audience by reading poems from their published works. Light refreshments will be served. The opening and exhibition are free and open to the public. Hosted by the Hispanic Heritage Committee. Sponsored by the office of Campus Administration. Gallery Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5 – 7 p.m.

La Copa Culinaria: Desserts of the Americas Competition
Wednesday, Oct. 24, Noon – 1 p.m.
Room 401
Do you think you make the best dessert in all the Americas? Then bring enough of your famous sweet for 20 people, and our staff and students will vote on it. Only one dessert is permitted per team (groups of 2-4 people). Prizes will be awarded for the best desserts. Just fill out this online form to register your team or email Hosted by the Hispanic Heritage Committee.

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

Mexican Independence Day  
Saturday, Sept. 15, 5 – 10:30 p.m.
A Kendall Campus tradition for 13 years, in collaboration with the consul general of Mexico in Miami, commemorates over two centuries of Mexican Independence. Students, faculty, staff, and local community members are invited to celebrate the ‘Grito de Dolores’ by participating in, and enjoying, a mosaic array of Mexican cultural events, which includes live music from mariachis, dances and food.

Latinos Thriving in STEM – Panel Discussion  
Thursday, Oct. 25, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Building R (R-402/403)
Get to know the stories of Hispanic professionals who are thriving in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). The panel will debate overcoming the challenges of being a Latino in the demanding field of STEM to provide encouragement and empowerment to students.

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

World Cup Day
Wednesday, Oct. 10, Noon – 1 p.m.
Checkered Patio
Be a part of a soccer match between students from various programs or cheer on your favorite players. Latin American food trucks will have food for purchase.

Domino Tournament
Wednesday, Oct. 17, Noon – 2 p.m.
Are you a domino master? Do you think your classmates are the most skilled on campus? Come and earn bragging rights to be called the “best of the best.” Latin American food trucks will also have food for purchase.

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

National Hispanic-American Read In
Monday, Oct. 1, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Conference Center, Room 3249
Celebrate the accomplishments of Hispanic Americans who have helped shape the nation. Hispanic American men and women make many contributions to our society in areas such as science, art, music, politics, academia, government and sports in addition to the vibrancy they weave into American culture. Four faculty members will share readings pertaining to the Hispanic immigrant experience.

Una Voz Gigante – A Chat with Amor 107.5 FM Radio Host Javier Romero
Wednesday, Oct. 3, 11 a.m. – Noon
Room 2147
From local weather anchor to national co-host of Univisión’s variety show Sábado Gigante, Amor 107.5 FM radio host Javier Romero will empower students with his life experience in the world of radio and television. Hosted by Tony Leal.

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

Amazonia Vocal Ensemble 
Monday, Oct. 1, 6 – 8 p.m.
Room 1102
Enjoy a wonderful selection of Latin American classics performed by the Amazonia Vocal Ensemble. Hosted by the Hispanic Heritage Committee. Sponsored by Student Life.

Paint Along
Wednesday, Oct. 24, Noon – 1 p.m.
Garage Breezeway
Join local Hispanic artist, Ivonne Lanza, for a paint-along event and take home your creation. Space is limited. Please reserve your spot at Student Life Room 1122-01. Hosted by the Hispanic Heritage Committee. Sponsored by Student Life.

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

LGBT Media & Activism in Latin America
Monday, Oct. 1, 4 – 5 p.m.
MDC Live Arts Lab, Room 1101
Michael Lavers, International News Editor at the Washington Blade, and Lynare Robbins, Director of
ImpactOUT, will present a public human rights forum on media and activism in LGBTQ+ communities in Latin America as part of Miami’s 8th Annual Celebrate ORGULLO Festival. Sponsored by The Pride Club @ Wolfson and Unity Coalition | Coalición Unidas, ImpactOUT and the LGBTQI+ iImpact Lecture Series Initiative.

Animation Show of Shows
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Room 8106
The Animation Show of Shows comes to MAGIC, presenting 16 exceptional and inspiring animated shorts from around the world, featuring international directors and including Hispanic titles. At a time of increasing social instability and global anxiety about a range of issues, the works in this year’s show have a special resonance, presenting compelling ideas about society and how we fit into the world. Sponsored by the MAGIC Department.

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