Miami Dade College InterAmerican Campus to Host Black Lives Matter

Miami Dade College InterAmerican Campus to Host Black Lives Matter

Miami, March 16, 2016- Miami Dade College InterAmerican Campus will host a series of talks, panels, and presentations on the Black Lives Matter movement March 21 – 24. These events are designed to offer the opportunity for discussion and analysis of the Black Lives Matter movement, as seen through the lens of various disciplines at the campus. Connections will be made between racial prejudice and terrorism, equality and social justice, and environmental sustainability.

The Black Lives Matter initiative is a cooperative effort of Project TAACT (Terrorism Awareness through College and Community Teamwork), the InterAmerican Campus GSELS (Global Sustainability and Earth Literacy Studies) Learning Network, Earth Ethics Institute, and participating InterAmerican Campus faculty.

All events will be held in Room 3103 (unless otherwise noted).


The Black Lives Matter schedule includes the following:


Critically Looking at Black Lives Matter Issues

Hosted by Albert Lenel, Philosophy

Monday, March 21, 8 A.M. – 8:50 A.M.


Panel Discussion on Law Enforcement and Black Lives Matter perspectives

Monday, March 21, 9 A.M. – 9:50 A.M.


Psychology and African American Experiences

Hosted by Miriam Frances Abety, Psychology

Monday, March 21, 10 A.M. – 10:50 A.M.


Consequences of Differential Treatment in the American Criminal Justice System

Hosted by David Mahon, Economics

Monday, March 21, 11 A.M. – 11:50 A.M.


Black Matter: Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora

Hosted by Liza Greenberg, Literature

Tuesday, March 22, 8:25 A.M. – 9:40 A.M.


Prejudice and Stereotypes: What You Teach Is What You Get

Hosted by Manolo Garcia, Psychology

Tuesday, March 22, 8:30 P.M. – 9:30 P.M. IAC #1131


#BlackHeART: Using art as a form of expression, protest, and remembrance

(live, interactive mural)

Hosted by Taurie Gittings Wheeler, Art Appreciation

Tuesday, March 22, 10 A.M. – 10:50 A.M.


Antebellum Culture & Reform Movements

The Abolitionists: The Road to Ending Slavery, plus the Dred Scott Decision & its Aftermath

Hosted by Jose Aragon, American History

Tuesday, March 22, 11:15 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.


Cyber Profiling: Can social technology be used for racial discrimination? Hosted by Diego Tibaquira, Computer Sciences

Wednesday, March 23, 9 A.M. – 9:50 A.M.


African American Experience during WWII

Hosted Paul Tisevich, History

Wednesday, March 23, 10 A.M. – 10:50 A.M.


Year of the Flood

At-risk status of New Orleans’ neighborhoods prior to Hurricane Katrina, displacement of people, poverty and low-lying rural areas

Hosted by Rene Revuelta, Biology and Physical Science

Wednesday, March 23, 11 A.M. – 11:50 A.M.


At-Risk Communities Hit Hardest by Climate Change

Kamalah Fletcher, Moms Clean Air Force and Catalyst Miami

Hosted by Earth Ethics Institute at InterAmerican Campus

Thursday, March 24, 8:25 A.M. – 9:40 A.M.


#BlackLivesMatter & the Rhetoric of Race in the Social Media Age

Analysis of #BlackLivesMatter as social movement rhetoric, #AllLivesMatter as rhetorical backlash, and communication, agency, and advocacy via social media

Hosted by Volrick Higgs, Speech Communication

Thursday, March 24, 10 A.M. – 10:50 A.M.


Black Lives Matter or All Lives Matter?

Required readings at and

Hosted by Eric Belokin, Psychology

Thursday, March 24, 11:15 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.


For more information, please contact Professor Miriam Frances Abety,, (305)237-6564) or Mike Matthews,, (305)237-6733.


MDC Media-only contacts: Juan C. Mendieta, MDC director of communications, 305-237-7611,; Hessy Fernandez, director of media relations, 305-237-3949,; Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710, or Allison Horton, 305-237-3359,


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