Miami Dade College Announces Women’s History Month Events
Miami, March 4, 2014 -
All through the month of March, Miami Dade College (MDC) will present dozens of exciting, informative and fun events in honor of Women’s History Month. The events are free and open to the community (unless otherwise noted), and will take place at several MDC campuses throughout the county.
Women’s History Month at MDC aims to inspire, raise awareness and spark conversations about the profound impact women have made throughout the work, including human rights, science, literature, film, business, sports, politics, music, art, and more.
Some of this year’s highlights include:
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International Women's Day 2014: Inspiring Change event to decorate the walls with flower silhouettes containing personal messages from students, faculty and staff that inspire change in women from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, March 10, in Building 1 (fourth floor). Amazing Women in Film, a series of films and documentaries screenings throughout March dedicated to honoring accomplished women of diverse cultural, ethnic, occupational and racial backgrounds. Days/times vary.
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On Wednesday, March 5, from noon – 1:30 p.m., catch a demonstration on Krav Maga, a highly effective self-defense system used by the Israeli Defense Forces at the Café Patio. At 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 20, MDC Board of Trustees Chair Helen Aguirre Ferré will share stories from her longtime career as a journalist in both print and electronic media, how she prepared for her career and lessons learned along the way. This event will be held in Room F222.
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Women in Science Education: Changing the World’s Eyes, a presentation that explores the role women have played in science education and the evolution of women's roles in science careers, will take place on Monday, March 10, from 6 – 7 p.m. in Room 1381. InterAmerican Campus will also host an art exhibition titled Women of Character, Courage and Commitment through March 28. Opening reception on Wednesday, March 5, at 5 p.m. Gallery hours: 5 – 7 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday in Room 3113 and Flag Courtyard.
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On Tuesday, March 18, at 9:50 a.m., the Kendall Campus will screen Girl Rising, a groundbreaking film that tells the stories of nine girls from around the world who face arranged marriages, child slavery and other injustices. The film captures the power of education in transforming lives and creating change. The powerful words of some of history’s most distinguished female writers come to life during In the Words of Women: A Student Reading, a student reading of famous poems written by women on Wednesday, March 19, noon – 1:15 p.m. at the Koffee House.
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Relax with a free yoga class at noon on Thursday, March 6, in Room 1175. Enjoy free chair massages, breast exams, strength exercises, dental and vision education, and healthy refreshments at this year’s Women’s Wellness Fair starting at noon on Monday, March 24, in the Atrium in Building 1. The fair
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Traditional roles and access to capital funds have become more challenging for women entrepreneurs, yet many persevere. Nubielena Medina, founder and principal of NMG Consulting Inc., and Ana Paula Ibarra, architect and principal of VIA Design Studio, will discuss their personal triumphs and challenges along the way to success at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 24, in Room 1102. Ivonne Lamazares, author of The Sugar Island will share excerpts from her new novel-in-progress, A Small Privilege, at 9 a.m. on Friday, March 28, in Room 1102.
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Powerful Women in Sports, 8:25 – 9:40 a.m. on Tuesday, March 11, highlights women in the world of professional sports, and their influence in all aspects of the business side. Presentation will take place in Room 2151. Led by Dr. Mayte Insua-Auais, Dr. Minca Davis-Brantley, Professor Cara Gluskoter, and Professor Kay Rubin, I Will Do Anything for Love, But I Won’t Do That! is a historical, psychological and sociological discussion of the physical and painful extremes endured by women in the name of beauty and love. This event will take place at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 26, in Room 2151.
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British-born DJ Rehka, also a curator, record label owner and educator, will spin her unique blend of Indian Bhangra and Bollywood sounds with electronic dance music 12 – p.m. on Wednesday, March 26, at the Wolfson Campus Student Life Breezeway (near Building 2). The Trailblazers in Technology presentation will honor pioneering women in technology, including a workshop on how to create a computer application on Thursday, March 6, at 11:30 a.m. in Room 7128 (Building 7, first floor).
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