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MDC Campus Learning Communities

Fall 2020 Theme -- SDG 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

Sustainable Cities Campus Learning Community and Symposium Exploring UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

The Sustainable Cities Campus Learning Community and Symposium takes places November 16 – 20. Faculty participating in the Campus Learning Community integrate elements of United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities into their curricula throughout the Fall term, culminating in the online Sustainable Cities Symposium in November featuring student project presentations, guest speakers, film screenings, special events, and more.
 

Symposium Schedule


 

Monday, November 16th
Symposium events takes place in the GSELS Learning Network Blackboard Org unless otherwise stated / linked and may be accessed here.

  • 9:00 – 9:50 AM: Resilient 305
    • Sandra St. Hilaire with the Miami Dade County Office of Resilience discusses Resilient 305 and the county sea level rise strategy with Professors Walter Kozloski (World Languages, North Campus) and Mike Lenaghan (Social Sciences, North Campus) 
       
  • 10:00 – 10:50 AM: Sustainable Cities Student Presentations pt. 1
    • Student presentations with Professor Albert Lenel (Communication, Arts & Philosophy, Padrón Campus)
       
  • TO BE RESCHEDULED: Empower School and Farm 
    • Bob Walker discusses agroecology and sustainability through the lens of Christian ministry at Empower School & Farm with Professor Ileana Pino (School of Health Sciences, Medical Campus)
       
  • 1:00 – 2:15 PM: Keynote speaker—Mario Ariza
    • Local journalist and author of Disposable City: Miami’s Future on the Shores of Climate Catastrophe Mario Ariza discusses sea level rise and resilience in the Magic City, with Professor Juan Santelises (English & Communications, North Campus). To note, Disposable City is available to borrow via MDC Learning Resources.
       
  • 5:40 – 7:00 PM: Indigenous Land Acknowledgement Workshop
    • Houston Cypress from the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida leads this workshop on acknowledging and offering gratitude to the native peoples on whose land we sit with Professors Walter Kozloski (World Languages, North Campus) and Juan Santelises (English & Communications, North Campus)
  • 7:05 – 8:45 PM: GenCLEO: The Climate Crisis
    • Learn how students can participate in the CLEO Institute’s GenCLEO climate advocacy training,
       

Tuesday, November 17th
Symposium events takes place in the GSELS Learning Network Blackboard Org unless otherwise stated / linked and may be accessed here.

  • 9:50 – 11:05 AM: Struggle for Miami's Affordable and Sustainable Housing (SMASH)
    • Adrian Madriz discusses gentrification and social equity with Professor Jaeson Clayborn (Mathematics & Natural Sciences, Padrón Campus)
       
  • 11:15 AM – 12:30 PM: Sustainable Cities: A Community Philosophy Talk
    • The philosophy and ethics of sustainability with Professor Darrell Arnold (Arts & Philosophy, North Campus)
       
  • 12:40 – 1:55 PM: GenCLEO: The Climate Crisis
    • Learn how students can participate in the CLEO Institute’s GenCLEO climate advocacy training, with Professor Juan Santelises (English & Communications, North Campus)
       
  • 5:40 – 7:00 PM: GenCLEO: The Climate Crisis
    • Learn how students can participate in the CLEO Institute’s GenCLEO climate advocacy training, with Professor Juan Santelises (English & Communications, North Campus)
       
  • 6:00 – 8:00 PM: Gather: The Fight to Revitalize Our Native Foodways 
    • Documentary film screening with MDC Learning Resources and Professor Isabel Duque (Learning Resources, Padrón Campus).  Please RSVP at the above link in advance.


Wednesday, November 18th

Symposium events takes place in the GSELS Learning Network Blackboard Org unless otherwise stated / linked and may be accessed here.

  • 9:00 – 10:00 AM: Gather Reflections
    • Student reflections on the documentary Gather with Professors Adrianne Thompson (World Languages, Padrón Campus) Meeting ID: 821 3993 6807 / Passcode: 973295
       
  • 10:45 – 11:45 AM: Sustainable Community: Narrow Ridge
    • Mitzi Wood-Von Mizner, the Director of the Narrow Ridge Earth Literacy Center in rural Washburn, TN discusses sustainability, community, and Ecospirituality with Professors Carmen Mise (English & Communications, North Campus) and Sandra Castillo (Social Sciences, Kendall Campus)
       
  • 3:50 – 5:30 PM: GenCLEO: The Climate Crisis
    • Learn how students can participate in the CLEO Institute’s GenCLEO climate advocacy training, with Professor Juan Santelises (English & Communications, North Campus)

 

Thursday, November 19th
Symposium events takes place in the GSELS Learning Network Blackboard Org unless otherwise stated / linked and may be accessed here.

  • 8:25 – 9:40 AM: For Earth’s Sake!
    • Student reflections on issues currently affecting Miami’s resiliency with Professor Rene Revuelta (Mathematics & Natural Sciences, Padrón Campus)
       
  • 9:50 – 11:05 AM: Climate Refugees
    • West Campus YES! Club immigration and climate change panel and discussion with Professors Sarah Jacob (Social Sciences, West Campus) and Steve Kronen (Learning Resources, West Campus)
       
  • 11:15 AM – 12:30 PM: Mapping Food Security
    • Anthony Olivieri guides this interactive session on GIS mapping, food security, and what it means to be a “food citizen” with Professor Ben Augustyne (Social Sciences, Wolfson Campus)
       
  • 12:40 – 1:55 PM: SDG #11 Escape Room
    • Educational and fun virtual “escape room” with Professor Emily Sendin (Communication, Arts & Philosophy, Padrón Campus)
       
  • 2:00 – 3:20 PM: Black Lives Matter
    • Interactive virtual discussion with the North Campus Sociology Club and Professor Scott Murphy (Social Sciences, North Campus)
       

Friday, November 20th
Symposium events takes place in the GSELS Learning Network Blackboard Org unless otherwise stated / linked and may be accessed here.

  • 8:00 – 8:50 AM: Sustainable Cities Student Presentations pt. 2
    • Student project presentations and discussion with Professor Albert Lenel (Communication, Arts & Philosophy, Padrón Campus)
       
  • 10:00 – 10:50 AM: Sustainable Cities Student Presentations pt. 3
    • Student project presentations and discussion with Professor Albert Lenel (Communication, Arts & Philosophy, Padrón Campus)
       
  • 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM: Why Tiny Houses?
    • Global Sustainability and Earth Literacy Studies (GSELS) presentation by Professors Scott Murphy (Social Sciences, North Campus) and Carmen Mise (English & Communications, North Campus)

 

[A collage of six images representing sustainable cities: a Miami graffiti mural celebrating The Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida, an urgan garden being explored by a group of people, an urban streetscake with mature trees and bushes, some young people gathered in an urban area of Miami and holding a demonstration sign that reads 'equity.'  a group of twenty people posing near their bikes, and including a range of cruiser style bicycles.]  November 16-20, 2020 (online) A week-long virtual Campus Learning Comunity symposium.