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International Education Month, November 2022: Home


What is the International Read-In Chain?

Reading internationally is a fun way to broaden your horizons; the only problem is that the possibilities are endless! Miami Dade College Libraries, with the support of Miami-Dade Public Library System, will provide you access to great literature from around the world in topics like history, social issues, philosophy, religion, memoirs, and much more! Pledge today and pick up a book (physically or virtually) that features a completely different perspective and learn to see the world in a new way!

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Reading Pledge

Reading & Activity Log

Feedback Survey

Ways to Participate in the Read-In Chain

Participating in the International Read-In Chain is as simple as taking the reading pledge, creating a book talk, or attending any of the events posted on this LibGuide during International Education Month.

Get Engaged Through iCED!

The Civic Action Scorecard can be applied to the International Read-in! See opportunities below:


Read a nonfiction or fiction book.


Attend/participate in MDC Live Arts program (1.5 hrs. minimum)


Attend/participate in a local arts or cultural fair/festival  (1.5 hrs. minimum)


Propose your own civic action item to iCED

Reference Books

With your MDC login credentials, access this list of international reference books along with the Kanopy link. Kanopy is a streaming movie service that offers access to a large, curated catalog of educational, entertaining, and enriching films.

Upcoming Events

Monday, November 7, 2022

Dance Around the World

Location: Room 3249

Time: 11:00 AM
On Monday November 7 at 11 am, the International Committee invites Miami Dade College students, faculty, and staff to room 3249 to learn about dance.  Dance can tell us so much about a particular culture.  Librarian Edwin Gilmore will examine dance from an historical and anthropological perspective.  Then, we will dance! 


Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Contraband at the Borders: Canine Olfaction vs Analytical Detection of Illegal Drugs

Location: Zoom Meeting 

Meeting ID: 856 4030 3877   

Passcode: 564120   

Time: 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM 
A comparison between instrumental detection methods and detector dogs will be presented. Overall, detector dogs still represent the fastest, most versatile, reliable real-time drug detection in comparison with the analytical instrument approach that has limitations since they can only detect that for which they are programmed.   

Presenter: Claudia Sanchez, Stem Grant Director, MDC North Campus  
Coordinators:  Drs. Andreina Aguado, Physical Sciences and Marina Rodriguez, English and Communications, MDC North Campus  
Learning Outcomes: 1, 3, 5, & 10  
Human Rights Articles: 25  


Thursday, November 17, 2022

A Woman Is No Man Author Talk by Etaf Rum

Location: Room 2147

Time:9:50 AM & 11:15 AM in Room 2147  Join us as Palestinian American author Etaf Rum discusses her debut novel, A Woman Is No Man. Rum's book explores what it means gender and generational issues in a three-generation Palestinian household.  The book's unvarnished telling of three Palestinian women's stories captures the reader's attention until the last page.


Thursday, November 17, 2022
Screening of Movie, "Everybody Knows" followed by Q&A with Barry Gordon

LocationRoom 2147

Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM 

Written and directed by Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, and starring Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz, and Ricardo Darín, “Everybody Knows” or “Todos Lo Saben” is an intriguing Spanish-language mystery/drama film. The film was selected to open the 2018 Cannes Film Festival in competition. 

Presenter: Barry Gordon, Chairperson, School of Entertainment & Design Technology 
Coordinator: Philip Colodetti, Recording Studio Manager, School of Entertainment & Design Technology, MDC North Campus 
Learning Outcomes: 5, 6, & 9 
Human Rights Articles: 9, 19, 20, & 27 
The trailer is available by clicking on the link below. 


Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Location: MDC North Campus, Room 7104

Time: 4:15 PM-5:30 PM

A Conversation on Climate Change and Sea Level Rising with the Consul General of the Netherlands in Miami, the Honorable Ruth Emmerink.

As part of the Building Global Leaders, International Environmental Series and in collaboration with the Center for the Advancement of Language and Culture Studies in the World Language department, Consul General Ruth Emmerink will be discussing the Climate Change the world is facing and what the government of the Netherland is doing to minimize water rising.

Presenter: The Honorable Ruth Emmerink, Consul General of the Netherlands in Miami
Coordinator: Dr. Zoraya M. Cuesta, Director, International Student Services and World Language Chairperson Catherine Hanus-Zank, MDC North Campus
Learning Outcomes: 1, 5, 7, & 10
Human Rights Articles: 27 & 29


Coordinators: Drs. Ildiko Barsony, Kimberly Carter, and Marina Rodriguez (English and Communications), Angel Hernandez (Director of Learning Resources), and Ariane Tulloch (Academic Support Writing Coach, Learning Resources, MDC North Campus), and Athanasia Fitos (Miami-Dade Public Library System).

Supported by the Miami-Dade Public Library System and Sponsored by the MDC North Student Life.