Today was Kendall Campus’ Honors College Colloquium that was centered around the situation taking place in the Democratic Republic of Congo. And I have to say that it went extremely well! We did have a couple of technical difficulties with the video (sorry, Steph!) but besides that, Judy’s presentation was amazing.
For those of you who don’t know or didn’t go to our colloquium, Judy Anderson is the executive director of HEAL Africa. She is an exceptional woman, who was born in Congo, and has dedicated her life to helping others. She spoke today about different women’s accounts, what HEAL Africa is doing, and how the minerals in our cellphones and computers effect the lives of people across the Atlantic Ocean in Africa. I know I was truly inspired, and I hope those of you in attendance were too!
One of our team members, Julian Gomez, was able to tape it, so a quick synopsis video should be available soon (thanks again, Julian)! Also, the Honors College very own rapper, M-Step, was able to make an appearance today and performed his new song “Heal to the Empower to the Rebuild.”
After, we had a quick little meeting with new people interested in our cause, and I can truly say that I am looking forward to working with this amazing team for the next couple of months. We have a daunting task ahead of us, but if we all remember what we are working for, we can get it done, and get it done beautifully!
Thanks again, and thanks for the follow,
Students Aiding International Development
Miami Dade College, Kendall Campus