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TDC’s Miami Dade College to Host Democratic Presidential Debate

TDC’s Miami Dade College to Host Democratic Presidential Debate


By The Democracy Commitment on March 7, 2016

Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will face off for the final Democratic candidate debate in South Florida at Miami Dade College (Fla.) on Wednesday night.

The Democratic National Committee and debate organizers Univision and The Washington Post are hosting this debate in the Building 7 Gymnasium at the Miami Dade College’s Kendall Campus. The Kendall campus is the largest of MDC’s eight campuses, and has hosted other presidential hopefuls and candidate forums in the past.

Below you will find information on how to tune-in to the debate either live or via livestream. For more information about the debate or the venue itself, please visit: http://news.mdc.edu/mdc-hosts-presidential-debate-on-wednesday/.

Watch the Debate Live at 9 p.m. EST

Spanish: The Univision Network English: CNN and FUSION

Watch the Livestream:

The Washington Post


What We’re Watching: How Democracy Works Now (Available on Netflix)

By Stephanie R. South, TDC National Coordinator

So, we may not actually be watching it right now, but it is in our Netflix queue for this weekend.

In the summer of 2001, filmmakers Shari Robertson and Michael Camerini set out to make a film about the “story of how a great think thank becomes a law.” However, as is oft the case with the artist’s way, Robertson and Camerini found themselves pursuing an alternative route.

For the next six years, these filmmakers made their way from California to Arizona to Kansas to Iowa to Capitol Hill, following stories on comprehensive immigration reform and learning “about how democracy does in fact work.”

The product?

Twelve discrete films about several dozen fascinating people in all kinds of places, each connected by a commitment to change the way that the United States handles the bedrock national identity issue of immigration.  Together, the twelve films make up one very big story, and though we surely didn’t realize it at that point, it’s exactly the story we would have wanted to find in 2001.  

-Shari Robertson and Michael Camerini, About the Series

On the website for the series, you can find background, reviews, and video clips that preview the film, which, as I mentioned, is now available on Netflix. Additionally, there are also three iBooks available in the iTunes bookstore—How Democracy Works Now, Volumes 1 – 3— that are free to download; each volume covers four films with special suggestions to help educators to identify clips and craft lesson plans.

Happy watching!