A musical tribute from Medellin, Colombia‚ to the 500th Anniversary of Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon’s discovery of Florida

Miami Dade College’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Initiatives and City of Miami Mayor’s International Council present SERESTA A musical tribute from Medellin, Colombia‚ to the 500th Anniversary of Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon’s discovery of Florida Friday March 22, 2013 7-8pm

Miami Dade College’s Center for Latin American 
and Caribbean Initiatives 
and
City of Miami Mayor’s International Council 


present

SERESTA

A musical tribute from Medellin, Colombia‚ to the 500th Anniversary 
of Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon’s discovery of Florida

This Grammy Award-nominated Colombian instrumental group will deliver an
exquisite recital of traditional Latin–American music from three of their albums. The free
program and accompanying commentary will be presented in Spanish.

Friday‚ March 22‚ 2013
7 – 8 p.m.

Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado will present the musical trio with a special recognition during the recital.

Miami Dade College
Wolfson Campus Auditorium
300 N.E. Second Ave.
Building 1‚ Room 1261 (second floor)

To RSVP, send an email to gbuitron@mdc.edu 
and include “Seresta” in the subject line. 

Parking is available at Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus‚
Building 7‚ 500 N.E. Second Ave. Garage entrances are on N.E. Sixth and
N.E. Fifth Street (see map). Print and show this invitation to the attendant for parking.

This event is supported by:

Zambrano Foundation, Miami-Dade College, Avianca, Americas Global Alliance, The City of Miami-Dade Co. Florida

Zapata gana distrito 11 de Miami-Dade – First Colombian American elected to the Florida Legislature

Juan Carlos Zapata – District 119 Republican


Biographical Information

City ofResidence:  Miami

Occupation:  Businessman/Consultant
Education:  Miami-Dade Community College, A.A.; Florida International University, B.S., Finance & International Business
Born:  December 9, 1966, Medellin, Colombia
Moved to Florida:  1977
Religious Affiliation:  Catholic
Recreational Interest:  history, reading, black & white photography, soccer

Committee Membership

Florida Legislative Committee on Intergovernmental Relations     Alternating Chair 
Criminal & Civil Justice Appropriations Committee
Health & Family Services Policy Council
Health Care Services Policy Committee
Military & Local Affairs Policy Committee
Policy Council
Select Committee on Seminole Indian Compact Review

Legislative Service

Elected to the House in 2002, reelected subsequently

Other Public Service

Miami-Dade County Equal Opportunity Board
Miami-Dade Planning Advisory Board
West Kendall Community Council, Chairman
West Kendall Municipal Advisory Board, Chairman

Affiliations

Board of Hispanic Caucus Chairs, Chairman
Miami-Dade Legislative Delegation, Chairman
National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund, Chairman
National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL), Labor and Economic Development Committee, Chairman
FIU Lifetime Alumni
Leadership Miami
S.A.L.A.D., Board Member

Highlights

Established reading programs through Read 2 Succeed
Established scholarship program through the Hispanic Caucus
Order of Dignity, Foreign Relations Committee, Colombian Congress of 2004
Florida International University Alumni Torch Award 2002
Hispanic Heritage Young Leadership Award 2001

First Colombian American elected to the Florida Legislature

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