The Austrian trader John J. Koubek built a Mediterranean-style mansion in 1929 as a gift to his beloved wife. After her passing, and aware of the bold history he saw unfolding around him—he donated the mansion to University of Miami with the condition that it be used to serve the community. For next several decades, it did just that—acting as a satellite campus to help arriving Cuban refugees learn English, obtain job training, and, for Cuban-trained doctors, engineers, lawyers and other professionals, prepare for their respective U.S. Board Exams. It also became a meeting place for Latin American cultural and political groups. In 2011, Miami Dade College acquired the Koubek Center and affirmed its commitment to the original mission.
Date: Friday, March 20, 2020
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm
Place: KOUBEK CENTER
Address: 2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL 33135 Telephone: (305) 237- 7750
You must wear your conference badge at the reception.