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Written by Miami Today on January 24, 2013
The Human Rights Committee at Miami Dade College’s North Campus and the Genesis Fund, in collaboration with International Solidarity for the Human Rights, presents author and human rights advocate Judy Shepard, delivering lecture "The Legacy of Matthew Shepard: United in Solidarity." Shepard has devoted her life to educating individuals about the dehumanization of the LGBTQ community; the incorporation of hate crimes legislation and has shared her tragic son’s story in hopes of promoting equality and acceptance of all individuals. 11:15 a.m. Miami Dade College North Campus, Lehman Theatre, Room 5120, 11380 NW 27th Ave., North Miami. Free. Details: (305) 237-8111 or www.mdc.edu.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden hosts the second annual "Splendor in the Garden" fashion show and luncheon in partnership with luxury specialty store Neiman Marcus Coral Gables and co-chaired by Swanee DiMare and Frances Sevilla-Sacasa. In addition to the fashion show, the 2013 Fairchild Philanthropy Honorees are recognized: Maria Alonso, Anne Baddour, Bunny Bastian, Paula Brockway, Terry Buoniconti, Martha Clinton and Jan Risi Field. 11 a.m. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables. $250-$300. Tickets include a champagne reception, seated luncheon, fashion show and awards presentation. Complimentary garden tours are available during the reception. Details: (305) 667-1651 ext. 3375 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.fairchildgarden.org.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s seventh annual "International Chocolate Festival," is a three-day event of cooking demonstrations, lectures, plant sales and chocolate sampling. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Through Jan. 27. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables. Free for members and children under 5. $12 children ages 6-17. $18 seniors. $25 others. Details: www.fairchildgarden.org.
The Hispanic National Bar Association and the UM School of Law hosts discussion, "Human Trafficking: Demand, Legislation, and Prosecutions." Catharine A. MacKinnon, lawyer, teacher and activist on sex-equality issues delivers keynote address at 9 a.m. Panelists include Norma Ramos, executive director of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women; Wheelock College professor Gail Dines; Barbara Martinez, US Department of Justice; Susan Dechovitz, Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office; and John Arastia, Aristia, Capote & Phang. 8:30 a.m.-noon. Fieldhouse at the BankUnited Center at the University of Miami, 1245 Dauer Drive, Coral Gables. Free. Details: www.miami.edu.
The Coral Gables Community Foundation hosts its fourth annual "Tour of Kitchens," featuring eight of Coral Gables’ private home kitchens open to the public and offering food tastings, table setting displays, and home-related merchandise. 10 a.m. breakfast, coffee and mimosas at Snaidero kitchens + design showroom, 4110 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables. Self-guided home tours open until 2 p.m. Last entry to tour homes at 1:45 p.m. 12:30-2 p.m. closing outdoor event at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, with champagne, desserts and cookbook authors. $50 per person. Details: (305) 446-9670 or www.gablesfoundation.org.
Miami Dade Colege’s Journalism Speaker Series presents Miami Herald reporter Kathleen McGrory, who covers Miami City Hall. Program includes a presentation by the journalist and a 15-minute question and answer session. Noon. Miami Dade College Kendall Campus, 11011 SW 104th St., room 6120, Kendall. Free. Details: (305) 237-2323 or www.mdc.edu.
The Miami Beach Antique Show features 900 established dealers from 22 counties, including an additional 100 new exhibitors in a jewelry ballroom. Items include 17th to 19th century furniture; American and European silver; antique jewelry and watches from the Renaissance to Art Deco eras. Noon-8 p.m. Jan. 31-Feb. 3. Noon-6 p.m. Feb. 4. Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach. $20 for four-day admission. Details: (239) 732-6642 or www.miamibeachantiqueshows.com.