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The Vice of Miami during the 80’s

The Vice of Miami during the 80’s Online

No longer the peaceful old-age spa, Miami in the early ‘80s had the highest murder rate in the country and was the center of drug cartels populated by immigrants from Latin America’s lowest strata. But on September 28, 1984, Miami Vice debuted on national television and reinvented the city in popular imagination. Author, Pedro Medina, Leon discusses the popular mythology of the city versus the reality during this period.

Pedro Medina León is an award-winning author, speaker and editor. He is the author of the acclaimed novel Varsovia (Florida Book Award 2017), Mañana no te veré en Miami, Marginal and Tour: una vuelta por la cultura popular de Miami, and editor of the anthologies Viaje One Way and Miami (Un)Plugged.

This event is funded by the Florida Humanities Florida Talks: At Home! program.


This event is not hosted by the SJR State Library. We are sharing news of this free event because it is related to the curriculum offered at the College and, therefore, may be of interest to our students, faculty, and staff.  

Wednesday, August 26, 2020
6:00pm - 7:30pm
  All SJR State Students     SJR State Employees     SJR State Faculty  
  Online event     Speaker  
This is an online event. Event URL: https://bit.ly/FloridaTalks-ViceInMiami80s

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