Winter 2008 |
Recognizing the different learning styles and interests within the
community, Metropolitan Community College launched the Diversity Matters Book
Series this fall as yet another personal/professional development opportunity
for MCC students, faculty, staff and community members.
As a voluntary activity, participants read the selected book for each
quarter at convenient times and attend a final discussion with ideas to share
or to solely listen to the thoughts of the facilitator and other readers.
Individuals or groups are welcome to participate; faculty are encouraged to
consider a book to enhance classroom instruction and bring students to the
final discussion. During the reading of the book, each reader´s personal
journey with the selected diversity topic is expected to arouse a variety of
perspectives, thoughts and questions that could contribute to rich
"The first quarter was a success with great interest expressed by many
throughout the College," said International/Intercultural Education
coordinator Barbara Velazquez. "While not all could attend the meetings,
there were good discussions at each."
The book discussion for the fall quarter selection, The Absolutely True
iary of a Part-time Indian, included comments and discussion
encouragement from John Belindo, respected Kiowa/Navajo community member who
formerly served as the executive director of the National Congress of American
Indians and the National Indian Health Board.
Participation is free and open to the public. Participants are expected to
gain greater understanding on a variety of diversity topics. Contact (402)
457-2253 or firstname.lastname@example.org
for information on obtaining a copy of the book(s) or to suggest books for
future book series. Recommendations for future books and facilitators and
evaluations of the process will be received throughout the year to plan future