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International/Intercultural Education

At Metropolitan Community College, International/Intercultural Education is valued as a resource to globalize curriculum, equip faculty/staff/students for employment within a diverse workforce and facilitate international/intercultural experiences to enhance professional and personal objectives.

We have educators who believe that international and multicultural education are different areas for different populations. Many people, even educators, seem to think that "international" refers to "over there," while "Multicultural' refers to populations in our cities. Yet nothing could be farther from the truth. These two themes are siblings in the same family, and they should be partners in an institution's priorities.

- Robert A. Scott

A bilingual advisory issued by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) regarding President Obama’s decision to focus on high priority removal cases.

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Taiko means drum in Japanese, and One World Taiko is a professional Japanese drum ensemble that captivates audiences of all ages with their heart-pounding beats, dynamic movement and rhythmic grooves. One World Taiko’s music is drawn from Japan’s tradition of lively festival drumming along with their own creative rhythms, arrangements and choreography, adding their energetic spirit to the ancient art of taiko. They perform on drums ranging from the large odaiko, 4 feet by 2.5 feet, to the shimedaiko, the size of a snare drum. Their performances feature traditional and original compositions interwoven with descriptions of the drums and other instruments and the history of taiko. During a lively interactive section on how to play, audience members are invited up to play the taiko.



Tuesday, Dec. 2
10:30–11:15 a.m.
South Omaha Campus
Connector Commons


Tuesday, Dec. 2
1–1:45 p.m.,
Elkhorn Valley Campus


Wednesday, Dec. 3
1–1:45 p.m.
Sarpy Center
Room 138



9th Annual Diversity Matters Film and Lecture Series 2014-2015

September 24, 2014- May 7, 2015



VIDEO:  Come Hell or High Water…The Battle for Turkey Creek

Thursday, January 22nd 2015

11:15-11:45 a.m.

South Omaha Campus, ITC Conference Center Room 120

Come Hell or High Water follows the painful but inspiring journey of Derrick Evans, A Boston teacher who moves home to coastal Mississippi when the graves of his ancestors are bulldozed to make way for the sprawling city of Gulfport.  Over the course of a decade, Derrick and his neighbors stand up to powerful corporate interests and politicians and face Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil disaster in their struggle for self- determination and environmental justice.





7th Annual Diversity Matters Book Series 2014-2015

November 3, 2014- June 18, 2015




Facilitated by: A'Jamal Bydon

Tuesday, December 16th 2014

11 a.m- 12 Noon.

South Omaha Campus, ITC Room 120

by Chimamanda Ngozi 

Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Beautiful, self-assured Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to join her, but with post-9/11 America closed to him, he instead plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, they reunite in a newly democratic Nigeria, and reignite their passion—for each other and for their homeland.



The House on Mango Street

Facilitated by: Marta Nieves

Wednesday, January 21st 2015

3-4 p.m.

Fort Omaha Campus, Building 10 Room 239

By Sandra Cisneros

Acclaimed by critics, beloved by readers of all ages, taught everywhere from inner-city grade schools to universities across the country, and translated all over the world, The House on Mango Street is the remarkable story of Esperanza Cordero. Told in a series of vignettes, sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous, it is the story of a young Latina girl growing up in Chicago, inventing for herself who and what she will become.



Tuesday, January 13th 2015.

Noon- 1:30 p.m.

Fort Omaha Campus, Building 22

Swanson Conference Center, rooms 201A-D

32nd and Sorensen Parkway.




Coming up soon! For more information, please email Barbara Velazquez bvelazquez@mccneb.edu


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Barbara Velázquez, Coordinator
International/Intercultural Education
402-457-2557 (Fax)

Salwa Fox, Secretary
International/Intercultural Education
402-457-2557 (Fax)

PO Box 3777  •  Omaha, Nebraska  •   68103-0777

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