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Jan. 29

Jan. 29, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Derek Rayment
Public + Media Relations Manager
531-MCC-2876, office
402-960-0697, cell
darayment@mccneb.edu
mccneb.edu

MCC hosting Black History Month events throughout February

OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College will honor Black History Month with a series of educational sessions, featuring presentations, lectures, discussions, stories and more. Each session will be held virtually via Zoom and they are free and open to the public. A list of the sessions is below. For more information on each, and to obtain Zoom links, visit mccneb.edu/blackhistorymonth.

“The Education Pandemic: Long-Term Implications in the Time of COVID-19 and Post-Election Possibilities” will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 2 from 6-7:15 p.m. and will feature a presentation by Marcia J. Vandiver, Ph.D., assistant professor, Elementary Education department at Towson University.

“Lessons on Leadership from Legends” will be held Thursday, Feb. 4 from 2:30-3:45 p.m. and will feature a presentation by Cynthia M. Butler-McIntyre, 24th National President, Delta Sigma Sorority, Inc., educational advocate and activist.

“American While Black: African Americans, Immigration & Social Justice” will be held Tuesday, Feb. 9 from 10:30-11:45 a.m. and will feature a presentation by Niambi Carter, Ph.D., director of Graduate Studies, department of Political Science at Howard University.

“America’s Black Holocaust Museum: A Unique Experience for Visitors From Near and Far” will be held Thursday, Feb. 11 from 12:30-1:45 p.m. and feature a presentation from Dr. Robert “Bert” Davis, president and CEO of the museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

“John Lewis: Get in the Way” will be held on Thursday, Feb. 11 from 6-7:30 p.m. View the video and engage in subsequent discussion with Dr. Donnell J. Moore, executive pastor of Salem Baptist Church.

For additional information, call 531-MCC-2253 or email interculturaled@mccneb.edu

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Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest post-secondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.