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Jan. 15 2016

Jan. 15, 2016
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
CONTACT:
Nannette Rodriguez
Associate vice president, Office of Marketing, Brand and Communication
Derek Rayment
Public + Media Relations Manager
531-MCC-2876
darayment@mccneb.edu
mccneb.edu

Black History Month at MCC begins with Jan. 21 event

 
OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College will host “Know Better/Do Better: Campus, Racism and You” on Thursday, Jan. 21, 6–8 p.m., at the Swanson Conference Center inside MCC’s Institute for the Culinary Arts, 32nd and Sorensen Parkway. The event will feature speaker Lawrence C. Ross, author of six books and equal rights leader.
 
The presentation by Ross will discuss current racial politics on America’s campuses. The event will also feature an hors d’oeuvres buffet prepared by MCC’s Institute of the Culinary Arts as well as autographed copies of Ross’s latest book “Blackballed: The Black and White Politics of Race on America’s Campuses.”
 
The event free and open to the public and is part of a series of events and lectures held at MCC throughout the month of January and February. For more information on the Jan. 21 event or others, contact bvelazquez@mccneb.edu or 531-MCC-2253.

About Lawrence C. Ross

Ross has lectured at over 500 colleges and universities, speaking on issues of fraternalism, student development, and fraternity and sorority hazing. He’s written commentaries, and has been interviewed by The Root, The Grio, Los Angeles Times, the BBC, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, MSNBC, CNN and other publications. Ross has also authored six books, including his newest in early 2016, “Blackballed: The Black and White Politics of Race on America’s Campuses.” Ross lives in Los Angeles with his wife April and their son Langston.

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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 postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.