March 8

March 8, 2017



Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager



MCC to host Women’s History Month events through March


OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College will host six Women’s History Month events through March that feature the national theme: Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business. Each event will feature a different topic and guest speakers with a unique perspective. The events are free and open to the public and will be held at MCC’s South Omaha Campus, Fort Omaha Campus and Elkhorn Valley Campus.

The list of events begins with “Honoring Trailblazing Women” on Tuesday, March 14, 10:30-11:30 a.m., in the Swanson Conference Center at the Institute for the Culinary Arts, 32nd Street and Sorensen Parkway. Omaha performer Kathy Tyree will offer music, song and narrative to highlight women in history who have made an influence by impacting women’s rights.


“Drama: By Broken Doll–a dramatic re-telling of Holocaust survivor, Bea Karp’s childhood” will be held on Tuesday, March 21 inside room 120 at the Industrial Training Center at the College’s South Omaha Campus, 27th and Q streets, at 10:15 a.m. Bea Karp will re-tell the story of Beate Stern, a young German girl who was taken from her home in Lauterbach, Germany to Gurs Concentration Camp in France.


On Wednesday, March 22, 3-6:30 p.m. in room 136D of Building 10 at the Fort Omaha Campus, guests will have the opportunity to meet Celeste Butler, a quilter-preneur, fabric artist and griot. Butler’s past includes creating a community quilt for mothers who have lost children to violence and has served as an artist in residence at the Nelson Mandela School and the Union for Contemporary Art. 


“Overland Trails: The Children on the Trail” by Renae M. Hunt will be held on Thursday, March 23, 12:15-1:15 p.m. at the Elkhorn Valley Campus, 829 N. 204th St. This program will discuss how children along the Oregon, Mormon and California trails traveled and the hardships they had to endure as told through their journals. Humanities Nebraska (HN) provides major funding for this program. The NHC receives support from the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, the Nebraska State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Guests to “Drama: Northside Carnation” will be treated to a performance by Denise Chapman. The one-woman play that explores Omaha’s history will be held on March 29, 12:30-1:40 p.m. in the Swanson Conference Center at the Institute for the Culinary Arts, 32nd Street and Sorensen Parkway.

To end Women’s History Month, MCC will host “Chautauqua: Dakota Daughters: Lakota, Euro-American, African American” on Thursday, March 30, 12:30-1:30 p.m. in room 120 of the Industrial Training Center at MCC’s South Omaha Campus, 27th and Q streets. This event is a performance that captures the emotions surrounding the Massacre at Wounded Knee in 1980.


For more information about Women’s History Month events at MCC, call 531-MCC-2253.




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.