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International/Intercultural Education

International/Intercultural Education coordinates educational programs and events across the Metropolitan Community College campuses to commemorate nationally recognized ethnic and cultural holidays. Most programs are free and open to the public. Suggestions for programming should be sent to bvelazquez@mccneb.edu.

Study Abroad programs and international initiatives for the college are also managed by this office. Click on the Education Abroad tab below for more information or contact bvelazquez@mccneb.edu.

Programs and Events

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WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH 2019

Video & Discussion: The Life & Times of Rosie the Riveter

Discussion led by Mary Lyons-Carmona, Assistant History Professor, University of Nebraska Omaha and Metropolitan Community College

Rosie the Riveter & real life Rosie

With the U.S. entry into World War II, notions of what was proper work for women changed overnight. Thousands of posters and billboards appeared calling on women to “Do the Job He Left Behind.” Rosie the Riveter was born – - —the symbol of working women during World War II. When the war was over, Rosie wanted to stay. But neither the structure of the American economy nor the dominant view of women’s place in society sustained such hope.

Monday, March 18
2:30-3:45 p.m.
Elkhorn Valley Campus
829 North 204th Street, Room 114
Elkhorn NE  68022

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Questions? bvelazquez@mccneb.edu

Aprons, Skirts, Hats & Flirts: Women - Their Range of Status During the Western Movement

Led by Teresa Kay Orr and Marci Broyhill, prairie poet and storyteller

Teresa Kay Orr Marci Brohill


Sisters, Marci and Teresa give voice to obscure women and their vital, unique roles during the Western Movement. The sisters incorporate original narrative poetry, music, props and PowerPoint creating an educational and entertaining presentation. The women highlighted include: mothers who save their families from financial ruin, a barmaid who becomes a respected member of the community, an outlaw’s wife and women bringing culture and education to the west.

Tuesday, March 19
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Elkhorn Valley Campus
829 N. 204th St., room 114
Elkhorn, NE  68022

This program is funded in part by Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. 

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Questions? bvelazquez@mccneb.edu

The Children of the Promised Lands

Led by Angela Bates, Executive Director, Nicodemus Historical Society, Nicodemus, Kansas

Angela Bates

Angela Bates discusses the psychological, emotional, ethical and economic challenges for mothers of the first generation of free-born children after emancipation. This presentation explores the differences between rearing children free vs. rearing children under the institution of slavery. Learn about the many considerations mothers had to make such as choosing names to changing names after slavery, among other concerns. 

Wednesday, March 20
10:30-11:45 a.m.
Fort Omaha Campus
Bldg 10, Room 110
5300 North 30th Street
Omaha NE  68111

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Questions? bvelazquez@mccneb.edu

Lifestyles of Lakota Women

By Phyllis Stone, Rosebud Sioux, served on Nebraska Indian Commission, named Outstanding Indian Woman of Nebraska in 1985

As a descendant of Chief Iron Shell, a peace chief of the Rosebud Sioux, Stone shares her expertise on the lifestyle of a Lakota woman from birth to death. She describes changes that have come about in modern times, contrasting the contemporary lifestyles of Lakota women with past traditions. The degree to which Lakota women lead lives separately and distinctly from men in their tribe is discussed, and variations of practices that can be found among women in the tribe are described. Stone’s intimate knowledge of her Rosebud Sioux people and their ceremonies, her native attire and artifacts make this a rich and unique experience.

Monday, April 8
12:30-1:45 p.m.
Fort Omaha Campus
Bldg 10, Room 110
5300 North 30th Street
Omaha NE  68111

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Questions? bvelazquez@mccneb.edu

Video & Discussion: CHISHOLM ’72 – Unbought & Unbossed

Discussion led by Brenda Council


 

Recalling a watershed event in US politics, this compelling documentary takes an in-depth look at the 1972 presidential campaign of Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman elected to Congress and the first to seek nomination for the highest office in the land. Shunned by the political establishment and the media, Chisholm’s bid for an equal place on the presidential dais generated strong, even racist opposition. Yet her challenge to the status quo and her message about exercising the right to vote struck many as progressive and positive.

Tuesday, March 26
6:30-8 p.m.
Fort Omaha Campus
Bldg 10, Room 110
5300 North 30th Street
Omaha NE  68111

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Questions? bvelazquez@mccneb.edu

INTERNATIONAL FAIR

THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
South Omaha Campus - Connector Commons
2909 Edward Babe Gomez Avenue
Omaha NE 68107
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Questions? bvelazquez@mccneb.edu
 

Contact

Barbara Velázquez, coordinator
International/Intercultural Education
bvelazquez@mccneb.edu
531-MCC-2253
402-403-0660 (Fax)
 

Theresa Foley, assistant
International/Intercultural Education
tfoley@mccneb.edu
531-MCC-2266
402-403-0660 (Fax)
 

P.O. Box 3777
Omaha, NE
68103-0777