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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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SAFE Space Train the Trainer

Jessi Hitchins, PhD, Founding Director, Gender and Sexuality Resource Center, University of Nebraska Omaha.

The Safe Space training is open to any student, faculty, or staff member who would like to be trained and publicly identify as an ally to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans spectrum, queer spectrum, intersex, asexual, gender spectrum, and/or sexuality spectrum (LGBTQIA+) students, faculty, and staff. This four hour training provides education and tools to support the LGBTQIA+ members of our community.

In the morning, the training will be offered and the afternoon will develop a strategic plan for implementation of an MCC-specific training.

Friday, June 8
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
South Omaha Campus
2909 Edward Babe Gomez Ave.
Connector Building, rooms 249-250

MCC SAFE! Student Alliance for Everyone
The purpose of SAFE! is to promote inclusivity and student life and encourage the members to share their interests in service learning, fellowship, and healthy living. The primary objective of SAFE! is to provide a safe space for LGBTQ youth and friends. SAFE members plan to be available at all MCC LGBTQIA events to engage with potential new members.
 

The Intersection of Biology, Gender Identity, Gender Expression and Orientation

Joan Watke Stacy, PC, LLO, Attorney at Law
Explore intersectionality, how people simultaneously face bias along multiple identity dimensions such as gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation. Joan Watke Stacy approaches this topic with attention to Conscious and unconscious bias, the inclination or prejudice for or against one person or group.

Tuesday, June 19
10:45-11:55 a.m.
South Omaha Campus
2909 Edward Babe Gomez Ave.
ITC, room 120

Film & Discussion: Two Spirits



Two Spirits interweaves the tragic story of a mother’s loss of her son with a revealing look at the largely unknown history of a time when many Native American cultures held places of honor for people of integrated genders.
Fred Martinez was nódleehí, a male-bodied person with a feminine essence, a special gift according to his ancient Navajo culture.  He was one of the youngest hate-crime victims in modern history when he was brutally murdered at sixteen. 

Materials and licensing support provided by Metropolitan Community College Libraries.

Friday, June 22
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Fort Omaha Campus
5300 N. 30th St., Building 10, room 110

LGBTQIA Panel: Remembering the Past & Creating the Future

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex, and asexual or allied (LGBTQIA) people are often portrayed narrowly in popular media. However, their identities and experiences are just as diverse as the larger population's. Come hear the stories of some of our LGBTQIA Omaha neighbors during this panel discussion.

Wednesday, June 27
12:30-1:50 p.m.
Fort Omaha Campus
5300 N. 30 Street, Building 10, room 110

Film & Discussion: Memories of a Penitent Heart

Originating from filmmaker Cecilia Aldarondo’s suspicion that there was something ugly in her family’s past, the film charts her excavation of the buried family conflict around her uncle Miguel’s death, and her search for Miguel’s partner Robert a generation later. A story about the mistakes of the past and the second chances of the present, MEMORIES OF A PENITENT HEART is a cautionary tale about the unresolved conflicts wrought by AIDS, and a nuanced exploration of how faith is used and abused in times of crisis.

Thursday, June 28
6:30-8 p.m.
Elkhorn Valley Campus, room 114
829 N. 204th St.   
Elkhorn, NE  68022

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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