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

Black History Month kick-off Bold Radical and Revolutionary Change


Symone D. Sanders, strategist, communications consultant and CNN Political Commentator

Bold, radical, and revolutionary change has been the only thing that has ever moved the needle in America...Dr. Martin Luther King Jr embodied that type of change. He was willing to push boundaries in the name of justice. Today we revere him as an icon, but 50 years ago, he was just a young person committed to doing what was right and willing to give his life for the cause. Today, in the spirit of Dr. King, now is the time for bold Radical and revolutionary change makers to truly walk the walk of justice.

A champion for women, Symone D. Sanders is a democratic strategist, communications consultant and CNN Political Commentator who rose to prominence during her tenure as the national press secretary for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders presidential campaign. At 25, Symone demonstrated an uncanny command of the issues earning her a place in history as the youngest presidential press secretary on record and a spot on Rolling Stone Magazine's list of 16 young Americans shaping the 2016 election.
However, Symone was not new to presidential politics. When she was 16, she introduced former President Bill Clinton at a luncheon in Omaha, Nebraska. Following her remarks, President Clinton said, “Symone spoke so well I really hate to follow her.” President Clinton went on to write about Symone in his book, Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World.
Now, Symone draws from her experience on the national stage to provide perceptive analysis on political and social issues. Her lively presentations challenge the conventional wisdom that strong communities are only defined by what we have in common. Instead, she outlines the way our differences contribute to effective social movements.

Meet & Greet with an hors d'oeuvres buffet by The Institute for the Culinary Arts begins the evening from 6-6:30 PM
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
6:30 program begins
8:00 pm Program ends
Fort Omaha Campus, Swanson Conference Center, Room 201
5300 N 30th Street
Omaha NE 68110


Barbara Velázquez, Coordinator

International/Intercultural Education
402-403-0660 (Fax)

Theresa Foley, Assistant

International/Intercultural Education
402-403-0660 (Fax)

P.O. Box 3777
Omaha, NE