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Dec. 20

Dec. 20, 2018

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT:

Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager

531-MCC-2876, office

402-960-0697, mobile

darayment@mccneb.edu

mccneb.edu

 

Film and Lecture Series event to tackle the issue of homelessness

 

OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College’s 13th annual Diversity Matters Film and Lecture Series will feature a video and discussion on homelessness on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 10:30-11:45 a.m. inside room 114 at the Elkhorn Valley Campus, 829 N. 204th St. The event’s documentary “yHomeless?” follows Glen Dunzweiler as he travels the country speaking to destitute men and women and argues why homeless Americans deserve respect and help.

 

Faced with the threat of losing his own home, Dunzweiler questioned what it would be like to be homeless in the United States. With only his production equipment, a car and bare essentials, he set out across America to discover what led people to a life on the street, what daily life was like for them and what they had to do to survive.

 

The event is free and open to the public. The video and discussion is part of MCC’s annual Diversity Matters Film and Lecture Series, which will feature other events throughout 2019. For more information, contact 531-MCC-2253 or visit mccneb.edu/intercultural. 

 

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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.