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Sept. 24

Sept. 24, 2018

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT:

Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager

531-MCC-2876, office

402-960-0697, mobile

darayment@mccneb.edu

mccneb.edu

 

MCC to host speaker for discussion on immigration reform

 

OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College will host Christine Neumann-Ortiz, executive director of Voces de la Frontera, on Thursday, Oct. 11, 12:30-1:45 p.m. inside room 120 of the Industrial Training Center at the South Omaha Campus, 27th and Q streets. Neumann-Ortiz will discuss current immigration topics and share her experiences with Voces de la Frontera, a low-wage and immigrant workers center with chapters in Wisconsin. The discussion is provided by the Nebraska Latino American Commission and the LULAC Women’s Council of Nebraska. 

 

About Christine Neumann-Ortiz

Christine Neumann-Ortiz is the founding executive director of Voces de la Frontera, an organization with chapters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Racine, Wisconsin, including a student chapter called Students United for Immigrant Rights with members from three high schools. Voces de la Frontera is increasingly recognized as Wisconsin’s leading voice for immigration reform. Neumann-Ortiz is recognized as a national leader in immigration reform, serving on the board of a national coalition of the Fair Immigration Reform Movement and featured in national interviews on National Public Radio and CNN. She is a regular contributor to the bilingual Voces de la Frontera newspaper and the Huffington Post. 

 

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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.