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Jan. 2, 2019

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT:

Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager

531-MCC-2876, office

402-960-0697, mobile

darayment@mccneb.edu

mccneb.edu

 

Play to showcase North Omaha history Feb. 7 at MCC

 

OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College, in collaboration with the Union for Contemporary Art, will present the play “More Than Neighbors” on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. inside the Swanson Conference Center at the Institute for Culinary Arts on MCC’s Fort Omaha Campus, 32nd Street and Sorensen Parkway. The event is free and open to the public.

 

“More Than Neighbors” was written by local playwright and educator Denise Chapman. The play explores the memories and perspectives of those who participated in, and were impacted by, the dramatic construction of the North Freeway in Omaha. The play also displays how the freeway project contributed to the destruction of a community still recovering from civil unrest and rioting in the mid-to-late 1960s.

 

This presentation is funded in part by Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment in support of efforts that enable citizens to explore Nebraska heritage, build community awareness and strengthen awareness and understanding of our shared cultural, historical and humanities-based experiences.

 

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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.

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