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March 11

March 11, 2019

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT:

Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager

531-MCC-2876, office

402-960-0697, cell

darayment@mccneb.edu

mccneb.edu

 

MCC announces programs for Women’s History Month

 

OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College will host six educational programs to celebrate Women’s History Month, giving the public a chance to learn about the historical and political achievements of women. This year’s theme is “Visionary Women: Champions of Peace and Nonviolence” and will be reflected in each of the programs, which are free and open to the public.

 

The month’s series begin with a video and discussion of “The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter” on Monday, March 18, 2:30-3:45 p.m. at the Elkhorn Valley Campus, 829 N. 204th St. The video explores the vital role American women played for the Allies during World War II. After the video, a discussion will be led by Mary Lyons-Carmona, assistant professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

 

Sisters, Marci Broyhill and Teresa Kay Orr, will lead the discussion, “Aprons, Skirts, Hats and Flirts: Women—Their Range of Status During the Western Movement” on Tuesday, March 19, 12:30-1:30 p.m. inside room 114 at the Elkhorn Valley Campus. The duo will give voice to obscure women and their vital, unique roles during the Western Movement. The sisters incorporate poetry, music, props and more in an entertaining presentation. This program is funded in part by Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.

 

“The Children of the Promised Lands,” a discussion led by Angela Bates, executive director at the Nicodemus Historical Society, will explore the psychological, emotional, ethical and economic challenges of first generation free-born children after emancipation. The discussion will be held in room 110 of Building 10 on the Fort Omaha Campus, 30th and Fort streets, on Wednesday, March 20, from 10:30-11:45 a.m.

 

For a full list of educational programs, or for more information about MCC’s Women’s History Month series, visit mccneb.edu/intercultural or email bvelazquez@mccneb.edu.

 

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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.