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March 4

March 4, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Derek Rayment
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MCC announces Women’s History Month programming

OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College will celebrate Women’s History Month throughout March and April by hosting six educational programs. This year’s theme is “Valiant Women of the Vote,” which will be reflected in all programs. All events are free and open to the public.

The month kicks off with “2020: A Centennial Celebration of ‘SOME’ Women’s Right to Vote,” on Tuesday, March 10, 6:30- 8 p.m. at the Fort Omaha Campus, 30th and Fort streets. Led by ABA Consulting founder Adjoa B. Asamoah, this presentation will delve into the history of the women’s suffrage movement where Black suffragettes were instrumental, but not afforded the rights they sought to secure.

Bernice Ende will chronicle her journey on horseback during “Riding Into the Unknown—What I Learned from 30,000 Miles of Equestrian Travel,” on Tuesday, March 17 from 12:30-1:45 p.m. at Elkhorn Valley Campus, 829 N. 204th St. In 2005, at 50 years old, Ende decided to ride horseback from Montana to New Mexico with only the clothes on her back.

Women’s History Month finishes on Wednesday, April 15, with Deidre Cooper Owens, Ph.D., from University of Nebraska-Lincoln, discussing genealogy and slavery at “What Genealogies Reveal: Slavery, Race and the Making of American Gynecology.” Cooper Owens will shed light on the history of reproduction medicine and medical racism. The presentation will be at the Fort Omaha Campus, Building 10, room 110 from 6:30-8 p.m.

To see all the events and descriptions for MCC Women’s History Month, visit mccneb.edu/womenshistory 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.