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Jan. 22 2016

Jan. 22, 2016
Nannette Rodriguez
Associate vice president, Office of Marketing, Brand and Communication
Derek Rayment
Public + Media Relations Manager

Black History Month continues at MCC with Feb. 1 lecture

OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College will host “Three Shades of Black History” on Monday, Feb. 1, 6:30–7:45 p.m., at the Swanson Conference Center inside MCC’s Institute for the Culinary Arts, 32nd  Street and Sorensen Parkway. The lecture will be given by M. Darryl Woods, a North Omaha native and diversity leader.
The lecture will discuss the relationship between Hurricane Katrina response and past-present day American Afro-racial identities. Woods is the co-founder and lead researcher at The Contraflow Project, founder of the Afromation Highway, author of “Yellow Like Me,” and creator of the forthcoming seven-part series, “CONTRAFLOW: A Katrina Hepatology.”
The lecture is part of MCC’s Black History Month list of events and lectures, which kicked off with a discussion on racial politics on American college campuses on Jan. 21.
For more information on the Feb. 1 lecture, contact or 531-MCC-2253.


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.