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Sept. 13

Sept. 13, 2017

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT:

Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager

531-MCC-2876

darayment@mccneb.edu

mccneb.edu

 

Two September events at MCC celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

 

OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College will host two events in September to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Attendees to both events will find recognition of the 2017 national theme, “Shaping the Bright Future of America.” 

 

In the first event, Scott Eastman, Ph.D., associate professor in the department of history at Creighton University, will present about the history and culture of Mexican independence on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 12:45-1:45 p.m., in room 120 of the Industrial Training Center at the South Omaha Campus, 27th and Q streets. 

 

On Wednesday, Sept. 27, from 12:10-1:50 p.m. there will be a video and discussion regarding “No Más Bebés,” a story of Mexican immigrant mothers who sued Los Angeles county doctors, the state of California and the federal government after they were sterilized while giving birth.Materials and licensing support is provided by MCC. 

 

Four additional events celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month will take place at MCC during October. Future details about the events will be announced at a later date.

 

For more information, call 531-MCC-2253. 

 

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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.