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International/Intercultural Education

International/Intercultural Education coordinates educational programs and events across the Metropolitan Community College campuses to commemorate nationally recognized ethnic and cultural holidays. Most programs are free and open to the public. Suggestions for programming should be sent to

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MCC is taking sensible steps to keep the College and the community protected as status of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) changes. MCC has implemented safety measures and directives to minimize health risks from COVID-19 to keep students, staff and the public safe.

International/Intercultural Education programming will be offered virtually through June 2021. See the Programs & Events pages for more information or email

Stay safe and well.

Participation for all programs is free and open to the public.

Contact or 531-622-2253 for more information.

Programs and Events

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Juneteenth (short for “June Nineteenth”) marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed. The troops’ arrival came a full two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth honors the end to slavery in the United States and is considered the longest-running African American holiday.
Confederate General Robert E. Lee had surrendered at Appomattox Court House two months earlier in Virginia, but slavery had remained relatively unaffected in Texas—until U.S. General Gordon Granger stood on Texas soil and read General Orders No. 3: “The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free.”

Juneteenth Virtual Spoken Word Competition is open to Metropolitan Community College students who have taken at least one credit course during the Spring 2020-21 academic term.

  • $200 first place
  • $100 second place
  • $75 third place

DEADLINE for submission is Thursday, June 3, 2021. Winning entries will be announced on a Virtual presentation on Friday, June 18.


CREATE a video of a message, approximately 3 minutes long, that answers one of the following questions:

  1. How can you contribute to your community’s understanding of Juneteenth?

  2. Should Juneteenth become a national holiday?

RECORD your video with your preferred device.
You may make a simple video recording or use a video application (such as VidHug) to create your video.

SEND your video to Use your preferred delivery method such as, YouTube, WhatsAp, VidHug, Drop Box, Google Drive, etc. If you use WhatsAp, contact for a delivery phone number. If you need assistance with the delivery of your video, contact or 531-622-2253.

With your video submission, INCLUDE your (1) name (2) MCC ID number (3) email address (4) phone number (5) Title for your Virtual Spoken Word

Participants are encouraged to research Juneteenth to complete this project. Suggested resources include, but are not limited to:  

Connect to the MCC YouTube page to view virtual recordings of International/Intercultural Education programming.

Connect to the online evaluation to give feedback on International/Intercultural Education programming.

ACCOMODATIONS:  Audience members requiring accommodations due to a disability must contact Barbara Velazquez,, 531-622-2253 at least two weeks prior to the program.


Barbara Velázquez International/Intercultural Coordinator photoBarbara Velázquez, coordinator
International/Intercultural Education
402-403-0660 (Fax)

Theresa Foley IIE/assistant

Theresa Foley, assistant
International/Intercultural Education
402-403-0660 (Fax)
P.O. Box 3777
Omaha, NE