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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 bvelazquez@mccneb.edu.

Study Abroad programs and international initiatives for the college are also managed by this office. Click on the Education Abroad tab below for more information or contact bvelazquez@mccneb.edu.

Programs and Events

Visit our pages below for more information:

Disability Employment Awareness Month
America's Workforce:  Empowering All

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Dr. Terry North, PTSD program director, VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a mental health condition that is triggered by a terrifying event, is suffered by approximately 8 million adults annually. Not a sign of weakness, PTSD can happen to anyone. Learn about PTSD and how to help yourself or others in need.

Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018
6:30-7:45 p.m.
South Omaha Campus, ITC Conference Center, room 120
2909 Edward Babe Gomez Ave.
Omaha, NE
68107

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Video and Discussion:  The Listening Project Directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Irene Taylor Brodsky Film

Film disucssion led by Christine Hess, Disability Support Services counselor

The profound impact of technology on the lives and identies of yound deaf adults is explored in The Listening Project. Fourteen deaf people tell stories beginning with a childhood wide-eyed about sound, into the growing pains of adolescence and, eventually, their professional lives. Directed by an award-winning director and clinical audiologist.

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018
4:45-5:45 p.m.
Elkhorn Valley Campus
829 N. 204th St.
Elkhorn, NE 
68022

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Food Allergies, Sensitivities and Intolerances...What's the Difference?

Susan Rachouh, NTP Susan Rachouh Nutritional Therapy

The law protects people with food allergies from discrimination. Learn about discoveries and the developement of new approaches to living with this disability that are helping individuals lead full active lives.

Monday, Oct. 22, 2018
10:45-11:45 a.m.
South Omaha Campus, ITC Conference Center, room 120
2909 Edward Babe Gomez Ave.
Omaha, NE 
68107

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

HISPANIC/LATINO HERITAGE MONTH

Study Abroad: Peru Civilizations

Joy Schulz, Ph.D., Gary Toth and MCC students

Photos by Tawnya Lynch

From the oldest civilization in the Americas, to the largest and most powerful empire of the southern continent, Peru offers breathtaking opportunities to explore contemporary and ancient civilizations. Learn from students and faculty who studied in Peru in 2018, exploring the colorful, vivid lifestyle of modern day Peru in Lima, Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. Consider studying in Peru with MCC in June 2019.

Wednesday, Oct. 31
2:30-3:45 p.m.
South Omaha Campus, Connector Building, Library conference rooms A and B
2808 Q St.
Omaha, NE
68107

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

Peru Social Science Group at Machu Pichu


 

SPEAKING OF ELLA DELORIA


By Joyzelle Gingway Godfrey, retired professor of Lakota Studies, Sinte Gleska University, South Dakota

Deloria Wrote the book "Waterlily" and the anthropology companion textbook, "Dakota Way of Life" based on extensive Sioux interviews she began compiling in the early 1920's and her own knowledge as a Dakota woman. Gingway Godfrey's storytelling is based on the historical culture of her tribe and the information collected by Deloria who is her Dakota grandmother.

Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018
10:30-11:45 a.m.
Fort Omaha Campus, Building 10, room 110
5300 N. 30th St.
Omaha, NE
68111

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

STORIES OF THE KIOWA

By Preston Tonepahote

A member of the Missouri Arts Council touring Performers, Preston Tonepahote is a multi-talented Kiowa storyteller, orator, and traditional dancer. As a solo storyteller, he shares Native American animal tales, creation myths, and legends along with historic accounts and personal experiences. Tonepahote is also a member of the intertribal Eagle Talon Brotherhood who perform at festivals, evening concerts, and schools to enhance cultural awareness and share Native American traditions.

Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Fort Omaha Campus, Building 10, room 110
5300 N. 30th St.
Omaha, NE
68111

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3-4 p.m.
South Omaha Campus, Connector Building, Library conference rooms A and B
2909 Edward Babe Gomez Ave.
Omaha, NE 
68107

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
 

VIDEO & DISCUSSION:  MANKILLER Activist Feminist Cherokee Chief

Question and answer session following the documentary with director
Valerie Red-Horse Mohl

This is the story of an American hero and legend, one who stands tall amongst the likes of Robert Kennedy, Harriet Tubman, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.—and yet few people know her name. Wilma Mankiller is someone who humbly defied the odds to fight injustice and give a voice to the voiceless. She overcame rampant sexism and personal challenges to emerge as the Cherokee Nation's first female Principal Chief in 1985. MANKILLER examines the legacy of the formidable Wilma Mankiller and reunites the documentary team of Gale Anne Hurd and Valerie Red-Horse Mohl for their third and most powerful film.

Materials and licensing support provided by Metropolitan Community College Libraries.

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018
10:15-11:45 a.m.
Elkhorn Valley Campus, room 114
829 N. 204th Street   
Elkhorn, NE 
68022

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

QUILLING & TRADITIONS


By Arvella Pomani and family members Carlos, Daris and Sophia Benally

Porcupine quilling is an ancient Native American art used particularly among East Coast and Plains tribes. Indian quillwork involved softening and dying stiff porcupine quills and weaving them onto leather or birchbark boxes and baskets were other crafts frequently quilled in the past.

Today, Native American quillwork embroidery is nearly a lost art. Porcupine quills are difficult to work with and quilled leather is more difficult to take care of than beaded leather. Learn from Arvella Pomani and her children who demonstrate quilling and share the cultural connections with their Crow Creek heritage.

Monday, Nov. 12, 2018
6:30-8 p.m.
Fort Omaha Campus, Building 10, room 110
5300 N. 30th St.
Omaha, NE 
68111

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Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018
12:30-1:45 p.m.
Elkhorn Valley Campus
829 N. 204th St.
Elkhorn, NE
68022
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Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018
6:30-8 p.m.
Elkhorn Valley Campus, room 114
829 N. 204th Street   
Elkhorn, NE 
68022

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

LIVING IN TWO WORLDS

By Dwight Howe, Omaha/Ponca

Living in Two Worlds looks at mixing old world traditions in a new world environment. The life and struggles of an urban Indian dealing with the long term effects of forced relocation and forced assimilation in the 21st century. The difficulties of finding yourself and establishing your core values without teachings.

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018
12:30-1:45 p.m.
Sarpy Center, room 139
9001 Giles Road
La Vista, NE 
68128

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Contact

Barbara Velázquez, Coordinator
International/Intercultural Education
bvelazquez@mccneb.edu
531-MCC-2253
402-403-0660 (Fax)
 

Theresa Foley, Assistant
International/Intercultural Education
tfoley@mccneb.edu
531-MCC-2266
402-403-0660 (Fax)
 

P.O. Box 3777
Omaha, NE
68103-0777