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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:


  The 28th Annual Fort Omaha Intertribal Powwow will be help Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 1 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 5300 N. 30th St., Omaha, Nebraska, 68111. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, email bvelazquez@mccneb.edu or call 531-MCC-2253

Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month
2019 National Theme-- "Hispanic Americans-A History of Serving our Nation"
September 15-October 15, 2019

Film & Discussion: The Unafraid
Film skype discussion with Anayansi Prado, award-winning documentary filmmaker and instructor, Film Expert for the American Film Showcase


High School seniors Alejandro, Silvia, and Aldo, like most of their friends, are eager to go to college and pursue their education. However, their home state of Georgia not only bans them from attending the top five public universities, but also deems them ineligible for in-state tuition at public colleges due to their immigration status as DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipients. In response, these three ambitious and dream-filled students divert their passions towards the fight for education in the undocumented community.
Wed, September 25
2:10-3:45 p.m.
Elkhorn Valley Campus
Room 114

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

QUESTIONS? bvelazquez@mccneb.edu
 

Resilience, Resourcefulness, Relationships—Lessons Learned in Puerto Rico
Panel Presentation by MCC TRIO PROGRAMS (SSS & VUB)


In August 2019 MCC TRIO Programs journeyed to the US territory of Puerto Rico to carry out service learning and cultural exchange activities. Through volunteerism and immersion students experienced firsthand the reality for those living on the island and were inspired by the spirit, pride and optimism of the Puerto Rican community.

Thursday, October 10
2:30-3:45 p.m.
Fort Omaha Campus
Bldg 10, Room 110
    

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

QUESTIONS? bvelazquez@mccneb.edu

Hispanic Flamenco Ballet from Miami Beach, Florida


Spanish Passion with Tablao Flamenco        10:15-11:30 a.m.


Inspired by the rich cultural heritage of Spain, experience the beauty and artistry  of a variety of dances and music including Jota, Muñeira and Paso Doble, the tradion of La Tuna Troubadours (traveling ministrels from the King’s Court in the 16th century playing mandolins and tambourines) and a special Spanish fantasy with fire symbolizing the passion and elegance of Spain.  

Latin American Inspirations Song & Dance     12:15-1:25 p.m.

Journey to Hispanic nations of the Caribbean, Central and South American and witness a dazzling display of traditional and contemporary dance, costumes and music.

Wednesday, October 9
South Omaha Campus
ITC Conference Center, Room 120

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

QUESTIONS? bvelazquez@mccneb.edu


The Trouble with my Name

Javier Avila, B.A., M.A., University of Puerto Rico, Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2015 Pennsylvania Professor of the Year Award sponsored by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education

Javier Avila sheds light on what it means to be a diverse citizen in this changing political climate. Drawing on the arts, education and entertainment, Avila delivers a powerful message about who we are as a society. Through his poetry, autobiography and humor, Avila examines the complexities of identify as a cultural construction: from his earliest notions of identity in his native Puerto Rico to his eventual identity re-assignment as an adult living on the mainland.

Book sales and Autograph session with Javier Avila will be available at this session.

Monday, October 14
6:30-8 p.m.
Fort Omaha Campus
Swanson Conference Center, Room 201

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