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April 8, 2016

CONTACT: 
Joe Verkennes, Director of Marketing and Communications
Monroe County Community College
1555 S. Raisinville Rd., Monroe, MI  48161
(734) 384-4207 (O), (419) 343-3063 (M)
jverkennes@monroeccc.edu 

MCCC TO HOST EVENTS IN RECOGINITION OF
‘CELEBRATE DIVERSITY,' ARAB-AMERICAN MONTH

MONROE, Mich. – Monroe County Community College will host numerous events in recognition of April as Celebrate Diversity Month and Arab-American Month.

President Dr. Kojo A. Quartey will lead a diversity exercise titled “Understanding Privilege in Society” on April 13 from noon-1 p.m. in the dining room of the Warrick Student Services/ Administration Building on MCCC’s Main Campus at 1555 S. Raisinville Rd. in Monroe.  He will lead the exercise again on April 26 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Room 8 of the college’s Whitman Center location in Temperance.

Student Mohammed Karain will make numerous presentations throughout the month, including:

  • “Misconceptions about Arabs and Muslims” on April 18 from noon-1 p.m. in the dining room of the Warrick Student Services/ Administration Building and again on April 27 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Room 8 of the college’s Whitman Center location in Temperance.
  • “Jewish and Arab Relations since 1948” on April 19 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Room 173d of the Warrick Student Services/ Administration Building.
  • “Not all Muslims are Arabs and not all Arabs are Muslims,” on April 26 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the dining room of the Warrick Student Services/ Administration Building.

The events are part of the Culture and Current Affairs Speakers Series sponsored by MCCC, which features MCCC faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members with expertise on a variety of cultural, political or social topics of importance and interest at the present time.

About Monroe County Community College

Founded in 1964, Monroe County Community College is a public, two-year institution supported by tax monies from Monroe County, educational funds from the State of Michigan and student tuition.  

The college’s mission is to enrich and transform lives by providing opportunities and excellence in higher education.  The Main Campus is located at 1555 South Raisinville Road, Monroe, Mich., 48161, with easy access to Toledo and Detroit.  The Whitman Center is located in Temperance, Mich., 48182, near the Ohio-Michigan Border.  Detailed information about MCCC is available at www.monroeccc.edu.