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October 11, 2016

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) 


UPDATE:  State Representative Bill LaVoy will also be a member of the panel.

MONROE, Mich. – Monroe County Community College will host a panel discussion, “Protests During the National Anthem, Right or Wrong” on Monday, October 17 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the dining room of the Audrey M. Warrick Student Services/Administration Building.

The panelists will discuss the controversial nature of recent protests against violence that have taken place at various sporting events. The discussion will be moderated by MCCC President Dr. Kojo A. Quartey. 

Panelists will include Cathy Brodie, MCCC adjunct instructor and Agora Chorale director; Tinola Mayfield-Guerrero, adjunct instructor of sociology at MCCC and women and gender studies at the University of Toledo; Catina Polk, adjunct instructor of social sciences at MCCC; David Uhl, manager of the Village of Dundee and candidate for Monroe County sheriff, and Robin West Smith, adjunct instructor of social sciences at MCCC.

The panel discussion is part of the Culture and Current Affairs Speakers Series sponsored by MCCC, which features community members and MCCC faculty, staff, students and alumni 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 at 7777 Lewis Ave.,Temperance, Mich., 48182, near the Ohio-Michigan Border.  Detailed information about MCCC is available at