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November 14, 2016

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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 INTERNATIONAL STUDIES CLUB TO HOST PANEL DISCUSSION
ON RELIGION IN HONOR OF THE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR TOLERANCE

MONROE, Mich. – In honor of the International Day for Tolerance, Monroe County Community College’s International Studies Club will host a panel discussion on religion on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Meyer Theater in the La-Z-Boy Center.

The panel discussion is free and open to the public. The La-Z-Boy Center (Bldg. Z) is located on the Main Campus, 1555 S. Raisinville Rd., Monroe.

Dr. Joanna Sabo, MCCC professor of political science, will serve as the moderator and will open the program with a discussion of the First Amendment. Sabo said the goal of the panel discussion is to bring awareness about the tenets of different faiths, and to see how different faiths view and practice God. She said that respect and understanding of differences will be encouraged.

Confirmed panel participants include the following faith representatives: Catholic, Presbyterian, Lutheran, Greek Orthodox, Islam, Hindu, and Siddah Yoga. Additional representatives have been invited and may be added to the panel.

For more information on the forum, contact Sabo at (734)384-4297 or jsabo@monroeccc.edu.

About the International Studies Club

The MCCC International Studies Club promotes the study and awareness of other countries and cultural issues. Members participate in fundraisers, social events, campus awareness activities and field trips.

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 S. Raisinville Rd., 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 boarder. Detailed information about MCCC is available at www.monroeccc.edu.