Monroe County Community College will celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his contributions to racial justice and equality with Diversity Week events from Jan 21-24. 

Diversity Week is sponsored by the MCCC Diversity Committee.  All events are free and open to the public.  They will take place at MCCC’s Main Campus on 1555 S. Raisinville Rd. in Monroe, with the exception of a peace march, which will start at the Monroe County History Museum.

The college will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

On Tuesday, Jan. 21, MCCC President Dr. Kojo A. Quartey will present, “MLK and Civil Rights, Then and Now” from 3-4 p.m. in the Audrey M. Warrick Student Services and Administration Building, Room 173b.

On Wednesday, January 22, a Unity Peace March will be held.  Those interested in marching are invited to assemble for the march at noon inside the Monroe County History Museum, 126 S. Monroe St., Monroe.  The marchers will walk through downtown across the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Pedestrian Bridge to the King Monument in St. Mary’s Park. 

On Thursday, Jan. 23, MCCC President Dr. Kojo A. Quartey will present “MLK Beyond America” (created by Derek Roberts, associate professor of sociology) from 10-11 a.m. in the Audrey M. Warrick Student Services Administration Building, Room 173b.

On Friday, Jan. 24, MCCC will show a documentary film about King from noon-1 p.m. in the Little Theater, which is located in Room 3 in the lower level of the Campbell Learning Resources Center.

Throughout January, MCCC is hosting donation stations for non-perishable food and toiletries for the Monroe County Opportunity Program at each building on campus.

For more information regarding Diversity Week events at MCCC, please contact Linda Torbet,, director of human resources, at (734) 384-4245 or

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 lives in our community by providing opportunity through student-focused, affordable, quality higher education and other learning experiences.  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

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