Monroe County Community College is hosting numerous online events in recognition of African American History Month.  All of these events are free and open to the public.

Monday, February 1:
5 p.m. 
"Black History Month Profiles, Local & National"
A presentation by Florence Buchanan, MCCC trustee
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Thursday, February 4
6 p.m.
"Community Policing,"
A panel presentation with Dan Wood, MCCC assistant professor of criminal justice; Monroe County Sheriff Troy Goodnough, and representatives from state and city police forces
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Thursday, February 11
11 a.m.
"Colonialism’s Impact on Africans"
A presentation by Dr. Kojo Quartey, MCCC president 
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Wednesday, February 17
11 a.m.
"Racism and Youth Mental Health"
A presentation by Felice Moorman, MCCC assistant professor of early childhood education; Stephanie Wozniak, MCCC assistant professor of early childhood education, and Dr. Kojo Quartey, MCCC president
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Thursday, February 18
5:30 pm
"CREED Conversation – Symbols of Racism & How to Heal"
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Tuesday, February 23
5 p.m.
"The Opioid Crisis and its Implications"
A presentation by Dr. Arun Gupta, Addiction and Family Medicine Specialist
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Saturday, February 27
7 p.m.
Annual Big Gig! Blues Concert
Live on Monroe County Library System's Facebook page.

Throughout February: 

  • The Monroe News will feature biographical sketches of notable local or national African American written by MCCC Trustee Florence Buchanan.
  • Black History Month Blues Series Tuesdays in February at 7 p.m., live on Monroe County Library System's Facebook page.
  • MCCC Student Government members will share profiles of influential African Americans and display posters on campus

All events are listed with complete details in MCCC's online events calendar at

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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Joe Verkennes
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Monroe County Community College
1555 S. Raisinville Rd., Monroe, MI  48161

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