The community is invited to participate in a special panel discussion, "Violence Against Asian Americans: A Perspective," at 11 a.m. This virtual panel discussion will be presented via Zoom and is one of Monroe County Community College's May Diversity Month Series of presentations and events focusing on and celebrating Jewish American and South Asia and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

Ranjeev Puri, State Representative 21st House District, Michigan, serving Canton, Belleville, and Van Buren Township will serve on the panel along with Sunita Doddamani, head of Hate Crimes & Domestic Terrorism Unit, Criminal Trial & Appeals Division, Michigan Department of the Attorney General, and Laura Misumi, executive director, Rising Voices of Asian American Families and managing director, Detroit Action.

The discussion with be moderated by Dr. Shuvra Das, professor or mechanical engineering, University of Detroit Mercy and co-founder, SAMOSA, South Asia Multicultural Organized Student Association, and Parmeshwar (Peter) Coomar, dean of Applied Sciences and Engineering Technology Division, Monroe County Community College.

Join the Zoom Meeting at on Thursday, May 27 at 11 a.m.

For more information, please contact Penny Dorcey at or call 734-384-4311.

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


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1555 S. Raisinville Rd., Monroe, MI  48161

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