As part of Monroe County Community College's Celebrating Diversity initiative the college is hosting several events throughout the month of November. Most of the events are scheduled for one hour and will be held virtually, which allows participants to participate from anywhere in the world. More information about these, and other community events hosted by MCCC, can be found at

On Friday, November 11, 2022, at 2 p.m. a Veterans Panel Discussion, moderated by Alvin Bond, Monroe VFW post commander and District VFW officer will be held via Zoom at
Meeting ID: 949 8153 9750 Passcode: 690857

On Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at 10:30 a.m., Melissa Seifert, associate state director of Government Affairs at AARPVeterans will discuss Veterans, Military and Their Families via Zoom at
Meeting ID: 999 8406 2474 Passcode: 343690. In her role at AARP Seifert she executes AARP Michigan’s legislative priorities to both state and federal elected officials. She serves on the Core Team at AARP for veterans military and their families and is the lead for veteran outreach in Michigan.

On Thursday, November 17, 2022, at 5:50 p.m., CREED (Coalition for Racial Equality, Equity, and Diversity) will host a discussion of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women presented by Barbara Mauter, MCCC Faculty Specialist/Tutor, in Room Z-259 in the La-Z-Boy Center on MCCC's Main Campus at 1555 S. Raisinville Road, Monroe, MI. 

On Wednesday, November 30, 2022, at 3 p.m. Hollin De La Cruz, Kent County (MI) Welcome Plan coordinator and Joel Lautenbach, Kent County Welcome Plan steering committee member and executive director of Affordable Living Development for Samaritas, will host Welcome Plan Collaborative - Moving from Planning to Implementation via Zoom at Meeting ID: 994 4434 2179 Passcode: 073532. The Welcome Plan Collaborative is intended to address the top priorities and barriers for New Americans, Immigrants, and Refugees in Kent County to work towards a more inclusive and welcoming community. Through focused workgroups organizations and individuals from across the state are coming together to accomplish together what is impossible to do alone.

For more information these or other activities related to MCCC's Celebrating Diversity initiative, please contact Linda Torbet at or 734-384-4245. 

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