Students, faculty, staff and the community are welcome and encouraged to participate in Monroe County Community College's "Celebrating Women Who Tell Their Stories" diversity events in March. All of the events are free and presented via Zoom, which allows participation from anywhere.
After a very well received presentation by Jess Dougherty, presenter and educator of the Monroe County Historical Museum, "Exploring Her Options: the Sotry of One-room Schoolteachers and the Feminization of the Teaching Profession," earlier this week, the community has the opportunity to join in three more opportunities over the next three weeks.
On Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at noon, Asim Khan, treasurer of the Interfaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit and an engineer with Ford Motor Company will present on Ramadan, a month of fasting (sawm), prayer, reflection and community celebrated by Muslims. Ramadan begins March 22, 2023 - April 21, 2023. Log in to the Zoom presentation at https://zoom.us/j/94407056706?pwd=Q3ZpaDRBNVB1NzRKZ1JhaHZiWmFxQT09.
On Thursday, March 23, 2023, at 2 p.m., Dr. Geneva Williams will present "Five Things Today's Successful Leaders Do." Dr. Williams is the CEO and founder of Dr. Geneva Speaks and the creator of The Vibrant Life Blueprint©. Throughout her career, including her time as the organization's first female executive, she has seen great success pioneering innovative, neighborhood-based programs for children, youth, and families and leading successful regional volunteerism campaigns. Log in to the Zoom presentation at https://zoom.us/j/99055348258?pwd=RjNKaitSZUJXQk1DWXNGSzF0dEx6QT09.
Also on Thursday, March 23, 2023, CREED (Coalition for Racial Equality, Equity, and Diversity) will host a panel discussion at 5:30 p.m. Several local community leaders will lead this important discussion, "Tyre Nichols -- What Happened?" To join the discussion log in to Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/96005289440?pwd=ZU82L1ZFRlZqcmVNMU9ZanFaK0VwQT09.
For more information about these or other events hosted by MCCC visit the college's online events calendar at www.monroeccc.edu/events.
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 www.monroeccc.edu.