June 1, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Public + Media Relations Manager
MCC to celebrate Pride Month with series of online educational events
OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College will celebrate LGBTQIA+ Pride Month with five different educational events beginning June 14. Each event will discuss and present different stories, experiences and historical actions centered on the LGBTQIA+ community.
Pride Month at MCC begins with a lecture via Zoom from Cleve Jones, author and activist, on Monday, June 14 at 6 p.m. For more than 50 years, Jones has given a voice to the voiceless and was recognized as a Champion of Change by former President Barack Obama and was portrayed in an Oscar-winning film.
Other education events throughout the month include “LGBTQ 101: Allies & Inclusivity” on June 15, “Chamber Music Theatre Performance: Equally Divine—The Real Story of the Mona Lisa” on June 22, a panel discussion on June 23 before a film discussion on “Facing Fear” wraps up the month on June 28.
For more information on times and events, visit mccneb.edu/lgbtqia or call 531-MCC-2253 with questions.
Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.