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MCC Event Featuring Michele Norris Rescheduled (03/31/2014)

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WHAT: Michele Norris, an award-winning journalist and best-selling author, has rescheduled her visit to Monroe Community College for Monday, April 21. Her appearance was initially scheduled for early March but was canceled because of a winter storm.

Norris will discuss The Race Card Project, a conversation that began on postcards in 2010 and has since blossomed on Twitter and Facebook with tens of thousands of people sharing their candid six-word thoughts about race. She will lead a community dialogue about family legacies and attitudes about race. All attendees at the event will have an opportunity to participate in the project.

WHERE: Warshof Conference Center, R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center on MCC’s Brighton Campus, 1000 E. Henrietta Road; parking is available in lots M and M1.

WHEN: Noon to 1 p.m. Monday, April 21

DETAILS: A collection of six-word statements composed by hundreds of MCC students, faculty and staff since fall 2013, will be presented to her.

Sponsored by the MCC Diversity Council with support from the Rochester Area Community Foundation, the event is free and open to the public.

Norris will be the featured speaker at MCC’s Alice Holloway Young, Ed.D. Power of Diversity Series. The series recognizes the pioneering spirit and outstanding leadership of Dr. Young, a leading Rochester educator, and founding trustee and board chair emeriti of MCC.

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