This semester, our Service-Learning students in Soc-101-032 will learn a great deal firsthand about a wide range of societies, cultures and communities that have one thing in common: They were all impacted by the ancient system of trade routes historically referred to as the Silk Road.
Assistant Professor of Sociology Shahin Monshipour and her students enrolled in the Service-Learning Option, will connect with ethnic-American communities of Chinese, Central Asian, Persian, Afghan and Turkish origins in Rochester to hold a special event, sponsored by Diversity Council, at MCC on April 15th, 2010. The event promises to be rich with educational and cultural content, showcasing the broadness of diversity and variety of cultures that exist here in Rochester. Students will work as liaisons between MCC's Diversity Council and the ethnic communities to coordinate, publicize, and make the program accessible to a large and broadly inclusive audience. The event will include lecture, dance, music, and an exhibit of "objects of material culture" of various regions.
On behalf of our participating Service-Learning students, I wish to invite our faculty and staff to mark their calendars for participating in this worthwhile event and encourage students to attend.
Center for Service-Learning