We look forward to celebrating International Education Week and Geography Awareness Week virtually starting on Monday, Nov. 16. Please register for these events to connect with each other and enjoy some global programming with students, staff, and faculty.
Monday, Nov. 16, 2020
MCC Virtual Mapping Party! 12 - 2 pm (instructions will be given at noon and at 1 pm)
Please register until end of day on Sunday, November 15th!
Make a difference. Map! This afternoon, participants will create maps in another county as a part of MCC's Youth Mappers chapter and MCC's Mapping Corps Club. "Capitalizing on web-based open geospatial technologies, Youth Mappers' mission is to cultivate a generation of young leaders to create resilient communities and to define their world by mapping it." For more on Youth Mappers, go to: http://www.youthmappers.org/
This event is co-hosted with the Global Education and International Services Office and co-sponsored by
Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Project.
Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2020
Mother Language Celebration from 10 - 11 am
Students in English for Speakers of Other Languages will share a short poem in their native languages at this event.
Register here: https://monroecommunity.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0oceyqpjgqE9BQpS VUrxYbDAcT2GMmfMYv
Virtual Mapping Events in English and Spanish (Hosted by MCC students from 12 - 2 pm)
Register here: https://geotech-vir tual-gis-day-kctcs.hub.arcgis.com/
Friday, Nov. 20, 2020 from 12 - 1 pm
The Political Economy of Leaving Home: How Debt, International Borders, and Deportation Inform Outmigration
This talk examines how the financial realities of outmigration from Central America to the United States reinforce return attempts after deportation. Because of the nature of mortgage payments, liens, and debt terms, deported out-migrants often find themselves with little recourse except to try to emigrate North again to find employment. This talk, therefore, examines how prevailing narratives of migration ignore or work around a fundamental economic reality--not one principally of poverty and underemployment but one rather of indebtedness stemming from the significant costs of transnational migration itself.
Speaker: John Kennedy, PhD student, Romance Studies, LASP Graduate Fellow, Public Humanities Fellow, Cornell University
Co-hosted by AHPS, Cornell University Latin American Studies Program and GEIS