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Humanity Now, A Call to End All Violence

Sharing community members, students, faculty, and staff experiences to reconnect & heal OUR community.

In light of the recent tragic events in Baton Rouge, Falcon Heights, and Dallas, Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) organizations Green Dot, the African American Education and Empowerment Program (AME), and Student Life, invite all MCTC students, faculty, staff, and community to Humanity Now, an event calling for the cessation of violence.

Humanity Now will feature the voice of local lecturer, writer, and commentator Dr. Mahmoud El-Kati. Dr. El-Kati’s radio program Reflections and Connections airs every Tuesday on KMOJ-FM. He will be signing copies of his recent publication The Myth of Race: The Reality of Racism followed by a viewing of select scenes from the documentary Race: The Power of an Illusion: The House We Live In.

Humanity Now will end with an open mic discussion facilitated by Dr. Jay Williams and MCTC alumni Michael Elliot. In mingling our voices, we hope to reconnect and promote healing and community amongst all segments of our campus population. We are going through a difficult time and it is critical that we support one another.

Please join us on Tuesday, July 12.

Event Schedule

11:00 a.m. - Dr. Mahmoud El-Kati book signing, The Myth of Race: The Reality of Racism
11:45 a.m. - Select scenes from the documentary Race: The Power of an Illusion: The House We Live In
12:00 p.m. - Open mic for community members: Voices of Humanity and Education to Defeat “Hate” facilitated by Felicia Clark, Dr. Jay Williams and alumni Michael Elliott

All events will be held in H.1002 (Helland Center)

Additional Resources on Campus:

Student Support Center, T.2300
Student Health Clinic, H.3400
Trio/Trio Starting Point
African American Education & Empowerment Program (AME), H.2650
MCTC Foundation
MCTC Green Dot / Public Safety
Accessibility Services
Student Life and Student Senate