Southeast Community College hosts international education week

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Southeast Community College is hosting a week of events highlighting diversity and cultural exchange in Lincoln.

Several events will be hosted across the Lincoln, Milford, and Beatrice campuses aimed at “bridging the gap” and educating their students.

The college’s global head coordinator on the Lincoln campus, Nicole Trevena Flores, says the exchange allows all voices to be heard community-wide.

“It’s about bringing those voices to the table and allowing our community to hear from them, and hear from them directly,” she said.

Monday’s event covered Indigenous activism and panelist, Erin Poor, a member of Niskithe Pray Camp said they’re always engaging to make a difference.

“We are grateful for folks lifting up their voices and standing with us,” Poor said. “Indigenous people make up a small but mighty portion of the population, but we need our voices to be amplified.”

Flores says hosting events that advocate for diversity on campus is appreciated by students, even outside of weeks like International Education Week.

“They’re busy, they have very full lives,” Flores said. “And so when things are here on campus when they can come with their class, they appreciate the opportunity to learn about those things.”

To learn more about SCC’s International Education Week, visit here, for each campus events schedule; all of which are available to the community.

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