The 20th Annual MCC Global Awareness Festival will look at the geology, ecology and culture in the Caribbean with lectures and cuisine on March 9-12, 2020. The events, which are free and open to the public, take place on the MCC main campus.
Each year, the Global Awareness Festival highlights a different geographic area of the world. Flags representing approximately 200 nations are displayed in the main campus hallways. For more information, call (231) 777-0380 or e-mail Jennifer Jones, chair of the MCC Social Sciences Department, at [email protected].
Tuesday, March 10 from 10:30am – 11:30am, explore “The Impact of Climate Change on the Caribbean” with presenter Amber Kumpf, Geology/Oceanography Instructor, Muskegon Community College in the Blue and Gold Room: The Caribbean is home to some of the most beautiful reefs in the world, of which 99 percent are expected to die at two degrees Celsius of warming. This alone will have a huge impact on the economy and livelihood of islanders. Other climate-related hazards, like sea level rise, changes in weather patterns, and expansion of disease ranges, are of concern, too. What can we do to mitigate some of the impacts? How are the conversations about disaster preparedness different and similar between the Caribbean and the Midwest?
The “2020 Global Awareness Festival Poster Award Winners” will be presented by Dr. Dale Nesbary, President, Muskegon Community College in the Blue and Gold Room
from 11:45am – 12:15pm. Awards will be presented to the first, second and third place posters created by the MCC Graphic Design students competing for their work to chosen as the official poster for this year’s festival. Brenna Snippe won first place, Barrimore Lee took second place honors, and Daniel Rosema had the third place entry.