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2020 Global Awareness Festival: Caribbean

March 11, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm


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 Muskegon Community College 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]

Wednesday, March 11 from 9:30am – 10:30am, it’s the lecture “Guatemala: A Land of Wonder” presented by Keydi Pu Ramirez, Student, Muskegon Community College
in Collegiate Hall:  A bird’s eye look from an MCC student who is native to Guatemala. The information will highlight the culture, traditions, food, music, countryside, language, dance and clothing of the country and various regions. Information will be presented in both English and Spanish.

From 11:00am – 11:30am, it’s “The Health of the Coral Reefs in the Lesser Antilles: Reef Research in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis” presented by Darren Mattone, Biology Instructor, Muskegon Community College in Collegiate Hall:  The health of coral reef ecosystems around the globe is in decline. Nearly 500 million people on earth are dependent on coral reef ecosystems for food, protection, and income. Come and listen to why the planet’s reefs are in crisis and how you can play a part in monitoring Caribbean reef health and contribute to saving these beautiful and important sources of biodiversity.

From 11:30am – 12:30pm, enjoy free food samplings from the Caribbean including Jerk Chicken, Tropical Fruit Salad, Caribbean Cake and Caribbean Slush in Collegiate Hall.


March 11, 2020
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Muskegon Community College
221 S. Quarterline Rd.
Muskegon, MI 49442 United States
(231) 773-9131