‘Freedom Fighters’ Exhibit on Display at MHCC April 2 – 4

Posted: March 20, 2014

‘Freedom Fighters’ Exhibit on Display at Student UnionThe Diversity Resource Center at Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) welcomes the public to a showing of the “Freedom Fighters” exhibit, April 2 – 4 in the Student Union on the Gresham Campus, 26000 S.E. Stark St.

Each year, Roosevelt High School students interview and capture the stories of local freedom fighters -- citizens from various cultural communities working hard to create a just society. Through the production of an annual book and museum-quality exhibit, the students share these stories with the community.

The project gives Roosevelt students the opportunity to improve and highlight their writing and presentation skills. Their studies come alive through personal stories. The student exhibit and a national traveling exhibit visits schools, libraries, churches and civic groups where students will serve as docents. Students learn best what they teach to others.

20 Freedom Fighters Featured
This year, the exhibit spotlights 20 freedom fighters, including Lolenzo Poe, who spoke up in his university Black Studies class several years ago when the professor presented false information about slavery. The instructor invited the bold student to teach the class, which he did -- and Poe later went on to complete a doctorate in public administration and a pre-law degree.

The exhibit also tells the story of Ron Silver, whose parents fled Europe and escaped the Holocaust. “He frequently leads trips for youth to the civil rights sites in the south so they can better understand this important part of our history and culture,” explains text in the exhibit.

Guests are welcome to view this inspiring exhibit Wednesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Freedom Fighters is a shared presentation between the West Columbia Gorge Rotary Club and the MHCC Diversity Resource Center, supported by the Associated Student Government at MHCC.

Parking is free and no permit is required. MHCC advises guests to park in Lot A, which sits closest to the Student Union and is accessible through Entrance A at NE 23rd and Kane Drive (257th Ave).

Individuals requiring accommodations due to a disability may contact the MHCC Disability Services Office at 503-491-6923 or dsoweb@mhcc.edu. Please contact the office at least two weeks prior to the event to ensure availability.

For more information, media professionals may contact the Office of Community Engagement 503-491-7204 or news@mhcc.edu.

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