Tuesday, September 15, 2020

MCC hosts ‘Visible Injustice, A Talk with Dr. Moore’ on Sept. 24


Explore historical facts on current issues happening in our society during Montcalm Community College’s live online presentation “Visible Injustice, A Talk with Dr. Moore” on Sept. 24, from 12 noon to 1 p.m.

Event organizer and MCC Speech and Communication Instructor Leslie Neal said the presentation is an opportunity to learn from an academic perspective about the increased visibility of such issues as injustices, protests, and civil unrest in today’s society.

“As a member of the MCC faculty, we discuss current events and want to make sure our students, as well as the MCC community, not only have an opportunity to engage with the world around us but broaden our worldview through these experiences,” said Neal, who also serves as Department Chair of Communication, American Sign and Foreign Language at MCC.

Neal is pleased to have Dr. Moore lead this discussion. She believes his expertise and research in relation to civil rights and its intersection with U.S. History will provide an educational and interactive opportunity for students and community members.

“Students and faculty have voiced feelings of frustration, confusion, and disappointment regarding the protests, marches, and civil unrest that occurred in response to the deaths of several African-American civilians this summer,” said Neal, who is looking forward to this opportunity to further engage in the sharing of world viewpoints through a virtual lecture.

She pointed out that previous successful attempts to address such issues and take in other viewpoints have occurred in the form of day trips to Chicago and Canada, study-abroad trips, and four-year college visits; and also includes bringing speakers to campus to provide lectures and share their viewpoints of the world.

An Associate Professor of History at Grand Valley State University, Dr. Moore will discuss solutions for current issues, such as defunding police. He said he also plans to also provide participants with more of a broad historical analysis of police brutality, informing and reminding people that “police brutality and the battle to stop it has been a long fight.” To join the virtual platform, visit