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June is LGBT Pride Month

The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community worldwide celebrates June as LGBT Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots of June 1969.


LGBT Pride Proclamation

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Join Us for Rockville Pride
on June 24 at 4 p.m.,
Rockville Campus

May Is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. It is a chance to celebrate and pay tribute to the contributions generations of Asian/Pacific Americans have made to American history, society and culture.

Asian and Pacific Islanders may come from the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and the Federated States of Micronesia) and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Easter Island).

The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants.

Montgomery College acknowledges and celebrates the contributions of our Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. The college community is encouraged to participate in events and activities at the College and within the surrounding communities to celebrate Americans of Asian and Pacific Islander heritage.









 May 1 2017

Discussion on "Cross Cultural Adjustment within the Asian American Pacific Islander Community", May 1, Rockville

April is Arab American Heritage Month

The College celebrates Arab American Heritage Month with a dynamic calendar of events throughout the month of April every year.  We welcome this opportunity to honor the Arab Americans; students, staff, and faculty, and their contributions to our community.


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March is Middle Eastern Heritage Month

In 2015 Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett declared March to be observed as Middle Eastern American Heritage Month for the first time in the county. We welcome this opportunity to honor the Middle Eastern Americans; students, staff, and faculty, and their contributions to our community.

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40 maps that explain the Middle East

Maps can be a powerful tool for understanding the world, particularly the Middle East, a place in many ways shaped by changing political borders and demographics. Here are 40 maps crucial for understanding the Middle East - its history, its present, and some of the most important stories in the region today.

An Introduction to *Edward Said's Orientalism

Edward Said’s Orientalism is one of the most influential works ever written in the field of sociology. This short video explains the key ideas in only a few minutes. (3.29) * Edward Said (1935- 2003) was a professor of literature at Columbia University, a public intellectual, and a founder of the academic field of post-colonial studies.

Edward Said On Orientalism

Edward Said's book ORIENTALISM has been profoundly influential in a diverse range of disciplines since its publication in 1978. In this engaging (and lavishly illustrated) interview he talks about the context within which the book was conceived, its main themes and how its original thesis relates to the contemporary understanding of "the Orient."

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