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  • Multicultural Activities lists events that involve COCC and OSU-Cascades students. Please check back often as new events are added on an on-going basis. For more campus event listings visit "What's New" on the COCC Home page.

    Unless stated otherwise below, all events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Karen Roth at 541.383.7412 or kroth1@cocc.edu.


  • National Coming Out Day
    Monday, October 13, 11 am – 1 pm, Lobby, Campus Center, Bend
    October 11, National Coming Out Day is the internationally observed day to celebrate and to raise awareness of the LGBTQ community and the LGBTQ civil rights movement.  Join with the campus faculty, staff, and students who are “coming out” in support this effort.  COCC is committed to providing a safe and respectful learning and working environment for our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students and colleagues, and their allies. Sign the Ally Pledge at: http://www.cocc.edu/allypledge


    Multicultural Activities Open House in Redmond
    Monday, October 13, Noon – 1 pm, Building 3, Room 309, Redmond Campus

    Join us for food and festivities while learning about the programs and activities available through Multicultural Activities.  National Coming Out Day will also be celebrated at this event.

    MUSIC OF INDIA: Classical Music of South India
    Concert:  Tuesday October 14th, 7pm, Pinckney Center for the Arts, Bend Campus 
    Free Lecture/Demo with the Musicians: Tuesday, October 14th, noon – 1 pm, Wille Hall, Bend Campus


    Featuring The Mysore Violin Brothers:  Dr. M. Manjunath and M. Nagaraj, Violins With Rajarao and Giridhar Udupa, South Indian Percussion

    Free to COCC staff and students.  Community members may purchase tickets at the door or at: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/860725

    Rethinking Columbus Day – Lunch and Discussion
    Thursday, October 16, 11:30-1 pm, 116 Campus Center, Bend Campus

    Why Rethink Columbus? Join us for a discussion of the Columbus myth and how it continues to impact how we interpret the world around us. Join students from the First Nations Club, the Native American Program Coordinator at COCC and other students and faculty for an informal discussion. You do not need to attend the entire event, lunch will be served and all are welcome. Any questions, call Gina Ricketts at 541-318-3782.

    October is Latino Heritage Month!

    Tunes at Noon
    Wednesday October 15, Noon – 1 pm, Dining Center, Bend Campus

    Instrumental Latin Jazz performed by Miguel De Alonso.  Purchase your lunch or bring your lunch and enjoy the musical performance as you escape to faraway lands!  Miguel plays original music with influences from different countries.

    The Latino Identity Through Art
    Tuesday October 21, 3pm, Wille Hall, Campus Center, Bend Campus

    A multidisciplinary event with music, poetry, short stories and images, showing different facets of the Latin American identity. The event addresses issues such as the image of the woman, man, death, love, life, religion and the sense of transcendence. The content of the presentation is based on the original music of Miguel de Alonso, with the reading of short stories and poetry by Matilde Koninsberg and the dance of Isela Alejandra Vidrio.  The selected authors are Gabriel García Márquez, Juan Rulfo, Pablo Neruda, Jorge L Borges, Mario Vargas Llosa, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and Octavio Paz among others. The images will present examples of Latin American art and architecture.

    Salsa and Bachata lessons
    Friday October 24, 5-6pm, Wille Hall, Campus Center, Bend Campus

    Join us as Andres Garcia from the Latin Dance Academy of Bend teaches us the fundamentals of bachata and salsa.  No partner required!

    Dia de los Muertos Celebration:  Crafts and Games
    Tuesday, October 28, Noon – 1 pm, Multicultural Center, Campus Center, Bend Campus
    Join the Latino Club in preparing for Dia de los Muertos.  There will be food, sugar skull painting, games, and more!

    Roots Music from the Chilean Andes with Phusiri Marka
    Wednesday October 29, 4:30 pm, Pinckney Center for the Arts, Bend Campus

    We are pleased to present the Phusiri Marka ensemble, performing traditional panpipe, tarka, and orquesta music from the Chilean Andes. The ensemble, whose name translates as "Town of Wind Players," was formed in 1976. Since that time, Phusiri Marka has worked independently and continuously to nurture and preserve the traditional musical expressions of the Aymara people of Chile. The ensemble has performed around the world, including at the Third World Folklore Festival in Hungary in 2004.

    COMING IN NOVEMBER…….

    Native American Heritage Month – stay tuned for events!

    Dia de los Muertos Celebration:  Charla and Danza Azteca
    Monday, November 3, Noon – 1 pm, Redmond Technology Center, Redmond

    Tuesday, November 4, Noon – 1 pm, Campus Center Dining Room, Bend
    Join us for a pre-Hispanic celebration remembering those who have gone before us. Learn more about this day and where it comes from. There will be several Aztec dances to go along with the presentation.




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