• Multicultural Events

  • Border Top Narrow
  • Featured Multicultural Events

  • 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.

  • Can We Talk About Race and Other Differences

    Campus Sexual Assault: A Concern for All!

    Thursday, April17, 1 – 2 pm, Multicultural Center 
    Facilitated by:Taran Smith, Student Life, COCC, and Jim Bennett, Campus Public Safety, COCC

    Awareness RibbonEvery student has the right to enjoy college without experiencing sexual assault or rape. In addition to physical injury and psychological trauma, this violation undermines student’s opportunities for educational achievement, causes chaos in their personal and professional lives, and alters them forever. Let’s explore how we can work together to ensure that our campus is safe and that any assaults that do occur are responded to in a sensitive and appropriate manner.

    Courage to Color Outside the Lines: Exploring Differences with Young Children 

    Thursday, April 23, 12:15 - 1:15 pm, 240 Redmond Campus
    Facilitated by Amy Howell, Early Childhood Education, COCC

    In this conversation about children’s perceptions of differences, we will talk about how we, as caring adults in the lives of young children, can support emerging understandings of differences, equity, and multiculturalism.  We will discuss how our daily interactions with children in our lives, through play, book reading, and conversations, provide a meaningful context to explore topics of diversity.

    Justice and Diversity: Criminal Justice Challenges for Multicultural Communities 

    Thursday, April24, 1:30 – 2:30 pm, Multicultural Center 
    Facilitated by Donal Hardin, Criminal Justice, COCC 

    JusticeCome participate in this dialogue about criminal justice system statistics and what they mean and don’t mean - empirically and emotionally - for our current national conversation on this subject.

    Can We Talk About White Privilege?  Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack 

    Wednesday, April30, 1:30 – 2:30 pm, Multicultural Center 
    Facilitated by Mindy Williams, Humanities, COCC

    Invisible KnapsackJoin in this exploration of the idea of white privilege through the lens of Peggy McIntosh’s seminal essay “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack.” McIntosh challenges readers to consider the often hidden benefits afforded to whites and raises many crucial questions about what it means to be white in a society that may consider itself to be “post-racial,” but where both individual and institutional incidents of racism continue to occur daily.

    Let’s Discuss: Killing Us Softly: Advertising’s Image of Women 

    Tuesday, May 6, 5:15 - 6:30 pm, 118 Cascades
    Facilitated by Elizabeth Daniels, Psychology, OSU Cascades, and Jim Foster, Political Science, OSU Cascades 

    Killing us softly 4After watching the film about how media portray women, let’s dialogue about this important issue.


    The Culture Wars as Fuel for Inequality

    Thursday, May 15, 1 - 2 pm, Multicultural Center
    Facilitated by Tom Barry, Sociology, COCC 

    Culture WarsStarting in the 1980s America entered the Culture Wars, a deliberate political strategy to undermine advancements for racial, class, gender, and gay and lesbian rights.  This discussion will address the history of the Culture Wars and its impact on voters and public policy.

In this Section