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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.

  • Student Club Meetings in the Multicultural Center

    African American Heritage Club,
    Contact Teryl Young for more information: tyoung@cocc.edu

    Asian Student Club,
    Contact David Liu, dliu@cocc.edu, 541-383-7725

    Aztec Dance Group
    Starting Friday, October 9, 4 – 6 pm, Multicultural Center, Campus Center, Bend Campus

    First Nations Student Union
    Starting Wednesday, Oct. 23, noon – 1pm, Multicultural Center, Campus Center, Bend Campus. Contact Gina Ricketts for more information: rricketts@cocc.edu

    Gay Straight Alliance
    Contact Karen Roth for more information: kroth1@cocc.edu

    Latino Club Bend Campus
    Starting Tuesday, Oct. 13 at Noon - 1 pm, Multicultural Center, Campus Center, Bend Campus. Contact Evelia Sandoval for more information: esandoval@cocc.edu

    Latino Club Redmond Campus
    Starting Wednesday, Oct. 28 at Noon - 1 pm, Multicultural Center, Campus Center, Redmond Campus. Contact Evelia Sandoval for more information: esandoval@cocc.edu

    Programs and Events for October 2015

    Multicultural Activities Open Houses
    Monday, October 5,
    1:30 – 2:30 pm, Madras Campus
    Tuesday, October 6,
    11:30 am – 1 pm, Multicultural Center, Coates Campus Center, Bend Campus
    Wednesday, October 7,
    Noon – 1 pm, Multicultural Center, Building 3, Room 303, Redmond Campus
    Join us for food and festivities while learning about the programs and activities available through Multicultural Activities.

    National Coming Out DayNational Coming Out Day Film and Discussion: The Out List
    Monday, October 12, Noon – 1:30 pm, 116 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. In celebration, join us for the film, The Out List, which highlights the voices of Americans from all walks of life who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. This diverse group of LGBTQ personalities (activists, actors, politicians, drag queens, athletes, etc.) share their personal experiences of gender and sexuality and their determined struggle for full equality. Rainbow refreshments will be served. Sign the Ally Pledge.

    Who Owns the Past? – Lunch, Film and Discussion
    Tuesday, October 13, Noon-2 pm, Culinary Institute, Bend Campus
    This documentary examines the legal and ethical questions raised by Native Americans and scientists following the discovery of “Kenewick Man,” a 9,000 year old skeleton found on the bank of the Columbia River. After the film, stay for a discussion with Wilson Wewa, Kelly Cannon-Miller, and Nick Jew. Any questions, call Gina Ricketts at 541-318-3782.

    Safe Zone Logo - smSafe Zone Training for Students
    Friday, April 17, 9 am - 4 pm, Bend Campus

    The Diversity Committee announces the next Safe Zone Training for students. Safe Zones are confidential and safe environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) individuals. This program offers education for our campus community on how to create a safer, more respectful environment for LGBTQ students and colleagues. Those who participate in the six hour training will receive a Safe Zone placard or button to display on their backpacks or doors. The safe zone symbols indicate that these individuals are understanding, supportive, and knowledgeable of the needs and concerns of the LGBTQ community. Because of the silence and fear of “coming out” as LGBTQ, those seeing the placard or button can find a safe place to be fully themselves and discuss their needs and concerns. More information is available on our Safe-Zone Training website.

    The workshop is provided for COCC and OSU-Cascades students. If you are interested in participating in the training, please rsvp to Karen Roth at kroth1@cocc.edu. Space is limited so we encourage you to register early. We will provide breakfast goodies and lunch for the workshop participants!

    October is Latin@ Heritage Month!

    Cuba Talk
    Friday, October 9, Noon – 1 pm, 230 Science Building, Bend

    Join Professor Tom Barry as he shares his experience of traveling to Cuba in July 2015. He will share his observations of Cuba’s history in the context of its current political economy and state of affairs. Refreshments will be provided.

    Tunes-Miguel-F14-resizeTunes at Noon with Miguel De Alonso
    Thursday, October 15, Noon – 1 pm, Dining Center, Bend Campus

    Instrumental Latin Jazz performed by Miguel De Alonso and friends. 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 many different countries.

    Film: Underwater Dreams
    Tuesday, October 20, 6:30pm in Pioneer 201, Hitchcock Auditorium, Bend
    Thursday, October 22, 5 pm, Madras Campus Community Room

    Underwater Dreams, narrated by Michael Peña, chronicles the story of how the sons of undocumented Mexican immigrants learned to build underwater robots and submitted their creation in a college contest, competing against MIT, among other top colleges.

    Teatro Milagro Presents: Searching for Aztlan
    Wednesday, October 28, 5 pm in Pioneer 201, Hitchcock Auditorium, Bend

    Searching for Aztlán begins in January 2012 with the Tucson school board’s passage of HB 2281, shutting down Mexican American Studies and removing its books from classrooms. Searching for Aztlán takes the audience on a metaphorical yellow brick road of discovery about what it means to be Chicano in contemporary society. This is a bi-lingual theater production.


    Native American Heritage Month – stay tuned for events!

    Dia de los Muertos Celebration

    Transgender Awareness Day – November 20

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