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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.

  • October is Latino Heritage Month

    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.

    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.

    November is Native American Heritage Month

    Beading Earrings Class
    Wednesday, November 5, 12-2 pm
     on the Madras Campus
    Alexandria Anguiano, one of our students, will be showing students how to make beaded earrings. Lunch and all the materials are provided FREE! Grab a bite to eat and begin an earring or two. All are welcome.

    Basket Making Class
    Friday, November 7, 10 am - 2 pm, Multicultural Center, Bend Campus

    Ty Cole, one of our talented students, will be offering a Klamath basket making class. Materials are provided. This is a potluck so please bring a dish to share. All are invited. 

    Film:  "Edge of America"
    Wednesday, November 12, 12-2 pm on the Madras Campus

    “Edge of America” is the true story of a basketball team on the Navajo Reservation as they take on a champion all-white school and kick some butt! Lunch will be provided and you do not need to stay the entire time. Come one and come everyone!

    The 1491s are coming!
    Friday, November 14, 4-6 pm, Hitchcock Auditorium on the Bend Campus.
    The 1491s are a sketch comedy group based in the wooded ghettos of Minnesota and the buffalo grass of Oklahoma. They are a gaggle of Indians chock full of cynicism and splashed with a good dose of Indigenous satire. They coined the term ‘All My Relations,’ and are still waiting for the royalties. They were at Custer’s Last Stand. They invented bubble gum and if you believe any of this, you’ll want to come to this FREE concert!

    North African Soiree
    Tuesday, November 4, in Wille Hall, at 4:45 pm.

    Speakers will include Dr. Nabil Boudraa, an Associate Professor of French and Francophone studies at Oregon State University, and expert on the Maghreb (Algeria, Tunisia, and Morocco); Dr. Amadou T. Fofana, Associate Professor of French at Willamette University, and expert on Maghrebians and their integration into France; and COCC's own Dr. Jessica Hammerman, Associate Professor of World History, and expert on the relationship between Jews and Algeria.  This event is being sponsored by ASCOCC's Historical Club and Multicultural Activities, with help from the Jewish Students Club and African-American Heritage Club. 

    Transgender Awareness with Rebecca Kling

    Rebecca Kling is a transgender artist and educator who explores the performance of gender and identity through solo pieces and educational workshops. Her multidisciplinary performances incorporate conversational storytelling, personal narrative, humor, movement, video projection, and more.

    Workshop with Rebecca Kling:  Being an Ally to the Transgender Community  Thursday, November 20, Noon – 1 pm, Location TBA

    A partnership study between the National Center for Transgender Equality and the Gay and Lesbian Task Force found that transgender individuals are at high risk of bullying, housing and job discrimination, suicidal tendencies, and more. This workshop specifically addresses how to integrate transgender members into a larger community, including appropriate language and definitions, respectful interactions, creating systems of support for transgender individuals, and beyond. 

    Performance with Rebecca Kling:  Storms Beneath Her Skin
    Thursday, November 20, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., Hitchcock Auditorium 

    The person standing next to you, are they a boy or a girl? What about you? Are you a boy or a girl? You can only pick one, obviously, and you had better get it right. I’m transgender, which complicates things. This show is about that – my identity and experience as a transgender woman – but it’s about other things, too: apologies, surgery, the equations of sex, the weather (metaphorically speaking), boobs, and more.

    Safe Zone Training for Students
    Friday, November 21, 9 am – 4 pm

    The COCC 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.  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!

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