Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program

The Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program (VSP) of the Central Oregon Community College Foundation brings renowned scholars, lecturers and experts to our region to provide broad-based programming on a diverse range of subjects. VSP's mission is to provide educational and relevant programming to COCC, its students and the community.

The program was established in 1985 by the late Robert W. Chandler, Sr. to honor his wife Nancy.

For more information about the program or its upcoming events, please contact Charlotte Gilbride, the Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program Coordinator at cgilbride@cocc.edu or 541-383-7257.

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Dr. Robin DiAngelo -- Racial & Social Justice Educator

Wednesday, January 30, 6 - 7:30 p.m
Wille Hall, Coats Campus Center, COCC Bend Campus 

What does it mean to be white in a society that proclaims race meaningless yet is deeply divided by it? Weaving information, analysis, stories, images, and familiar examples, Dr. DiAngelo will explain what makes racism so hard for white people to see, and identify common white racial patterns that prevent society from moving towards greater racial equity. Although the focus is on white racial identity, people of color may also find the analysis valuable as it is one that is rarely affirmed or provided in mainstream media. 

Currently this program is at capacity but we have created a waitlist. Click here to be added to the waitlist. Click register on this event page and at the bottom right there is an icon for waitlist. We are working on options to incease capacity and will be in touch with you if you are on the waitlist. Thanks!

 

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Dr. Robin DiAngelo 

Thursday, January 31, 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Wille Hall, Coats Campus Center, COCC Bend Campus 

Join us for a workshop with Dr. DiAngelo about what she has termed “White Fragility.” White Fragility is a state in which even a minimal challenge to the white position becomes intolerable, triggering a range of defensive responses. This workshop will provide an overview of the socialization that instills white fragility and give the perspectives and skills needed to build racial stamina and develop more equitable racial practices.

FREE and OPEN to the public but we ask that you RSVP here to reserve your seat. 

About DiAngelo 
Dr. DiAngelo is a lecturer, author, and has been a consultant and trainer on issues of racial and social justice for more than twenty years. She received her PhD in Multicultural Education from the University of Washington. Her area of research is in Whiteness Studies and Critical Discourse Analysis, explicating how Whiteness is reproduced in everyday narratives. 

These programs are co-presented by Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program at COCC Foundation and COCC's Office of Diversity and Inclusion with additional support from Deschutes Cultural Coalition, Brooks Resources Corporation, Associated Students of COCC, Associated Students of OSU-Cascades and Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott.  

 

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Judge Xiomara Y. Torres -- Circuit Court Judge, Multnomah County 

Thursday, February 21, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Wille Hall, Coats Campus Center, COCC Bend Campus

Judge Xiomara Torres will offer us a personal tale of overcoming adversity through hard work and education. She arrived undocumented in the U.S. from her home country El Salvador at the age of nine and faced many obstacles. But she has held onto hope and possibility ever since her arrival to the U.S.  In March 2017, she was appointed as a Circuit Court Judge for Multnomah County, and brings diversity to the bench not often seen in Oregon or across the nation -- as a Latinx but also as a child abuse victim and product of the foster care system.

FREE and OPEN to the public but we ask that you RSVP here to reserve your seat. 

This program is co-presented by Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program at COCC Foundation and COCC's Latinx Program with additional support from Deschutes Cultural Coalition, Brooks Resources Corporation, Associated Students of COCC, Associated Students of OSU-Cascades and Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott.  



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