April 2017 E-News from Diversity and Inclusion

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April 2017 E-News from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Welcome!
In this monthly e-newsletter, you will find information on upcoming programs, workshops, and other events. Your input, ideas, and questions are welcome! Please contact Karen Roth, Director, Diversity and Inclusion at kroth1@cocc.edu or call 383-7412 for more information or visit our webpage at: www.cocc.edu/multicultural.

Information and Events for April 2017

Latin@ Fiesta
Friday, April 14, 6 - 9pm, Coats Campus Center

Food, Latin music, bouncy houses, pinatas, photo booth, fun and so much more! This will be fun for the whole family and we ask for donations for scholarships for Latino Club students.

Know Your Neighbor Warm Springs 101
Thursday, April 27, 6-8 pm, Trinity Episcopal Church, 231 NW Idaho in Bend

Arlita Rhoan, elder and Lead Teacher for the Warm Springs Culture and Heritage and Jefferson Greene, Ichishkin Language Teacher for Warm Springs and Mulit-Media Artist will give a talk with time for questions and answers about the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. For more information, contact Gina Ricketts at 541-318-3782 or rricketts@cocc.edu.

Intercultural Communication Workshops with Sonya Littledeer
(for students only)
Fridays, April 28, May 5 and May 12, 9 am - 1pm

This three-part 12 hour training (which can also be taken as a one-credit HD 199 course) explores the topics of diversity, cross cultural communication, power, and privilege. This is an excellent class for future teachers, health care workers, leaders or students who intend to work in a global environment. Space is limited to 20 students and breakfast and lunch will be served. To register, contact Gina Ricketts, rricketts@cocc.edu

Safe Zone Workshop for Staff/Faculty
Friday, April 28, 9 am - 4 pm


Safe Zone Workshop for Students
Friday, May 19, 9 am - 4 pm

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. Contact Karen Roth to register for the workshop, kroth1@cocc.edu

National Poetry Month Workshops and Events
Join COCC Barber Library and Diversity and Inclusion in celebrating National Poetry Month 2017 with the following fun and educational events, featuring two renowned guest speakers: slam poetry champion MOsley WOtta and the current Poet Laureate of Oregon, Elizabeth Woody.

Poetry Slam Writing Workshop Taught by MOsley WOtta
Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 46 pm
Coats Campus Center, Multicultural Center
RSVP 541-383-7559

Poetry Slam with MC MOsley WOtta

Thursday, April 13, 2017, 68 pm
Coats Campus Center, Multicultural Center

Poetry Workshop Taught by Elizabeth Woody

Friday, April 28, 2017, 67 pm
Coats Campus Center 116
RSVP 541-318-3782

Poetry Reading and Talk by Elizabeth Woody

Friday, April 28, 2017, 78:30 pm
Barber Library Rotunda
For more information on all of the Poetry Month events scheduled visit the website: www.cocc.edu/library/events/national-poetry-month/


Diversity Achievement Award

The Campus Diversity Committee is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the annual Diversity Achievement Award.
Any staff or faculty who is currently employed, or any student who is enrolled in at least 6 units is eligible to be nominated as an individual or team for the Diversity Achievement Award. Nomination forms must be submitted to the Diversity Award Selection Committee in care of Karen Roth, Director, Diversity and Inclusion, 216 Campus Center by Friday, April 21, 2017. Nomination letters should address the nominees achievements in one of these four areas:

Criteria: (Nominee(s) may satisfy one or more of the following criteria.)
A. Nominee (individual or team) actively promotes the recruitment and retention of diverse groups to faculty, staff, administrative positions, and the student body (above and beyond their normal job duties and/or student obligations.)
B. Nominee (individual or team) works to bring enriching cultural and educational events to campus.
C. Nominee (individual or team) demonstrates efforts to create a climate of respect and understanding among staff, faculty, students, and/or the community at large.
D. Nominee (individual or team) is active in community service, on- and/or off-campus, that serves diverse populations.
More detailed information and the nomination form are available here:
www.cocc.edu/Diversity-Committee/Diversity-Achievement-Award/
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Cultural Student Club Meetings

African Heritage Club, Wednesdays, Noon 1 pm, Multicultural Center, 217 Coats Campus Center, Bend Campus. Contact Annemarie Hamlin for more information, ahamlin@cocc.edu.

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

First Nations Student Union, Bend Campus, Thursdays 2:30 3:30 pm, Multicultural Center, 217 Coats Campus Center, Bend Campus. Contact Gina Ricketts for more information: rricketts@cocc.edu .

First Nations Student Union, Madras Campus,
Mondays 3 - 4pm, Madras Campus Study Room. Contact Gina Ricketts for more information: rricketts@cocc.edu.

Gay Straight Alliance,
Tuesdays, 2:30 - 3:30pm, Multicultural Center, 217 Coats Campus Center, Bend Campus. Contact Chris Rubio for more information: crubio@cocc.edu.

Jewish Student Club,
Open to anyone interested in Jewish culture. Contact Pat Givens for more information at pgivens@cocc.edu

Latino Club Bend Campus,
Tuesdays at Noon - 1 pm, Multicultural Center, 217 Campus Center, Bend Campus. Contact Evelia Sandoval for more information: esandoval@cocc.edu

Latino Club Redmond Campus,
Wednesdays, Noon - 1 pm, Multicultural Center, 303 Building 3, Redmond Campus. Contact Evelia Sandoval for more information: esandoval@cocc.edu



COCC Diversity and Inclusion

For current information about COCC, please visit www.cocc.edu/mcc-events.

Contact Us.
Karen Roth - Director of Diversity and Inclusion
216 Campus Center
Central Oregon Community College
2600 NW College Way
Bend, OR 97701
541-383-7412
kroth1@cocc.edu

Central Oregon Community College
2600 N.W. College Way
Bend, Oregon 97703
541-383-7700

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