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April 2018 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.

Programs and Events for April 2018

Diversity Achievement Award

The 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, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, 216 Campus Center by Friday, April 20, 2018.  Nomination letters should address the nominee’s 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/committees/diversity-committee/diversity-achievement-award.aspx

National Poetry Month Events
Join COCC Barber Library and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion in celebrating National Poetry Month with the following events.  For more information on all of the Poetry Month events visit:  www.cocc.edu/home/events/poetry-month-events.aspx

Cindy Gutierrez and Gerardo Calderon
Tuesday, April 10th, 5:30 - 7 pm, Barber Library Second Floor West Wing
Wednesday, April 11, 1:15 – 2:45 pm, 209 Redmond Technology Center
Journey to the spirit of ancient Mexico—to a time and place where poetry was “the way to a pure heart.”  Through a live performance of Aztec-inspired poetry with pre-Columbian music, Cindy’s and Gerardo’s presentation engages in a haunting dialogue with "the ones who have gone before."

Laura Da’
Tuesday, April 24, 5:30 – 7 pm, Barber Library Second Floor West Wing
Wednesday, April 25, Noon – 1:30 pm, Madras Campus Community Room
Laura Da’ is an award-winning poet and proud member of the Eastern Shawnee tribe of Oklahoma. Da’s poetry weaves rich images to create a shifting vision of the past and present.


Film and Discussion:  A Torah Tale
Wednesday, April 11, 4:30 – 6:30 pm, Hitchcock Auditorium
In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah), the COCC Jewish Students Club hosts a screening of A Torah Tale, which traces parallel journeys of a Torah scroll that survived the Holocaust and the life of the last, living Jew of a Czech town; followed by a discussion with Rabbi Johanna Hershenson, co-producer of the film.  The event is free and open to the COCC community and the public.  For more information, please contact COCC Professor Jessica Hammerman at jhammerman@cocc.edu or Pat Givens at pgivens@cocc.edu.

Intercultural Communication Workshops with Sonya Littledeer
(for students only)
Fridays, April 20, May 4 and May 18, 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 Michelle Cary at mcary@cocc.edu

Latin@ Fiesta
Saturday, April 21, 6 - 9pm, Coats Campus Center
Food, Latin music, bouncy houses, photo booth, fun and so much more!  This will be fun for the whole family and donations will be accepted for scholarships for Latino Club students.

Film and Discussion:  Dolores
Film to be followed up by discussion PCUN Executive Director, Reyna Lopez
Thursday, April 26, 5:30pm, Boyle Education Center 155
Dolores Huerta Film and talk by PCUN executive director Reyna Lopez. Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century—and she continues the fight to this day, at 87. With intimate and unprecedented access to this intensely private mother to eleven, the film reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one’s life to social change. Directed by Peter Bratt.

COMING IN MAY…………….

Film:  Dolores
Wednesday, May 2, noon, 306 Building 3, Redmond Campus
Thursday, May 3, TBD, Community Room, Madras Campus
Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century—and she continues the fight to this day, at 87. With intimate and unprecedented access to this intensely private mother to eleven, the film reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one’s life to social change. Directed by Peter Bratt.

Cultural Student Club Meetings

Afro-Centric Studies Club, Thursdays, Noon – 1 pm, Multicultural Center, 217 Coats Campus Center, Bend Campus.  Contact Gordon Price for more information, gprice3@cocc.edu .

Asian Cultures Club, Contact Lin Hong, lhong@cocc.edu

First Nations Student Union, Bend Campus, Every other Wednesdays at 11:30 – 12:30 pm, every other Tuesday at 10:30 - 11:30 am,  Multicultural Center, 217 Coats Campus Center, Bend Campus.  Contact Michelle Cary for more information:  mcary@cocc.edu .

First Nations Student Union, Madras Campus, Contact Michelle Cary for more information:  mcary@cocc.edu.

LGBTQ and Allies Club, Fridays at 10:30 – 11:30 am, Multicultural Center, 217 Coats Campus Center, Bend Campus. Contact Chris Rubio for more information:  crubio@cocc.edu.

Historical World Cultures and Languages Club, Contact Jessica Hammerman for more information: jhammerman@cocc.edu   

Jewish Student Club, contact Pat Givens for more information at pgivens@cocc.edu

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

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


COCC Diversity and Inclusion

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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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