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Fall 2019 E-News from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Welcome! In this e-newsletter, you will find information on upcoming programs, workshops, other events, and cultural resources. Your input, ideas, and questions are welcome! Please contact Christy Walker, Director of Diversity and Inclusion or call 383-7412 for more information or visit our Diversity and Inclusion Webpage

Upcoming Programs and Events for 2020

Season of Non ViolenceSeason of Nonviolence
The Season of Nonviolence honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, Cesar Chavez, and Wilma Mankiller and their nonviolent work to advocate for human rights.

Book Cover - So you want to talk about race?Book Discussions: COCC and other community organizations are hosting book conversations on Ijeoma Oluo’s New York Times Best-Seller So You Want to Talk About Race. Oluo guides readers through various topics in an attempt to invite folks from all identities to engage in conversations about racism, discrimination, intersectionality and more. Her honest and constructive approach facilitates difficult conversations through engagement and dialog.

Keynote Speakers:

Ericka Huggins Educator, Activist, Former Black Panther Leader
Spiritual Activism and Social Justice, February 12, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30pm, Wille Hall, 201 Coats Campus Center, Bend Campus.

Creating a Toolkit for Resiliency, February 13, 9:00 a.m.- 10:30 a.m., 201 Wille Hall , Coats Campus Center, Bend Campus

Student Meet and Greet, February 13, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., Multicultural Center, 217 Coats Campus Center, Bend Campus.

Justice Adrienne Nelson Oregon Supreme Court Justice
Looking Beyond Our Differences: Seeing the Humanity in Each of Us, March 3, 6:00 p.m., Wille Hall, 201 Coats Campus Center, COCC Bend Campus & Wednesday, March 4, 9:00 a.m., RTEC 209, COCC Redmond Campus.

Oregon Humanities Community Conversation Projects (dates and times to be announced)

COCC Redmond Campus, “Can We Get Along? Examining Our Personal Experiences of Connection and Community”

COCC Madras Campus, “Sentenced for a Season, Punished for Life: How Long Should People Pay for Past Crimes?”

COCC Prineville Campus, details to be announced

The August Wilson Red Door Project and the COCC Afrocentric Studies Club Present:
Evolve, a new performance experience that explores the relationship between law enforcement and communities of color. March 13 and 14, Tower Theater, 7:00 p.m.

Program Highlights

The Good Road (a COCC college-prep class for Native high school students); Students participated in a day-long workshop to learn more about Celilo Falls. During the interactive and inspiring session, students created artwork inspired by the falls, learned about the forces leading to the loss of Celilo, and explored the resiliency of the tribes that relied on this important place.

 

Goodroad students working on crafts

Goodroad Students

 

Cultural Club Highlights

The German Club and Weekly ASL Lunch

 German club

 German club

 ASL Lunch

 ASL Lunch group

Cultural Club Meetings

Afro-Centric Studies Club, Thursdays, 12:00 – 1:00 p. m., Multicultural Center, 217 Coats Campus Center, Bend Campus. Contact Gordon Price for more information.

Asian Cultures Club, Contact Lin Hong for more information.

First Nations Student Union, Bend Campus, Wednesdays, 11:30 - 1:00 p. m. Multicultural Center, 217 Coats Campus Center, Bend Campus. Contact Michelle Cary for more information.

First Nations Student Union, Madras Campus, Contact Michelle Cary for more information.

LGBTQ and Allies Club, Contact Cat Finney and Michael Murphy  for more information.

Jewish Student Club, Contact Pat Givens for more information.

Latinx Club Bend Campus, Tuesdays, 12:00 – 1:00 p. m., Multicultural Center, 217 Coats Campus Center, Bend Campus. Contact Evelia Sandoval for more information.

Latinx Club Redmond Campus, Wednesdays, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Multicultural Center, Building 3, Redmond Campus. Contact Evelia Sandoval for more information.

German Club Bend Campus, Thursdays, 12:00 p.m., Coats Campus Center Cafeteria, Bend Campus. Contact Janet Gesme form more information.

Weekly ASL Lunch, Tuesdays, 12:00 p.m., Coats Campus Center Cafeteria, Bend Campus. Contact Erin Trimble for more information.

Cultural Resources

"History of LGBTQ" Radio Show: Polish up your Polari and uncover the secrets and codes that help tell the history of the LGBTQ community. Featuring comedian Suzie Ruffell and historian Dr. Justin Bengry.

"Harriet Tubman" Radio Show: Greg Jenner is joined by comedian Desiree Burch and historian Dr. Michell Chresfield to take a look into the life of the American hero and abolitionist, Harriet Tubman.

"Latino Rebels- The Battle of 187" Podcast:  Gustavo Arellano, the former editor of the OC Weekly and author of the syndicated column, "Ask a Mexican", has recorded a podcast about the history of the defeat of a anti-immigrant proposition 187. It is an inspirational story due to the passion of students that swayed the vote.


COCC Diversity and Inclusion

Contact Us
Christy Walker - Director of Diversity and Inclusion
216 Campus Center, Bend Campus
Central Oregon Community College
541-383-7412
cwalker2@cocc.edu 

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

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