January 2016 E-News from Diversity and Inclusion

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January 2016 E-News from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion

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 Christy Walker, Director, Diversity and Inclusion at cwalker2@cocc.edu or call 383-7412 for more information or visit our webpage at: www.cocc.edu/multicultural.

Programs and Events for January 2016


Our annual Season of Nonviolence is dedicated to the work for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, Cesar Chavez, and Chief Wilma Mankiller. Please join us in honoring their work of advocacy for social justice and nonviolent change. All events are free and open to the public.

Community Book Conversations *
Several community organizations are joining COCC and Building Common Ground in hosting book conversations on Claude M. Steeles Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do. The conversations will span a period of four - six weeks beginning on the dates and times listed below. To join in this community-wide conversation, choose a group below that works for you and register with the organizer of that group discussion. Books are available at local book stores, online, and at public libraries.

We hope you will join in this powerful exploration of stereotypes and advance our understanding of how to work for social justice in our community.

All Peoples United Church of Christ: Thursdays beginning January 21. Group A meets 1:30-3:00 p.m. and Group B meets 7:30-9:00 p.m. Both take place at in the Ponderosa Room, Floor 1, St. Charles Hospital, Redmond Tower, 1253 NW Canal Blvd, (at Kingwood Avenue) in Redmond. To register, contact: Gloria Olson, 541-548-6255, gloryo76@gmail.com.

COCC Bend/OSU Cascades: Thursdays beginning January 21 at noon 1 pm in the Oregon Room of the Barber Library on the Bend campus. To register, contact Cat Finney at cfinney@cocc.edu or 541-383-7559.

COCC Bend Campus: Wednesdays beginning January 20 at 12:30 1:30 pm in North Oregon Room on the Bend campus. To register, contact Ken Ruettgers at kruettgers@cocc.edu.

COCC Redmond Campus: Wednesdays, beginning January 20, at Noon 1 pm in the Multicultural Center, Room 303, Building 3, Redmond Campus. To register, contact Tina Redd at tredd@cocc.edu.

COCC Madras Campus: Mondays, beginning January 25 at noon 1pm at the Madras Campus. To register, contact Gina Ricketts at rricketts@cocc.edu.

First Presbyterian Church: Mondays, beginning January 11, at 6:30 pm in the church library at 230 NE 9th St., Bend. To register, contact Marilyn Burwell at mburwell@riousa.com.

High Desert ESD: Mondays at 11:30 am 12:30 pm beginning January 25 at the Redmond Education Center, 2804 SW Sixth St. Redmond, OR 97756. To register, contact Whitney Swander at whitney.swander@hdesd.org

Redmond Public Library: Mondays on February 1, 8 & 22 and Tuesday, Feb. 16. at 5 pm at the Redmond Library, 827 SW Deschutes Ave, Redmond. To register, contact Jennifer Pedersen at jenniferp@dpls.lib.or.us , 541-617-7089.

Social Justice Center: Mondays, beginning on January 25 at 6 pm, 155 NW Irving Ave, Bend. Register at cosjcenter@gmail.com or call Bruce Morris at 503-951-8409.

Trinity Peace and Social Justice Team: Tuesdays at 10-11:30 am, starting January 19, at Trinity Episcopal, 469 NW Wall St., Bend. To register, contact Rick Negus at negus@bendbroadband.com; 541-382-8954.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon: Saturdays at 9:00 - 10:00 am beginning January 16 at UUFCO, 61980 Skyline Ranch Road, Bend. To register, contact Chela Sloper at chelamae57@gmail.com.

Book Conversations Celebration: A Community United Against Racism
Monday, February 29, 46 p.m., Wille Hall, COCC Coats Campus Center, Bend

Professor john a. powell, Director, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at the University of California at Berkeley *
Wednesday, January 27
Wille Hall, COCC Coats Campus Center, Bend Campus

12-1:30 p.m. Expanding the Circle of Human Concern
Professor powell believes no person should be outside the circle of our human concern. Join us for a conversation and discussion with Professor powell about our duty to practice respect and care for all people, not for all their ideas and beliefs, but for their humanity.

6:30 8 p.m. Opening the Question of Race to the Question of Belonging
Professor powell will discuss his recent work related to the global movement of Othering & Belonging and will share some deep insights to help us understand the issue of race in our society. He will talk about new science that reveals that race is relational and plays out in our unconscious minds, and will offer this new learning to the audience as a form of everyday power.

How Much Inequality is Acceptable? A Conversation with Julia Hammond *
Thursday, February 11, 6:30 p.m.
Wille Hall, Coats Campus Center, COCC Campus
Inequality seems a natural consequence of rewarding excellence and innovation in a capitalist economy. But the level of inequality changes with the times. Some economists have recently suggested that we, in America, are now living with the largest income gap in the history of the world. In this conversation, writer and educator Julia Hammond will explore our beliefs and values around income inequality. Is it an incentive for hard work and invention, an acceptable part of community life? Or does that story no longer make sense? At what point, if ever, is the gap too large?

Julia Hammond, owner of Folklala and Oregon Humanities Conversation Project Leader, will lead participants in a conversation around these questions.

Film and Discussion: Waking in Oak Creek *
Tuesday, Feb. 16, 4 5:30 pm, Hitchcock Auditorium, 201 Pioneer, Bend Campus
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 4 5:30 pm, 306, Building 3, Redmond Campus
As the Sikh community in Oak Creek, Wisconsin prepares for Sunday prayers, a deadly hate attack shatters their lives, but not their resilience. This film was produced in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Justice COPS Office as part of the Not In Our Town: Working Together for Safe, Inclusive Communities Initiative.

Film: The Cherokee Word for Water *
Monday, February 22, 3 4:30 pm, Community Room, Madras Campus
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 3 - 5 pm, Hitchcock Auditorium, 201 Pioneer, Bend Campus
The Cherokee Word for Water is a feature-length motion picture that tells the story of the work that led Wilma Mankiller to become the first modern female Chief of the Cherokee Nation.
* This program earns hours towards the Diversity Education Program Award. See the website: www.cocc.edu/diversity-committee/diversity-education-award/ for more information, and contact Christy Walker, cwalker2@cocc.edu to sign up.

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.
North African Soiree *

Student Club Meetings in the Multicultural Center

Asian Student Club, Contact David Liu: dliu@cocc.edu

Aztec Dance Group, For more information, contact Bill Hoppe: whoppe@cocc.edu

First Nations Student Union Bend Campus, Wednesdays, noon -1pm, Multicultural Center, 217 Coats Campus Center, Bend Campus. Contact Gina Ricketts for more information: rricketts@cocc.edu

First Nations Student Union Madras Campus, Mondays, 4:30pm, Community Room, Madras Campus. Contact Gina Ricketts for more information: rricketts@cocc.edu

Gay Straight Alliance, Tuesdays, 2 - 3 pm, Multicultural Center, 217 Coats Campus Center, Bend Campus. Contact Christy Walker for more information: mailto:cwalker2@cocc.edu

Jewish Student Club, Thursday, January 28, 2016 at Caf Yumm at the Old Mill at 6 pm (car pool from COCC at 5:30). Event is free and open to anyone interested in Jewish culture. Please rsvp to Pat Givens, pgivens@cocc.edu.

Latino Club Bend Campus, Tuesdays, noon - 1 pm, Multicultural Center, Coats 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

Lactation Spaces on Campus

Room 226 in the library.
Ask for the lactation room key/fob at the circulation desk located near the front door of the Barber Library. Room 226 is a staff conference room that may be used for lactation needs when not in use. It is available until 6 pm Monday through Thursday and until 5 pm on Fridays.

Grandview 2nd floor bathroom/shower next to the regular bathrooms.
Ask for a key from the Math Department office on the second floor of Grandview or the Business and Aviation Department office on the first floor of Grandview from 8 am 5 pm (offices are closed during the lunch hour and on weekends and during the summer months.)

For those who need access at other times, please contact the Student Life Office, 209 Campus Center, by phone at 541-383-7211, or Christy Walker at cwalker2@cocc.edu.

COCC Diversity and Inclusion

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Christy Walker - Director of Diversity and Inclusion
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Central Oregon Community College
2600 NW College Way
Bend, OR 97703

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Bend, Oregon 97703

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