January 2017 E-News from Multicultural Activities

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January 2017 E-News from the Office of Multicultural Activities

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, Multicultural Activities at kroth1@cocc.edu or call 383-7412 for more information or visit our webpage at: www.cocc.edu/multicultural.


Programs and Events for January 2017

2017 SEASON OF NONVIOLENCE

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.

The F-Word: Stories of Forgiveness Banner Exhibit
January 17-27, 2017, COCC Barber Library, Rotunda

Stories of Forgiveness exhibition is a thought provoking collection of arresting images and personal narratives exploring forgiveness in the face of atrocity. The Forgiveness Project uses the real stories of victims and perpetrators to explore concepts of forgiveness, and to encourage people to consider alternatives to resentment, retaliation and revenge. First launched in London in 2004, it has since been displayed in over 550 venues worldwide. The exhibition examines forgiveness as a healing process, a path out of victimhood and, ultimately, a journey of hope. Videos featuring stories from The Forgiveness Project will also be shown.
Co-sponsored by COCC, The Forgiveness Project http://theforgivenessproject.com/ and the Interfaith Network of Central Oregon (INCO) http://www.interfaithnetworkco.org/

The F-Word: Personal Stories of Forgiveness
Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, 4 5:30 pm Wille Hall, Coats Campus Center, Bend Campus

Join COCC instructor, Tony Russell, and a panel of local community members who will share their personal experiences related to forgiveness and explore how concepts of reconciliation, conflict resolution and dialogue can be used to break cycles of violence and restore hope.
Co-sponsored by COCC, The Forgiveness Project http://theforgivenessproject.com/ and the Interfaith Network of Central Oregon (INCO) http://www.interfaithnetworkco.org/

Irresistible Justice: Cultivating Joy as a Pathway to Equity a film and dialogue session
Shakti Butler, Ph.D., Filmmaker and Racial Justice Educator
January 24, 2017, 6-8:30 p.m., Wille Hall, COCC Bend Campus

Using clips from her groundbreaking film, Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity, Dr. Shakti Butler will discuss the system of racialization through a holistic framework. She will offer an explanation of these systems that promotes a union between the head and heart. Dr. Butler teaches that it is the head that recognizes, analyzes and strategizes to overcome disparities, and the heart obliterates fear and connects people with others. Through thoughtful dialogue with a focus on understanding how white privilege is manifested in all our institutions, Dr. Butler will lead us on a path to begin to see and deconstruct racial identity.

Strategic Questioning for Social Change: A Workshop on Tools to Address Inequity
Shakti Butler, Ph.D., Filmmaker and Racial Justice Educator
January 25, 2017, 9 11:00 a.m. Wille Hall, COCC Bend Campus

Dr. Butler will engage us in a dialogue about justice and introduce the technique of strategic questioning to create knowledge that awakens possibilities of change. Using examples of inequities within our own community, we will apply this process to address these important issues from multiple perspectives. This workshop will foster a deeper understanding of systemic injustice and provide a structural lens that encourages dialogue and community action.

About Butler: Founder and President of World Trust, Shakti Butler, Ph.D. is a multiracial African American woman (African, Arawak Indian, and Russian-Jewish) whose work as a creative and visionary bridge builder has challenged and inspired learning for over two decades. She is the producer and director of several acclaimed documentaries. Her newest film, Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity, uses interviews, story, theater and music to illuminate the larger frame of structural and systemic racial inequity.

Community Book Conversations Racism Without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva.
January 17 February 28, various dates and location.

Several community organizations are joining COCC and Building Common Ground in hosting book conversations on Racism Without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva. The conversations will span a period of four - six weeks beginning on the dates and times listed here: https://www.cocc.edu/mcc-events/. To join in this community-wide conversation, choose a group 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.

Amazon.com provides this description of the book:
Beneath our contemporary conversations about race lies a full blown arsenal of phrases, arguments, and stories that account for racial inequalities. Eduardo Bonilla-Silvas acclaimed Racism without Racists documents how whites use these to account for and ultimately justify those inequalities. This provocative book explodes the belief that America is now a color-blind society.

Cultural Student Club Meetings

African Heritage Student Club, Wednesdays, Noon 1 pm, Multicultural Center, 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 at 2:30 3:30 pm, Multicultural Center, Coats Campus Center, Bend Campus. Contact Gina Ricketts for more information: rricketts@cocc.edu .

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

LGBTQ and Allies Club,
Mondays at 3 - 4 pm, Multicultural Center, Coats Campus Center, Bend Campus. Contact Chris Rubio for more information: crubio@cocc.edu.

Historical World Cultures and Languages Club,
Thursdays, at 1:15 - 2:15 pm, Multicultural Center, Coats Campus Center, Bend. Contact Daniel Gardner for more information: dgardner3@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, Campus Center, Bend Campus. Contact Evelia Sandoval for more information: esandoval@cocc.edu

Latino Club Redmond Campus,
Wednesdays, Noon - 1 pm, Multicultural Center, 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 Karen Roth at kroth1@cocc.edu.


COCC Multicultural Activities

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

Contact Us.
Karen Roth - Director of Multicultural Activities
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 97701
541-383-7700

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