November 2016 E-News from Multicultural Activities

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November 2016 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 November 2016

Dia de los Muertos Celebrations on Three Campuses!

Sugar Skull Cookie Decorating and Potluck
Tuesday, November 1, noon - 1 pm, Multicultural Center, 217 Coats Campus Center, Bend
Join the Latino club to learn more about Dia de los Muertos through crafts, and making some traditional food. Feel free to bring a dish to share but we will have some snacks.

Day of the Dead Musical Presentation

Wednesday, November 2, noon - 1 pm, Wille Hall, Coats Campus Center, Bend
Miguel de Alonso will play guitar and Billy Mickelson will play cello while Yolanda Alicia interprets Mexican folksongs with introductions for each song. Her anecdotes will give some historical and cultural background that ties to the subject of grief, celebration and honoring the ancestors . She will explain some of the key objects that contribute to a Dia de los Muertos altar. She will point out that Dia de los Muertos has its roots in Mexico and that it is NOT a "Mexican version of Halloween.

Cookie Decorating and Watching the Film: Book of Life

Wednesday, November 2, 4:30 pm, 209 Redmond Technology Center, Redmond Campus
Join the Latino club to learn more about Dia de los Muertos through crafts making and and watching the movie, The Book of Life. Feel free to bring a dish to share but we will have some snacks.

Sugar Skull Cookie Decorating and Potluck
Thursday, November 3, 1:30am-3:00pm, Madras Campus

Join us and learn more about Dia de los Muertos through crafts. Feel free to bring a dish to share but we will have some snacks.

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Bridging Differences in a New Culture: An Immigrant's Journey
Friday, November 4, 6 pm, Wille Hall, Coats Campus Center, Bend

Join us for an evening with award-winning author, poet, activist and teacher, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. She will speak on how her emigration from India to the United States turned her into a writer as she tried to make sense of the very different world in which she found herself. She will share her immigrant experience through the themes found in her books: loneliness, the desire to conform, the excitement of a new country, acts of racism, loss of family and new possibilities as a woman.
Free to COCC students and staff; Tickets for $10 on sale for the general public at www.cocc.edu/foundation/vsp

November is Native American Heritage Month!

Making Moccasins
Thursday, November 3, 10 am - 2 pm, Multicultural Center, 217 Campus Center, Bend

Geraldine Jim will be teaching how to make moccasins. You do not need to attend the entire time. This is a potluck so please bring something to share, if you can. All materials are provided and space is limited to 10. Contact Gina Ricketts if youre interested at rricketts@cocc.edu.

Book Discussion of Louise Erdrich's book, La Rose
Friday, November 4, Noon - 1 pm, 305 Building 3, Redmond Campus

Dr. Tina Redd, will be speaking on Louise Erdrichs book, LaRose. FREE copies of this book are available from Gina Ricketts at rricketts@cocc.edu.

Film: We Are All Related Here
Monday, November 7, 6:30 pm, Community Room, COCC Madras Campus

This award winning film documents the story of the Yup'ik people of Newtok, Alaska, who are being forced to relocate their village due to the erosion and flooding they are experiencing as a result of global warming.

Everything You Wanted To Know About Indians But Were Afraid To Ask *
Wednesday, November 16, 6:30 pm, Wille Hall, Coats Campus Center, Bend Campus

Ojibwe scholar and cultural preservationist, Dr. Anton Treuer, will give a presentation based on his book, Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask. Dr. Treuer has dedicated his life to helping redefine the image of Native Americans for non-Natives. Join us to learn more about Dr. Treuer's work and Native American culture and hear him recount many of the questions he's been asked - from thoughtful to funny to offensive - and his candid and personal responses.
Free to COCC students and staff; Tickets on sale for $10 for the public at www.cocc.edu/foundation/vsp .

Revitalizing Culture Through Language *
Thursday, November 17, 4:30 6:30 pm, Community Room, Madras Campus

Native language scholars, Dr. Anton Treuer and Jefferson Green, will discuss the importance of native language preservation. They will present the background and history of their respective languages and talk about their efforts and experiences with language preservation. Free and open to the public.

(* This program earns hours towards the Diversity Education Program Award. See the website: http://www.cocc.edu/diversity-committee/diversity-education-award/ for more information, and contact Karen Roth, kroth1@cocc.edu to sign up.)

Cultural Student Club Meetings

African Heritage Student Club, Wednesdays, Noon 1 pm, Multicultural Center, Coats Campus Center, Bend Campus. Contact Karen Roth for more information, kroth1@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 Unio
n, Madras Campus, Mondays at 3 pm, Madras Campus. Contact Gina Ricketts for more information: rricketts@cocc.edu.

LGBTQ and Allies Club,
Fridays 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


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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