October 2015 E-News from Diversity and Inclusion

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October 2015 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.

Student Club Meetings

African American Heritage Club, Contact Teryl Young for more information: tyoung@cocc.edu
Asian Student Club, Contact David Liu: dliu@cocc.edu or 541 383.7725
First Nations Student Union, starting Wednesday, Oct 23, noon - 1 pm, Multicultural Center, Coats Campus Center, Bend. Contact Gina Ricketts for more information: rricketts@cocc.edu.
Gay Straight Alliance, Contact Christy Walker for more information: mailto:cwalker2@cocc.edu
Latino Club Bend Campus, starting Tuesday, Oct 13, noon - 1 pm, Multicultural Center, Coats Campus Center, Bend. Contact Evelia Sandoval for more information: esandoval@cocc.edu
Latino Club Redmond Campus, starting Wednesday, Oct 28, noon - 1 pm, Multicultural Center, Building 3, Redmond Campus. Contact Evelia Sandoval for more information: esandoval@cocc.edu

Programs and Events for October 2015

Diversity and Inclusion Open Houses

Monday, October 5, 1:30 2:30 pm, Madras Campus
Tuesday, October 6,
11:30 am 1 pm, Multicultural Center, Coats Campus Center, Bend Campus
Wednesday, October 7, Noon 1 pm, Multicultural Center, Building 3, Room 303, Redmond Campus

Join us for food and festivities while learning about the programs and activities available through Diversity and Inclusion.

National Coming Out Day Film and Discussion: The Out List
Monday, October 12, Noon 1:30 pm, 116 Campus Center, Bend

October 11, National Coming Out Day, is the internationally observed day to celebrate and to raise awareness of the LGBTQ community and the LGBTQ civil rights movement. In celebration, join us for the film, The Out List, which highlights the voices of Americans from all walks of life who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. This diverse group of LGBTQ personalities (activists, actors, politicians, drag queens, athletes, etc.) share their personal experiences of gender and sexuality and their determined struggle for full equality. Rainbow refreshments will be served. Sign the Ally Pledge at: cocc.edu/allypledge

Who Owns the Past? Lunch, Film and Discussion
Tuesday, October 13, Noon-2 pm, Culinary Institute, Bend Campus

This documentary examines the legal and ethical questions raised by Native Americans and scientists following the discovery of Kenewick Man, a 9,000 year old skeleton found on the bank of the Columbia River. After the film, stay for a discussion with Wilson Wewa, Kelly Cannon-Miller, and Nick Jew. Any questions, call Gina Ricketts at 541-318-3782.

October is Latin@ Heritage Month!

Cuba Talk
Friday, October 9, Noon 1 pm, 230 Science Building, Bend

Join Professor Tom Barry as he shares his experience of traveling to Cuba in July 2015. He will share his observations of Cubas history in the context of its current political economy and state of affairs. Refreshments will be provided.
Tunes at Noon with Miguel De Alonso
Thursday, October 15, Noon 1 pm, Dining Center, Bend Campus

Instrumental Latin Jazz performed by Miguel De Alonso and friends. Purchase your lunch or bring your lunch and enjoy the musical performance as you escape to faraway lands! Miguel plays original music with influences from many different countries.

Film: Underwater Dreams
Tuesday, October 20, 6:30pm in Pioneer 201, Hitchcock Auditorium, Bend
Thursday, October 22, 5 pm, Madras Campus Community Room

Underwater Dreams, narrated by Michael Pea, chronicles the story of how the sons of undocumented Mexican immigrants learned to build underwater robots and submitted their creation in a college contest, competing against MIT, among other top colleges.

Teatro Milagro Presents: Searching for Aztlan
Wednesday, October 28, 5 pm in Pioneer 201, Hitchcock Auditorium, Bend

Searching for Aztln begins in January 2012 with the Tucson school boards passage of HB 2281, shutting down Mexican American Studies and removing its books from classrooms. Searching for Aztln takes the audience on a metaphorical yellow brick road of discovery about what it means to be Chicano in contemporary society. This is a bi-lingual theater production.


Native American Heritage Month stay tuned for events!

Dia de los Muertos Celebration

Transgender Awareness Day November 20

COCC Diversity and Inclusion

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

Contact Us.
Christy Walker - Director of Diversity and Inclusion
216 Campus Center
Central Oregon Community College
2600 NW College Way
Bend, OR 97703

Central Oregon Community College
2600 N.W. College Way
Bend, Oregon 97703

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