October 2017 E-News from Diversity and Inclusion

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October 2017 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 October 2017

Unpacking Charlottesville: The history and perpetuation of hate
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 3:30 5 pm, Wille Hall, Coats Campus Center, Bend Campus

Join COCCs scholars Tom Barry, Jessica Hammerman, and Murray Godfrey as they help us understand the context for the recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia. What has been the history of hate groups in the U.S.? What role does social media and politics play in the perpetuation of racism and anti-Semitism? Where do ideas of anti-Semitism come from? What can we all do to foster a safe and respectful environment at COCC? Come explore these questions and raise a few of your own!

Angels With Dirty Faces
Tuesday, October 10, 4 5:30 pm, Wille Hall, Coats Campus Center, Bend

Join Walidah Imarisha in the discussion of her new book, Angels with Dirty Faces: Three Stories of Crime, Prison, and Redemption. Her creative non-fiction accounts of prison life invite us to consider the intersections of criminalization, poverty, harm, and systems of accountability within the U.S. criminal justice system. A historian at heart, reporter by (w)right, rebel by reason, Walidah Imarisha is an educator, writer, public scholar and spoken word artist.

Film: Not In Our Town: Class Actions
Students Stand Up to Hate and Bullying
Thursday, October 19, 4 5 pm, 155 Boyle Hall, Bend Campus
Monday, October 23, noon 1 pm, Room 112, Prineville Campus
Wed, October 25, noon 1 pm, Room 306 Building 3, Redmond Campus

Not In Our Town: Class Actions profiles students and community members who are creating change in the wake of racism, anti-Semitism, and the traumatic consequences of bullying. Sponsored by COCCs Jewish Club.

Human Sexuality Panel on Transgender with Rob Landis
Wednesday, October 25, 6 8 pm, Boyle Education Center 15

Diversity and Inclusion Open Houses
Join us for food and festivities while learning about the programs and activities available through Diversity and Inclusion.
Monday, October 23, Noon - 1pm, Madras Campus Lobby
Monday, October 23, 11:30 am 1 pm, Prineville Campus Lobby
Tuesday, October 24, 11 am - noon, Multicultural Center, 217 Coats Campus Center, Bend
Wednesday, October 25, 11:30 am 1 pm, Multicultural Center, Room 303, Building 3, Redmond Campus

October is Latin@ Heritage Month!

Latino Club Open House and DACA Conversation with Local Immigration Attorneys
Tues, Oct. 10, noon, Multicultural Center, 217 Coats Campus Center, Bend

Wondering what the new changes with DACA are? Join the Latino Club open house and the conversation with local immigration attorneys. Lunch will be provided.

Traditional Music & Instruments of Latin America
With Chilean Professor and Musician, Freddy O. Vilches
Friday, October 20, noon, 155 Boyle Hall, Bend Campus

Freddy O. Vilches from Lewis and Clark Colege will present Traditional Music and Instruments of Latin America. Professor Vilches will talk about the rich musical traditions and instruments of Latin America. Some of the instruments that he will play and demonstrate include: Quena, Quenacho, Zampoas, Rondadores, Tarkas, Charango, Cuatro, Jarana Veracruzana, Guitar, Maracas (Venezuelan and Caribbean), Chajchas, Giros, Bongos, and Claves. The talk will be bilingual.

Film: First Generation
Wednesday, October 18, noon, Room 306 Building 3, Redmond Campus
Tuesday, October 24, 6 8 pm, 155 Boyle Hall, Bend Campus

Filmmaker Adam Fendersons new documentary First Generation explores the journey of four different high school students hoping to become the first members of their family to attend college. Specifically interesting for VOXXI readers is the story of Cecilia, a first generation U.S. citizen and daughter of Mexican migrant field workers who faces an uncertain future filled with societal hurdles and educational barriers that threaten to keep her from realizing her dream of going to college. Discussion to follow film. Snacks provided.

Trauma Informed Care in Community Colleges: Undocumented Student Experience as a Catalyst to Understand TIC
Presented by Javier Cervantes, Director Department of Institutional Equity & Student Engagement at LBCC and Tracy Dusseau, Educational Equity Faculty Center for Accessibility Resources
Friday, October 27, noon, Wille Hall, Coats Campus Center, Bend Campus

Trauma is defined as an experience in which a persons internal resources are not adequate to cope with external stressors (www.acha.org). For some, the effects of trauma can last months, years or even a lifetime. It can affect a persons social, emotional, and physical abilities. Academically, trauma impacts students in numerous ways including the ability to focus, concentrate, memorize and recall information, attend and participate in class, as well as organize and meet assignment deadlines. In this presentation, participants will learn about trauma utilizing the undocumented student experience as the catalyst to better understand and how to serve students experiencing trauma.
If you would like to purchase at $3 lunch please RSVP to esandoval@cocc.edu


Dia de los Muertos Celebrations November 1 and 2
Native American Heritage Month stay tuned for events!
Transgender Awareness Day November 21

Cultural Student Club Meetings

African Heritage Club, Contact Gordon Price for more information, gprice3@cocc.edu.

Asian Student Club, Contact Christy Walker, cwalker2@cocc.edu, 541-383-7725

First Nations Student Union, Bend Campus, Wednesdays, 11 noon beginning on Oct. 11. Contact Michelle Cary for more information: mcary@cocc.edu .

First Nations Student Union, Madras Campus,
Contact Michelle Cary for more information: mcary@cocc.edu.

Gay Straight Alliance,
Fridays, noon - 1 pm, beginning Oct. 6, Multicultural Center, 217 Coats Campus Center, Bend Campus. Contact Chris Rubio for more information: crubio@cocc.edu.

Jewish Student Club, Open to anyone interested in Jewish culture. Contact Pat Givens for more information at pgivens@cocc.edu

Historical World Cultures and Language Club,
Contact Jessica Hammerman for more information at jhammerman@cocc.edu

Latino Club Bend Campus,
Tuesdays at noon - 1 pm beginning on Oct 3, Multicultural Center, 217 Campus Center, Bend Campus. Contact Evelia Sandoval for more information: esandoval@cocc.edu

Latino Club Redmond Campus,
Wednesday, noon - 1 pm, beginning Oct 11, Multicultural Center, Building 3, Redmond Campus. Contact Evelia Sandoval for more information: esandoval@cocc.edu

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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