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  • Multicultural Activities lists events that involve COCC and OSU-Cascades students. Please check back often as new events are added on an on-going basis. For more campus event listings visit "What's New" on the COCC Home page.

    Unless stated otherwise below, all events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Karen Roth at 541.383.7412 or kroth1@cocc.edu.

  • Programs and Events for Fall 2017

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

    Join COCC’s 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.  As she says in the introduction to the book, "There was a time I believed prisons existed to rehabilitate people, to make our communities safer. . . . When I saw for the first time (but not the last) a mother sobbing and clutching her son when visiting hours were up, only to be physically pried off and escorted out by guards, I knew nothing about that made me safer. This is the heart of this country's prison system. And the prison system has become the heart of America."

    A historian at heart, reporter by (w)right, rebel by reason, Walidah Imarisha is an educator, writer, public scholar and spoken word artist.  She is the editor of two anthologies, "Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories From Social Justice Movements" and "Another World is Possible," and the author of the poetry collection "Scars/Stars. Her nonfiction book "Angels with Dirty Faces: Three Stories of Crime, Prison, and Redemption" recently won a 2017 Oregon Book Award. Currently a Lecturer in Stanford University's Program of Writing and Rhetoric, she has also taught in Portland State University's Black Studies Department, Oregon State University's Women's Studies Department and Southern New Hampshire University's English Department.

    Not In Our Town:  Class Actions
    Students Stand Up to Hate and Bullying
    Thursday, October 19, 4 – 5 pm, 155 Boyle Hall, Bend Campus
    Wednesday, 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 COCC’s Jewish Club

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    Safe Zone Workshop for Staff/Faculty
    Date TBD 

    Safe Zone Workshop for Students
    Date TBD

    Safe Zones are confidential and safe environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals.   This program offers education for our campus community on how to create a safer, more respectful environment for LGBTQ students and colleagues. Contact Karen Roth to register:  kroth1@cocc.edu


    Cultural Student Club Meetings

    African Heritage Student Club, 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,   Contact Karen Roth for more information:  kroth1@cocc.edu.

    LGBTQ and Allies Club, Contact Chris Rubio for more information:  crubio@cocc.edu.

    Historical World Cultures and Languages Club, 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, Multicultural Center, Building 3, Redmond Campus.  Contact Evelia Sandoval for more information:  esandoval@cocc.edu


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