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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 2016

     
    No Access Dakota Pipeline Movement
    Thursday, October 27, 4 - 6 pm, 116 Coats Campus Center

    Join COCC students Yvette Leecy and Jose Alvarez as they talk about their recent experiences at the No Access Dakota Pipeline Movement at Standing Rock.  Both students will share their experiences and be available to answer questions. For more information, contact Gina Ricketts at 541-318-3782 or rricketts@cocc.edu

    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-winnng 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 cocc.edu/foundation/vsp

    October is Latin@ Heritage Month!

     Latin@s In Oregon
    Thursday, October 27, Noon – 1 pm, 116 Coats Campus Center, Bend

    Oregon State University and the Oregon Community Foundation have released the Latinos in Oregon Report.  Come learn about their findings, ask questions and engage in a facilitated discussion.  What do these numbers mean for the state? What do these numbers mean for Central Oregon? How can we can utilize this data?  See full report http://www.oregoncf.org/Templates/media/files/reports/latinos_in_oregon_report_2016.pdf

    Dia de los Muertos Celebrations on Three campuses!

    Sugar Skull Cookie Decorating and Potluck
    Tuesday, November 1, noon
    - 1 pm, Multicultural Center, 217 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 it’s 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.

    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 you’re 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 Erdrich’s 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 cocc.edu/foundation/vsp. 

    Cultural Student Club Meetings

    African Heritage Student Club, starting Wednesday, October 26 at 9 - 10 am, 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 Union, 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, starting Wednesday, Oct. 26 at Noon - 1 pm, Multicultural Center, Building 3, Redmond Campus.  Contact Evelia Sandoval for more information:  esandoval@cocc.edu




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