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2013-2014 WACC Sponsored Events

Events sponsored by WACC during the 2013-2014 academic year:
 
 
Cultural Influences on Healthcare: Naomi Silva Presents
November 7, 2013, 3 – 5 p.m., Room 34-150
Three speakers—one deaf, one transgender, and one gay—teach students what it feels like to be "different" in a medical setting, and how they can be more sensitive to these particular populations and their unique needs. Organizers:  Peter Brooks and Angelo Ngo-Bigge, Nursing Dept.
 
 
A Celebration of Chinese New Year 2014
February 3, 2014, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Main Quad
Gong and drum music band, martial arts performers; Lion Dance performance culturally associated with martial arts, involving acrobatic and stage performance skills. Traditional Chinese food; refreshments.  Organizers: Yolanda E. Guerrero and Claire K. Liu.
 
 
DEI presents Jeff Chiba Stearns' One Big Hapa Family Film Showing
Thursday, April 23, Room 26-220, 5 p.m.
One Big Hapa Family (2010) is an animated/live-action feature-length documentary directed by Canadian director Jeff Chiba Stearns. This documentary, which explores aspects of Japanese-Canadian identity, challenges the viewer to re-examine perceptions of multiracial identity. Director Jeff Chiba Stearns discusses the film, leads Q/A, presents an introduction to his latest documentary, Mixed Match. Activity provides attendees with the information and the tools necessary to recognize and embrace diversity, particularly in regards to racial identity and acceptance of self and others. Organizer:  Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (DEI).
 
 
Black History Month presents, Advancing the Dream
February, 2014 (days, locations, and times vary)
Reflecting on the 50th Anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” featuring poet, author, playwright reg e gaines, national race expert Tim Wise and the SACRA/PROFANA choral ensemble.  Organizer: T. Ford, Counseling.
 
 
Gary Setzer Performance Artist
March 26, 2014, 11:00 a.m., Hyde Art Gallery
The "Black Tongue Lexicon" is a series of performances by Tucson visual artist, Gary Setzer, Addressing the tenuous relationship we have with language, Setzer merges electronic music, video art, and performance art.
 
 
Cultural Influences on Healthcare: Kamar Chafi Presents
April 24, 2014, 3 - 5 p.m., Room 34-150
Speakers teach students what it feels like to be "different" in a medical setting, and how they can be more sensitive to these particular populations and their unique needs. Organizers:  Peter Brooks and Angelo Ngo-Bigge, Nursing Dept. 
 
 
California Rhythm Project Lecture, Demonstration and Master Class
April 30, 2014: Lecture/Demonstration at Grossmont College
May 3, 2014: “On Our Way to the Corner of Rhythm & Rhyme”
California Rhythm Project is a San Diego based tap dance company whose mission is to promote, preserve and develop tap dance and other rhythmic dance forms.  They perform works inspired by historic pieces, works that incorporate the rhythm and style of legendary tap masters like Louis DaPron and Eddie Brown, and works that incorporate other genres of dance including folk dance, musical theater, modern dance, jazz and hip-hop, with dances performed to varying styles of music. Tap dance is a tradition deeply rooted in American culture that is influenced by and reflects the diversity of our population. The lecture/demonstration and concert includes a preview of their current work in progress, a piece set to spoken word, that demonstrates the connection between dance and poetry. The story arc of this piece represents day-to-day life in contemporary urban culture.
 
 
18th Annual Literary Arts Festival Keynote: Luis J. Rodriguez
May 1, 2014, 7:00 p.m., Griffin Gate (18th Annual Literary Arts Fest)
The son of Mexican immigrants, Luis J. Rodriguez began writing in his early teens and has won national recognition as a poet, journalist, fiction writer, children’s book writer, and critic. His vivid gang memoir, Always Running (Touchstone, 2005), a Carl Sandburg Literary Award-winner, has been named by the American Library Association as one of the 100 most censored books in the U.S. Organizers:  Creative Writing Program / English Dept. 
 
 
Safe Zones Project
Friday, May 2, 2014, 11- 4 p.m., Room 325 
Safe Zone workshop and training for LGBTQ student advocacy and counseling.  The goal of the Safe Zone Ally Program is to provide a welcoming environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender persons by establishing an identifiable network of supportive persons who can provide support, information and a safe place for LGBT persons within our campus community. Those who have committed to being Safe Zone Allies indicate that bigotry and discrimination, specifically regarding LGBT persons, are not tolerated. 
Organizer:  Sue Gonda, History Dept./Academic Senate.
 
 
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council’s (DEI) Rudy Guevarra Guest Lecture
Monday, May 5, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m., Room 51-575
Join Dr. Rudy Guevarra for a series of narratives and photographs exploring the historical and contemporary formations of San Diego’s Mexipina/o communities in San Diego County.   Dr. Rudy P. Guevarra, Jr. is Assistant Professor of Asian Pacific American Studies in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University.  His current book project, Aloha Compadre: Latina/os in Hawai'i 1832-2010, is a comparative study of Latina/o communities in the Hawaiian Islands and larger Pacific region.  Organized by the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council’s (DEI).
 
 
Spring Art Festival
May 2014
Students, staff, faculty, and community celebrate creating art that acts as a cultural expression about their place in the diverse community that is Grossmont College.
This painting event and resulting artworks create a visual dialogue about the diversity of cultures here on campus and in the community in general.  Organizer: Jennifer Bennett, Art Dept.
 

 
 
  • 2014 Chinese New Year Celebration
    2014 Chinese New Year Celebration

    Feb. 3 (Jan. 31)

  • Cultural Influences on Healthcare Fall 2013 and Spring 2014
    Cultural Influences on Healthcare Fall 2013 and Spring 2014

    Fall 2013, Speaker Naomi Silva: November 7, 2013, 3 – 5 p.m., Room 34-150; Spring 2014: Speaker Kamar Chafi: April 11, 2014, 3 – 5 p.m., Room 34-150.

  • Black History Month presents "Advancing the Dream"
    Black History Month presents "Advancing the Dream"

    February, 2014: Reflecting on the 50th Anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s “I Have a Dream” featuring poet, author, playwright reg e gaines, national race expert Tim Wise and the SACRA/PROFANA choral ensemble

  • Gary Setzer Performance Artist
    Gary Setzer Performance Artist

    March 26, 2014, 11:00 a.m., Hyde Art Gallery. The "Black Tongue Lexicon" is a series of performances by Tucson visual artist, Gary Setzer, Addressing the tenuous relationship we have with language, Setzer merges electronic music, video art, and performance art

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council’s (DEI) Jeff Chiba Stearns’ One Big Hapa Family Film Showing
    Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council’s (DEI) Jeff Chiba Stearns’ One Big Hapa Family Film Showing

    Thursday, April 23, Room 26-220, 5 p.m. Film director Jeff Chiba Stearns will be available after the screening for a Q&A. Presented by the Grossmont College Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council and sponsored by the World Arts and Cultures Committee.

  • California Rhythm Project
    California Rhythm Project

    April 30, 2014: Lecture/Demonstration at Grossmont College; May 3, 2014: “On Our Way to the Corner of Rhythm & Rhyme.” California Rhythm Project is a San Diego based tap dance company whose mission is to promote, preserve and develop tap dance and other rhythmic dance forms. They perform works inspired by historic pieces, works that incorporate the rhythm and style of legendary tap masters like Louis DaPron and Eddie Brown, and works that incorporate other genres of dance including folk dance, musical theater, modern dance, jazz and hip-hop, with dances performed to varying styles of music. Tap dance is a tradition deeply rooted in American culture that is influenced by and reflects the diversity of our population. The lecture/demonstration and concert includes a preview of their current work in progress, a piece set to spoken word, that demonstrates the connection between dance and poetry. The story arc of this piece represents day-to-day life in contemporary urban culture.

  • 18th Annual Literary Arts Festival Keynote: Luis J. Rodriguez
    18th Annual Literary Arts Festival Keynote: Luis J. Rodriguez

    May 1, 2014, 7:00 p.m., Griffin Gate. The son of Mexican immigrants, Luis J. Rodriguez began writing in his early teens and has won national recognition as a poet, journalist, fiction writer, children’s book writer, and critic. His vivid gang memoir, Always Running (Touchstone, 2005), a Carl Sandburg Literary Award-winner, has been named by the American Library Association as one of the 100 most censored books in the U.S.

  • Safe Zones Project
    Safe Zones Project

    May 2, 2014, 1 - 4 pm, Room 325. Safe Zone workshop and training for LGBTQ student advocacy and counseling. The goal of the Safe Zone Ally Program is to provide a welcoming environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender persons by establishing an identifiable network of supportive persons who can provide support, information and a safe place for LGBT persons within our campus community. Those who have committed to being Safe Zone Allies indicate that bigotry and discrimination, specifically regarding LGBT persons, are not tolerated. 
Organizer: Sue Gonda, History Dept./Academic Senate.

  • Rudy Guevarra: Forging a Mexipina/o Identity
    Rudy Guevarra: Forging a Mexipina/o Identity

    Monday, May 5, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m., Room 51-575. Organized by the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council’s (DEI)

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