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2014 -2015 WACC Sponsored Events

Events sponsored by WACC during the 2014-2015 academic year:  

Robert Van Voorst: Religion & Pluralism
Griffin Gate, Wednesday, October 8, 2014: Publishing workshop, 4 PM; Presentation 7 PM 

Author of many successful books, Robert Van Voorst will give a workshop on publishing texts for students, then will present and address the critical issues facing religion in our contemporary world. Organizer: Zoe Close, Dept. of Philosophy and Religious Studies; supported by WACC and PDC. 

Of the Element: Artist Talks and Gallery Reception
Hyde Art Gallery (Building 25): Steve Gibson: Wednesday October 8, 2014, 11 AM; David Fobes: Friday October 10, 2014, 1:30 PM; Robert Treat: Wednesday October 29, 2014, 1:30 PM

Local artists’ work will go on display in “Of the Element,” opening to the public Sept. 29 in the Hyde Art Gallery at Grossmont College, 8800 Grossmont College Drive in El Cajon. The five local artists represented include David Fobes, Steve Gibson, Anne Mudge, Marisol Rendon and Robert Treat. Their work will be on display through November 6. Organizer: Jennifer Bennett, Art Dept.  

Fall 2014 Cultural Perspectives on Healthcare
Monday, November 17, 2014, Room 34-201

Complimentary and alternative therapies, including traditional Chinese medicine and naturopathy medicine. Coordinated by students representatives of California Nursing Students' Association (CNSA). Organizer: Angela Ngo, Grossmont College Nursing Program.

February 2015 Black History Month
WACC sponsored events:
  • Monday, Feb. 9, 51-575, 2–4 PM: Dr. Antoinette Linton, “A New Perspective of Science Lecture Hall Engagement: How to Get Your Mind Right for Class “ 
  • Wednesday, Feb. 11, Rm. 26-220, 5 PM: Film screening of “Something the Lord Made
  • Tuesday, Feb. 17, Rm. 26-220, 7 PM: African American Read-In; Special Guest, Frances Smith Foster, Ph.D., Professor emeritus, English & Women's Study, Emory University and Co-editor of The Oxford Companion to African American Literature. [Flier]
  • Thursday, Feb. 19, Griffin Gate, 12:30 PM: Film screening of the documentary “American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs” with Skype discussion with filmmaker Grace Lee
  • Monday, Feb. 23, Rm. 70-103, 1:30 PM, and Feb. 24, Rm. 70-103, 4:30 PM: Historically Black Colleges and Universities Workshop
  • Thursday, Feb. 26, Griffin Gate, 11:30 AM: Black Male/Female Relationships Workshop
  • Thursday, Feb. 26, Rm. 26-220, 7 PM: Grossmont College Chorus presenting a choral reading of Margaret Walker’s poem “For My People

  

Celebration of Chinese New Year (2015): Year of the Sheep
Wednesday, February 25, 2015, Main Quad, 11:15-1:15 PM
Chinese food, presentations, and cultural appreciation displays.
  • 11:15 AM - 11:30 AM: presentation on the “Chinese New Year” given by Claire Liu from the World Languages Department

  • 11:30 AM – 11:40 AM: presentation on the history and meaning of the traditional Chinese lion dancing given by Don Tittle, the leader instructor of the White Dragon Martial Arts

  • 11:40 AM - 12:40 PM: traditional Chinese lion dancing and martial arts performance

  • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM: Chinese New Year food

Organizer: Claire K. Liu, Chinese Language Instructor.  

SafeZone Ally Training Workshop  
Wednesday, April 22, 2015, Rm 41-117, 5:30-8:30 PM

The goal of the Safe Zone Ally Program is to provide a welcoming environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered 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: Dr. Sue Gonda, History Dept./Academic Senate.  Please click to RSVP online.

Tessie Whitmore and Daniela Campins Artist Talks 
Wednesday, April 1, 2015, Art Studio, Rm. 24-274

Contemporary female artists from Los Angeles will speak about their work and give visual presentations in the art department. Daniela Campins and Tessie Salcido Whitmore create paintings and sculpture independently. Daniela Campins is a painter working in Los Angeles, California. She has participated in residencies at I-Park and Expressiones Cultural Center in Connecticut. Tessie Whitmore is the recipient of the Albert B. Friedman Grant Award in 2011 and the OC Art Grant in 2012. Whitmore has currently been curating exhibitions throughout the Los Angeles area with her collective Manual History Machines.  

Zander Keig, Education Workshops on Transgender Identity
Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 26-220. 4:30 - 6:00 PM

Zander Keig, a transexual male, is co-editor of the 2011 Lambda Literary Transgender Nonfiction Finalist, Letters For My Brothers: Transitional Wisdom in Retrospect (Wilgefortis, 2011), the 2015 Lambda Literary Transgender Nonfiction Nominee, Manning Up: Transsexual Men On Finding Brotherhood, Family & Themselves (Transgress Press, 2014) and is featured in the 2014 award-winning illustrated documentary, Zanderology. Organizer: DEI (Kelli Margarel and Lorena Rugerro).  Flier.

Roxane Gay: Cultural Critic, Blogger& Author of Bad Feminist
Monday, April 27, 2015, Griffin Gate, 7 PM (19th Annual Literary Arts Fest)

Writer, blogger, and Purdue University English professor, Roxane Gay is listed by San Francisco’s on-line media culture 'zine, Flavorwire, as one of 25 Women Poised to Lead the Culture, Gay is an Associate Professor of English at Purdue, and her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in McSweeney’sThe New York Times, Oxford American, The Nation, The Rumpus, Salon, and the Los Angeles Times—just to name a few. She is also the author of the books AyitiAn Untamed StateBad Feminist, and Hunger, forthcoming from Harper in 2016. An Untamed State is an unforgettable “living fairy tale” of a Haitian-American woman kidnapped for ransom in Port-au-Prince. It explores, race, class, violence, and the complexity of human relationships. Hailed by NPR as one of the best books of 2014, Bad Feminist is a funny and unflinching look at American culture. Organizer: Creative Writing Program/English Dept.

Cinco de Mextasy: The Myth of the Mexican-American in Pop Culture

Tuesday, May 5, 2015, Main Quad Guest lecturer William Nericcio, professor of English at San Diego State University, presents a pop-up exhibit of “Mextasy” a traveling art show and exhibit based on the work of William "Memo" Nericcio and Guillermo Nericcio Garcia. The project reflects and expands upon Nericcio's 2007 book, "Tex[t]-Mex: Seductive Hallucinations of the Mexican in America." It includes racist artifacts from American pop culture and features "xicanosmotic" work, or work by Mexican-American artists who examine what it means to be Mexican-American on the U.S.-Mexico border. 

 



  • Robert Van Voorst Religion and Pluralism: Workshop & Presentation
    Robert Van Voorst Religion and Pluralism: Workshop & Presentation

    Griffin Gate, Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 4:00 p.m. / 7:00 p.m.

  • Of the Element: Artist Talks and Gallery Reception
    Of the Element: Artist Talks and Gallery Reception

    Hyde Art Gallery (Building 25): Steve Gibson: Wednesday October 8, 2014, 11:00 a.m.; David Fobes: Friday October 10, 2014, 1:30 p.m.; Robert Treat: Wednesday October 29, 2014, 1:30 p.m.

  • Fall 2014 Cultural Perspectives on Healthcare
    Fall 2014 Cultural Perspectives on Healthcare

    Monday, November 17, 2014, Room 34-201

  • Black History Month: A Century of Black Life, History and Culture 1915-2015
    Black History Month: A Century of Black Life, History and Culture 1915-2015

    February 2015

  • Celebration of Chinese New Year (2015): Year of the Sheep
    Celebration of Chinese New Year (2015): Year of the Sheep

    Wednesday, February 25, 2015, Main Quad, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

  • SafeZone Ally Training Workshop
    SafeZone Ally Training Workshop

    March, 2015

  • Zander Keig, Transexual/Transgender Advocate and Social Worker
    Zander Keig, Transexual/Transgender Advocate and Social Worker

    Wednesday, April 15, 2015, Griffin Gate

  • Roxane Gay: Author, Cultural Critic and Activist-Blogger
    Roxane Gay: Author, Cultural Critic and Activist-Blogger

    Monday, April 27, 2014, Griffin Gate, 7:00 p.m. (19th Annual Literary Arts Festival)

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