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2018-2019 Events

presentation on human traffickingHuman Trafficking in Southern Oregon

Monday, October 8, 2018
1 - 2:30 pm
Medford Library
Large Community Meeting Room
205 S. Central Ave.,
Medford

Presentation, Q&A, books available for purchase.

This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited to the first 200 people.

Rebecca Bender is the founder and CEO of the Rebecca Bender Initiative (RBI). She is an award-winning, nationally recognized expert on human trafficking. After escaping nearly six years of modern day slavery, she wrote her first book, Roadmap to Redemption, followed by her recent curriculum Elevate.

RBI’s advanced trainings have equipped FBI, Homeland Security, Former President Jimmy Carter, local law enforcement, medical professionals, service providers, and faith communities across America. Rebecca serves as an advisor to both the Oregon DOJ Human Trafficking Council and the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. She is also the recipient of the Female Overcomer Award, Unlikely Hero Award, Hero to our Generation Award and multiple FBI and Congressional recognitions. She has been featured on the  Today Show, NBC Deadline Crimes, Forbes, Huffington Post, and Sports Illustrated.


intelligent lives screeningIntelligent Lives

A film by Dan Habib

October 12th – 18th
Saturday October 13th matinee screening at 2:50pm
SOUTHGATE CINEMA

Intelligent Lives stars three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities - Micah, Naieer, and Naomie - who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce.

Question and answer period immediately following.
To reserve your free tickets call Tiffany Schmelzer at 541-237-3021 or email her at tschmelzer@soaspire.org
 


Past Events

Fall Term 2017

  • Kevin Locke — Hoop of Life
    RCC Diversity Programming Presents Kevin Locke – Native American Hoop Dancer. Kevin Locke (Tokaheya Inajin in Lakota translation “First to Rise”) is a world famous visionary Hoop Dancer, preeminent player of the Indigenous Northern Plains flute, traditional storyteller, cultural ambassador, recording artist and educator. Kevin is Lakota and Anishnabe. While his instructions were received from his immediate family and community, from extended family in every part of the world, Kevin has learned many lessons in global citizenship and how we each can draw from our individual heritages to create a vibrant, evolving global civilization embracing and celebrating our collective heritage.
 
This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Accommodations are available for individuals experiencing a disability. If you need accommodations, please contact Disability Services by Oct. 11 at 541-245-7537.
 
Q & A with the audience will follow the performance.
 
When & Where:

Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 6 – 7 p.m.
Performance Hall, Building C, Room 109
RCC Riverside Campus
130 E. 8th St., Medford

 
For more information, contact Kiersta Fricke-Gostnell at kfricke@roguecc.edu
 
  • Veteran Appreciation Days
    Timothy Jones — Taking Back My Life: From Victim to Victor

In 1999, while serving on active duty, Timothy Jones was stalked, raped, and hazed. These traumatic events altered the next twenty years of his life. Jones believes that, where colorful voices lay dormant and doubtful, with hope, healing, and action, those voices and dreams can instead become ignited!

Also come and visit The Rogue Valley Veteran History Museum Exhibit at RWC and RVC.

Accommodations are available for individuals experiencing a disability. If you need accommodations, please contact Disability Services by November 7, 2017 at 541-245-7537.

When & Where:

RWC: NOVEMBER 7TH @11:00AM THE ROGUE THEATER
TRC: NOVEMBER 8TH @ 9:00AM ROOM 184
RVC: NOVEMBER 8TH @1:00PM HEC132
 
For more information or questions please contact:
RWC-Nikki Johnson, Veterans Coordinator 541-956-7109 | njohnson@roguecc.edu
RVC-Will Riddle, Veterans Coordinator 541-245-7738 | wriddle@roguecc.edu

 

Winter Term 2018

  • Human Library

    • March 6, 2018
      11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
      Jackson County Library South Wedge Room
      Medford Public Library
       
    • March 7, 2018
      11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
      RCC Redwood Campus Library

       

  • Bi- a play presented by Teatro Milagro

    7 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2018
    Rogue Performance Hall Building C,  Downtown Medford

    Bi- a National Touring Production by Portland bassed Milagro
     

    Bi- (be) is about embracing the complexity of the greatest bipedal organism: the human. Inspired by Edwin Abbott’s novel Flatland, Bi– will break open the boxes of selective classification and raise the question: “What is your ‘bi-dentity?” The 2018 world premiere of Bi– is devised and directed by Georgina Escobar, and developed with Dañel Malán and Ajai Terrazas Tripathi through a collection of personal interviews, and choreographed by Gabriela Portuguez. 
     
    Teatro Milagro’s new touring actors, Justin Charles, Kenyon Acton and Sierra Brambila round out the creative ensemble.   
     
    Bi– is paired with Teatro Milagro’s UNIDAD curriculum in which students take theatrical workshops that address bullying, harassment, and student isolation by focusing on themes of identity, stereotypes, and community support.    The troupe will be leading UNIDAD workshops at the Collaborative Theatre Project and Crater High in the two days prior. 
     
    For information, contact Student Life 541-245-771

    This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited to the first 200 people. 
    If you experience a disability that may require some accommodation in order to participate in a Rogue Community College class or activity, please notify Disability Services; RVC / TRC 541-245-7537 and RWC 541-956-7337 or disabilityservices@ roguecc.edu at least 5 business days in advance.
    RCC is an open institution and does not discriminate. For RCC’s non-discrimination policy and a full list of regulatory specific contact persons visit the following webpage: www. roguecc.edu/nondiscrimination.
     

 

Spring Term 2018

  • The Landscape of Environmental Justice

    Thursday, April 19, 2018 5:30 – 7:30 PM 
    Large Meeting Room – Medford Public Library
    205 South Central Avenue, Medford, OR 97501

    RCC’s Diversity Programming Board & SO Health-E invite you to join us for dinner & a discussion about climate, environmental, & social justice, food security, and health outcomes.

    Learn About:
    • Rural movements & the work that can be done in anti-white supremacy & gender justice.
    • Current environmental issues from a climate- and food-justice perspective focusing on race/ethnicity and health disparities.
    • Protecting & restoring the diversity of native pollinators, and reducing the toxic chemicals in our environment.
    • Empowering communities to build healthy and fertile soils, and to grow and save native and heirloom seeds.
    • Overview of Jordan Cove LNG Export/Pacific Connector Pipeline, with discussion of significant impacts.

       

  • Asperger’s Experts with Danny Raede Live from Seattle

    Wednesday,  May 2nd, 2018 12-2 p.m. 
    Riverside Campus – HEC 132 101 S. Bartlett, Medford, OR 97501
    Redwood Campus – Rogue Auditorium Grants Pass 
    Zoom link - Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://roguecc.zoom.us/j/539911576  

    Danny Raede is an advocate and business owner who was diagnosed with Asperger’s when he was 12 years old.  AE was created in 2012 and is staffed by parents, people with Asperger’s, and professionals dedicated to serving and assisting others through sharing knowledge and building communities. Danny will be telling his story as a student, business owner, advocate and answering your questions from the audience.  Such as:
         • What should instructors understand about how a student with Asperger’s mind works?
         • How can I motivate someone with Asperger’s to do their homework?
         • How can I communicate best with a student on the spectrum
         • How can I help someone with Asperger’s who is shut down? 

    This conversation is FREE and open to the  public. Seating limited to first come first served. If you experience a disability that may require some accommodation in order to participate in a Rogue Community College class or activity, please notify Disability Services; RVC / TRC  541-245-7537 and RWC 541-956-7337 or disabilityservices@roguecc.edu at least 5 business days in advance.
     
    For more information, contact Andrew Childress achildress@roguecc.edu
     
  • #MeToo—Now What?

    6:00-8:00 p.m. 

    Wednesday, May 9

    Riverside Campus, Higher Education Center (HEC-132)
    101 S. Bartlett Street, Medford

    12:00-2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 10
    Redwood Campus, Rogue Auditorium building (RWC-R)
    3345 Redwood Highway, Grants Pass

    This year's National Sexual Assault Awareness Month's theme is "Embrace Your Voice".

    Come join Keynote Speaker Jackie Sandmeyer, Campus Coordinator from the Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force (SATF) to discuss sexual harassment and assault, the #MeToo movement and its effect on our awareness and actions regarding sexual violence. Presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

    This event is FREE and open to the public. Seating limited to first come, first served. If you experience a disability that may require some accommodation in order to participate in a Rogue Community College class or activity, please notify Disability Services; RVC / TRC  541-245-7537 and RWC 541-956-7337 or disabilityservices@roguecc.edu at least 5 business days in advance.

    For more information, contact Ellen Jacobs at 541-245-7741 or ejacobs@roguecc.edu