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COURAGEOUS CONVERSATIONS from Education to Action

EnvirementalEnvironmental Racism
April 27, 2021

noon-1:00 p.m.

Click here to join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 910 6157 5940
Password: 042262

Please email sasnyder@roguecc.edu or
call 541-956-7187 
if you are interested in sharing ideas or asking questions. 

Zoom meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of every month from noon – 1:00 p.m.
These are free events that are open to all students, staff and the public.

 

courageous conversations moderators
From left to right: Reverend Ryan Scott; Sally Snyder, RCC Diversity Programming Board Coordinator; Luntha Tahuna, community partner;
Reverend Ernestein Flemister, and Reverend Tom Berry

We will be exploring systemic oppression in this ongoing discussion, which will occur on a monthly basis.

No matter where you are in your knowledge and journey, we hope that you will join us to learn about the history of racism in Oregon, white privilege, institutional racism, and other important and related topics.  You will also gain actionable tools to make the world a safer and happier place for everyone.


 Special Event
teatro milagro performance at RCC

Teatro Milagro’s performance of ¡HUELGA!
~in honor of Earth Day~

Thursday, April 22, 2021
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Teatro Milagro actors are engaging and dynamic, always touching the audience’s hearts and challenging stereotypes. This historical narrative shares the struggles and accomplishments of Dolores Huerta,
labor rights activist, and union organizer who co-founded the United Farm Workers.
This is a free event open to all students, staff, and the public.
All are welcome and encouraged to join this conversation. 

Join Zoom meeting here
Meeting ID: 933 2186 7833
Passcode: 316100


 Past Events

womens history monthWomen's History Month
Overcoming Oppression

March 23, 2021
noon-1:00 p.m.


Gender Inclusive Parenting

Gender Inclusive Parenting

Tuesday, March 2, 2021
from 12-1:00 p.m.

How can parents support their children in developing their own gender expression and in challenging gender stereotypes? SOU sociologists Carey Jean Sojka and Kylan de Vries will discuss research on gender inclusive parenting as well as their personal journey in raising their child.


Black History Month
Did you know? Featuring Lois MacMillan, Teacher and Historian

February 23, 2021
noon-1:00 p.m.


January 18, 2021
MLK Jr. Day Celebration
hope. Creating Real Change
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Meaningful conversation, uplifting music, and inspiring speakers.


November 17: Thanksgiving – Reality vs. Myth

David West, Enrolled Member and Elder of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, leads us in a conversation on Thanksgiving: Myth vs. Reality. He teaches us hard truths that have been buried over the past 400 years, discussing their effects on indigenous people. David also shares ideas for how we can move into a future of inter-connectedness with the land and each other.


October 20: Inequities and the Cost of White Privilege


September 22: Unpacking White Privilege

No matter where you are in your knowledge and journey, we hope that you will join us to learn about the history of racism in Oregon, white privilege, institutional racism, and other important and related topics.  You will also gain actionable tools to make the world a safer and happier place for everyone.


August 18: Why are people afraid to talk about racism?


Tuesday, July 21, 2020: From Education to Action

This discussion is led by the Rev. Ernestine Flemister, the Rev. Ryan Scott, and the Rev. Tom Berry, explores systemic oppression. This event is planned as an ongoing discussion, which will occur on a regular basis (future dates to be determined).

No matter where you are in your knowledge and journey, we hope that you will join us to learn about the history of racism in Oregon, white privilege, institutional racism, and other important and related topics.


Our History, Our Vote

Kathleen Donham's, Voters Service Chair of the League of Women Voters (LWV) of Rogue Valley, number one priority and responsibility is to get people to vote!  Members of LWV are all volunteers.  They promote good government, making the vote available to everyone, and making democracy work.  They do not speak for any party or particular philosophy, other than transparency and including everyone.

When Kathleen moved to the Valley in 1980 and joined the League, they were all working to get a system of vote by mail.  There was a lot of opposition to it at first, but the League kept plugging away at it and finally in 2000, Oregon had its first presidential election entirely by mail.  The turnout was 79%--which is extremely good, as national voting rates are about 55%. Now Oregonians love it.  You can thank the League.

Here is what the video covers:

  • How to register to vote - deadline is 10/13/2020
  • How to check on your registration or update it
  • If you are registered to vote, you should be receiving your ballot on or around 10/16/2020
  • How to learn about the items on the ballot
  • How to vote
    • Get your ballot mailed early, by October 23rd - there may be delays, so the earlier the better
    • Or better yet take it directly to an official dropbox in the same precinct that you are registered official drop box locator  - locator will be live mid October
  • History - EXCELLENT, highly recommend watching this part, starts at about 13 minutes
  • State and local ballot measures - begins at about 20 minutes
  • How to track your vote - election day is 11/3/2020
  • Q&A

living mentally well and crush it during difficult timesMay 27, 2020:
How to Live Mentally Well and Crush It During Difficult Times
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Josh Rivedal, Live Via Zoom
Click the link for more information on Josh Rivedal
This is a free event that is open to all students, staff and the public.

Joshua Rivedal is an actor, playwright, and international public speaker. He has spoken professionally about suicide prevention and mental health awareness in more than twenty-eight U.S. states, Canada, the U.K., and Australia. He previously served on the board of directors for the New York City chapter of The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. He wrote and developed the play, The i’Mpossible Project: Kicking My Blue Genes in the Butt (formerly titled The Gospel According to Josh), which has toured extensively throughout the United States, Canada, and the U.K. His memoir of the same name is on the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's recommended reading list.

March 5, 2020:
HIV Screening, Naloxone Training, and Planned Parenthood

RVC Library, 10:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m.

February 26, 2020: 
“Indigenous Environmental Knowledge” with David West

RVC 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

February 25, 2020:
“Indigenous Environmental Knowledge” with David West

RWC Student Center, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

February 11, 2020:
HIV Screening and Naloxone Training, and Planned Parenthood

RWC Student Center and Library, 10a-2p

January 28-29, 2020:
Freedom Riders with Dr. John Dolan

RVC HEC 132, January 28, 1-3pm
RWC Coates Hall 7, January 29, 1-3pm

January 20, 2020:
MLK Jr. Community Celebration

Bethany Presbyterian Church, Grants Pass, 6-8pm

10/8: HIV Screening
RVC Library, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

10/10: The Opioid Epidemic
Please join us for a special presentation by Dr. Darryl Inaba on  drug abuse and the impact on brain
functioning.
Riverside Campus, from 6 - 8 p.m.

10/14: Oregon Humanities Conversation Project, The Hate We Live In
RWC 9-10:30 a.m. Student Center
RVC 1:30-3 p.m. HEC 129

10/22: HIV Screening
RWC Student Center and Library, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

10/22: Wesley Hamilton, Disabled But Not Really (DSNR) – partnership with SOU
SOU Music Recital Hall, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

10/23: Hoop of Life, Kevin Locke – Indigenous storytelling, flute, and dancing
RWC Student Center 9:30-10:30 a.m. with Q&A afterwards
               
11/6-7: Veterans Appreciation Days
 RVC one day, RWC the other, details TBA

11/21:  Inclusive Hiring Training for all interested RCC staff – part I
TRC 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

11/22: Inclusive Hiring Training for all interested RCC staff – part II
TRC 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (with supervisor’s approval)


2018

Human Trafficking in Southern Oregon
Monday, October 8, 2018

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