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2020 Events

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. 
Reverend Ernestine Flemister, Pastor Ryan Scott, and Reverend Tom Berry
We will be exploring systemic oppression in this ongoing discussion, which will occur on a regular basis (still tbd, minimum of monthly).

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.

All are welcome to join this conversation. Please email or call 541-956-7187 if you are interested in sharing ideas or asking questions. 

Zoom link 
Meeting ID: 969 4355 0129
Password: 281939
Dial by phone (audio only, no video): 669-900-6833

This is a free event that is open to all students, staff and the public.

living mentally well and crush it during difficult times

May 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.
To join the presentation please use the following Zoom link:

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

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

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

RVC 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

free HIV testing on redwood campusPast Events

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
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)


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

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