Events

Upcoming Events

Diversity Center Open House
October 9, 2018 1p.m. -3p.m.

Please join us for the Diversity Center Open House to learn more about the Diversity Center, meet and connect with the peer mentors and learn about our upcoming events. We will have very light refreshments and a whole lot of fun. Come on by!

National Coming Out Day Story Sharing Hour
October 11, 2018 12p.m. -1p.m.

The Clark College Queer Employee Resource Group in conjunction with the Office of Diversity and Equity invites you to come one, come all, and COME OUT to the first annual National Coming Out Day Story Sharing Hour. We will meet at the Andersen Fountain on the main Clark College campus from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (rain or shine) to share our stories of coming out. if you would like to sign up in advance, please email Abigail Soto at asoto@clark.edu or simply show up on the day of and share your story. We can't wait to see you there.

Student of Color Luncheon
October 23, 2018 12p.m. -1p.m.
PUB 161

The luncheon is designed to create community for students of color and allies. The luncheon consist of networking time followed by a presentation from Ophelia Noble of The Noble Foundation.

Queer Student Luncheon
November 20, 2018 12p.m. - 1p.m.
PUB 161

The luncheon is designed to create community for students that identify as queer and allies. The luncheon consist of networking time followed by a presentation from an employee that identifies as queer from Clark College on their journey.

Upcoming PPI Trainings

The Crown I Wear
Presenter: Nicole Hopkins
October 9, 2018 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., PUB 258B
Register here for "The Crown I Wear"

During this workshop, participants will learn through open and engaging conversation, the historic roots of the systemic degradation of the crown of women of color. Through examining the historical significance of modern day hair touching & questioning of women of color, participants will gain awareness of this behavior as a micro-aggression.

The analogy of a crown will be used to explore the importance of respect and appreciation for all cultures.  The often negative experience of women of color as it relates to their hair in the United States can have a deep impact on their everyday lives. These modern day occurrences are deeply rooted in American racism. This workshop will utilize videos, dissect song lyrics, books and poetry surrounding this topic. Participants will also explore strategies to identify and interrupt these kinds of micro-aggressions, learn tools to empower themselves and gain resources that participants can utilize in their work and classrooms.

Community of Practice: Whistling Vivaldi - How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do
Facilitator: Judith Hernandez Chapar
October 18, 2018 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., PUB 258C

This Community of Practice will center on the exploration of Power, Privilege and Inequity and subsequent impacts on student learning and development. During fall quarter, staff and faculty will come together to read "Whistling Vivaldi: And Other Clues to How Stereotypes Affect Us" by Claude Steele. This is a review of the book provided by Harvard Educational Review.

We invite colleagues from across Clark College to join this CoP if they want to:

  • Learn how social identities affect our everyday behavior and perpetuate broader societal problems.
  • Identify ways in which we can dismantle stereotype threat within and outside of the classroom.
  • Create an inclusive campus climate.  

Please note: to participate in this Community of Practice (CoP), you must submit an application, as there are limited spots available.

More information about the Whistling Vivaldi CoP, including information on how to join.

Concentric Circles, Let's Dialogue: Reflections on LGBT History Month
Presenter: Cath Busha
October 24, 2018 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., GHL 205
Register here for Concentric Circles, Let's Dialogue

Through intergroup dialogue, this session will allow participants to network with their colleagues as well as start to build meaningful relationships across campus.

Participants will engage in both a listening and a dialogue exercise that will encourage self-reflection as well as intergroup communication.

Wellness Lunch-N-Learn: Check Yourself, Breast Cancer and the Mortality Rate Disparity
Presenters: Rashida Willard & Armetta Burney
October 29, 2018 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., GHL 205
Register here for Check Yourself, Breast Cancer and the Mortality Rate Disparity

This is a Wellness Lunch-N-Learn so you’re encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch.

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among black women. Although black women are less likely to get breast cancer, they are almost 50% more likely to die from breast cancer at a young age than other women are. The disparity in mortality rates across the country are astounding, but no one talks about it.

Although there are many factors that come into play, women mostly need to be aware of what to look for and how to advocate for themselves when it comes to medical issues.

In this workshop, participants will learn about the disparities that are faced on the breast cancer continuum (mostly by women of color), learn about Triple Negative Breast Cancer and leave with tools that will enable ALL PARTICIPANTS to practice self-examination, awareness and self-advocacy.

 

Community Events

Say Hey!
November 8, 2018

"Say Hey!" general registration
Register for "Say Hey!" as an honoree
Become a "Say Hey!" buddy

Say Hey! convenes business and community leaders to welcome professionals of color who recently relocated to Oregon and Southwest Washington. We help deepen their connection and engagement with our region's multicultural community. Everyone is welcome to attend this free program.

Fall Quarter Say Hey! is sponsored by Edward Jones and Portland Center Stage at The Armory.

More information on Say Hey!

 

Scholarships

The Ann Virtu Snyder Scholarship

The Ann Virtu Synder Scholarship provides $1500 (in $500 increments for fall, winter, and spring terms) to a selected student who is pursuing the Women's Studies Certificate at Clark and who meets the following criteria:

Scholarship criteria:

  1. Having completed WS 101 with a B or better
  2. A 3.0 GPA overall
  3. A commitment to earning a WS Certificate at Clark

Required short essays:

  1. Explain how you apply feminist theory from WS101 to your everyday life.
  2. Explain how intersectionality affects the choices you make.
  3. Explain how "the personal is political" (as defined in Women's Studies) affects the choices you make.

Optional Statement:
If applicable, a statement about your financial need can be included.

Apply to the Ann Virtu Snyder Scholarship: https://app.smarterselect.com/scholarship/apply/30227-Clark-College?apply=true (Links to an external site.)

Recurring Event Descriptions

Power and Privilege in the Classroom Series

The series consists of student panels that discuss different topics related to Power, Privilege and Inequality. The students share their experiences of power and privilege in the classroom. 

Students of Color Luncheon

The luncheon is designed to create community for students of color and allies. The luncheon consist of networking time followed by a presentation from an employee of color from Clark College on their journey.

Queer Students Luncheon

The luncheon is designed to create community for students that identify as queer and allies. The luncheon consist of networking time followed by a presentation from an employee that identifies as queer from Clark College on their journey.