Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Cuyamaca College offers a busy month of virtual cultural and equity-related events

Cuyamaca College’s Culture and Community Circle workshops covering an array of equity and cultural issues continue in October, commemorating Disabilities Awareness Month, Filipino Heritage Month and Latinx Heritage Month.

Sponsored by the college’s Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Success and Equity; Student Affairs; and Associated Student Government, the free Zoom presentations are open to the public.

They include:

  • The Black Experience During the Philippine American War; 9:30-10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. MiraCosta College anthropology instructor James Diokno will lead a discussion on the experiences of Black US. soldiers and the racialization of Filipinas/os during the Philippine American War. 91400724718
  •  Internal Biases and Microaggressions; 4-5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. Halima Eid, a personal counselor and adjunct lecturer at San Diego State University, is presenting a discussion on internal biases, microaggressions, and their impact.
  •  Know your Rights; 12:30-1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. Alliance San Diego and the LGBT Center of San Diego presenting a discussion on DACA, financial aid for undocumented students, and knowing your rights.
  •  Higher Education Legal Services; 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, October 20, 2020 Jewish Family Services of San Diego is providing a presentation on services available to Cuyamaca College students, staff, and faculty.
  •  Black Consciousness Conference; 9:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Wednesday, October 21, 2020. Presented by Umoja Scholars, this presentation features speakers Devon Carbado, UCLA law professor; Dr. David Inniss, author trainer and professiona speaker; and Dr. Antwanisha Alameen-Shavers, African Studies professor at San Diego State University.
  •  Disabilities Awareness Program: Roundtable Session; 10:30-11:30 a.m., Thursday, October 22, 2020. Disabled Student’s Program and Services faculty leading a discussion on how to provide strategies to students with disabilities in a virtual learning environment.
  •  Open Mic: Spoken Word & Poetry; 1-2 p.m. Thursday, October 22, 2020. Facilitated by English instructors Karen Marrujo and Lauren Halsted, this is an opportunity to share your voice by taking the mic or just drop in to listen or make new friends.
  •  Filipinx for Black Lives; 10-11 a.m., Tuesday, October 27, 2020 Personal counselor Michelle Cabaltera leading a discussion on anti-blackness in the Asian Community, Black Lives Matter, and Asian Solidarity. 
  • Dia de Muertos Altar and Presentation; 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Wednesday, October 28, 2020. Pathway Academy coordinator Veronica Corral; history instructor Moriah Gonzalez-Meeks, and Spanish instructor Karla Gutierrez to provide a presentation on the Dia de Muertos holiday, its history, and current practices.
  •  Race and the Filipino Diaspora; 2-3 p.m., Thursday, October 29, 2020. James Diokno to lead a discussion of racial issues confronting the Filipino community in the U.S. and racism during the pandemic.
  •  Samahan Filipino American Performing Arts & Educational Center; 12:30-1:30 p.m., Friday, October 30, 2020. Performance from Samahan Filipino American Performing Arts & Educational Center