Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Cuyamaca College Culture and Community Circle workshops abound in November

Cuyamaca College’s Culture and Community Circle workshops covering an array of equity and cultural issues continue in November, addressing the fall election,  Veterans Week,  Native American Heritage Month, racism and more.

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:

Election Reflection
Nov. 4, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Presented by: Cuyamaca Personal Counselors
If you are feeling stressed, anxious, uncertain, or some other way about the election and its potential results, this is an opportunity to process and discuss these feelings.

COVID Chronicles Veterans Workshop Series #1: Stress Management
November 9, 2-3:30 p.m.
Presented by: Michelle Cabaltera
During a pandemic, how do you handle stress? This workshop is designed to find healthy ways of dealing with problems and issues as a student.  Resources and links will be provided. 

Election Reflection - Next Steps 
Nov 10: 2:30-3:30 p.m. 
Presented by: Agustin Orozco and Cuyamaca Personal Counselors 
A space for students to process the results of the election, as well as the impact of election results on students and their communities and how to move forward. The group space will be facilitated by Cuyamaca’s personal counselors from the Health and Wellness Center.

What Antiracism looks Like
November 12, 4-5 p.m.
Presented by: Halima Eid
Unsure about what antiracism actually is? This workshop will define what antiracist work is and give attendees opportunities to ask questions. as well as challenge themselves on taking steps to making social changes.

Native American Heritage Month: College Hour
November 16, 2020, 5-6 p.m.
Presented by: Ethan Banegas, Michelle Garcia, Stan Rodriguez, and David Salomon

2nd Annual Social Justice Conference: Resistance through Solidarity
November 17, 9:30 a.m.-1:45 p.m.
Cuyamaca’s Annual Social Justice Conference highlights issues of social in/justice, showcases the work of local activists, and connects students to local activist organizations. Panels are The Border & Immigration and Policing & Mass Incarceration, followed by the Keynote address by DJ Kuttin Kandi. 

Open Mic Event
November 19, 1-2 p.m.
Presented by: English instructors Karen Marrujo & Lauren Halsted
Share your voice by taking the mic or just drop in to listen or make new friends.

Safe Zones
November 20, 10 a.m.-noon
Presented by: Tania Jabour, Nancy Jennings, Moriah Gonzalez-Meeks, Cassandra Marra, and Agustin Orozco
The Safe Zones training program is an ally training that brings awareness of LGBTQIA issues and
provides insight on improving the campus climate. Participants will have the opportunity to become allies after completing the training. 

Native American Culture
November 23, 12:30- 1:30 p.m.
Presented by: Michelle Garcia and Stan Rodriguez

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
November 25, 9:30- 10:45 a.m.
Presented by: Marissa Salazar and the Center for Community Solutions
This workshop will bring awareness to the worldwide rates of violence against women and girls and connect students to local organizations working to prevent violence.

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