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Pierce College Multicultural Week

Second Annual

MultiCultural Week

The LAPC Diversity Committee and ASO present
the Second Annual "Multicultural Week" program
from Oct. 27 to Nov. 01, 2020

 

Faculty/Instructors, please announce the events to your students and try offer extra credit; we will provide you with list of names for students who register

 


Tuesday, October 27th  @  1:15 – 2:15 pm 

Please register for the Zoom link here

Imam Muhammed S. Mehtar speaks about Islam and Islamophobia


Over 1.5 billion people call themselves Muslims. Despite it comprising nearly 20% of the population, it is the most misunderstood religion. Discussing it can help build positive relations within society.

Here’s a biography from his Conejo Valley (near Thousand Oaks) Islamic center: 

Imam Muhammed Shoyab Mehtar is the ICCV Imam and Religious Director since February, 2019.  Before joining ICCV, he served as the Imam of the Islamic Society of Greater Salt Lake Masjid in Salt Lake City, Utah for the past 11 years. Imam Muhammed Shoayb Mehtar has an extensive Islamic studies education from Darul-uloom, South Africa. He is a Hafidth al Quran. He has translated Quran and has experience in doing Fiqh workshops. In addition to being an Islamic scholar, he also has a degree in “Speech and Communication” with emphasis in interpersonal communication, rhetorical studies and organizational behavior and management from CSU Long Beach California. He represented Muslims of Salt Lake very well for over a decade including at many interfaith events for which he was honored by Governor of Utah, Gary Herbert.

Imam Muhammed through his passionate writings and speeches, has contributed immensely to the discussion of issues relating to Muslims in the West, the need for continued interfaith dialogue, personal and social reforms, social justice and protecting the environment. His various interviews and lectures on TV and radio can be found online: [http://www.knowyourdeen.com%20./]www.knowyourdeen.com .
 

Thursday, October 29th  @  12 noon – 1:00 pm 

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Transgender activist and speaker Cadence Valentine

Activism, advocacy, progressivism. Powerful elements crucial to liberation and equity. But how does one navigate these in a climate dominated by division and struggles between identities? Join us for a keynote that looks at the power of self-reflection, social location and conquering our own pride and shame.

Cadence Valentine, a transgender activist and speaker who organized a transgender center at CSUN and was an adviser for Eddie Redmayne for his role in the film The Danish Girl. 

Bio: Cadence Valentine has lived a life of extremes. An immigrant from Eastern Europe, she was ripped from her parents as an infant and that just began a life unusual, complex and challenging. She’s been a world traveler, a veteran, a perpetual scholar with experiences ranging from filmmaker to race car builder to sex worker.  But only a decade ago did she embark on one of her greatest challenges, beginning her life as a woman. Her struggles towards self-realization and actualization as an openly trans woman through advocacy and activism has led her to great victories and immense heartbreak, but never a boring moment. 

 

Friday, October 30th - Sunday, November 1st
In light of the George Zimmerman verdict, The New Black Fest commissioned six very diverse playwrights to write 10-minute plays on the topic of Trayvon Martin, race and/or priviledge.  The plays's purpose is to incite serious discussion in our collective communities around these urgent issues.  LAPC Theatre's production will be directed by Shaheen Vaaz.

Facing our Truth: Ten Minute Plays on Trayvon, Race and Privilege
by A. Rey Pamatmut, Dan O'Brien, Dominique Morisseau, Mona Mansour, Winter Miller, Marcus Gardley,
Tala Manassah, Quetzal Flores


Please register for the Zoom link here

Zoom/Virtual performances on:

Fri. Oct. 30th  @  6pm

Sat. Oct. 31st  @  6pm

Sun. Nov. 1st  @  2pm

In light of the George Zimmerman verdict, The New Black Fest commissioned six very diverse playwrights to write 10-minute plays on the topic of Trayvon Martin, race and/or priviledge.  The plays's purpose is to incite serious discussion in our collective communities around these urgent issues.  LAPC Theatre's production will be directed by Shaheen Vaaz.

 


Friday, Oct. 30th @1PM - OBOC/UMOJA Town Hall - Part II   

Please register for this event here 

"Has the smoke cleared? - a One Book One Campus program
Join us for a discussion on equity in the classroom and the importance of social capital

Register in advance for this meeting: https://laccd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIpcOyrrT4iGta0fkifUeXDzVeGhc1RNBw8 

            After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.