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September

Listening Sessions Fall 2020

Date & Time

  • September 9 from 2:30 – 3 pm Virtual Cultural Clubs
  • September 14 from 11:30 am – 12 pm Virtual   Cultural Clubs
  • September 15 from 11:30 am – 1 2pm Virtual Cultural Club Advisors 
  • September 15 from 1:30 – 2 pm Virtual Faculty and Staff of Color Interest Group
  • September 17 from 11:30 am – 12 pm Virtual Faculty and Staff of Color Interest Group
  • September 17 from 4 – 4:30 pm Virtual Cultural Club Advisors
  • September 22 from 1 – 1:30 pm Virtual Faculty & Staff
  • September 24 from 11:30 am – 12 pm Virtual Chairs, Directors
  • September 22 from 1:30 – 2 pm Virtual Coaches
  • September 28 from 2 – 2:30 pm Virtual EMSA Directors, Associate Directors

Purpose & Objective

During the month of September, The Intercultural Center hosted a series of Listening Sessions to gather information from students, faculty, and staff members across campus. The goal was to learn about how the Intercultural Center can support the growth and development of students of color within the Brockport community and how the center can work with other departments to ensure that.

Facilitator(s)

  • Issha Travers
  • Terrian Garvis
  • Chaynna Colon

October

Hear Me Out!

Date & Time

October 9 from 3:35 – 5 pm

Purpose & Objective

The Intercultural Center is partnering with Talon Academy to host their second workshop titled “Hear Me Out!” This workshop will be a safe space for males of Color to express their views and perspectives about recent acts of police terrorism and their impact on the emotions and psychology of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). There will be further discussion about local police violence including the murder of Daniel Prude by Rochester Police Department, and local activism to demand justice for the Prude family. Lastly, attendees will discuss and learn ways to channel their emotions, energy, and skills to contribute to the struggle against police terrorism in the U.S.

It will be facilitated by Dr. Rafael Outland, a professor in the Counselor Education Department who has years of experience/research on the influence of violence on the lived experiences of marginalized populations, primarily poor Black and Brown youth. His most recent work investigated the impact of police killings on the family and community of youth victims in Northeast, Midwest, and West Coast U.S. Dr. Outland has remained a vital support and advocate for Rochester’s urban youth through collaboration with local organizations, including Goodfellas, Teen Empowerment, and the Gandhi Institute for Non-Violence.

Facilitator

  • Dr. Rafael Outland

It’s The __ For Me!

Date & time

October 15 from 7 – 8:30 pm

Purpose & Objective

The Intercultural Center is creating a safe space for students of color to be heard and share what’s been on their minds along with what they have been struggling with. We are invested in what issues bring you to seek support and connection and are available to process and assist with that healing. While the Intercultural staff will help facilitate, the event is student guided - this is for you!

Facilitator

  • Issha Travis

Spanglish in The U.S.

Date & Time

October 22, 2020 at 3:30 pm

Purpose & Objective

Join us for our Healing the Nest series. This upcoming event is "Spanglish In the Us" presented by Dr. Ewelina Barski. She will speak to the unique qualities of the Spanish language spoken by the Latinx community in the US called Spanglish. What is it? Who uses it? Should you stop mixing Spanish with English? All of this will be discussed and more!

Facilitator

  • Dr. Ewelina Barski

Voices of Freedom Summer

Date & Time

October 26, 2020 at 7:30 pm through election Day, November 3

Purpose & Objective

Voices of Freedom Summer is a documentary-style reader’s theatre piece composed of letters, meeting minutes, news articles, editorials, and songs from Freedom Summer, the summer of 1964 in Mississippi. During Freedom Summer, student volunteers from northern colleges traveled to Mississippi to help register Black Voters, who had been excluded from the process.

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Alumni Panel Discussion 

Date & Time

October 29, 2020 at 7 – 8 pm

Facilitator(s)

  • Ana Veras
  • Hector Gonzalez
  • Stephanie Parades

Last Updated 4/19/22