DIVISION OF STUDENT SERVICES
Multicultural Resource Center
Saturday, August 27, 2011
-ism Facilitated Conversations at New Student Orientation
10 a.m. and 11 a.m., Eliot Hall Chapel
Students will join together to discuss privilege, power, and social justice and how all of these issues affect our community. The conversations will be directed by student facilitators. This event is a follow up to Sam Offer's powerful talk about creating inclusive communities.
Friday, September 9, 2011
8 p.m., Kaul Auditorium
Das Racist is coming...need we say more??? Piloted by @heems, KOOL A.D., and The Honorable Prophet Dapwell, Das Racist is a hip-hop art project/science experiment/Ponzi scheme. Their goal is to make a million American dollars. Das Racist takes on issues of class and race with humor, delectable rhymes, and delicious beats...don't doubt their ability to rock the party all night long! Das Racist is about to drop the album Relax and will head out on their national Relax Tour starting September 12 in New York City. This event is alcohol/substance free and is only open to the Reed community (students, staff, faculty, and alumni) and their guest; ID required.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
12p.m., Student Center
Topic of the week: The implementation of the repeal of the U.S. military policy known as Don't Ask, Don't Tell. The U.S. military will for the first time in history allow gays and lesbians to serve openly in the armed forces. Bring a friend and bring your lunch for an hour of conversation!
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
12p.m., Student Center
Topic of the week: The Next 100 Years of Multiculturalism at Reed. Bring a friend and bring your lunch for an hour of conversation!
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Career Journeys featuring Dr. Alexandra (Alex) Hrycak, Associate Professor of Sociology &
Dr. Bruce Smith, Associate Dean of Students for Student and Campus Life
12p.m., Gray Lounge, Kaul Auditorium
RSVP REQUIRED by Monday, September 26, 2 p.m. FIRM
Welcome to Career Journeys, a periodic program cosponsored by career services and the multicultural resource center. Faculty members speak about the paths they take, sharing their aspirations, discoveries, and inspirations along the way. Hearing from others about how their lives and work unfolded can motivate, inform, and encourage you.
Alexandra Hrycak (Ph.D., University of Chicago) joined the Department of Sociology at Reed College in 1998. She teaches courses on social movements, political sociology, feminist activism, the sociology of culture, and the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe. Her research investigates the role women have played as activists in the democratization of post-communist countries, Ukraine in particular. Her work has appeared in a range of journals including the American Journal of Sociology, East European Politics and Societies, Women's Studies Quarterly, Problems of Post-Communism. She also has contributed to a number of edited collections on activism and democratization.
Bruce Smith (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley) currently is Associate Dean of Students for Student and Campus Life at Reed College and works with students, staff, and faculty to develop co-curicular engagement opportunities to Reed's students and other community members. Prior to this position Bruce was Assistant Dean of Student Services for Inclusion, Engagement, and Success at Reed, where he worked with Reed students, staff, and faculty to encourage the development of inclusive learning communities, as well as programming that challenges community members to reflect on their identities and cultural practices.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
12p.m., Student Center
Topic of the week: Multicultural Leadership Retreat debrief. Bring a friend and bring your lunch for an hour of conversation!
Friday, October 7, 2011
Open House - Multicultural Resource Center and Student Activities Office
1p.m. - 3.p.m., Student Center
Join the MRC and SAO for free food and information about our events and the many opportunities to get involved!
Monday and Tuesday, October 10 and 11, 2011
6p.m. - 7p.m., Workshop October 10, Mainstage Theatre
7:30p.m. - 9:00p.m., Performance and Discussion October 11, Mainstage Theatre
Tim Miller is an internationally acclaimed performance artist and one of the members of the "NEA 4." Since 1999, Tim Miller has focused his creative and political work on marriage equality and addressing the injustices facing lesbian and gay couples in America. He is also a co-founder of two of the most influential performance spaces in the United States: Performance Space 122 on Manhattan's Lower East Side and Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica, CA. Tim Miller will perform Glory Box, a funny, sexy, and politically charged exploration of same-sex marriage and the struggle for immigration rights for lesbian and gay bi-national couples. The October 10 workshop with students is by invitation only. The October 11 performance is first-come, first-served and is open to the public.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
12p.m., Student Center
Topic of the week: Occupy Portland. Bring a friend and bring your lunch for an hour of conversation!
Thursday, October 13, 2011
"Traumatized Citizenship: The New Media of Multicultural Life in America"
Presented by Brian Axel, Ph.D.
4:30p.m. - 6p.m., Eliot 207
About the Presenter: Brian Keith Axel received a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from the University of Chicago in 1998. He has held positions at several institutions,
including Emory University, Harvard University, Swarthmore College, Duke University, and Stanford University. Among his publications are two books - The Nation's Tortured Body (Duke UP, 2001) and From the Margins (Duke UP, 2002) - and several articles concerned, in general, with questions about diaspora, Sikh life, violence, gender, fantasy, and desire. Presently he is completing his
second Ph.D. at the University of California-Santa Cruz. The degree is in Philosophy, and the dissertation title is "On Waking Up." Sponsored by the Anthropology Department.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
12p.m., Student Center
Topic of the week: Protest, revolution, and Libya - Bring a friend and bring your lunch for an hour of conversation!
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Careers for Queers
Presented by Cheryl Hollatz-Wisely, M.Ed.
4:30p.m. - 6:00p.m., Gray Campus Center, C and D, snacks provided, RSVP by 4 p.m., Tuesday, October 25
Careers for Queers will address how queer identity development, coming out, and heterosexism can impact one's career development. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the issues and concerns of GLBTQ college students as well as ideas to inspire and empower their unique career journey. Cosponsored by the multicultural resource center and career services.
About the Presenter: Cheryl Hollatz-Wisely has been involved in career development and student services work for over 20 years. She holds an M.Ed. from the University of Missouri and focused on career counseling and student affairs. Cheryl has worked at private colleges (Webster University, Anderson University, Marylhurst University) community colleges (St. Louis Community College, Clackamas Community College) and most recently at Portland State University.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
12p.m., Student Center
Topic of the week: Charitable Giving and Privilege. Bring a friend and bring your lunch for an hour of conversation! Tuesday Talks address issues of identity, inclusion, and current events and are facilitated by MRC interns and other members of the Reed community.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
4:30p.m., Eliot Hall Chapel
Claude Steele, dean of the School of Education at Stanford University, will discuss his seminal work on stereotype threat and his book Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do. Steele holds a bachelor's degree from Hiram College and doctorate from Ohio State University. He served as the twenty-first provost of Columbia University and has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Education, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society. His book Whistling Vivaldi provides an essential roadmap for understanding the link between identity and performance, and how those of us involved in education can make significant strides in mitigating the effects of negative stereotypes in our communities. Cosponsored by the office for institutional diversity, multicultural resource center, and student senate.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
12p.m., Student Center
Topic of the week: Race and Ethnic Studies at Reed. Bring a friend and bring your lunch for an hour of conversation! Tuesday Talks address issues of identity, inclusion, and current events and are facilitated by MRC interns and other members of the Reed community.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
9p.m., Eliot Chapel
We think it might be the perfect time for a study break. According to the Seattle Times, Hari Kondabolu is "a young man reaching for the hand-scalding torch of confrontational comics like Lenny Bruce and Richard Pryor." Like his comedic heroes, Hari Kondabolu wants to speak truth to power with confrontational and personal material. Unlike them, he does not want to die of a morphine overdose or set himself on fire.
Hari Kondabolu has performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham and John Oliver’s New York Standup Show and the 2007 HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival. His Comedy Central Presents half-hour television special debuted on the network in February 2011.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
12p.m., Student Center
Topic of the week: The comedy of Hari Kondabolu. Bring a friend and bring your lunch for an hour of conversation! Tuesday Talks address issues of identity, inclusion, and current events and are facilitated by MRC interns and other members of the Reed community.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Career Journeys featuring Nikole Hannah-Jones and Chip Lazenby
12p.m., Gray Lounge, Kaul Auditorium (lunch provided with RSVP)
RSVP required by Thursday, November 9 at 10a.m.
Career Journeys is a 1-hour interview style conversation organized by the multicultural resource center and career services. We ask our community guests to share their path to becoming the professionals they are today, including (but not limited to) important role models and mentors, random curiosities, barriers overcome, and courses of study.
Nikole Hannah-Jones is the Multnomah County reporter for The Oregonian. She joined The Oregonian in 2006 and has written extensively about race and ethnicity. She holds a bachelor's degree in history and African-American studies from the University of Notre Dame and a master's degree in mass communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Chip Lazenby is County Attorney for Multnomah County. He has a long career of Oregon public service, including time as general counsel for Portland State University, the Portland Development Commission, and as Legal Counsel to Governor John Kitzhaber during the Governor's first two terms. He assisted the governor with judicial appointments, legal legislative policy and negotiated all the casino gaming compacts with Oregon's nine federally recognized tribes. He holds a bachelor's degree from Harvard University and a Juris Doctorate and Masters of Business Administration from the University of Oregon.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
12p.m., Student Center
Topic of the week: Penn State & Herman Cain. Bring a friend and bring your lunch for an hour of conversation! Tuesday Talks address issues of identity, inclusion, and current events and are facilitated by MRC interns and other members of the Reed community.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
12p.m., Student Center
Topic of the week: What do disabilities look like at Reed? Bring a friend and bring your lunch for an hour of conversation! Tuesday Talks address issues of identity, inclusion, and current events and are facilitated by MRC interns and other members of the Reed community.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
12p.m., Student Center
Topic of the week: Famine in Somalia. Bring a friend and bring your lunch for an hour of conversation! Tuesday Talks address issues of identity, inclusion, and current events and are facilitated by MRC interns and other members of the Reed community.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Multicultural Affairs Reception
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., GCC B-C-D, food provided
Join students, staff, faculty, and community organizations for a beginning of the semester reception sponsored by the Multicultural Resource Center.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Medicine For Melancholy Film Screening
7:00 p.m., Psychology 105
Medicine For Melancholy, directed by Barry Jenkins, was hailed as one of the best films of 2009 by A.O. Scott of the New York Times. "A love story of bikes and one-night stands told through two African-American twenty-somethings dealing with the conundrum of being a minority in a rapidly gentrifying San Francisco." (imdb.com).
Barry Jenkins, Lecture and Q&A
6:00 p.m., Eliot Chapel
Barry Jenkins will screen several of his recent short films and discuss his work and career, including his 2009 film Medicine For Melancholy. He is an award-winning filmmaker based in Oakland, CA. After graduating from Florida State University with a B.A. in English and a B.F.A. in Film, he relocated to Los Angeles, where he worked as an assistant to director Darnell Martin on the Oprah Winfrey production Their Eyes Were Watching God. His feature film debut, Medicine for Melancholy, was released in theaters by IFC Films. Other projects include the shorts Tall Enough, A Young Couple, Remigration and Chlorophyl.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 and Wednesday, March 14, 2012
MRC Spring Training: Immigration
The Multicultural Resource Center will lead a two-day alternative spring break immersion trip (1 day in Portland, 1 day in Tacoma) to explore the issues of immigration and enforcement. Participants will learn from immigration attorneys, community leaders, and social justice advocates. Contact the Multicultural Resource Center for more information.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Crystal Williams, Dean for Institutional Diversity and Associate Professor of Creative Writing and Felicia Tripp '96, Deputy Director of the Portland Housing Center
12:00 p.m., GCC-C & D
RSVP REQUIRED by Wednesday, March 14, 10 a.m. FIRM
Career Journeys is a 1-hour interview style conversation organized by the multicultural resource center and career services. We ask faculty and community guests to share their path to becoming the professionals they are today, including (but not limited to) important role models and mentors, random curiosities, barriers overcome, and courses of study. Appointed on July 1, 2011, Crystal Ann Williams is Reed's first dean for institutional diversity. Also an associate professor of creative writing, she is the author of three collections of poetry, most recently Troubled Tongues, winner of the Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award and finalist for the Oregon Book Award. Crystal Williams is the recipient of fellowships and grants from the Oregon Arts Commission, Literary Arts, the MacDowell Arts Colony, and the Barbara Deming/Money For Women Fund. Her poetry has appeared in journals such as The American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, The Sun, The Indiana Review, 5 AM, and Callaloo. She has been a member of the Reed College faculty since 2000.
Felicia Tripp is the Deputy Director of the Portland Housing Center where she oversees operations, administration, resource development and fundraising. Ms. Tripp has been with the Portland Housing Center since 1999 when she joined the Board of Directors. In November 2000, she joined the staff of the Portland Housing Center. During her tenure with the organization, she has been committed to closing the wealth gap in low income communities and at the same time finding creative ways to create economic resiliency within our low income communities.
Prior to the Portland Housing Center, she was the Executive Director of Emergence Foundation, a children and family services foundation. She graduated from Reed College with a B.A. in History. She also participated in Class II of Portland State University Leadership Fellows Program and recently was a member of the Harvard Kennedy School's Achieving Excellence Program.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
6:00 p.m., Vollum Lounge
Samhita Mukhopadhyay is a writer, speaker, and technologist residing in Brooklyn, NY. She is the Executive Editor of the popular website Feministing.com and is the author of Outdated: Why Dating is Ruining Your Love Life. She has written for multiple outlets including GOOD Magazine, The Nation, The American Prospect, Alternet and the Guardian UK. She is also a highly regarded web strategist and has developed and managed the online technology strategies of leading grassroots organizing groups including The Center for Media Justice, The Praxis Project, The New Media Literacy Project and the Media Action Grassroots Network.
In 2007, she was named a Champion of Sexual Literacy by the National Sexuality Resource Center. Mukhopadhyay is on the board of directors at Sakhi, a New York City based organization committed to the eradication of violence against women with a focus on women of the South Asian diaspora. She has a B.A. from the State University of New York at Albany in Women's Studies and Sociology and an M.A. from San Francisco State in Women and Gender Studies where her research focused on the politics of the feminist blogosphere.
This event is open to the public and all are welcome to join us.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Vine Deloria Jr. Lecture Series
Making the Invisible Visible: The Native American Community in Multnomah County
4:30 p.m., Eliot Chapel, traditional dancing with drum performance and a panel discussion. Reception to follow.
The Reed College campus, the city of Portland, and the surrounding metro area rest on the traditional lands of many Native American tribes. The urban Native American population in Portland is often overlooked, even as this multitribal community experiences rapid growth. The 2012 Vine Deloria Jr. panel discussion offers a dynamic exploration of the experiences of Native Americans in greater Portland. This event is open to the public and all are welcome to join us.
Performance: Traditional Native American dancing and drumming, performed by members of the Native American Youth & Family Center (NAYA), located in North Portland.
Panel: A discussion among four Native American leaders of the recent Coalition of Communities of Color and Portland State University 2011 report, "The Native American Community in Multnomah County: An Unsettling Profile."Nichole Maher
Executive Director, Native American Youth & Family Center (NAYA)
Nichole Maher has served as the Executive Director of NAYA for over 10 years and under her leadership the organization has grown tremendously to provide wrap-around, culturally specific community services for the Native community in Multnomah County. Maher currently serves on the boards of: Portland Schools Foundation, Northwest Health Foundation, Planned Parenthood, Portland Parks & Recreation, National Urban Indian Family Coalition, the National Comcast/NBC Joint Council Board and the Oregon Education Investment Board.Laura L. Harris
Executive Director and CEO, Americans for Indian Opportunity (AIO)
Laura Harris has worked for Americans for Indian Opportunity for the past 20 years. Prior to joining AIO, Harris worked at the Smithsonian's Office for Institutional Initiatives and was one of the original staff of the National Museum of the American Indian Campaign Office. President Clinton appointed Harris to serve as a senior consultant to the President's Initiative on Race. Harris is the founding Chair of the New Mexico Native American Democratic Caucus and elected secretary of the Toyah Band of Comanche.Sherry Addis
Portland Area Office Supervisor, Confederated Tribes of Siletz
Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians
Sherry Addis has worked for her tribe since 2008 as the Portland Area Office Supervisor. Addis oversees a wide range of social service programs for Siletz tribal members as well as enrolled members of other federally recognized tribes, Alaskan Natives, and Hawaiian Natives. Previously Addis worked for the City of Portland, Transportation Bureau for 18 years and for the Port of Portland for five years.Matt Morton (Panel Moderator)
Deputy Executive Director, Native American Youth & Family Center (NAYA)
Squaxin Island Tribe
Matt Morton is the Deputy Executive Director of the Native American Youth & Family Center (NAYA). Previously, he served as the Deputy Director for the National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA). Morton has been actively involved in the Portland community and he was elected to the Portland Public Schools Board in 2011.
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Reedies For Somalia Fundraiser
5:00 p.m., Kaul Auditorium
This event will raise funds for Islamic Relief USA's food aid program in Somalia. The event includes a silent auction, music and dance performances, and traditional Somali food. Organized by Reedies For Somalia and cosponsored by the multicultural resource center and student senate.
Monday, April 23, 2012
4:30 p.m., Eliot 314
Iduvina Estalinova Hernández Batres, a Guatemalan journalist and human rights defender, will lecture on the impact of powerful retired military officers implicated in crimes against humanity on national security policy. She will also discuss the recent moves to criminalize indigenous activists defending their right to their ancestral lands.
She was born in Guatemala City, where she received an education which emphasized a spirit of service to humanity. In the late 1970s, she was actively involved in a student movement at the University of San Carlos. In 1984, she was forced into exile in Mexico. She is currently the Director of the Association for the Study and Promotion of Security in Democracy, a non-governmental organization that works to improve security, reduce impunity, and improve the democratic process in Guatemala.
This event is cosponsored by the Spanish department, the multicultural resource center, and the office for institutional diversity.
Black History Month
This year's program includes two lectures in February, the first by renowned scholar of black political thought Melissa Harris-Lacewell on February 19 and the second by historian and black power expert Peniel E. Joseph on February 27. Two ROMP! events are also cross-listed with Black History Month programming. All events are free and open to the public unless noted otherwise.
- Melissa Harris-Lacewell
7 p.m., Friday, February 19, Vollum lecture hall
Melissa Harris-Lacewell is an associate professor of politics and African American studies at Princeton University. She is the author of the award-winning book Barbershops, Bibles, and BET: Everyday Talk and Black Political Thought (Princeton, 2004) and the forthcoming book Sister Citizen: A Text For Colored Girls Who've Considered Politics When Being Strong Wasn't Enough (forthcoming, Yale University Press). She appears regularly on MSNBC and is a frequent contributor to The Nation online.
- A Conversation with Imani Winds
2 p.m., Saturday, February 20, Psychology 105
Grammy-nominated Imani Winds has carved out a distinct presence in the classical music world. In conjunction with Black History Month, the members of Imani Winds—Valerie Coleman, flute; Toyin Spellman-Diaz, oboe; Mariam Adam, clarinet; Jeff Scott, French horn; and Monica Ellis, bassoon—will discuss their musical tribute to iconic African American entertainer Josephine Baker. The conversation, part of ROMP! and moderated by Reed professor of music Mark Burford, will explore the wind quintet as a distinctive vehicle for both players and composers. Portraits of Josephine Baker will be performed as part of the evening’s concert program.
- ROMP! Chamber Music Northwest Concert: Imani Winds
7:30 p.m., Saturday, February 20, Kaul Auditorium
Imani Winds, hailed as “nothing less than the future of the wind quintet” by the Washington Post, presents a program influenced by tango and Cuban music. Tickets: $10–48; call 503/294-6400, or visit Chamber Music Northwest.
- Peniel E. Joseph
7 p.m., Saturday, February 27, Vollum lecture hall
Peniel E. Joseph is a professor of Africana studies at Brandeis University and an expert on the black radical tradition, pan-Africanism, black social movements, and African American feminism. Joseph's first two books, Waiting 'Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America and The Black Power Movement: Rethinking the Civil Rights-Black Power Era, were published in 2006. He is currently working on his next two major research projects—A World of Our Own: Black Intellectuals and the Pan-African Dream and Any Day Now: African American Historical Criticism.
January 18, 2010
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
All Day, Start at University of Portland Chiles Center
Reed is partnering with other local colleges and universities on a city wide Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. The goal is to recruit 1,000 students to serve at 30-50 schools, non-profits and other community-based agencies. Before going out into the community, everyone will come together at the University of Portland Chiles Center, to share the vision for the day, have a time of remembrance for and learn about MLK Jr., and get excited to go out and serve.
November 3, 2009
7 p.m., Vollum Lounge
Lecture: “I can fix racism”
damali ayo, author, artist, and comedian, speaks about race, art, and eco-living. Her award-winning work has been shown at galleries across the world. damali and her work have been featured in over 100 publications world-wide includingHarpers, the Village Voice, Salon.com, the Washington Post, Seattle Times, Chicago Tribune, Redbook, and CSPAN2's Book TV.
Some of her well known works are How to Rent a Negro and Panhandling for Reparations. Her forthcoming book is entitled Obasmistan! Land Without Racism.
September 24, 2009
7 p.m., Eliot chapel
Vijay Prashad is the author of eleven books, including The Darker Nations: A People's History of the Third World, which was picked by the Asain American Writers' Workshop as the best nonfiction book of 2008.
September 17, 2009
7:30 p.m., Vollum lecture hall
Jackson Katz is an educator, author and filmmaker who has long been recognized as one of America's leading anti-sexist male activists. Katz is internationally recognized for his groundbreaking work in gender violence prevention education with men and boys.