cultureSEast

Bridging Identities, Stories & Communities

About cultureSEast

PCC Southeast Campus hosts a three-day signature series of performances, lectures, panels and presentations entitled cultureSEast. We invite PCC and the greater community to shape our campus experience by engaging the diverse cultures, identities and stories that comprise Southeast Portland – beyond what people might see on the surface.

All events are open to the public and led by students, faculty and staff, as well as community partners to provide storytelling, panel discussions, public art, readings, live performances, food carts, patronage for local business, shared traditions and a video story booth.

Visit the PCC Library's cultureSEast resource guide featuring videos, performer bios, featured event information and more.

Schedule of events

Monday, May 15

1-4pm
Mt. Tabor Hall, Great Hall
cultureSEast Tabling

Tuesday, May 16

All day
Southeast Library
Story Objects: Student Objects and Writing Collective
10am–2pm
Mt. Tabor Hall, Great Hall
cultureSEast Tabling
12-1pm
Mt. Tabor Hall, Great Hall
Midday Music and Performances
Michelle Alany and The Mystics deliver soulful interpretations of traditional Sephardic, Balkan and Mediterranean songs.
1–4pm
Mt. Tabor Hall, Great Hall
Visit the "Southeast Stories" Video Booth
12–2pm
Asian Pacific American Writers Series Writing Workshop, private event
1-3pm
Mt. Tabor Hall, TLC
Introduction to Intercultural Communication
2–3:30pm
Mt. Tabor Hall Great Hall
Student Panel: Identity, Story, and Community at PCC
Join the discussion featuring students from PCC Southeast who share how they are finding their voices, exploring their identity, and finding their community on campus.
4–5:30pm
Community Hall
Opening Ceremony and Reception
6:30–8pm
Southeast Library, 2nd Floor
Human Library: Real People, Real Conversations
At the Human Library, readers borrow real people with real stories from different countries and cultures for personal conversations that challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue.

Wednesday, May 17

All day
Southeast Library, 2nd Floor
Story Objects: Student Objects and Writing Collective
10–11am
Student Commons Building (SCOM) 231
Women in STEM: Celebrating Hidden Figures
10am–2pm
Mt. Tabor Hall, Great Hall
cultureSEast Tabling
10am–2pm
Mt. Tabor Hall, Great Hall
Visit the "Southeast Stories" Video Booth
11am–2pm
Mt. Tabor Hall, Great Hall and Quad
Community Resource Fair
11:30am–1:30pm
Community Hall
Asian Studies and Global Studies Focus Award
12–1pm
Mt. Tabor Hall, Great Hall
Midday Music and Performances
Rio Con Brio with mandolinist Tim Connell and guitarist Mike Burdette interpret the Brazilian genre of urban popular music called choro.
1:30–2:30pm
Community Hall
Beijing: An Integrity of Historic City and Modern Metropolis
2–3:30pm
Library, 3rd Floor
Asian Pacific American Writers Series with Kenji Liu

The third annual Asian Pacific American Writers Series features Kenji Liu, a highly acclaimed poet and graphic artist whose book, Map of an Onion, won the Hillary Gravendyk prize for poetry in 2015. Join us for a reading and discussion of his work. http://www.kenjiliu.com

3–4pm
Southeast Library, 216
The Intersectionality of STEM
3–5pm
Southeast Library, Room 207
Supporting Transgender students, and ally workshop
3:30–5:30pm
Salaam Neighbor Film and Student Panel on Muslim Identity, private event

Thursday, May 18

All day
Southeast Library
Story Objects: Student Objects and Writing Collective
10–11am
Community Hall
Radical/Social Justice Gardening
10am-1pm
Mt. Tabor Hall, Great Hall
Visit the "Southeast Stories" Video Booth
10am-2pm
Mt. Tabor Hall, Great Hall
cultureSEast Tabling
11:30am–1pm
Community Hall
Celebration and Solidarity: Alumni Panel on Success after PCC
12–1pm
Mt. Tabor Hall, Great Hall
Midday Music and Performances
Meester & Meester of 3 Leg Torso with violinist Béla Balogh, accordionist Courtney Von Drehle and bass player Milo Fultz and accordionist Courtney Von Drehle performs original composition based on eclectic synthesist of Tango, Klezmer, Latin and Gypsy music.
1–3pm
Mt. Tabor Hall, TLC
Building Community by Addressing Microaggressions
2–3:30pm
Mt. Tabor Hall, Great Hall
Taoist Philosophy Through Tai Chi
Learn and understand the Taoist philosophical concepts as it is practiced in Tai Chi movement. Includes a short talk, demonstration, and audience participation.
3–4:30pm
Mt. Tabor Hall, TLC
World Cafe Conversation: A Call to Action
4:30–6pm
Community Hall
Closing Ceremony Reception

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