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Bridging Identities, Stories & Communities

About cultureSEast 2018

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.

Schedule of events

Are you a PCC student, faculty, or staff interested in hosting a workshop for cultureSEast? Applications are being accepted from February 12 – March 2. Complete the online application through Pantherhub, or grab a paper application on campus at one of our Resource Centers.

Tuesday – Thursday: Community Resource fairs

Tuesday, May 15

  • cultureSEast Student Conference – 8am-1:30pm
    This conference is for high school students and educator, and will include keynote speaker Thayvie Sinn, social justice workshops, and panel discussions. Meals provided.
  • 4th Annual Asian Pacific American Writers Series (APAWS) "In the Classroom: Exploring Non-Fiction" – 6:30-8pm
  • Opening ceremony – 4-5pm
  • 3rd annual Multicultural Night hosted by Unity Through Diversity Club – 5-9pm
    Food and performances for all ages. Free.

Wednesday, May 16

  • Selected workshops – 8am-12 noon
  • APAWS "Public Event: Exploring Fiction" – 1-3pm
  • "Feel Rich" – 4-6pm
    Viewing and discussion hosted by Black Student Union.

Thursday, May 17

  • PCC Alumni Panel – 10-11:30am
    Supported by the PCC Foundation
  • Selected workshops – 12-4pm
  • See Me, I See You
    An Intersectional Race Monologue Collection hosted by SE Multicultural Center
  • Closing ceremony and events – 5-8pm

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