Bridging Identities, Stories & Communities
About cultureSEast 2020
Date: March 3-5, 2020
cultureSEast is a three-day series of performances, story sharing, workshops, experiences, analysis, and celebration designed to create awareness of, and appreciation for, the vast range of cultural diversity that makes up our community and promote understanding of the historical and current implications of diversity and multiculturalism for our community given our location and moment in history. Read a recent PCC News story about the event.
Schedule of events
Object Portraits is a collaborative installation of photographs and texts that provide a window into diverse experiences.
Portland Through A Latinx Lens
Mt. Tabor Great Hall
Pictures and stories from latinx people in the Portland area will be hung to share and illuminate their unique experiences.
I am Not Invisible
Mt. Tabor Great Hall
A remarkable exhibition featuring 20 portraits of Oregon women military veterans.
Student Commons First Floor
The Southeast Gallery presents two exhibits this term by artists Samantha Wall and Georgina Brooks. For more information visit the gallery website.
Tuesday, March 3
cultureSEast Gallery Artist Talks
Student Commons First Floor, 12-1pm
Please join us to enjoy the unique artistic styles and talent of two local artists, Georgina Brooks and Samantha Wall, and learn about their stories.
Mt. Tabor Great Hall, 12:30-1pm
PCC SE Taekwondo Club: Through practicing martial arts, we encourage cultural diversity and build friendship with people around the world.
Two Spirits in Higher Ed
Community Hall, 2-4pm
Silas Hoffer (Yakama and Grand Ronde) shares experiences as a Two Spirit and Transgender community college student who transferred to the University of Oregon. Silas earned a BA in Ethnic Studies and is currently mentoring Native high schoolers through NAYA. The event is a collaboration between Women's and Gender Studies and Native American Studies at Southeast Campus, and it is open to the public.
Mt. Tabor Great Hall, 4-7pm
A fun night of coming together to make crafts like succulent pots, share stories, and build community.
Wednesday, March 4
Women's Work: Babies, Care Taking, Migration
Mt. Tabor 143, 10-11:50am
Join us for a guided conversation with Jimena Alvarado about labor rights, carework, globalization, migration, and the magic tricks that make the largest group of workers invisible. Let's honor International Women's Day by talking about solidarity and global change. Open to PCC students, faculty, and staff.
Mt. Tabor 109, 12-1pm
Creating community through the power of stories. Come to listen or to share a story of your own and enjoy a catered lunch, all are welcome.
Midday Music Performance
Mt. Tabor Great Hall, 12-1pm
Michelle Alany and The Mystics deliver soulful interpretations of traditional Sephardic, Balkan and Mediterranean songs.
International Chess: Let's Play Around The World
Mt. Tabor Great Hall, 1-3pm
Come play, watch, and learn about different histories and cultures through the artfully crafted chess sets from around the world that have been bringing people together for centuries.
Passport to Your Future
Community Hall, 1-3pm
This event was created to connect the ESOL students to resources and inform them about available services and programs, such as the Academic Advising Center, Career Resource Center, CADD Program, CTE Program, Biology Program, Orientation Center, Student Learning Center, STEM Center, Queer Resource Center, and Multicultural Center.
There There: Students read and respond to the novel
Tabor 109, 2-3:30pm
Students will read passages from the novel that resonate with them, and reflect on why and how they connect to their chosen passages. They will share in a space that acts also as a gallery for student work created in classes that read There There together. All members of the PCC community are invited to attend.
The If These Walls Could Talk Revue
Community Hall, 5-7pm
PCC student reading non-fiction stories that highlight aspects of their lives and identities that are not easily seen on campus at PCC. The speakers have been curated to provide a variation of student identities that will hopefully reveal the diverse populations at SE.
Thursday, March 5
A Cup of Coffee: A Personal Narrative in Mt. Apo
Community Hall, 10-11am
Sharing a personal narrative of a traveler, poet, and educator through a journey on the island of Mindanao, Philippines.
Student, Staff, and Faculty Open Reading and Release of Cinder Cone
Second Floor Library, 12-2pm
Open reading for any student, staff or faculty member who wants to read short literary works. To sign up to read, email firstname.lastname@example.org by March 2. Part of this event will also be the release of Cinder Cone, PCC SE's new online multilingual magazine of writing and other art.
Free Food Market
Come check out the new monthly Free Fresh Food Market that will be available the first Thursday of each month. All are welcome – students, staff, faculty, and community members.