Skip to content

PCC Library Celebrates cultureSEast

Join the cultureSEast celebration at the Southeast Campus on March 3-5, 2020. This signature event is an invitation to bridge identities, stories, and communities.

All activities are open to the public and led by students, faculty, and staff, as well as community partners to provide speaker sessions, performances, art displays, and other activities. For a schedule of events, see cultureSEast.

PCC Southeast Library offers books about storytelling, bridging cultures, personal memoirs and other related topics for readers who want to learn more. Suggested readings are available in the cultures east library guide.

March 3 – March 31, 2020

Object Portraits | SE Library, 2nd floor

Object Portraits is a collaboration between Art and ESOL. It brings students together to share stories and photograph objects that represent culture.

We hope to capture the campus experience by engaging diverse cultures, identities, and telling the stories of students taking very different courses at PCC. The installation features photographs and texts, rather than live speakers. The photography students come from a range of backgrounds, but mostly from dominant American culture. This project allows them to interact with diverse communities while learning their art. Because the photographs focus on curious cultural objects rather than on people, the objects act as a gateway for participants and observers to focus on the stories being told, rather than the people telling them. This softens the othering that many immigrant and refugee students experience, which is particularly relevant at this moment. Each photograph will be accompanied by a student-generated text that is representative of the developing language skills that newcomers work with in order to share simple information about themselves.  It acknowledges that developmental English is a valid means for communicating and is deserving of inclusion.

March 5, 2020

Student, Staff, and Faculty Open Reading and Release of Cinder Cone
12:00 – 2:00 pm | SE Library, 2nd floor

Open reading for any student, staff or faculty member who wants to read short literary works. To sign up to read, email William Merck 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.