All Events at Patricia Wade Temple Conference Room, Dining Commons, from Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Public lecture format including the Heritage Campus Community and interested community members.
Sponsored by the Center for Intercultural Learning and Teaching (CILT).
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Constitution Day -- "And Justice for All: The 14th Amendment and the Mexican Repartriation of the Great Depressions"
The Fourteenth Amendment defines the parameters of citizenship and guarantees due process and equal protection under the law. That was small consolation, however, to millions of Mexican immigrants and their American-born children who were denied their constitutional protections and forcibly “repatriated” during the Great Depression.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
"Off the Reservation: The Life, Near Death and Renewal of the Samish Language"
When the “Sahmish” people chose to live off the reservation in favor of a more “nomadic” existence along the lines of what their ancestors lived (Finkbonner, 1870), the result turned out to be a surefire recipe for language loss. There are presently only about ten native speakers of Samish. Efforts are underway to save the language and preserve this culture.
Dr. Blake Slonecker
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
"Sex by Northwest: Women's Liberation at the Portland Willamette Bridge"
How did the women’s liberation movement impact the operation of Portland’s most important sixties-era underground newspaper, The Willamette Bridge? Created and run by a male-dominated hierarchy in 1968, the paper morphed into a feminist-inspired work collective by 1971, a transition that illuminates the evolving interactions between Movement women and men at the dawn of the 1970s.
Dr. Winona Wynn
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
"I Am You; You Are Us; and We Are 'Them': Reflections on Service and Survivance in a Native Community"
This discussion locates critical service-learning within a sustained Native community-university relationship. The focus is on complex and ever-present negotiations of identity and power. Highlights include ethnographic narratives of university and tribal community collaborators, as well as student voices.
Dr. Marisol Rodriguez-Price
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
"Leadership and the Challenges of Staying Grounded"
Have you ever heard of the phrase “to be grounded?” For this discussion, “being grounded” means to be in tune with your whole self and using that sensibility to lead. This conversation will center on leading in the field of education and the challenges we face in remaining whole.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
"Why Are Indigenous Peoples Still Talking About It? The Doctrine of Discovery and its Global Impact"
The Doctrine of Discovery is a series of laws and policies based in Christian Doctrine that articulates who is entitled to own and control land in North America and around the world. How does this historical foundation of colonialism shape the world today, and what can be done about it?
Dr. Christina Nyirati
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
"Is Enough Known to Synthesize a Theory for How Families Nurture Self-Care in Their Children?"
Scholars have examined care transitions in families, but these inquiries have been specific to children with particular chronic illnesses, such as diabetes and asthma. Questions remain about whether the construct of self-care development in the family is situation-specific or stable across diagnostic classifications. Dr. Nyirati proposes a theory useful for empirical testing across various states of child and family health and illness.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
"The Positive Impacts of Cultural Competence Training for Students and Educators"
This presentation explores culturally relevant pedagogical models that yield success in developing stronger interpersonal awareness, sensitivity and cultural knowledge, all of which create a more effective cross-cultural teaching and learning experience. Investigative responses include what kind of environment produces a high-achieving, culturally competent student and how educators can learn to embed sociopolitical consciousness into their curriculum.
Contact: Mary James - (509) 865-8564 - firstname.lastname@example.org