IC Programs: Collective Hour, Invest, Feel Good Friday, Fac Chats and more!

The IC hosts and organizes many co-curricular programs, such as Invest sessions, that enhance classroom learning and raise awareness about social justice issues. 

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INVEST sessions are student-led facilitations that address current hot button issues, social justice awareness and multiple and intersecting identities. 

Upcoming Fall 2022 INVEST sessions:

  • Date, Time & Topic TBD


'20-'21 Virtual Invest session recordings:

  • Behind Closed Doors: The Sociopolitical Position of Sex Workers


  • ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL: Distance Learning and its Relationship with Accessibility (3/24)








COLLECTIVE HOUR sessions are monthly, affinity-based, community  spaces where folks of specific salient identities and experiences can come together to talk, vent, or destress. Each of our three Collective Hours will be hosted by an IC student staff member who belongs to the community of focus. 

   Upcoming Fall 2022 Collective Hour sessions (all located in the IC):

  • TBD


Feel Good Friday is the IC's fun social event held every first Friday of the month for students to build community, have fun and decompress after a long week. 

The next Feel Good Friday is:

  • TBD


Fac Chats

You are invited to our riveting new faculty series Fac Chats, which highlights critical and current research being conducted by SMC faculty. 

Co-sponsored by the Intercultural Center and the SMC library Fac Chats is designed as a showcase for some of the critical approaches to research that SMC faculty accomplish behind the scenes, and as a forum for faculty, students, and staff from different disciplines to learn together in community and explore ideas that you might not encounter in class. They're sort of like TED Talks, in that they take some pretty complex ideas and present them in an accessible way--but we get the chance to go even deeper, with 30 minutes for the conversation and 15 minutes for Q&A.

Upcoming Fall 2022 Fac Chats:

  • Date, Time & Topic TBD


  • SPRING 2022 VIRTUAL Fac Chat sessions:
    • Hire More Black Faculty Now!: The Unique Benefits that Black Faculty Bring to Black Students - Calvin Monroe, Ed.D. candidate - VIDEO RECORDING


    • Everyone Counts! Understanding and Changing the World with Mathematics - Professor Mary Raygoza -  VIDEO RECORDING



    • Leading from the Inside Out: Contemplative Justice as Radical Self-care for BIPOC Activists - Dr.  Zahra Ahmed (Politics) - VIDEO RECORDING
    • Recognizing and Expanding Competence: Supporting Language Development Through Science - Dr. Laura Alvarez (KSOE) - VIDEO RECORDING