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Reach & Invest (Intercultural Programs)

Reach programs are planned and led by the Student Leader Initiating Diversity Education (SLIDErs) and feature speakers, artists, films, and other activities that focus around social justice topics. Invest sessions are student led facilitations (by Intercultural Development Leaders and SLIDErs) that address current hot button issues, social justice awareness, and multiple and intersecting identities. Both sets of co-curricular programs enhance classroom learning and raise awareness about social justice. 
Fall 2016 Programs
Fri, 9/2 • Feel Good Friday • 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 
Join us for the first Feel Good Friday of the year! Come learn about the IC and win cool prizes.
Wed, 9/7 •  Reach: Baile Folklorico: History and Art • 5-7 p.m. • Soda Center
Mexican Folkloric Dance/ Danza Folklorica Escenica  is a documentary that “tells the story of the vibrant art form through the life and work  of the internationally acclaimed artist  and choreographer, Rafael Zamarripa.” , Producer-Writer-Director Olga Najera-Ramirez will lead a discussion following the screening.
Tues, 9/13 • Invest: Pokémon Go: Can You Catch ‘Em All ? Tier 1  • 5-7 p.m.
This first program will feature an introduction to Pokémon Go and its relation to various identities. This workshop will include definitions, videos, and interactive activities.
Thurs, 9/15  • Invest: Pokémon Go: Can You Catch ‘Em All ? Tier 2 • 6-8 p.m.
This second program will feature a more in depth conversation around Pokémon Go. Facilitated by the IC student staff, this workshop will include activities and a dialogue around this topic.
Wed, 10/5 • Reach: Exploitation & Trafficking in Your Backyard • 5-7 p.m. 
Human trafficking earns an estimated $32 billion worldwide per year.  A lot of that activity and money exchange occurs in the Bay Area including Contra Costa County. This program will features clips from 3 different programs as well as a panel discussion featuring Stephen Mullin from Catholic Charities of the East Bay, Sister Caritas Foster, a member of the Sisters of the Holy Family, who has worked tirelessly to raise awareness, and Eileen Matthews, a local Contra Costa Resident that will share how anyone can get involved to raise awareness. 

Tues, 10/18 • Invest: Healthy Relationships Tier 1  • 5-7 p.m. 

This INVEST program– sponsored by the IC and WRC, will explore the different between healthy, unhealthy, and abusive relationships. The goal of the program is to give students the tools in recognizing signs of abuse in a relationship. In Tier 1, facilitators will introduce terminology and a discussion around dating abuse and cyclical violence.

Tues, 10/20 • Invest: Healthy Relationships Tier 2  • 5-7 p.m. 

This INVEST program– sponsored by the IC and WRC, will explore the different between healthy, unhealthy, and abusive relationships. The goal of the program is to give students the tools in recognizing signs of abuse in a relationship. In Tier 2, students will participate in a peer-facilitated activity, look at case studies, and delve deeper into a discussion about healthy relationships and types of abuse.

Wed, 11/2 • Reach: Deaf Culture• 5-7 p.m.  
Tues, 11/15 • Invest: Native Queerness & Two Spirit Identity Tier 1 • 5-7 p.m. 
Thurs, 11/17 • Invest: Native Queerness & Two Spirit Identity Tier 2 • 5-7 p.m. 
Wed, 11/30 • Reach: Race & Mental Health• 5-7 p.m. 

 

January 2017 Programs
Wed, 1/18 • Reach: TBD • 5-7 p.m.
Tues, 1/24 • Invest: Culturally Conscious Tourism- Living vs. Studying Abroad Tier 1 6-8 p.m.
Thurs, 1/26 • Invest: Culturally Conscious Tourism- Living vs. Studying Abroad Tier 2 6-8 p.m.

 

Spring 2017 Programs
TBD • Reach: TBD • 5-7 p.m. 
TBD Invest: TBD 5-7 p.m.
TBD  Invest: TBD 5-7 p.m.