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Get Youself Tested

Get Yourself Tested

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY NOV 15-16 DROP IN BETWEEN 11 am-3pm RCC REDWOOD CAMPUS LIBRARY ROOM 3

HIV Alliance is providing FREE RAPID TESTING for HIV, HEP C & SYPHILIS (JUST A SMALL FINGER POKE)

Free naloxone training & kits Learn how Naloxone/Narcan nasal spray can reverse an opiod (Fentanyl) overdose. You could save a life!

braiding sweetgrass book cover

Common Read

Braiding Sweetgrass

Diversity Programming Board is sponsoring a common read of Braiding Sweetgrass, and it's not too late to participate. If you weren’t able to join us for the gathering at Redwood Campus, but would still like to be a part of the common read, simply visit any RCC Library branch and request a free copy of the book. There are plans for a virtual book discussion in the near future as well.

For more information, or if you have questions, contact Lucia Bartscher at 541-956-7124 or [email protected]


DIA DE LOS MUERTOS

Ofrenda Displays at RCC

hispanic heritage month

November 1 & 2, 2023
All Day
Redwood Campus, Wiseman | Riverside Campus, Library | Table Rock Campus, Atrium

Dia de los Muertos is a holiday to remember friends and family who have passed. This tradition is celebrated in Mexico and other Latin American countries. Visit our campus ofrenda displays to learn more and enjoy delicious pan dulce (sweet bread). We invite you to bring a small photo of a departed loved one to include on the ofrenda, and take home some sugar skull stickers and marigold petal confetti.


The Creation of Hispanics

hispanic heritage month

October 10, 2023
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Join Zoom Meeting | Meeting ID: 982 5103 8409

As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, join us for a fun dive into the "construction" of one of America’s largest ethnic groups. Through this educational, comedic performance, we’ll explore a more complicated view of the beauty, complexity, similarities and, most importantly, the differences that are too often homogenized into the terms "Latino/a," "Latinx" and "Hispanic."


Fiesta Latina & Club Days
Fiesta Latina y Días de Club

Fiesta Latina and Club Days Celebration

Redwood Campus, Student Center
October 17, 2023
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Riverside Campus, HEC, room 127
October 18, 2023
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Fiesta Latina

Redwood Campus, Centro Estudiantil
17 de Octubre, 2023
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Riverside Campus, HEC, salon 127
18 de Octubre, 2023
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

We’re closing out Hispanic Heritage Month with Fiesta Latina and Club Days! Join us for music, crafts, club introductions and FREE LUNCH. Help us celebrate Latinx culture and RCC’s student clubs! All are welcome!

¡Cerramos el Mes de la Herencia Hispana con la Fiesta Latina y Días de Club! Vengan a disfrutar de música, manualidades y ALMUERZO GRATIS. ¡Celebremos juntos la cultura Latina y los clubs estudiantiles de RCC! ¡Todos son bienvenidos!


Let's Talk About It:
Overcoming Stigma in Behavioral Health and Suicide Prevention

Overcoming Stigma in Behavioral Health and Suicide Prevention

May 23, 2023


latinx world day
Click for more information!


To Protect and Serve
Is everyone Included?

Protect and Serve Conscious Conversation

April 25, 2023


get yourself tested

Get Yourself Tested
April 12-13

Hosted by the Diversity Programming Board and Jackson County Public Health.
Free, rapid and confidential for HIV, HEP-C and SYPHILIS. Naloxone kits and training, Safer Sex Supplies, and Fred Meyer gift cards provided by JCPH while supplies last. Testing happens in a private room. Access to healthcare services is important for promoting and maintaining health, preventing and managing disease, reducing unnecessary disability and premature death, and achieving health equity for all. This is a free event open to all students, staff, and community members.
For more information contact Sally Snyder, [email protected] or 541-956-7187


Teatro Milagro Presents Semillas

semillas play and q and a

April 3, 2023
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Rogue Auditorium, Grants Pass Redwood Campus

An on-campus "movie" screening of their play, Semillas. Q&A with actors and production team to follow.
Open to all students, employees and community members.
More information can be found on the Teatro Milagro Website.

Wellness and Environmental Theatre Intensive
Tuesday and Wednesday, April 4 and 5, 2023
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Medford Riverside Campus, HEC-129A

Spend two evenings with professional theatre makers from Milagro learning the process and implications for forum and invisible theatre. Discussions on generational views of health and environment will inspire the results.
Open to RCC students only (10 max) by registration. To register, please contact Lucia Bartscher at [email protected].


Civil Disobedience in the Women's Rights Movement

well behaved women rarely make history

March 28, 2023
Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 910 6157 5940 | Passcode: 042262

Guest Speaker: Donna Lee Taylor, Writer, Storyteller, Activist


Leaving a Legacy – Our Role in Democracy
A Martin Luther King Jr. Event

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Geneva Craig
Geneva Craig, Presenter
Mary Liuzzo Lilleboe
Mary Liuzzo Lilleboe, Presenter

Click here to view video presentation

We will explore what kind of legacy we want to leave for future generations, and how our role in democracy plays an important part in making it all happen. You are highly encouraged to watch the film "Selma" prior to the event.

We will be joined by Dr. Geneva Craig, who knew Dr. King and marched in Selma, as well as her close friend, Mary Liuzzo Lilleboe, whose mother was murdered by the Ku Klux Klan while she was transporting marchers from Selma to Montgomery.

We are returning to in person, and will also offer a live stream option.

Monday, January 16th, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.
132 NE B Street, Grants Pass, OR


Beyond the Binary: A Student Panel Discussion on Gender Identity

Beyond the Binary Forum

Click here to view video presentation

A panel of RCC transgender and nonbinary students will answer questions about identity, pronouns, and more!


Thursday, January 19th, 2023 at 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Riverside Campus, Higher Education Center

Sunrise Communities special presentation
Click here to view the video presentation

Sunrise Communities: What happened after dark in southern Oregon?
Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Hosted by the RCC Diversity Programming Board and
Community Partners St. Luke’s Episcopal, Bethany Presbyterian, and Newman United Methodist

Social justice champion Taylor Stewart will invite us on a journey to face an ugly past, acknowledge its harmful effects, and from there propel us towards creating a more welcoming community.


Native American Heritage Month feather sculpture
Click here to view the presentation.

Native American Veterans: What does it mean to protect your people?
November 22, 2022

David West will lead us in a discussion about the importance of National Native American Heritage Month.


a dandelion seed head blowing in the wind
Click here to view the video presentation

AIR: Perspectives from Indigenous Peoples and Western Science
May 23, 2022

Please join us to learn about good stewardship and our essential connection to air from the viewpoints of indigenous traditional ecological knowledge and western science.


The I'Mpossible Project special event

Kicking my Blue Genes in the Butt, with Josh Rivedal
Monday, May 16, 2022
Grants Pass High School Performing Arts Center

Join us for a presentation by author, playwright, and actor, Josh Rivedal featuring a discussion on suicide prevention and mental health. A brief Q&A session will follow the presentation. This is a free event open to all students, staff, and community members.


get yourself tested

Get Yourself Tested
May 4 & 5, 2022
Redwood Campus Library, rooms 2 and 3
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Hosted by the Diversity Programming Board and Jackson County Public Health.
Free, rapid and confidential for HIV, HEP-C and SYPHILIS. Naloxone kits and training, Safer Sex Supplies, and Fred Meyer gift cards provided by JCPH while supplies last. Testing happens in a private room. Access to healthcare services is important for promoting and maintaining health, preventing and managing disease, reducing unnecessary disability and premature death, and achieving health equity for all. This is a free event open to all students, staff, and community members.


voting rights
Click here to view the video presentation

Voting Rights
Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Hosted by the RCC Diversity Programming Board and
Community Partners St. Luke’s Episcopal, Bethany Presbyterian, and Newman United Methodist

Examining the history of the vote in our country, democracy, and equal access to the polls.


Reproductive Rights Examining healthcare and human rights
click here to view the video presentation

Reproductive Rights
Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Examining healthcare and human rights.


a beautiful sunset over misty mountains
click here to view the video presentation

LAND
Thursday, February 24, 2022

Join us to learn about good stewardship and our essential connection to land from the viewpoints of indigenous traditional ecological knowledge and western science.
with David West, Enrolled Member and Elder of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation and Dr. Cathy Kemper-Pelle, RCC President


Sundown Towns Part II: What happened after dark in southern oregon
click here to view the video presentation

Sundown Towns Part II
Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Social justice champion Taylor Stewart will invite us on a journey to face an ugly past, acknowledge its harmful effects, and from there propel us towards creating a more welcoming community. 


duende de lorca
Duende de Lorca
Thursday, February 17, 2022

Federico García Lorca is celebrated the world over for his poetry, music and plays. Yet at the age of 27, he was still a struggling artist living with his parents. In the Americas, Lorca shined like a mad and fiery diamond, fusing his cante jondo with Afro-Cuban son to create a new rhythm of powerfully poetic drama. Join us for a virtual, bi-lingual theatrical presentation and learn about Lorca's quest for cultural integration and gender acceptance.


Get yourself Tested event for HIV and Syphilis
GYT: Get Yourself Tested
February 16 & 17, 2022

HIV Alliance is providing Free Rapid Testing for HIV, HEP C and Syphilis (a small finger poke)
along with providing free Naloxone training and kits.
Click image above for flyer.


Hellfighter event with Diversity Programming Board
click to view the video presentation

HELLFIGHTER
February 9, 2022

Experience WWII history through a real life story through the eyes of four generations
of an African American soldier's family.


water drop from a leaf onto water making ripples
click to view the video presentation

WATER
Tuesday, January 25, 2022


MLK banner

Beloved Community: Building Bridges (Full event video)
Ron Jones, Dialogues on Diversity (Keynote Address)

MLK Jr. Community Celebration
Monday, January 17, 2022


LMNOPI GuardiandIndigenous DayMadonna Thunder Hawk

click to view a video of presentation

Rogue River Trail of Tears
Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Join us to hear stories of our local history and to learn ways to honor and revitalize the practices of indigenous people.


Seeking Shelter Panel for Josephine County Oregon buscando refugio en espanol
November 8 presentation video
November 15 presentation video

Seeking Shelter: The Josephine County Housing Crisis
November 8 & 15, 2021

Are you concerned about the housing crisis in Josephine County?
Tenants, landlords, property owners, business owner and community members please join us for a
public panel event to learn about what is driving the crisis in our region and what you can do.


Sundown towns
click to view a video of presentation

Sundown Towns
What happened after dark in southern Oregon?

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Social justice champion Taylor Stewart will invite us on a journey to face an ugly past, acknowledge its harmful effects, and from there propel us towards creating a more welcoming community.


Fire Perspectives from Indigenous Peoples and Western Science
click to view a video of presentation

FIRE
Perspectives from Indigenous Peoples and Western Science

Thursday, October 14, 2021


Islam 101 with Suhaib Al-Tamimi
click here to view the video presentation

Islam 101
with Suhaib Al-Tamimi

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Learn about:
The five pillars of Islam
Islamic holidays and celebrations
How Islam is similar to and different from Christianity and Judaism
Stereotypes and misconceptions about Islam and Muslims
The experiences of an Iraqi immigrant in America


protect our eldersstand with us graphic of young man in hoodie in front of flowersWe too are America
click to view a video of presentation

Asian American Allyship
September 28, 2021

Asian Americans have been part of the American story for hundreds of years, yet all too often they are viewed as outsiders in their own country.  Anti-Asian and xenophobic harassment have been on the rise across the U.S., and unfortunately, it is not a new phenomenon.  Join us to learn how to be a strong advocate and ally using the 5 Ds.


Courageous Conversations Patriotism and Polarity event
click to view a video of presentation

PATRIOTISM and Polarity
Tuesday, July 27, 2021

We all have a connection to patriotism - be it positive or negative or somewhere in between.

Today we will explore questions such as: What is important about patriotism, why do we need it (or not)?  How does patriotism unite or divide us?  What defines your patriotism? When you see a flag flying, what assumptions do you make? What might it mean when someone takes a knee during the national anthem? What is proper respect of the flag?  How do we reclaim the true meaning of patriotism?


Courageous Conversations Pride and Prejudice event
click to view video of presentation

PRIDE and Prejudice
Tuesday, June 22, 2021


Putting the Civil back in Civil Discourse
Putting the Civil back in Civil Discourse
May 25, 2021

To view the recorded event, contact Sally Snyder.


You are the jury logo to Defamation Experience event

Defamation Experience
Thursday, May 20, 2021

Beginning with a riveting courtroom drama that explores the highly charged issues of race, class, religion, gender and the law with a twist where we, the audience, are the jury!?Combined with an audience deliberation and facilitated discussion, this is a unique opportunity to engage in civil discourse about the most pressing social issues of our day. TheDefamationExperience.com


Preacher Moss

Preacher Moss
~Conscious Comedy~
Friday, May 7, 2021

Preacher Moss is an International all-star Comedian, Lecturer and Anti-Racism Advocate. His unique style has been described as "smooth, intelligent, and thought provoking," as his "seriously funny" message simultaneously occupies two spaces of laughter and intellectual engagement at the same time.

To view the recorded event, contact Sally Snyder.


Seeking Shelter
Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Join us for this virtual forum event featuring Dr. Douglas Mungin, an expert voice on how a community can address homelessness with best practices. Identified community leaders will also share their awareness and knowledge about the impact of homelessness specific in our RCC community and local areas. 


Environmental Racism
April 27, 2021


Teatro Milagro's performance of ¡HUELGA!
~in honor of Earth Day~
Thursday, April 22, 2021

teatro milagro
The humor and the pace of this virtual production, in combination with the melodramatic style, will keep you laughing and your attention rapt! You will learn the excellent history and important messages of Dolores Huerta and the formation of the United Farm Workers Association in a way that can be absorbed and remembered.
Watch the first 5 minutes and see for yourself, you might get hooked!
¡Si, Se Puede!®


Women's History Month
Overcoming Oppression
March 23, 2021
march is women's history month


Gender Inclusive Parenting
Tuesday, March 2, 2021

How can parents support their children in developing their own gender expression and in challenging gender stereotypes? SOU sociologists Carey Jean Sojka and Kylan de Vries will discuss research on gender inclusive parenting as well as their personal journey in raising their child.
gender inclusive parenting
Click here to listen to the audio of this program.


Black History Month
Did you know? Featuring Lois MacMillan, Teacher and Historian
February 23, 2021


January 18, 2021
MLK Jr. Day Celebration
hope. Creating Real Change

Meaningful conversation, uplifting music, and inspiring speakers.


November 17: Thanksgiving: Reality vs. Myth

David West, Enrolled Member and Elder of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, leads us in a conversation on Thanksgiving: Myth vs. Reality. He teaches us hard truths that have been buried over the past 400 years, discussing their effects on indigenous people. David also shares ideas for how we can move into a future of inter-connectedness with the land and each other.


October 20: Inequities and the Cost of White Privilege


September 22: Unpacking White Privilege

No matter where you are in your knowledge and journey, we hope that you will join us to learn about the history of racism in Oregon, white privilege, institutional racism, and other important and related topics.  You will also gain actionable tools to make the world a safer and happier place for everyone.


August 18: Why are people afraid to talk about racism?


Tuesday, July 21, 2020: From Education to Action

This discussion is led by the Rev. Ernestine Flemister, the Rev. Ryan Scott, and the Rev. Tom Berry, explores systemic oppression. This event is planned as an ongoing discussion, which will occur on a regular basis (future dates to be determined).

No matter where you are in your knowledge and journey, we hope that you will join us to learn about the history of racism in Oregon, white privilege, institutional racism, and other important and related topics.


Our History, Our Vote

Kathleen Donham's, Voters Service Chair of the League of Women Voters (LWV) of Rogue Valley, number one priority and responsibility is to get people to vote!  Members of LWV are all volunteers.  They promote good government, making the vote available to everyone, and making democracy work.  They do not speak for any party or particular philosophy, other than transparency and including everyone.


living mentally well and crush it during difficult timesMay 27, 2020:
How to Live Mentally Well and Crush It During Difficult Times
Josh Rivedal, Live Via Zoom

Click the link for more information on Josh Rivedal
This is a free event that is open to all students, staff and the public.

Joshua Rivedal is an actor, playwright, and international public speaker. He has spoken professionally about suicide prevention and mental health awareness in more than twenty-eight U.S. states, Canada, the U.K., and Australia. He previously served on the board of directors for the New York City chapter of The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. He wrote and developed the play, The i'Mpossible Project: Kicking My Blue Genes in the Butt (formerly titled The Gospel According to Josh), which has toured extensively throughout the United States, Canada, and the U.K. His memoir of the same name is on the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's recommended reading list.


March 5, 2020:
HIV Screening, Naloxone Training, and Planned Parenthood

RVC Library, 10:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m.

February 26, 2020: 
"Indigenous Environmental Knowledge" with David West

RVC 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

February 25, 2020:
"Indigenous Environmental Knowledge" with David West

RWC Student Center, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

February 11, 2020:
HIV Screening and Naloxone Training, and Planned Parenthood

RWC Student Center and Library, 10a-2p

January 28-29, 2020:
Freedom Riders with Dr. John Dolan

RVC HEC 132, January 28, 1-3pm
RWC Coates Hall 7, January 29, 1-3pm

January 20, 2020:
MLK Jr. Community Celebration

Bethany Presbyterian Church, Grants Pass, 6-8pm

10/8: HIV Screening
RVC Library, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

10/10: The Opioid Epidemic
Please join us for a special presentation by Dr. Darryl Inaba on  drug abuse and the impact on brain
functioning.
Riverside Campus, from 6 - 8 p.m.

10/14: Oregon Humanities Conversation Project, The Hate We Live In
RWC 9-10:30 a.m. Student Center
RVC 1:30-3 p.m. HEC 129

10/22: HIV Screening
RWC Student Center and Library, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

10/22: Wesley Hamilton, Disabled But Not Really (DSNR): partnership with SOU
SOU Music Recital Hall, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

10/23: Hoop of Life, Kevin Locke: Indigenous storytelling, flute, and dancing
RWC Student Center 9:30-10:30 a.m. with Q&A afterwards
11/6-7: Veterans Appreciation Days
 RVC one day, RWC the other, details TBA

11/21:  Inclusive Hiring Training for all interested RCC staff: part I
TRC 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

11/22: Inclusive Hiring Training for all interested RCC staff: part II
TRC 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (with supervisor's approval)


2018

Human Trafficking in Southern Oregon
Monday, October 8, 2018

Presentation, Q&A, books available for purchase.
This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited to the first 200 people.

Rebecca Bender is the founder and CEO of the Rebecca Bender Initiative (RBI). She is an award-winning, nationally recognized expert on human trafficking. After escaping nearly six years of modern day slavery, she wrote her first book, Roadmap to Redemption, followed by her recent curriculum Elevate.

RBI's advanced trainings have equipped FBI, Homeland Security, Former President Jimmy Carter, local law enforcement, medical professionals, service providers, and faith communities across America. Rebecca serves as an advisor to both the Oregon DOJ Human Trafficking Council and the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. She is also the recipient of the Female Overcomer Award, Unlikely Hero Award, Hero to our Generation Award and multiple FBI and Congressional recognitions. She has been featured on the  Today Show, NBC Deadline Crimes, Forbes, Huffington Post, and Sports Illustrated.


intelligent lives screeningIntelligent Lives

A film by Dan Habib

October 12th - 18th
Saturday October 13th matinee screening at 2:50pm
SOUTHGATE CINEMA

Intelligent Lives stars three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities - Micah, Naieer, and Naomie - who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. Question and answer period immediately following.


Sunrise Communities special presentation
Click here to view the video presentation

Sunrise Communities: What happened after dark in southern Oregon?
Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Hosted by the RCC Diversity Programming Board and
Community Partners St. Luke's Episcopal, Bethany Presbyterian, and Newman United Methodist

Social justice champion Taylor Stewart will invite us on a journey to face an ugly past, acknowledge its harmful effects, and from there propel us towards creating a more welcoming community.


Native American Heritage Month feather sculpture
Click here to view the presentation.

Native American Veterans: What does it mean to protect your people?
November 22, 2022

David West will lead us in a discussion about the importance of National Native American Heritage Month.


a dandelion seed head blowing in the wind
Click here to view the video presentation

AIR: Perspectives from Indigenous Peoples and Western Science
May 23, 2022

Please join us to learn about good stewardship and our essential connection to air from the viewpoints of indigenous traditional ecological knowledge and western science.


The I'Mpossible Project special event

Kicking my Blue Genes in the Butt, with Josh Rivedal
Monday, May 16, 2022
Grants Pass High School Performing Arts Center

Join us for a presentation by author, playwright, and actor, Josh Rivedal featuring a discussion on suicide prevention and mental health. A brief Q&A session will follow the presentation. This is a free event open to all students, staff, and community members.


get yourself tested

Get Yourself Tested
May 4 & 5, 2022
Redwood Campus Library, rooms 2 and 3
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Hosted by the Diversity Programming Board and Jackson County Public Health.
Free, rapid and confidential for HIV, HEP-C and SYPHILIS. Naloxone kits and training, Safer Sex Supplies, and Fred Meyer gift cards provided by JCPH while supplies last. Testing happens in a private room. Access to healthcare services is important for promoting and maintaining health, preventing and managing disease, reducing unnecessary disability and premature death, and achieving health equity for all. This is a free event open to all students, staff, and community members.


voting rights
Click here to view the video presentation

Voting Rights
Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Hosted by the RCC Diversity Programming Board and
Community Partners St. Luke's Episcopal, Bethany Presbyterian, and Newman United Methodist

Examining the history of the vote in our country, democracy, and equal access to the polls.


Reproductive Rights Examining healthcare and human rights
click here to view the video presentation

Reproductive Rights
Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Examining healthcare and human rights.


a beautiful sunset over misty mountains
click here to view the video presentation

LAND
Thursday, February 24, 2022

Join us to learn about good stewardship and our essential connection to land from the viewpoints of indigenous traditional ecological knowledge and western science.
with David West, Enrolled Member and Elder of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation and Dr. Cathy Kemper-Pelle, RCC President


Sundown Towns Part II: What happened after dark in southern oregon
click here to view the video presentation

Sundown Towns Part II
Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Social justice champion Taylor Stewart will invite us on a journey to face an ugly past, acknowledge its harmful effects, and from there propel us towards creating a more welcoming community. 


duende de lorca
Duende de Lorca
Thursday, February 17, 2022

Federico García Lorca is celebrated the world over for his poetry, music and plays. Yet at the age of 27, he was still a struggling artist living with his parents. In the Americas, Lorca shined like a mad and fiery diamond, fusing his cante jondo with Afro-Cuban son to create a new rhythm of powerfully poetic drama. Join us for a virtual, bi-lingual theatrical presentation and learn about Lorca's quest for cultural integration and gender acceptance.


Get yourself Tested event for HIV and Syphilis
GYT: Get Yourself Tested
February 16 & 17, 2022

HIV Alliance is providing Free Rapid Testing for HIV, HEP C and Syphilis (a small finger poke)
along with providing free Naloxone training and kits.
Click image above for flyer.


Hellfighter event with Diversity Programming Board
click to view the video presentation

HELLFIGHTER
February 9, 2022

Experience WWII history through a real life story through the eyes of four generations
of an African American soldier's family.


water drop from a leaf onto water making ripples
click to view the video presentation

WATER
Tuesday, January 25, 2022


MLK banner

Beloved Community: Building Bridges (Full event video)
Ron Jones, Dialogues on Diversity (Keynote Address)

MLK Jr. Community Celebration
Monday, January 17, 2022


LMNOPI GuardiandIndigenous DayMadonna Thunder Hawk

click to view a video of presentation

Rogue River Trail of Tears
Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Join us to hear stories of our local history and to learn ways to honor and revitalize the practices of indigenous people.


Seeking Shelter Panel for Josephine County Oregon buscando refugio en espanol
November 8 presentation video
November 15 presentation video

Seeking Shelter: The Josephine County Housing Crisis
November 8 & 15, 2021

Are you concerned about the housing crisis in Josephine County?
Tenants, landlords, property owners, business owner and community members please join us for a
public panel event to learn about what is driving the crisis in our region and what you can do.


Sundown towns
click to view a video of presentation

Sundown Towns
What happened after dark in southern Oregon?

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Social justice champion Taylor Stewart will invite us on a journey to face an ugly past, acknowledge its harmful effects, and from there propel us towards creating a more welcoming community.


Fire Perspectives from Indigenous Peoples and Western Science
click to view a video of presentation

FIRE
Perspectives from Indigenous Peoples and Western Science

Thursday, October 14, 2021


Islam 101 with Suhaib Al-Tamimi
click here to view the video presentation

Islam 101
with Suhaib Al-Tamimi

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Learn about:
The five pillars of Islam
Islamic holidays and celebrations
How Islam is similar to and different from Christianity and Judaism
Stereotypes and misconceptions about Islam and Muslims
The experiences of an Iraqi immigrant in America


protect our eldersstand with us graphic of young man in hoodie in front of flowersWe too are America
click to view a video of presentation

Asian American Allyship
September 28, 2021

Asian Americans have been part of the American story for hundreds of years, yet all too often they are viewed as outsiders in their own country.  Anti-Asian and xenophobic harassment have been on the rise across the U.S., and unfortunately, it is not a new phenomenon.  Join us to learn how to be a strong advocate and ally using the 5 Ds.


Courageous Conversations Patriotism and Polarity event
click to view a video of presentation

PATRIOTISM and Polarity
Tuesday, July 27, 2021

We all have a connection to patriotism - be it positive or negative or somewhere in between.

Today we will explore questions such as: What is important about patriotism, why do we need it (or not)?  How does patriotism unite or divide us?  What defines your patriotism? When you see a flag flying, what assumptions do you make? What might it mean when someone takes a knee during the national anthem? What is proper respect of the flag?  How do we reclaim the true meaning of patriotism?


Courageous Conversations Pride and Prejudice event
click to view video of presentation

PRIDE and Prejudice
Tuesday, June 22, 2021


Putting the Civil back in Civil Discourse
Putting the Civil back in Civil Discourse
May 25, 2021

To view the recorded event, contact Sally Snyder.


You are the jury logo to Defamation Experience event

Defamation Experience
Thursday, May 20, 2021

Beginning with a riveting courtroom drama that explores the highly charged issues of race, class, religion, gender and the law with a twist where we, the audience, are the jury!?Combined with an audience deliberation and facilitated discussion, this is a unique opportunity to engage in civil discourse about the most pressing social issues of our day. TheDefamationExperience.com


Preacher Moss

Preacher Moss
~Conscious Comedy~
Friday, May 7, 2021

Preacher Moss is an International all-star Comedian, Lecturer and Anti-Racism Advocate. His unique style has been described as "smooth, intelligent, and thought provoking," as his "seriously funny" message simultaneously occupies two spaces of laughter and intellectual engagement at the same time.

To view the recorded event, contact Sally Snyder.


Seeking Shelter
Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Join us for this virtual forum event featuring Dr. Douglas Mungin, an expert voice on how a community can address homelessness with best practices. Identified community leaders will also share their awareness and knowledge about the impact of homelessness specific in our RCC community and local areas. 


Environmental Racism
April 27, 2021


Teatro Milagro's performance of ¡HUELGA!
~in honor of Earth Day~
Thursday, April 22, 2021

teatro milagro
The humor and the pace of this virtual production, in combination with the melodramatic style, will keep you laughing and your attention rapt! You will learn the excellent history and important messages of Dolores Huerta and the formation of the United Farm Workers Association in a way that can be absorbed and remembered.
Watch the first 5 minutes and see for yourself, you might get hooked!
¡Si, Se Puede!®


Women's History Month
Overcoming Oppression
March 23, 2021
march is women's history month


Gender Inclusive Parenting
Tuesday, March 2, 2021

How can parents support their children in developing their own gender expression and in challenging gender stereotypes? SOU sociologists Carey Jean Sojka and Kylan de Vries will discuss research on gender inclusive parenting as well as their personal journey in raising their child.
gender inclusive parenting
Click here to listen to the audio of this program.


Black History Month
Did you know? Featuring Lois MacMillan, Teacher and Historian
February 23, 2021


January 18, 2021
MLK Jr. Day Celebration
hope. Creating Real Change

Meaningful conversation, uplifting music, and inspiring speakers.


November 17: Thanksgiving: Reality vs. Myth

David West, Enrolled Member and Elder of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, leads us in a conversation on Thanksgiving: Myth vs. Reality. He teaches us hard truths that have been buried over the past 400 years, discussing their effects on indigenous people. David also shares ideas for how we can move into a future of inter-connectedness with the land and each other.


October 20: Inequities and the Cost of White Privilege


September 22: Unpacking White Privilege

No matter where you are in your knowledge and journey, we hope that you will join us to learn about the history of racism in Oregon, white privilege, institutional racism, and other important and related topics.  You will also gain actionable tools to make the world a safer and happier place for everyone.


August 18: Why are people afraid to talk about racism?


Tuesday, July 21, 2020: From Education to Action

This discussion is led by the Rev. Ernestine Flemister, the Rev. Ryan Scott, and the Rev. Tom Berry, explores systemic oppression. This event is planned as an ongoing discussion, which will occur on a regular basis (future dates to be determined).

No matter where you are in your knowledge and journey, we hope that you will join us to learn about the history of racism in Oregon, white privilege, institutional racism, and other important and related topics.


Our History, Our Vote

Kathleen Donham's, Voters Service Chair of the League of Women Voters (LWV) of Rogue Valley, number one priority and responsibility is to get people to vote!  Members of LWV are all volunteers.  They promote good government, making the vote available to everyone, and making democracy work.  They do not speak for any party or particular philosophy, other than transparency and including everyone.


living mentally well and crush it during difficult timesMay 27, 2020:
How to Live Mentally Well and Crush It During Difficult Times
Josh Rivedal, Live Via Zoom

Click the link for more information on Josh Rivedal
This is a free event that is open to all students, staff and the public.

Joshua Rivedal is an actor, playwright, and international public speaker. He has spoken professionally about suicide prevention and mental health awareness in more than twenty-eight U.S. states, Canada, the U.K., and Australia. He previously served on the board of directors for the New York City chapter of The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. He wrote and developed the play, The i'Mpossible Project: Kicking My Blue Genes in the Butt (formerly titled The Gospel According to Josh), which has toured extensively throughout the United States, Canada, and the U.K. His memoir of the same name is on the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's recommended reading list.


March 5, 2020:
HIV Screening, Naloxone Training, and Planned Parenthood

RVC Library, 10:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m.

February 26, 2020: 
"Indigenous Environmental Knowledge" with David West

RVC 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

February 25, 2020:
"Indigenous Environmental Knowledge" with David West

RWC Student Center, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

February 11, 2020:
HIV Screening and Naloxone Training, and Planned Parenthood

RWC Student Center and Library, 10a-2p

January 28-29, 2020:
Freedom Riders with Dr. John Dolan

RVC HEC 132, January 28, 1-3pm
RWC Coates Hall 7, January 29, 1-3pm

January 20, 2020:
MLK Jr. Community Celebration

Bethany Presbyterian Church, Grants Pass, 6-8pm

10/8: HIV Screening
RVC Library, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

10/10: The Opioid Epidemic
Please join us for a special presentation by Dr. Darryl Inaba on  drug abuse and the impact on brain
functioning.
Riverside Campus, from 6 - 8 p.m.

10/14: Oregon Humanities Conversation Project, The Hate We Live In
RWC 9-10:30 a.m. Student Center
RVC 1:30-3 p.m. HEC 129

10/22: HIV Screening
RWC Student Center and Library, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

10/22: Wesley Hamilton, Disabled But Not Really (DSNR): partnership with SOU
SOU Music Recital Hall, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

10/23: Hoop of Life, Kevin Locke: Indigenous storytelling, flute, and dancing
RWC Student Center 9:30-10:30 a.m. with Q&A afterwards
11/6-7: Veterans Appreciation Days
 RVC one day, RWC the other, details TBA

11/21:  Inclusive Hiring Training for all interested RCC staff: part I
TRC 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

11/22: Inclusive Hiring Training for all interested RCC staff: part II
TRC 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (with supervisor's approval)


2018

Human Trafficking in Southern Oregon
Monday, October 8, 2018

Presentation, Q&A, books available for purchase.
This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited to the first 200 people.

Rebecca Bender is the founder and CEO of the Rebecca Bender Initiative (RBI). She is an award-winning, nationally recognized expert on human trafficking. After escaping nearly six years of modern day slavery, she wrote her first book, Roadmap to Redemption, followed by her recent curriculum Elevate.

RBI's advanced trainings have equipped FBI, Homeland Security, Former President Jimmy Carter, local law enforcement, medical professionals, service providers, and faith communities across America. Rebecca serves as an advisor to both the Oregon DOJ Human Trafficking Council and the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. She is also the recipient of the Female Overcomer Award, Unlikely Hero Award, Hero to our Generation Award and multiple FBI and Congressional recognitions. She has been featured on the  Today Show, NBC Deadline Crimes, Forbes, Huffington Post, and Sports Illustrated.


intelligent lives screeningIntelligent Lives

A film by Dan Habib

October 12th - 18th
Saturday October 13th matinee screening at 2:50pm
SOUTHGATE CINEMA

Intelligent Lives stars three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities - Micah, Naieer, and Naomie - who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce.

Question and answer period immediately following.


Kevin Locke — Hoop of Life

This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Accommodations are available for individuals experiencing a disability. If you need accommodations, please contact Disability Services by Oct. 11 at 541-245-7537.
 
Q & A with the audience will follow the performance.
 
When & Where:

Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 6 – 7 p.m.
Performance Hall, Building C, Room 109
RCC Riverside Campus
130 E. 8th St., Medford

 
For more information, contact Kiersta Fricke-Gostnell at [email protected]
 
  • Veteran Appreciation Days
    Timothy Jones — Taking Back My Life: From Victim to Victor

In 1999, while serving on active duty, Timothy Jones was stalked, raped, and hazed. These traumatic events altered the next twenty years of his life. Jones believes that, where colorful voices lay dormant and doubtful, with hope, healing, and action, those voices and dreams can instead become ignited!

Also come and visit The Rogue Valley Veteran History Museum Exhibit at RWC and RVC.

Accommodations are available for individuals experiencing a disability. If you need accommodations, please contact Disability Services by November 7, 2017 at 541-245-7537.

When & Where:

RWC: NOVEMBER 7TH @11:00AM THE ROGUE THEATER
TRC: NOVEMBER 8TH @ 9:00AM ROOM 184
RVC: NOVEMBER 8TH @1:00PM HEC132
 
For more information or questions please contact:
RWC-Nikki Johnson, Veterans Coordinator 541-956-7109 | [email protected]
RVC-Will Riddle, Veterans Coordinator 541-245-7738 | [email protected]

 

Winter Term 2018

  • Human Library

    • March 6, 2018
      11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
      Jackson County Library South Wedge Room
      Medford Public Library
       
    • March 7, 2018
      11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
      RCC Redwood Campus Library

       
  • Bi- a play presented by Teatro Milagro

    7 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2018
    Rogue Performance Hall Building C,  Downtown Medford

    Bi- a National Touring Production by Portland bassed Milagro
     

    Bi- (be) is about embracing the complexity of the greatest bipedal organism: the human. Inspired by Edwin Abbott’s novel Flatland, Bi– will break open the boxes of selective classification and raise the question: “What is your ‘bi-dentity?” The 2018 world premiere of Bi– is devised and directed by Georgina Escobar, and developed with Dañel Malán and Ajai Terrazas Tripathi through a collection of personal interviews, and choreographed by Gabriela Portuguez. 
     
    Teatro Milagro’s new touring actors, Justin Charles, Kenyon Acton and Sierra Brambila round out the creative ensemble.   
     
    Bi– is paired with Teatro Milagro’s UNIDAD curriculum in which students take theatrical workshops that address bullying, harassment, and student isolation by focusing on themes of identity, stereotypes, and community support.    The troupe will be leading UNIDAD workshops at the Collaborative Theatre Project and Crater High in the two days prior. 
     
    For information, contact Student Life 541-245-771

    This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited to the first 200 people. 
    If you experience a disability that may require some accommodation in order to participate in a Rogue Community College class or activity, please notify Disability Services; RVC / TRC 541-245-7537 and RWC 541-956-7337 or disabilityservices@ roguecc.edu at least 5 business days in advance.
    RCC is an open institution and does not discriminate. For RCC’s non-discrimination policy and a full list of regulatory specific contact persons visit the following webpage: www. roguecc.edu/nondiscrimination.
     

 

Spring Term 2018

  • The Landscape of Environmental Justice

    Thursday, April 19, 2018 5:30 – 7:30 PM 
    Large Meeting Room – Medford Public Library
    205 South Central Avenue, Medford, OR 97501


    RCC’s Diversity Programming Board & SO Health-E invite you to join us for dinner & a discussion about climate, environmental, & social justice, food security, and health outcomes.

    Learn About:
    • Rural movements & the work that can be done in anti-white supremacy & gender justice.
    • Current environmental issues from a climate- and food-justice perspective focusing on race/ethnicity and health disparities.
    • Protecting & restoring the diversity of native pollinators, and reducing the toxic chemicals in our environment.
    • Empowering communities to build healthy and fertile soils, and to grow and save native and heirloom seeds.
    • Overview of Jordan Cove LNG Export/Pacific Connector Pipeline, with discussion of significant impacts.

       
  • Asperger’s Experts with Danny Raede Live from Seattle

    Wednesday,  May 2nd, 2018 12-2 p.m. 
    Riverside Campus – HEC 132 101 S. Bartlett, Medford, OR 97501
    Redwood Campus – Rogue Auditorium Grants Pass 
    Zoom link - Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://roguecc.zoom.us/j/539911576  

    Danny Raede is an advocate and business owner who was diagnosed with Asperger’s when he was 12 years old.  AE was created in 2012 and is staffed by parents, people with Asperger’s, and professionals dedicated to serving and assisting others through sharing knowledge and building communities. Danny will be telling his story as a student, business owner, advocate and answering your questions from the audience.  Such as:
         • What should instructors understand about how a student with Asperger’s mind works?
         • How can I motivate someone with Asperger’s to do their homework?
         • How can I communicate best with a student on the spectrum
         • How can I help someone with Asperger’s who is shut down? 

    This conversation is FREE and open to the  public. Seating limited to first come first served. If you experience a disability that may require some accommodation in order to participate in a Rogue Community College class or activity, please notify Disability Services; RVC / TRC  541-245-7537 and RWC 541-956-7337 or [email protected] at least 5 business days in advance.
     
    For more information, contact Andrew Childress [email protected]

     
  • #MeToo—Now What?

    6:00-8:00 p.m. 

    Wednesday, May 9

    Riverside Campus, Higher Education Center (HEC-132)
    101 S. Bartlett Street, Medford

    12:00-2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 10
    Redwood Campus, Rogue Auditorium building (RWC-R)
    3345 Redwood Highway, Grants Pass

    This year's National Sexual Assault Awareness Month's theme is "Embrace Your Voice".


    Come join Keynote Speaker Jackie Sandmeyer, Campus Coordinator from the Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force (SATF) to discuss sexual harassment and assault, the #MeToo movement and its effect on our awareness and actions regarding sexual violence. Presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

    This event is FREE and open to the public. Seating limited to first come, first served. If you experience a disability that may require some accommodation in order to participate in a Rogue Community College class or activity, please notify Disability Services; RVC / TRC  541-245-7537 and RWC 541-956-7337 or [email protected] at least 5 business days in advance.

    For more information, contact Ellen Jacobs at 541-245-7741 or [email protected]