Mark your calendars for tons of great programming during Multicultural Week, May 16-20

Multicultural Week 2016: We Are Our Stories
Stories for Healing, Resiliency, Strength, and Cultural Empowerment!

Monday – May 16
Deep Roots Community Garden Annual Plant Sale!
9:30am – 2pm – PUB Courtyard
Stop by and buy some great plants and discover stories of their origins!

Náakw Dancers (A part of the First Nations Symposium Series!)
11:30am – Pub Lobby
Náakw (Medicine) is a Tlingit dance group that meets weekly to celebrate ancestry, community empowerment and proper protocols for song and dance presentation. They have a strong focus on Tlingit language perpetuation through new song composition, introductions, as well as casual and formal use of the language. The group was formed in November of 2014 in Seattle, WA and includes members several tribes. Náakw looks forward to sharing their medicine with you. Gunałchéesh (Thank you)

Beauty in the Struggle
11:30am – 1:30pm – PUB 9102
Presented by ALAS

Tuesday May 17
Deep Roots Community Garden Annual Plant Sale Continues!
9:30am – 2pm – PUB Courtyard
Stop by and buy some great plants and discover stories of their origins!

The Maiden of Deception Pass: Guardian of Her Samish People (A part of the First Nations Symposium Series!)
10:30 – 11:30am – PUB 9208
Movie and discussion with writer and Longhouse media’s Tracy Rector! Long ago a maiden named Ko-kwahl-alwoot risked her life to save the Samish people from starvation. She did so by agreeing to marry a man of the sea, who threatened to take the plentiful sea-life away from the area if she did not. Her reluctant father demanded that Ko-kwahl-alwoot return annually. But, after about four years of visits, it became increasingly difficult for her to return to the village. And so, today, Ko-kwahl-alwoot lives eternally underwater. The documentary tells her story and how tribal history inspires generations of Samish people.

We Are Our Stories: A Theater of the Oppressed Workshop
11:30am -1:30pm – PUB 9208
In this workshop, Dr. Elena Esquibel and Dr. Ernest Johnson will facilitate student exploration of inequality through Boalian Theater of the Oppressed performance techniques. Tackling issues of sexism, racism, classism, ableism, transphobia, and homophobia in the classroom, students will learn proactive  performance strategies to respond to oppression. Presented by ALAS

Students of Color Conference Report Back
1:30 – 2:30pm – PUB 9202
Shoreline Community College Students just returned from the statewide conference. Hear about their experiences and get ready to attend next year !

Wednesday May 18
Chenoa Egawa & Alex Turtle (A part of the First Nations Symposium Series!)
10:30-11:30am – PUB 9208
Chenoa Egawa is a well-known Salish singer and storyteller, as well as author of children’s books.  Come hear Chenoa and her partner share their stories! Chenoa Egawa is from the Lummi and S’Klallam Coast Salish peoples of Washington State. Alex Turtle is Navajo from Jeddito, Arizona and the Southern Cheyenne from the Turtle family of Oklahoma.

Which Way Home – Film & Discussion
11:30am – 1:30pm – PUB 9208
As the United States continues to build a wall between itself and Mexico, Which Way Home shows the personal side of immigration through the eyes of children who face harrowing dangers with enormous courage and resourcefulness as they endeavor to make it to the United States. Presented by ALAS

Stories of Transitions and Successes
12-1pm – PUB 9201
We will be providing a comfortable space to share with three professionals in varying fields as they share their stories of how they have overcome language barriers, various other challenges associated with the immigration experience, and how they have come to conquer their goals. Sponsored by the HEROES Club.

Decolonizing Our Bodies
1:30 – 2:30pm – PUB 9202
An interactive workshop for all students, faculty, and staff with a focus on re-connecting our cognitive, emotional, and physical selves. Presented by the Women’s Center.

Margin to Center: Octavia’s Brood at Shoreline Community College
7pm – Campus Theater
Octavia’s Brood is an anthology of original science fiction from social justice movements, written by organizers and activists. Each of the stories reimagines the world we live in, putting forth compelling futures with new questions, new visions to explore. Co-editors Walidah Ishimara and adrienne maree brown, along with contributing writer Gabriel Teodros will engage in a community conversation around radical science fiction and organizing. A part of the Community Book Read.

Thursday May 19
Margin to Center: Octavia’s Brood at Shoreline Sci-Fi Writing Workshops
12:30- 2:30pm PUB 9208
Collective Sci-Fi Writing Workshop: Walidah Imarisha, adrienne maree brown, and Gabriel Teodros will lead participants through a collective story-telling/writing workshop where you create collective and individual stories based on current political issues.

Sci-Fi & Direct Action Training: Participants will use familiar stories of other worlds (such as Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Oz, Harry Potter, etc.) to design direct action campaigns that parallels the world we are fighting for in the here and now. By the end of the session, regimes will be toppled, evil forces vanquished and solid skills in direct action organizing developed. A part of the Community Book Read.

Roger Fernandes (A part of the First Nations Symposium Series!)
11:30am – 12:30pm – PUB 9202
Roger Fernandes is a member of the Lower Elwha Band of the S’Klallam Indians from the Port Angeles, Washington, area. Roger has been storytelling for about seven or eight years. The stories he started with were simple legends. Over the years, he has moved into telling myths, creation stories, flood stories, and hero stories. In sharing these types of stories Native people can teach non-Natives about the aspects of their culture that go beyond food, shelter, and clothing. These stories actually define the culture of the tellers

Friday May 20
Makah Dancers (A part of the First Nations Symposium Series!)
10:30am – 12:30pm – PUB 9208
The Neah Bay Makah Club will sing and dance traditional Makah songs.

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