Come celebrate Multicultural Week with campus events, May 15-19

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Monday, May 15th
11:30a-12:30p: HEALTH PANEL (Room 9208)
Join a team of local specialists on HIV/AIDS medication to discuss the history of this epidemic, promote prevention and ways to stay healthy, debunk myths, and address truths about HIV/AIDS. We will talk about current statistics in our region, nation, and the world. The session will include a Q&A session.

Featuring panelist Dr. Luis Ramos, who has been working with patients in the pharmacy field since 1998. Dr. Ramos worked his way up from an assistant to a technician to finally attending the University of Washington and receiving his Pharm D degree in 2010. Through his career, he developed a passion for HIV care and became certified as an HIV-specialized pharmacist through the American Association of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM). He currently works at Community, A Walgreens Pharmacy, as the Pharmacy Manager Onsite. He is also a faculty member at North Seattle College in the Pharmacy Technician Program and an Associate Clinical Professor at UW School of Pharmacy.

12:30p-2:30p: THE COLOR OF FEAR – FILM (Room 9208)
Please join the Black Student Union for a film screening and subsequent discussion of the film, The Color of Fear. The film centers around eight North American men – two African American, two Latinos, two Asian American, and two white-identified – who were gathered by director Lee Mun Wah for an important dialog about the state of race relations in America as seen through their eyes. The exchanges highlight the pain caused
by racism in North America.

1p-3p: FREE HEALTH TESTING (Room 9201)
The nonprofit organization,
GayCity, will be on campus to offer free HIV and STD screenings. From the organizers: “Testing for HIV and sexually transmitted infections remains one our most important core services, providing an opportunity for our community’s most marginalized groups to gain access to much needed HIV prevention resources. Of the nearly 4,000 free HIV tests we provided last year: half were people under thirty, a quarter of people were uninsured, two-thirds of people were economically disadvantaged and half were people of color.”

Tuesday, May 16th
11a-12p: CIVIC ENGAGMENT PANEL – Use Your Voice: How to Engage in Local Politics (Room 9208)
Join ASG Governmental Affairs officer, Juan Chavez, for a panel discussion with Shoreline Mayor, Dr. Chris Roberts. Mayor Roberts graduated from Willamette University in 2000 and earned a Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 2012 in Political Science. On the council, he serves as a member of the Association of Washington Cities Legislative Committee, the Sound Cities Association Public Issues Committee, and as an alternate to the Puget Sound Regional Council Growth Management Policy Board. Attend this panel to learn more about current local political context, how to get involved, and be a voice for positive change.

12:30p-1:30p: “ECHAO P’ALANTE” – Working towards an inclusive & intersectional understanding of the US Civil Rights Movement (Room 9208)
The Civil Rights Movement did not just start in 1954 and end in 1964. Our primary school education, history books, and associated media have in many ways collapsed and limited our understanding of the US Civil Rights Movement by esteeming certain types of action and actors while vilifying others, often at the expense of the collaborative movements that many have worked so hard to build. This workshop will draw on a variety of media in order to highlight multiple forms of resistance and sustained struggle against oppression culminating in all of the participants working together to build an inclusive and intersectional timeline of the Civil Rights Movement.

Wednesday, May 17th
10:30a-11:30a: KNOW YOUR RIGHTS WITH POLICE (Room 9208)
Join Lila Silverstein of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) for this informative workshop and get to know your rights! We rely on the police to keep us safe and treat us fairly regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, origin, or religion. This session provides tips for interacting with local law enforcement.

12:30p-2:30p: WALKOUT – FILM (Room 9208)
The 2006 film Walkout is a dramatization of the historic 1968 walkout in Los Angeles, a Chicanx student-led protest responding to untenable learning conditions and systemic racism in the schools. This film highlights the experiences of students in East Los Angeles protesting academic prejudice and dire school conditions. An award-winning film producer and community activist, Moctesuma Esparza, helped organize the 1968 walkout and was arrested and jailed along with 12 others for conspiracy to disturb the peace. This film helps center the organization of Chicanx students in the struggle for a voice in activism.

Thursday, May 18th
“Asians are good at math, they all know Kung Fu, and are bad drivers.” These are just a few of the many stereotypes about Asians. Join ASG President, Winston Lee, as he facilitates a discussion on Asian culture & stereotypes. This discussion will provide an opportunity for students to share their experiences, learn about Asian American history, and discover ways to get involved on and off campus.

12:30pm-2:30pm: PROMISED LAND – FILM (Room 9208)
“Promised Land” is a social justice documentary that follows two tribes in the Pacific Northwest – the Duwamish and the Chinook – as they fight for the restoration of treaty rights they’ve long been denied. In following their story, the film examines a larger problem in the way that the government and society still look at tribal sovereignty. Tthe film producers will be in attendance to take questions after the showing.

Friday, May 19th
10:30a-11:30a: WASFA – United Way of King County, applying for WASFA workshop (Room 9202)
Need help paying for school? WASFA is a free application for low-income, non-US citizen students who cannot apply for federal financial aid to get financial help paying for secondary education. Whether you choose a four-year university, community college, or vocational/technical school, learn about eligibility requirements and apply for financial aid today with the assistance of AmeriCorps volunteers.

12:30p-1:30p: STUDENTS OF COLOR CONFERENCE: Cultivating our truth with unity and resilience (Room 9201)
Learn about the Student of Color Conference experience. Find out what makes this the best conference in the nation for building community, multicultural responsiveness, and social justice focused skillsets. Meet with and ask questions of fellow students about their experience attending this recent conference. Find out what you need to know in order to attend next year.

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