Campus events for Wed., May 18: Octavia’s Brood, Multicultural Week, and more

These are the events happening around campus Wed., May 18.

Chenoa Egawa, PUB 9208
Wed., May 18: 10:30-11:30 a.m. 
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.

Which Way Home – Film & Discussion, PUB 9208
Wed., May 18: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
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, PUB 9201
Wed., May 18: 12-1 p.m. 
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.

Intramural Yoga, Athletics bldg., room 3025
Wed., May 18: 12:35-1:25 p.m.
Intramural yoga free to students, faculty, and staff of Shoreline Community College.

Close Reading: A Path to Better Reading Comprehension, Room 4214
Wed., May 18: 1-2 p.m.
Close reading is a strategy to improve reading comprehension through a focus on words, syntax, and individual sentences. This workshop will provide you a brief and functional approach to close reading that can easily be applied to reading across the college curriculum.

Decolonizing Our Bodies, PUB 9202
Wed., May 18: 1:30–2:30 p.m. 
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!, Main Campus Theater
Wed., May 18: 6:30 p.m.
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Join the community conversation with Octavia’s Brood co-editors Walidah Imarisha and adrienne maree brown, along with contributing writer Gabriel Teodros as we explore reimagining the world through science fiction and radical organizing.

Join us for an evening with Octavia’s Brood at Shoreline Community College, Wed., May 18

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Join us on Wed., May 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Main Campus Theater for an evening focused on Octavia’s Brood, this year’s campus Community Read book. Octavia’s Brood is an anthology of 
science fiction stories from social justice movements co-edited by Walidah Imarisha and adrienne maree brown. Join the editors and contributing writer, Gabriel Teodros, in a conversation around radical science fiction and organizing. All students, staff, and community members are welcome to engage in this FREE event. 

Tell students about the Visionary Science Fiction Writing contest!

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The English Department, in association with student government, is sponsoring a writing contest inspired by Octavia’s Brood, our Community Read book this year. Open to Shoreline Community College students, we’re soliciting submissions of stories in the genre of visionary science fiction. There will be prizes in two categories—short-short story (300-900 words) and short story (900-3,000 words). Please see the flyer above for more details, and tell your students!

Campus events for March 9: Zika workshop, Community Read, and more!

These are the events happening around campus for the week of March 7-11. BREATHE before Finals week events are listed separately here

Zika Virus:  Science and Pregnancy, Nursing Bldg., Room 2308
Wed., March 9: 11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
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The World Health Organization declared a “public health emergency of international concern” on February 1 over the Zika virus and the health problems that doctors fear it is causing. Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites. Of particular concern are reports of pregnant women giving birth to babies with birth defects and poor pregnancy outcomes as a result of contracting the virus.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued travel notices for people traveling to regions and certain countries where Zika virus transmission is ongoing.

• What is Zika virus and what do we know about it?
• Is there a vaccine to prevent or medicine to treat Zika?
• Why is contracting the Zika virus dangerous for pregnant women?
• Will a woman’s future pregnancies be at risk?
• Do we in the Pacific Northwest need to worry about Zika virus?

Join us for a discussion of the Zika virus, and its possible side effects, especially for pregnant women, with:
• Judy Penn, Professor (Microbiology)
• Hermien Watkins, Professor Emeritus (Nursing)

Community Read of Octavia’s Brood, PUB 9208
Wed., March 9: 12:30-1:40 p.m.
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Join us Wed., March 9 at 12:30 p.m. for our final meeting of the Community Read of Octavia’s Brood.

This week we’ll be discussing the stories: Star Ware and the American Imagination, The Only Lasting Truth, Outro.

Don’t know what Community Read is? Read on:
Each year a new book is selected for our Community Book Read. Together we share our impressions and ideas. Weekly analyses of the text are led by a variety of college volunteers, bringing with them their unique backgrounds, expertise and perspectives. This keeps the discussion fresh, lively and relevant.

This year’s book is Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements. Octavia’s Brood is a collection of social justice-themed science fiction stories that feature things like time travel, shape shifting, dystopian worlds, re-imaginings of “model minorities” and the possibilities of using visionary fiction to develop new ideas of future worlds. The works are inspired by the writings of Octavia Butler, an award-winning science fiction writer (Kindred, Parable of the Sower, and Lilith’s Brood) who lived in Lake Forest Park before her death in 2006.

Intramural Yoga, Athletics Room 3025
Wed., March 9: 12:35-1:25 p.m.
Take time out from studying for finals to rejuvenate and build core strength. Free to students, faculty, and staff.

Baseball vs. Grays Harbor, Away at Bellevue
Wed., March 9: 1-5 p.m.
Wish our Phins Baseball team well as they take on Grays Harbor away. #GoPhins!

Softball vs. Green River, Away at Kent
Wed., March 9: 2-6 p.m.
Wish our Phins Softball team well as they take on Green River away. #GoPhins!

Join us for another exciting round of Community Read, Wed., Feb. 3

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Join us Wed., Feb. 3 at 12:40 p.m. for our weekly meeting of the Community Read of Octavia’s Brood. We meet on Wednesdays in the PUB 9208 from 12:40-1:40 p.m.

This week we’ll be discussing the stories: Small and Bright, In Spite of Darkness, Hollow.

Don’t know what Community Read is? Read on:
Each year a new book is selected for our Community Book Read. Together we share our impressions and ideas. Weekly analyses of the text are led by a variety of college volunteers, bringing with them their unique backgrounds, expertise and perspectives. This keeps the discussion fresh, lively and relevant.

This year’s book is Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements. Octavia’s Brood is a collection of social justice-themed science fiction stories that feature things like time travel, shape shifting, dystopian worlds, re-imaginings of “model minorities” and the possibilities of using visionary fiction to develop new ideas of future worlds. The works are inspired by the writings of Octavia Butler, an award-winning science fiction writer (Kindred, Parable of the Sower, and Lilith’s Brood) who lived in Lake Forest Park before her death in 2006.

The entire campus community is invited to read and discuss the stories inside Octavia’s Brood during winter quarter. Students will be able to receive a FREE copy of the book after signing up!

You can explore the book, its message and its authors at the library’s learning guide here.

You can find more information and a link to sign up on the SLC web page and you can also sign up to join the read here.