NSC Film Series: “AWAKE, A Dream From Standing Rock” on Thursday, 11/16 @12pm Grove Seminar Room
Standing Rock North Dakota became one of the most watched places on earth. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe captured world attention through their peaceful resistance. While many may know the details, Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock, captures the story of Native-led defiance that forever changed how we fight for clean water, our environment and the future of our planet.
AWAKE, A Dream From Standing Rock is a collaboration between Indigenous filmmakers, Director Myron Dewey, Executive Producer Doug Good Feather, Writer Floris White Bull, and environmental Academy Award Nominated filmmakers James Spione and Josh Fox.
In the next 14 days, learn more about what’s been happening with the Dakota Access Pipeline and Standing Rock in the last year and today.
Transgender Day of Remembrance, Monday, 11/20 @11am Baxter Center, a GenEQ & Student Leadership Collaboration
Join us in the Baxter Center (1st Floor College Center, south of the Student Leadership Office) to share in remembrance of trans lives and celebration of trans resistance and survival.
Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual global observance on November 20, that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. TDOR was started by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honor the memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in 1998. The vigil commemorated all the transgender people lost to violence that year and began an important memorial that has become the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance.
GenEQ and Student Leadership will host a pop-up art gallery featuring the creative works from individuals in the local Puget Sound trans community.
Other Campus Events
Playback Theatre Performance! on Tuesday, 11/14 @12pm – 1pm CC1161 (1st floor College Center Bldg, adjacent to N. Star Dining Room and South of the Security Office)
part of the Creating a Culturally Inclusive Campus Series co-hosted by the Office of Diversity & Inclusion and Faculty Development Coordinator
What is Playback Theatre?
Playback Theatre is an original form of improvisational theatre in which audience members tell stories from their lives and watch them enacted on the spot. Playback theatre methodologies can also be found in the field of psychodrama.
The group performing on 11/14, Pasajer@s, loosely translates as passengers but it also relates to the idea of that which is transitory or temporary. Pasajer@s Playback is a local theatre group dedicated to presenting playback theatre with an emphasis on social change and anti-oppression. The theme for the performance on 11/14 will involve narratives speaking to individual’s changing access to privilege.
Come tell your story or witness a story and be part of the performance!
Phi Theta Kappa and Student Leadership present a film showing, then panel discussion. Wednesday, 11/15 @12pm – 2pm. Featured film: The IF Project. Baxter Events Center (1st Floor College Center Building).
- Kim Bogucki, Seattle Police Department
- Articia Venigas
- Michelle Brownlee
- Felisa Bryant
Speaking Out art and politics in words at the NSC Art Gallery. Exhibit open through 11/10.
NSC Art Gallery open every Monday – Friday noon – 7pm.
This month GenEQ is highlighting professional development and personal development workshops hosted by the Northwest Network.
Working It Out will give participants an opportunity to explore their values, boundaries, expectations and power dynamics in the workplace. Sustainable workplace relationships are really folks who rely on paid work to support themselves and their family, so during this 2 part webinar, we will cover the following:
- Skills that increase self-advocacy and boundary setting in the workplace
- Basic knowledge of Washington State and Federal Protections for vulnerable workers
- Ways that workplace relationships can support LGBTQ survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault
- Emerging resources that support LGBTQ workers
This is a two part webinar. Please register for part 1 and part 2, if you can only attend one part or if you need interpretation and/or captioning, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for support. (This is an online webinar hosted by Adobe Connect; conference calls are also supported for folks unable to get online)
Part 1: Tuesday 7 November 2017, 02:30 PM – Tuesday 7 November 2017, 04:30 PM
Part 2: Tuesday 14 November 2017, 02:30 PM – Tuesday 14 November 2017, 04:30 PM
Relationship Skills Class is a 7 week course that aims to get you the skills you need for the relationships you want. Hosted by the NW Network.
The class topics will include:
- Analyzing power & liberation
- Identifying cultural norms & personal values
- Negotiating expectations
- Naming & setting boundaries
- Addressing conflict &
- Strengthening support networks!
For this series, the classes will be every Monday starting January 8, 2018 from 6-8:30pm in the NW Network’s Community Engagement Center located in the basement of the Columbia City Church of Hope: 3818 S Angeline St, Seattle, WA 98118.
You can reserve your spot here.
*Interpreters are available and happily provided. Please if you are in need an interpreter, please notify NW Network by December 9, 2017.
This class is offered on a sliding-scale: $0 to $90 donations. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Scholarships & Trades available
This class is open to:
- Bisexual people & their friends & loved ones
- Trans people & their friends & loved ones
- Other LGBTQ people and is open to all
- Regardless of relationship status or history
For more information, accessibility questions or to register contact call: 206.568.7777 or email: email@example.com
In the News
Did You Know…
(The views expressed in these links do not necessarily reflect the views of North Seattle College, the Office of Diversity & Inclusion or the Gender Equity Resource Center.)
There has been a resurgence to block women’s access to reproductive healthcare and reproductive safety. For millennia, women had common knowledge of which plants can be used for effective contraception. This knowledge still exists today–albeit difficult to find or often dismissed. Did you know… queen anne’s lace AKA wild carrot is a powerful emmenagogue? Do your own research and see what you can learn!
The past month, mainstream media and social media has been alive with the millions of women’s stories of sexual harassment, abuse, and violence (and the conversation continues). This bubbling can be traced to the recent focus on Harvey Weinstein, Alissa Milano, and the #MeToo social media campaign (but let’s not forget the efforts of Tarana Burke, whose efforts lead to the formation of metoo.support). Around the same time, Buzzfeed published an article focusing attention on an internal document that recently began circulating among women working in media.
The #MeToo Twitter campaign was at least the second of its kind since decades of sexual abuse allegations emerged against film producer Harvey Weinstein.
You, yourself, may have shared a #MeToo story. Speaking with resilience to continue to share our stories of sexual harassment and violence and be clear about the gendered pattern of the harassment and violence until the issue is taken seriously and justice is served. Too often, in the wake of a sexual harassment and assault media buzz, we dismiss the perpetrators of violence and they are left invisible, unnamed, unknown.
You, yourself, may have shared a #IHave story. Speaking with courage to begin to speak publicly about how we contribute to rape culture and an environment where men’s and masculine experience, voice, desire, and needs are taken more seriously and have more weight than women’s those who are perceived as more feminine, regardless of their gender identity.
Jackson Katz, Ph.D., has a crystal clear 17-minute TED talk outlining how violence against women is a men’s issue and is men’s violence against women. Learn how the cloak of silence and omission condones masculine behaviors of control, entitlement, and ultimately violence socially, linguistically, and politically.
For more thought-provoking media about masculinity, male-ness, and violence perpetrated to women, children of all genders, and other men, check out Tony Porter’s message or Mike Morrell’s “Open Letter To My Brothers In Light of #MeToo”.
Immediate ways men can change work and life culture with these simply behaviors (sourced from TheGuardian):
- Talk to your friend who is “kind of a creep” at work.
- When you see another guy talk over a woman, say: “Hey, she was saying something.”
- Don’t talk over women.
- If you are asked to be on a panel/team and see that it’s all men, say something. Maybe even refuse the spot! (…and recommend a female colleague or two to sit on the panel)
- Remember men of color speak for men of color; give space for women of color to talk and be heard too
Rampant sexual abuse exists in sports because Title IX requirements do no extend to club sports and organized sports outside of educational institutions. Where there are no procedures to hold individuals accountable to reporting sexual assault, adult male coaches have the freedom to target and abuse–verbally, psychologically, and sexually–their proteges.
GenEQ and NSC care about our students and employees who are parents to young children. In 2015, GenEQ urged NSC to provide dedicated lactation space to students and employees. That year, the College responded! We have a safe and secure lactation space located on the north wall, 2nd Floor of the HSSR building. It’s a community effort to maintain life affirming amenities at North. Get the word out to your students and colleagues; help ease their transition back to work and school.
Two new all gender bathrooms added to North Seattle College! Where?! Located on the main floor of the Library, just west of the Library entrance. These bathrooms are multi-stall all gender bathrooms. NSC Facilities worked diligently over the summer to finish these bathrooms in time for the new school year.
NSC Facilities is interested in general impressions and constructive feedback about these new all gender bathrooms. These bathrooms in the Library will become the model for future all gender bathrooms at NSC.
Submit your comment and suggestions to: NSCStudentAdvocacy@seattlecolleges.edu or drop a note to Student Leadership staff in the Student Leadership office (1st floor, College Center Building).
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