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  CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19):

Fall 2020 Update:

  • Due to the escalation of COVID-19 cases, our in-person instruction and services plans may be modified to continue to protect the health and safety of our communities.
  • Fall classes start August 24. Go to the LearnSafe website for additional information.
  • Services will continue to be offered remotely via phone, email, and online.
  • Mail and delivery services are still being accepted at our Pecos and Williams campuses. Please follow posted signage for receiving.
  • Please follow these guidelines to report COVID-19 Diagnosis or Exposure.

 

Bridging Cultures, multicultural & co-curricular program series

Bridging Cultures, multicultural

For months, we’ve watched as people across the country and around the world have marched in support of racial justice and ending systematic racism. 

And much like the people marching now represent a diverse community of people, so does the Chandler-Gilbert Community College. This intersection of what can be widely different visions will fill the spotlight at CGCC’s Bridging Cultures series, an opportunity for education around the diverse people who make up CGCC and our community. 

Exploring not only the Black, Hispanic, Native American and Asian and Pacific Islander experience, but also gender and sexuality, CGCC’s Bridging Culture series will bring filmmakers, authors and scholars to (the virtual) campus to expand the community’s collective minds. 

October

Oct. 6 Digging Up the Roots of Sexual Violence

Aishah Shahidah Simmons's  journey to dig up the roots of sexual violence unearths some of the contradictions and complexities that allow the sexual violence epidemic to flourish while dispelling racist, classist, and heterosexist myths about who causes sexual harm, what enables it to happen, and why; uncovering these myths ultimately allows us to dismantle the silence and untruths that allow sexual violence to happen. 

Oct. 22 Taking the Leap: From Hip Hop to Local Government

Rapper and Georgia county commissioner Mariah Parker discusses  how she realized that the skills of hip hop artists are applicable to the political sphere as well - the ability to gather and move a crowd, the skills to articulate your ideas creatively and succinctly in a way that inspires people to action, the connection to the problems that the community is facing, and fearlessness in standing up to speak your truth in the face of opposition.

November

Nov. 2 White Competency: A Blueprint for Racial Justice in a Global Pandemic

November’s events include  Dr. Jacqueline Battalora who explains and examines whiteness to help us better understand and strategize how we might achieve true racial justice within our daily work as well as institutional structures and practices.

Nov. 19 Native American Mascots and Cultural Appropriation

The series concludes  with Dr. Adrienne Keene’s exploration of cultural appropriation around Native cultures. 

 

Previous events

Sept. 9 Always in Season

Filmmaker Jackie Olive screened and discussed her film “Always in Season” which focused on the continuing legacy of lynching in America.

  • Watch the event here
Sept. 15 The Fight of Our Lives: 2020 Intersections and Possibilities for Transformation
 
Aya de Leon, an author, activist in the climate movement and the Movement for Black Lives, and faculty member in the African American Studies Department at UC Berkeley will addressed connections between COVID, the climate crisis, white supremacy, patriarchy, capitalism, and imperialism through spoken word and discussion, with plenty of time for student Q&A.
  • Watch the event here