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Community Engagement Week is Nov. 4–8 at MCTC

Posted on: November 1st, 2013 by insidemctc No Comments

Community Engagement week at MCTC runs Nov. 4–8. See a full list of events below.

Monday, November 4

  • 10 a.m.–6 p.m.—Election Information Stations, T Skyway. Come to our information tables to find information about offices, candidates and polling locations for the local elections that will be taking place on Tuesday, Nov. 5.
  • Noon–1:30 p.m.—Community Colleges at the Center: Moving to the Next Stage of the Democratic Struggle, T.3470. Harry Boyte, Center for Democracy and Citizenship, Augsburg College.
  • 4–5:15 p.m.—Political Power: Who has it? Who Should? An Interactive Discussion and Workshop, K.1200. This workshop, organized by the Community Development Student Club, is part of a series of discussions throughout the academic year that aim to develop strategies for equipping students with the tools to be effective change agents in their communities.
  • 6–8:10 p.m.—Stepping into Your Power: Tools and Techniques for Acting on Issues That You Care About, L.3000. Join facilitators from Training for Change and students from MCTC’s State and Local Government course for this interactive workshop.

Tuesday, November 5

  • Election Information Station, T Skyway. Come to our information tables to find information about offices, candidates and polling locations for the local elections that will be taking place on Tuesday, Nov. 5. Coordinated by Political Science Department.

Wednesday, November 6

  • 10 a.m.–2 p.m.—Green Dot Day: Standing Up Against Violence Together, H.1002. This day of action is initiated by students in the PHED 1191: Self-Defense for Women classes to build community relationships through violence awareness, education, and prevention measures.  The event will include information from student clubs and community organizations, flash mobs, empowerment yoga, reality theater and Green Dot dialogue, defensive skills demonstrations, and a survivor story documentary with discussion. Join us and together we can stand up to violence.
  • 6–8 p.m.— Community Organizing and New Media: A Discussion with the “Bye Bye Miss Saigon” Coalition, H.1002. Engage in a discussion with members of the “Bye Bye Miss Saigon” Coalition, the Community Development Club, and students in the Politics, Media and Community Organizing class (PSCI 1180) about creative ways that new media can be used to highlight issues and mobilize campaigns.

Thursday, November 7

  • 5:30–7 p.m.—Bringing Community into Community Development, H.0600. What does it mean to enrich the political, social and economic life of communities in a manner that places community-members at the center?  Come to this discussion organized by the Community Development and Indigenous Cultures course (AMIS 1120).

Friday, November 8

  • Noon–2 p.m.— Building a Radical Movement to Eradicate Violence in our Communities, L.3000. This interactive discussion addresses the root causes of violence, the courageous acts of people and organizations that aim to stop violence, and ways students and community members can support one another and collectively act to stop the cycle.

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