Multicultural Resource Center at PSU

Location

1825 SW Broadway
Portland
,
Oregon
97201
,
US

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Multicultural Center at Portland State University

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Past Events

Thursday
Jan
30
2014
Thursday, January 30, 2014 from 5:30-8:30pm
5:30-8:30pm
Is PSU heading for a faculty strike Spring Term? President Wiewel is playing chicken with the Class of 2014's ability to graduate at the end of the year. Him and his administration have cooked up a phony $15m budget deficit in order to justify slashing the funds for academic departments yet again. Meanwhile, PSU's administration gave itself a $5 million dollar raise in the past biennium. It is precisely this greed, and the disrespect toward students and faculty shown at the bargaining table by the administration that may cause full-time professors to strike at the beginning of Spring Term. How did this happen? What will it mean for students? What can we do about it? COME DRINK *FREE COFFEE* AND FIND OUT! ~ ~ ~ Agenda ~ ~ ~ Introduction & Mingle Time (5:30pm-5:50pm) - Discussion re "How would the cancellation of Spring Term affect you?" PANEL DISCUSSION (5:50pm-6:25pm) - Rob Fullmer, SEIU 503 - "Just What the Heck is 'Collective Bargaining' & Why is Everybody Talking About It?" - Michael Chamberlain, PSU-AAUP - "The Current State of PSU & Why Faculty Contracts Matter" - Mary King, PSU-AAUP - "Brief for Students on Negotiations with the Administration, Where Things Are Going" - Rayleen McMillan, ASPSU - "A Student's Take on Admin/Faculty Bargaining, What a Faculty Strike Will Mean For Students" -Cameron Frank, PSU Student Action Coalition - "What Can Students Do About This?" Panelist Q&A (6:25pm-6:40pm) *FIVE MINUTE BREAK* (6:40pm-6:45pm) Participatory Discussion/Brainstorming Session (6:50pm-7:30pm) - re Next Steps for Students to pressure the administration for fair faculty contracts http://www.facebook.com/events/671399399550226/
Thursday, January 30, 2014 from 2:30-4:30pm
2:30-4:30pm
Is PSU heading for a faculty strike Spring Term? President Wiewel is playing chicken with the Class of 2014's ability to graduate at the end of the year. Him and his administration have cooked up a phony $15m budget deficit in order to justify slashing the funds for academic departments yet again. Meanwhile, PSU's administration gave itself a $5 million dollar raise in the past biennium. It is precisely this greed, and the disrespect toward students and faculty shown at the bargaining table by the administration that may cause full-time professors to strike at the beginning of Spring Term. How did this happen? What will it mean for students? What can we do about it? COME DRINK *FREE COFFEE* AND FIND OUT! ~ ~ ~ Agenda ~ ~ ~ Introduction & Mingle Time (5:30pm-5:50pm) - Discussion re "How would the cancellation of Spring Term affect you?" PANEL DISCUSSION (5:50pm-6:25pm) - Rob Fullmer, SEIU 503 - "Just What the Heck is 'Collective Bargaining' & Why is Everybody Talking About It?" - Michael Chamberlain, PSU-AAUP - "The Current State of PSU & Why Faculty Contracts Matter" - Mary King, PSU-AAUP - "Brief for Students on Negotiations with the Administration, Where Things Are Going" - Rayleen McMillan, ASPSU - "A Student's Take on Admin/Faculty Bargaining, What a Faculty Strike Will Mean For Students" -Cameron Frank, PSU Student Action Coalition - "What Can Students Do About This?" Panelist Q&A (6:25pm-6:40pm) *FIVE MINUTE BREAK* (6:40pm-6:45pm) Participatory Discussion/Brainstorming Session (6:50pm-7:30pm) - re Next Steps for Students to pressure the administration for fair faculty contracts http://www.facebook.com/events/671399399550226/
Friday
Jan
24
2014
Friday, January 24, 2014 from 6-9pm
6-9pm
Healing Through Neurodecolonization and Mindfulness A Talk by Dr. Michael Yellow Bird http://www.facebook.com/events/601389966576138/
Wednesday
Jan
22
2014
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 from noon-2pm
noon-2pm
As part of Portland State University's Martin Luther King Jr. Week, please join the Cultural Centers and the Coalition of Communities of Color for a panel discussion of their leadership development initiative. http://www.facebook.com/events/644374082252623/
Tuesday
Jan
21
2014
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 from 10am-noon
10am-noon
Workshop: Let's Talk Series: Social Justice Presenter: Dr. Dapo Sobomehin, PhD Sponsors: PSU’s Cultural Centers Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 Time: 10am - 12pm Location: Multicultural Center, Smith Memorial Student Union Room 228 Description: Join Dr. Dapo Sobomehin, PhD as he presents ways in which social justice theory can be put into practice following Dr. King’s model of non-violence. Dr. Sobomehin was born in and spent the first 19 years of his life in Nigeria, then moved to the United States to complete his education. After his move to the U.S. he became aware of the reality of American racism and the oppression of Black Americans. He was determined to be an integral part of the struggle of Black Americans to achieve freedom and opportunity. While becoming active in the Civil Rights movement, and after already earning his degree in engineering, he decided to start his education afresh and earned a B.A. in Political Science, an M.A. in Sociology and Ethnic Studies, and a Ph.D. in Political Science/Social Psychology. Dr. Dapo Sobomehin is the founder and executive director of Operation E.A.S.Y. a tutoring, counseling, and mentoring program for at-risk youth in the Portland-Metropolitan area. Free Event Light refreshments will be served For more information please contact: PSU Cultural Centers cultures@pdx.edu Melissa Bennett, NASCC Program Coordinator 503-725-9701 melissa.bennett@pdx.edu http://www.facebook.com/events/175205339354071/