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Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 8am through Friday, July 28, 2017 at 5pm
8am through Friday, July 28 at 5pm
Our life’s work is building bridges among cultural differences, softening barriers to living life with cultural others, and probing the mysteries of unknown places and peoples. We do so not only to teach more wisely, train more effectively, and manage more appropriately, but also sometimes for the sheer pleasure of experiencing differences. The Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication (SIIC) has a 41-year history of providing professional development for people who believe that this work matters. During its first ten years at Stanford University, and for the last 31 under the auspices of the Intercultural Communication Institute (ICI) in Portland, Oregon, SIIC has become a creative—and sometimes downright playful—community of intercultural scholars and practitioners from many cultures that meets each year to renew their energies and commitments. The SIIC atmosphere is inclusive—all participants should expect that their cultural differences will be appreciated and that there will be interest in mutual learning about those differences. Whether you are leading a global team, designing a new diversity initiative, preparing a course for fall term, or directing a study abroad program, you can anticipate a lively week or two of intense engagement with intercultural issues and resources—networking, listening, asking, and indulging in the company of diverse and similarly dedicated professionals. Please join us for what again promises to be a unique and significant learning opportunity. Your Friends at ICI
Thursday, May 12, 2016 from 11:30am-1:30pm
Join BTA and Reed College for a lunch time urban biking clinic. Topics covered at this one-hour clinic include: Basics of riding – laws, traffic signals and signs, how to handle bike lanes, bike boxes, tracks, and sidewalks Skills – hand signals, turning, sharing the lane, and changing lanes Choosing gear – bikes, helmets, lights, locks, accessories, cold and rain gear, carrying kids and cargo Route planning – resources and taking bicycles on transit Q&A – answers to questions from new or experienced riders Feel free to bring a bag lunch.
Thursday, November 19, 2015 from 7-8:30pm
Join members of Black Lives Matter Seattle for an talk and student-facilitated discussion. Making national headlines in August for their shutdown of a Bernie Sanders' rally, they will share their perpective of what happened that day and discuss how it relates to disruptive/militant actions more broadly. They will also speak about the latest in their organizing and the state of Black Lives Matter in American politics. This event will take place at the Vollum Lecture Hall at Reed College. The entrance is ADA accessible. Bike parking is available outside of VLH and car parking is available in the East parking lot by Hauser Library. Or take TriMet bus lines 19 or 75. Sponsored by Blue Heron Collective http://www.facebook.com/events/440597982796858/
Thursday, November 12, 2015 from 7-9pm
This event is free and open to the public and will be held in psychology 105 (auditorium) at Reed College. Portland is often praised as the capital for “sustainable green development” and nationally renown for its long term urban planning model and vision; however, often touted as an “unfortunate consequence” by city planners, Portland has a systematic history of displacing working class and communities of color. How has urban planning functioned to undermine marginalized communities ability to develop political power? How has it maintained the racial and economic status quo under the ideology of green color blindness? This workshop looks at the ideological and infrastructural development of urban planning in Portland through the theoretical lenses of counterinsurgency, identifiying institutional structures that generate displacement that often fall off the radar and the need to develop long term visions for organizing against them. Sponsored by Blue Heron Collective and Portland Anarchist Black Cross. http://www.facebook.com/events/968678836525948/
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Thursday, November 12, 2015 from 7-9pm
This collaborative tour will share stories from Ríos Vivos Colombia, the social movement of dam impacted communities that struggle for the defense of their territories and rivers, and for an energy model by and for the people, and also the work of Polinizaciones, a Beehive grassroots process that collaborates with communities impacted by resource extraction in the use of arts, culture, and communications as strategies for land defense in Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela. Using Beehive graphics and other culture and communications work, Polinizaciones creates another way to learn, create, and understand our history in the context of globalization and free trade, militarization, the war on drugs, and the infrastructure and extraction projects integral to IIRSA-Project Mesoamérica. The Polinizaciones sharing session will highlight the Beehive's giant banners, accompanied by photographs, short films, personal experiences, and stories about the communities in resistance we have been weaving relationships of mutual aid with over the last eight years.
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Sunday, November 8, 2015 from 2-4pm
This event is free and open to the public and will be held in Vollum Lecture Hall at Reed College. Climate destabilization, resource privitization, cultural genocide, forced migration, repression, gentrification, incarceration, displacement, struggle, survival: while we live in this storm of crises, the connections between them can sometimes feel subterranean, veiled by the shadowy machinations of capitalism. Join us as Harsha Walia, a deeply skilled anti-capitalist organizer with decades of experience, and Vahid Brown, local author and expert in Syrian and Middle Eastern history, articulate these crises as interconnected and escalating symptoms of a system rooted in neo-liberalism and neo-colonization. Harsha and Vahid will speak about their work and experiences cultivating fierce, loving, and sustainable communities of resistance within a transnational analysis of capitalism, settler colonialism, state building, and racialized empire, and how "climate change" threatens to or is already compounding the forces of state and corporate violence against which they struggle. Acessibility info: Vollum Lecture Hall has ramp access; the building has wheelchair accessible bathrooms; the building does not have gender neutral bathrooms; and the room will have sound amplification. http://www.facebook.com/events/1005543789507777/
Monday, October 12, 2015 from 5-8pm
This event is free and open to the public and will be held in Eliot 314 at Reed College. From a self-described "forgotten" corner of Mexico, the scream of "¡ya basta!" (enough is enough!) has reverberated around the world. On Jan 1st 1994, the day that NAFTA began its slow dismemberment of Mexico, the Zapatistas rose up in arms and declared themselves the latest incarnation of over 500 years of indigenous struggle. Today the EZLN and the Zapatista movement has come to represent for many of the dispossessed of the world a third way forward; not to reproduce state power nor to reform existing structures, but to work towards the ideal of autonomy. To create the foundations on which a struggle can be won through self organization and self sustenance. As their struggle moves into the third decade, come hear a reportback from a former Reed student and organizer about the evolution of their program, resistance after two decades of counter insurgency, and how we can bring the "Zapatista heart" to the struggles we face. http://www.facebook.com/events/738975429579958/
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Sunday, June 7, 2015 from 1-9pm
Join us for a musical fair with activities for all ages, including multiple concerts featuring hundreds of performers, in celebration of six decades of music education in Portland Parks & Recreation. Made possible by the Wintz Family Foundation, the event sponsors include All Classical Portland, Marley Brown Lumber Service, Tierra Educational Center, & Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Date/Time: Sunday, June 7th all day from 1:00 PM Admission: FREE (suggested donation of $10 for the day) SCHEDULE: (info updated as of 5.29.15) 1 PM - Performing Arts Building Atrium Drop-in Preschool Music Demo Classes (1 - 4 PM) Sample Instrument Lessons - age 5 & up (1 - 4 PM) Refreshments (1 - 4 PM) Alumni Memory Room & Slide Show (1 - 4 PM) CMC book release and sale Silent Auction+ + accepting auction donations from businesses thru June 1. 1 PM - Performing Arts Recital Room Youth Soloists 2 PM - Kaul Auditorium Youth String Orchestras Suzuki Group Classes “Galactic Twinkle” *- An audience play-along of the universal favorite, “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”. Bring a violin or other portable instrument and join in! 2 PM - Performing Arts Recital RoomReed College Map Adult Guitar, Violin & Cello Group Class Recital * Adult String Orchestra * Youth Soloists 4 PM - Kaul Auditorium CMC Faculty & Alumni Concert * - with Door Prizes! Reception following Program includes: Duos for Flutes by Robert Muczynski, movements 2, 3, 5, and 6 - Lynda Hess & Therese Wagner, flute de Falla/Kreisler "Danse Espagnole" – Holly Stern, violin; Maria Garcia, piano Gershwin's “Summertime" for recorders and voice - Cindy Markham, Phil & Gayle Neuman Guitar solo selection - Jeff Ashton Mendelssohn piano trio op. 49 first movement – Andrew Ehrlich, violin, Maria Garcia, piano, Stephen Emerson, cello (guest) Violin Jam - Jim Toussaint (alumni guest) and Andy Emert Walton's Two Pieces for violin and piano – Brandon Garbot, violin (alumni guest) with Denise VanLeuven (guest), piano Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings (finale) - Violins: Andrew Ehrlich (concertmaster), Liz Peyton, Luise Grube, Janet Dubay (alumni guest), Alberta Hardy, Jonathan Dubay (former faculty), Brian Bennett; Violas: Jennifer Arnold, Michelle Rahn; Cellos: Katherine Schultz, Jonathan Cheskin, Fred Nussbaum (former faculty); Bass: Jeff Johnson (former faculty) 5:30 PM - Performing Arts Building Recital Room (note time change) Youth Soloists 7 PM - Kaul Auditorium Madrigal Singers * Center Singers Youth Choir & Vocal Ensemble * Francis Street Singers * Reception following 7 PM - Chapel (located in Elliot Hall, center of campus - see map) Renaissance Winds & Song * Reception following 7 PM - Performing Arts Recital Room Youth Soloists Chamber Music Groups Reception following Concert sponsors include: ¿Por Que No?, Broadway Rose Theatre Company, Campbell Salgado Studio, Chamber Music Northwest, Janet Dubay LMT CRS, Higgins Restaurant & Bar, Hopworks, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Oregon Historical Society, Oregon Repertory Singers, Oregon Symphony, Portland Ballet, Portland Parks & Rec Aquatic Division, Portland Symphonic Girlchoir.
Friday, February 7, 2014 from 2-2:30pm
This Friday at 2pm DivestReed's campaign will present to Reed's Board of Trustees. This is, in many ways, the culmination of all our hard work in the campaign and WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT from 2pm until 230pm to rally good vibes before our meeting time in Vollum. You do not need to know much about the divest campaign to come! We would so so so appreciate your love and support in the Reed or Divest community. We'll be rowdy and talk a lot and be boisterously in good humor, so it should be a time n' a half. PS Its not too late to come and learn about divestment from fossil fuels from Reed's endowment! Look forward to seeing ya'll there THIS Friday 2pm, stairs of Vollum! #DivestReed https://www.facebook.com/events/1392276471034040/?ref=22
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 from 7-8:30pm
Sasha Kramer is coming to Portland to visit her alma mater Reed College! After graduating in ’99, Sasha went on to get her PhD at Stanford University in Ecology. Then after working as a human rights advocate in Haiti for several years, she co-founded the non-profit organization Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL). SOIL transforms wastes into resources through a process of ecological sanitation and promotes social empowerment by creating sustainable livelihood opportunities. Haiti’s past several years has seen a series of strong hurricanes, the devastating 2010 earthquake, and the subsequent cholera epidemic, not to mention persistent poverty and widespread lack of basic sanitation. Needless to say, SOIL’s work could not be more important in this dire time of need. With over ten years of experience living and working in Haiti, Sasha has invaluable insight into the non-profit sector, sustainable social enterprise, liberation ecology, and more. In a country with over 20,000 non-profit organizations and little to show for it, SOIL is a shining example of how a foreign organization truly can support local initiatives and ameliorate persistent problems by acting in solidarity with Haitian people. Sasha will be speaking at Reed College on Wednesday, February 5 at 7:00 PM, in the Gray Campus Center (GCC), Room C-D. (campus map here: http://www.reed.edu/facilities_services/reed_static_map.html) We would be delighted if you could join us to learn more! The talk will be followed by a Q&A. This event is an educational opportunity and a fundraising event for SOIL. The talk will be open to the public with a suggested donation of $10-$50.