Block 3, 2019. This course compares the representation of Afro-Caribbean women by male authors in postcolonial writing to female authors in 20th-century writing. We will explore the Afro-Caribbean female corporeality to understand how women’s politicized bodies become artifacts of power. This course has an interdisciplinary approach that examines literature, history, and popular culture from Colombia, Puerto Rico, and Haiti. Prof. Ángela Castro, a specialist in Afro-Caribbean female writing, will bring the Colombian writer Adelaida Fernandez, who will offer a talk on her latest novel “Afuera crece un mundo.” Prereq: SP 306

Posted by acastro@coloradocollege.edu for the October 2, 2019 digest.

Issue-Based Panel #1: A Non-Profit Exploration & Learning Series from the CCE. Wednesday, 3:30-5:00pm, in Cossit Faculty Lounge!

This panel features representatives from RMFI, CS Parks & Recreation, The Catamount Institute, and Concrete Couch. These organizations all focus on developing more intentional, thoughtful, and engaged environmental stewards. These organizations offer opportunities for CS residents, including youth, students, and seniors, to get involved in their community through place-based engagement. Students and staff/faculty who are interested in environmental stewardship and inclusive community-building are highly encouraged to attend.

Posted by spray@coloradocollege.edu for the October 2, 2019 digest.

Do you identify as a perfectionist? Do you sometimes find that it gets in your way?
Perfectionism is often associated with self-doubt, self-criticism, shame, and avoidance behaviors like procrastination. In this workshop, you’ll learn strategies for challenging your perfectionism so that you can move forward and unlock your full potential! TODAY, Wednesday, October 2 at 3:30pm in Loomis Lounge.

Posted by hhorton@coloradocollege.edu for the October 2, 2019 digest.

Thursday, October 3rd, 12:15pm, South Hall Commons
LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED!!!
Today in Mongolia young women and men are engaged via Facebook, hold cell phones, use cool apps.well.to sell dry toilets!. to off-grid communities of many cities and towns of Mongolia and even to nomadic herders. Not only their parents, but also their teachers could not comprehend that doing business on waterless toilets could be something a Mongolian man or woman can handle psychologically given the prejudice against even saying the word toilet (jorlon). With over 600,000 families urgently needing to change their dark, dangerous, dirty outdoor latrines, selling/installing/servicing toilets is a fast growing new business in one of the coldest countries in Asia. The start of such a new business is the result of a 23 month-long public education campaign, Let’s Change Our Toilets, led by Local Solutions, an Ulaanbaatar based NGO. Just two years ago, the word toilet in Mongolian language was a taboo and there was a strong prejudice against anything related to toilets in off-grid areas.
As the initiator and the leader of the campaign, author of the book, Let’s Change Our Toilet, Oyungerel Tsedevdamba will tell her story of breaking the taboo, undertaking a nationwide training on toilets, changing behaviors, and supporting the first ever toilet business cluster in Mongolia.

Posted by jpauls@coloradocollege.edu for the October 2, 2019 digest.

RM300/SO290 — Race, Gender, & Crime: Intersections of Injustice
Using first-hand accounts, films, scholarship, and literature, this course examines the dynamics between intersectional identities and the criminal justice system. We address the disproportionate victimization and criminalization of brown and black people. We also challenge common perceptions about criminal behavior patterns. For their final project, students address public policy issues and recommend changes to the criminal justice system. COI will be given to the first 15 students.
Meets the Critical Perspectives: Social Inequality requirement

Posted by linzer@coloradocollege.edu for the October 2, 2019 digest.

Tertulia with Eder Muníz, Brazilian graffiti artist and educator

Eder Muníz, “Calangos de Rua” (street lizard) is a painter and graffiti artist from Salvador, Brazil. He co-founded the Movimento Calangos, a collective which unites a range of visual and performing artists to encourage creativity in the city’s periphery (favelas). He was hired in 2005 by the city of Salvador as the official representative artist for the Salvador Graffiti Project. Hes and will give a public lecture on the formation of graffiti art and his approach to altering public spaces to instigate social change.

Posted by tlatimer@coloradocollege.edu for the October 2, 2019 digest.

The Career Center is offering expert personal branding services to students through Lofti, TODAY, October 1st. In this workshop series, we will focus on best practices to help you explore and tell your unique brand story across your LinkedIn profile, resume, and when networking and interviewing. While students are encouraged to attend both sessions, if you are only unable to attend both and would like to participate in part 1 or part 2, you are encouraged to do so.
Session 1 – 12:30-2:00pm
In this workshop, we will create your Personal Brand Story and develop a list of brand keywords that can be used to write a compelling professional summary.
Session 2 – 2:15-3:45pm
Use your Personal Brand Story to build compelling talking points that communicate your skills and experience in a compelling and memorable way for interviewing, pitching, or simply engaging in casual networking conversation.
RSVP on Handshake! Session 1 & Session 2

Interested in working at the El Paso County Courthouse? Apply for the opportunity to learn about our district and legal system!

Members of Justice Corps train to give procedural help to self-represented litigants (those who represent themselves before Court without a lawyer). Training involves observing civil and criminal court cases, observing different departments, and meeting dedicated professionals including the Chief Judge.

All students are welcome to apply! For questions, email j_dollard@coloradocollege.edu

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Posted by j_dollard@coloradocollege.edu for the October 1, 2019 digest.