2010-2011 Campus Community Book Project

Lectures/Panel Discussions

  • October 7: Supporting Diversity in STEM - Creating inclusive classrooms in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
    Annie King, Animal Sciences
    12:10 PM – 1 PM, Surge III, Room 1360
    In recent years, numerous efforts have endeavored to attract diverse students to STEM disciplines. However, simply increasing the number of diverse students in the STEM disciplines is not enough. Instructors play a crucial role in helping diverse students learn and succeed in their field of choice. This session with briefly highlight the challenges diverse students experience in higher education, while offering strategies and suggestions on how instructors can effectively teach and mentor diverse students.

  • October 12: Health Disparities and Working with Disadvantaged Communities
    Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, Center for Research on Health Disparities, UC Davis Health System
    12:10 PM – 1 PM,UC Davis Health System, 12:10 PM – 1 PM, Education Building, Room 1222, UC Davis Health System, 4610 X Street, Sacramento Campus

  • October 19: : Examining Dominance and Marginalization – Why We Still Need Safe Spaces on Campus
    Laurie Lippin, Human and Community Development
    4:10 PM – 6 PM, Mee Room, Memorial Union
    This participatory and interactive session will help us examine the realities of dominance and marginalization on the UC Davis campus and generally in the community. The dominant group is often unconscious and uneducated about the privilege it holds and the negative consequences for others. This applies to race/ethnicity, but also to sexual orientation, religion, class, etc. Come to share this experience and learn and grow.

  • October 20: A Conversation with Moises Kaufman – The State of Hate Crimes and Identity
    Featuring Moises Kaufman, creator of the Laramie Project
    12:10 PM - 2 PM, Jackson Hall, Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
    Moises Kaufman's plays frequently focus on the identity. The son of Eastern European Holocaust survivors, Mr. Kaufman grew up in overwhelmingly Catholic and adamantly heterosexual Caracas, Venezuela, as a yeshiva-trained Orthodox Jew with sidelocks, hiding from his own people because he was gay. He moved to New York in 1987. As a teenager, confused and terrified by his homosexuality, he saw Harvey Fierstein's ''Torch Song Trilogy'' while in San Francisco, and cried with relief. Years later, he directed ''Gross Indecency'' at the same San Francisco theater.

  • October 20: Be Careful What You Ask For – White Racial Identity Development in Institutional Context
    Jann Murray-Garcia, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing
    12:10 PM - 1 PM, Education Building, Room 2205, UC Davis Health System, 4610 X Street, Sacramento Campus

  • October 20: Where Are All the Women in the STEM Class – A Panel Discussion Addressing Representation and Support for Women in Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
    Marjorie Longo, Chemical Engineering and Material Science; Susan Kauzlarich, Chemistry; Angelique Louie, Biomedical Engineering; WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) Students, Women's Resource and Research Center
    5:10 PM – 6:30 PM, Mee Room, Memorial Union
    Panel of women undergraduate and graduate students and faculty to discuss the challenges they face in pursuing higher education and academia in STEM fields.

  • October 26: What Underrepresented Students Need to Succeed in Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
    Annie King, Animal Science
    4:10 PM – 5:30 PM, Mee Room, Memorial Union
    Why do some students pursue a career in the science fields, while others do not? For students who do, what can be done to ensure they are successful? This interactive session will focus on what non-traditional students can do to succeed in STEM. Topics such as mentoring and finding support networks will be discussed.

  • October 28: Why Are All the Green Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria – the "Wicked" Connections Between Race and Identity in Gregory Maguire's Novel
    Karma Waltonen, University Writing Program
    12:10 PM – 1 PM, Mee Room, Memorial Union
    This lecture will illustrate how Gregory Maguire's work, Wicked, illuminates the theories of identity in Tatum's book, including issues of education, childhood, and activism.

  • November 2: The Impact of Gender and Race Unconscious Bias on Diversity in Health Profession
    Darin Latimore, School of Medicine; Andreea Seritan, School of Medicine
    12:10 PM – 1 PM, Education Building, Room 3228, UC Davis Health System, 4610 X Street, Sacramento Campus
    Gender and racial bias may be very important factors in academic recruitment, retention, promotion, and faculty development, possibly leading to higher attrition rates among women and URM faculty. In this workshop, participants will explore their own unconscious bias, based on the Implicit Association Test (see http://www.implicit.harvard.edu). Strategies for detecting and surviving gender and racial bias will also be discussed.

  • November 5: Talking Food, Talking Race: A Conversation About Racial Identity and Food Politics
    Alison Alkon, Sociology, University of the Pacific; A. Breeze Harper, Geography; moderated by Kimberly Nettles, Women and Gender Studies
    12:10 PM – 1:30 PM, Mee Room, Memorial Union
    A conversation between two food-activists/scholars on notions of race, identity and the politics of eating.

  • November 10: Racial/Cultural Identities and Interpersonal Exchanges
    Community Advising Network (CAN) Counselors, Counseling and Psychological Services
    12:10 PM – 1:30 PM, Mee Room, Memorial Union
    This presentation will provide participants with an overview of racial and cultural identity models and their implications for cross cultural communication. Examples of cross cultural interpersonal impasses and successes will be discussed. Participants will have the opportunity to explore their own stage of racial/ethnic identity and discuss personal experiences.

  • November 15: Beyond Silence and the Graceful Liberal Gesture – Adolescents Exploring Race and Diversity Through Literature Study
    Steven Athanases, School of Education
    12:10 PM – 1:30 PM, Hamilton Room, Heitman Staff Learning Center
    This presentation draws on several research projects set in northern California urban high schools serving culturally and linguistically diverse students. The specific settings were 10th and 11th grade English and history classes, with a particular focus on literature study and writing. The presentation highlights how thoughtful teachers in these classes planned for, organized, and taught students to use literature as a prompt for discussions about themes related to issues of diversity and equity. Sources for students' engagements in reading, writing, and speaking about diversity included diverse texts, varied forms of classroom talk, and tasks that promoted links between students' out-of-school knowledge and the academic work of school.

  • December 1: Not Another Statistic – A Closer Look at HIV/AIDS in the African Diaspora Community
    Presented by the staff from Health Education and Promotion & Cross Cultural Center
    6 PM – 7 PM, King Lounge, Memorial Union
    This program will serve as a safe space to raise awareness and discuss HIV/AIDS in the Black community. We'll hear stories from HIV+ speakers, learn about community resources, as well as gain tools to have safer sex and fight HIV/AIDS.


Workshops

  • October 12: Telling Our Stories – An interactive workshop based on the rich history of oral tradition
    Multicultural Immersion Program, Counseling and Psychological Services
    12:10 PM – 1 PM, Cabernet Room, Silo
    This workshop provides a space for you to share your experiences in the world/UC Davis, based on aspects of your identity (i.e. race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, nationality, age, gender, religion/spirituality, ability status) and hear others' stories. We will reflect on key themes from Dr. Tatum's book, as they apply to our own life experiences. This workshop will not only provide a space to be heard, but to also help foster greater understanding across various cultural groups.

  • October 21: Finding My Ground – Journey Through Racial and Identity Development
    Multicultural Immersion Program, Counseling and Psychological Services
    12:10 PM – 1 PM, Hamilton Room, Heitman Staff Learning Center
    This workshop will focus on racial and ethnic identity development models. Media clips will be used to illustrate various stages. You will be guided on a journey to better understand your own process and learn about tools that can facilitate a more grounded sense of identity.

  • November 4: Fitting All the Pieces Together – My Multicultural Timeline
    Multicultural Immersion Program, Counseling and Psychological Services
    4:10 PM – 5 PM, Mee Room, Memorial Union
    Participants will create a multicultural timeline to better understand your own intersecting identities, experiences which have shaped who you are today. Additionally, this workshop will promote cross cultural connections through a facilitated discussion around key themes/experiences which

  • November 18: The "I Am" Project – An experiential workshop in identity discovery
    Multicultural Immersion Program, Counseling and Psychological Services
    4:10 PM – 5 PM, Mee Room, Memorial Union
    This interactive workshop aims to give voice to who you are in a holistic sense. Recognizing that the world often bombards us with ideas of who they want us to be, you will be empowered to reclaim/embrace/define who you are. You will not only give voice to who you are, but also be encouraged to share how you connect to the experiences of others.


Art Exhibit/Performance

  • November 1 - December 17: Culture and Identity – An Exhibit of Student Work from Chicano Studies
    Art Lounge, Memorial Union

  • November 19: Asian Voices – Performing Identity Discovery
    Featuring UC Davis students and visiting artist, Alex Luu
    6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, Vanderhoef Studio Theater, Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
    This performance is the culmination of four quarters of "My Own Story" (MOS) courses/workshops, a venerable "Greatest Hits" of the best of the best performances culled from the four previous groups of MOS at UC Davis. MOS gives Asian heritage students at UCD a rare opportunity to delve into and explore their own autobiographical stories on their own terms. These are stories that go deep beyond the surface, stories that have historically & culturally been misrepresented, strereotyped, and misappropriated by mainstream media & culture. These are stories that are rarely explored, expressed, and performed on stage. This one-night only performance includes stories, performance, and monologues that are raw and pull no punches. Performers/performances tackle traditional & non-traditional themes such as identity, racism, body image/politics, sexuality, and family dynamics from a unique and fierce Asian Pacific American perspective.
    *The performance contains strong adult language that is not suitable for minors.


Exhibits

  • NEW - November 15 - December 10: The "I AM..." Project
    First floor Mrak Hall, second floor Hart Hall and the Righteous Babes Lounge at the WRRC, North Hall
    - To participate in this campus wide event, create a piece which is composed of words, drawings, poetry, etc. and anything that represents who you are. Collection boxes are located at the WRRC, SRRC, LGBTRC and CCC. Submit your work to be featured in an exhibit to celebrate our unity in diversity. Go to wrrc.ucdavis.edu to stay updated on times and venues of exhibitions. Deadline for submissions is November 1, 2010.
    Our qualities, personality, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, heritage, background, class, religion, spirituality, family, etc. are all parts of who we are. We all have intersections of various identities--and we all have so much in common. So, tell us: Who are you? Share your identity by giving life to the statement "I am...".
    RECEPTION Tuesday, Nov 16 6-8 PM @ WRRC in North Hall,
    Join us in the Righteous Babes Lounge at the WRRC for an exhibit of i AM poems which celebrate our unity in diversity. Light refreshments will be served. Free goodies while supplies last.
    OPEN MIC Friday, Nov 19 6-9 PM @ CAFÉ MÉDITERRANÉE 113 D St Davis, CA (close to Corner of D and 1st St) Express a part of who you are!
    YOU have complete creative license to share a part of who you are in the medium you choose & share in others expressing who they are and building those connections through the spirit of open mic. Featuring Spoken Word Artist: Fuifuilupe Niumeitolu

  • Fall - Spring Quarter 2010/2011: Conversations About Race – "Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?" Project display including bibliography and suggested reading
    Peter J. Shields Library, First Floor Lobby


Film Series

Fall - Spring Quarter 2010/2011

  • October 13: From the Community to the Classroom – Acts of Hate, Racial Inequality and Seven Years of Student-Led Change in Davis' "Excellent" Public Schools
    A documentary film directed by Davis youth
    4 PM – 6 PM, 66 Roessler Hall (behind 194 Chem.)

  • November 8: Swastikas and Jim Crow (60 min.)
    11:30 AM – 1 PM, Shields Library Instructional Lab, First Floor. Discussion to follow film screening.

  • November 9: From the Community to the Classroom – Acts of Hate, Racial Inequality and Seven Years of Student-Led Change in Davis' "Excellent" Public Schools
    A documentary film directed by Davis youth
    5 PM – 7 PM, Education Building, Room 1222, UC Davis Health, 4610 X Street, Sacramento

Race – The Power of an Illusion: A three-part documentary series

  • February 3: The Difference Between Us (56 mins.)
    11:30 AM – 1 PM, Shields Library Instructional Lab, First Floor. Discussion to follow film screening.

  • March 2: The Story We Tell (56 mins.)
    11:30 AM – 1 PM, Shields Library Instructional Lab, First Floor. Discussion to follow film screening.

  • May 12: The House We Live In (56 mins.)
    11:30 AM – 1 PM, Shields Library Instructional Lab, First Floor. Discussion to follow film screening.


Book Discussions

  • Date Correction - October 1, November 5 and December 3: Inter-Professional Brown Bag Lunch Book Club. Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing and UC Davis School of Medicine
    NOON – 1 PM, Education Building, Room 1222, UC Davis Health, 4610 X Street, Sacramento

  • Beginning October 14 (meeting on the second and fourth Thursday throughout the Fall): The Davis Faith & Social Justice Group. Potluck dinner at 6 PM to be followed by discussion at 6:30 PM. For location and other information, contact Jill Van Zanten at jillvz@sbcglobal.net

  • NEW - October 26: Sponsored by the Sac Culture Hub. Discussion will feature panelists of community educators and activists. Food will be provided
    5:30 PM – 7:30 PM, Underground Books, 2814 35th Street, Sacramento. For more information, contact Pleshette Robertson at pleshette@sacculturalhub.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (916) 470-2337

  • December 5: Facilitated by the Anti-racism Task Team and Adult Religious Exploration Committee, Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis
    1 PM - 3 PM, 27074 Patwin Road, Davis
    For more information, contact Leanne Friedman at ljfriedman@ucdavis.edu


Author's Visit

  • December 10: The Forum@MC: Identity Politics – Deconstructing Arizona's Immigration and Ethnic Studies Laws
    Panel discussion featuring Beverly Daniel Tatum, featured book project author; Kevin Johnson, School of Law; Miroslava Chavez-Garcia, Chicana/Chicano Studies; Kevin Williams, Davis Senior High School
    4 PM – 5 PM, Jackson Hall, Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

  • December 10: Author's Talk - Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?
    8 PM – 9:30 PM, Jackson Hall, Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
    To purchase tickets, please visit mondavicenter.ucdavis.edu or call the Mondavi Center Box Office at (530) 754-2787.

  • December 10: Book Signing by Beverly Daniel Tatum
    9:30 PM, Rumsey Rancheria Grand Lobby, Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts


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All Campus Community Book Project program events are FREE to the public with the exception of the Author's Talk on December 10, 2010 at 8 PM.

*Program subject to change. Please check regularly for updates.