Multicultural/Valuing Events

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Interview a Businessperson  
Cultural Event – Performance or International Speaker  
Comparing Cultures Countries and Their Cultures
Black History Month
Democracy Days  
International Education Week  
Understanding America as a Culturally Diverse Society
Attend Current On-Campus Event or St. Louis Event  

SCC Events on Campus

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"The OTHER Trail of Tears"

Noon Sept. 15, 2014
SSB Auditorium

You've heard of the Cherokee Trail of Tears, and you may have grown up hearing stories of your family's Native American heritage, but have you heard of the OTHER Trail of Tears?

Jayme Blandford, assistant professor of English, will explore the experience of more than ten tribes that were forcibly removed from the East Coast to the Ohio River valley and all the way through the St. Louis region and our own back yard before being settled in present day Oklahoma.

SCC Democracy Days, Sept. 15-18.

Contact Information:

Jayme Blandford
jblandford@stchas.edu
636-922-8407

"Fracking and Democracy"

1 p.m. Sept. 16, 2014
SSB Auditorium

Hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") is a method of gas and oil extraction which has raised serious concerns about damage to the environment and about the power of corporations in American life.

Michael Kuelker, professor of English, looks in particular at how fracking is covered by American news media.

SCC Democracy Days, Sept. 15-18.

Contact Information:

Michael Kuelker
mkuelker@stchas.edu
636-922-8256

"American Media and Democracy"

10 a.m. Sept. 18, 2014
SSB Auditorium

In the 1999 film The Matrix,  Neo, a computer hacker, discovers that humanity has been trapped inside a computer program which projects a false reality – "the Matrix." It is Neo's job to be "the One" to free humanity from this prison.

In this presentation, Lisa Davis, adjunct faculty in political science, investigates how the American media, like the Matrix, uses its influence to alter our sense of history and truth to push their own agenda. She will encourage a discussion about what can be done by us – "the Ones" – to force the media to report the news in a more unbiased manner.

SCC Democracy Days, Sept. 15-18.

Contact Information:

Lisa Davis
ldavis@stchas.edu
636-922-8398

"The N-Word: Is It Time to Retire This Word?"

1 p.m. Sept. 18, 2014
SSB Auditorium

Whether you pronounce the N-word with an "er" at the end or simply an "a," is it finally time to retire this word? Some are offended by the word while others find it an endearing display of kinship. This topic will be explored in an open discussion hosted by Kimberlee Vaughn, adjunct faculty in psychology.

SCC Democracy Days, Sept. 15-18.

Contact Information:

Kimberlee Vaughn
kvaughn@stchas.edu
636-922-8398

"Seducing Doctor Lewis," Film

7 p.m. Nov. 18, 2014
SSB Auditorium

Film description from imdb.com:

A much-needed boost, in the form of a new factory, is promised to the residents of the tiny fishing village St. Marie-La-Mauderne, provided they can lure a doctor to take up full-time residency on the island.Inspired, the villagers devise a scheme to make Dr. Christopher Lewis a local.

This International Education Week and Projections International Film Series event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information:

Denise McCracken
dmccracken@stchas.edu
636-922-8447

"Study Abroad in Canterbury"

11 a.m. Nov. 19, 2014
SSB Auditorium

Learn about the opportunity available to SCC students to study abroad in Canterbury, England.

This International Education Week event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information:

Debra Crank-Lewis
dcrank-lewis@stchas.edu
636-922-8324

"Culture Shock," ESL Student Panel

Noon Nov. 19, 2014
SSB Auditorium

Ever wonder what it is like to be an international student at SCC? Come hear from a panel of SCC students about their experience here and how it differs from their native country.

This International Education Week event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information:

Dawn Huffman
dhuffman@stchas.edu
636-922-8574

"Study Abroad in Cannes"

2 p.m. Nov. 19, 2014
SSB Auditorium

Learn about the opportunity available to SCC students to study abroad in Cannes, France.

This International Education Week event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information:

Denise McCracken
dmccracken@stchas.edu
636-922-8447

"Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis," Film

7 p.m. Nov. 19, 2014
SSB Auditorium

Film description from imdb.com:

Although living a comfortable life in Salon-de-Provence, a charming town in the south of France, Julie has been feeling depressed for a while. To please her, Philippe Abrams, a post office administrator, her husband, tries to obtain a transfer to a seaside town on the French Riviera, at any cost. The trouble is that he is caught red-handed while trying to scam an inspector. Philippe is immediately banished to the distant unheard of town of Bergues, in the far north of France. Leaving his child and wife behind, the crucified man leaves for his frightening destination, a dreadfully cold place inhabited by hard-drinking, unemployed rednecks, speaking an incomprehensible dialect called Ch'ti. Philippe soon realizes that all these ideas were nothing but prejudices and that Bergues is not synonymous with hell.

This International Education Week and Projections International Film Series event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information:

Denise McCracken
dmccracken@stchas.edu
636-922-8447