Events throughout the Semester


Film Streaming: Warrior Women

In the 1970s, organizers of the American Indian Movement (AIM) fought for Native liberation as a community of extended families. Warrior Women (dir. Christina D. King & Elizabeth A. Castle, 2018, 64 minutes) is the story of Madonna Thunder Hawk, one AIM leader who shaped a kindred group of activists' children into the "We Will Remember" Survival School. CCBC faculty, students, and staff will have the rights to stream this award-winning film remotely for fourteen days, between the dates of September 8-September 24.

For information and to receive access to the link, contact Dr Kim Jensen

Student Showcase: Call for Submissions

We are looking for student work of any genre, in any discipline, created in response to studying The Truth about Stories by Thomas King to be featured on the CBC website, in the Dundalk Art Gallery, or at a special presentation and reception at next year’s Professional Development Conference.Submit here!

Contact Professor Jocelyn Broadwick

The Columbian Exchange of Infectious Diseases

Open Educational Resource
https://sway.office.com/ivA0KhRLE3LvSt5C?ref=Link
This presentation by Professors Lakshmi Rajkumar and Encarni Trueba sheds light on the interactions between the "New World" and the "Old World." The arrival of Christopher Columbus in America marked a tragic destruction of Native American populations through novel diseases that were introduced from Europe.

Contact Professor Rajkumar

Did you know... about the Carlisle Industrial School?

Did you know... that in 1879 until 1918, approximately 10,000 Native American children from 140 tribes attended Carlisle Indian Industrial School which forced children to leave their families and to give up their cultures, customs, languages, spiritual beliefs, and even their names, which led to untold psychological damage to generations of Native people. Patricia Quintero-Hall, from the Office of Intercultural Engagement, will offer her presentation to classes throughout the semester.

Contact Dr. Patricia Quintero-Hall


September


Chapter Chat Series: Chapter One

Monday, September 14, 10:10 a.m.

Join us for an informal, engaging discussion of chapter one of The Truth about Stories. These chats will give students a chance to discuss the chapter with other students and faculty throughout the college community, including possible special guests.

RSVP Professor Lauren Pollak, Dr. Kris Messer, Dr. Jamey Gallagher

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Meeting ID: 843 6475 4351
Password: 9RcTQj

Chapter Chat Series: Chapter One

Wednesday, September 16, 5:45 p.m.

Join us for an informal, engaging discussion of chapter one of The Truth about Stories. These chats will give students a chance to discuss the chapter with other students and faculty throughout the college community, including possible special guests.

RSVP Professor Lauren Pollak, Dr. Kris Messer, Dr. Jamey Gallagher

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Meeting ID: 839 6119 9345
Password: 7arXji

Hashtags for Humanity: The Power of Social Media Activism

Tuesday, September 22, 11:10 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Learn how to leverage social media to affect social change. Topics include selecting appropriate hashtags and sharing effectively via online platforms along with basic graphic design tips. Create your own social media activism campaign advocating for the recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ Day instead of Columbus Day.

RSVP Professor Tara Meyer

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Meeting ID: 977 5102 7270

Why Tell Stories?

Thursday, September 24, 11:15 a.m.

"Why Tell Stories?" Janice the Griot will tell a variety of stories as well as discuss the origins of the historical role of the griot. She will also discuss her own personal journey to becoming a professional griot. This event is a pre-cursor to the "The Carlisle Project" events in that Janice the Griot will discuss storytelling as an act of resistance and as a way to preserve culture and memory.

RSVP Professor Tara Meyer

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Meeting ID: 784 3450 4961
Password: Griots

Chapter Chat Series: Chapter One

Tuesday, September 29, 12:45 p.m.

Join us for an informal, engaging discussion of chapter one of The Truth about Stories. These chats will give students a chance to discuss the chapter with other students and faculty throughout the college community, including possible special guests.

RSVP Professor Lauren Pollak, Dr. Kris Messer, Dr. Jamey Gallagher

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Meeting ID: 851 5939 9957
Password: 5RbN37

Did you know... about the Carlisle Industrial School?

Tuesday, September 29, 9:30 a.m.

Did you know... that in 1879 until 1918, approximately 10,000 Native American children from 140 tribes attended Carlisle Indian Industrial School which forced children to leave their families and to give up their cultures, customs, languages, spiritual beliefs, and even their names, which led to untold psychological damage to generations of Native people. Patricia Quintero-Hall, from the Office of Intercultural Engagement, will lead this forum.

RSVP Patricia Quintero-Hall

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Meeting ID: 977 5039 6958


October


The Legacy of Carlisle: A Panel Discussion

Tuesday, October 6, 11:10 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.

Join a panel of experts as they educate and enlighten the CCBC community on the legacy of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. Our guests are Sandi Cianciulli (Lakota), a lifetime advocate for Indian issues who brings a wealth of information and experience with family ties to the first class of the Carlisle Indian School; Margo Tamez (Lipan Apache), a scholar, poet, and Indigenous rights defender, and Jim Gerencser, College Archivist at the Carlisle Indian School Digital Resource Center at Dickinson College.

Contact Patricia Quintero-Hall

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Meeting ID: 977 5039 6958

First Annual Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration

Monday, October 12, 12:15 p.m.

This year CCBC will join many states, cities, and colleges around the United States to recognize the second Monday of October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day. We will celebrate the Native communities who have thrived in these lands for millennia prior to European colonization until today. Join us for a virtual ceremony that will include drumming, art, dance, speakers, and a Keynote address by CCBC Dean Emeritus Dr. Dennis Seymour (Eastern Band Cherokee).

Contact Dr. Nina Brown

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Meeting ID: 881 1799 1743
Password: celebrate

Marlon Fixico: Two Spirit Identity and History in Native American Cultures

Tuesday, October 20, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Session recording will become available after the event.

"Two Spirit" refers to a person who identifies as having both a masculine and a feminine spirit, and is used within some Native American cultures to describe their sexual, gender and/or spiritual identity. Marlon Fixico is a Native American historian and a founding member of the Two Spirit Society of Washington, DC. Join us as Marlon shares his stories and insights into the two spirit identity, followed by an opportunity for discussion and Q & A. Free and open to the public.

RSVP Dr. Morgan Slusher

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Password: 077603

Finding our Truth and Our Stories through Contemplative Practices: Virtual Week of Mindfulness by the Contemplative Community Circle

Monday, October 26 - Saturday, October 31, 2020

For the session links and more program details, please contact: David Hewitt, Sara Leu or Amy Pucino

This program offers a chance to connect with the moment, which strengthens our capacity for focus, creativity, insight, connection, and social change.

Throughout the week, CCBC community will share contemplative practices of yoga, meditation, contemplative art, mindful eating, creative writing, deep listening, gratitude, and making chakra bracelets. Participants will also learn how these practices create joy through flow experience to help reduce stress and regain balance.

Most importantly, don’t miss the virtual keynote presentation: "Weaving the Waves of Awe: Indigenous Origin Stories and the Earth-based Contemplative Experience" by Yuria Celidwen, scholar of mythical studies and depth psychology, on Friday, October 30, from 12:00 - 1:00 pm (EST). Anyone from beginners to life-long contemplative practitioners are welcome!

Weaving the Waves of Awe: Indigenous Origin Stories and the Earth-based Contemplative Experience

In this talk, Yuria Celidwen will explore the exceptional capacity of identity-making through stories, and how stories empower the individual and the community by engendering a sense of responsibility, adaptability, balance, and belonging.

Keynote speaker Yuria Celidwen is a scholar of Indigenous Nahua and Maya descent from the highlands of Chiapas (Mexico). For more information about her, please refer to: https://womenandmyth.org/2018/02/09/presentation-grant-award-winner-at-conference-yuria-celidwen/

Free for CCBC faculty, staff, and credit students. Open to the outside community for a small fee.


November


The Carlisle Project: We are Not Afraid to Speak

Election Day: Tuesday, November 3, 11:10 a.m.

Join CCBC students from different disciplines who have participated in The Carlisle Project as they share their projects and engage in a moderated discussion of their experiences learning about the forced assimilation of Native children and youth.

RSVP Dr. Kim Jensen

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Meeting ID: 920 8077 8519
Password: 7FwxXY

Indigenous Perspectives on Environmental Justice

Thursday, November 5, 12:45 p.m.

Author Dina Gilio-Whitaker (Colville Confederated Tribes) will discuss her research from her book As Long as Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice from Colonization to Standing Rock. She is the policy director and a senior research associate at the Center for World Indigenous Studies and teaches American Indian Studies at California State University San Marcos.

RSVP Professor Maura Hill or Dr. Cristina Cardona

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Meeting ID: 833 2272 9749
Password: 7WzQ5x

Chapter Chat Series: Chapter Two

Monday, November 9, 10:10 a.m.

Join us for an informal, engaging discussion of chapter two of The Truth about Stories. These chats will give students a chance to discuss the chapter with other students and faculty throughout the college community, including possible special guests.

RSVP Professor Lauren Pollak, Dr. Kris Messer, Dr. Jamey Gallagher

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Meeting ID: 868 3128 7880
Password: 5HGHba

Chapter Chat Series: Chapter Two

Tuesday November 10, 11:10 a.m.

Join us for an informal, engaging discussion of chapter two of The Truth about Stories. These chats will give students a chance to discuss the chapter with other students and faculty throughout the college community, including possible special guests.

RSVP Professor Lauren Pollak, Dr. Kris Messer, Dr. Jamey Gallagher

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Meeting ID: 868 3128 7880
Password: 5HGHba

Chapter Chat Series: Chapter Two

Wednesday, November 11, 5:45 p.m.

Join us for an informal, engaging discussion of chapter two of The Truth about Stories. These chats will give students a chance to discuss the chapter with other students and faculty throughout the college community, including possible special guests.

RSVP Professor Lauren Pollak, Dr. Kris Messer, Dr. Jamey Gallagher

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Meeting ID: 898 1324 0972
Password: 9ZPn7V

A Tribute to Joy Harjo's Poetry

Tuesday, November 17th, 11:10 a.m.

CCBC Professor of English, Lauren Pollak, will lead a conversational workshop about the themes in Joy Harjo’s poetry and discuss how her work has drawn inspiration from the Muscogee Creek Nation. Joy Harjo is an internationally known, award-winning poet, author, performer, storyteller and musician. In 2019, she was appointed the 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States and is the first Native American to hold the position.

Contact Professor Lauren Pollak

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Meeting ID: 874 5034 0166
Password: Q4hEQh

Telling Our World into Being: A Student Storytelling Experience

Wednesday, November 18, 10:30 a.m.

In The Truth about Stories, Thomas King draws from Native tradition to offer a connected view of the world, one that sees collaboration and cooperation as fundamental. Join us for a presentation in which students will share stories—drawn from many communities—about creating the world in which they would like to live — a world that they are making possible by “telling it into being.”

Contact Dr. Jamey Gallagher

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Meeting ID: 832 4863 9828
Password: 0Uccgq

For more information on how to get involved in the Community Book Connection, please email Dr. Kim Jensen: kjensen@ccbcmd.edu

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