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Diversity Week Events

Monday, February 20, 2017

Join CCC in celebrating diversity with a week of special events!

February 27 through March 3

Monday, February 27

Diversity in Corrections

To "kick off" CCC's "Diversity Week", Mr. Tyrell Huhammad of the Correctional Association of New York State will be discussing in a Q&A format diversity issues working in Correctional settings. This event is co-sponsored by the Criminal Justice Club.

*10 tickets for Friday’s Hypnotist will be raffled off after the presentation.

Tuesday, February 28

Poetry Out Loud
Stafford Theatre

Poetry Out Loud is a national recitation contest for high school students, created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, in which students perform their interpretations of works they’ve chosen from a diverse list of more than 900 poems.
The winner and runner-up selected at this event will compete at the state finals. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by: National Endowment for the Arts, Poetry Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts Teachers & Writers Collaborative, and The State University of New York

Wednesday, March 1

Read Aloud Day
10:15am to 11:40am
Moore Building, 2nd Floor Lobby
Seton Academy will be bringing their third grade class to campus. Volunteers will read favorite Dr. Seuss passages and reflect on the sheer joy of reading, education and life. Next there will be a tour of the library and bookstore. The third graders will end their visit with some hot chocolate and cookies and have fun coloring together with literary themed coloring pages. All are welcome to join in what will be an incredible leg on the journey of reading, education, life and love. Sponsored by Follett and Random House.

Understanding the Transgender Experience
Kelly Metzgar and Avan Monette are coming to campus to address “What is Gender”. The presenters will share stories and discuss being transgender in the Adirondack North Country. This presentation will focus on life as a transgender person, what we hope to change in society, and how to be an ally. A short Q&A will follow.

* 20 tickets for Friday’s Hypnotist will be raffled off after Kelly’s presentation. Everyone in attendance has a chance to win a ticket.

Thursday, March 2

Spirituality Around the World Table
11am to 1pm
Moore Building 1st Floor Lobby
Mary Skillan from the Newman Center will be on campus to table about spirituality around the world. Handouts will be available.

Slavery Then and Now
12:15pm to 1:15pm
Moore Building 2nd Floor Lobby

Don Papson, founding President of the North Country Underground Railroad Historical Association will be on campus to share a traveling display and tell stories about the Champlain Line of the UGRR. A Q&A will follow.

*5 tickets for Friday’s Hypnotist will be raffled off.

The traveling Underground Railroad display will be in the 2nd floor lobby in front of the fireplace all week for anyone to view.

Condom Olympics
PARC Dining Hall

Join Residence Life and Planned Parenthood for a fun night of competition. In honor of condom month and diversity week, teams of 3-5 students will represent countries and compete for fun prizes and learn about sexual health along the way. There will also be free pizza at the event.

*5 tickets for Friday’s Hypnotist will be raffled off.

Friday, March 3

Mental Health Table
12pm to 1pm
Moore Building 1st Floor Lobby

Behavioral Health Services North (BHSN) will be sharing information about mental health.

Hypnotist Michael Blaine
Stafford Theater

Michael Blaine, master hypnotist, who wows crowds across the entire country will be on campus to perform and wrap up diversity week. This event is sponsored by the Clinton Community College Foundation. 40 free tickets will be raffled off at select events throughout the week. The cost is $8 for Students/Faculty/Staff with ID, and $10 for Advance General Admission ($15 at the door).


Kate Bornstein’s DVD titles A Queer and Pleasant Danger is available to sign out through the library for individual viewing.

For decades, performance artist and writer Kate Bornstein has been exploding binaries and deconstructing gender. And, her own identity. Trans-dyke. Reluctant polyamorist. Sadomasochist. Recovering Scientologist. Pioneering Gender Outlaw. Kate Bornstein Is a Queer and Pleasant Danger, joins her on her latest tour capturing rollicking public performances and painful personal revelations as it bears witness to Kate as a trailblazing artist theorist activist who inhabits a space between male and female with wit, style, and astonishing candor. By turns meditative and playful, the film invites us on a thought provoking journey through Kate's world to seek answers to some of life's biggest questions. Co-sponsored by the Equality Alliance.

Themed meals will be served by Chartwells during dining hours throughout the week