- Decolonizing Disney’s Moana
- Did Someone REALLY Just Say THAT?!?
- The Downside of the Music Industry
- Examining the Culture of Africa and Debunking Stereotypes and Assumptions
- Expression and Resistance Through Art
- Fighting the Landlord
- Gender Roles and Stereotypes
- History of Dumplings
- How Do We Create Inclusive Communities?
- The Intersectionality of Sexuality, Gender, and Race
- It's Not You, It's Me
- Let's Talk About Not Talking
- Marked By Matriarchs
- Mexico: An Accurate Portrayal of Culture and History
- Modeling Masculinity
- The N-Word: Can You Say It? Can Anyone Say It?
- Passion and Persuasion
- The Problem with Poodle Science
- Representation of Black People in Film
- She/He/They: Exploring the Linguistics of Gender-Neutral Language
- Substance Use Disorder and the Perception of Addiction in the Media and Society as a Whole
- The Silent P: Naming Our Privilege(s) and Listening to the Powerless
- Slam Poetry with S.C. Says
- Social Justice Today
- Socioeconomic Diversity In Our Schools
- Using Theater for Social Change
- Creation Lab: Create Your Own Interactive Play in Conjunction with Illumination Project
- Using Your Voice
- What is Cultural Appropriation?
- What Makes Oregon Hip Hop?
- Who Are the Deserving Poor?
- Women in STEM
- Your Story, Your Power, Your Zine
What does music mean to you? Is it ethical to listen to the music of celebrities who have been charged with sexual assault? How should society as a whole react to instances where celebrities that they know and respect are charged with sexual assault? In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to explore these questions and discuss controversial acts of sexual assaults committed by famous musicians. We will be looking at historical and current examples of artists who have been charged with or accused of sexual assault, and how this impacts their fame and the people who listen to their music. The workshop will be conducted through video clips, articles, excerpts from social media, and discussion.
We will explore the negative impact of gender roles and stereotypes through research, discussion, and art. Using ideas that will be generated in the discussion, each session will contribute to the making of a massive collage on canvas. Drawing, color, magazine cutouts, and writing will create an artistic interpretation of gender roles in the modern world.
Dumplings are an iconic Chinese food and have been a beloved tradition in China for 1800 years. They represent Chinese culture and express people's yearning for a better life. They symbolize unity, family, and peace. In this workshop, we will be eating and tasting dumplings as well as making dumplings in a style specific to the country.
Who or what comes to mind when you think about tattoo artists? What stereotypes exist in US society when it comes to people with tattoos? This workshop takes us back to the traditional origins of tattooing as an art form and how it arrived in the USA. What you’ll learn is a rich history of women dominating the craft and bringing it back to life in the modern age.
Join us for this photographic workshop where we will examine portraits as a way to consider the association and expectations around masculinity. We will look at pictures that help you consider physical attributes, cultural associations, mental and emotional states, pose, relationship, dress, and styling. We will make use of studio photography equipment and allow workshop participants to model their own interpretations of what it means.
Body Positivity, Diet Culture, and Self-Acceptance
In this workshop, we will explore why our society believes that skinny means healthy and reframe the popular thinking while learning to recognize diet culture as it has disguised itself more recently as "wellness" focused. Participants can expect to walk away with a better understanding of what it means to be positive about their own bodies and others'.
A workshop in which we explore the way in which black people have been depicted in films throughout history and now in the 21st century. We will explore questions such as: What makes a character realistic as opposed to born out of stereotypes? What breakthroughs have been made in terms of accurate representation of black people in film, and why were these films breakthroughs?
In this workshop, we will examine substance use disorder and the perception of addiction in the media and in society as a whole. The focus will be on the stigma surrounding addiction, the language used to describe and talk about addiction, and the rise in concern about the opioid epidemic due to classism and racism.
In this session, we will present an overview of Theatre of the Oppressed and The Illumination Project, an innovative student leadership and campus climate program at Portland Community College. Workshop attendees will engage in student-written interactive theater performances addressing issues of racism and LGBTQ+ oppression.
Issues of cultural appropriation and identity are complicated. Power dynamics influence who benefits from certain cultural experience, and—given the global nature of our world—parts of our individual and cultural identities are shaped by cultures other than our own. How do we make sense of this and what effect does it have on us as individuals and as Oregonians? This workshop will center around conversation to explore cultural appropriation beyond who’s “allowed” to wear certain clothing or cook particular foods.
Hip hop is everywhere, then where and how does it arise in Oregon? Explore questions such as, where is hip hop embraced in Oregon? Where is it rejected? How is it received and perceived throughout the rural, urban, suburban communities in which we live? What effect has hip hop had on Oregon, and what impact has Oregon made on hip hop? This conversation may include some hands-on activities.
If you’ve grown up in the United States, chances are you’ve been conditioned to trust that your individual success is earned through hard work. But if this is the case, what do we make of the millions of Americans who struggle with poverty, hunger, and job insecurity? Who is to blame for poverty? What qualities or conditions allow a person to be considered “deserving” of government and community support? Join facilitator Erica Tucker for a conversation that explores our beliefs about poverty and asks us to consider our assumptions about who should—and shouldn’t—be eligible for support.
From dime-sized squids that migrate the length of 6 football fields twice a day to feed, to fish with built-in red flashlights to find food, the deep sea holds some of the greatest diversity and novelty seen on our planet. Join us for a session hosted by deep-sea biologist and PSU professor Dr. Annie Lindgren, where she will highlight her current research on deep-sea cephalopods and discuss how universities such as PSU are working toward creating and supporting a more inclusive and diverse STEM workforce.
What is the most powerful story you've heard? Do-it-yourself zines have offered artists, activists, and other creators the means to share narratives from the mundane and comical to the radical and revolutionary. An art form with roots in counterculture and resistance, zines have served as vehicles for change in all areas of social justice. In this workshop, we will explore the world of stories, their impact, and how they gain momentum through self-published zines as we create our own works.
All US students attend Culture Shock. This year the student planning committee, the Intercultural Student Association, has invited students from The Arts and Communications Academy, Beaverton High School, Catlin Gabel, Central Catholic, The International School of Beaverton, Jesuit High School, Mountainside High School, Northwest Academy, Southridge High School, and St. Mary's Academy.
Before joining the media, Sally was Senior Campaign Strategist with the Center for Community Change, a 45-year-old hub of grassroots organizations nationwide. Sally served as co-director of ideas and innovation for the Center, helping lead the pioneering Campaign for Community Values, producing a nationally televised Presidential candidate forum in 2008, developing a new media organizing project on health care reform in rural communities and spearheading several other initiatives.
Before that, Sally held a program fellowship at the Ford Foundation, helping to manage more than $15 million in annual grants to social justice organizations nationwide. She was also strategic advisor to the Social Justice Infrastructure Funders, a private network of 25 top program staff from some of the nation’s most prominent foundations, working to identify a shared strategy and coordinate grantmaking. Before that, Sally served as Executive Director of the Third Wave Foundation, the leading young women’s organization in the country. She was also a distinguished Vaid Fellow at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute, where she published a groundbreaking guidebook for organizing campaigns to win domestic partnership benefits. Sally also worked as a consultant with the Urban Justice Center, publishing a report on the experiences of gay youth in the New York juvenile justice system.
Sally received a joint degree in law and public administration from New York University and was a Root Tilden public service scholar at the New York University School of Law. She received her undergraduate degree from George Washington University in D.C. Originally from Allentown, Pennsylvania, Sally now resides in Brooklyn, New York, with her partner Sarah Hansen and their daughter Willa.
Andre Bradford a.k.a. S.C. Says
Andre Bradford, a.k.a. S.C. Says, is an Austin based slam poet who has been performing slam poetry since 2013. He's toured and featured at venues and universities across the country, and his work has been featured in the Huffington Post, The Edge radio, The Culture Trip, and Blavity. He is a two time Austin Poetry Slam Champion, a three time Texas Grand Slam Finalist, and was a member of the 2015 National Championship Team. He also once popped a bag of popcorn without burning a single kernel, which is arguably one of his greatest achievements.
His poetry covers a gamut of topics ranging from being mixed race, to gun control, to mental health awareness, to never settling in relationships. Slam poetry is an art form he loves due to its raw vulnerability and its ability to cultivate transparency and dialogues into many different walks of life.
|8:40-9:35 a.m.||Keynote: Sally Kohn
|9:35-10:05 a.m.||Home Groups|
|10:10-11 a.m.||Workshop Session I|
|11:10 a.m.-12 p.m.||Workshop Session II|
|12:50-1:50 p.m.||Workshop Session III and Affinity Spaces|
|1:50-2 p.m.||Home Groups|
|2-3 p.m.||S.C. Says Performs Kintsukuroi|
Complimentary Food Choices
Morning Snack: Goldfish and Fruit
- Vegan Indian Bar
- Green Chili Cheese, Black Bean, and Chicken Enchilada Bake
- Salad Bar
- Soups of the Day
- Dessert: Assorted Cookies