Spring 2021
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Spring 2021

Remote Professional Development Activities

See Faculty/Adjunct Trainings Below

Classified/Management Trainings

List of Standing Activites

4CSD Resources

 

 

Approved Activities/Workshops


If an activity that does not list specific hours or is not on the following list, you may submit an Individual or group proposal for committee review and approval for Flex credit.

Link to submit an individual or group activity
 

DATE/FLEX CREDIT

STANDING ACTIVITIES  

LOCATION

Dates and Times Vary

Flex Credit: Varies

Canvas Workshops

Presenter(s): Varies

The Distance Education department offers a wide variety of online workshops, one-on-one appointments to assist faculty with issues such as online pedagogy, the use of online instructional tools, multimedia creation, and delivery, and more. Currently, we are offering our Six Week Online Special Expertise course, Canvas Basics,  Canvas Next Steps, Canvas Power Features, Accessibility Testing Tools, and TechConnect integration in Canvas. Additionally, we regularly host a variety of workshops that address tools such as PlayPosit, and Voice Thread.  To learn more or sign up, please see our Sign-Up, Genius Page.

 Sign-Up, Genius Page.
January 2021  Back to Top

Wednesday, January 27
 
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
 
Flex Credit: 3.50 hrs

101:A Santa Rosa Violence Prevention Partnership’s Tipping the Scale: Deconstructing Race and Racism
 
Presenter(s): Dr. Sharon Washington
 
As part of the City of Santa Rosa’s annual Violence Prevention Awareness Series, this three-hour free virtual seminar on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 9am to 12:30pm will explore the historical and social context of institutional racism, unconscious bias & racial microaggressions, as well as the development of social awareness and mindfulness for participants. Register here.
 

Register here


All Employees
 
 

February 2021  Back to Top
Tuesday, February 2
 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
 
Flex Credit: 2.00 hrs  
 

97:A THE LIBERATION OF BERGEN-BELSEN
 
Presenter(s): Bernice Lerner
 
Please join us on Tuesday, February 2nd for the Sylvia G. Sucher Memorial Lecture when Dr. Bernice Lerner will be discussing the Liberation of Bergen-Belsen and her book All the Horrors of War: A Jewish Girl, a British Doctor, and the Liberation of Bergen-Belsen. On April 15, 1945, Brigadier H. L. Glyn Hughes entered Bergen-Belsen for the first time. One month earlier, 15-year-old Rachel Genuth arrived at Bergen-Belsen having been deported with her family from Sighet, Transylvania, in May of 1944. In All the Horrors of War, Lerner combines scholarly research with narrative storytelling to follow both Hughes and Genuth as they move across Europe toward Bergen-Belsen in the final, brutal year of World War II. Lerner earned a bachelor’s degree from Stony Brook University, a master’s from the Jewish Theological Seminary, and a doctorate from Boston University. She is a Senior Scholar at the Center for Character and Social Responsibility in Cambridge, MA.

All lectures are free and open to the public. 

The complete 2021 lecture series schedule is available here

Please “like” the Facebook page for the Alliance for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide for more information about each of the upcoming lectures in the series. For more information, contact: alliance@sonoma.edu

To request the Zoom link, please send an e-mail to alliance@sonoma.edu with your full name and the date of the lecture by noon January 31st.
 
All Employees
 

Tuesday, February 16
 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
 
Flex Credit: 2.00 hrs  
 

90:A ISLAMOPHOBIA AND ANTISEMITISM: DIFFERENCES, PARALLELS, AND CHALLENGES
 
Presenter(s): Professor Mehnaz Afridi, Director, The Holocaust, Genocide, and Interfaith Education Center, Manhat
 
Please join us on Tuesday, February 16th when Professor Mehnaz Afridi, Director of The Holocaust, Genocide, and Interfaith Education Center at Manhattan College, will discuss “Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism: Differences, Parallels, and Challenges.” Afridi holds a B.A. in English and Religion and a M.A. in Religion from Syracuse University. Her doctorate in religious studies was awarded by the University of South Africa. Professor Afridi’s research primarily focuses on Islam and contemporary literature and she also is interested and works on the intersections of Judaism and Islam. Her recent work has been on the Holocaust and the role of Muslims, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia. Her current scholarly work includes Shoah through Muslim Eyes (2017).

All lectures are free and open to the public. 

The complete 2021 lecture series schedule is available here

Please “like” the Facebook page for the Alliance for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide for more information about each of the upcoming lectures in the series. For more information, contact: alliance@sonoma.edu

To request the Zoom link, please send an e-mail to alliance@sonoma.edu with your full name and the date of the lecture by noon February 14th.
 
All Employees
 

Thursday, February 18
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
 
Flex Credit: 5.00 hrs 

100:A Courageous Leadership Webinar Series
 
Presenter(s): Varies
 
On behalf of the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, I invite you to join the upcoming Courageous Leadership Webinar Series, an opportunity to support each other as we choose courage over comfort in leading Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), and anti-racism efforts on our campuses. We know changing our organizational culture will take bravery and vulnerability. That’s why I invite you to join a conversation to not only lift up what is working in championing DEI and anti-racism on campuses, but also share how we are navigating challenges and supporting each other in our struggles. We’re honored to be in conversation with leaders from Cerritos College, Chaffey College, Foothill College, Compton College and Lake Tahoe Community College as part of this series. Please register for the Courageous Leadership Webinar Series to advance DEI and anti-racism and be fearless in our commitment to make the California Community Colleges truly student-ready. Through this work, you’ll bring us closer to fulfilling our mission to provide opportunities to all who seek them and be a powerful force for breaking down systemic inequities that block too many students from attaining the career and life they want.
 
Register here
 
All Employees

Thursday, February 18

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


 
Flex Credit: 6.00 hrs 
104:A Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Focused Inquiry Group
 
Presenter(s): Lori Kuwabara and Lauren Servais
 
Let's do our work to unlearn racism. Let's build knowledge, engage in dialogue and reflection, and take action. Please email Lori Kuwabara or Lauren Servais for more information.
Zoom Link Here
 
All Employees
Friday, February 19th 
 
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
 
Flex Credit: 10.00 hrs
102:A Focusing SEM Practices 2021
 
Presenter(s): Varies
 
The Focusing SEM Practices is a community of practice intended to cultivate a cohesive and sustainable network of practitioners who can share their mutual interests, approach and practices in SEM and thereby implement better ways in which to increase equitable access, student success, and fiscal viability. As a member of the SEM community of practice you will 1. Engage in structured and collaborative dialogue to learn and share practices and expertise for achieving common or similar goals, 2. Build a broad and diverse network of practitioners that connect people in the spirit of supporting one another, 3. Stimulate learning and improvement through mentoring, coaching and self-assessment, and 4. Distribute knowledge and promising practices that help transform and grow current and future practices. This web event includes four contiguous 2.5 hour webinars that build on the student journey. Each webinar will present various SEM strategies and practices related to segments along the student journey including; marketing, outreach, onboarding, scheduling, guided pathways, support services, retention, success and research. Discussions and techniques will be presented on how to integrate SEM practices with the Chancellor’s Office Vision for Success goals, the Guided Pathways framework, the Student Centered Funding Formula and college-wide plans and initiatives. The webinars will provide strategies and practices for targeting specific student enrollment groups in order to maximize resources and improve outcomes by groups as well as overall. Each webinar will be followed by a scheduled online study session to delve deeper into SEM topics and to troubleshoot SEM challenges. The web event is cohort-based, requiring participants to attend all four webinars. Participants will be encouraged work on a SEM project or initiative at their college during the SEM event. We invite all instructional and non-instructional deans, department chairs/faculty discipline leads, counselors, and deans/directors of institutional research. Participants may join the cohort as individuals or as a team from their college. 
 Register Here
 
All Employees
 
Monday, February 22
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
 
Flex Credit: 1.00 hrs 
 
83:A Arts & Lectures with the Art Department
 
Presenter(s): Mildred Howard
 
Mildred Howard is an artist and activist who deals with issues that are pressing in this time we live in. Her work is deeply symbolic and layered. She works in sculpture, painting, textile as well as the public art forum. Her work is both playful and sharply critical of the political landscape. Spanning time and place with an archivist sense for piecing together both a reverence for history as well as hope for the future.
 

Zoom link here
 
All Employees
 

Tuesday, February 23
 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
 
Flex Credit: 2.00 hrs

91:A OVERCOMING ADVERSITY
 
Presenter(s): Professor Michael Berenbaum, Ph.D., American Jewish University
 
Please join us on Tuesday, February 23rd for the Robert L. Harris Memorial Lecture, named in honor of the founder of the Alliance for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide. American Jewish University Professor Michael Berenbaum will be speaking about this year’s lecture series theme, “Overcoming Adversity.” Berenbaum is the Director of the Sigi ZierIng Institute: Exploring the Ethical and Religious Implications of the Holocaust and Professor of Jewish Studies at the American Jewish University. The author and editor of 20 books, he was also the Executive Editor of the Second Edition of the Encyclopaedia Judaica. He was Project Director overseeing the creation of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the first Director of its Research Institute and later served as President and CEO of the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation, which took the testimony of 52,000 Holocaust survivors in 32 languages and 57 countries. His work in film has won Emmy Awards and Academy Awards. 

All lectures are free and open to the public.  

The complete 2021 lecture series schedule is available here

Please “like” the Facebook page for the Alliance for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide for more information about each of the upcoming lectures in the series. For more information, contact: alliance@sonoma.edu

To request the Zoom link, please send an e-mail to alliance@sonoma.edu with your full name and the date of the lecture by noon February 21st.
 
All Employees
 
Friday, February 26
 
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
 
Flex Credit: 1.50 hrs 
106:A Life as an Afro-Latina Physicist: The Liminal Space where Physics and Life Collide
 
Presenter(s): Dr. Jessica Esquivel of Fermi National Accelerator Lab
 
Dr. Esquivel will discuss her trials and tribulations towards achieving her PhD, attaining a position at Fermi National Accelerator Lab, and the importance of making STEM accessible for underrepresented minorities. She will draw parallels between a subatomic particle’s path towards discovery and her path being a Black Latinx lesbian woman in a white male-dominated field. Co-sponsored by SRJC Department of Chemistry & Physics.
 
Zoom link here
 
All Employees
 
Sunday, February 28
 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
 
Flex Credit: 2.00 hrs

94:A THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE
 
Presenter(s): Professor Sergio La Porta, Ph.D., CSU Fresno Armenian Studies Program and Interim Dean, College of
 
Please join us on Tuesday, March 2nd when CSU Fresno Armenian Studies Program Professor Sergio La Porta will discuss “The Armenian Genocide” and the recent unprovoked attacks against Armenians in the enclave of Nagorno-Karabagh (which is historically Armenian land called Artsakh). La Porta earned a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University in Middle Eastern and Asian Languages and master’s and doctoral degrees from Harvard University in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. Since 2009 he has served as the Haig and Isabel Berberian Professor of Armenian Studies at Fresno State University. Prior to that, he taught Armenian and Religious Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is also the Interim Associate Dean of the College of Arts & Humanities at Fresno State. 

All lectures are free and open to the public.  

The complete 2021 lecture series schedule is available here

Please “like” the Facebook page for the Alliance for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide for more information about each of the upcoming lectures in the series. For more information, contact: alliance@sonoma.edu

To request the Zoom link, please send an e-mail to alliance@sonoma.edu with your full name and the date of the lecture by noon February 28th.
 
All Employees
 
 
March 2021
Monday, March 1
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
 
Flex Credit: 1.00 hrs 
80:A WHM, Arts & Lectures- Telling Her Story
 
Presenter(s): Stephanie Robillard
 
One anti-racist pedagogy move secondary English teachers are encouraged to make is adopting young adult multicultural literature (YAML) written by those from that community. Multicultural literature allows for those who are rarely the protagonist in narratives to see themselves reflected back as through a mirror and provides an opportunity for others to see in as through a window (Sims Bishop, 1990). YAML that centers girls and young women as protagonists are all the more vital ! in depicting the real possibilities and challenges that they face in the world. Stephanie Robillard will discuss some of the findings from her recent study on the challenges a first-year teacher encountered when attempting to introduce contemporary young adult multicultural literature into her classroom. Findings presented address the ways in which adolescent girls are depicted in YAML - whose stories are told, the types s forefronted, and how teachers can ensure that greater representation is available.
 

Zoom link here
 
All Employees

Wednesday, March 3
 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Flex Credit: 1.00 hrs 
 
75:A Revolutionary Women - Film Screening of Misfits and Q&A with Ciani Rey Walker
 
Presenter(s): Ciani Rey Walker
 
Ciani Rey Walker is a writer/director whose mission is to tell stories that give audiences a new lens through which to see the world, whether that be a less-covered aspect of an event/era or through the eyes of an underrepresented group. Her short-film titled Misfits is about two sisters who learn that their friend has kidnapped a cop on the night of MLK Jr.’s assassination. The two sisters and leaders of the Black Panther Party must set aside their differences to navigate one of the most turbulent nights in history. Misfits is regarded as one of the top short films to stream at the 2020 National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY).
Zoom link here
 
All Employees
 
March 4th – 9:00 AM – 5:20 PM
March 5th -  9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
 
Flex Credit: 11.00 hrs
 
124:A 4CSD Annual Conference
 
Welcome to our first ever virtual conference! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the workshops, keynote speaker presentations, business meeting, awards ceremony and board elections will be held virtually via Zoom. We will indeed be embracing change and we navigate this new way of getting together. We are very excited to announce that on Thursday, March 4th, the conference will begin with an invigorating keynote presentation by Mr. David Hosmer on the topic Advocating for Professional Development. The conference will continue with a social activity to share best practices for classified, faculty and administrator professional development and breakout workshops. The conference will continue on Friday, March 5th with the annual business meeting, board elections and the awards ceremony. This will be followed by a variety of breakout workshop sessions followed by a closing keynote presentation by Mr. Paul Butler of Newleaf Training and Development. It is so important that we stay connected during this challenging time. The 4CSD board members have planned a rich lineup of workshops, presentations and activities that will allow us to connect, learn from each other, and be inspired as we zoom together to embrace change, create equitable opportunities, and share best practices. We hope you will be able to join us!! Questions? Please contact conference co-chairs Jan Schardt at jan.schardt@gmail.com, Leslie Carr at leslie.carr@canyons.edu, Lynn Wright at lwright@vcccd.edu or Rochelle Weiser at Rochelle.weiser@gcccd.edu. More conference information is available on our website at www.4csd.com.
 
Register Here
Link of workshops offered here
 
All Employees
 
Friday, March 5
 
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
 
Flex Credit: 1.50 hrs 
 
81:A WHM, Arts & Lectures-Indigenous Rights in Hawaii
 
Presenter(s): Kealoha Pisciotta
 
Kealoha Pisciotta is a Native Hawaiian Cultural Practitioner, community leader, and she is the spokesperson for Mauna Kea Anaina Hou and Kai Palaoa. For more than 20 years she has been the voice of the movement to protect the summit of Mauna Kea from further development by the astronomy industry. Her advocacy on behalf of the environment, both aina and moana (land and ocean), has meant intervention on the frontlines and in the courts.

Zoom link here
 
All Employees

Monday, March 8
 
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
 
Flex Credit: 1.50 hrs
107:A Real Talk: Understanding Latinx Voters
 
Presenter(s): Dr. Cecilia Ballí
 
There has been much talk about the “Latino vote,” but the very notion presumes a monolithic voting bloc when in fact U.S. Latinas/os differ profoundly along regional, socioeconomic, ethnocultural and racial lines. Tejana anthropologist and journalist Cecilia Ballí will share insight from her in-depth study of Latinx voters in Texas, the state with some of the most surprising voting patterns.
 
Zoom link here 
 
All Employees
Tuesday, March 9
 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
 
Flex Credit: 2.00 hrs 

85:A “THE IRISH NEED TO KNOW THEIR PLACE:” FAMINE, IRELAND, AND THE POLITICS OF FOOD
 
Presenter(s): Professor Kathleen Noonan, Ph.D., Sonoma State University
 
We are pleased to announce the 38th Annual Sonoma State University Holocaust and Genocide Lecture Series, “Overcoming Adversity” on Tuesdays, January 26th to May 11th, 2021 from 5-6:50 p.m. via Zoom. Please join us on Tuesday, March 9th when Sonoma State University History Professor Kathleen Noonan will be speaking on “‘The Irish Need to Know Their Place:’ Famine, Ireland, and the Politics of Food.” Noonan received her B.A. in History and English from Georgetown University. She received an M.A. in Modern and Early Modern European history and a Ph.D. in history from the University of California, Santa Barbara. In addition to her work as an historian, she has extensive experience as an archivist and manuscript curator at Georgetown University and the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her scholarly and research interests include Irish history. 

All lectures are free and open to the public. 

The complete 2021 lecture series schedule is available here

Please “like” the Facebook page for the Alliance for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide for more information about each of the upcoming lectures in the series. For more information, contact: alliance@sonoma.edu

To request the Zoom link, please send an e-mail to alliance@sonoma.edu with your full name and the date of the lecture by noon March 7th.
 
All Employees
 
Wednesday, March 10
 
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
 
Flex Credit: 1.50 hrs 
77:A WHM - Radical Women in the Burned-Over District: Antebellum Religious, Racial, and Gender Challenge
 
Presenter(s): Anne Donegan
 
Upstate NY was the fastest growing area of the United States just before the Civil War. Because of the Erie Canal, towns, populations, and businesses thrived in the region. This region was also ground zero for the Second Great Awakening: a zealous wave of religious activity that led to the creation of not only new religious groups but also fueled many reform movements. Women from various ethnic backgrounds were involved in both movements. In this talk, SRJC’s esteemed historian, Anne Donegan, will specifically focus on women who challenged political and religious patriarchy, slavery, and expected gender identities.
 

Zoom link here
 
All Employees
 

Friday, March 12
 
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Flex Credit: 2.00 hrs
76:A WHM - BIPOC Women's Circle
 
Presenter(s): Lauren Servais and Lori Kuwabara
 
Let's get together to surface our experiences at SRJC. What are our issues? What are our concerns? What are our fears? What are our joys? What are our gains? How can we intentionally support and ally to transform our SRJC community so we can thrive?

Zoom link here
 
All Employees

Monday, March 15
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
 
Flex Credit: 1.00 hrs 
79:A WHM, Arts & Lectures- Colorblindness is not the Goal!
 
Presenter(s): Michelle DeJohnette
 
There is a common misbelief that young children do not notice differences. In fact, children become aware of differences in skin color, hair texture, language, gender, and physical ability at a very early age. Children are also sensitive to the spoken and unspoken messages (hidden curriculum) received through implicit bias and stereotypes. This presentation will discuss the need for teachers to critically reflect on their own biases in order to implement an anti-bias framework in early childhood classrooms. Current data will be presented about the experiences of Black children in early childhood education. Attendees will leave with a deeper understanding of how implicit bias informs teaching practice and gain tools to begin or move forward in their journey as an anti-bias/anti-racist educator.
 

Zoom link here
 
All Employees

Tuesday, March 16
 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
 
Flex Credit: 2.00 hrs  
 

99:A THE STATELESS DIPLOMAT: DIANA APCAR’S HEROIC LIFE
 
Presenter(s): Mimi Malayan (filmmaker)
 
Please join us on Tuesday, March 16th for the Armenian Genocide Memorial Lecture and a screening and discussion of The Stateless Diplomat: Diana Apcar’s Heroic Life with the filmmaker, Mimi Malayan. During World War I, some Armenian refugees fleeing the genocide in Anatolia, traveled 7000 miles to the Russian port city of Vladivostok, hoping to emigrate to America. Unable to gain asylum in Japan without proper documentation, Diana Agabeg Apcar, an Armenian woman living in Yokohama, intervened with Japanese officials to provide entry for three to four thousand refugees; Apcar found them housing and food, and coordinated their ship passage to the U.S. She became the Japanese representative for the Armenians housed by the American Red Cross of Vladivostok. Mimi Malayan is Diana Apcar’s great-granddaughter and has been researching her life and writing. In 2004, she “found” the “lost” manuscript of Apcar’s From the Book of One Thousand Tales: Stories of Armenia and its people 1892-1922. 

All lectures are free and open to the public. 

The complete 2021 lecture series schedule is available here

Please “like” the Facebook page for the Alliance for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide for more information about each of the upcoming lectures in the series. For more information, contact: alliance@sonoma.edu

To request the Zoom link, please send an e-mail to alliance@sonoma.edu with your full name and the date of the lecture by noon March 14th. 
 
All Employees
 
Wednesday, March 17
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
 
Flex Credit: 1.00 hrs  
 
73:A Education was the Foundation of the Civil Rights Movement and Septima Clark was their Champion
 
Presenter(s): Sabrina Rawson, University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign
 
Septima Clark shared the same social, economic, and segregated background as other black community members. American cultural memory of women in the Civil Rights Movement continues to be a problem with female leaders being conveniently left out of historiography. She had to constantly struggle to be heard, yet her struggle and her sacrifice have been forgotten in the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement. Illiteracy, she argued, was at the core of racial inequities. She didn’t just teach the Black community how to read and write; she used daily experiences to show them how justified self-sufficiency was worthy of their aspirations. In this presentation, former SRJC student, current University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign Ed.M. candidate Sabrina Rawson will argue that for Septima Clark, education was a necessary cornerstone of political and legislative freedom; however, gendered ideas about activism—both then and now—have kept her significant contributions from being recognized. Education was the foundation of the Civil Rights Movement and Septima Clark was their champion.
 
Zoom link here
 
All Employees
 
Thursday, March 18 
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
 
Flex Credit: 5.00 hrs 
100:A Courageous Leadership Webinar Series
 
Presenter(s): Varies
 
On behalf of the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, I invite you to join the upcoming Courageous Leadership Webinar Series, an opportunity to support each other as we choose courage over comfort in leading Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), and anti-racism efforts on our campuses. We know changing our organizational culture will take bravery and vulnerability. That’s why I invite you to join a conversation to not only lift up what is working in championing DEI and anti-racism on campuses, but also share how we are navigating challenges and supporting each other in our struggles. We’re honored to be in conversation with leaders from Cerritos College, Chaffey College, Foothill College, Compton College and Lake Tahoe Community College as part of this series. Please register for the Courageous Leadership Webinar Series to advance DEI and anti-racism and be fearless in our commitment to make the California Community Colleges truly student-ready. Through this work, you’ll bring us closer to fulfilling our mission to provide opportunities to all who seek them and be a powerful force for breaking down systemic inequities that block too many students from attaining the career and life they want.

Register here
 
All Employees

Thursday, March 18

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

 
Flex Credit: 6.00 hrs 
104:A Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Focused Inquiry Group
 
Presenter(s): Lori Kuwabara and Lauren Servais
 
Let's do our work to unlearn racism. Let's build knowledge, engage in dialogue and reflection, and take action. Please email Lori Kuwabara or Lauren Servais for more information.
Zoom link here
 
All Employees
Friday, March 19
 
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
 
Flex Credit: 10.00 hrs
102:A Focusing SEM Practices 2021
 
Presenter(s): Varies
 
The Focusing SEM Practices is a community of practice intended to cultivate a cohesive and sustainable network of practitioners who can share their mutual interests, approach and practices in SEM and thereby implement better ways in which to increase equitable access, student success, and fiscal viability. As a member of the SEM community of practice you will 1. Engage in structured and collaborative dialogue to learn and share practices and expertise for achieving common or similar goals, 2. Build a broad and diverse network of practitioners that connect people in the spirit of supporting one another, 3. Stimulate learning and improvement through mentoring, coaching and self-assessment, and 4. Distribute knowledge and promising practices that help transform and grow current and future practices. This web event includes four contiguous 2.5 hour webinars that build on the student journey. Each webinar will present various SEM strategies and practices related to segments along the student journey including; marketing, outreach, onboarding, scheduling, guided pathways, support services, retention, success and research. Discussions and techniques will be presented on how to integrate SEM practices with the Chancellor’s Office Vision for Success goals, the Guided Pathways framework, the Student Centered Funding Formula and college-wide plans and initiatives. The webinars will provide strategies and practices for targeting specific student enrollment groups in order to maximize resources and improve outcomes by groups as well as overall. Each webinar will be followed by a scheduled online study session to delve deeper into SEM topics and to troubleshoot SEM challenges. The web event is cohort-based, requiring participants to attend all four webinars. Participants will be encouraged work on a SEM project or initiative at their college during the SEM event. We invite all instructional and non-instructional deans, department chairs/faculty discipline leads, counselors, and deans/directors of institutional research. Participants may join the cohort as individuals or as a team from their college.
 

Register here
 
All Employees

Friday, March 19
 
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
 
Flex Credit: 3.00 hrs
109:A Academic Senate Listening Session with Laura Schulkind
 
Presenter(s): Laura Schulkind
 
The training will promote: institutional effectiveness, diversity and equity, and leadership skills. This will be especially good for folks serving on hiring committees. It will help people learn how to promote diversity while working with Prop 209. on Friday, March 19, from noon to 3, Laura Schulkind will facilitate a session on diversity and hiring. The training on hiring and diversity will be of especial value to us as we work on and complete the revision of the faculty hiring policy.
 

Zoom Link

All Employees

Monday, March 29
 
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
 
Flex Credit: 1.00 hrs 
115:A Promoting Inclusive Hiring and Retention Practices to Support our BIPOC Colleagues
 
Presenter(s): Sarah Hopkins and Sussanah Sydney
 
This will be an opportunity to share a brief overview of recent improvements in our hiring and retention practices. Please come prepared to discuss your ideas and consider how you will be a part of developing hiring and retention practices that promote a sense of belonging and an equitable work environment.
Zoom Link
Tuesday, March 30
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
 
Flex Credit: 2.00 hrs 

92:A PROFITING FROM GENOCIDE: GENOCIDE AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN MODERN HISTORY
 
Presenter(s): Professor Ashley Greene, Ph.D., Keene State College
 
We are pleased to announce the 38th Annual Sonoma State University Holocaust and Genocide Lecture Series, “Overcoming Adversity” on Tuesdays, January 26th to May 11th, 2021 from 5-6:50 p.m. via Zoom. Please join us on Tuesday, March 30th when Professor Ashley Greene will be speaking on “Profiting from Genocide: Genocide and Human Trafficking in Modern History.” Greene studied history and peace studies at both Whitworth College (B.A.) and the University of Notre Dame (Ph.D.). While an undergraduate, she had a semester-long internship in Ugandan helping to connect orphaned children to their sponsors. Drawn to Keene State by its nationally known Holocaust and Genocide studies major and faculty, Greene has further explored these subjects by delving into topics including genocide and human trafficking in Africa, as well as Peace Studies 

All lectures are free and open to the public. 

The complete 2021 lecture series schedule is available here

Please “like” the Facebook page for the Alliance for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide for more information about each of the upcoming lectures in the series. For more information, contact: alliance@sonoma.edu

To request the Zoom link, please send an e-mail to alliance@sonoma.edu with your full name and the date of the lecture by noon March 28th.
 
All Employees
 
Wednesday, March 31
 
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Flex Credit: 1.50 hrs 
 
78:A WHM - Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg
 
Presenter(s): Lori Kuwabara and Purnur Ozbirinci
 
On September 18th, 2020, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away leaving a legacy that deserves our constant recognition. This presentation will commemorate Justice Ginsburg and reflect on how she has changed the world for the better. As America struggles with racism and sexism, we must work harder than ever to keep Ginsburg's legacy alive.

Zoom link here
 
All Employees

Wednesday, March 31
 
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Flex Credit: 1.00 hrs 
117:A Si Se Puede: Cesar Chavez and Civil Rights
 
Presenter(s): Sal Diaz
 
Cesar Chavez rose from humble beginnings to lead a movement that embodied the struggle for Civil Rights. His union embraced ideas that extended far beyond fair wages; it gave voice to the voiceless demanding equality, justice, and dignity. His actions influenced movements of every color and creed and have left an indelible legacy for future generations of Americans. In this lecture, we will examine his life in the context of a troubled nation that continues to bow under the pressures of economic and racial inequality.
Zoom link
 
All Employees
 
April 2021 Back to Top
Tuesday, April 6
 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
 
Flex Credit: 2.00 hrs 
 

87:A BECOMING EVIL
 
Presenter(s): Professor James Waller, Ph.D., Cohen Endowed Chair of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Keene State C
 
Please join us on Tuesday, April 6th when Dr. James Waller, the Cohen Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Keene State College (N.H.) will discuss Becoming Evil, his study of how ordinary people commit genocide and mass killing. Waller received his B.S. from Asbury University (KY), M.S. from the University of Colorado, and Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Kentucky. In addition to his role as the Cohen Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Keene State College in New Hampshire, he is also the Academic Programs Director with the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (AIPR) and the curriculum developer and lead instructor for the Raphael Lemkin Seminars for Genocide Prevention. These seminars, held on-site and in conjunction with the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, introduce diplomats and government officials from around the world to issues of genocide warning and prevention. Waller’s book on perpetrators of genocide, Becoming Evil: How Ordinary People Commit Genocide and Mass Killing (2002) is the basis for this lecture. His other books are Confronting Evil: Engaging Our Responsibility to Prevent Genocide (2016) and A Troubled Sleep: Risk and Resilience in Contemporary Northern Ireland, which is due out in March 2021.

All lectures are free and open to the public. 

The complete 2021 lecture series schedule is available here

Please “like” the Facebook page for the Alliance for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide for more information about each of the upcoming lectures in the series. For more information, contact: alliance@sonoma.edu

To request the Zoom link, please send an e-mail to alliance@sonoma.edu with your full name and the date of the lecture by noon on April 4th. 
 
All Employees
 

Tuesday, April 13
 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
 
Flex Credit: 2.00 hrs 

98:A THE ORGANIZATION OF THE CAMBODIAN GENOCIDES 1975-1979
 
Presenter(s): Professor Ben Kiernan, Ph.D., Yale University
 
Please join us on Tuesday, April 13th when Professor Ben Kiernan, the A. Whitney Griswold Professor of History and International & Area Studies, MacMillan Center, at Yale University will speak on “The Organization of the Cambodian Genocides 1975 - 1979.” Kiernan, who obtained his Ph.D. from Monash University, Australia, was the founding Director of the Cambodian Genocide Program (1994-99; 2001-present) and Convenor of the Yale East Timor Project (2000-02). He received grants to document the crimes of the Pol Pot regime; to establish the Documentation Center of Cambodia in Phnom Penh; and to recruit, fund, equip and train its Cambodian staff. He is also the author of How Pol Pot Came to Power: Colonialism, Nationalism, and Communism in Cambodia, 1930-1975 (2004), Cambodia: The Eastern Zone Massacres (1986), The Pol Pot Regime: Race, Power and Genocide in Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge, 1975-1979 (2008). 

All lectures are free and open to the public. 

The complete 2021 lecture series schedule is available here

Please “like” the Facebook page for the Alliance for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide for more information about each of the upcoming lectures in the series. For more information, contact: alliance@sonoma.edu

To request the Zoom link, please send an e-mail to alliance@sonoma.edu with your full name and the date of the lecture by noon on April 11th. 
 
All Employees
 
Thursday, April 15 
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
 
Flex Credit: 5.00 hrs 
100:A Courageous Leadership Webinar Series
 
Presenter(s): Varies
 
On behalf of the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, I invite you to join the upcoming Courageous Leadership Webinar Series, an opportunity to support each other as we choose courage over comfort in leading Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), and anti-racism efforts on our campuses. We know changing our organizational culture will take bravery and vulnerability. That’s why I invite you to join a conversation to not only lift up what is working in championing DEI and anti-racism on campuses, but also share how we are navigating challenges and supporting each other in our struggles. We’re honored to be in conversation with leaders from Cerritos College, Chaffey College, Foothill College, Compton College and Lake Tahoe Community College as part of this series. Please register for the Courageous Leadership Webinar Series to advance DEI and anti-racism and be fearless in our commitment to make the California Community Colleges truly student-ready. Through this work, you’ll bring us closer to fulfilling our mission to provide opportunities to all who seek them and be a powerful force for breaking down systemic inequities that block too many students from attaining the career and life they want
 

Register here


All Employees

Thursday, April 15

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
 
Flex Credit: 6.00 hrs 

104:A Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Focused Inquiry Group
 
Presenter(s): Lori Kuwabara and Lauren Servais
 
Let's do our work to unlearn racism. Let's build knowledge, engage in dialogue and reflection, and take action. Please email Lori Kuwabara or Lauren Servais for more information.
 
Zoom Link here
 
All Employees
 
Friday, April 16th
 
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
 
Flex Credit: 10.00 hrs 
102:A Focusing SEM Practices 2021
 
Presenter(s): Varies
 
The Focusing SEM Practices is a community of practice intended to cultivate a cohesive and sustainable network of practitioners who can share their mutual interests, approach and practices in SEM and thereby implement better ways in which to increase equitable access, student success, and fiscal viability. As a member of the SEM community of practice you will 1. Engage in structured and collaborative dialogue to learn and share practices and expertise for achieving common or similar goals, 2. Build a broad and diverse network of practitioners that connect people in the spirit of supporting one another, 3. Stimulate learning and improvement through mentoring, coaching and self-assessment, and 4. Distribute knowledge and promising practices that help transform and grow current and future practices. This web event includes four contiguous 2.5 hour webinars that build on the student journey. Each webinar will present various SEM strategies and practices related to segments along the student journey including; marketing, outreach, onboarding, scheduling, guided pathways, support services, retention, success and research. Discussions and techniques will be presented on how to integrate SEM practices with the Chancellor’s Office Vision for Success goals, the Guided Pathways framework, the Student Centered Funding Formula and college-wide plans and initiatives. The webinars will provide strategies and practices for targeting specific student enrollment groups in order to maximize resources and improve outcomes by groups as well as overall. Each webinar will be followed by a scheduled online study session to delve deeper into SEM topics and to troubleshoot SEM challenges. The web event is cohort-based, requiring participants to attend all four webinars. Participants will be encouraged work on a SEM project or initiative at their college during the SEM event. We invite all instructional and non-instructional deans, department chairs/faculty discipline leads, counselors, and deans/directors of institutional research. Participants may join the cohort as individuals or as a team from their college.
 

Register here
 
All Employees

Friday, April 16
 
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Flex Credit: 1.50 hrs 
111:A We the Future Conference Key Note Speaker
 
Presenter(s): Boots Riley
 
Boots Riley has two claims to fame: he is the lead MC for the legendary political hip-hop group The Coup and director of the 2018 film Sorry to Bother You, a dark comedy that delivers an extraordinary critique of American capitalism and racial exploitation. Riley is one of the most respected political artists in the U.S. today, and is particularly beloved in the Greater Bay Area, as an Oakland native who made a huge mark on hip-hop history with his astute and incendiary rhymes for The Coup. Based on his musical accomplishments, he was named “one of the 10 most influential people of 2002” by Vibe magazine. More recently in his capacity as a filmmaker, he won the prestigious Independent Spirit Award in 2019 for Best First Feature.
 
Zoom Link will be posted here 
 
All Employees
Friday, April 16
 
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
 
Flex Credit: 1.00 hrs
114:A Latino Service Providers: Advancing Equity through Youth Leadership
 
Presenter(s): Magalli Larque and Stephanie Manieri
 
Training and educating Latinx youth to work in their communities
Zoom link 
 
All Employees
Tuesday, April 20
 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
 
Flex Credit: 2.00 hrs 

86:A AMERICAN GENOCIDE
 
Presenter(s): Professor Benjamin Madley, Ph.D., UCLA
 
Please join us on Tuesday, April 20th when UCLA History Professor Benjamin Madley will be speaking about his book, An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe, 1846-1873. Madley received B.A., M.A., M Phil., and Ph.D. degrees in History from Yale. He also received a M.St. degree in History from Oxford University. Madley is an historian of Native America, the United States, and colonialism in world history. Born in Redding, California, he spent much of his childhood in Karuk Country near the Oregon border where he became interested in the relationship between colonizers and indigenous peoples. He writes about American Indians as well as colonial genocides in Africa, Australia, and Europe, often applying a transnational and comparative approach. His current research explores Native American labor in the making of the western United States. 

All lectures are free and open to the public. 

The complete 2021 lecture series schedule is available here

Please “like” the Facebook page for the Alliance for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide for more information about each of the upcoming lectures in the series. For more information, contact: alliance@sonoma.edu

To request the Zoom link, please send an e-mail to alliance@sonoma.edu with your full name and the date of the lecture by noon on April 18th. 
 
All Employees
Friday, April 23, 2:00 pm
 
Flex Credit: 1.00 hrs 
113:A Finding Our Balance in the Teachings of Our Ancestors
 
Presenter(s): Guadalupe Avila
 
A personal story of integrating the teachings to strengthen and decolonize our everyday walk on Mother Earth.
 
Zoom Link
Tuesday, April 27
 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
 
Flex Credit: 2.00 hrs  
 

88:A GENOCIDE TODAY: THE UYGHURS IN CHINA
 
Presenter(s): Ellen Kennedy, Ph.D., World Without Genocide
 
Please join us on Tuesday, April 27th when Ellen J. Kennedy, Ph.D., the founder and Executive Director of World Without Genocide, will discuss the persecution of the Uyghurs in the Xinjiang region in Western China. Kennedy received her B.A. degree in English and Psychology from the University of Michigan, master’s degrees in English and Communications from the University of Northern Michigan, and doctoral degrees in Marketing and Sociology from the University of Minnesota. She is the founder and Executive Director of World Without Genocide, which provides education about past and current and advocates at local, state, and national levels for policies and legislation that promote peace and justice. She also serves as an adjunct professor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota. 

All lectures are free and open to the public. 

The complete 2021 lecture series schedule is available here

Please “like” the Facebook page for the Alliance for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide for more information about each of the upcoming lectures in the series. For more information, contact: alliance@sonoma.edu

To request the Zoom link, please send an e-mail to alliance@sonoma.edu with your full name and the date of the lecture by noon on April 25th. 
 
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Tuesday, May 4
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
 
Flex Credit: 2.00 hrs 

93:A REFUGEES, REBELS, AND SLAVES: GENOCIDE IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
 
Presenter(s): Professor Ashley Greene, Ph.D., Keene State College
 
Please join us on Tuesday, May 4th when Professor Ashley Greene returns to discuss “Refugees, Rebels, and Slaves: Genocide in the Democratic Republic of Congo.” Greene studied history and peace studies at both Whitworth College (B.A.) and the University of Notre Dame (Ph.D.). While an undergraduate, she had a semester-long internship in Uganda helping to connect orphaned children to their sponsors. Drawn to Keene State by its nationally known Holocaust and Genocide studies major and faculty, Greene has further explored these subjects by delving into topics including genocide and human trafficking in Africa, as well as Peace Studies. 

All lectures are free and open to the public. 

The complete 2021 lecture series schedule is available here

Please “like” the Facebook page for the Alliance for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide for more information about each of the upcoming lectures in the series. For more information, contact: alliance@sonoma.edu

To request the Zoom link, please send an e-mail to alliance@sonoma.edu with your full name and the date of the lecture by noon on May 2nd. 
 
All Employees
 
Thursday, May 6
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
 
Flex Credit: 1.00 hrs
123:A 2021 Del Monte Lecture
 
Presenter(s): Dr. Erika Lee
 
One of the nation’s leading immigration and Asian American historians, Erika Lee teaches American history at the University of Minnesota, where she is a Regents Professor and Director of the Immigration History Research Center. The granddaughter of Chinese immigrants, Lee grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and received her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. Recently awarded an Andrew Carnegie Fellowship and elected Vice President of the Organization of American Historians, she is a frequent commentator in the media and the author of three award-winning books as well as the just-published America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States. Called “unflinching and powerful” by Carol Anderson (author of White Rage) and “essential reading” by Ibram X. Kendi (author of How to Be an Antiracist), America for Americans is a finalist for the 2020 Minnesota Book Awards, has received a Kirkus Star and was named to best books lists by Time, USA Today, and Ms. Magazine. It has also been excerpted in The Atlantic and profiled in The New Yorker. Op-eds based on the book have appeared in Time and The Washington Post. This presentation is sponsored by the Dede and David Del Monte Lectureship Endowment
Zoom Link
 
All Employees
 
Tuesday, May 11
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
 
Flex Credit: 2.00 hrs

95:A THE GENOCIDE AGAINST THE TUTSI IN RWANDA
 
Presenter(s): Her Excellency Mathilde Mukantabana, Rwandan Ambassador to the United States; Liliane Pari Umuhoza,
 
Please join us on Tuesday, May 11th for the Alexandre Kimenyi Memorial Lecture. Her Excellency Mathilde Mukantabana, Rwandan Ambassador to the United States, will be joined by Liliane Pari Umuhoza, a Genocide survivor, and Ndahiro Bazimya, a Genocide descendant, to discuss the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi and the subsequent recovery of the Republic of Rwanda. Fluent in English, French, Kinyarwanda and Kirundi, Ambassador Mukantabana holds a bachelor’s degree in History and Geography from the University of Burundi as well as master’s degrees in History and in Social Work with special emphasis in Community Organization, Planning and Administration from California State University Sacramento. Mukantabana was a Professor of History at Cosumnes River College in Sacramento, California from 1994 to 2013. She is also co-founder of Friends of Rwanda Association (F.O.R.A), a non-profit American relief association created in the wake of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. Since its inception, F.O.R.A.’s dual purpose has been to expand the circle of friends of Rwanda and to support survivors of the 1994 Genocide through a variety of initiatives and relief efforts. In addition, under the aegis of United Nations Development Programme, Ambassador Mukantabana started the academic program of Social Work at the National University of Rwanda in 1999, and until recently taught a variety of subjects in their summer program. Liliane Pari Umuhoza, a survivor of the Genocide Against the Tutsi, was born and raised in Rwanda. She recently graduated from Juniata College in Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Peace and Conflict studies. Four years ago, she founded the Retreat for Women Genocide Survivors, a program that offers psychological and financial support to women who experienced rape during the Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda. During the summer of 2017, she volunteered for two months at Yad Vashem: The World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem. She is dedicated to supporting communities affected by violence and passionate about raising her voice in service of those who cannot raise theirs. The third speaker Ndahiro Bazimya, a genocide descendant and a volunteer with the Friends of Rwanda Association (F.O.R.A.), will discuss growing up after the genocide. We know that the presentation on the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda and the inspiring recovery of this nation will be moving and hope you will join us.

All lectures are free and open to the public. 

The complete 2021 lecture series schedule is available here

Please “like” the Facebook page for the Alliance for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide for more information about each of the upcoming lectures in the series. For more information, contact: alliance@sonoma.edu

To request the Zoom link, please send an e-mail to alliance@sonoma.edu with your full name and the date of the lecture by noon May 9th. 
 
All Employees
Thursday, May 20
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
 
Flex Credit: 5.00 hrs  
 
100:A Courageous Leadership Webinar Series
 
Presenter(s): Varies
 
On behalf of the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, I invite you to join the upcoming Courageous Leadership Webinar Series, an opportunity to support each other as we choose courage over comfort in leading Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), and anti-racism efforts on our campuses. We know changing our organizational culture will take bravery and vulnerability. That’s why I invite you to join a conversation to not only lift up what is working in championing DEI and anti-racism on campuses, but also share how we are navigating challenges and supporting each other in our struggles. We’re honored to be in conversation with leaders from Cerritos College, Chaffey College, Foothill College, Compton College and Lake Tahoe Community College as part of this series. Please register for the Courageous Leadership Webinar Series to advance DEI and anti-racism and be fearless in our commitment to make the California Community Colleges truly student-ready. Through this work, you’ll bring us closer to fulfilling our mission to provide opportunities to all who seek them and be a powerful force for breaking down systemic inequities that block too many students from attaining the career and life they want
 

Register here
 
All Employees
 

Friday, May 21
 
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
 
Flex Credit: 10.00 hrs
102:A Focusing SEM Practices 2021
 
Presenter(s): Varies
 
The Focusing SEM Practices is a community of practice intended to cultivate a cohesive and sustainable network of practitioners who can share their mutual interests, approach and practices in SEM and thereby implement better ways in which to increase equitable access, student success, and fiscal viability. As a member of the SEM community of practice you will 1. Engage in structured and collaborative dialogue to learn and share practices and expertise for achieving common or similar goals, 2. Build a broad and diverse network of practitioners that connect people in the spirit of supporting one another, 3. Stimulate learning and improvement through mentoring, coaching and self-assessment, and 4. Distribute knowledge and promising practices that help transform and grow current and future practices. This web event includes four contiguous 2.5 hour webinars that build on the student journey. Each webinar will present various SEM strategies and practices related to segments along the student journey including; marketing, outreach, onboarding, scheduling, guided pathways, support services, retention, success and research. Discussions and techniques will be presented on how to integrate SEM practices with the Chancellor’s Office Vision for Success goals, the Guided Pathways framework, the Student Centered Funding Formula and college-wide plans and initiatives. The webinars will provide strategies and practices for targeting specific student enrollment groups in order to maximize resources and improve outcomes by groups as well as overall. Each webinar will be followed by a scheduled online study session to delve deeper into SEM topics and to troubleshoot SEM challenges. The web event is cohort-based, requiring participants to attend all four webinars. Participants will be encouraged work on a SEM project or initiative at their college during the SEM event. We invite all instructional and non-instructional deans, department chairs/faculty discipline leads, counselors, and deans/directors of institutional research. Participants may join the cohort as individuals or as a team from their college.
 

Register here


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