Spring 2022
Forever Flex Fall 2021 ONLINE ON_DEMAND PODCASTS ARCHIVE

 

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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.

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DATE/FLEX CREDIT

STANDING ACTIVITIES  

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Dates and Times Vary

Flex Credit: up to 12 hrs

ONL:31 Distance Education Trainings

Presenter(s): Varies

The Distance Education department offers the following professional development resources:

  • 1-on-1 appointments where faculty can get their online course design questions answered;
  • Workshops on a range of topics including best practices in online learning, tutorials on how to use specific ed tech tools, accessibility, Canvas features, and multimedia creation;
  • A 6-week Online Special Expertise course and a self-pace Welcome to Canvas course

Learn more on our For Faculty page or sign-up on Sign-Up Genius.

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January 2022
Monday, January 24
 
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Flex Credit: 2.00 hrs 
 
75:A EDI, Anti-Racism, 10 + 1, and Policy
 
Presenter(s): Michelle Bean and Stephanie Curry
 
On Monday, January 24th from 3:00 pm-5:00 pm, ASCCC representatives Michelle Bean and Stephanie Curry will facilitate a training on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, and Anti-Racism, 10+1, and Policy.
Zoom Link
     
February 2022
Thursday, February 24
 
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
 
Flex Credit: 1.00 hrs  
 
57:A Artist Lecture with Marie Thibeault
 
Presenter(s): Marie Thibeault, Hannah Skoonberg, Claudia McCain
 
A visiting artist lecture hosted by the Robert F. Agrella gallery featuring the work of Marie Thiebeault. http://www.mariethibeault.com/
Zoom Link Coming Soon
Friday, February 25
 
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Flex Credit: 2.00 hrs 
94:A College Success and Study Habits
 
Presenter(s): Roberto Alvarado
 
College is hard. The mistake we all make is not realizing that we must change some of our habits and behavior to become successful college students. We will talk about the obstacles that we and life put in front of us and how to overcome them. Learn how to incorporate some positive study habits and skills that will change your life and help get those good grades.
 
Zoom Link
March 2022
Tuesday, March 1
 
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
 
Flex Credit: 1.25 hrs
82:A Genocide & Human Trafficking in History
 
Presenter(s): Prof. Ashley Greene, Ph.D., Keene State College
 
We are pleased to announce the 39th Annual Sonoma State University 2022 Holocaust and Genocide Lecture Series, “Persecution as a Political Weapon: Genocide Through the Ages,” on Tuesdays, January 25th to May 10th, 2022. Please join us on Tuesday, March 1st for the sixth lecture in the 2022 series on the Holocaust and Genocide via the Zoom platform from 4-5:15 p.m. Associate Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies Ashley Greene will be speaking on “Genocide & Human Trafficking in History.” Professor Greene Studied history and peace studies at both Whitworth College (B.A. Summa Cum Laude, 2008) and the University of Notre Dame (Ph.D., 2016). 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, and Peace Studies Born and raised in Naples, Florida, Greene, who was home schooled, got an early history lesson when at the age of 16 she was asked by her grandmother to write a report on places she wanted to visit during a trip to Italy. Her lessons continued as an undergraduate studying history and peace studies at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington, when she spent a semester-long internship in Uganda helping to connect orphaned children to their sponsors. All lectures are free and open to the public via Zoom. To request the Zoom link, please e-mail alliance@sonoma.edu with your full name and the date of the lecture by noon February 23rd. The full 2022 Lecture Series can be found at: https://tapme.ws/O8oZnU More information can be found on the SSU Holocaust and Genocide Studies program and past lecture vides at http://holocaust.sonoma.edu/
 
All lectures are free and open to the public via Zoom. To request the Zoom link, please e-mail alliance@sonoma.edu with your full name and the date of the lecture by noon February 23rd.
Wednesday, March 2
 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Flex Credit: 1.00 hrs 
58:A Crossing Boundaries & Borders: A Conversation with Bamby Salcedo
 
Presenter(s): Bamby Salcedo
 
Join us in conversation with award-winning activist, community organizer, social justice advocate and professional, Bamby Salcedo. Salcedo will discuss her work from founding Trans Latin@ Coallition, to testifying before congress, and what she’s currently working on. Her work mediates intersections of race, gender, sexuality, age, social class, HIV+ status, immigration status, and more.
 
Zoom Link
Thursday, March 3
 
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Flex Credit: 2.00 hrs
68:A WHM - Abortion: Stories Women Tell (Film Screening & Conversation)
 
Presenter(s): Sabrina Rawson, University of California, Merced
 
In the 2017 film, Abortion: Stories Women Tell, awarding-winning director (and Missouri native) Tracy Droz Tragos sheds new light on this contentious issue, focusing not on the debate, but rather on women themselves. Although the U.S. Supreme Court's 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade protected a woman's right to choose, abortion remains one of the most divisive issues in America today. In the last several years, many states have imposed restrictions on access to abortion, including Missouri, where only one abortion clinic remains open in the entire state, and where patients and their doctors must navigate a 72-hour waiting period. On whichever side of the issue they fall, choices are made based on individual circumstances and beliefs, and the film underscores the strength and capacity of women to overcome and persevere through complicated and unexpected circumstances. Please join us for a screening and a discussion on the film.
 
Zoom Link
Monday, March 7
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
 
Flex Credit: 1.00 hrs 
71:A WHM and A&L - Transcribing Painting and Photography into Word – Using the Visual Arts to
 
Presenter(s): Mary Louise Hill, Ph.D.
 
Dr. Mary Louise Hill has recently completed her first historical novel, Doubly Cursed, which is an immigration story beginning in 1861 in Prussian-occupied Poland and ending in 1901 in Buffalo, New York. While writing, she painted watercolors of rural Polish landscapes, cottages, public buildings, and interiors, to help with creating authentic descriptions. Doubly Cursed was conceived as the first in a two-book family history. She is now working on the second book, set exclusively in her hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. While painting continues to be a valuable tool for Dr. Hill, photographs have assumed a primary inspirational role. Margaret Bourke-White’s photographs of 1920s Cleveland inform her tone and mood; historic photos and maps provide details of place; and family photos are helping inspire characters. Dr. Hill will present examples of each for this presentation, and end with a brief reading.
Zoom Link
Tuesday, March 8
 
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
 
Flex Credit: 1.25 hrs 
84:A The Armenian Genocide: Persecution & Political Identity
 
Presenter(s): Prof. Sergio LaPorta, Ph.D., CSU Fresno
 
We are pleased to announce the 39th Annual Sonoma State University 2022 Holocaust and Genocide Lecture Series, “Persecution as a Political Weapon: Genocide Through the Ages,” on Tuesdays, January 25th to May 10th, 2022. Please join us on Tuesday, March 8th for the seventh lecture in the 2022 series on the Holocaust and Genocide via the Zoom platform from 4-5:15 p.m. Sergio La Porta, Haig and Isabel Berberian Professor of Armenian Studies at Fresno State, will present “The Armenian Genocide: Persecution & Political Identity.” Dr. La Porta received his 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 via Zoom. To request the Zoom link, please e-mail alliance@sonoma.edu with your full name and the date of the lecture by noon March 1st. The full 2022 Lecture Series can be found at: https://tapme.ws/O8oZnU More information can be found on the SSU Holocaust and Genocide Studies program and past lecture vides at http://holocaust.sonoma.edu/
All lectures are free and open to the public via Zoom. To request the Zoom link, please e-mail alliance@sonoma.edu with your full name and the date of the lecture by noon March 1st. 
 
Wednesday, March 9
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
 
Flex Credit: 1.00 hrs
66:A WHM & SRIC-Schools, Feminism & the Pandemic: Working Women’s Challenges and Successes During COVID
 
Presenter(s): Stephanie Robillard, Stanford University
 
This presentation explores the ways that mothers (single, co-parenting, and married) experienced the pandemic and how their different identities shaped the way they navigated the 2020-2021 academic year. Data was analyzed using an intersectional framing which yielded findings that speak to the ways that schools and school districts can better attend to the needs of their families. Co-Sponsored by SR Intercultural Center.
Zoom Link

Thursday, March 10
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
 
Flex Credit: 1.00 hrs

72:A WHM: “Circassian Beauty,” At the Intersection of the Social Construction of Whiteness, Sexism, and O
 
Presenter(s): Solen Sanli Vasquez
 
White people are referred to as “Caucasian” in the U.S., even though the classification dates back to an arbitrary and white supremacist categorization of humans into five distinct races, which posits Caucasian as the most “superior.” Circassians are one of the native peoples of the Caucasus region. Their women are renowned for constituting the highest standard of ideal beauty, perpetuating the white supremacist idea that whiteness is a prerequisite for beauty. In this talk, SRJC sociology instructor Dr. Solen Sanli Vasquez will draw on her personal history as a Circassian woman to show how the Circassian case lies at the intersections of the social construction of whiteness, the assumption of white supremacy, sexism, and Orientalism.
 
Zoom Link
Monday, March 14
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
 
Flex Credit: 1.00 hrs 
 
69:A WHM and A&L - Women and Disability in America
 
Presenter(s): Catherine Sanchez, Stanford University
 
Disability is an intersectional facet of identity that is often overlooked or uncommunicated when we are taught history, even history about people who were advocating for their rights. Catherine Sanchez's presentation will focus on general American history through the lens of women and disability while highlighting specific stories of disabled female-identifying activists from various backgrounds.
Zoom Link
Tuesday, March 15
 
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
 
Flex Credit: 1.25 hrs 
83:A The Hundred- Year Walk: An Armenian Odyssey
 
Presenter(s): Dawn Anahid McKeen, Author and Journalist
 
We are pleased to announce the 39th Annual Sonoma State University 2022 Holocaust and Genocide Lecture Series, “Persecution as a Political Weapon: Genocide Through the Ages,” on Tuesdays, January 25th to May 10th, 2022. Please join us on Tuesday, March 15th for the Armenian Genocide Memorial Lecture in the 2022 series on the Holocaust and Genocide via the Zoom platform from 4-5:15 p.m. Author, Journalist, and Armenian Genocide descendant Dawn Anahid MacKeen will discuss her grandfather’s story of survival. In The Hundred Year Walk: An Armenian Odyssey, MacKeen tells the story of her grandfather, Stepan Miskjian, one of the few to survive the massacres in the Deir Zor region of present-day Syria. The Hundred-Year Walk alternates between Stepan’s saga and another journey that takes place a century later, after his family discovers his long-lost journals With his journals guiding her, she grows ever closer to the man she barely knew as a child. Their shared story is a testament to family, to home, and to the power of the human spirit to transcend the barriers of religion, ethnicity and even time itself. Join us! All lectures are free and open to the public via Zoom. To request the Zoom link, please e-mail alliance@sonoma.edu with your full name and the date of the lecture by noon March 8th. The full 2022 Lecture Series can be found at: https://tapme.ws/O8oZnU More information can be found on the SSU Holocaust and Genocide Studies program and past lecture vides at http://holocaust.sonoma.edu/
All lectures are free and open to the public via Zoom. To request the Zoom link, please e-mail alliance@sonoma.edu with your full name and the date of the lecture by noon March 8th. 
 
Wednesday, March 16
 
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
 
Flex Credit: 1.50 hrs 
70:A WHM-My Country ‘Tis of Thee: Marian Anderson, Eleanor Roosevelt, the Concert at the Lincoln Memorial
 
Presenter(s): Anne Donegan
 
In 1939, while Fascists were advancing across Europe, Eleanor Roosevelt publicly resigned from the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). The First Lady quit the DAR because they rejected her idea of having Marian Anderson, the world-renowned contralto, sing at an upcoming DAR event. The DAR refused this suggestion because Ms. Anderson was African American. Over the next few months, Ms. Anderson and Mrs. Roosevelt, along with the NAACP, and the Department of the Interior planned a concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, where 75,000 Americans heard the great contralto sing. In this talk, SRJC’s esteemed historian, Anne Donegan, will discuss how unlike previous events at national monuments, this event was not segregated and was seen by many as the start of the modern Civil Rights Movement.
 
Zoom Link
Friday, March 18
 
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
 
Flex Credit: 1.25 hrs 
88:A Career Education Faculty Forum
 
Presenter(s): Rachel Smith
 
The Career Education office is hosting a forum to share important Career Education updates. Topics include: Strong Workforce Program and Perkins grant processes and timelines; funding application procedures and requirements; Celebrate CE information; project updates; advisory committee requirements; and more!
Zoom Link
Wednesday, March 30
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
 
Flex Credit: 1.00 hrs
67:A WHM & WOLM - Lost in the Black/White Binary: Search for Identity in Interior Chinatown
 
Presenter(s): Purnur Ozbirinci
 
In 1903, W. E. B. DuBois prophetically stated, “The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line.” More than a hundred years later, we are still trying to understand the impact of the psychological duality experienced by many as a result of living within the black/white binary. SRJC English Instructor Dr. Purnur Ozbirinci’s presentation will explore the destructive power of this “color line” imposed on the Asian American communities, generations, and the individual as reflected in Charles Yu’s novel Interior Chinatown (Fall 21/Spring 22 English Department Work of Literary Merit).
 
Zoom Link
April 2022
Tuesday, April 5
 
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
 
Flex Credit: 1.25 hrs
86:A Becoming Evil
 
Presenter(s): Prof. James Waller, Ph.D., Keene State College
 
We are pleased to announce the 39th Annual Sonoma State University 2022 Holocaust and Genocide Lecture Series, “Persecution as a Political Weapon: Genocide Through the Ages,” on Tuesdays, January 25th to May 10th, 2022. Please join us on Tuesday, April 5th for the tenth lecture in the 2022 series on the Holocaust and Genocide via the Zoom platform from 4-5:15 p.m. Dr. James Waller, the inaugural Cohen Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Keene State College (NH), will present “Becoming Evil,” his perennial lecture based upon his book, Becoming Evil: How Ordinary People Commit Genocide and Mass Killing (2002) Keene State College is home to the Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, one of the nation’s oldest Holocaust resource centers, and also offers the only undergraduate major in Holocaust and Genocide Studies in the United States. Dr. Waller is also Director of Academic Programs with the Auschwitz Institute for the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities, and a curriculum developer and lead instructor for the Raphael Lemkin Seminars for Genocide Prevention. In addition to six books, Dr. Waller has published more than thirty articles in peer-reviewed professional journals, contributed over twenty chapters in edited books, and is a co-editor of Historical Dialogue and the Prevention of Mass Atrocities (Routledge, 2020). All lectures are free and open to the public via Zoom. To request the Zoom link, please e-mail alliance@sonoma.edu with your full name and the date of the lecture by noon March 29th. The full 2022 Lecture Series can be found at: https://tapme.ws/O8oZnU More information can be found on the SSU Holocaust and Genocide Studies program and past lecture vides at http://holocaust.sonoma.edu/
 
All lectures are free and open to the public via Zoom. To request the Zoom link, please e-mail alliance@sonoma.edu with your full name and the date of the lecture by noon March 29th.
 
Wednesday, April 6
 
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
 
Flex Credit: 1.00 hrs  
 
98:A Artist Lecture with Annie Varnot
 
Presenter(s): Hannah Skoonberg, Annie Varnot
 
A visiting artist lecture, Hosted by the Robert Agrella Art Gallery and the Art Department.
Zoom Link

Thursday, April 7 

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Flex Credit: Up to 5 hours 

108:A  AMEMSA History Month Sessions

A Discussion of Edward Said's Orientalism
with Johnny Sarraf

An overview and discussion of Edward Said's important work, with a screening of portions of the documentary titled Edward Said on Orientalism

 

Zoom link https://santarosa-edu.zoom.us/j/99485368924
Tuesday, April 12
 
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
 
Flex Credit: 1.25 hrs

85:A The Art of Reframing: Rwanda's Pathway Back to Trust
 
Presenter(s): Carl Wilkens, Author and Activist, World Outside My Shoes
 
We are pleased to announce the 39th Annual Sonoma State University 2022 Holocaust and Genocide Lecture Series, “Persecution as a Political Weapon: Genocide Through the Ages,” on Tuesdays, January 25th to May 10th, 2022. Please join us on Tuesday, April 12th for the Robert Harris Memorial Lecture in the 2022 series on the Holocaust and Genocide via the Zoom platform from 4-5:15 p.m. Reflecting on his decades-long connection with Africa, author and activist Carl Wilkins will present “The Art of Reframing: Rwanda's Pathway Back to Trust.” Surviving is more than just staying alive; surviving is learning how to live again. As a humanitarian aid worker, Carl Wilkens moved his young family to Rwanda in the spring of 1990. When the genocide was launched in April 1994, Carl refused to leave, even when urged to do so by close friends, his church and the United States government. Working with Rwandan colleagues, they helped saved the lives of hundreds. After being featured in the 2004 PBS Frontline documentary, "Ghosts of Rwanda", about the Rwanda genocide, he began to receive letters, phone calls and offers from teachers around the country to come and share his experiences with students. In January 2008, with no end in sight to the ongoing genocide in Darfur, Sudan, Carl decided to quit his job and dedicate himself full time to accepting these invitations. He and his wife Teresa have since formed World Outside My Shoes to facilitate this important work. For over a decade, Carl and Teresa have been speaking in schools on nearly every continent about their experiences in Rwanda and sharing the power of stories and service to build bridges to peace with “The Other.” All lectures are free and open to the public via Zoom. To request the Zoom link, please e-mail alliance@sonoma.edu with your full name and the date of the lecture by noon April 5th.
 
All lectures are free and open to the public via Zoom. To request the Zoom link, please e-mail alliance@sonoma.edu with your full name and the date of the lecture by noon April 5th.
 

Tuesday April 19

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Flex Credit: Up to 5 hours 

108:A  AMEMSA History Month Sessions

Arab? Middle Eastern? Muslim? South Asian? Mapping Our Presence on Campus

Join SRJC Students, Staff, and Faculty as we discuss what it means to us to identity as part of the AMEMSA community in the United States and at SRJC. Centering our lived experiences within the vast and diverse ethnic and cultural groups known broadly as the “Middle East/AMEMSA”, we will discuss how social, historical, and familial contexts have impacted our notions of self, race, belonging, and our communities.

Zoom link: https://santarosa-edu.zoom.us/j/97626921784

Wednesday, April 20

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Flex Credit: Up to 5 hours

108:A  AMEMSA History Month Sessions

April Holidays & Commemorations

Please join AMEMSA in exploring a wide range of Middle Eastern holidays that take place this April! We will share the various ways Ramadan and Easter are observed and practiced in different parts of the Middle East, as well as discuss secular spring celebrations, festivals, and memorials.

Zoom link: https://santarosa-edu.zoom.us/j/98276767394
Friday, April 22
 
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
 
Flex Credit: 5.00 hrs
91:A Spring Intramural Tournament
 
Presenter(s): Communication Department
 
Employees will learn about competitive public speaking and support students by judging rounds of speeches. This is a great opportunity for both students and employees to build academic knowledge and apply research and speaking skills in real-time.
Zoom Link Coming Soon
Wednesday, April 27
 
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
 
Flex Credit: 1.50 hrs 
90:A Bright as the Sun: A Look at the Lives of Women in Ancient Egypt
 
Presenter(s): Heidi Saleh
 
Ancient Egyptian women enjoyed more rights and freedoms than their counterparts in Mesopotamia, Greece, and Rome. And even though women played a pivotal role in ancient Egyptian society, they have been traditionally overlooked and/or downplayed by modern scholars. Join us in a lecture that explores the lives and occupations of a wide spectrum of ancient Egyptian women from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds. We will examine women Pharaohs as well as female servants and work to understand their full complexity as leaders and workers as well as wives, mothers, daughters, and sisters.
Zoom Link

Friday, April 29

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Flex Credit: 4 Hours

 

106:A   We the Future Conference 

This FREE virtual day-long conference aims to raise consciousness and inspire action. For those feeling the call toward political engagement, We the Future offers an opportunity to build solidarity among activists of color, working-class folks, interfaith allies, feminists, members of the LGBTQ+ community, immigrants and the undocumented, labor organizers, and environmentalists whose diverse work is united by a desire to build a more just, humane world.

Our theme this year is "Sow Justice; Cultivate Community; Harvest Power." Over the past few years, communities at large have had to adapt to the ongoing changes of the Covid-19 pandemic. Our communities have experienced fires, homelessness, discrimination, police brutality, and other unprecedented events that affected the lives of many. Now is the time for solidarity. Where we can come together as a community to reflect, rebuild, and reconnect as we look towards the future. 

Our keynote speaker is Dr. Bettina Love, who is an award-winning author and the Athletic Association Endowed Professor at the University of Georgia. Her writing, research, teaching, and educational advocacy work meet at the intersection of education reform, anti-racism, carceral studies, abolition, and Black joy. The aim of her scholarship is twofold: firstly, to advance how the field of education understands and critiques the systemic and structural racism of public education within the U.S.; and secondly, to advocate for abolitionist approaches in the field of education that seek new possibilities for educational justice. In the pursuit of making her scholarship a reality, she works with activists, communities, youth, families, and school districts to build communal, civically engaged schools rooted in the aspirations of abolitionist strategies that love and affirm Black and Brown children. In 2020, Dr. Love co-founded the Abolitionist Teaching Network (ATN). ATN’s mission is simple: to develop and support teachers and parents to fight injustice within their schools and communities. In 2020, Dr. Love was also named a member of the Old 4th Ward Economic Security Task Force with the Atlanta City Council. The goal of the Task Force is to advance dialogue and form tangible solutions for guaranteed income. 

Dr. Love is a sought-after public speaker on a range of topics, including Abolitionist Teaching, anti-racism, Hip Hop education, Black girlhood, queer youth, Hip Hop feminism, art-based education to foster youth civic engagement, and issues of diversity and inclusion. She is the creator of the Hip Hop civics curriculum GET FREE.

 

Preregister to receive links for full day line up.
https://wethefuture.santarosa.edu/conference-registration
Location: Zoom
Simulcast Location: https://wethefuture.santarosa.edu/conference-registration
May 2022

 

   
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