EdCC’s Diversity Student Center announces spring events

The Diversity Student Center at Edmonds Community College has announced the schedule for its spring diversity events, which begin April 17, and continue through May 9. All events are free and open to the public and will be held on campus.

Here’s the schedule:

Latin-American Festival

11 a.m.-1 p.m., Wed., April 17 | Courtyard/Brier Hall

Informative cultural celebration with free authentic Mexican food, live entertainment, educational displays, games, and prizes.

“Same-Sex Marriage and the U.S. Supreme Court”

12:30-1:30 p.m., Wed., May 1 | Black Box Theatre

Edmonds CC Paralegal instructor Scott Haddock will lead a discussion on the history of same-sex marriage in the United States and two Supreme Court cases that could change everything. Co-sponsored by Love Happens, the college’s LBGTQA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, and Ally) club.

28th Annual POWWOW

May 3-5 | Seaview Gym

The event brings together students, families, and communities to celebrate American Indian singing, drumming, dancing, and arts and crafts. Dance and drum ceremonies start at 7 p.m., Friday; 1 and 7 p.m., Saturday; and 1 p.m., Sunday. During intermissions from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, there will be Native storytelling.

“Crossing Mountains: A Journey from Undocumented Immigrant to Award-Winning Author”

11:30 a.m-12:30 p.m., Tues., May 7 | Black Box Theatre

Reyna Grande, author of “The Distance Between Us” and “Dancing with Butterflies,” speaks about her life as an undocumented citizen.

“The TRUTH about Undocumented Students”

11:30 a.m-12:30 p.m., Thurs., May 9 | Brier Hall 231

A panel of undocumented college students describe their fears, barriers, and successes.


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