Academic Festival 2017 – Schedule

NCC Academic Festival 2017: Identity, Intersectionality, and Justice  

All events are free and open to the public.

Tuesday, April 4

10 to 11:20 am, East Campus, PepsiCo Theater

Critical Immigration Issues in a Trumpian Era: Discussion/Q&A – Panelists: Imam Kashif Abdul-Karim, resident Imam of the Muhammad Islamic Center of Greater Hartford; from NCC: Steve Berizzi, Cheryl DeVonish, Althea Seaborn.

 

11:30 am to 12:50 pm, East Campus, PepsiCo Theater

Raquel Cepeda – Memoirist and hip-hop journalist Raquel Cepeda speaks on race and being Latina. Book signing follows.

 

1:45 to 2:20 pm, East Campus, PepsiCo Theater

“Acceptance”: Music and Theater – NCC Theater and Music students, under the direction of Christine Mangone, will perform scenes and songs that foster love and acceptance of one’s identity. Acting students will share their student-written collective poem, “Who am I?” and bring to life Dr. Seuss’ “What Was I Scared Of?.” Students will sing a variety of pieces, including a bilingual version of “Seasons of Love,” where our Spanish-speaking students helped to translate and teach parts of the song to their peers.

 

2:30 to 3:50 pm, East Campus, PepsiCo Theater

Crystal Fleming – Lecture by Crystal Fleming, Scholar on Race Theory and Racism in France. Book signing follows.

4 to 5:20 p.m.

East Campus, Art Gallery

Musings: A Reading – NCC students read their creative literary works.

 

5:30 to 6:50 p.m., East Campus, Art Gallery

Latinos in Connecticut: A Conversation – Guest speaker Nabil E. Valencia, President of Latinos Unidos Of Connecticut, Inc. (LUC), based in Norwalk.

 

All day in East Campus Atrium:

– The Voice (NCC Student Newspaper)

Wellness (NCC Wellness Committee)

Genderbread, Phallometer (NCC Diversity and Inclusion)

Alcoholism of Women and Within the LGBTQ Community

All day in in Multicultural Center (E215):

– Multi-media “Mash-up” on Intersectionality

 

Wednesday, April 5

10 to 11:30 am, East Campus, Gen Re Forum

Civil Engagement – A panel discussion introduced by K.C. Senie. Moderator: Rev. Dr. John Morehouse, the Unitarian Church of Westport. Panelists: Sana Akbar, NCC student, Giana Gleeson, Teach for America, Calvin McFadden, Sr., Ph.D., Dean of Students, R.J. Mercede, M.S., Manager, Center for Nonprofit Excellence

 

11:30 am to 12:50 pm, West Campus, Culinary Arts Dining Room

International Lunch – Prepared and served by Jeff Trombetta’s International Cooking class. (By invitation only)

 

1 to 2:20 pm, East Campus, Gen Re Forum

Story Slam! – NCC Community Telling Stories of Immigration, “Otherness,” and Identity. Under the direction of Sue Seidell

 

2:30 to 3:50 pm, East Campus, PepsiCo Theater

Gender and Identity: Panel/Conversation/Q&A – Panelists include Taylor Edelmann, Miriam Kutaladze, Cathy Milton, Shontay Richardson, Toni Sandoval and Shepherd Verbas. Introduced by Cheryl DeVonish. Cathy Milton will moderate. 

 

4 to 5:20 pm, East Campus, Gen Re Forum

Sexual Assault on College Campuses – Ginger Furey, Prevention Educator at The Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education in Stamford will discuss the term “consent,” and explore the current rape culture in our society and at colleges.

 

5:30 to 6:50 pm, East Campus, Gen Re Forum

Connecticut Racial Profiling Laws and Data – Kenneth Barone, Policy and Research Specialist, Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy at Central Connecticut State University, will talk about data collected during police traffic stops and his work with police departments in Connecticut and throughout the U.S. Introduction by Althea Seaborn.

 

All day in the East Campus Atrium:

– The Voice (NCC Student Newspaper)

Wellness (NCC Wellness Committee)

Genderbread, Phallometer (NCC Diversity and Inclusion Committee)

Alcoholism of Women and Within the LGBTQ Community

All day in the Multicultural Center (E215):

Multi-media Mash-up” on Intersectionality

 

Thursday, April 6

 

1 to 2:20 p.m., East Campus, Gen Re Forum

Intersectional Identities of Community College Students – Guest speaker Sara Goldrick-Rab will discuss intersectionality with a focus on socioeconomic status and food insecurity. She is author of the book Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid and the Betrayal of the American Dream (2016).

For more information, contact Chris Japely at cjapely@norwalk.edu or Cheryl DeVonish at cdevonish@norwalk.edu.