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New Core Experiences for Spring

February 24, 2014

New Core offerings are listed below. Others for March and April are still listed on WebAdvisor. Seats may have opened up in sections that were previously full.  Please follow instructions below carefully to obtain credit for participation.


February 25, 2014 (Tuesday)
Walk a Mile in My Redface: the Indian Masco Controversy in American Schools, Sports Culture, and Media

Dr. Cornell Pewewardy, director of Indigenous Nations Studies at PSU, examines schools and sports culture’s reliance on Hollywood’s imagination of Native Americans through the lens of tribal critical race theory.  6:30-8:30 pm, Smith Ballroom, Smith Memorial Union 335, Portland State University. For credit, attend and email a 100-word reflection essay to within a week.  You will then be sent permission to register for the .5 credit.

March 5-7, 2014
Gender Studies Symposium at Lewis and Clark

Schedule available here:

For credit, attend any two sessions (90 min each) and email a 100-word reflection essay about issues raised to within a week.  You will then be sent permission to register for the .5 credit.

March 13, 2014 (Thursday)
The Inconvenient Truth about Waiting for Superman

A group of New York City public school teachers and parents wrote and produced this documentary in response to Davis Guggenheim’s highly misleading film, ‘Waiting for Superman.’ ‘The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman’ provides a critique of an increasingly free-market driven education system, the undermining of teacher unions and overall faith in the idea that charter schools are just what the country needs.” (IMDB).  Clinton Street Theater, 7 pm, SE Clinton and SE 26th Ave. Small donation to KBOO community radio suggested but not required. Followed by community discussion in the theater.  To register, go to WebAdvisor after February 28.  Further instructions for attaining credit will be sent by the associated faculty member.


April 17, 2014 - 4-6 pm 
Curtis Acosta -  Taking a Stand for Educational Justice: Why We Ask These Questions and Why We Do This Work. 

The courageous defender of Mexican-American Studies in Arizona gives a workshop focusing on the role of schools in the community and the role of educational leaders, such as teachers and counselors, in engaging in local issues or obstacles in their community.  Thayer Room, Templeton, LC Campus.  Space limited. Register on WebAdvisor after February 28. 

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