This Weeks Diversity Events !!!!!

These are the diversity events we’re featuring for this week!  Please note any that require pre-registration as well.  Thank You!
 
Monday, March 4th
·        A Tale for Three Counties Book Discussion
11:00am-12:30pm
T119
GCC classes will meet to discuss this year’s A Tale for Three Counties book, May the Road Rise Up to Meet You.  For a complete list of book discussions, both at GCC and within the Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties, visit the Tale web site discussion page!  http://taleforthreecounties.org/2013/book_discussions_2013.html
Sponsored by A Tale for Three Counties
·        Multicultural Communications Club (Toastmasters International)
4:45pm: Networking with Free Pizza, Wings and Drinks
5:00pm: Meeting Commences (over at 6:00pm)
T102
Eliminate your fears of public speaking!  Open the doors to communication and leadership in your life!  This club rocks with fun and yet a safe learning environment.  The club is open to students, faculty, staff and Western NY community members.  Contact: Club Advisors – Jackie Di Bella or John McGowan.  
Sponsored by GCC’s Multicultural Communications Club
Tuesday, March 5th
·        A Tale for Three Counties Book Discussion
11:00am-12:00pm
T119
GCC classes will meet to discuss this year’s A Tale for Three Counties book, May the Road Rise Up to Meet You.  For a complete list of book discussions, both at GCC and within the Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties, visit the Tale web site discussion page!  http://taleforthreecounties.org/2013/book_discussions_2013.html
Sponsored by A Tale for Three Counties
Wednesday, March 6th
·        Adaptive PE Class
6:30-8:30pm
Cafeteria
GCC’s Adaptive PE class is looking for volunteers!  The class consists of about 30-35 community members with developmental disabilities that join our class at GCC each week.  Volunteers can meet us in the cafeteria around 6:30pm to Sign-In at the registration table.  There are 5 activities (cooking, computer, sign language, dance/music, fitness center) going on each night that we need volunteers to help with!  This group meets every Wednesday at 6:30pm in the Cafeteria.  Questions?  Contact Jodi Harvey at jsharvey@genesee.edu.
Sponsored by GCC’s Adaptive PE Program
·        Veterans Legal Lend-a-Hand Program
Session Topic:  “Business Start-Up, Partnership & Incorporation”
7:00-8:30pm
S103 (Student Union)
Do you have questions about custody arrangements, divorce, starting a new business, incorporating, landlord/tenant disputes, will, etc.?  Genesee Veterans Support Network is offering FREE legal consultation to area veterans and their families.  This program utilizes University of Buffalo Law School students under the direct supervision of local practicing attorneys.  Sessions will be once a month from 7:00-8:30pm and registration will be in Room S103 of the Student Union.  For additional information, contact Dee at Genesee Veterans Support Network at 585-302-0825.
Sponsored by Genesee Veterans Support Network and Hosted by Genesee Community College
Thursday, March 7th
·        A Tale for Three Counties Author Peter Troy Visits GCC!
1:00-2:00pm
T102
Troy’s talk with include a question and answer session and will be followed by a book signing.  Troy is very pleased to be speaking about his book and his writing (which he’s called his “dream deferred”) at the college. 
Sponsored by A Tale for Three Counties
Saturday, March 9th
·        Veterans Social Club
7:00-8:30pm
25 Liberty Street (Mental Health Assoc. Bldg)
Second Saturday of each month!  Veterans of all eras are invited to attend.  Coffee and Snacks will be provided (this is an alcohol free club).  For additional information, contact Dee at Genesee Veterans Support Network at 585-302-0825.
Hosted by Genesee Veterans Support Network
Sunday, March 10th
·        FREE Belly Dance Lessons – Beginners Class
Every Sunday until May 5th (no class March 31 and April 28)
2:00-2:50pm
Stuart Steiner Dance Studio – Room E214
Learn basic steps and choreography to traditional and contemporary Middle Eastern music! Contact Connie Boyd, Director of Human Services, for more information. 
Sponsored by GCC’s Global Education Committee and Student Government Association (SGA)
·        FREE Belly Dance Lessons – Continuing Class  
Every Sunday until May 5th (no class March 31 and April 28)
3:00-3:50pm
Stuart Steiner Dance Studio – Room E214
Learn more advanced choreography and dances of traditional and contemporary Middle Eastern music!  For intermediate and advanced dancers.Contact Connie Boyd, Director of Human Services, for more information. 
Sponsored by GCC’s Global Education Committee and Student Government Association (SGA)
 
 
 All Month
·        A Tale for Three Counties 2013 book selection Free copies of this year’s Tale selection, May the Road Rise Up to Meet You, by Peter Troy, are available from the library to GCC students participating in the program. May the Road Rise Up to Meet You is primarily set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, and is a story of survival, love, faith, and family that speaks to the diversity of America’s heritage.  It is an epic told from the perspectives ofa young Irish immigrant whose endurance is tested in Brooklyn and Manhattan’s notorious Five Points district at the height of its urban destitution, a Spanish society girl who defies her father to become a passionate abolitionist, and Mary and Micah, slaves who embark on a tumultuous path to freedom. The review in Booklist describes it as “a wonderful family saga of poignant history, thrilling action, and romance…a hopeful, magnanimous depiction of America at its most vulnerable.”  This is Troy’s debut novel, the first of a planned trilogy. Faculty members interested in using the book in their classes may contact Michele Asmus or Nina Warren for more information and preview copies.
Book discussions will take place March 4th and 5th, and author Troy will visit the Batavia campus on March 7, 2013.  Information about the student essay contest (winners get to have lunch with the author!) and other details are included in materials given to students when they get their books. Learn more by visiting the official Tale website.  Check out the press release here! http://www.genesee.edu/news/articles/dspArticle/4212/
Sponsored by A Tale for Three Counties
·        March is National Women’s History Month!  Join us in recognizing and celebrating Women’s history and accomplishments.  Check out our roving display board featuring famous historical figures and timelines.  Plus help us “celebrate our own” by trying your luck at our Matching Game Quiz of GCC women!  Try to match GCC women employees with the corresponding facts about them and win a prize!  More info to come!  If you’d like your name and info included on the quiz, please contact Joanna Barefoot at jebarefoot@genesee.edu before Friday, March 8th!
Sponsored by GCC’s Diversity Council
·        GCC’s Study Abroad Programis hoping to run four (4) faculty-led trips this summer to: Brazil, Italy, Ireland and England.  We are looking for interested students for all of the programs!  Some details about the trips can be found on the website at:http://www.genesee.edu/academics/studyabroad/
For more information, contact: James R. Goodwin atjrgoodwin@genesee.edu
·       RACE: Are We So Different?Now – April 28, 2013
Rochester Museum & Science Center
Hours: The RMSC is open seven days a week. Regular hours: Sunday, 11am–5pm, Monday–Saturday, 9am–5pm. Regular hours are extended on selected dates for visitors’ convenience. The exhibition is open from 9am–9pm on Thursdays, February 14, February 28, March 14, March 28 and April 25.
Cost: Free with regular Museum admission: $13 adults, $12 seniors and college students with ID, $11 ages 3 to 18, Free for RMSC members and children under 3
 
Like a fingerprint, each person is unique. We are all an exquisite combination of our parents, grandparents, and ancestors, which gives us our one-of-a-kind look. Every person experiences life somewhat differently because of his or her appearance, too. We often refer to it as “race.”  Experience race in a new traveling exhibit at the Rochester Museum & Science Center called RACE: Are We So Different?  Explore the stories of race from biological, cultural, and historical points of view. Discover what’s not so visually apparent—hint: we’re not all that different!  For more info: http://www.rmsc.org/experiences/exhibits/race/
Lead Sponsor: Rochester Area Community Foundation
 
~ Courtesy of GCC’s Diversity Council
 
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