Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program
The Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program was established in 1985 by the late Robert W. Chandler, Sr. to honor his wife, Nancy. The program brings renowned scholars to the Central Oregon region to present a balanced and broad-based scope of programming in the form of lectures, forums and interactive workshops. In doing so, we hope to encourage stimulating conversations that broaden our community's perspectives and perceptions.
For more information about the program or its upcoming events, please contact Charlotte Gilbride, the Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program Coordinator at 541-383-7257.
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SAYING YES TO CHANGE -- A Guide for Times of Transition
Professor Richard Groves
Founder, Sacred Art of Living Center
Tuesday, April 11
6:30 - 8 p.m.
Wille Hall, COCC Coats Campus Center, Bend Campus
Change is both scary and a fact of life -- after all, everything in life eventually comes to an end. But times of transition and deep change are also potential doorways to reengaging with life in new ways. This presentation is about cutting edge research in psychology and neuroscience regarding how we can positively approach the many types of change that everyone encounters. The program will include practical and inspirational skills for navigating life's challenging transitions with grace and confidence.
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Students are free with ID card
Professor Richard Groves is an internationally respected teacher of the sacred art of living and dying. A chaplain for more than twenty-five years, Richard speaks nine languages and has earned graduate degrees in theology, ethics, world religions and law. He is the founder of the Sacred Art of Living Center in Bend.
This program is sponsored by The Sacred Art of Living and ASCOCC.
A Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program in the Northwest
Dr. Mario Sifuentez
Assistant Professor of History
School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts, University of California, Merced
Monday, April 24
High Desert Museum, 59800 South Hwy 97
The Bracero Program was a bilateral agreement between the United States and Mexico to import guest workers to alleviate labor shortages in agriculture during World War II. Dr. Sifuentez will discuss the uniqueness of the program in the Pacific Northwest and examine how it set the pattern for future migration to Oregon, Idaho and Washington.
$7 general public
$3 for High Desert Museum members
Students are free with ID card
Please RSVP here and pay at the door
The son of immigrant farm workers from Mexico, Dr. Sifuentez
grew up in rural Oregon. He graduated with a triple major in History, Ethnic
Studies, and Political Science and received his Masters in History from the University
of Oregon. He received his PhD in American Studies at Brown University. His
dissertation about Mexican workers in the Pacific Northwest has been developed
into a forthcoming book from Rutgers University Press. His current project focuses on farm workers,
water rights, and food equity in the Central Valley.
This program is co-organized by Nancy R.
Chandler Visiting Scholar Program and the High Desert Museum and sponsored by Brooks Resources Corporation and ASCOCC.
For those of who missed our Season of Nonviolence keynote speaker, Dr. Shakti Butler, we have the below links to her presentations and workshops.
Sponsors Of The Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program:
In advance of College events, persons needing accommodation or transportation because of a physical or mobility disability, contact Joe Viola: 541-383-7775. For accommodation because of other disability such as hearing impairment, contact the office of Disability Services at 541-383-7583.