January 27, 2016
To honor the work of nonviolent social justice advocates advocates during the Season of Nonviolence, the Central Oregon Community College Foundation’s Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program and the college’s Multicultural Activities program sponsored two talks by Executive Director john a. powell on Wednesday, January 27 on the COCC Bend Campus. powell first presented “Expanding the Circle of Human Concern.” This conversation and discussion focused on respect and care for all people, not for all their ideas and beliefs, but for their humanity. In the evning, Dr. powell presented “Opening the Question of Race to the Question of Belonging.” During this talk, powell discussed his recent work related to the global movement of Othering & Belonging and share insights to help us understand the issue of race in our society. Download the presentation here.