Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Starting at 12:30pm
Portland State University-Cultural Resource Centers
APRIL 26th //
MEET & GREET: 12:30pm – 1:30pm // Native American Student and Community Center
PERFORMANCE: 4:30pm – 6:00pm // Native American Student and Community Center
Climbing PoeTree is the combined force of Alixa Garcia and Naima Penniman. Over the last 11 years, Climbing PoeTree has been at the forefront of social and environmental justice movements by harnessing their art as a tool for popular education, community organizing, and personal transformation. Their award-winning performance is composed of dual-voice spoken word poetry, hip hop, and multimedia theatre that dissolves apathy with hope, exposes injustice, and helps heal our inner trauma so that we may begin to cope with the issues facing our communities.
FACULTY/STAFF OF COLOR AWARD LUNCHEON
APRIL 29th // 12pm – 2pm // Multicultural Student Center
The CRCs second annual award ceremony recognizing the accomplishments of PSU Faculty/Staff of color. Students nominate faculty and staff in the categories of: Mentorship, Community Engagement, and Academic Excellence. Nominate your choices here: https://docs.google.com/a/pdx.edu/forms/d/1GQDTzRUGIm1LmUYF04uBcVZVEsBDl8c3n28Sh16xKvM/edit?usp=drive_web. The luncheon is our opportunity to join together in community to celebrate the work of our PSU faculty/staff.