2015-16 Diversity Series 

"Diversity is..."

What is the Diversity Series?

Since 2005 Yakima Valley Community College has partnered with several local area organizations to host events and lectures through the annual Diversity Series.

The events provide YVCC the opportunity to bring diverse perspectives to everyday topics and push the boundaries of the term beyond race, gender, social class, and sexuality.

The series benefits the college and the greater community by extending the concept of education beyond the classroom.

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YVCC Diversity Series is excited to present DTalks. Quarterly Dtalks will provide a space for students and staff/faculty to have open discussions regarding current global issues.  DTalks will consist of a presentation or short video followed by faculty lead discussions.  We are excited to partner with Centeral Washington University faculty on this project. DTalks Topics: Fall 2015: Refugees; Winter 2016: Mass Incarcerations; Spring 2016: Economics of Privilege

Spring 2016 Events

April 5, 2016

Presentation and Discussion

DTalks: The Economics of Privilege

12:30am-1:30pm • DECCIO Building, Parker Room

Presented by Dr. Brock Eubanks, YVCC Faculty

April 7, 2016

Workshop:  Collective Song Writing

11:45 am-1:00pm • HUB Quiet Lounge

Facilitated by Dr. Martha Gonzalez of Quetzal

Free for students and open to the public

May 5, 2016

Film: We Like It Like That

11:30am-1:00pm • Palmer Martin Building

Discussion to follow film.

Facilitated by Peter Manahan, YVCC Faculty 

May 16, 2016

Performance: National Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera

7:00 pm-8:30 pm • Capital Theater

Free to the public. https://www.yvcc.edu/about/community-relations/Pages/Herrera.aspx

Contact diversityseries@yvcc.edu for more information

May 17, 2016

Performance and Q and A: National Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera

11:30 am-1:00 pm • HUB

Free for YVCC students and staff/faculty. Contact diversityseries@yvcc.edu for ticket information

May 18, 2016

This is Me Poetry Workshop

11:30 am-1:00 pm • HUB

After you are inspired by Juan Felipe Herrera, join us for a poetry writing workshop. No experience necessary!

Free Pizza

May 19, 2016

Film: We Like It Like That

11:30 am-1:00 pm • Palmer Martin Building

Facilitated by Peter Manahan, YVCC Faculty

May 20, 2016

Musical Performance

11:30am-12:30pm • Clock Tower

Performance by LA CANTINA, all female band

Free icecream!

June 2, 2016

Campus Movie: TBD or Zootopia (if available)

7:30pm-10:30pm • Parker Faller Baseball Field

Students, faculty and staff, bring your family and blankets/lawn chairs for an outside movie

Free for YVCC students, faculty and staff and families. FREE popcorn!

Winter 2016 Events

February 10, 2016


11:30am-1:00pm • HUB Dining Area

Performance by Philip "Sharp Skills" Jacobs

February 11, 2016
Discussion: Dtalks: Mass Incarceration
11:30am-1:00pm • HUB Activity Area

Discussion by Philip "Sharp Skills" Jacobs

 Free Pizza

February 11, 2016
Lecture: Mass Incarceration
6:00pm • Parker Room, Deccio Building

Presented by CWU Associate Dean for Student Development Dr. Keith Champagne and
CWU Associate Dean of Student Achievement
Dr. Mindie Dieu       

  Space is limited.  To RSVP or for more information contact:  diversityseries@yvcc.edu


Fall 2015 events

       Slices of YvCC: Thursday October 22, 2015 in the HUB 11:30 to 1pm.

   In order to know more about our own diversity at YVCC, we need to know who you are. Come to the HUB and create slices of you! We want you to tell us what makes up who you are.  We will be expresssing our diversity through art by creating a "pizza" with all of your slices.  After we will be providing free pizza to all students and staff that participate in the activity.


DTalks: Refugees Thursday November 19, 2015

DECCIO Building Parker Room from 12pm to 1pm

Join us for a YVCC/CWU faculty lead discussion regarding the current global issues refugees are facing. A short presentation followed by small group discussion.  There will be free pizza available as well as a raffle for gift cards to the YVCC Bookstore and YVCC Cafe.




Additional events will be hosted throughout the academic year. For more information: visit www.yvcc.edu/diversity / 574-6800 ext. 4965 /       diversityseries@yvcc.edu