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Register now for C.E.A.D.

Registration open for C.E.A.D. Conference

News contact: Laura Hancock, University Advancement, 541-962-3585
Source contact: Bennie Moses-Mesubed, Multicultural Center Director, 541-962-3741 
Mario Sifuentez, Ph.D.

Mario Sifuentez, Ph.D.

LA GRANDE, Ore. January 19, 2017Registrations are being accepted now for the annual C.E.A.D. Conference at Eastern Oregon University Saturday, Feb. 18.

Free for all enrolled EOU students to attend, C.E.A.D. stands for Celebrate, Educate and Appreciate Diversity. Check-in is at 8:45 a.m. in Badgley Hall and opening remarks are at 9. An ethnic-themed lunch is provided and activities end at 3 p.m.

This is the sixth year organizers are bringing national speakers to campus for the professional conference featuring various sessions and workshops.

Mario Sifuentez, Ph.D., is the keynote speaker. The son of immigrant farm workers from Mexico, Sifuentez is now an assistant professor of history at the University of California, Merced. He holds a master’s degree in history from the University of Oregon and his dissertation about Mexican workers in the Pacific Northwest has been developed into a forthcoming book from Rutgers University Press.

Micah Bournes, spoken word artist and musician.

Micah Bournes, spoken word artist and musician.

Participants can look forward to a performance by spoken word artist and musician Micah Bournes, of Long Beach, Calif., who is also leading a workshop exploring the unique context of open mics and poetry slams.

Other workshops include “Institutionalized Racial Advantage: How Do Whiteness & Racism Affect My Institution?” presented by Emily Drew, associate professor at Willamette University.

Emily Drew, associate professor at Willamette University.

Emily Drew, associate professor at Willamette University.

The registration fee is $30 per person for community members and $20 per person for non-EOU students. A 50-percent discount is available to those enrolled in EOU affiliate programs including Eastern Promise and Oregon Teacher Pathway.

The Center for Culturally Responsive Practices will cover registration costs for EOU staff or faculty attending the event for professional development.

Register online at www.eou.edu/mc or email mccenter@eou.edu.

C.E.A.D. is made possible with support from the Multicultural Center, Student Council for Multicultural Affairs, Student Fee Committee and Center for Culturally Responsive Practicesat EOU.

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