Film: Under the Same Moon
Wednesday, October 4th @ 11AM
Thursday, October 5th @ 4PM
Location: Maricopa A101
*Want extra credit? Ask your professor for details.
February 23, 2017
During uncertain and troubling times, holding firm to our values and enacting our virtues calls for strength and dedication. Inasmuch, and in light of recent political and social events both regionally and nationally, Central Arizona College reaffirms its commitment to cultivating the College’s Declaration of Civility as a basis for respect and trust. Civility requires that those engaged in our common endeavor commit to dialogues that promote equity and social justice in an environment where we can address difficult and important topics productively. Our mission and goals charge us with ensuring a safe environment for learning and developing a sense of self and identity in the pursuit of academic and personal goals. Our commitment to the College’s mission shall not waver. We will remain a safe place for all members of the CAC community; diversity and inclusion are our strengths.
The Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) is a welcoming space, open to and accepting of all individuals. As such, CDI provides educational opportunities for the students, staff, and faculty of our greater Central Arizona College community. These opportunities promote deeper understanding and appreciation for differences among all people through engagement in meaningful conversations about issues of diversity, including race, ethnicity, gender, ability, orientation, age, religion, language, or status.
Advance Central Arizona College’s commitment to engage our diverse communities in quality learning experiences for life-long success by promoting increased inclusion in the teaching and learning environment.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Speaker: Death & Dying Lecture, Jennifer M. Moore, Professor of Psychological Science
Location: Superstition Mountain (Room F115)
Time 1:30 P.M. – 2:30 P.M
Description: Death is a universal experience, but how we experience loss is unique to each of us. Responses to death are strongly influenced by one’s culture, which incorporates gender, nationality, religion, age, and socio-economic status. Grief is a distinct form of sorrow and may encompass feelings, thoughts, and behaviors, also based on cultural norms. Virtually every religion provides rites and customs to honor the dead and comfort the living. These dictate who we are allowed to mourn, who prepares the body, burial rites, how long we can wait to bury, burn, or submerge the body after death, and rules for remarriage. While we are familiar with our own cultural customs regarding death, practices vary among different cultures. Did you know that some cultures prohibit grieving someone younger than you? Or that there is a term defining when you are not supported in your grief because you are not recognized as being allowed to grieve for them? Come listen to Professor Moore as she explores the various ways in which we all experience this universal life event. (Note: This is a college-level discussion; some images and topics may not be appropriate for young audience members.)