First Peoples Primetime Workshops
Thursday Nights from 6 - 8 pm
In the Unity Lounge, Library Building, Room 2147 (unless otherwise noted)
Thursday nights during the quarter, we are open from 6:00pm until 8:00pm for our Primetime Workshops. On these nights we have snacks and a wide array of fantastic open workshops headed up by staff and students. This quarter we will have:
Week 1 - January 9: Open House with First Peoples Advising Staff
Come by and find out what our office is all about!
Week 2 - January 16: Scholarship Wisdom with Raquel Salinas
Need help with that scholarship search or need help with your letter?
Week 3 - January 23: Race & Comedy Workshop with Kali Thomas
This workshop will allow us to deconstruct race through comedy and shed light on the effects of comedians making jokes related to race and other social issues.
Week 4 - January 30: Hip Hop and Resistance with Noah Gokul
The purpose of this workshop is to educate people on the roots of Hip Hop through the social and political context, and additionally its commentary of resistance toward an oppressive system. Participants will analyze rap lyrics from prominent songs from the beginnings of Hip Hop and deconstruct their meanings.
Thursday, February 6: “Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?”: A Discussion About Race & Racism
Dorm "A", Third Floor
Are you confused about how to talk about racism and notions of race? What can we do about racism? We're confused too--let's have a facilitated discussion about it!
Week 6 - February 13: Reconnecting to our Stories with Favi Ortiz and Cholee Gladney
This workshop is a time to write down the history of our families that we know and share it in a space with other people who are interested in reconnecting to their stories and ancestors. We will explore our own experience, share among peers and practice writing in a space that is intended to be safe(r) for marginalized people.
Week 7 - February 20: Finding Home with Cholee Gladney
In this workshop, we will explore what makes us feel “at home” and connected in our everyday lives. We will use writing prompts to identify our perceptions of home. Each participant will create a house-shaped collage filled with imagery that reflects their unique experiences and wishes for finding a deeper sense of connection and belonging.
Week 8 - February 27: Body Image Workshop with Le’Ecia Farmer “Unpacking the Reflected Image”
Often the mainstream media’s portrayal of (or absence of) people of color creates stereotypical ideals and messages of inferiority that get reflected back on us and often internalized. During this workshop, we intend to unpack some of the ways we have experienced body image in individual and cultural contexts.
Week 9 - March 5 & 6: Two Nights of Study Jam 5:00 - 8:00pm!
Two nights of three-hour Study Jams for you to read, write, research, and get feedback from your peers. Free coffee, snacks, and a comfortable space to work on those final projects.