Beyond Colorblind

Events with an asterisk (*) will have door prizes for those in attendance. Students who attend four of the asterisked events are eligible to be entered into a drawing to win one of three $100 Amazon gift cards.

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Monday, February 3, 2014
8:30am

Morning Prayer [Prayer Chapel]

Begin your day in a time of prayer as we seek to live faithfully in a multiethnic world.

Hosted by: Westmont College Student Association (WCSA)

10:30am

Carol Houston, In Search of My/Our Identity [Murchsion Gym]

Carol Houston is a pastor and teacher at Bethel Unspeakable Joy Church in Los Angeles.  Carol currently serves on the board of trustees at Westmont College.

12:00pm

Photo Exhibit [Dining Commons]

The student body voted on student-submitted-photos that most represented the week's theme. The six winners will be displayed in the Dining Commons entrance for focus week and in the KSC Lounge for a year.

7:30pm

*So, I'm White... [Adams 216]

Join us for a screening of the movie "White Like Me" from the prominent antiracist educator and author Tim Wise. We will look at the importance of white identity in the conversation on race.

Hosted by: Racial Equality and Justice (REJ)

9:30pm

Debrief and Donuts [Residence Hall Lounges]

Head over to your residence hall lounge to debrief the days’ events with fellow students.  Grab a donut while you’re there!

Hosted by: Intercultural Organizations (ICOs) and Residence Life

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
8:30am

Morning Prayer [Prayer Chapel]

Begin your day in a time of prayer as we seek to live faithfully in a multiethnic world.

Hosted by: Westmont Activities Council (WAC)

12:00pm

*My Fair Share [Founder’s Dining Room]

Grab your lunch and head to Founders for an interactive session that considers race, racism, and colorblindness in the 21st century.

Hosted by: Dr. Rachel Winslow

7:30pm

*Voices Panel: Race [KSC Lounge]

Come and hear the voices of your fellow classmates (and some recent alumni) share candid thoughts and narratives around how they experience race on campus and in life.

Hosted by: Intercultural Programs (ICP)

9:30pm

Debrief and Donuts [Residence Hall Lounges]

Head over to your residence hall lounge to debrief the days’ events with fellow students.  Grab a donut while you’re there!

Hosted by: Intercultural Organizations (ICOs) and Residence Life

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
8:30am

Morning Prayer [Prayer Chapel]

Begin your day in a time of prayer as we seek to live faithfully in a multiethnic world.

Hosted by: Emmaus Road (ER)

10:30am

Noemi Chavez, Growing Beyond Our Ethnocentric Context and Bridging to the Multiethnic Reality [Murchison Gym]

Noemi Chavez was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She is married to Joshua Chavez and has two awesome boys. Noemi co-pastors 7th Street Church in Long Beach, CA. She has a heart for Latinos and is committed to raising up the next generation to serve the future of the church and their communities. Noemi is also a conference speaker and is on the leadership for 30 under 40 in Long Beach, investing in leaders in the city.

12:00pm

Post Chapel Lunch [Founder’s Dining Room]

Bring your lunch and continue the conversation with Pastor Noemi.

Hosted by: Latino Cultural Organization (LCO)

7:30pm

*MIXED: A discussion on multiracial identity and interracial relationships [KSC]

Join a panel and discussion that explores the deeper complexities of the fastest growing racial category in the U.S.

Hosted by: Multi Ethnic Student Association (MESA)

9:30pm

Debrief and Donuts [Residence Hall Lounges]

Head over to your residence hall lounge to debrief the days’ events with fellow students.  Grab a donut while you’re there!

Hosted by: Intercultural Organizations (ICOs) and Residence Life

Thursday, February 6, 2014
8:30am

Morning Prayer [Prayer Chapel]

Begin your day in a time of prayer as we seek to live faithfully in a multiethnic world.

Hosted by: The Phoenix

12:00pm

*Race and Pop Culture [KSC]

Bring your lunch to the KSC for a look at the effect of popular culture on individual and cultural perspectives of race.  We’ll show a variety of clips from popular media and discuss how it impacts the Westmont culture.

Hosted by: Joshua Canada

7:30pm

*Reel Talk: Linsanity [Page MPR]

A film about Jeremy Lin’s extraordinary journey to international stardom while overcoming challenges and stereotypes.

Hosted by: Westmont Activities Council (WAC) and The Gaede Institute

9:30pm

Debrief and Donuts [Residence Hall Lounges]

Head over to your residence hall lounge to debrief the days’ events with fellow students.  Grab a donut while you’re there!

Hosted by: Intercultural Organizations (ICOs) and Residence Life

Friday, February 7, 2014
8:30am

Morning Prayer [Prayer Chapel]

Begin your day in a time of prayer as we seek to live faithfully in a multiethnic world.

Hosted by: Urban Initiative (UI)

10:30am

Doug Schaupp, Being White: Finding Our Place in a Multiethnic World [Murchison Gym]

Doug Schaupp is Associate National Director of Evangelism for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. He specializes in postmodern and multiethnic evangelism. His wife and 3 kids live in Los Angeles, and he graduated from Fuller seminary. He is the coauthor of two books: Being White and I Once Was Lost.

12:00pm

Post Chapel Lunch [KSC]

Continue the dialogue with Doug.  Lunch provided.

Hosted by: Racial Equality and Justice (REJ)