Diversity Committee Promotes Cultural Awareness with November Conversations
CYPRESS, Texas (Oct. 24, 2022) November brings two educational and engaging opportunities at Lone Star College-CyFair to learn about current challenges and issues Native Americans and Muslim women face.
The LSC-CyFair Diversity Committee presents a Nov. 9 conversation with Shaun Griswold, a journalist in Albuquerque for Source New Mexico, in celebration of National Native American Heritage Month.
A citizen of the Pueblo of Laguna, Griswold brings a decade of print and broadcast news experience reporting on issues important to Native Americans in urban and tribal communities.
Among the topics that Griswold will discuss in the upcoming 2 p.m. virtual event are missing and murdered indigenous women, federal boarding schools and identity, said Dr. Jennifer Jenkins, LSC-CyFair Diversity Committee Chair.
A conversation with Amena Alhassan, who works in LSC-CyFair’s Teaching and Learning Center, will be held Nov. 17 at 11 a.m. virtually and in person in the Technology Building (TECH) Room 111.
In Alhassan’s presentation, titled “The Double-edged Sword of Modesty and Liberation: How Oppression is Not What You Wear”, she will discuss definitions and differentiations of modesty, liberation and oppression as well as explain the concept of a hijab, where it’s derived from and more, said Dr. Jenkins.
For information on these upcoming events, go to Jennifer.E.Jenkins.
Registration is under way for winter mini-mester and spring classes. Go to LoneStar.edu/regCyFair or LoneStar.edu/registration.