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Issue # 59 



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Weekly 



October 25, 2013 



Cradles to Crayons 

Please take part in a collection drive for Cradles to 
Crayons! 

RCC Introduction to Sociology 

students are partnering with 
Cradles to Crayons to collect new 
and like-new essential warm 
winter gear for children. Boys & 
girls topS; baby board books and 
sneakers are needed most! Look 
for the collection bins in the Academic Building on 
October 28-31 and on November 4-7. 

For more information about this collection drive, 
please contact Professor Charlotte Belezos: 
cbelez@rcc.mass.edu. For more information about 
Cradles to Crayons, visit cradlestocrayons.orq/ 




Mark Your Calendar 



October 24-November 2nd: A Soldier's Play 

October 29: "Careers In Quality" Panel 

October 29: Who is David Walker? 

October 28-31: Cradles to Crayons Collection Drive 
November 4-7: Cradles to Crayons Collection Drive 
November 13: Silences of Black Urban Political 
History 




Community Career Fair 

The Fall 2013 Community Career Fair, sponsored by 
Roxbury Community College and JobNet, was held on 
Tuesday, October 22"^^ at RCC. 

Approximately 600 people (RCC students, alums, faculty, 
staff, and community residents) attended. Most left feeling 
satisfied with their time connecting with potential future 
employers. 

85 representatives from 40 vendors were present. Their 
feedback on their experience at the career fair was 
outstanding. The organizations were diversity minded and 
dedicated to the community. They came from a spectrum 
of professions, industries, non-profits and community 
organizations. 

Selected Quotes from Employers: 

"Thank you again for the opportunity to attend RCC's 
Career Fair yesterday. I found it to be very productive, 
and we were actually able to set up 16 interviews while 
there." (Walnut Street Center) 

"The Job Fair was well- organized and well-published to 
provide many candidates. Candidates were aware of 
our company and positions. Set up 50 interviews." (Eliot 
Community IHumon Services ) 




See page 2 for more photos 



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Library News 

The RCC Library is sponsoring a tall< by Dr. Karen 
Murray of Yorl< University in Toronto, titled "Silences of 
Black Urban Political History: Africville, Hogan's Alley, 
Roxbury". It will be held on Wednesday, November 13 
from 10:30 AM -12:30 PM in room 200 of the Student 
Center Building (4). The talk will compare and contrast 
the history of black urban politics in Boston, Halifax, 
and Vancouver. Dr. Murray has spent time researching 
this topic in the Boston Black United Front records in 
the Special Collections of the RCC Library. 
Refreshments will be served and faculty is encouraged 
to bring their classes. 

New Art at RCC 2013 

The slideshow of new art added to RCC this year, which 
was displayed at the Art Open House yesterday, is now 
on the front page of the library website. Click HERE and 
click again on left for "New Art at RCC 2013." Be sure 
to have your sound on! 

This link also gives access to the online tour of all 
permanent art in the college, both newish and those 
that have been here for decades. The online tour and 
online slideshow were both created by Bill Hoag. 





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NOVEMBER 13, 2013 

10:30a.m. - 12:30p,m. 
Room 200, Student Center Building (4) 

KAREN MURRAY 

Visiting Fuibright Chair in Canadian Studies 
Department of Political Science 
Kenriesaw State University 
- and - 
Associate Professor 
Department of Political Science 
York Universify, Toronto 




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Revisiting Mr. Walker 

For a short while, Boston-resident David Wall<er was the most 
hated and feared man in America. Wanted dead or alive in 
Georgia and Virginia, he was determined to arouse African- 
Americans to continue the freedom struggle in spite of 
daunting odds and the political power of the slave economy. 
Orator, organizer, an entrepreneur with a gift for networking, 
David Walker was a crucial figure in publicizing the need for 
educational, spiritual and political renewal. Moreover, his 
saga still resonates in this time of widespread governmental 
dysfunction, income and health disparities, and debates over 
improving educational opportunities. Yet, most people have 
never heard of this champion of empowerment and today he 
lies in an unmarked grave in South Boston. 

RCC's autumn symposium schedule continues on Tuesday, 29 
October, when the David Walker Memorial Project arrives on 
campus (10 a.m. - Noon, Academic Building, Room 121). A 
distinguished and varied panel of educators, historians, social 
activists, playwrights and community organizers will explore 
David Walker's Appeal to the Coloured Citizens of the World 
(1829), highlighting its relevance for a 21^* century world of 
unrelenting change and upheavals. 

Most importantly, this symposium is designed with two goals. 
The first goal is to acquaint observers with one episode in the 
"hidden history" of the Commonwealth: on-line, on stage, in 
the classroom, at seminars and from pulpits across 
Massachusetts. Second, these panelists hope to encourage 
more community engagement in issues affecting us all. 

Among others, special guests include Dr. Barbara Lewis of the 
UMass Trotter Institute who will serve as the moderator. She 
will be joined by acclaimed David Walker biographer and 
historian Peter P. Hinks. Faculty and students are encouraged 
to discover the militant voice of a "clothes dealer," prophet 
and author of one of the most important documents in the 
American abolitionist movement. 

This eye-opening, consciousness-raising event is free and 
open to the public. 

Click here to read more about David Walker in this week's 
issue of the Baystate Banner . 



WHO IS DAV 



ALKER? 




RCC SYMPOSIUM 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 201 3 
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Professional 
Development 

The Big Four in Your PowerPoint Slides 

Applying the basic four graphic design principles to your 
slide deck is the focus of this workshop. Participants will 
evaluate visual elements and make appropriate changes 
to slides as needed 

WHEN: Wednesday, 11/6, 3-4pm 

WHERE: 3-207Q 

Let's Put it to a Vote 

This workshop will introduce you to an online polling site 
that allows you to turn your students' phones into a boon, 
instead of a curse. Find out where your students stand on 
various issues, uncover the opinions and attitudes of your 



class that often stay hidden and give them, something to 
do with those devices besides checking Facebook all day! 

WHEN: Tuesday, 11/19, l:30-2:30pm 

WHERE: 3-207Q 

Drop-in Training Sessions 

These sessions are for anyone who wants to drop in to 
learn more about using the technology in our learner- 
centered classrooms. If you want to know the basics, 
learn some more advanced features, or just practice using 
the technology, come on by! 

WHEN: Wednesday, 10/30, 8-lOam & 12-2pm 

WHERE: 3-207Q 

Weekly Moodle Drop-in Sessions 

These informal drop-in sessions are open to any and all 
faculty at any level of Moodle experience. 

WHEN: Every Monday & Thursday, 12-2pm 

WHERE: 3-207Q 




Items for "The Weekly" 

If you have something of interest that you would like to share with the college comnnunity, 
please submit it to Jacqueline Lynch at jlynchKgrcc.mass.edu 



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