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Free Workshop at the Water Conservation Garden: Efficient Irrigation – October 21, 2017

Join the Water Conservation Garden for another fun, informative, and FREE workshop – This time, we’re talking about Efficient Irrigation!

Landscape Designer Jan Tubiolo will discuss how to manage the water you give your plants through the proper maintenance of your irrigation system and correct timing of your sprinklers. Jan will give practical advice for reviewing and repairing your sprinkler system. This class is made possible by the San Diego County Watershed Protection Program.

This workshop is FREE, but registration is required. Click here to register.

Date/Time
Saturday, October 21, 2017
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location
The Water Conservation Garden
12122 Cuyamaca College Dr. West
El Cajon, CA 92019

 

ABCs of Medicare – October 7, 2017

Join Skyline Church for a free information seminar – You will learn about the ABC’s of Medicare, plus Part D & Part F; your benefits and what Medicare covers; which plan is best for you and your loved one, and when Open Enrollment is.

Saturday, October 7, 2017 | 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Skyline Church Family Center
11330 Campo Rd. La Mesa, CA 91941

For more info, contact:

Phyllis in Pastor Paul’s office
#: 619.660.5000 x5464; @: pboaz@skylinechurch.org

Halloween Storytimes for Toddlers and Preschoolers – October 31, 2017

Enjoy a special Halloween Storytime for your toddler or preschooler at the Rancho San Diego Library on Halloween Day! Come dressed up, enjoy some treats, and go on a parade in the library after storytime.

Toddlers – 10:15 AM
Preschoolers – 11:15 AM

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Racism, Social Justice, Tolerance Addressed as Diversity Dialogues Returns to Cuyamaca College

Discussions on topics ranging from social justice to the unique cultural challenges facing Muslim immigrants in the region highlight Cuyamaca College’s fall menu of Diversity Dialogues, which launches Sept. 14.

Diversity Dialogues were developed by Lauren Vaknin, associate dean of student affairs at Cuyamaca College, in spring 2011. From initially offering three workshops that drew a total of about 50 students, these days, up to 300 people – mostly students — attend the workshops each year.

“Diversity Dialogues has a tradition of fostering greater understanding by sparking open and honest discussions, and we look forward to another year of healthy and respectful conversations that underscore our commitment to diversity and inclusion,” Vaknin said.

All sessions are free and open to the public and take place in Room I-207 of the Student Center.

The series begins Sept. 14 with Developing a Positive Multicultural Orientation towards Diversity: Self-Reflection about our Diverse Identities and Cultural Orientation from 2 to 3 p.m. Presented by licensed marriage and family therapist Mayumi Y. Douglass, who is a lecturer at San Diego State University and a clinical supervisor at the Cuyamaca College Health and Wellness Center, this workshop is aimed at recognizing biases, increasing awareness about cultural prejudices and encouraging engagement with others who are culturally diverse.

That will be followed Sept. 18 with Diversity & Social Justice from 12 to 1 p.m. Presented by Grace Bagunu, who is the Student Affairs/SOLES Collaborative coordinator at the University of San Diego, this highly interactive session will focus on social justice-related concepts and effective communication skills when working in diverse groups.

A session titled Teaching Tolerance Supporting Students from Immigrant Families and Undocumented Students is on tap Sept. 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. Presented by Cuyamaca College counselor and interim First Year Experience coordinator Mary Garcia, this workshop will address how increased immigration enforcement is impacting many immigrant students and their families – both documented and undocumented – and how the Cuyamaca College community can best support them.

The Border Corrido: Music of Resistance is set for Sept. 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Led by John Escobedo, Cuyamaca College’s Title V activity director in the Department of Institutional Effectiveness, Success and Equity, will lead a discussion about the role of music in resistance movements and the development of the border corrido – popular, narrative songs that often speak to oppression and other socially relevant topics.

Learning about Filipino Culture & Traditions takes place Oct. 12 from 1 to 2 p.m. Grace Bagunu of USD will provide an overview of Filipino history, culture and tradition while touching on such topics as why the Philippines is the only Asian country to practice Christianity, why lumpia is such a well-known dish even though it did not originate in the Philippines, and why the Philippine flag has three stars.

Aversive Racism and Microaggressions is set for Oct. 19 from 2 to 3 p.m. with Douglass of the Health and Wellness Center leading a discussion that explores assumptions based on an individual’s culture and the various ways people can casually degrade a socially marginalized group in brief, everyday exchanges.

Understanding Your Cultural Identity takes place Oct. 25 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Presented by Tanis Starck, assistant dean for special projects and director of the Cultural Proficiency Institute for Educators at San Diego State University, this workshop will investigate how we are likely to see people of differing cultures and how we could transform our cultural differences into healthy, authentic relations with others.

Breaking Barriers to Build Bridges: A Mental Health Initiative, is set for Oct. 30 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Presented by Cuyamaca College and Southwestern College counselor Ahmed (Rasheed) Aden, this workshop will delve into the stress felt by immigrant communities – particularly Muslim immigrants in the United States – and how that can affect a person’s mental health.

Diversity Dialogues ends its fall semester run with Developing Cultural Humility on Nov. 16 from 2 to 3 p.m. Douglass returns for an important discussion on becoming more sensitive to the importance of diversity and respect for cultural differences.

Diversity Dialogues is but one of Cuyamaca College’s ongoing efforts at celebrating all cultures. The campus hosts an annual powwow to promote Native American heritage, Latino Heritage Month and Black History Month celebrations and a Veterans Week Barbecue honoring those who have served in the armed forces.

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Free Backyard Composting Workshop – September 30, 2017

In partnership with the Solana Center for Environmental Innovation, The Water Conservation Garden presents a FREE composting workshop! Learn all about traditional composting and vermicomposting, and how to harvest and use your compost!

Saturday, September 30 | 10 am – 12 pm
The Water Conservation Garden
12122 Cuyamaca College Dr. West
El Cajon CA 92019

Register online at: http://solanacenter.org/wcg-workshop or call (760) 436-7986 ext. 700.