Multicultural Center

Purpose Statement

The Multicultural Center celebrates the diversity of our students and staff and provides support services and educational opportunities to our college community. We strive to bring awareness and support for all underrepresented groups at Clackamas Community College, including international students, students from racial and ethnic minorities, undocumented students, first-generation students, and LGBTQIA+ students. The Multicultural Center educates the college community about different cultures through monthly events and activities. Students from underrepresented populations are especially encouraged to join a leadership role within the Multicultural Center and use the center as a safe and welcoming space to gather, study, pray and learn.

Value Statement

The Multicultural Center values all peoples of the world, both as individuals and in community. We encourage individuals to explore the world and in doing so, learn more about themselves and others. In our space, we value mutual respect, communication and international understanding which celebrates a dynamic global perspective.

Goals

  • Encourage minority leadership engagement
  • Establish a safe and confidential place for students to gather, study, pray and learn
  • Provide services and support for underrepresented populations
  • Educate the college and community about different cultures through monthly events and activities
  • Promote awareness of the positive value of cultural diversity
  • Ensure that students have varied opportunities available through which to immerse themselves in diverse cultures

Upcoming Multicultural Center events

 

  • Game Nights

    Thursdays from 5-6 p.m.; join via Zoom

    Game nights are open to all CCC students as a way to connect with other students and wind down after a week of classes.

    Questions? Email mcambassadors@clackamas.edu.

  • Apr 12
    To May 12

    Ramadan

    Follow along with us on our Instagram (@mcc_clackamas) as recognize the month-long holiday of Ramadan. We especially encourage faculty to be considerate of students participating in Ramadan while taking remote classes, as this may have an impact on their ability to be fully present in the classroom.

  • May 1
    To May 31

    APIDA (Asian Pacific Islander Desi American) Heritage Month

    Join us for live virtual events each week in May including games, crafts, current events (#stopasianhate) and short films. To celebrate the month with our CCC community, we are mailing free APIDA themed gift boxes for our virtual events. Sign up for a free gift box. We are also collecting favorite APIDA-based recipes that can be shared in the gift boxes. Submit a favorite recipe of yours.

  • May 6

    Geoguessr Game

    Thursday, May 6, 5-6 p.m. | Zoom
    Join us for our weekly game night! The first game night of May will involve a game of Geoguessr featuring APIDA-based countries around the world. No prior Geoguessr experience is necessary!

  • May 14

    Origami Workshop

    Friday, May 14, 5-6 p.m. | Zoom
    Join us for an origami workshop on Zoom! No prior experience necessary. This event will be student led and will include visual step-by-step instructions.
  • May 21

    Current Events: #StopAsianHate

    Friday, May 21, 3-4 p.m. | Zoom
    In the past year, anti-Asian hate and discrimination has sky rocketed, including here in Oregon. The Multicultural Center team participated in Hollaback’s anti-Asian bystander intervention training earlier this year and would like to share what we learned with our college community.

  • May 27

    Film Screening: Kapaemahu

    Thursday, May 27, 2-3 p.m. | Zoom
    “Kapaemahu reveals the healing power of four mysterious stones on Waikiki Beach - and the legendary dual male and female spirits within them.” Kapaemahu is an animated short film created by Native Hawaiian Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu. Hinaleimoana is also mahu and wants young people to understand that the ability to embrace both the male and female aspects of their spirit is not a weakness but a strength, a reason to rejoice not to fear.

  • Jun 1
    To Jun 30

    LGBTQ+ Pride Month

    Celebrate Pride Month with us at a live virtual event. We are also mailing free Pride Month themed gift boxes for our virtual event. Sign up for a free gift box

 

  • Multicultural Center student drop-in hours

    Stop by our Zoom office and say hi! All CCC students are welcome. Join us if:

    • You want to chat and meet new people
    • You are struggling with a class
    • You want to learn about upcoming events and how to get involved
    • You have a question and don't know who to ask
    • You want assistance talking to a teacher about culture, identity, pronouns, etc.
    • Whatever you need, we'll do our best to support you!

International Week

Thank you for your interest in our annual International Week celebration! International Week: Connecting Around the World has been rescheduled to April 5-9 via Zoom. These events are free and open to the CCC Community (family friendly).

Please fill out the registration form to RSVP for events and have a chance at winning raffle prizes. After submitting, you will receive a follow-up email from our team with confirmation of your registration and a Zoom link to attend.

Multicultural Center Event Playlist

Multicultural Events for Fall Term

Hispanic American Heritage Month
National Coming Out Day
Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead
Native American Heritage Month
International Thanksgiving

Multicultural Events for Winter Term

Lunar New Year
Black History Month
International Week
Women's History Month

Multicultural Events for Spring Term

Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Heritage Month
LGBTQIA+ Pride Month
Ramadan

If you want to be notified of upcoming events, have suggestions for events we should host, or wish to help in the planning of events with the Multicultural Center Team, please stop by our office or contact us below.

Cougie!

CONTACT

Multicultural Center
Community Center, room 122
Oregon City campus
503-594-3923
mcambassadors@clackamas.edu

International Student Support
Daniela Leão
iss@clackamas.edu

Multicultural Center Assistant
Beau Gilbert
503-594-1823
beau.gilbert@clackamas.edu