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CLEEO Summit 8.0 Events

Empowering Your Community Through Higher Education: 
Creating a Pathway to Graduate School and Beyond

Webinar by Dr. Victor Rios, Associate Dean of Social Sciences and Professor of Sociology at UCSB

May 19, 2020 1:00 p.m. @ Zoom Webinar

Dr. Victor Rios will discuss strategies for staying motivated to complete college and plan for a successful future. He will discuss his research with at-promise community college transfer students and show what factors helped them make it to four-year colleges and graduate school. Dr. Rios will also discuss his work with at-promise youth and the mentoring programs he has developed. Dr. Mario Galicia, one of Dr. Rios's mentees, and a former transfer student to UCSB, will participate in the Webinar and discuss his own journey through the community college to doctorate degree pipeline. 

Paving the Pathway: Life After Transfer

Workshop by Cyndy Garcia & Christian Lozano Cuellar, CSU Long Beach

Mar. 12, 2020 at the OCC Multicultural Center, 1:00 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.

The Struggle for Land & Citizenship: The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

Lecture by Dr. Richard Griswold del Castillo

Professor of Chicana/o Studies, SDSU

Mar. 3, 2020 at the OCC Multicultural Center, 1:00 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.

CLEEO Summit 7.0 Events

Dolores Huerta: Presidential Medal of Freedom & Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award Recipient

Dec. 2, 2019 at the Robert B. Moore Theatre, 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Tattoos of the Soul: Landscapes of Life

Oct. 1, 2019 at the OCC Multicultural Center

Lecture 4:3to 5:30 p.m. 

Reception 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. ft. DJ Juan Castro

Featuring various artists and a discussion with actor Michael Flores and artist John Philip Nunez.

CLEEO Summit 6.0 Events

Discovering the Artist: Communicate & Celebrate, the Star within

March 5, 2019, 11:00 a.m. to noon at the OCC Multicultural Center 

Acclaimed actor, Pepe Serna, has appeared in more than 100 feature films and 300 television shows.  His CLEEO 6.0 presentation is titled "Discover the Artist: Communicate and Celebrate, the Star within" and will feature improvisational acting techniques that incorporate culture and focus on character education.  His breakthrough improv techniques aid sharing cultural values and traditions to build self-confidence and esteem.  His work has inspired many over 40 years, including educators, students, sports teams, and corporate professionals. CLEEO provides cultural competency opportunities for the OCC campus community and supports Latin@s academic success in higher education.

Presentation and Art Exhibit Combing Through Hystory y Nuestra Identidad

Meet the Artist!April 30, 2019, 3 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. at the OCC Multicultural Center 

Featuring local artists: Gloria Sanchez, Heriberto Luna, Jennifer Guiterrez-Morgan, and Abel Rodriguez. This event will be examining through a Latin@ lens: Gender, Sexuality, and Identity from Pre-Columbian to contemporary Latinx through art works of various mediums such as painting, drawing, crafts, and installation art. The art exhibit will be available through May 2nd.

Hosted by Eric Cuellar, Jordan Stanton, and Maria Guadalupe.

Funded by OCC Student Equity and IMC.

How I Used the Latino Double Impostor Syndrome to Fuel My Career

May 2, 2019, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the OCC Multicultural Center


Why do many Latino students, especially in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) feel unwelcome in higher education? How can Latinos feel empowered to be in charge of their own education?
Dr. David E. Hayes-Bautista, Distinguished Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, shares his personal story of how his struggles with the Latino Double Impostor Syndrome fueled his academic career in health sciences research.

While many groups can feel the Impostor Syndrome in college, Latinos have to deal with unique Latino Double Impostor Syndrome:

    • They feel they are too Mexican to be American; then
    • They feel they are too American to be Mexican.
How can Latino students feel that they "fit in" with the world of higher education? Especially in the sciences?
Dr. Hayes-Bautista shares how he found his academic leadership voice by confronting, and solving, his personal experience of the Latino Double Impostor Syndrome.  His leadership voice has guided his research career at the Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture at UCLA to achieve first-ever insights into Latinos, health and American society.

"Culture and Comics: An Artistic Journey"

OCC Multicultural Center, March 20, 2019, 2 - 3:30 P.M. 

By Javier Hernandez, Cartoonist and Author of the Comic Book Series, El Muerto.

Publisher-Los COMEX

"The Evolution of Latino Urbanism: From the Civil Rights to the Present"

OCC Multicultural Center, April 18, 2019, 3 - 4:30 P.M. 

By James Rojas, Urban Planner, Community Activist, and Artist.

Founder-Latino Urban Forum

"Authoring The Magical Mindful Day: Developing Compassion and Creativity in your Life"

OCC Multicultural Center, April 23, 2019, 3 - 4:30 P.M. 

By Deborah Salazar Shapiro, Author, Psychotherapist, Mindfulness Teacher, and Artist.

Book Author of -"The Magical Mindful Day"

"Financial Concepts and Ideas to strengthen the Latino Community"

OCC Multicultural Center, April 25, 2019, 3 - 4:30 P.M. 

By Diego Hayes-Bautista, Financial Planner.

CLEEO Summit 5.0 Events

CLEEO Summit: Celebration of Life, Remembrance of Death, and the Introduction of Afterlife - Día de Angelitos and Día de Muertos

November 1, 2018, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. at the OCC Multicultural Center

Featuring Southern California Artists:
Maria Guadalupe, Rosalie Lopez, Silvya Manquero, and Heriberto Luna

  • Tres Voces (Three Voices) 1 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Meet the Artists! 2:30 to 3 p.m.

Hosted by Eric Cuellar, Associate Professor of Counseling and CLEEO Coordinator, and Jordan Stanton, History Instructor

Sponsored by:
OCC Counseling Division
International Multicultural Committee
Funded by Office of Student Equity 

CLEEO Summit: Herstory Instead of History

November 5, 2018, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the OCC Multicultural Center

Lecture by Victor Villaseñor, NY Times Bestselling Author

Orange Coast College campus community cordially invited

Hosted by Eric Cuellar, Associate Professor of Counseling

Sponsored by OCC Counseling Division, International Multicultural Committee, and Funded by Office of Student Equity.