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The Arts and Sciences Division presents the third Take A Stand! Sit In! virtual symposium on Nov. 22-23. Two days of engaging sessions about social justice, equity or race featuring LCC faculty, staff and community artists – and you! A complete schedule is now available.

This two-day symposium is held every fall and spring semester. Inspired by the Scholar Strike Initiative and LCC’s own Take A Stand! Sit In!, LCC employees and invited guest artists present sessions related to social justice, equity, or race that reflect their passion on a subject, engage our LCC community in activities or discussions, and promote a greater degree of clarity on a contemporary issue. The symposium begins and ends with featured local artists, reflecting our commitment to incorporating community and creative voices into these learning conversations.  Take A Stand! Sit In! offers a platform for others to Sit In if you are willing to Take A Stand.

Everyone is invited! Here is a list of sessions, presenters and WebEx links:


Welcoming Session – 9:30 to 10

10 to 11:30 a.m. – Creating Culture: Chopped and Looped (Production & Rap Workshop), presenter: James Gardin, guest artist

12:00 to 1:30 p.m. – The Moment You Become a Refugee, presenters: Joshua Alan Ehm and Elizabeth Clifford

Lunch – 1:30 to 2:00

2:00 to 4:30 p.m. – Film – The Sentence & Conversation with Director: Rudy Valdez; presenter: Rudy Valdez, guest artist; film at 2 p.m., conversation at 3:30 p.m.


Welcoming Session – 9:30 to 10

10 to 11:30 a.m. – Finding Your Passion through Podcasting, presenters: Layne Ingram and Dr. Steve Robinson

12:00 to 1:30 – The Politics of Grace in a Cancel Culture World, presenter: Brad Hicks

Lunch – 1:30 to 2:00 p.m.

2:00 to 3:30 p.m. – Redlining and the Generational Wealth Gap, presenter: Colleen Thomas

4:00 to 5:30 p.m. – Boarding Schools: History, Cultural Knowledge, and the Impact on American Education, presenter: Melinda Hernandez    

6:00 to 7:30 p.m. – Illegal Airwaves, presenter: Roosevelt Belton Jr., guest artist

Visit the Take A Stand! Sit In! website for detailed information about each session and bios of the presenters. You’ll also find recordings of Spring 2021 and Fall 2020 events’ sessions.

Take A Stand! Sit In! is supported by the LCC Foundation and a Star Day of Giving grant.