EngageMe Workshops

EngageMe Workshops are open to students, staff, faculty, and community partners as we offer additional educational training in civic engagement to promote the quality of life in the community through both political and non-political processes.

Spring 2022

February

Meet the Author - Dr. Farina King

Host: Dr. Farina King
Date: Friday, February 4, 2022
Start Time: 10:00AM | End Time: 11:30 AM
Purpose: The American Indian Outreach, MCCCD, the History Program at Chandler-Gilbert Community College and the Center for Community & Civic Engagement at Mesa Community College are pleased to present Diné author, historian, and professor, Dr. Farina King, as she discusses her latest co-authored publication, Returning Home: Diné Creative Works from the Intermountain Indian School.

Please join us as we explore the lives of Diné (Navajo) youth who faced cultural and assimilationist hardships while attending the Intermountain Boarding School from 1950-1984—one of the largest federal Indian boarding schools in US history. As part of this discussion, Dr. King examines how students utilized their creative writing and visual arts to not only explore their identities but to also perpetuate their ties to home and influence Indigenous cultures.

Farina King will outline how she examined creative works, student oral history interviews, and scholarly collaboration to highlight the lived experiences of Native American boarding school students as they utilized art to create Diné Bikéyah and the kinship that defined home for them. She will also discuss how her work transitioned from a traveling museum exhibit to a published volume and outline contemporary issues and the teaching of American Indian topics across curriculums today.

About Dr. Farina King: Farina King, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, is Associate Professor of History and affiliated faculty of Cherokee and Indigenous Studies at Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, in the homelands of the Cherokee Nation and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokees. She is also the director and founder of the NSU Center for Indigenous Community Engagement. She received her Ph.D. at Arizona State University in History. King specializes in twentieth-century Native American Studies, especially American Indian boarding school histories. She is also the author of an earlier work entitled, The Earth Memory Compass: Diné Landscapes and Education in the Twentieth Century, and co-author with Michael P. Taylor and James R. Swensen of Returning Home: Diné Creative Works from the Intermountain Indian School (November 2021). She is the current President of the Southwest Oral History Association.

Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement
Flyer: Dr Farina King Meet the Author Feb 4
Link: https://tinyurl.com/Meet-the-AuthorDrKing

Moderator Training

Host: Deanna Villanueva-Saucedo Community Engagement Director at Maricopa Community Colleges
Date: Friday, April 8, 2022
Start Time: 12:00 PM | End Time: 2:00 PM
Purpose: This forum provides an opportunity for citizens of diverse views to join together to deliberate and to have a dialogue that is reasoned and nonpartisan. This allows people to get past heated debate and instead, consider issues from multiple angles. This also allows them to better find common ground for action. Whether you are interested in convening public forums, helping citizens discuss difficult issues, learn a new skill set or in enhance existing facilitation skills, this forum will help you to be able to incorporate public deliberation into your workgroups, club, committee or community – join us for this unique, interactive training.
Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement
Flyer: Moderator Training April 2022
Link: TBA Register 4/01/2022 at https://tinyurl.com/ModeratorTraining-Registration

 

Fall 2021

September

Voter Education Workshop

Host: Avery Xola - Voter Education Specialist - AZ Clean Elections
Date: Monday, September 13, 2021
Start Time: 3:00 PM | End Time: 4:30 PM
Purpose: Avery Xola is currently responsible for educating Arizona citizens on the electoral process and creating educational materials for the public.
Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement
Flyer:Voter Education EngageMe Flyer
Link: WebEx Link

Deputy Registrar Full Certification Class

Host: Maricopa County Recorder's Office
Date: Thursday, September 16
Start Time: 12:00 PM | End Time: 2:00 PM
Purpose: Includes a certification quiz and role play of common voter registration scenarios. Also volunteer who are certified can assist at official MCRO events, including naturalizations, projects within the office.
Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement
Flyer: Deputy Registrar EngageMe Flyer
Link: Registration Link **Event link will be email the day before the event** Registration Deadline September 15, 2021

Moderator Training

Host: Deanna Villanueva-Saucedo Community Engagement Director at Maricopa Community Colleges
Date: Friday, September 24
Start Time: 12:00 PM | End Time: 2:00 PM
Purpose: This forum provides an opportunity for citizens of diverse views to join together to deliberate and to have a dialogue that is reasoned and nonpartisan. This allows people to get past heated debate and instead, consider issues from multiple angles. This also allows them to better find common ground for action. Whether you are interested in convening public forums, helping citizens discuss difficult issues, learn a new skill set or in enhance existing facilitation skills, this forum will help you to be able to incorporate public deliberation into your workgroups, club, committee or community – join us for this unique, interactive training.
Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement
Flyer: Moderator Training EngageMe Flyer
Link: Registration Link: **Event link will be email the day before the event** Registration Deadline September 23, 2021

October

Grenada Simulation

Host: Vicente Ortiz, Newman Civic Fellow and Megan Gately, Associate Director of Education - School Programs with The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute
Date: Friday, October 22
Start Time: 12:00 PM | End Time: 2:00 PM
Purpose: The Grenada simulation allows students to face the responsibilities and challenges faced by the Executive Branch, military, and media. Students will have the opportunity to role play in a realistic, interactive environment. The historical scenario centers on the military action taken on the island of Grenada in October of 1983. Students become advisors to the President, top level military officials, members of the White House Press Corps, or even President Reagan! Along with a combination of pre-visit curriculum materials and post-visit activities, students will practice and improve their critical thinking and decision-making skills.
Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement
Flyer:Grenada Simulation EngageMe Workshop
Link: Registration Link: **Event link will be emailed to all those RSVP**
Registration Deadline: October 15, 2021

November

Moderator Training

Host: Deanna Villanueva-Saucedo Community Engagement Director at Maricopa Community Colleges
Date: Friday, November 12
Start Time: 12:00 PM | End Time: 2:00 PM
Purpose: This forum provides an opportunity for citizens of diverse views to join together to deliberate and to have a dialogue that is reasoned and nonpartisan. This allows people to get past heated debate and instead, consider issues from multiple angles. This also allows them to better find common ground for action. Whether you are interested in convening public forums, helping citizens discuss difficult issues, learn a new skill set or in enhance existing facilitation skills, this forum will help you to be able to incorporate public deliberation into your workgroups, club, committee or community – join us for this unique, interactive training.
Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement
Flyer: Moderator Training EngageMe Flyer
Link:
Register 11/10/2021 at https://tinyurl.com/ModeratorTraining-Registration
Event Link: https://tinyurl.com/ModeratorTraining-Nov12

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To request accommodations or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact getengaged@mesacc.edu.