Butte College Diversity Days is taking place now through April 8 at the main campus, 3536 Butte Campus Drive in Oroville with specials events held at the Chico Center, 2320 Forest Avenue. This week, the Campus Center is featuring music, food, and Associated Students Club booths, including an “express opinion” booth where students can express opinions about diversity, a student poster exhibit. A T-shirt booth will also be available for students to write stereotypes they face.
On Thursday, April 7 a series of workshops will be offered inside the Center for Excellence at 11 a.m., 12:30 and 2 p.m. The first workshop features the Science of Healthy Living by Bharathi Ravi. At 12:30 p.m., a workshop on Native American Local History by Connecting Circles of Care will take place. At 2 p.m., keynote speaker Amer Ahmed will present, “Islam: Beyond the Myths, Breaking Down the Barriers.” Ahmed will provide an engaging multi-media presentation addressing a range of questions regarding Muslim people in the United States inside the ARTS building, black box theatre. Later that afternoon, the film, “Farewell my Concubine” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. inside the Chico Center, 2320 Forest Avenue in Room 116. On Friday, April 8, from 7- midnight, a Drag Ball will be sponsored by the Gay Straight Alliance at the Chico Center.