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Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

David Everitt & jrobert Dobbson, astronomy staff

Monday, August 21, 2017

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
College of Marin, Kentfield
In front of Science, Math, Nursing Building

Free and open to COM students, staff, and faculty

Here comes the sun...not!

Hidden Sun! Come view the solar eclipse with astronomy professors who can answer questions and ensure safety. The eclipse begins at 9:01 AM and ends at 11:36 AM, with the maximum eclipse at 10:15. Safe-viewing glasses will be provided. What better way to begin the academic year than to experience this rare heavenly spectacle together with your College of Marin community?


Hidden Figures:
Book Giveaway

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

College of Marin Library, Indian Valley

For students, staff, and faculty

Thursday, September 7, 2017
Change of time and venue to support DACA Walk Out, 11:00-12:00, with DACA Forum in Deedy Lounge to follow:

12:00-1:00 Deedy Lounge, near cafeteria
1:00-3:00 Kentfield Campus Library

For students, staff, and faculty


Book Cover

Hidden Figures! You are invited to get a free copy of the book. Keep it as long as you like. When you are done, you might want to pass it on to a friend or bring it back to the library for someone else to read.


Love Cemetery:  
Unburying the Secret History of Slaves

China Galland, Author

Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 1:00-2:00
College of Marin Library, Kentfield

Free and open to the public


Picture of Love Cemetery Book Cover

Hidden Heritage! Though Love Cemetery is set in a remote part of rural East Texas, the story of Love—a historic black cemetery—is really a quintessential American story of land theft, racism and environmental destruction that plays out in different versions whether in New Orleans, LA, Standing Rock in the Dakotas, or in the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean.  Ms. Galland will discuss her book and share footage from her documentary film in progress, Resurrecting Love.  China Galland is the prize-winning author of several non-fiction works including Longing for DarknessTara and the Black Madonna and The Bond Between WomenA Journey to Fierce Compassion.  




Hidden Figures:
Open Book Discussions

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
College of Marin Library, Indian Valley

Free and open to the public

Thursday, September 21, 2017
College of Marin Library, Kentfield

Free and open to the public

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Hidden Figures! Join us as we take a first stab at discussing the book. Haven’t started reading yet? No problem: join us anyway! We will watch a short video interview of Margot Lee Shetterly, the author. We’ll talk about whatever aspects of the book that you’d like to explore, including characters, events, and themes in the book. Librarian-moderated group discussion.




Mission San Rafael Arcángel:
Who Had the Power?

Betty Goerke, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology

Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 1:00-2:00
College of Marin Library, Kentfield
Free and open to the public

Picture of Betty Goerke

Hidden History! To mark the 200th anniversary of the founding of Mission San Rafael Arcángel, come hear a lecture by Betty Goerke, author of Chief Marin: Leader, Rebel, and Legend. Goerke taught anthropology and archaeology at the College of Marin for over thirty years. She has conducted archaeological fieldwork in California, Colorado, Greece, Holland, Kenya, and India, and has authored books and articles and produced several videotapes.



Creating a More Equitable Environment:
Faculty Flex/Classified Staff Professional Development Day

Arnita Porter, West L.A. College &
Paula Brown, L.A. Harbor College

Wednesday, October 4
COM faculty, staff, and administrators



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Arnita Porter

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Paula Brown

Hidden Possibilities! Arnita Porter from West L.A. College and Paula Brown from L.A. Harbor College will be working with faculty, staff, and administrators to increase awareness of and understanding about issues of equity and its impact on students and employees. Arnita and Paula are co-coordinators for the California Community Success Network's (3CSN) Equity Community of Practice and are trained in Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning (CRTL). This event is for COM faculty, staff, and administrators.



Hidden Figures:
Math Jeopardy

Andrea Wang, Professor of Mathematics

Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 10:00-11:00
College of Marin Library, Kentfield
Free and open to the public

Image of the Quadratic Equation

Hidden Answers! Come join us as students from Professor Andrea Wang’s MATH 103 course battle it out algebraically. Answer: “A method that can be used to solve any quadratic equation.” Question: “What is the quadratic formula?” Competition, prizes, and laughs.  



This is What a Feminist Looks Like at College of Marin:
A Panel Discussion

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 12:30-2:00
Deedy Lounge, Student Services Building,
College of Marin, Kentfield
Free and open to the public

Free lunch

Watch the video of the presentation

Hidden Power! Please join Students for Social Justice for a panel of CoM students, faculty, administrators and staff you may know who are feminists to learn a little about them and talk about a simple word that is sometimes misunderstood. Hosted by Students for Social Justice. Lunch provided through a generous grant by ASCOM.


Censored 2018: Press Freedoms in a "Post-Truth" Society:
The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of 2016-2017

Susan Rahman, Professor of Behavioral Sciences
Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 7:00-8:30 PM
College of Marin Library, Kentfield
Free and open to the public

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Hidden News! Join Susan Rahman, authors, and editors as we celebrate the launch of Censored 2018. The annual yearbook from Project Censored features the year's most underreported news stories, striving to unmask censorship, self-censorship, and propaganda in corporate-controlled media outlets. Featuring the top 25 most underreported stories, as voted by scholars, journalists, and activists across the country and around the world, as well as chapters exploring timely issues from the previous year with more in-depth analysis. 

"[Censored] should be affixed to the bulletin boards in every newsroom in America. And, perhaps, read aloud to a few publishers and television executives."--RALPH NADER


Cinematic Nihilism:
Encounters, Confrontations, Overcomings

John Marmysz, Professor of Philosophy
Thursday, October 26, 2017, 11:30-12:30
College of Marin Library, Kentfield
Free and open to the public

Watch video of this presentation

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Hidden Philosophy! Exposing and Illustrating how an ongoing engagement with nihilistic alienation may contribute to, rather than detract from, the value of life, Cinematic Nihilism: Encounters, Confrontations, Overcomings both challenges and builds upon past scholarship that has scrutinized nihilism in the media, but which has generally over-emphasized its negative and destructive aspects. John Marmysz holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from SUNY Buffalo.

Telescope Viewing Party:
Up on the Roof

David Everitt, Professor of Astronomy
Monday, October 30, 2017, 6:45 PM - 9:00 PM
College of Marin, Kentfield
Roof of Science, Math, Nursing Building
Free and open to the public


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Hidden Skies! Come join us as Professor David Everitt leads us in viewing the heavens. Drop in and take a look through a telescope, learn about constellations, and observe the moon, stars, and other objects in the night sky, including possibly Saturn.  If you’d like to learn about setting up the telescope, please come at 6:15. Take the central elevator to the roof. Dress warmly.

Hidden Figures:
Open Book Discussion

David King, Professor of English
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
College of Marin Library, Kentfield
Free and open to the public

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Hidden Insights! Join us as David King, Professor of English, leads us in a wide ranging discussion of the book. What do you think about the book? What do you like? What do you want to know more about?  Your thoughts might be just what someone else needs to hear, so come!

Nostos Literary Journal: Readings
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
College of Marin Library, Kentfield
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Nostos: Poetry, Fiction, and Art
Edited by Lawrence Tjernell
Published by Longship Press

Nostos is a collection of art, poetry, and short fiction. Published twice each year, Nostos is a print-only journal for those who love words and art offered on the printed page with its texture, suppleness, and beauty.

In the inaugural edition of Nostos, seven poets (including B. H. Fairchild, Rebecca Foust, and Lisa Rappoport), a short story author (James Tipton), an essayist (Tony Johnson), and an artist (Lorna Stevens) grapple with the idea of nostos, homecoming. They craft images and impressions of the journey home, the homecoming, and the very idea of home itself.

In another homecoming of sorts, current and retired instructors of College of Marin who have contributed to the journal will read selected works and other of their poems and stories. Marin County Poet Laureate Rebecca Foust will read and — in collaboration with artist Lorna Stevens — will talk about the representation of nostos in words and art.


Hidden Figures:
Open Book Discussion

Meg Pasquel, English & College Skills
Thursday, November 16, 2017
8:30-10:00 AM
College of Marin Library, Kentfield
Free and open to the public

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Hidden Themes! Professor Meg Pasquel will lead us on an early morning spirited romp through Hidden Figures. Share your responses to the book or movie and hear what others have to say. What does it mean to problematize a book or a movie? Can we be inspired by something and problematize it at the same time? This will be our last COMmon Read event until the Spring Semester, so don’t miss it!

Bob Marley and the Wailers:
The Ultimate Illustrated History

Richie Unterberger, Author
Friday, October 13 November 17, 2017, 1:00-2:30
Rescheduled due to wildfires.
College of Marin Library, Kentfield
Free and open to the public

Picture of Bob Marley Book Cover

Hidden Music! Richie Unterberger will discuss his book, Bob Marley and the Wailers: The Ultimate Illustrated History. Richie Unterberger has been writing about little-known and well-known rock and popular music of all kinds for more than 25 years. He regularly presents events featuring rare rock films in the San Francisco Bay area and elsewhere.


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