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Event held at Sierra CollegeA Week of Latino History, Culture and Significance

The Student Success Scorecard hints at the richness of diversity that uniquely defines Sierra College. As a college campus of higher learning, our obligation is to enhance knowledge by providing innovative and real-life programs of study for students and surrounding communities.

One distinct example is La Semana Latina: A Week of Latino History, Culture and Significance.

During the month of March, Sierra College schedules an annual series of student programs and activities to help in our understanding of the beauty, complexity and diversity of the Latino community. Cited by the U.S. Census Bureau as the largest ethnic minority group in the nation, it is easy to see how the value of our understanding becomes essential and meaningful.

Please accept our invitation to visit and learn about the American experience of being Latino.


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A Conversation and Book Signing Session with Rabbi Michael Lerner, Ph.D.

Rabbi LernerRecipient of the Martin Luther King Jr. / Mahatma Gandhi Peace Award

Thursday, March 31, 2016, Weaver Hall, Room W-110, 3:30-5:00pm

This year’s topic for the César Chávez Higher Education Speaker Series is Israel and Palestine: A Dialogue for Peace. Following our Speaker Series, a special Conversation and Book Signing session is scheduled with Rabbi Michael Lerner, author of the national bestseller, The Left Hand of God: Taking Back our Country from the Religious Right. Rabbi Lerner, was acknowledged as one of the most significant rabbis in America by Newsweek Magazine in 2007 and 2008.

Rabbi Michael Lerner will present his most recent book, Embracing Israel/Palestine: A Strategy to Heal and Transform the Middle East, which was published by North Atlantic Books in 2012. Over the years Lerner has been a guest on many national and international television shows, including Larry King Live, CNN News, Meet the Press, Bill Moyers Journal, and more.

Other Publications:

  • The Left Hand of God: Taking Back Our Country from the Religious Right (2006)
  • The Geneva Accord: And Other Strategies for Healing the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (2004)
  • Healing Israel/Palestine: A Path to Peace and Reconciliation (2003)
  • Spirit Matters: Global Healing and the Wisdom of the Soul (2000)
  • The Politics of Meaning: Restoring Hope and Possibility in an Age of Cynicism (1996)
  • Jews and Blacks: Let the Healing Begin (1995) - by Michael Lerner and Cornel West
  • Jewish Renewal: A Path to Healing and Transformation (1994)
  • The Socialism of Fools: Anti-Semitism on the Left (1992)
  • Surplus Powerlessness: The Psychodynamics of Everyday Life and the Psychology of Individual and Social Transformation (1986)

Sponsored by:

Associated Students at Sierra College, Equal Employment Opportunity Committee, Puente Club.

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