The RVCC podcast series includes lectures,interviews, event recordings and other items of interest to the College community. You can choose to subscribe to our podcast or simply click on the individual mp3 audio files to listen right away.
"RVCC: Beyond the Image Panel Discussion" (video) Moderated by project managers Shay Wadher-Pagare and Prof. Karen Gaffney, this panel discussion is composed of students who participated in the Beyond the Image photographic project displayed on campus. Micro-messages, or micro-agressions, are subtle comments that reinforce negative stereotypes. Student discussed their personal stories about specific micro-messages to raise awareness about implicit bias and stereotypes. Additional photographys and video about the project titled RVCC: Beyond the Image can be found on the project's tumblr page. Recorded on September 9, 2014.
"The Bilingual Mind: An analysis of our ability to learn a second language and the effects it has on our minds." (video) presented by RVCC student Nick Hollingsworth. This presentation is an Honors Science Seminar student presentation. This lecture is part of the RVCC Science Seminar Series. Recorded April 30, 2014.
"Rednecks, Asian Overachievers, and Illegals: How American Culture Divides and Conquers" (video) Presented by RVCC Professor of English, Dr. Karen Gaffney. We frequently hear that racism is no longer a serious problem and that our class structure is fair, despite considerable evidence to the contrary. Why do these myths persist? This workshop will present an answer to that question by focusing on three stereotypes that perpetuate these myths: poor whites as "redneck," Asian Americans as "overachievers," and Latinos as "illegals." Prof. Gaffney is the author of the blog Divided No Longer http://dividednolonger.com/ which is based on her research and activism. Recorded April 23, 2014.