On Thursday, April 3, "Phenomenon 2014" will take place at Northwest Vista College, NVC. The seminars, workshops and sessions are designed to encourage students to use thier voice for social justice.
LightingCloud, a Native American, hip-hop group will headline a concert on April 3 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the NVC campus. LigthingCloud recently won "Best Hip-Hop Album" at the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards. They also perform tracks produced by award-winning producer and artist Timberland.
Phenomenon 2014 is a collaborative effort from NVC's Peace and Conflict Studies program, The Inspiration Center and the Native American Identity Empowerment Movement.
The Purpose of Phenomenon 2014 is to:
-Teach faculty and staff how to build a campus environment that fosters the creation of student-led activism
-Encourage college students to use their unique experiences and struggles as a springboard to wok toward social justice
-Facilitate networking initiatives for students so that the can create awareness through their actions
-Empower 150 students, 8th - 10th grade, with skills and examples of how to tap into their abilities, overcome struggles and self-express through art
11 a.m to 12:30 p.m. - LightingCloud concert at the lawn in front of the Cypress Campus Center
1 p.m. to 2 p.m. - Innovation Center/Manzanillo Hall - "Diversity Dialogue: Identity, Empowerment, and Activism" - Faculty and staff from St. Mary's University and Northwest Vista College, along with LightningCLoud's MC Red CLoud, will share their expreiences and knowledge on how to teach students to use their voice for social justice.