IC Programs: Collective Hour, Invest, Feel Good Friday, Fac Chats and more!

The IC hosts and organizes many co-curricular programs, such as Invest sessions, that enhance classroom learning and raise awareness about social justice issues. 

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INVEST sessions are student-led facilitations that address current hot button issues, social justice awareness and multiple and intersecting identities. 

Upcoming INVEST sessions:

  • TBD for Jan Term 2022


'20-'21 Virtual Invest session recordings:

  • Behind Closed Doors: The Sociopolitical Position of Sex Workers


  • ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL: Distance Learning and its Relationship with Accessibility (3/24)








COLLECTIVE HOUR sessions are monthly, affinity-based, community  spaces where folks of specific salient identities and experiences can come together to talk, vent, or destress. Each of our three Collective Hours will be hosted by an IC student staff member who belongs to the community of focus. 

   Remaining Fall 2021 Collective Hour sessions:

  • Growing Up Rural - 10/28, 11/18 - 5-6pm (IC)
  • Exploring Masculinity: Cis Men's Space for Identity Examination - 11/29 - 5-6pm (IC)


Feel Good Friday is the IC's fun social event held every first Friday of the month for students to build community, have fun and decompress after a long week. 

The next Feel Good Friday is:

  • Friday, December 3rd - 12:30-2:00pm - "Frosty Fun Friday" w/ PRIDE & International Club
    • Come celebrate the end of fall semester with winter activitie like cookie decorating, jewlery making, reflection/affirmation snowflakes while also enjoying free food and music.  ALL ARE WELCOME!

Fac Chats

You are invited to our riveting new faculty series Fac Chats, which highlights critical and current research being conducted by SMC faculty. 

Co-sponsored by the Intercultural Center and the SMC library Fac Chats is designed as a showcase for some of the critical approaches to research that SMC faculty accomplish behind the scenes, and as a forum for faculty, students, and staff from different disciplines to learn together in community and explore ideas that you might not encounter in class. They're sort of like TED Talks, in that they take some pretty complex ideas and present them in an accessible way--but we get the chance to go even deeper, with 30 minutes for the conversation and 15 minutes for Q&A.

     SPRING 2021 VIRTUAL Fac Chat sessions: TBD


    • Everyone Counts! Understanding and Changing the World with Mathematics - Professor Mary Raygoza -  VIDEO RECORDING



    • Leading from the Inside Out: Contemplative Justice as Radical Self-care for BIPOC Activists - Dr.  Zahra Ahmed (Politics) - VIDEO RECORDING
    • Recognizing and Expanding Competence: Supporting Language Development Through Science - Dr. Laura Alvarez (KSOE) - VIDEO RECORDING