Tuesday, November 2

10:00 am-12:00 pm
"Confronting Racism through Integrating History, and Mental Health and Legal Principles, Strategies, and Reforms," Tom Scheuermann [Toni Peterson], ZOOM

Tom ScheuermannThis session will address various historical/societal, group and individual impacts of racism in the U.S., including racial discrimination and disparities, with particular focus on the harms of racism experienced as traumatic stress by individuals and groups of color, specifically African Americans. Mental health and legal implications and strategies will be presented, based primarily on two publications co-authored (with Robert T. Carter, Ph.D.) by the presenter: The book, Confronting Racism: Integrating Mental Health Research into Legal Strategies and Reforms (Routledge, 2020) and Legal and Policy Standards for Addressing Workplace Racism: Employer Liability and Shared Responsibility for Race-Based Traumatic Stress (University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class, 2012). Q & A time will be included in this 2-part, 2-hour session.

Tom serves on the Graduate Faculty of the College Student Services Administration (CSSA) master's program in the School of Language, Culture and Society/College of Liberal Arts at Oregon State University, where his teaching includes courses in the law of higher education (1994-present), and American higher education history (1999-2019); and on the U.S. Supreme Court (Honors College, Spring 2021-present). From 1994-2013, Tom was Director of University Housing and Dining Services at OSU, while serving on the faculty of the College of Education. In Spring 2016, Tom served as the interim director of Housing and Community Life at Willamette University. Tom’s scholarship focuses on legal issues in higher education; race, racism and related law/policy; supervision and management, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is co-author with Dr. Robert T. Carter of the book, Confronting Racism: Integrating Mental Health Research into Legal Strategies and Reforms (Routledge, 2020). Tom received his B.S. in psychology and M.A. in higher education from Ohio State University, and J.D. from the Catholic University of America School of Law. He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and U.S. Supreme Court Bar. Tom and his family live in Salem and Los Angeles.

Tuesday, November 9

10:00 am-11:00 am
"Fender's Blue Butterfly," Michelle St. Martin, Chris Seals [Judy Gram], ZOOM
Michelle St. Martin Chris SealsFender's blue butterfly, which was thought to be extinct by the late 1930's, was rediscovered in the Willamette Valley, including at Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge. In 2000, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service lsited the species as endangered, primarily due to habitat loss. Since then, landowners, conservation agencies, businesses, and other federal agencies have come together to restore and maintain upland prairies and oak savannahs. Come and learn about the current population status of Fender's blue butterfly, active management occurring in and around Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge, and what you can do to help.

Michelle recently joined the the Office of Fish and Wildlife Service, in Portland, as a wildlife biologist for the Willamette Valley. Although she is new to the Willamette Valley, she has been working for the Fish and Wildlife Service up in Alaska for the past 11 years on recovery of listed species. Chris, Refuge Manager at Baskett Sough, has worked on prairie, oak, and rare species conservation on public and private lands in the Willamette Valley since 2001.

11:00 am-12:00 pm
"Oregon Black History: 450 Years in 45 Minutes," Zachary Stocks [Judy Gram], ZOOM
Zachary Stocks Oregon Black Pioneers is Oregon's only historical society dedicated to preserving and presenting experiences if African Americans statewide. Inspired by the tenacity of Black Oregonians who have faced discrimination and hardships to make a life for themselves here over the past 400 years, their sacrifices are honored by remembering their stories and sharing them with the public.

Zachary Stocks in the Executive Director of Oregon Black Pioneers, a nonprofit organization. He graduated with a degree in anthropology from William and Mary and a Master's in Museology fromthe University of Washington.

Tuesday, November 16

10:00 am-11:00 am
"Viticulture in Oregon: What Makes Oregon Terrior Special," Mark Chien [Toni Peterson], ZOOM
Summary: Since the early wine pioneers arrived in Oregon in the 1960s, growers and wine makers realized that there is something unique about the state's varied soils and climates. From Pinot Noir in the Willamette Valley, to Tempranillo in southern Oregon and Syrah in the Walla Walla Valley, Oregon vineyards are able to produce grapes that have a characteristic Oregon signature that is distinct from other great wine regions that grow these same varieties. We will look down into the soil, and up to the sky, to try to understand the environmental qualities that contribute to Oregon's distinctive wines that have attracted admirers around the globe. We will also get a brief history of the wine industry, how it got here and grew to what it is today.

Mark Chien grew up in New England and worked for 40 years in the wine industry. He fell in love with vineyards in Europe and attended the viticulture graduate program at the University of California at Davis. He was a wine grower for 20 years on Long Island and at Temperance Hill Vineyard in West Salem. He earned a master’s degree in Agricultural Extension and Education at Penn State University while serving as statewide viticulture extension agent, and later became program coordinator of the Oregon Wine Research Institute at OSU. He currently serves as the administrative office manager at OSU Marion County Extension Service in Salem. He lives in West Salem with his wife Judith and Mandy the black and white cat.
11:00 am-12:00 pm
"Teaching Personality With Gracefulness," Barbara Sellers-Young [Judy Gram], ZOOM
Barbara Sellers-Young Fujima (1923-2015) was born Hidekko Fujita in 1923 in Yamaguchi, Japan, near Hiroshima. She trained in Nhion Buto, a dance style adopted from Kabukim a classical Japanese theater form. She was trained under the traditional master/student style in Japan from the age of 6. Her education was comprised of a rigorous schedule of lessons that began after the end of her regular school day. She was licenses to teach in the Fujima school of dance in 1946. After marriage, she moved to Ontario, Oregon in 1960. For 40 years she taught Nihon Buyo in Ontario, Oregon and also taught in Portland, Oregon and Spokane, Washington. When asked what she hoped her students would learnm she replied "personality with gracefulness". This presentation discusses Kanriye Fujima's life as a shin issei (New first generation) immigrant and what she meant by personality with gracefulness.

Barbara Sellers-Young joined ICL in 2019. She is Professor Emerita, School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design of York University, Toronto.

Tuesday, November 23

10:00 am-11:00 am
"Penguins: Flightless Birds of the Southern Hemisphere," Judy Gram [Judy Gram], ZOOM
gram_judy.jpg From the Galapagos Penguins at the Equator to the great Emperor Penguins of Antarctica to tiny islands south of New Zealand. We will explore the adaptations, habitats, and characteristics of these special birds.

Judy Gram is an ICL Member. She is a Co-Director of ICL's Curriculum Services.
11:00 am-12:00 pm
"ICL Program: General Meeting," Joan Robinson [ICL Board], ZOOM
Joan Robinson This overview will contain our mission and goals for the ICL Program, as well as electing people to all Board positions. We will be electing two new Curriculum Co-Directors, and a new Director of Secratarial Services. The current Curriculum Co-Director will present the schedule for the Spring Semester.

Executive Director Joan Robinson will lead the meeting.

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