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SPE Multicultural Caucus News and Updates! 

The Multicultural Caucus supports and promotes multicultural image makers and image making in regional, national, and international contexts. It functions as a venue for the discussion of cultural issues by people of diverse cultural backgrounds; and confronts visual, educational, and social-political issues with integrity, honesty, and justice.

Everyone is welcome!

Co-Chair: Marivi Ortiz -
Co-Chair: Michael Darough -

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Join us for the following member events at the 2019 SPE 56Th annual conference.                                               

Friday March 08

9:00 AM-10:00 AM

Members panel

Location: Hope Ballroom-on Main Stage 1

 Join members Michael Darough, Arthur Fields, Lamia Khorshid, and Marivi Ortiz, as they discuss developing an inclusive classroom while incorporating the arts.

1:30 PM- 2:30 pm

Multicultural caucus annual meeting

Location: Veterans CD

Join us for an update on caucus news and informational access on how to prepare for an interview/set up a portfolio for an interview and how to seek out mentorships.

We will be voting on several open positions in leadership! Position includes: new Co-Chair, two-person social media representative, and Secretary. Let's set ourselves up for success!

6:45 PM-8:00 PM

Combined Caucus Meet & Greet with the SPE media festival filmmakers and jurors

Location: Cleveland Convention Center Gallery

 Saturday March 09

 11:10 AM- 11:30 AM

Caucus Coffee Meet-up (Break begins at 11:02 to be exact!)

Location: Hotel Lobby

Come mingle and meet other members in a casual setting before heading out to the next conference session!

 7:30 PM-9: 30 PM

Combined Caucus Exhibition reception

Location: Cleveland Convention Center Gallery

The Exhibition was facilitated by Sheryl Anaya, Stephanie Brown, Diane Durant, and Amy Stevens, and juried by SPACES Executive Director, Christina Vassallo.

We would love to see your pictures taken at the conference-use the # below!

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2016 MCC @ SPE Las Vegas

The 2017 MCC Annual Conference Pic

Co-chair Marivi Ortiz-Shoda sharing a moment with Dr. Debra Willis

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