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COSI (Conversations on Social Issues)

Most Thursdays at noon; Virtually on Zoom (unless otherwise noted)

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Find recordings, presenter slides (if provided), and recommended resources for the Library's monthly COSI events: 

Speakers: Katy Dichter, Dave Ellenwood, Alyssa Jocson Porter, and Althea Lazzaro - Faculty Librarians at Seattle Colleges

Speakers: Dawnelle Wilkie and Angela Valadez, Members of the Puget Sound Mobilization for Reproductive Justice (and Seattle Central College staff and student colleagues!)

Speaker: Tiffani McCoy - Advocacy Director for Real Change and Campaign Co-chair for House Our Neighbors!  

Speaker: Dennis Denman, Director of Student Leadership, Seattle Central College

Speakers: Vero Barrera-Kolb and Anna Hackman – Seattle Central College Humanities Faculty and Members of AFT1789

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Web Resources

Video Archive

Watch videos of past conversations on our Youtube channel.

Schedule

COSI Schedule Fall 2022

Why COSI?

BACKGROUND

Why does the library host Conversations on Social Issues? Libraries in America promote the freedom of information and the open exchange of ideas. Though none of us will agree with everything that is written in all the library’s books and databases, we provide them so the community we serve can learn from a wide range of viewpoints. This same philosophy is expressed by providing space for a discussion series on social issues. By providing a forum for the exchange of ideas we are able to learn from the experiences and expertise of our Seattle Central College community. At the COSI sessions, everyone should feel free to express their own opinion and be respectful of what others have to say.

Click COSI Archives to browse sessions by quarter, starting from winter 2013. These topic guides all include recommended sources for further information, and some also provide session recordings and/or presentation slides.