Anthropology Department presents the hidden social costs of OC

Cathy Lee Taylor

On Monday, Nov. 5 through Thursday, Nov. 8 students can learn more about the social costs of living in Orange County thorugh the Ethnic Studies Program, a division of the Anthropology department at Saddleback College.
Anthropology  investigates the biological and cultural life of human beings in all times and places. Students learn to appreciate other ways of life including various belief systems and knowledge.
At Saddleback College, students learn about four fields of anthropological discipline: cultural, archaeology, linguistic and biological. There is also an emphasis on study of contemporary issues such as social mvoements, human rights and political conflict.
If you want to learn more about the county in which you live, come join us on:
Monday, Nov. 5 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for a discussion on Addiction and Recovery in the HS 145 building. A film about drug abuse called, “Overtaken,” will be shown and a discussion will follow in BGS 356.
On Tuesday, Nov. 6 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. you can join Allison Jobin in the room 212 of the SSC building for a discussion regarding mental illness and how to help children with autism.
Also on Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. there will be a presentation on Mental Illness and Law Enforcement: Erasing the Stigma in HS 145.
If you haven’t heard about the film called, “Homeless: The Motel Kids of Orange County,” please come to see what is happening in your own backyard from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in SSC 212.
On Thursday, Nov. 8 from noon to 1:30 p.m. thre will be videos available regarding bullying and anti-gay violence in HS 145.
Also on Thursday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. there will be a film about transgendered individuals and a discussion with College Carpenter about his experiences in BGS 356. The film is called “Becoming Me: The Gender Within.”
Professor Claire Cesareo-Silva, Dept of Anthropology 949 582-4739
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