Clark College to host international events

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Several free public events, including a film screening, music, speakers and panel discussions, are scheduled Nov. 18-21 for International Education Week at Clark College, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way.

• Nov. 18: Oregon Book Award winners Ismet Prcic (for fiction) and Zachary Schomburg (for poetry) will read from their work. Prcic, a theater instructor at Clark, has been recognized for his debut novel, "Shards," which draws from his childhood in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

• Nov. 19: Members of The Slants, a Chinatown dance-rock band, discuss their role as Asian-American musicians and their dispute with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office over the band's name. The band will perform in Gaiser Student Center.

• Nov. 19: Erika Nava, a Spanish instructor at Clark, will discuss how online learning is being used to teach foreign languages.

• Nov. 20: Instructors, students and others will read favorite poems or short stories by international writers and/or in various languages in an international read-in.

• Nov. 21: Senegalese musician Parfait Bassale will perform at noon in Gaiser Student Center. Bassale uses music in international conflict resolution.

• Nov. 21: The Clark College Spanish Club will screen "Santo Contra las Mujeres Vampiro" ("Santo Versus the Vampire Women"). Free pan dulce and coffee will be served.For a list of events, visit www.clark.edu/cc/ieweek. People who need accommodation due to a disability to participate in this event should contact Clark College's Disability Support Services Office at 360-992-2314 or 360-991-0901.