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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Image for Fantastic & Strange: Reflections of Self in Science Fiction Literature Fantastic & Strange: Reflections of Self in Science Fiction Literature

Tuesday, September 18 - Friday, July 26 All Day - Tseng Gallery, Oviatt Library

Science fiction literature, one of the most popular and entertaining genres in modern fiction, has been read and loved by children and adults for decades. From the earliest pulp publications to modern masterpieces, science fiction short stories and novels have often functioned as a lens through which we express our sense of wonder, marvel at the possibilities of new technologies, and engage in our wildest imaginings. Join us as we celebrate the fantastic and strange in science fiction literature.


Image for Maria Elena Gaitan, The Art of Performance and Social Justice, A lecture and performance by Chola Con CelloMaria Elena Gaitan, The Art of Performance and Social Justice, A lecture and performance by Chola Con Cello

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm - Johnson Auditorium

Maria Elena Gaitan is an interdisciplinary artist who examines history, race, gender, and a variety of social issues through music and performance art. Gaitán has performed throughout the U.S., and internationally and has been the recipient of a variety of awards, including the Gateways Bi-national Ford/Rockefeller Residency Award from the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center in San Antonio and CSUN's 2012 "The Phenomenal Woman Award." She has been a Lead Artist for the Ford Foundationâs Animating Democracy Initiative in San Antonio, Texas. Gaitánâs on-going project AZTLÃN/AFRICA: Songs of Affinity, funded by the Ford Foundation's Africa Exchange Project, brings together musicians, visual artists and scholars of different races and cultures to celebrate the African Diaspora in the Americas. With a significant record of activism, such as being the first Latina appointed to the Los Angeles County Board of Education, Gaitán occupies a unique place in Chicano artistic production and the history of politics in Los Angeles.

This event is sponsored by the Chicana/o Studies Department, the College of Humanities Academic Programming Fund and the Gender and Womenâs Studies Department.


Image for TomorrowlandTomorrowland

Saturday, October 27 12:00 pm - Saturday, December 08 4:00 pm - Art Gallery (AG)

OPENING RECEPTION:  Saturday October 27 4-6pm

GALLERY TALK:  Monday, October 29  10am

This is a group exhibition featuring artists whose work depicts visions of future dystopias based on a turbulent present.  Desert wastelands, faux fallen satellites, devises designed to ensure your survival and a world seemingly run by giant computer servers; the artists in this show offer a prescient window into a world that not only may be, but in some places, already exists. 

Artists include Lisa Adams, Libby Clarke, Daniel Dove, Trygve Faste, Sean Higgins, Kelly McLane,  Thomas Muller and Klutch Stanaway.

Additional events including lectures and artists visits in conjunction for this exhibition can be found at www.csun.edu/artgalleries.

Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday 12-4, Thursdays 12-8pm.  Please note: The Gallery will be closed Nov. 12 and Nov. 22-24.

Image for Gender Inequality and Literacy Campaigns Gender Inequality and Literacy Campaigns

10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Linda Joseph English Reading Room, JR 319

Literacy and Educational Attainment among Salvadoran in the United States and El Salvador.

  • Shartriya Collier, Department of Education, CSUN
  • Guillermo Galván, Undersecretary for Development and Decentralization, El Salvador
  • Sheena Malhotra, Gender and Women Studies, CSUN
  • Mari Riddles, Centro Latino for Literacy of Los Angeles
  • Karina Zelaya, Central American Studies, CSUN

Sponsored by the Central American Studies, College of Humanities Academic Programing Fund, Chicano(a) Studies Department, and the Gender and Women Studies Department

New Sport Club Workshop

10:30 am - 12:00 pm - AS Support Services Conference Room

Interested in starting a New Sport Club? Sport Clubs provide structured competition with other universities and recreational clubs in a wide variety of sports with multiple levels of competition (http://www.csunas.org/asrec/sportclubs/clublist.php). By attending a New Sport Club Workshop you will learn about the process, responsibilities, benefits and basic requirements needed to establish a New Sport Club and maintain University Recognition at CSU, Northridge. New Sport Club Workshops are held a monthly basis. To register for any of the New Sport Club Workshops listed, please visit the Matador Involvement Center (MIC) and sign up at the front desk.


Student Dance Performance, Matinee

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - plaza del Sol Performance Hall (PH)

Collaboratoria:  Graduate Student and Faculty Dance concert:  A dance performance that features new choreography performed by CSUN's top dancers.


Image for Radical Narcissism: A Performance Art and Writing Workshop by Raquel GutierrezRadical Narcissism: A Performance Art and Writing Workshop by Raquel Gutierrez

4:30 pm - 6:45 pm - The Colleague's Room (2nd floor of the Sierra Center)

Radical Narcissism: How do we invoke our truths in ways that create a dynamic cross-hatched narrative that straddles identity, politics, affect and community building without shaking our fists in tired political ranting or maudlin acts of self-defeat? How we do create a vernacular around the building of community and other senses of belonging? This workshop is for emerging writers and performing artists who wish to deepen their artistic process beginning with the communities each body emerges from as a place of research.Through a rigorous self-questioning method, this performance art and writing workshop will focus on zones of intimacy, finding authenticity and the act of presence with ourselves in relation to the worlds we inhabit and create. Using imagery work and a wide variety of experimental situations, participants will develop skills to communicate with text and the body and transform ideas into performance. The emphasis will be placed both on solo and group explorations as well as performance process.

Raquel Gutierrez cut her teeth on Los Angeles performance art when she interned and house managed at Highways Performance Space in the year 2000. Raquel is a performance writer, playwright, and cultural organizer, studied in university settings and performed in a variety of locations, like the Salvadoran countryside, cabarets, galleries, San Antonio, more universities, Pico-Union, etc. In 2001, Gutierrez was one of the co-founding members of the performance ensemble, Butchlalis de Panochtitlan (BdP), a community-based and activist-minded group aimed at creating a visual vernacular around queer Latinidad in Los Angeles. Raquel also co-founded other queer women of color projects and Latino projects, Tongues, A Project of VIVA and Epicentro Poetry project. Raquel has published work in Ambientes: New Queer Latino Writing (edited by Lazaro Lima and Felice Picano), Los Angeles Weekly, Make/shift magazine, Journal of Chicana/Latina Studies, and Izote Vos: Salvadoran American Literary and Visual Art (published by SF's Pacific News Service).

Sponsored by the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies, CSUN Pride Center and the Distinguished Visiting Speakers Program, Office of Graduate Studies.


11/13&14: Student Dance Performances

8:00 pm - 9:45 pm - Plaza del Sol Performance Hall (PH)

Collaboratoria: Graduate Student and Faculty Cance Concert: A dance performance that features new choreography performed by CSUN's top dancers.  Event  runs 8-10pm.

There are three performances of this dance concert in the Plaza del Sol Performance Hall:

Tuesday, November 13th 8:00 pm - 9:45 pm

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


8:00 pm - 9:45 pm