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Tuesday, October 23, 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
http://library.csun.edu/blogs/goingson/fantastic-strange/

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.

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New Club Workshop

9:30 am - 10:30 am - MIC Conference Room
http://www.csun.edu/getinvolved

Want to start a new club? We're here to help you make it happen! Your first step is to attend a New Club Workshop where you will learn about the process, responsibilities, benefits and basic requirements needed to establish and maintain University Recognition at CSU, Northridge. To register for any of the New Club Workshops listed below, please visit the Matador Involvement Center (MIC) and sign up at the front desk.

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Image for Role of Religion in the ElectionRole of Religion in the Election

11:00 am - 12:15 pm - North Valley Room of the Northridge Center, USU

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Image for A Mother's Heartrending JourneyA Mother's Heartrending Journey

11:00 am - 12:30 pm - Jerome Richfield 315

The Department of Pan African Studies Presents

"Where is Robert?  A Mother's Heartrending Journey"

Hosted by Professor Johnie Scott, Department of Pan African Studies.

Please join Professor Scott and his PAS 300 Contemporary Issues in Black America class for a fascinating discussion with author Russell W. Moore and the subject of his book, special guest Clelia Howell-Thompson, as they discuss her horrific life experience in losing seven of her children to the merciless streets of the inner city. 

For more information, contact Michele Beller, Department of Pan African Studies 818-677-3311, Santa Susana Hall 221.

Come early - seating is limited!

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Image for How Immigrant and Other Low-wage Women Are Reshaping The Womens Movement and What Is at Stake in this ElectionHow Immigrant and Other Low-wage Women Are Reshaping The Womens Movement and What Is at Stake in this Election

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm - Jerome Richfield (JR) 221

Ellen Bravo is a long-time activist for working women. She began working for 9to5, National Association of Working Women in 1982, when she helped found the Milwaukee chapter, and served until 2004 as its national director. Now Ellen directs Family Values @ Work Consortium, a network of state coalitions working for paid sick days and paid family leave. She has also taught Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, including masters level classes on Family-Friendly Workplaces and on Sexual Harassment. In addition to Taking on the Big Boys, Ellen co-authored (with Ellen Cassedy) The 9to5 Guide to Combating Sexual Harassment and wrote The Job/ Family Challenge: A 9to5 Guide (Not for Women Only). She’s also written numerous articles and reports, including “Quality Part-Time Options in Wisconsin,” funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Ellen is frequently interviewed by the media and is a leading spokeswoman on working women’s issues. A business editor once described her talks as “moving, witty and sometimes bawdy.” Her blogs appear on Huffington Post, Feministing and other sites.

Ellen has served on several state and federal commissions, including the bi-partisan Commission on Leave appointed by Congress to study the impact of the Family and Medical Leave Act. She co-chaired the Economic Sufficiency Task Force of the Wisconsin Women = Prosperity project led by Lt. Governor Barbara Lawton and serves as treasurer for the campaign of Congresswoman Gwendolynne Moore. She is a member of several boards and committees, including the Working for Good Jobs in America Fund, the Work-Life Law Advisory Committee, the Progressive States Network, and the Grants Advisory Committee of the Milwaukee Women’s Fund. Among her commendations are a Ford Foundation Visionary award, the Francis Perkins “Intelligence and Courage” award, and a Woman of Vision award from the Ms. Foundation. Ellen lives in Milwaukee with her husband; they have two adult sons.

http://www.ellenbravo.com

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