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Thursday, October 04, 2012

Zumbathon!

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Matadome in Redwood Hall

Are you ready to ditch your workout and join the party? California State University, Northridge students, faculty, staff, alumni, and public can "Party in Pink" on Thursday, Oct. 4, to raise money for breast cancer awareness.

The Zumbathon is being held in honor of Mary Jane Smith-Waldman, a member of the Cal State Northridge Hall of Fame, a former CSUN volleyball player and an instructor in the University's kinesiology department, who died from breast cancer last year.

All proceeds from the event, which is scheduled to take place from 6 - 8 pm at the CSUN Matadome, the huge athletic gym in Redwood Hall, will go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, which is dedicated to education and research about causes, treatment and the search for a cure for breast cancer.

Tickets are $10 per person before the event and $15 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the AS Ticket Office in the University Student Union, by calling (818) 677-2488, or on ticketmaster.com.

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Zumbathon!

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Matadome in Redwood Hall

Are you ready to ditch your workout and join the party? California State University, Northridge students, faculty, staff, alumni, and public can "Party in Pink" on Thursday, Oct. 4, to raise money for breast cancer awareness.

The Zumbathon is being held in honor of Mary Jane Smith-Waldman, a member of the Cal State Northridge Hall of Fame, a former CSUN volleyball player and an instructor in the University's kinesiology department, who died from breast cancer last year.

All proceeds from the event, which is scheduled to take place from 6 - 8 pm at the CSUN Matadome, the huge athletic gym in Redwood Hall, will go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, which is dedicated to education and research about causes, treatment and the search for a cure for breast cancer.

Tickets are $10 per person before the event and $15 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the AS Ticket Office in the University Student Union, by calling (818) 677-2488, or on ticketmaster.com.

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Image for 2012 Film Festival of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense2012 Film Festival of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense

Wednesday, October 03 8:15 am - Friday, October 05 2:00 pm - Sala de la Osa Room in the Satellite Student Union

WEDNESDAY, OCT 3:

8:15 am
Legacy of Torture: The War Against the Black Liberation Movement Dir. Andres Alegria, Claude Marks, The Freedom Archives (2005) 28 minutes
This film tells the grave story of eight Panthers who are being re-tried for a crime alleged to have occurred over 30 years ago, based on testimony elicited through torture at the hands of the New Orleans Police Department.
Post-screening Q&A with Hank Jones, former member of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense

9:30 am
Eyes on the Rainbow Dir. Gloria Rolando (1997) 47 minutes
The life of Assata Shakur, the Black Panther and Black Liberation Army leader who escaped from prison and was given political asylum in Cuba, where she has lived for close to 15 years. Features interviews with Assata in Havana, who tells us about her history and her life in Cuba. Gloria Rolando on Eyes on the Rainbow: In the struggle of the African American people, many women's voices in the past and the present have always called for social justice.  The Eyes of the Rainbow is dedicated to all women who struggle for a better world.
Post-screening Q&A with Hank Jones, former member of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense

11:00 am
THE KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Emory Douglas, Former Minister of Culture, Black Panther Party for Self-Defense
Emory Douglas was the Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party from 1967 until the Party disbanded in the 1980s. His art was featured in most issues of the newspaper The Black Panther and has become an iconic representation of the struggles of the Party during the 1960s and 1970s. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that Douglas branded the militant-chic Panther image decades before the concept became commonplace, [inciting] the disenfranchised to action, portraying the poor with genuine empathy, not as victims but as outraged, unapologetic and ready for a fight.

1:00 pm
Students Perform: Chimurenga, Spoken Word performed by Maya Singleton, followed by Open Mic

2:00 pm
41st and Central: The Untold Story of the L.A. Black Panthers Dir. Gregory Everett (2011) 120 minutes
Using exclusive interviews with former Black Panther Party members along with archival footage detailing the history of racism in Los Angeles, including the Watts Uprising, 41st & Central may be the most in-depth study ever of the murders of L.A. Chapter founder Alprentice Bunchy Carter and John Huggins at U.C.L.A. The documentary includes first-hand accounts of the Party's formation as told by the original surviving members and eyewitness accounts of the murders at U.C.L.A.
Post-screening panel discussion with Hank Jones, and Roland Freeman and Wayne Pharr, former Panther members featured in the film

THURSDAY, OCT 4:

11:00 am
Passin' It On: The Black Panthers' Search for Justice Dir. Jon Valadez (2006) 57 minutes
Offering startling insight into the role of the Black Panther Party in a social revolution, and the NYPD and the FBI's devious targeting of one of the organization's most fervent leaders--Dhoruba Bin Wahad (born Richard Moore). Amid a national program of FBI-led oppression against the Panthers, Dhoruba was framed on flimsy evidence of the wounding and grotesque disfigurement of two police officers and sent to prison. After trials and mistrails, incarceration and eventual acquittal 19 years later, a still-impassioned Dhoruba, his attorneys, and other Panthers finally tell this incredible tale.
Post-screening Q&A with Hank Jones, former member of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense

12:30 pm
COINTELPRO 101 Freedom Archives (2011) 60 minutes
COINTELPRO may not be a well-understood acronym but its meaning and continuing impact are absolutely central to understanding the government's history of repression against progressive movements. COINTELPRO is both a formal program of the FBI and a term frequently used to describe a conspiracy among government agencies local, state, and federal, to destroy movements for self-determination and liberation for Black, Brown, Asian, and Indigenous struggles, as well as mount an institutionalized attack against allies of these movements and other progressive organizations.
Post-screening Q&A with Hank Jones, former member of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense

2:00 pm
Eyes on the Rainbow Dir. Gloria Rolando (1997) 47 minutes (See description above)
Post-screening Q&A with Hank Jones, former member of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense

FRIDAY, OCT 5:

11:00 am
41st and Central: The Untold Story of the L.A. Black Panthers Dir. Gregory Everett (2011) 120 minutes (See description above)
Post-screening panel discussion with Hank Jones, and Roland Freeman and Wayne Pharr, former Panther members featured in the film

1:00 pm
CLOSING THOUGHTS
Roland Freeman, Hank Jones, and Wayne Pharr, former members of the L.A. Chapter, Black Panther Party for Self-Defense

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Image for The Eugene Price ForumThe Eugene Price Forum

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall 451

The Department of Political Science, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, present the Eugene Price Forum; a Discussion on the 2012 Elections.

Panelists include Chris Kofinis and Greg Strimple, moderated by Lawrence Becker, Chair and Eugene C. Price Professor in the Department of Political Science at Cal State Northridge.

Chris Kofinis has worked as a Democratic strategist, a campaign consultant, a communications advisor to major corporations, and most recently as Chief of Staff to Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV). In 2010, he served as an advisor to various Democratic candidates for Governor and U.S. Senate and he served as the senior communications consultant for the Democratic Governor's Association. Prior to that, he worked as the national communications director for John Edwards's 2008 presidential campaign and as a senior advisor for Gen. Wesley Clark's 2004 presidential campaign.

President of GS Strategy Group, Mr. Greg Strimple has held numerous positions in presidential, congressional and state legislative campaigns across the country, including senior advisor for polling and advertising in Senator John McCain's 2008 presidential bid. More recently, Mr. Strimple had a similar role with New Jersey Governor Chris
Christie in his upset victory of 2009, and Senator Mark Kirk's successful campaign in 2010.

This event is scheduled for Thursday, October 4th, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Whitsett Room, 4th Floor, Sierra Hall (SH 451).

Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact the Department of Political Science at 818.677.3488. Parking is available via Info Booth #2 at Prairie & Darby for $6.00. This event is free of charge.

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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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Image for 2012 Film Festival of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense2012 Film Festival of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense

Wednesday, October 03 8:15 am - Friday, October 05 2:00 pm - Sala de la Osa Room in the Satellite Student Union

WEDNESDAY, OCT 3:

8:15 am
Legacy of Torture: The War Against the Black Liberation Movement Dir. Andres Alegria, Claude Marks, The Freedom Archives (2005) 28 minutes
This film tells the grave story of eight Panthers who are being re-tried for a crime alleged to have occurred over 30 years ago, based on testimony elicited through torture at the hands of the New Orleans Police Department.
Post-screening Q&A with Hank Jones, former member of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense

9:30 am
Eyes on the Rainbow Dir. Gloria Rolando (1997) 47 minutes
The life of Assata Shakur, the Black Panther and Black Liberation Army leader who escaped from prison and was given political asylum in Cuba, where she has lived for close to 15 years. Features interviews with Assata in Havana, who tells us about her history and her life in Cuba. Gloria Rolando on Eyes on the Rainbow: In the struggle of the African American people, many women's voices in the past and the present have always called for social justice.  The Eyes of the Rainbow is dedicated to all women who struggle for a better world.
Post-screening Q&A with Hank Jones, former member of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense

11:00 am
THE KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Emory Douglas, Former Minister of Culture, Black Panther Party for Self-Defense
Emory Douglas was the Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party from 1967 until the Party disbanded in the 1980s. His art was featured in most issues of the newspaper The Black Panther and has become an iconic representation of the struggles of the Party during the 1960s and 1970s. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that Douglas branded the militant-chic Panther image decades before the concept became commonplace, [inciting] the disenfranchised to action, portraying the poor with genuine empathy, not as victims but as outraged, unapologetic and ready for a fight.

1:00 pm
Students Perform: Chimurenga, Spoken Word performed by Maya Singleton, followed by Open Mic

2:00 pm
41st and Central: The Untold Story of the L.A. Black Panthers Dir. Gregory Everett (2011) 120 minutes
Using exclusive interviews with former Black Panther Party members along with archival footage detailing the history of racism in Los Angeles, including the Watts Uprising, 41st & Central may be the most in-depth study ever of the murders of L.A. Chapter founder Alprentice Bunchy Carter and John Huggins at U.C.L.A. The documentary includes first-hand accounts of the Party's formation as told by the original surviving members and eyewitness accounts of the murders at U.C.L.A.
Post-screening panel discussion with Hank Jones, and Roland Freeman and Wayne Pharr, former Panther members featured in the film

THURSDAY, OCT 4:

11:00 am
Passin' It On: The Black Panthers' Search for Justice Dir. Jon Valadez (2006) 57 minutes
Offering startling insight into the role of the Black Panther Party in a social revolution, and the NYPD and the FBI's devious targeting of one of the organization's most fervent leaders--Dhoruba Bin Wahad (born Richard Moore). Amid a national program of FBI-led oppression against the Panthers, Dhoruba was framed on flimsy evidence of the wounding and grotesque disfigurement of two police officers and sent to prison. After trials and mistrails, incarceration and eventual acquittal 19 years later, a still-impassioned Dhoruba, his attorneys, and other Panthers finally tell this incredible tale.
Post-screening Q&A with Hank Jones, former member of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense

12:30 pm
COINTELPRO 101 Freedom Archives (2011) 60 minutes
COINTELPRO may not be a well-understood acronym but its meaning and continuing impact are absolutely central to understanding the government's history of repression against progressive movements. COINTELPRO is both a formal program of the FBI and a term frequently used to describe a conspiracy among government agencies local, state, and federal, to destroy movements for self-determination and liberation for Black, Brown, Asian, and Indigenous struggles, as well as mount an institutionalized attack against allies of these movements and other progressive organizations.
Post-screening Q&A with Hank Jones, former member of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense

2:00 pm
Eyes on the Rainbow Dir. Gloria Rolando (1997) 47 minutes (See description above)
Post-screening Q&A with Hank Jones, former member of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense

FRIDAY, OCT 5:

11:00 am
41st and Central: The Untold Story of the L.A. Black Panthers Dir. Gregory Everett (2011) 120 minutes (See description above)
Post-screening panel discussion with Hank Jones, and Roland Freeman and Wayne Pharr, former Panther members featured in the film

1:00 pm
CLOSING THOUGHTS
Roland Freeman, Hank Jones, and Wayne Pharr, former members of the L.A. Chapter, Black Panther Party for Self-Defense

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Image for The Eugene Price ForumThe Eugene Price Forum

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall 451

The Department of Political Science, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, present the Eugene Price Forum; a Discussion on the 2012 Elections.

Panelists include Chris Kofinis and Greg Strimple, moderated by Lawrence Becker, Chair and Eugene C. Price Professor in the Department of Political Science at Cal State Northridge.

Chris Kofinis has worked as a Democratic strategist, a campaign consultant, a communications advisor to major corporations, and most recently as Chief of Staff to Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV). In 2010, he served as an advisor to various Democratic candidates for Governor and U.S. Senate and he served as the senior communications consultant for the Democratic Governor's Association. Prior to that, he worked as the national communications director for John Edwards's 2008 presidential campaign and as a senior advisor for Gen. Wesley Clark's 2004 presidential campaign.

President of GS Strategy Group, Mr. Greg Strimple has held numerous positions in presidential, congressional and state legislative campaigns across the country, including senior advisor for polling and advertising in Senator John McCain's 2008 presidential bid. More recently, Mr. Strimple had a similar role with New Jersey Governor Chris
Christie in his upset victory of 2009, and Senator Mark Kirk's successful campaign in 2010.

This event is scheduled for Thursday, October 4th, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Whitsett Room, 4th Floor, Sierra Hall (SH 451).

Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact the Department of Political Science at 818.677.3488. Parking is available via Info Booth #2 at Prairie & Darby for $6.00. This event is free of charge.

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