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Beat the Blues Week

Monday, November 18 - Friday, November 22 All Day - Various Locations
http://facebook.com/csunbluesproject

The Blues Project Presents: Beat the Blues Week

November 18-22

For details, follow us:

Instagram: thebluesproject

or

Facebook: www.facebook.com/csunbluesproject

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Friday, November 01, 2013

Image for Noche de Ofrende and Miccailhuitl - Dia de Los MuertosNoche de Ofrende and Miccailhuitl - Dia de Los Muertos

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Chicano House (CH), cross streets Plummer and Etiwanda
http://www.mechacsun.org/dia-de-los-muertos1.html

This year we will have a two-day celebration starting Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 5pm with the Noche de Ofrenda. The Noche de Ofrenda is a time to tell stories, reflect on our time with our loved ones, share food, recite poetry, and view the altars. This is to open the event for MICCAILHUITL: Dia de los Muertos on Friday, November 1, 2013 starting at 6pm. There will be live music, Danzas, vendors, food, speakers, and elaborate altars meant to honor those who have passed. Every one of all ages is welcome to come celebrate life, whether past or present.

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Saturday, November 02, 2013

Image for Noche de Ofrende and Miccailhuitl - Dia de Los MuertosNoche de Ofrende and Miccailhuitl - Dia de Los Muertos

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Chicano House (CH), cross streets Plummer and Etiwanda
http://www.mechacsun.org/dia-de-los-muertos1.html

This year we will have a two-day celebration starting Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 5pm with the Noche de Ofrenda. The Noche de Ofrenda is a time to tell stories, reflect on our time with our loved ones, share food, recite poetry, and view the altars. This is to open the event for MICCAILHUITL: Dia de los Muertos on Friday, November 1, 2013 starting at 6pm. There will be live music, Danzas, vendors, food, speakers, and elaborate altars meant to honor those who have passed. Every one of all ages is welcome to come celebrate life, whether past or present.

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Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Image for Civil Discourse and Social Change Initiative (CDSC) Civil Discourse and Social Change Initiative (CDSC)

4:15 pm - 6:15 pm - University Student Union Theatre

The Civil Discourse and Social Change (CDSC) Initiative Presents:

Dark Girls

a documentary screening, reception, and discussion with Producer/Director Channsin Berry.

"A documentary exploring the deep seated biased and attitudes about skin color particularly darked-skinned women, outside of and within the Black American culture.

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Image for Civil Discourse and Social Change Initiative (CDSC) Civil Discourse and Social Change Initiative (CDSC)

4:15 pm - 6:15 pm - University Student Union Theatre

The Civil Discourse and Social Change (CDSC) Initiative Presents:

Dark Girls

a documentary screening, reception, and discussion with Producer/Director Channsin Berry.

"A documentary exploring the deep seated biased and attitudes about skin color particularly darked-skinned women, outside of and within the Black American culture.

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Thursday, November 07, 2013

Image for Valley Pioneer Lecture Series in California HistoryValley Pioneer Lecture Series in California History

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall 451
http://www.csun.edu/social-behavioral-sciences/history

The Valley Pioneer Lecture Series in California History presents:

Professor Frank P. Barajas, California State University, Channel Islands

"Creating Cesar Chavez:  The Fight Against the Bracero Program in Ventura County"

Professor Frank Barajas' first book, Curious Unions:  Mexican American Workers and Resistance in Oxnard, California in 1898-1961 (2012) explores the ways in which the Mexican community forged intriguing partnerships with other ethnic groups within Oxnard in the first half of the twentieth century and the resulting economic exchanges, cultural practices, and labor and community activism.  Profesor Barajas examines how the Oxnard ethnic Mexican population exercised its agency in alliance with other groups and organizations to meet their needs before large-scale protests and labor unions were engaged. 

Seating is limited.  Please RSVP to the Department of History at 818-677-3566 and to obtain parking information.

For more information on the lecture visit the Department of History webpage at http://www.csun.edu/social-behavioral-sciences/history.

Copies of Curious Unions:  Mexican American Workers and Resistance in Oxnard, California 1898-1961 will be available for purchase.

A reception will be held after the lecture.

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Image for Valley Pioneer Lecture Series in California HistoryValley Pioneer Lecture Series in California History

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall 451
http://www.csun.edu/social-behavioral-sciences/history

The Valley Pioneer Lecture Series in California History presents:

Professor Frank P. Barajas, California State University, Channel Islands

"Creating Cesar Chavez:  The Fight Against the Bracero Program in Ventura County"

Professor Frank Barajas' first book, Curious Unions:  Mexican American Workers and Resistance in Oxnard, California in 1898-1961 (2012) explores the ways in which the Mexican community forged intriguing partnerships with other ethnic groups within Oxnard in the first half of the twentieth century and the resulting economic exchanges, cultural practices, and labor and community activism.  Profesor Barajas examines how the Oxnard ethnic Mexican population exercised its agency in alliance with other groups and organizations to meet their needs before large-scale protests and labor unions were engaged. 

Seating is limited.  Please RSVP to the Department of History at 818-677-3566 and to obtain parking information.

For more information on the lecture visit the Department of History webpage at http://www.csun.edu/social-behavioral-sciences/history.

Copies of Curious Unions:  Mexican American Workers and Resistance in Oxnard, California 1898-1961 will be available for purchase.

A reception will be held after the lecture.

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Saturday, November 09, 2013

Image for 8th Annual APA LA Student Symposium 8th Annual APA LA Student Symposium

9:00 am - 2:00 pm - USU Grand Salon
http://www.upsn.wordpress.com

The Urban Planning Students of Northridge (UPSN) are hosting the 8th Annual APA LA Student Symposium! This year's topic is, "Sustainable Suburbanism." Subtopics will address the many planning constraints and solutions to transforming urban sprawl into sustainable communities. 

Reserve your space at www.upsn.wordpress.com "register" tab. 

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Image for Genre and Empire in the MediterraneanGenre and Empire in the Mediterranean

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Manzanita Hall, room 122

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Image for Nonviolence, Islam and the Paradigm of CordobaNonviolence, Islam and the Paradigm of Cordoba

12:15 pm - 2:00 pm - Oviatt Library - Jack and Florence Ferman Room
http://www.csun.edu/meis/

Nonviolence, Islam and the Paradigm of Cordoba - Discussion by Ramin Jahanbegloo, Department of Political Science, York University

Introducing the New Book by Dr. Jahanbegloo: The Gandhian Moment (Harvard University Press, 2013)

Ramin Jahanbegloo is a well-known Iranian-Canadian philosopher. He received his B.A. and M.A. in Philosophy, History and Political Science and later his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Sorbonne University. In October 2009 Jahanbegloo became the winner of the Peace Prize from the United Nations Association in Spain for his extensive academic works in promoting dialogue between cultures and his advocacy for non-violence.

The Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (MEIS) Program at CSUN is an interdisciplinary minor offering courses in the languages, histories, religions, cultures, sociology and politics of the Middle East. It seeks to enhance studentsâ understanding of Islamic cultures and the Muslim communities both internationally and within the United States: www.csun.edu/meis

Contact: MEIS, Office of Interdisciplinary Studies, CSU, Northridge, Sierra Hall 194, Telephone: (818) 677-6762 or 818-677-7218

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Image for Professor Paul Von BlumProfessor Paul Von Blum

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm - Thousand Oaks Room, University Student Union

The Distinguished Visiting Speakers Program and the Department of Pan African Studies present:

Prof. Paul Von Blum with guest artist, Elizabeth Von Notrias

"Paul Robeson:  the Greatest American Nobody Knows"

Thursday,  November 21st at 2:00 p.m. in the Thousand Oaks Room, University Student Union

Prof. Paul Von Blum is currently a Senior Lecturer in Afro-American Studies and Communication Studies at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA), and the author of the new book, Paul Robeson for Beginners.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Image for Bi-Annual Men of Color EnquiryBi-Annual Men of Color Enquiry

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm - Grand Salon

Bi-Annual Men of Color Enquiry & Student Poster Session

"Understanding the Student Engagement Experiences of African American Males"

Please join the "PAS 325:  The Black Man in Contemporary Times" class as student groups will present posters on their work concerning Black men.

This inquiry-based learning approach allows students to become actively invovled in the learning process and gives them the opportunity to engage in course material.

This event is scheduled for Tuesday, November 26, 2013 from 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the Grand Salon.

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