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Water Day

Wednesday, March 20 11:00 am - 9:00 pm - USU Northridge Center

The Institute for Sustainability is hosting its annual Water Day event on Wednesday March 20th in the USU Northridge Center (World Water Day- the official UN-designated day dedicated to water issues is March 22nd) from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm. There are two separate sessions (to coincide with class times), from 11:00 - 12:15pm and from 12:30 - 1:45pm.

In the first session, you will have the opportunity to see if you can taste the difference between bottled versus tap water. We will also show (part of) the documentary "Tapped" which deals with the issues of bottled water and privatization of water, and have a facilitated discussion of issues surrounding bottled water including the results of the taste test.

In the second session we will discuss water for the developing world and will be hosting a presentation by the Thirst Project (www.thirstproject.org). Is the water safe to drink? Not for 1 billion people! What can YOU do? The Thirst Project raised $2.6 million and have given 100,000 access to clean water. Thirst Project was started by students just like YOU!

At 7pm in the USU Theatre, we will be co-hosting a film screening of "Over Troubled Waters" with Food and Water Watch. An engaging discussion with experts will follow the film. Find out about the state of out water and what you can do. The fate of California's water is in your hands!

Please come and invite your students to join us for this educational event.

Lectures Events

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Image for The First Annual Maurice Amado Foundation Lecture in Jewish Ethics,"The Ethics of Wealth and Work" The First Annual Maurice Amado Foundation Lecture in Jewish Ethics,"The Ethics of Wealth and Work"

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Valley Beth Shalom

Valley Beth Shalom
15739 Ventura Blvd.
Encino, CA 91436

The First Annual Maurice Amado Foundation Lecture in Jewish Ethics: "The Ethics of Wealth and Work" 

Work helps us to survive, acquire material comforts, and be secure and independent. We learn conflicting values from American culture and Jewish tradition about wealth and work. How do we reconcile them in our individual lives and in society? Dr. Jennifer Thompson, (Ph.D., Ethics and Society, Emory University), the new Maurice Amado Assistant Professor of Applied Jewish Ethics and Civic Engagement at CSUN, will help us explore these issues with the help of a variety of Jewish ethical texts.

Free public lecture. RSVP please (818) 677-4724 or email jewish.studies@csun.edu


Monday, March 18, 2013

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4:00 pm - 6:45 pm - Music Recital Hall, Cypress Hall

The Civil Discourse and Social Change Initiative will host a panel discussion on spirituality and social justice, which will include representatives from each of the major religions. Located in the Music Recital Hall.


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Image for Presentation by Irma Casas Franco, the director of Casa Amiga, a womens shelter in Juarez, MX.Presentation by Irma Casas Franco, the director of Casa Amiga, a womens shelter in Juarez, MX.

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Whitsett Room

Irma Guadalupe Casas started working as a volunteer in Casa Amiga when it was established in 1999 while she was attending university and getting a degree in psychology. By 2005, and after finishing her M.A., Casas Franco became a full-time psychologist, and one year later, she started directing Casa Amiga's psychology unit. In 2008, she directed the operations of the shelter and in 2009, after Esther Chávez Cano passed away, Casas Franco became Casa Amiga's director, the position that she holds today.

Irma Guadalupe Casas visit to campus and this event are sponsored by:

The Department of Psychology
The Institute for Arts & Media
The Womens Research and Resource Center
The Department of Gender and Womens Studies
The Department of Chicano/a Studies


Thursday, March 28, 2013

Image for Rescheduled -Born Belivers: The Science of Children's Religeous BeliefRescheduled -Born Belivers: The Science of Children's Religeous Belief

11:00 am - 12:15 pm - Grand Salon, University Student Union

What can children reveal about the naturalness of religion? Barrett investigates the way human beings have come to develop complex belief systems about God's omniscience, the afterlife, and the immortality of deities. For believers and nonbelievers alike, Barrett offers a compelling argument for the human instinct for religion.

Justin L. Barrett is Thrive Professor of Developmental Science and Director of the Thrive Center for Human Development in Fuller's Graduate School of Psychology. An experimental psychologist, Barrett is regarded as one of the founders of the Cognitive Science of Religion field.