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Guest Lecture by Jeff Biggers

Tuesday, October 02 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm - JR 118

State Out of the Union: Arizona and the Final Showdown Over the American Dream (Nation Books)

Raised in Tucson, Arizona, Jeff Biggers is the American Book Award-winning author/journalist of four works of memoir/history: State Out of the Union: Arizona and the Final Showdown Over the American Dream, In the Sierra Madre, The United States of Appalachia, and Reckoning at Eagle Creek, which won the David Brower Award for Environmental Reporting.

Visit his website for more info: www.jeffbiggers.com

Follow Jeff Biggers on Twitter @JeffRBiggers

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Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Image for Meet the Clubs Day!Meet the Clubs Day!

11:00 am - 2:00 pm - Bayramian Lawn
http://www.csun.edu/getinvolved/

This event offers clubs and organizations an opportunity to have greater visibility and recruit new membership early in the Fall and Spring semesters. New and returning students, faculty and staff can see the many opportunities for involvement on campus in a centralized, energetic and festive setting!

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Image for Meet the Clubs Day!Meet the Clubs Day!

11:00 am - 2:00 pm - Bayramian Lawn
http://www.csun.edu/getinvolved/

This event offers clubs and organizations an opportunity to have greater visibility and recruit new membership early in the Fall and Spring semesters. New and returning students, faculty and staff can see the many opportunities for involvement on campus in a centralized, energetic and festive setting!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Alpha Kappa Psi Info Night

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Ventura Room (2nd Floor USU)
http://www.csunakpsi.com

The brothers of Alpha Kappa Psi, Mu Phi Chapter at CSUN invites you to their info night!

Attire will be Business Casual at 7:00pm in the Ventura Room (2nd Floor USU)

Alpha Kappa Psi is the world's oldest, largest, and most successful professional business fraternity since it was established at New York University in 1904.

With more than 207 active chapters and 228,000 initiated members worldwide, their mission is to develop highly skilled, resourceful, and experienced future business leaders.

By joining Alpha Kappa Psi, you will undergo professional growth and find a tight-knit community that will define your college experience and foster lifelong learning. Alpha Kappa Psi offers an unparalleled alumni network and opportunities that enable brothers to remain in close contact with prestigious working professionals.

Recognizing that talent comes in many forms, we welcome students from all majors on campus. 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our Vice President of Membership.

Irene Chon

VP of Membership

Alpha Kappa Psi, Mu Phi

Ichon619@gmail.com

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Image for The Modern Jewish Experience in World CinemaThe Modern Jewish Experience in World Cinema

12:30 pm - 1:45 pm - Sierra Hall (SH) 102
http://www.csun.edu/jewish.studies/calendarF12.html

How do 20th and 21st century films portray key events in Jewish history in the modern period? Many of us are familiar with films about the Holocaust, but there are far more cinematic portrayals of Jewish life in its modern, international settings.

Professor Lawrence Baron, former professor of Jewish history at San Diego State University and author of The Wandering View: Modern Jewish Experiences in World Cinema will discuss this topic and illustrate his remarks with select movie clips.

Space is limited. Please RSVP by calling (818) 677-4724 or email jewish.studies@csun.edu to reserve a seat. Click here for a map and instructions for parking at CSUN ($6).

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Alpha Kappa Psi Game Night

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Santa Susana Room (3rd Floor USU)
http://www.csunakpsi.com

The brothers of Alpha Kappa Psi, Mu Phi Chapter at CSUN invites you to their game night!

Attire will be Casual at 7:00pm in the Santa Susana Room (3rd Floor USU)

Alpha Kappa Psi is the world's oldest, largest, and most successful professional business fraternity since it was established at New York University in 1904.

With more than 207 active chapters and 228,000 initiated members worldwide, their mission is to develop highly skilled, resourceful, and experienced future business leaders.

By joining Alpha Kappa Psi, you will undergo professional growth and find a tight-knit community that will define your college experience and foster lifelong learning. Alpha Kappa Psi offers an unparalleled alumni network and opportunities that enable brothers to remain in close contact with prestigious working professionals.

Recognizing that talent comes in many forms, we welcome students from all majors on campus. 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our Vice President of Membership.

Irene Chon

VP of Membership

Alpha Kappa Psi, Mu Phi

Ichon619@gmail.com

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Image for Who are the Sikhs and why are they being targeted?Who are the Sikhs and why are they being targeted?

11:00 am - 12:15 pm - Northridge Center, University Student Union

“From Stockton, California to Oak Creek, Wisconsin A Sikh Century in the United States”

Dr. Gurinder Singh Mann
Professor, Sikh Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

Dr. Gurinder Singh Mann is currently the Kundan Kaur Kapany Professor of Sikh Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Dr. Mann began his education in 1965 with an M.A. in English from Union Christian College in Batala, Punjab. Then in 1975 he earned his second M.A. in English from the University of Kent at Canterbury, England which was followed by Masters in Theological Studies from Harvard University. Finally he received his PhD in religion from Columbia University.

Dr. Mann’s research and teaching interests range from the formation of Sikh canon, religion and society in the Punjab, to the Sikh community in the United States.

Sponsored by the Religious Studies Department
For more information contact Dr. Phyllis Herman: phyllis.k.herman@csun.edu.

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Image for NAACP Campus Chapter Information SessionNAACP Campus Chapter Information Session

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm - Sierra Hall 181

The Department of Pan African Studies is hosting an NAACP Campus Chapter Information Session on Thursday, September 13th in SH 181 at 1:00 p.m., as we move to re-start the CSUN Chapter.

The information session will cover the history, purpose of the campus chapter, membership information, service, events including the upcoming State Convention and the Image Awards, and a question and answer period.

Sign-up sheets and membership forms will be on hand for those faculty, staff, and students who are interested.

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American Marketing Association Kick-Off Meeting

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm - Juniper Hall (JH) 4117

Join CSUN AMA at 3:30pm in Juniper Hall 4117 for the very first kick-off meeting of the Fall semester! Come and learn all about the CSUN chapter, the calendar of events, upcoming speakers, and how to become an official member of the only national business association on campus! CSUN AMA is open to all majors!

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Alpha Kappa Psi Matador Bowl Night!

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Matador Bowl (9118 Balboa Blvd)
http://www.csunakpsi.com

The brothers of Alpha Kappa Psi, Mu Phi Chapter at CSUN invites you to their Matador Bowl Night! Come for a fun night of bowling and make some new friends! This is the biggest rush event and one of the determining factors of the pledge selection. This event is an absolute must!

Attire will be Casual at 7:00pm at Matador Bowl (9118 Balboa Blvd)

Alpha Kappa Psi is the world's oldest, largest, and most successful professional business fraternity since it was established at New York University in 1904.

With more than 207 active chapters and 228,000 initiated members worldwide, their mission is to develop highly skilled, resourceful, and experienced future business leaders.

By joining Alpha Kappa Psi, you will undergo professional growth and find a tight-knit community that will define your college experience and foster lifelong learning. Alpha Kappa Psi offers an unparalleled alumni network and opportunities that enable brothers to remain in close contact with prestigious working professionals.

Recognizing that talent comes in many forms, we welcome students from all majors on campus. 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our Vice President of Membership.

Irene Chon

VP of Membership

Alpha Kappa Psi, Mu Phi

Ichon619@gmail.com

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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Constitution Day

8:30 am - 10:30 am - University Club - Orange Grove Bistro

Please join us for the celebration of Constitution Day!  The Constitution and the Presidency:  Clear Words, Mysterious Silences

A timely topic in light of the forthcoming presidential elections, the program will examine the evolution of the presidency - why the framers gave the president certain powers, and why the document says little or nothing about others.

Panelists include Professor James Sefton, Department of History, California State University,  Northridge, and Professor John Evans, Department of Political Science, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Image for Fantastic & Strange: Exhibition Opening Fantastic & Strange: Exhibition Opening

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Jack and Florence Ferman Presentation Room, Oviatt Library
http://library.csun.edu/blogs/goingson/fantastic-strange-opening/

Jack and Florence Ferman Presentation Room, Oviatt Library

Please join us and featured speaker David Brin, best-selling science fiction writer, futurist, and astronomer, for the opening of our latest gallery exhibition, Fantastic & Strange: Reflections of Self in Science Fiction Literature. Reception, exhibition opening, and book signing to follow program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Oviatt Library. Parking $6.00. Persons with disabilities needing assistance and deaf and hard of hearing persons needing interpreters, please call in advance for arrangements.

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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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Image for CSUN Applied Behavior Analysis Speaker Series!CSUN Applied Behavior Analysis Speaker Series!

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm - Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall 451

Please join us for the CSUN Applied Behavior Analysis Speaker Series featuring

Dr. Caio Miguel of California State University, Sacramento.  Dr. Miguel will be presenting on The Application of Stimulus Equivalence Technology in Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention

This event is scheduled for Wednesday, September 19th at 4:30 p.m. in the Whitsett Room, SH 451.

This event is sponsored by the Master's Program in Behavioral Clinical Psychology, a collaboration between the Department of Psychology and the Tseng College.

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Image for CSUN Applied Behavior Analysis Speaker Series!CSUN Applied Behavior Analysis Speaker Series!

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm - Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall 451

Please join us for the CSUN Applied Behavior Analysis Speaker Series featuring

Dr. Caio Miguel of California State University, Sacramento.  Dr. Miguel will be presenting on The Application of Stimulus Equivalence Technology in Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention

This event is scheduled for Wednesday, September 19th at 4:30 p.m. in the Whitsett Room, SH 451.

This event is sponsored by the Master's Program in Behavioral Clinical Psychology, a collaboration between the Department of Psychology and the Tseng College.

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Image for Discovering Israel Through Archaeology. Past, Present, and FutureDiscovering Israel Through Archaeology. Past, Present, and Future

9:30 am - 10:45 am - Sierra Hall (SH) 217
http://www.csun.edu/jewish.studies/calendarF12.html

Presented by Moshe Goldin

Moshe Goldin, a licensed Israel tour guide and former geography teacher, will speak about archaeology in Israel today. In addition to showing examples of pottery and artifacts found in archeological sites, he will also discuss some of the current controversies within present-day Israeli archeology.

Please call (818) 677-4724 or email jewish.studies@csun.edu to reserve a seat.

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Friday, September 21, 2012

Image for 2012 Psychology Department Brown Bag Series2012 Psychology Department Brown Bag Series

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Sierra Hall 322

Please join the Department of Psychology's Brown Bag Series presenting The Implications of Documentation Status for Family Cohesion among Mexican-Origin Adolescents in Los Angeles.

Featured speaker is Mindy Steinberg, Department of Anthropology, UCLA.  This event will take place in Sierra Hall 322, from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Friday, September 21, 2012.

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Image for WINGS/NEW VOICES  AWARDS CEREMONYWINGS/NEW VOICES AWARDS CEREMONY

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm - University Student Union (USU), Grand Salon

Please come cheer our CSUN students on as they are recognized for being published in Wings and New Voices! The ceremony is open to the public.
Refreshments will be served

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Image for One Amazing Community PresentationOne Amazing Community Presentation

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Oviatt Library Presentation Room

Join us for an evening of inspiration! 

Unified We Serve, the volunteer program at CSUN, will launch their year long theme of service entitled "One Amazing Community" on Monday, September 24 from 6 - 9 pm at the Oviatt Library Presentation Room.

Come hear the 10 CSUN students, faculty, staff, and community members that are currently featured in the Oviatt Library Lobby Display Cases tell their amazing stories LIVE. Learn how they turned tragedy into triumph. 

For more information, email us at unifiedweserve@csun.edu or call the Matador Involvement Center at (818) 677-5111.

Featured Individuals Include:

Sonia Liberman - Holocaust Survivor

Jose Coatepotzo - Veteran 

Cadence Valentine - Transgender

Devon Johnson - Overcame Homelessness

Ellen Stohl - Spinal Cord Injury in College

Theodore Chavez - Triumph Over Tragedy

Luda Gogolushko - Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type III

Demontae & Demontray Thompson - Foster Youth

Joshua Khabushani - International Orphanage Volunteer

Karen Medina - Cancer Survivor

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

New Club Workshop

11:00 am - 12:00 pm - 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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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Image for SPRING AWAKENING musicalSPRING AWAKENING musical

Wednesday, September 26 7:30 pm - Sunday, September 30 2:00 pm - CSUN Little Theatre (Nordhoff Hall)
http://htto:www.csun.edu/theatre

SPRING AWAKENING, the musical.  Book & lyrics by Steven Sater. Music by Duncan Sheik. Based on the play by Frank Wedekind.

This rock musical, winner of 8 Tony Awards, uses a century-old, once-banned script to trace youth's journey to adulthood, employing a power, poignancy, and passion that audiences will not soon forget. Parental advisory - mature content.  Directed by Garry Lennon. Musical direction by Philip Matthew Park. Presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre Int'l. .

CSUN Little Theatre (Nordhoff Hall)

Sept 21-22-23, 26-27-28-29-30 Performances 7:30 except Sundays at 2pm. 

Interpreted performance for the deaf on Sept 26.

Box Office (818)677-2488)

New Sport Club Workshop

10:30 am - 12:00 pm - AS Support Services Conference Room
http://www.csun.edu/getinvolved

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.

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Image for Annual Kazi Nazrul Islam LectureAnnual Kazi Nazrul Islam Lecture

12:30 pm - 1:45 pm - Thousand Oaks Room, USU

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Image for HOW LANGUAGE WILL SHAPE THE 2012 ELECTIONHOW LANGUAGE WILL SHAPE THE 2012 ELECTION

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm - University Student Union (USU), Grand Salon

A conversation with Henry De Sio, Jr.

Former Deputy Assistant to President Barack Obama and 2008 Chief Operating Officer at Obama for America.

Step inside campaign headquarters! Henry De Sio offers lessons from the campaign trail on leadership, organization, and the power of words.

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Image for A Distinguished Guest Speaker EventA Distinguished Guest Speaker Event

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Grand Salon, University Student Union

CSUN Linguistics and the Department of Political Science Present...A conversation with...

Henry De Sio, Jr.

Former Deputy Assistant to President Barack Obama and 2008 Chief Operating Officer at Obama for America.

Step inside campaign headquarters!  Henry De Sio offers lessons from the campaign trail on leadership, organization, and the power of words. He served as Chief Operating Officer of the 2008 Obama campaign and then served as a Deputy Assistant to the President. In his talk at CSUN, De Sio will discuss lessons from the campaign trail in 2008 and how those lessons can be applied to the 2012 campaign and to leadership and communications generally. Emphasis will be placed on the use of language, crisis communications, and management.

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New Club Workshop

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm - 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 A Distinguished Guest Speaker EventA Distinguished Guest Speaker Event

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Grand Salon, University Student Union

CSUN Linguistics and the Department of Political Science Present...A conversation with...

Henry De Sio, Jr.

Former Deputy Assistant to President Barack Obama and 2008 Chief Operating Officer at Obama for America.

Step inside campaign headquarters!  Henry De Sio offers lessons from the campaign trail on leadership, organization, and the power of words. He served as Chief Operating Officer of the 2008 Obama campaign and then served as a Deputy Assistant to the President. In his talk at CSUN, De Sio will discuss lessons from the campaign trail in 2008 and how those lessons can be applied to the 2012 campaign and to leadership and communications generally. Emphasis will be placed on the use of language, crisis communications, and management.

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Monday, October 01, 2012

New Club Workshop

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm - 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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Wednesday, October 03, 2012

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 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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New Club Workshop

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm - 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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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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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 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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Friday, October 05, 2012

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Friday, October 05 7:30 pm - Sunday, October 07 2:00 am - Experimental Theatre of the Valley Performing Arts Center
http://www.csun.edu/theatre

SATELLITES by Diana Son

Young professionals Nina and Miles seek to ground their new child with the ethnic connections they lacked growing up. But this is New York City, where out-of-orbit characters are about to collide. Directed by Peter Grego. Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service.

Experimental Theatre of the Valley Performing Arts Center

Oct 5-6-7, 10-11-12-13-14   7:30 curtain except Sundays at 2pm.  Box office (818) 677-2488. Very limited late seating, often only at intermission. 

Interpreted performance for the deaf on Wednesday Oct 10.

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

New Club Workshop

11:00 am - 12:00 pm - 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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Social Work Society Presents

12:00 pm - 1:45 pm - Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall 451

The Department of Social Work and Social Work Society presents their Lunch and Learn series featuring:

MASKS by Mann Alfonso and Terry Daluz

"A pyscho-social buddy dramedy about two men that grew up in the juvenile justice system who struggle with their past to shed their masks."

This event is scheduled for October 9th, 2012 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. in the Whitsett Room, SH 451.

Please bring your own lunch!

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

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Wednesday, October 10 7:30 pm - Sunday, October 14 2:00 pm - Experimental Theatre of the Valley Performing Arts Center
http://www.csun.edu/theatre

SATELLITES by Diana Son

Young professionals Nina and Miles seek to ground their new child with the ethnic connections they lacked growing up. But this is New York City, where out-of-orbit characters are about to collide. Directed by Peter Grego. Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service

Experimental Theatre of the Valley Performing Arts Center

Oct 5-6-7, 10-11-12-13-14   7:30 curtain except Sundays at 2pm.  Box office (818) 677-2488. Very limited late seating, often only at intermission. 

Interpreted performance for the deaf on Wednesday Oct 10.

New Sport Club Workshop

10:30 am - 12:00 pm - AS Support Services Conference Room
http://www.csun.edu/getinvolved

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.

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Image for Mexico's Incoming Political RegimeMexico's Incoming Political Regime

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Manzanita Hall, Room 130

The Departments of Political Science and Chicana/o Studies present...

The Future Political Challenges for Mexico's Incoming Political Regime.  Panelists include:

Dr. Jorge Chabat, Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas (Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE))

Dr. Lorenzo Cordova, Instituto Federal Electoral (Federal Electoral Institute, IFE)

Panel Moderator is Dr. Maria Rosa Garcia-Acevedo, Department of Political Science

This event will take place in Manzanita Hall, Room 130.

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New Club Workshop

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm - 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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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Image for Team CSUN at AIDS Walk Los Angeles 2012Team CSUN at AIDS Walk Los Angeles 2012

7:00 am - 3:00 pm - Meet at the G-3 Parking Lot (located on the corner of Nordhoff and Zelzah)
http://www.aidswalk.net/losangeles/

We need YOU to join Team CSUN as we participate in the 28th Annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles!

This is a CSUN Tradition we have been part of for several years, having fundraised more than $40,000 in the last six years alone! Join us in walking, fundraising, and fighting for a cure on this inspiring day. 

To register under Team CSUN, visit the AIDS Walk Los Angeles website, http://www.aidswalk.net/losangeles/ and choose the team name, "CSUN - 0003."

For Students, Faculty, & Staff Members (not affiliated with a club or organization):

*We ask that you fundraise a minimum of $25 for this worthy cause and bring a tube of unused toothpaste as a donation for AIDS Project Los Angeles on the day of the walk.

For Clubs & Organizations:

*We ask that you organize a fundraising event for this worthy cause. Additionally, we ask that

  each individual in your group brings a tube of unused toothpaste as a donation for AIDS

  Project Los Angeles on the day of the walk.

After you have completed the steps above, be sure to take the final step and reserve your seat by visiting http://studentvoice.com/csun/aidswalk2012busregistration. 

Breakfast will also be provided for those who utilize this bus service.

We are looking forward to having you a part of our CSUN Tradition!

Monday, October 15, 2012

New Club Workshop

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm - 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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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Image for 4th Annual Research Fellows Colloquium 4th Annual Research Fellows Colloquium

2:00 pm - 4:15 pm - Library: Jack and Florence Ferman Presentation Room
http://library.csun.edu/blogs/goingson/4th-annual-research-fellows-colloquium/

Come hear our distinguished faculty speak about their research

  • Rachel Friedman-Narr (Associate Professor, Special Education)
  • Florence Kyomugisha (Associate Professor, Gender and Women’s Studies)
  • Lois M. Shelton (Associate Professor, Management)
  • Lindsay Hansen (Associate Librarian, Oviatt Library )
  • Richard Lorentz (Professor, Computer Science)
  • Zeynep Toker (Associate Professor, Urban Planning & Studies)
  • Joy von Wolffersdorff (Professor, Art)

Moderated byAssociate Dean Marianne Afifi

New Club Workshop

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm - 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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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Grants Research and Development

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Workshop on Grants Research: Finding FundingJoin your colleagues in this one-hour session that focuses on how to research and identify potential grant funding sources for your research projects and programs; discover free web sites that offer links to public and private external funding opportunities. Presented by the Office of Research & Sponsored Projects.

SELECT ONE OF THESE TWO SESSIONS TO ATTEND:

Thursday October 18, 9:00-10:00am, SH303 (SBS)
Friday October 19, 2:00-3:00pm, SH303 (SBS)

Please RSVP: Shelley.Bartenstein@csun.edu
(Walk-ins welcome, too)

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Image for Deferred Action for Childhood ArrivalsDeferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall 451

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Department of Psychology Annual Talent Show

6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE for the Department of Psychology's Annual Talent Show, including a silent auction.  Festivities begins at 6:00 p.m. on October 19th.

Additional information to follow!

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Workshop on Grants Research: Finding Funding

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Workshop on Grants Research: Finding Funding
Join your colleagues in this one-hour session that focuses on how to research and identify potential grant funding sources for your research projects and programs; discover free web sites that offer links to public and private external funding opportunities. Presented by the Office of Research & Sponsored Projects.

SELECT ONE OF THESE TWO SESSIONS TO ATTEND:

Thursday October 18, 9:00-10:00 am, SH303 (SBS)
Friday October 19, 2:00-3:00 pm, SH303 (SBS)

Please RSVP: Shelley.Bartenstein@csun.edu
(Walk-ins welcome, too)

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

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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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Image for ABA Speaker SeriesABA Speaker Series

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall 451

You are invited to the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Speaker Series Talk:

Dr. Michael Cameron - "Multimodal Computational Behavior Analysis for Weight Control and Transformative Health"

Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall 451

Dr. Michael J. Cameron is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and the Chief Clinical Officer for Pacific Child and Family Associates (PCFA) as well as an expert in the assessment and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder. 

This event is sponsored by the Master's Program in Behavioral Clinical Psychology, a collaboration between the Department of Psychology and the Tseng College.

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7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall 451

The Department of Political Science presents

Pre-Law Information Session featuring

The Honorable Michael Jesic (Judge, L.A. Superior Court and CSUN Alumnus, Political Science, '92)

Ronald Leibow (Partner (ret), Kaye Scholer LLP and CSUN alumnus, Political Science, '62)

Magna Sundstrom (Princeton Review)

This session will address many questions including:

What is it like to be an attorney?

What is law school like?

How do I get into law school?

How do I get through law school?

What courses should I take if I'm considering law school?

and many more...

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Campus Sustainability Day

11:00 am - 3:15 pm - USU Theatre
http://www.csun.edu/sustainability

This year CSUN's Sustainability Day event focuses on issues surrounding Climate Change and is taking place on Thursday, October 25 from 11 am - 3:30pm in the USU Theatre.  The day will include a talk at 2:00 pm by Naomi Oreskes, author of 'Merchants of Doubt' and Professor of History and Science Studies at UC San Diego., who will be introduced by Provost Hellenbrand. The day's events include three sessions which coincide with class times.

The first session (11:00am- 12:15pm) will be a talk given by Dr. Milind Kulkarni, Director of Engineering Institutes at ITM Group of Institutions in Mumbai, India. He will discuss energy challenges in the developing world, in India in particular, and a sustainable development project in which waste water is used to generate renewable energy using bio-digestion.

The second session (12:30-1:45pm) will show a documentary film, "There Once Was an Island", which provides a case study about a tiny atoll in Papua New Guinea facing escalating climate-related impacts. This will be followed by a facilitated discussion on the issues raised.

In the third session (2:00-3:15pm) Naomi Oreskes will talk about the subject of her book -- how a handful of scientists obscured the truth on issues from tobacco smoke to global warming. This talk is part of the Distinguished Visiting Speakers Series and is sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the College of Science and Math, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, and the Institute for Sustainability.

Amer Ahmed

11:00 am - 12:15 pm - USU Flintridge Room
http://www.csun.edu/cdsc/

Islamophobia: Beyond Myth to Social Change
A lecture by Amer Ahmed

The post-9/11 era in the US has exposed deep levels of prejudice and bigotry towards Muslim people.  Recent inflammatory rhetoric, controversy of thee Park 51 Community Center in Manhattan, NYPD surveillance of Muslim students and Congressional hearings singling out Muslim communities reveal broad-base prejudice, discrimination and zenophobia towards Muslims.  Racial profiling, hate crimes, and bullying continue to be widespread.

Islamphobia is defined as a fear or anxiety of both Muslim and Islamic people.  TO combat this phobia along with unjust actions that accompany it, education and action are needed.  This session addresses the following questions:

  • What are the tenets of the faith and who are its followers?
  • What are the experiences of Muslims in the United States both pre- and post-9/11?
  • What implications does this lack of of knowledge of Islam and Muslims have on our campuses and workplace environments?
  • How do challenge dominant narratives about Muslims framed by mainstream media?

Amer Ahmed serves as Associate Director of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and is a member of SPEAKOUT: Institute for Democratic Leadership and Culture.  As a college administrator, Hip Hop activist, spoken word poet, intercultural consultant, he channels his diverse experiences to address issues of social justice that continue to face traditionally marginalized communities.

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New Club Workshop

11:30 am - 12:30 pm - 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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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Image for Orchestra of Exiles (Documentary) Orchestra of Exiles (Documentary)

10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Laemmle Fallbrook Theatre, 6731 Fallbrook Ave. West Hills, CA
http://www.csun.edu/jewish.studies/calendarF12.html

This beautiful documentary tells about Bronislaw Huberman, a Polish Jew who defied Nazi Germany through his musical talents. After achieving world-wide fame as a virtuoso violinist, Huberman chose 70 Jewish musicians who had been fired by Nazi authorities and moved them to Palestine to form the Palestine Symphony (the future Israel Philharmonic). “Orchestra of Exiles” is a love-song to music and to human ideals, told through rarely seen historic photographs, film footage, and exquisite musical recordings. 85 minutes. Followed by Q & A with CSUN Jewish Studies faculty.

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Image for Talk by Mustafa Akyol, Islam without Extremes: A Muslim Case of LibertyTalk by Mustafa Akyol, Islam without Extremes: A Muslim Case of Liberty

12:30 pm - 1:45 pm - USU, Grand Salon

Mustafa Akyol is a Turkish political commentator and author based in Istanbul, Turkey. Since 2002 he has been a regular commentator in the Turkish media. He has spoken at many universities and institutes, and has had articles published in the
New York Times,e Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, e Guardian, and numerous newspapers and news magazines.

Mr. Akyol will talk about his newest book, “Islam Without Extremes: A Muslim Case of Liberty.” From furious reactions to the cartoons of the prophet Muhammad, to the suppression of women, news
from the Muslim world begs the question: is Islam incompatible with freedom?

For more information contact Mustafa Ruzgar at 818/677-7779 or mustafa.ruzgar@

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New Club Workshop

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm - 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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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Image for Faculty of Color:  Benefits, Challenges, and Future DirectionsFaculty of Color: Benefits, Challenges, and Future Directions

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall 451

The Department of Pan African Studies invites you to a discussion on Faculty of Color:  Benefits, Challenges, and Future Directions featuring

J. Luke Wood, PhD, an Assistant Professor of Administration, Rehabilitation, and Postsecondary Education at San Diego State University (SDSU).

This presentation will highlight current and emerging research on faculty of color in academe.  Dr. Wood will discuss the benefits of faculty of color to the students, communities, and institutions that they serve.  His presentation will also address challenges to faculty of color representation and incorporation in the academy.  In covering these topics, Wood will facilitate a dialogue on how faculty, administrators, and students can best support the success of Black, Latino/a, Native American, and Asian faculty members.

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Image for Faculty of Color:  Benefits, Challenges, and Future DirectionsFaculty of Color: Benefits, Challenges, and Future Directions

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall 451

The Department of Pan African Studies invites you to a discussion on Faculty of Color:  Benefits, Challenges, and Future Directions featuring

J. Luke Wood, PhD, an Assistant Professor of Administration, Rehabilitation, and Postsecondary Education at San Diego State University (SDSU).

This presentation will highlight current and emerging research on faculty of color in academe.  Dr. Wood will discuss the benefits of faculty of color to the students, communities, and institutions that they serve.  His presentation will also address challenges to faculty of color representation and incorporation in the academy.  In covering these topics, Wood will facilitate a dialogue on how faculty, administrators, and students can best support the success of Black, Latino/a, Native American, and Asian faculty members.

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