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CDSC FILM Recommendations

Upcoming CDSC Events

Civil Discourse & Social Change Events

Welcome to Spring 2017!

CDSC is hosting an exciting range of events this Spring focusing on Mental Health, Hunger & Homelessness among CSUN students as well as current events.

Challenging President Trump's "Muslim Ban"
Monday, February 27th, 2017
Jack and Florence Presentation Room, Oviatt Library

Immigration Policy Update and Organizing for Transformative Change
Presentation by immigration attorney Bernardo López who will provide an update on some of the changes in immigration policy and an interactive workshop on creating transformative change presented by Jorge Gutiérrez, member of Familia: Trans Queer Libera(on Movement. 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Colleague's Room (Sierra Center)
ASL interpreters will be provided

Dr. Ana Castillo: Author Reading and Q&A
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Presentation Room, Oviatt Library

Invisible Latinidades:Afro-Latinos and Indigenous Communities in U.S. Public Sphere
Lecture by Ana Niria Díaz Albo, Researcher, Casa de las Américas, La Habana, Cuba
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Colleague's Room (Sierra Center)
ASL interpreters will be provided

Latina/o Youth Identity Workshop
Interactive workshop by Ana Niria Díaz Albo, Researcher, Casa de las Américas, La Habana, Cuba
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Colleague's Room (Sierra Center)
ASL interpreters will be provided

Mental Health among CSUN students

March 27, 2017, 4:00-6:30 p.m.

Northridge Center, USU


Hunger and Homelessness Among CSUN Students

May 2, 2017 from 4:00-6:30 p.m.

Northridge Center, USU


Please visit our "Teaching Commons" for readings and materials related to our events.

All events are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Film Recommendations

Part of Mural at Women's Center

Reverend Lawson’s Film Recommendations



Gandhi is a film based life of Mahatma Gandhi, who led the nonviolent resistance movement against British colonial rule in India during the first half of the 20th century. Directed by Richard Attenborough, the film stars Ben Kingsley as Gandhi. They both won Academy Awards for their work on the film. Also, the film was given the Academy Award for Best Picture and won eight Academy Awards.





poster for Iron Jawed AngelsIron Jawed Angel

Iron Jawed Angels is a film about the American women's suffrage movement during the 1910s. Directed by Katja von Garnier, the film follows political activists Alice Paul and Lucy Burns as they use peaceful strategies and nonviolent tactics to revolutionize the U.S. feminist movement granting women the right to vote.








image of a busFreedom Riders

They called themselves the Freedom Riders, and they managed to bring the president and the entire American public face to face with the challenge of correcting civil-rights inequities that plagued the nation. Veteran filmmaker Stanley Nelson’s inspirational documentary is the first feature-length film about this courageous band of civil-rights activists. Gaining impressive access to influential figures on both sides of the issue, Nelson chronicles a chapter of American history that stands as an astonishing testament to the accomplishment of youth and what can result from the incredible combination of personal conviction and the courage to organize against all odds. (Source: http://sundance.bside.com/2010/films/freedomriders_sundance2010)