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CDSC: Public Events


Resources for Rev. Lawson's Public Lecture Series

Reverend Lawson has suggested a list of resources that might be helpful for people to further their own reading, or understanding of the issues he will be addressing in the public lectures.

Please click the link below for a list of his suggested resources.

Rev. Lawson Resources

CDSC Curricular Resources on Nonviolence

We have compiled a list of resources on Nonviolent political organizing and nonviolence within various traditions.

Please click the link below for a list of these resources.

CDSC Resources on Nonviolence

CDSC - Working Bibliography

A working list of resources organized by various topics like social justice pedagogy, economic in/justice, globalization, culture and social justice.

Please click the link below for a list of these resources.

CDSC - Working Bibliography


CDSC Public Events - Spring 2016

Spring 2016: Survive & Thrive!

CDSC is hosting a range of events this Spring centered around the spirit of “surviving & thriving” in the midst of challenge
& adversity. We invite you to explore these meditations on peace, social justice, communal activism and visions of a bold
new world

Resources on Militarism may be found by clicking this link.

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Militarism 1: Visual Occupation in Israel/Palestine
Tuesday, February 9, 4-6:30
USU Pasadena Room

UCLA Professor, Gil Hochberg, will present from her recent
book, Visual Occupations: Vision and Visibility in a Conflict
Zone, to examines how unequal access to visual
representation shapes the Israeli Occupation of Palestine.
Mainstream media erase military violence, while Israeli and
Palestinian artists offer new ways of seeing.

Reading: Visual Occupations by Gil Hochberg

Militarism 2: Creating Beyond Militarism Workshop
Thursday, February 11, 11-12:15
USU Northridge Center

This workshop, offered by UCR Professor Setsu Shigematsu, engages students in creative practices to build community and envision futures that challenge and move beyond militarism. Shigematsu’s workshop builds on her collaborative work in creating a series of children’s books, The Guardian Princesses, offering empowering, educational, and diverse fantasies for children.

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Queer Migrations: Moving Toward Transformative Change

Thursday, April 14, 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

The event will consist of an UndocuQueer workshop presented to CSUN students by UndocuQueer activists. The purpose of the workshop is to engage students in a discussion of how UndocuQueer organizing relates to, but also deviates from other forms of migrant rights organizing and activism.

4-6:30 p.m.

The panel will feature Dr. Eithné Luibhéid, a leading Queer Migrations scholar, and activists from the TransLatina Coalition and Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement. The presenters will give 15-20 minute presentations on the criminalization of LGBTQ migrants and their work on creating transformative change, followed by a Q&A session.

Environmental Justice Series

This environmental justice series will teach students how the built environment, eco-tourism, ecological degradation, toxins, and hazards have made Chicana/o, Latina/o, Asian American, and African American populations vulnerable to environmental racism. Presenters will detail how environmental justice challenges mainstream environmentalism to understand the impact society has on the environment in relationship to social categories that include race, gender, and class.


Wednesday, February 17, 2015

4-6:40 p.m.

The first series event will consist of panelists, Socorro Berumen, a local environmental justice advocate, Mark Lopez, an activist form East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice, and Mercedes Ortiz, a social justice organizer with Pacoima Beautiful.


Wednesday, March 16, 2015

4-6:40 p.m.

The second event will feature Dr. Laura Pulido, Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

4-6:40 p.m.

The third and final event includes presentations by Dr. Lisa Sun-Hee Park, Professor of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Dr. David Pellow, Dehlsen Endowed Chair, Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara

For more information on an event contact:




Public Events Archive

Click link above for archive of past events.


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

CDSC Spring 2016 calendar


Calendar of CDSC Events