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Upcoming CDSC Events

Civil Discourse & Social Change Events

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.

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

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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 for this event: Visual Occupations by Gil Hochberg

Resources on Militarism may be found by clicking this link.

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

Click here for a full line up of Spring 2016 Events

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Teaching Commons

On the 50 Year Anniversary of Freedom Summer 1964, we have gathered various historical and current resources to use in classrooms, conversations and collaborations to develop critical consciousness and engender responsible action for freedom


 "Freedom Summer: The Savage Season of 1964 That Made Mississippi Burn and Made America a Democracy," by Bruce Watson –May, 2011

"After Freedom Summer: How Race Realigned Mississippi Politics, 1965-1986"      
by Chris Danielson - November, 2013


Film Recommendations: Please follow the Film Recommendations link to access films recommended by the CDSC initiative.

1.Reverend Lawson Recommends: Reverend Lawson has suggested a list of resources that might be helpful for you to further your own reading, or understanding of the issues that the Civil Discource and Social Change Initiative focuses on:

  • A Force More Powerful by Peter Ackerman and Jack Duvall
  • American Holocaust: The Conquest of the New World by David Stannard
  • Hidden Wounds by Wendell Berry
  • Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman
  • Martin Luther King’s April 4th 1967 speech: Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence
  • Audio and transcript: http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkatimetobreaksilence.htm
  • Transcript: http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/45a/058.html
  • My Experience with Truth by Gandhi
  • Nonviolence in the Global Community by Richard Deats
  • Politics of Nonviolent Action by Gene Sharp
  • The Children by David Halberstam
  • Waging Nonviolent Struggle by Gene Sharp

2. Article on "Why Civil Resistance Works"

3. Curriculur Resources on Nonviolence: We have compiled a list of resources on Nonviolent political organizing and nonviolence within various traditions.

4. CDSC - Working Bibliography: A working list of resources organized by various topics like social justice pedagogy, economic in/justice, globalization, culture and social justice.

5. Film Series

6. Community Partners

7. Library Resources for Researching Civil Discourse & Social Change (compiled by Katherine Dabbour)