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CDSC Resources

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
11a.m.-12:15p.m.
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
4p.m.-6p.m.
Colleague's Room (Sierra Center)
ASL interpreters will be provided

Dr. Ana Castillo: Author Reading and Q&A
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
4:30p.m.-6p.m.
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
4p.m.-6p.m.
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
2p.m.-3:15p.m.
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.

Civil Discourse and Social Change Resources

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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

Resources

 "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)