The Gibbs Sisters are an award-winning writing, producing, and animation team. They are the creators of the award-winning animated short, Ravishing Raspberry, the popular online animated series Adopted by Aliens and Old Ladies Driving, Read more
Valley's Transportation Priorities? What do you think? Read more
The CTL presents Tina Payne Bryson, speaking on “The Whole-Brain Child in the Classroom”.
In their New York Times bestseller THE WHOLE-BRAIN CHILD, Tina Bryson and Dan Siegel introduce parents and other caregivers to practical strategies based on cutting-edge brain science. A central principle of the book is that the strategies can help parents not only survive difficult moments with their kids, but actually use those very moments to help their children thrive. In this presentation, Dr. Bryson will take this central concept and apply it to teacher-student interactions. The best teaching strategies are the ones that not only help instructors maintain order and cover material effectively, but that also challenge kids to become all that they’re meant to be. Read more
Black History Month
"Representations of Black Women in the Media: The Damnation of Black Womanhood."
Exploring the role that racism, misogyny and media play in the representation of Black womanhood, this book provides an in-depth analysis of contemporary media portrayals of Black women and a foundation for challenging negative representations of Black women. Television dramas, reality television shows, and news coverage of First Lady Michelle Obama are discussed as they reinforce stereotypes of Black womanhood. Dr. Marquita Gammage will provide a lecture and live reading of her book "Representations of Black Women in the Media: The Damnation of Black Womanhood." Read more
Join us for a provocative and thoughtful conversation with Anita Sarkeesian. Read more
Historian and documentarian Dr. Amina Hassan and Judge Robin Miller Sloan will each speak about the life of Judge Loren Miller.
Join us as we take a look at sex work through an intersectional lens of race, gender and gender identity. Read more
This workshop will address stigma, myths, social justice issues, decriminalization, and topics surrounding conflation with sex trafficking. Read more
Properly pruned rose bushes are more disease-resistant, grow better, require less maintenance, and the result is better blooms. So what’s the big mystery about rose pruning? Steve Gerischer of Larkspur Garden Design will explain. Read more
Author, From the Shahs to Los Angeles: Three Generations of Iranian Jewish Women Between Religion and Culture (SUNY Press, 2012). Read more