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Central American Studies Human Rights Series

Friday, August 30, 2013 - 12:15pm to 1:45pm

detail of photo of the genocide trial of General Efraín Ríos Montt in Guatemala
Testimony and photos on the historic genocide trial of General Efraín Ríos Montt in Guatemala by human rights activist Maryelena Bustamante, M.A. and member of the Guatemalans Collective Against Impunity in Guatemala. Read more

Annual Kazi Nazrul Islam Lecture

Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 11:00am to 12:15pm

Kazi Nazrul Islam
"The Detective and the Poet: Why Did Kazi Nazrul Islam Court Controversy?" Dr. Rachel Fell McDermott of Barnard College will speak. For more information contact Dr. Phyllis Herman,   or 818/677-3925. Read more

The Jewish Immigrant in World Cinema

Monday, September 16, 2013 - 11:00am to 12:15pm

The Jewish Immigrant in World Cinema

Jews have been extraordinary in world history for their migration to distant lands over the centuries. How does world cinema portray this? Professor Lawrence Baron will discuss this topic, illustrated with select movie clips. Read more

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Maria Costa: Macho Men and the Women Who Love Them

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Maria Costa

The California State University Northridge's Asian American Studies and Central American Studies Departments present a one-night only dynamic, powerful performance by critically-acclaimed writer-actor-comedian-artist, Maria Costa. Read more

Proposition 57: Reforming California’s Prisons

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Prison Cell

Proposition 57, approved by two-thirds of the California electorate last November, increases parole and good behavior opportunities for felons convicted of nonviolent crimes and allows judges, not prosecutors, to decide whether to try certain juveniles as adults in court. This presentation will summarize the key points of the law, discuss its implementation, and examine some of the political commentary and case law that has emerged from its passage. RSVP Required, please Read more

Asian American Studies Distinguished Lecture and Student Awards Ceremony

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Lisa Hasegawa

We cordially invite you and your families to join the ceremony as we celebrate and honor our students for their achievements and contributions. The invited lecturer this year is Ms. Lisa Hasegawa, the UCLA Asian American Studies activist-in-residence fellow and the Assistant Director of Federal Relations Read more

Apartheid South Africa: Then & Now

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Bishop Edward Mackenzie

Featuring Reflections by Bishop Edward Mackenzie. Bishop Mackenzie fought against Apartheid in South Africa under the direction of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and assisted in the arduous task of reconciliation following the election of Nelson Mandela in 1994. Read more