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Chumash Language & Culture

Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 9:30am to 10:45am

Chumash painted cave detail

HAKU! (that means "hello") The Chumash are the indigenous people of nearby coastal California – did you know Malibu’s name is derived from the Chumash word humaliwo (“where the surf sounds loudly”)?  Read more

Noche de Ofrende

Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Dia de los Muertes MECHA poster

This year we will have a two-day celebration starting Thursday, October 31, with the Noche de Ofrenda.

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MICCAILHUITL: Dia de los Muertos

Friday, November 1, 2013 - 6:00pm

Dia de los Muertes MECHA poster

Live music, Danzas, vendors, food, speakers, and elaborate altars meant to honor those who have passed. Every one of all ages is welcome to come celebrate life, whether past or present. Read more

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Regina José Galindo

Friday, November 14, 2014 - 11:00am

Regina Jose Galindo

Regina José Galindo was born in 1974 in Guatemala City, where she resides. She is an internationally renowned contemporary artist specializing in performance art. Her work explores the ethical implications of social injustice, racial and gender discrimination, and inequality. She has shown her work at the Venice Biennale, at the Graphic Design Biennale of Ljubljana, as well as Read more

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o

Friday, November 7, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Ngugi wa Thiong'o

Distinguished Professor, author, and Nobel Prize for Literature Finalist. A many-sided intellectual, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o is novelist, essayist, playwright, journalist, editor, academic and social activist. Ngũgĩ burst onto the literary scene in East Africa with the performance of his first major play, The Black Hermit, at the National Theatre in Kampala. Read more

CHS Benefit Concert

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 6:30pm

Benefit Concert Banner

Celebrating 45 Years of Traditional Mexican Music, Song, and Dance in the Department of Chicana/o Studies: An evening of Vibrant Sones Jarochos, Sones de Mariachi, Huapangos, Boleros, Corridos and Rancheras. Read more