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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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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