College of Humanities


Andrés Manuel López Obrador

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 6:00pm


Andrés Manuel López Obrador will speak on the privatization of Mexico's natural and educational resources and contemporary Mexican Politics. He just published a book titled "Neo-Profirismo: Hoy como ayer." A Q&A session will follow in hopes of engaging in discussion that draws comparisons and contrasts between what is happening Mexico and the United States. Read more

Screening: When Will the Punishment End?

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 4:00pm to 6:45pm

When Will the Punishment End? poster

Directed by Chicana/o studies and Gender and Women’s studies professor Dr. Marta Lopez-Garza, When Will the Punishment End? tells the story of formerly imprisoned women after they have left jail and their fight to regain their lives. A Civil Discourse and Social Change Event. Read more

Ann Taves: Angels, Aliens and Apparitions of the Dead

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 2:00pm

Ann Taves

The presence of non-ordinary entities plays a central role in religious traditions. In this talk, Taves discusses how historians can tease apart the stories of angels and apparitions to try to understand the process that people went through as they struggled to understand what was happening and considers how groups, including those that eventually become new religions, stabilize interpretations of these ambiguous events. Read more

Jewish Music: The Soul of a People

Monday, March 24, 2014 - 9:30am to 10:45am

Michael Stein

Hazzan (Cantor) Mike Stein will present an overview of the history and development of Jewish music by playing the guitar, violin, oud and shofar. Read more

Guest Lecture: Xanath Caraza

Friday, March 21, 2014 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm

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 Xánath Caraza is an Award Winning Finalist in the 'Fiction: Multicultural' category of the 2013 International Book Awards. Her book, Conjuro, was awarded second place in the ‘Best Poetry Book in Spanish’ category and received honorable mention in the ‘Best First Book in Spanish, Mariposa Award’  Read more


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33rd Annual Powwow

Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 10:00am to 9:00pm

33rd Annual CSUN Powwow

Grand Entry will be at 12:30 PM. Indigenous Awareness Month gathering: American Indian Student Association, American Indian Studies Program, First Nations Alumni Association. Featuring American Indian dance and music, frybread, arts & crafts, vendors, children's craft activities. Water is Life: alcohol and drugs are not permitted on the Powwow grounds. Read more

2016 Latin American Film and Art Festival

Friday, November 18, 2016 - 6:00pm to Monday, November 21, 2016 - 7:00pm

2016 Latin American Film and Art Festival

The Latin American Festival is taking place at California State University Northridge from November 18 through 21, 2016. The four day event will feature films highlighting some of Latin America's most talented filmmakers, including entries for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2017 Academy Awards. Read more

Science, Race and Racism: BUILD PODER's 2nd Annual Conference

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

Science, Race, Racism | Weds. Nov. 2, 9:30 a.m. - !2:30 p.m. at the Northridge Center

BUILD PODER is proud to present it's 2nd annual conference: Science, Race and Racism. This is a day-long event featuring a student poster session, presentations by two respected scholars, and a dynamic and social justice art installation from Alex Ojeda, MOSAIC mentors and mentees. Read more

Translating Yu Hua, Presented by Professor Allan Barr

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Allan Barr

Yu Hua (1960-), the author of To Live, Brothers, and China in Ten Words, is one of China’s best-known living authors. It is thirty years since he first began to make an impact on the Chinese literary world and twenty years since his first collection of stories in English translation was published; now is a good moment to take stock of the factors shaping the reception of his work by a Western audience.  Read more