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San Fernando Valley Marks Juneteenth Holiday With “Multicultural Celebration of Freedom”

Also on Saturday will be a business roundtable table discussion, from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., at California State University Northridge. Scheduled participants include Angela Gibson Shaw, president of the Greater Los Angeles Chamber of African American Chamber of Commerce and chief executive officer of the public relations consulting firm AG & Associates; Roberto Barragan, executive director of the California Community Economic Development Association; Madeline and Mariah Williams, founders and owners of Maddy Bear Bakes; and Sonya Kay Blake, president and chief executive officer of the Valley Economic Alliance. -- San Fernando Valley Sun

Academy Kicks Off Sixth Year of 'Gold Rising' Program With 27 Entertainment Industry Partners

The program’s production track features online technical workshops and masterclasses for students interested in cinematography, costume design, film editing, production design, sound and visual effects, a category newly added to the program this year. The 31 participants in this track are from California State University Northridge, Exceptional Minds Academy, Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles Film School, Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, New York Film Academy and select local community colleges from the Academy’s Community College Film and Media Arts Consortium. -- Shoot online

Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, June 16-23

CSUN Graduate Exhibition – Master of Arts/Master of Fine Arts: Artists include: Janna Avner, Jasmeet Chatrath, Kristine Daily, Ixchel Hernandez, Michael Hong, Faith Ishizuka, Myung Kang, Katherine Posada, Mariana Reyes, Katia Stewart, Codruta Tolan, Montserrat Rangel Vergara. Gallery hours: noon-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Artists’ reception and open studios, 3-6 p.m. June 18. Exhibit runs through June 18. Use parking Lot E6 at Halsted Street and Lindley Avenue ($8). CSUN Art Galleries in the Art and Design Center, on North University Drive between Etiwanda and Lindley avenues, Northridge. 818-677-2156. -- Los Angeles Daily News

Giving Back to the Community

A group of MBA students at CSUN David Nazarian College of Business and Economics volunteered to help throw the event to raise funds for MDR Historical Society and as a way for them to celebrate their accomplishments with the community. The event included a silent auction and attendees were also entered into a raffle to win VIP passes to The Magic Castle. -- The Argonaut

DI student-athletes demonstrate academic success, resilience amid challenges

"The APR data continues to demonstrate the high level of academic achievement of our student-athletes and teams, and their resiliency to excel through a global pandemic and instability in the intercollegiate landscape," said Division I Committee on Academics chair Dianne Harrison, president emerita at California State University, Northridge. "The APR has been and continues to be a valuable real-time tool that provides us with an opportunity to identify and work with schools that may need additional assistance to improve their academic support services. Overall, the Academic Performance Program furthers the NCAA's commitment to academic excellence and integrity, and the public release of this APR data while penalties are suspended is a reasonable interim step." -- NCAA

De la prisión a Disney

María Martinez ganaba 35 centavos por hora en la prisión; graduada en CSUN, ahora obtendrá un salario anual de $100,000 en Disney -- La Opinion (in Spanish)

Celebrate Juneteenth with these 11 empowering (and fun) L.A. events

Make your way to Woodley Park in Van Nuys for a day filled with music, food and giveaways at the Juneteenth Community Celebration. There will also be informative discussions. Marquita Gammage, the department chair of African-American Studies at CSUN, will be hosting a talk on the history and importance of Juneteenth. James Thomas, the president of the San Fernando Valley NAACP, will be speaking about the state of being Black in the San Fernando Valley. -- Los Angeles Times