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Exploring the Intersection of Latinx, Catholic, and LGBTQ+ Identities

“Most of the interviews I post explore those three parts of an individual’s journey: the discovery of your sexual and gender identity, learning the language to self-identify with, and the family aspect you grew up in and how it affected you, if it did,” says Díaz Santillan, 35, who also is a part-time lecturer at Cal State Northridge’s Spanish journalism program. -- The Advocate

Fortnite And Balenciaga Team Up, But At A Tone-Deaf Ti

The Balenciaga collaboration comes only weeks after the game’s Martin Luther King Jr. March Through Time event, which smacks of poor timing. Balenciaga recently came under fire for releasing a pair of sweatpants that spurred accusations of cultural appropriation. Marquita Gammage, professor of Africana Studies at California State University, Northridge, told CNN that these pants, modeled after the sagging trend, are an exploitation of “Black culture, with the hopes of securing major profits.” -- Gamers Grade

Grease Actors You May Not Know Passed Away

Fans were surprised when Charles did a complete career change and became a college professor at California State University, Northridge. The Cal State Northridge newsletter described her as a "supportive and enthusiastic advocate who helped students find their voice as an instructor of speech communication and public speaking in the Chicana and Chicano Studies department, where she had taught since 2002." -- Looper

Omaha pulls off overtime win over CSUN men’s soccer

Thomas Mascaro (left), Arturo Leveles, and Jammer Ricketts are looking for an explanation for the foul the referee called during a match against the University of Nebraska Omaha on Sunday, September 12, 2021. After a three-game road trip, CSUN returned to his homefield with a kick-off at 11:00 am on Sunday. The game was regulated and scored no points, causing overtime for the University of Nebraska Omaha. -- Eminetra

Fortnite collaborates with Balenciaga amid cultural appropriation controversy

The Balenciaga collaboration comes only weeks after the game’s Martin Luther King Jr. March Through Time event, which smacks of poor timing. Balenciaga recently came under fire for releasing a pair of sweatpants that spurred accusations of cultural appropriation. Marquita Gammage, professor of Africana Studies at California State University, Northridge, told CNN that these pants, modeled after the sagging trend, are an exploitation of “Black culture, with the hopes of securing major profits.” -- Digital Trends

Plastics, Plastics Everywhere

Covid-19 has also managed to expose the fragility of capitalism, notes David Klein, a mathematical physicist and professor of mathematics at California State University Northridge, where he teaches courses in the Climate Science Program. He is a member of System Change Not Climate Change and author of the downloadable ebook Capitalism and Climate Change: The Science and Politics of Global Warming. Klein says the pandemic has underscored how ineffective capitalism is at dealing with public health crises as companies have unapologetically prioritized profits over human life. -- Resilience.org

Senators Alex Padilla and Bob Menendez join forces for Senate Hispanic-Serving Institution Caucus

Earlier this month, Sen. Padilla supported the launch of the Global HSI Equity Innovation Hub at California State University, Northridge, which will work to transform HSIs throughout the University’s system and the nation to increase student achievement and give Latino students the skills they need to thrive in high-demand careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics.) -- Al Dia

Religion events in the San Fernando Valley area, Sept. 18-25

Food drive for CSUN Food Pantry: The Community Concerns Committee at First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills holds a non-perishable food drive to help stock the food pantry at Cal State University, Northridge, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 18 and 9-11 a.m. Sept. 19. The pantry benefits students who do not have much income for food while school is in session. Current needs: canned items and dry packaging such as pasta; also, hygiene items including soap, feminine products and shampoos. No glass containers. 10400 Zelzah Ave., Northridge. 818-360-1831. www.fpcgh.org/outreach. More details on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/fpcgh -- Los Angeles Daily News

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