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Concordia Studio Selects Its 2023 Fellowship Class

Anayansi Pradois a documentary director and producer passionate about undocumented immigration, the US/Mexico border, indigenous land rights and mestizo racial identity. Her films include The Unafraid (PBS) about D.A.C.A. students, Paraiso for Sale (PBS), Children in No Man’s Land (PBS) on unaccompanied child migrants and Maid in America (PBS Independent Lens) about domestic workers in Los Angeles. Anayansi is previously a Chicken & Egg Fellow, a Creative Capital Artist, a Rockefeller Media Fellow and a Film Expert for The American Film Showcase. Anayansi has taught documentary filmmaking in five continents and was a visiting professor at UCLA, California State University, Northridge and Chapman University. She is currently in development on a new feature documentary. -- Yahoo! Entertainment

AMG CEO Paul K. Mengert and Leadership Consultant Dr. Lori Baker-Schena to Lead Workshop on Mindful Management at CAI's 50th Anniversary Conference in Dallas on May 19

Dr. Baker-Schena, a leadership consultant and professional speaker, brings to her clients 35 years as a healthcare public relations and marketing consultant and 25 years as a tenured university professor at California State University, Northridge (CSUN), teaching public relations and journalism. Dr. Baker-Schena holds a bachelor's degree in Journalism, an MBA from CSUN, and a doctorate in Organizational Leadership from the University of La Verne. Over the past seven years, she has presented to CAI chapters nationwide on topics such as managing conflict, dealing with difficult people, achieving work-life balance, helping Boards function effectively, retaining employees, and delivering excellent customer service. -- BizWire Express

Carthage Philharmonic performing May 19

In addition to his role as conductor, Kawakami is an assistant professor of music and director of orchestral activities, as well as an active clinician, guest conductor and adjudicator. Before coming to Carthage, he was conductor of the California State University, Northridge Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, as well as being employed as a conductor of various musicals, film soundtracks and varied guest conducting positions around Southern California. -- Kenosha News

CSUN Basketball Staff Update

CSUN head men’s basketball coach Andy Newman has announced his coaching staff for the 2023-24 season. -- Hoop Dirt

IDA Teach Out: Black Women's Wellness

Debra Wilson is an award-winning director and producer of scripted and non-scripted projects. In 2020 her documentary short film The Lucky Ones streamed in several festivals and won the Stop Stigma Award at the Canberra Mental Health Film Festival. Debra has also directed numerous corporate, marketing, and branding projects. As a location manager, she has worked on such films and series as 13 Reasons Why, Sense8, Blindspotting, The Master, and Fruitvale Station. Debra is an SF FilmHouse Resident and BAVC MediaMaker Fellow alum. She is a member of Brown Girls Doc Mafia and Women of Color Unite. She earned a B.A. in Television/Film Production at Cal-State University, Northridge. Debra is currently in development on several projects. -- International Documentary Association

How to Teach About Systemic Inequality and Racism

In a controversial essay in the UCLA Law Review, Theresa Montaño, a professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies at California State University, Northridge, and Tricia Gallagher-Geurtsen, a lecturer at UC San Diego and UC Santa Cruz, argued that “Yes, Critical Race Theory Should Be Taught in Your School.” -- Inside Higher Ed

Government Guarantees Keep Banks Open and Give Customers Peace of Mind

Silva and a team of researchers, including Manuela Dantas, an assistant professor at California State University-Northridge, and Ken Merkley, a professor at Indiana University, analyzed several reported numbers, including loan loss provisions and pre-provision earnings. Because government guarantees cannot be randomized as they often are in biotech trials, the researchers analyzed two situations where government guarantees changed due to “external” factors not related to the individual banking sectors of their study. Specifically, the authors analyzed the increase in implicit government guarantees caused by the creation of the Eurozone and the removal of explicit government guarantees granted to the Landesbanken, a group of large state-owned banks in Germany. -- Mirage News