National Poetry Month 2022: Book Display and Poem in Your Pocket 04/13/2022 - 7:45am to 04/30/2022 - 4:45pm
Join us as the CSUN University Library celebrates National Poetry Month, and pick up a book and a poem for your pocket from our display in the Main Floor, Learning Commons.
5th Annual Student Social Justice Conference 04/21/2022 - 9:00am to 5:30pm
The keynote speaker at 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM will be geographer Dr. Ruth Wilson Gilmore, who co-founded Critical Resistance (http://criticalresistance.org) and is one of the preeminent scholar-activists on prison abolition. Dr. Gilmore will speak on her upcoming book Change Everything: Racial Capitalism and the Case for Abolition (https://www.haymarketbooks.org/books/1597-change-everything). The keynote speaker at 4:00 - 5:30 PM will be Chamorro environmental justice lawyer Julian Aguon, author of memoir/manifesto The Properties of Perpetual Light (https://www.julianaguon.com)
Affordable Housing and Homelessness in Southern California 04/21/2022 - 4:00pm
Please join the California State University, Northridge Center for Southern California Studies for this important discussion. Our guests will discuss the shortage of safe and affordable housing, as well as, the social and economic conditions that continue to push more people into homelessness.
Dr. Josefina Bittar: How Guaraní-Spanish societal bilingualism challenges contact research 04/21/2022 - 7:00pm
Guaraní and Spanish are languages that belong to different families, with dissimilar linguistic systems. Colonization placed these two languages together in a small country in Latin America: Paraguay. Furthermore, the rather isolated character of the location, and the social dynamics among colonizers and indigenous peoples made Guaraní (and not just Spanish) the language spoken by the majority of the population. This unique scenario makes Paraguay a prime setting to study language contact phenomena. In this presentation, Dr. Bittar will discuss characteristics of Guaraní-Spanish bilingualism in Paraguay, the challenges of documenting linguistic practices in the country, and the broader impact of language contact research for bilingual communities.