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Student Organizing & Tuition Hikes

Thursday, September 7, 2023 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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Learn about the pending student tuition hikes and the history of student organizing and how it got done from various different student groups at CSUN. A Q&A portion will also discuss the common misconceptions of the tuition hikes and how to act against them.

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Sixth Civil Discourse Social Justice Student Research Conference

Thursday, April 27, 2023 - 10:30am to 6:00pm

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Opening Remarks begin at 10:30AM

Student Panel #1: 11AM-12:15PM

Student Panel #2: 2-3:15PM

Keynote Address:

“Mutual Aid for Survival and Mobilization”

with author, lawyer, and activist Dean Spade, 4PM-6PM

Dean Spade is a lawyer, author, activist, and filmmaker working at the intersection of queer and trans-liberation and economic and racial justice. Author of Mutual Aid: Building Solidarity During This Crisis (and the Next), Spade will be speaking on mutual aid and solidarity across social justice movements in the time of COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter.

This event is co-sponsored with Queer Studies and funded through the CSUN Diversity and Equity Innovation Grant. Read more

Frances M. Beal: Building My Black Feminist House -- A Lecture with Dr. Ula Taylor

Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm

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Dr. Taylor is Professor of Africana Studies at UC Berkeley and author of The Promise of Patriarchy: Women and the Nation of Islam (2017). Dr. Taylor will speak on the life, politics, and organizing of Frances M. Beal, the journalist, theoretician, organizer, and feminist who coined the intersectional notion of ‘double jeopardy’ to analyze the racialized and gendered experiences of African American women. Dr. Taylor’s talk examines the life experiences that were formative in Frances Beal’s construction of her Black feminist house.

Reception to follow in Whitsett Room. Read more