Dear all,

        We have a number of exciting events this month! 


1) Representing a Community Through Image: A Talk with Muralist Lindsay Carron and Tataviam Leadership

Professor Scott Andrews made a successful bid for a Tataviam mural at CSUN as part of CSUN’s program to acknowledge the university’s presence on unceded land of the Fernandeno Tataviam Band of Mission Indians. Now we have the opportunity to attend a talk about the making of the mural with the Muralist Lindsay Carron and Tataviam Leadership!

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

University Library Gohstand Leisure Reading Room/Exhibit Gallery, 2nd Floor West Wing


About the Mural: The CSUN Tataviam Mural Project is a collaborative artistic endeavor between the artist, Tataviam tribal leadership, and the University to create a lasting mural legacy in the University Library. The mural is aligned with the University Library’s commitment to honor the land upon which it stands. This land, known as the Sesevenga, is the historic and unceded territory of the Sesevitam. The descendants of the first inhabitants of this land continue to live in the area as citizens of the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians.

About the Artist: Lindsay Carron is an artist, muralist, and educator who elevates healthy land stewardship and healing through visual representation, storytelling and connection outdoors. She unites perspectives from diverse populations in place-based practices, arts and teaching. Lindsay is an artist in residence with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for Alaska’s 16 National Wildlife Refuges. Community engagement is the foundation of her work. From 2012 to the present, Lindsay’s public art projects have uplifted communities in Baja California, Mexico, Los Angeles, San Juan Island, and across Alaska and Kenya partnering with schools and colleges, a women’s rehabilitation center, an orphanage, museums, tribal councils and government agencies. The work she creates helps restore balance by listening to needs, uplifting marginalized voices, and empowering us all to our birthright – connection to the earth and a healthy, sustainable life. 


2) Professor Kate Haake’s book launch for What Happened Was

Kate Haake’s book launch for What Happened Was, winner of the No One Exists Alone climate change fiction series from 11:11 Press, will be at Chevalier’s Bookstore in Larchmont, on Thursday, April 25, at 6:00 pm. Free tickets required at:


3) Guest Speaker: Visual Artist Monica Marks presents in Professor Audrey Thacker’s section of ENGL 371 

Sponsored by CSUN’s Jewish Studies Program


Join us as local visual artist Monica Marks presents her work and discusses how the Holocaust and its connection to Jewish American identity informs creative imagination! Monica Marks’ presentation will be in English 371/ EU 131 on Wednesday, April 3rd; you may also Zoom in. The Zoom link is directly enabled on the flier.