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Guest Speaker Events

Sixth Civil Discourse Social Justice Student Research Conference

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

Event Flyer

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)https://www.versobooks.com/products/2722-mutual-aid, 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

Tunisian Women's Activism: The Struggle for Social and Gender Justice Continues

Thursday, April 13, 2023 - 9:30am to 11:00am

Amel Grami

Tunisian women have long participated in struggles for liberation, first in anticolonial movements, then against state corruption and dictatorship in independent Tunisia especially during the 'Arab Spring.' Dr. Grami’s talk will discuss the rich history of the women’s movement in Tunisia to help us understand how women interact with various forms of power to renegotiate their identities and their status Read more

The Fourth Invasion: Histories and Resistance of the Maya Ixil Peoples

Monday, March 6, 2023 - 11:00am to 12:15pm

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Dr. Giovanni Batz (Maya-K’iche’) is a CSUN alumnus and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chicana/o Studies at UC Santa Barbara. His research focuses on extractivist industries, social movements, and the relationship between historical Indigenous and Maya territorial dispossession and transnational migration from Central America to the US. In his book talk at CSUN, Dr. Batz will discuss the notion of the “fourth invasion” and examine the continued resistance maintained by Maya Ixil peoples against the construction of the Palo Viejo hydroelectric plant in Guatemala.

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Luis Valdez: Aesthetics of El Teatro Campesino

Wednesday, March 15, 2023 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Actor in a mask

Luis Valdez, acclaimed Chicano playwright, and filmmaker, will discuss, with Theatre professor Jorge Huerta, Valdez’s career and his new book, Theatre of the Sphere: The Vibrant Being—an actor’s guide that fuses ancient Mayan and contemporary Western performance aesthetics within an interdisciplinary framework. Read more

LGBTQ+ Organizing in Guatemala

Thursday, November 3, 2022 - 4:00am to 5:15pm

Sandra Moran

In her CSUN
webinar, Morán will discuss the varied issues that impact the LGBTIQ+ community as well
as the varied ways in which the community has organized and fought for their rights in
Guatemala. Read more

A Kiss Across The Ocean

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm

Guest Speaker

"A Kiss across the Ocean” examines an array of interactions and exchanges between British musicians catalyzed by the early
punk movement and Latinas and Latinos in the United States. Read more

Dr. Téllez

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

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Dr. Téllez is an Associate Professor
at the University of Arizona,
teaching in the Department of
Mexican American Studies,
who writes about transnational
community formations, Chicana
feminism, and gendered migration. Read more

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