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Guest Speaker Events

QPR Faculty & Staff Training

Friday, September 9, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:30am

QPR Faculty and Staff Training with Anne Eipe (hands reaching out to one another in a sign of support)

University Counseling Services invites all CSUN Faculty and Staff to join this insightful training.  Come learn data about suicide trends, gain valuable resource information, and find out tips to recognize the signs of suicidal thoughts in others and ways to help prevent suicide. Read more

Dr. Josefina Bittar: How Guaraní-Spanish societal bilingualism challenges contact research

Thursday, April 21, 2022 - 7:00pm

Josephina Bittar

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. Read more

AL-ÁNDALUS AND THE DECOLONIZATION OF EUROPE: REVISITING THE “CONVIVENCIA” IN AMÉRICO CASTRO’S WORK

Monday, April 25, 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Javier Garcia Fernandez

Join us for a fascinating discussion about the historical period called “la Convivencia” or the peaceful “co-existence” of Catholics, Jews, and Muslims before 1492 in Muslim Spain. Come and gain a new view of Europe and its relationship with the East. Guest Speaker renowned decolonial historian: Javier Garcia Fernandez, Ph.D., Department of Philosophy and Arts, University of Granada, Spain Read more

CSUN Revitalize: One Day Conference

Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 8:45am to 4:15pm

One Day Conference Flier

Please join the Revitalize one-day virtual conference for a series of workshops and keynote speakers focused on wellness and collective healing, well-being, and revitalization. The final keynote speaker features the return of Laura Van Dernoot Lipsky, MSW, who presented to over 400 CSUN attendees in her last presentation! Come to some or all of the conference events! Read more

Embodying Justice: Arts and Activism for the Comfort Women

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Embodying Justice: Art and Activism for the Comfort Women

SPEAKERS: Elizabeth Son, Northwestern University; Jeri Frederickson, Awakenings Gallery; Ji-Hye Kim, KAN-WIN: Empowering Women in the Asian American Community. The speakers will address their exhibit "Embodying Justice," and discuss the activism of the Comfort Women and the role of the arts in instigating social and political change. Read more

A Time to Reflect: Embodied Mindfulness During Complex Times with Rhonda Magee, J.D.

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

a time to reflect flyer

Do you find yourself struggling with increased conflicts in conversations around different perspectives? How can we practice compassion and cooperation in those conversations? Embodied mindfulness can bring compassion and cooperation more deeply into our efforts to work together.

Professor Rhonda Magee will offer practices and reflections that will support us in deepening our ability to work together across a range of diverse perspectives, and help alleviate the suffering we all face in the social and political worlds. 

Free and Open to All! Read more

Diasporic Chinese Entrepreneurship - Presented by Dr. Min Zhou

Friday, April 15, 2022 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Dr, Min Zhou

Entrepreneurship has been an integral part of the long-standing history of Chinese emigration and a central force in diasporic development. In this presentation, Dr. Min Zhou offers a historical overview of diasporic Chinese entrepreneurship, highlighting the divergent patterns of Chinese business development in North America in contrast to those in Southeast Asia, the center of the Chinese Diaspora. Read more

We Are Still Here: Disrupting Settler Colonialism and Going Beyond Land Acknowledgments

Monday, April 4, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Pamela Villasenor

This presentation will be a collaborative and experiential workshop with Pamela Villasenor who is the Executive Advisor to the Office of the Tribal President of the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians (FTBMI). We will be exploring Indigenous futurity, resistance, and resilience by learning about the history and current work of the FTBMI. We will also engage in a collective activity and discussion aiming to build our critical consciousness toward going beyond lack acknowledgements as a way to disrupt settler colonialism. Read more

The Basics of Essential Oils

Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

the basics of Essential Oils Presenter Hana Tisserand April 28 1-2pm

The Basics of Essential Oils: All You Need to Know Before You Take a Nose Dive

Date: April 28, 2022 Time: 1:00 pm Webinar ID: 838 2688 4494

Registration Link: https://csun.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_c-f2WhcNTiSViFM2f0mSSw

This virtual workshop is FREE for CSUN community, including CSUN students, staff, faculty, and alumni.

The attendees will:
- Learn about the nature of essential oils and their main applications
- Adopt sustainable practices with essential oil use by identifying which oils are more demanding on the environment
- Understand the safety and knowledge requirements for their use
- Gain confidence to seek further knowledge from reputable sources Read more

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