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
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
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
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
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
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
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: 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/
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
Guest Speakers: Drs. Rosaura Sánchez and Beatrice Pita Read more
Do you want to learn how to harness the power of nature and use home landscaping to reduce carbon across the campus environment? This event is for you! Read more