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An Overview on the Middle Eastern Diaspora in the US: Challenges & Opportunities for Integration

Monday, April 19, 2021 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Turkish rug - detail

Preserving Dignity, Enriching Lives: The Arab American Communities. Presenter: Nahla Kayali.
Iranian Americans and the experience of discrimination. Presenter: Ali Akbar Mahdi.
Civic, Healthcare, and Immigration Rights: South Asian American Experiences. Presenter: Bilal H. Kazmi.
Turkish-American Experiences in Civic Engagement. Presenter: Dr. Ayca Altintig. Read more

Queering Abolitionist Efforts

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Queering Abolitionist Effors

The panelists will discuss LGBTQI+ experiences of criminalization and incarceration, especially as they relate to homophobia and transphobia. Central to the discussion will be these communities’ resistance to these forms of state violence. Particular attention will be placed on panelists’ abolitionists acts of surviving and thriving in a world that penalizes and criminalizes their very existence. Read more

Empowerment Through Performance Art

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Empowerment Through Performance Art - Microphone

SPEAKERS: KEASU’C NAPOLEON HILL, WILLIAM ALBERTO GONZALEZ, CEASAR KIRK AVELAR, JOE MARTINEZ. Join us for an afternoon of performance and discussion on experiences of incarceration, re-entry, and the healing power of art. This is part of the series “Collectively Understanding Carcerality and Learning Transformative Justice.”
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A Talk by Drs. Rosaura Sánchez & Beatrice Pita on The Californio Testimonios

Monday, March 22, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm

Rosaura Sanchez and B. Pita

In their talk at CSUN, Drs. Sánchez and Pita will examine the complicated and often conflicted identity formation of Californios. They will also discuss their recent study on Indigenous and Mexican dispossession. In Spatial and Discursive Violence in the U.S. Southwest (Duke University Press 2021), they critically examine the participation of Chicanxin the dispossession of Indigenous populations before being dispossessed themselves with the U.S. invasion of the Southwest. Their work  takes on an important  Read more

Navigating the Expungement Process

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Navigation the Expungement Process

In solidarity with Nation Expungement Week. Presented by CSUN's Project Rebound in collaboration with Root & Rebound, The Los Angeles Public Defender's Office, and The Social Impact Center. Read more

Eisner Judges on Eisner Week

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 4:00pm

Charles Hatfield panelist on Eisner Awards

Five past judges of Comic-Con's Will Eisner Comics Industry Awards, including English Department's Professor Charles Hatfield, discuss their selection process as well as the current state of the graphic novel. Read more

Extraordinary Women in Leadership

Friday, March 19, 2021 - 8:30am

Extraordinary Women in Leadership 2021

At this breakfast event, you can look forward to kicking off our discussion in a little different way given the challenges of the last year. In addition to 2 panels and a keynote speaker, we’re also going to hear from a speaker who will be exploring what have we learned from this last year and what can we look forward to in the future — as women leaders and business owners, as parents, and as residents of this crazy new world we live in. Read more

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