Lecture/Panel/Debate/Seminar Events

Queer Migrations

Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 11:00am

Queer Migrations

The presenters will discuss their work as it relates to the criminalization experiences of LGBTQ immigrants... Read more


Monday, March 14, 2016 - 4:00pm


The Department of Central American Studies, CalArts Center for New Performance (CNP) and Duende CalArts proudly present the world premiere of Shelter, a movement-based theatrical performance that shares stories of the massive human crisis of unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S. border and passing through the U.S. deportation shelter system, unraveling the painful truths of immigration. Read more

Migration, Culture, and Memory

Monday, March 14, 2016 - 9:30am to Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 9:00pm

CAS Symposium 2016

The Department of Central American Studies Annual Interdisciplinary Symposium 2016. Schedule of symposium follows. Read more

Education on the Edge - Tina Payne Bryson

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Tina Payne Bryson

The CTL presents Tina Payne Bryson, speaking on “The Whole-Brain Child in the Classroom”.

In their New York Times bestseller THE WHOLE-BRAIN CHILD, Tina Bryson and Dan Siegel introduce parents and other caregivers to practical strategies based on cutting-edge brain science. A central principle of the book is that the strategies can help parents not only survive difficult moments with their kids, but actually use those very moments to help their children thrive. In this presentation, Dr. Bryson will take this central concept and apply it to teacher-student interactions. The best teaching strategies are the ones that not only help instructors maintain order and cover material effectively, but that also challenge kids to become all that they’re meant to be. Read more

Lecture & Book Signing: Dr. Marquita Gammage

Monday, February 22, 2016 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Professor Marquita Gammage

Black History Month

"Representations of Black Women in the Media: The Damnation of Black Womanhood."

Exploring the role that racism, misogyny and media play in the representation of Black womanhood, this book provides an in-depth analysis of contemporary media portrayals of Black women and a foundation for challenging negative representations of Black women. Television dramas, reality television shows, and news coverage of First Lady Michelle Obama are discussed as they reinforce stereotypes of Black womanhood. Dr. Marquita Gammage will provide a lecture and live reading of her book "Representations of Black Women in the Media: The Damnation of Black Womanhood." Read more