In the public imagination today, germs are primarily thought of as organisms that need to be controlled and eliminated. But germs have also been weaponized, with powerful nations like the United States justifying their disproportionate military power by pointing to imminent threat from international enemies from China, Iraq, and Russia to Iran and Yemen. Imperial germ politics have enabled the West to garner support for military actions from foreign invasions to domestic surveillance, and weapons buildup from drones to advanced missiles. Read more
Hear from Asian Americans who are doing innovative work that uplifts our diverse communities. Read more
Join us for the final event in the 2020-2021 Matador S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Series. The webinar will celebrate the culmination of this year’s series, during which we will review our progress this year, and honor the winners of the Matador Moments contest, the Riccomini scholarship, and Student Success Champions. Read more
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
Public Policy Day 2021
COVID-19 Legislation: Impacting Health and Nutrition Read more
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
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.”
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
Although the concepts of “equity” and “equity mindedness” are more widely embraced by educators now than they were a decade ago, closing equity gaps remains an elusive goal at most colleges and universities. Read more
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