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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

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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An Alphabet of Eras That Define 2021: From the KKK, to Malcolm X, to LGBTQ, to CSUN – Barry Dank’s Story

Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Dr. Barry Dank

Join us for an interactive conversation with Dr. Barry Dank, retired professor of sociology, as he shares a retrospective of his life growing up Jewish in the segregated South to meeting Malcolm X, to being the first professor to offer classes on human sexuality, to his connections to CSUN and his views on the contemporary American landscape. Get more information and RSVP for this event.

Career Paths for English Majors: A Three-Part Panel Series - Panel Two: Thinking Outside the Publishing Box: Careers for English Majors

Saturday, March 27, 2021 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Man holding a book and a brief case overloaded with papers

Many English majors focus on careers in publishing and education, but a wide range of professions require stellar writing and communication skills; fields with good salaries and career ladders. Four CSUN English alumni will discuss their professional journeys, how they use their English degrees in their daily work, what skills and expertise students need to compete in today’s workforce, and what they wished they’d done in college to prepare for their careers. Read more

Advancing Equity In a Climate of Resistance: ALIGNING CULTURE AND STRATEGY

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Dr. Frank Harris, III

Dr. Frank Harris, III will be the presenter. 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. Thus, in this address, Dr. Harris will unpack the myriad of institutional barriers that thwart systematic efforts to close equity gaps. 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

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