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The Fourth Invasion: Histories and Resistance of the Maya Ixil Peoples

Monday, March 6, 2023 - 11:00am to 12:15pm

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Dr. Giovanni Batz (Maya-K’iche’) is a CSUN alumnus and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chicana/o Studies at UC Santa Barbara. His research focuses on extractivist industries, social movements, and the relationship between historical Indigenous and Maya territorial dispossession and transnational migration from Central America to the US. In his book talk at CSUN, Dr. Batz will discuss the notion of the “fourth invasion” and examine the continued resistance maintained by Maya Ixil peoples against the construction of the Palo Viejo hydroelectric plant in Guatemala.

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Luis Valdez: Aesthetics of El Teatro Campesino

Wednesday, March 15, 2023 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

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Luis Valdez, acclaimed Chicano playwright, and filmmaker, will discuss, with Theatre professor Jorge Huerta, Valdez’s career and his new book, Theatre of the Sphere: The Vibrant Being—an actor’s guide that fuses ancient Mayan and contemporary Western performance aesthetics within an interdisciplinary framework. Read more

Screening and Panel Discussion: Eve After Dark

Wednesday, April 5, 2023 - 7:00pm

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Join the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the Department of Africana Studies for a screening of the documentary film "Eve After Dark." From humble beginnings to Super Bowl LVI recognition, the story of Eve After Dark, is one man’s triumph to create a safe space for Compton’s youth in the early 1980s. Get more information about this event.

Tunisian Women's Activism: The Struggle for Social and Gender Justice Continues

Thursday, April 13, 2023 - 9:30am to 11:00am

Amel Grami

Tunisian women have long participated in struggles for liberation, first in anticolonial movements, then against state corruption and dictatorship in independent Tunisia especially during the 'Arab Spring.' Dr. Grami’s talk will discuss the rich history of the women’s movement in Tunisia to help us understand how women interact with various forms of power to renegotiate their identities and their status Read more

Sixth Civil Discourse Social Justice Student Research Conference

Thursday, April 27, 2023 - 10:30am to 6:00pm

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Opening Remarks begin at 10:30AM

Student Panel #1: 11AM-12:15PM

Student Panel #2: 2-3:15PM

Keynote Address:

“Mutual Aid for Survival and Mobilization”

with author, lawyer, and activist Dean Spade, 4PM-6PM

Dean Spade is a lawyer, author, activist, and filmmaker working at the intersection of queer and trans-liberation and economic and racial justice. Author of Mutual Aid: Building Solidarity During This Crisis (and the Next)https://www.versobooks.com/products/2722-mutual-aid, Spade will be speaking on mutual aid and solidarity across social justice movements in the time of COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter.

This event is co-sponsored with Queer Studies and funded through the CSUN Diversity and Equity Innovation Grant. Read more

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11th Annual Maurice Amado Foundation Lecture in Jewish Ethics

Wednesday, March 13, 2024 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm

Max Strassfeld

The ancient world offers surprising insights into contemporary gender politics. Ancient Jewish texts describe a variety of sex and gender categories, which profoundly shaped Jewish ideas about law and gender beyond a simple binary. The flexible thinking in these texts shows us how to reassess our received narratives about the relationship between religion, gender, and law today. Read more