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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.

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

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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