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Public Safety & the role of “Streets LA"

Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 4:00pm

Profile of a bear against a blue background

Please join the California State University, Northridge Center for Southern California Studies to learn more about the vital role "Streets LA" and the Department of Public Works plays in preserving, protecting, maintaining, and renewing the City of Los Angeles' (City) street network and urban forest, including our our streets' sidewalks, bike-ways, trees, and medians. Read more

Oleg -The Award-winning Documentary Film

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 6:00pm

Oleg Vidov documentary film

'Oleg' is a feature-length doc that tells the life story of Oleg Vidov, one of the most famous Soviet film stars. Despite the fame, Oleg was unable to live in the suppressive Soviet state and in 1985, planned a bold escape to freedom in the west. Oleg's Italian connection is via Rome, Cinecittà, and his friendship with Richard and Francesca Harrison. 6:00 PM - Reception; 6:30 PM - Welcome by Professor Pat Miller; 6:40 PM - Screening; 8:15 PM - Q&A with Joan Borsten and Francesca Harrison.

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Monday, April 25, 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Javier Garcia Fernandez

Join us for a fascinating discussion about the historical period called “la Convivencia” or the peaceful “co-existence” of Catholics, Jews, and Muslims before 1492 in Muslim Spain. Come and gain a new view of Europe and its relationship with the East. Guest Speaker renowned decolonial historian: Javier Garcia Fernandez, Ph.D., Department of Philosophy and Arts, University of Granada, Spain Read more

Dr. Josefina Bittar: How Guaraní-Spanish societal bilingualism challenges contact research

Thursday, April 21, 2022 - 7:00pm

Josephina Bittar

Guaraní and Spanish are languages that belong to different families, with dissimilar linguistic systems. Colonization placed these two languages together in a small country in Latin America: Paraguay. Furthermore, the rather isolated character of the location, and the social dynamics among colonizers and indigenous peoples made Guaraní (and not just Spanish) the language spoken by the majority of the population. This unique scenario makes Paraguay a prime setting to study language contact phenomena. In this presentation, Dr. Bittar will discuss characteristics of Guaraní-Spanish bilingualism in Paraguay, the challenges of documenting linguistic practices in the country, and the broader impact of language contact research for bilingual communities. Read more