On April 26th, 2023, the Department of Gender & Women’s Studies launched the Institute of Feminist Studies and Social Action. We opened with the world-renowned Palestinian feminist scholar, Dr. Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian from the Hebrew University. Her keynote speech was entitled “Feminist Geopolitics. The Cunning of Gender Violence.” The inauguration was a grand success demonstrating the interest that exists on our campus on issues that revolve around women and gender oppression. The IFSSA responds to a growing need to have a think-tank at CSUN that addresses the problems raised by the current political climate in the US and their impact on women and the LGBTQ+ communities. More events will be announced soon.