The financial and emotional support jazz bassist Jermaine Day received as recipient of the Ella Fitzgerald Memorial Scholarship in Jazz proved a catalyst for his personal development. As he looks toward a bright future he seeks to pay it forward and inspire other kids who grew up like him.Read more
Running now through December 3 at the CSUN Art Galleries, What Would You Say? presents prints and posters from Angeleno artists who have put their skills to work to champion civil rights, oppose wars and injustice, and press for change.Read more
Pavi strives to create spaces in which students discover their talents, hone their communication skills, and find their agency as cultural players in the fight for social justice, equity, and inclusion. Read more
CSUN alumnus Brian Banks '78 (Music) has contributed music and sound to some of the biggest names in music as a composer, pianist, keyboardist, and synthesist and to the biggest brands in the world for advertising. Read the full article at CSUN TODAY.
To the campus community from the Mike Curb College ...
The Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication stands in solidarity with our black faculty, students, and staff, saying unequivocally that Black Lives Matter. The murder of George Floyd is a horrifying tragedy and a violent crime of a kind that has been repeated over and over again stretching back centuries. As a society we must work for real change so that we don’t find ourselves back here again and again. In the college and at CSUN we are called to listen, learn, and take actions to live up to the ideals of diversity and inclusion that are central to our mission, vision, and values. This means taking concrete actions to better support our black students, faculty, and staff and all students, faculty, and staff of color. The disciplines within Arts, Media, and Communication have the power to reveal truths and change minds, and thus we must work tirelessly to include and amplify diverse voices in arts and media and promote representation at all levels in entertainment, cultural, and media institutions. Colleagues within the college and across campus have spoken powerfully, eloquently, and from bitter experience with racialized violence and institutional racism. Let us read their words, hear their voices, learn, and take action.
While we do our part to support each other by staying home to work, attend classes, and connect virtually, the students and faculty from CSUN’s Art and Design Center thought it would be helpful to share some of our creative work with the community by creating backgrounds for Zoom and other video-conferencing platforms. Click here to learn more.