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Upcoming Events

Featured Events

Katherine Dunham: Film Screening and Discussion

Friday, February 12, 2016 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Katherine Dunham

Black History Month

Please join Africana Studies Professor Aimee Glocke for a celebration of the works of Katherine Dunahm. Dunham was a dancer, choreographer and anthropologist noted for her innovative interpretations of ritualistic and ethnic dances. Read more

Black Youth Guidance Forum

Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 8:00am to 3:00pm

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Black History Month

 The Black Youth Guidance Forum (BYGF) is a day-long leadership program for CSUN students in the Africana Studies Urban Studies option, credential candidates, and Liberal Studies majors. We will also include African American youth and other youth of color, school stakeholders (e.g. parents, teachers, counselors, administrators, and staff), and nonprofit organizations in Los Angeles County.

The theme for the program this year is Strategies for Success. For more information about this event and the BYGF please, Read more

Film Screening: "The Five Heartbeats"

Monday, February 15, 2016 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm

"The Five Heartbeats" Movie Poster

Black History Month

Q&A with Special Guest Robert Townsend

Registration Required. Space is limited so get your tickets early!

The story of the rise and fall of an African American vocal group. To register for this event please, Read more

Haiti International Film Festival

Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 11:00am

Haiti International Film Festival

Black History Month

Haitian Americans Telling their Stories

In celebration of Black History Month the Haiti International Film Festival presents a day of award winning Haitian documentaries. Each film will be followed by a Q&A session. For more information and showtimes please, read more.

Film Screening: "Slavery By Another Name”

Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

"Slavery by Another Name" documentary film logo

Black History Month

"Slavery By Another Name” is a documentary that recounts the many ways in which American slavery persisted as a practice many decades after its supposed abolition. Film followed by a discussion moderated by Africana Studies Professor Theresa White. Read more

Lecture & Book Signing: Dr. Marquita Gammage

Monday, February 22, 2016 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Professor Marquita Gammage

Black History Month

"Representations of Black Women in the Media: The Damnation of Black Womanhood."

Exploring the role that racism, misogyny and media play in the representation of Black womanhood, this book provides an in-depth analysis of contemporary media portrayals of Black women and a foundation for challenging negative representations of Black women. Television dramas, reality television shows, and news coverage of First Lady Michelle Obama are discussed as they reinforce stereotypes of Black womanhood. Dr. Marquita Gammage will provide a lecture and live reading of her book "Representations of Black Women in the Media: The Damnation of Black Womanhood." Read more

Film Screening: “The Meteor Man”

Monday, February 22, 2016 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm

The Meteor Man Poster

Black History Month

Q&A with Special Guest Robert Townsend

Registration Required. Space is limited so get your tickets early!

A high school teacher from a troubled inner city Washington D.C. neighborhood becomes a super-powered hero and takes on the gang that has been terrorizing his streets. To register for this event, please Read more

A Conversation with Governor Michael Dukakis

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm

Michael Dukakis

Michael Dukakis was Governor of Massachusetts from 1975 to 1979 and again from 1983 to 1991. In 1988, he was the Democratic nominee for President of the United States. Seating for this event is limited and reservations are required. For more information and to reserve your space, please Read more

3rd Annual Professors, Staff and Alumni After Hours

Friday, February 26, 2016 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

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Black History Month

Please join the Department of Africana Studies & The Black Alumni Association @CSUN for the 3rd Annual After Hours Talent Show! It's not too late to lend your talents to this year's event. For more information about this event or to volunteer please, Read more

Film Screening: “10,000 Black Men named George”

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm

10,000 Black Men Named George Movie Poster

Black History Month

Q&A with Special Guest Robert Townsend

Registration Required. Space is limited so get your tickets early!

The story of union activist Asa Philip Randolph's efforts to organize the black porters of the Pullman Rail Company in 1920s America. To register for this event please, Read more

GROOV3 Hip Hop Dance Class

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

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Black History Month

Join GROOV3 for a high-energy, dance-til-you-drop Hip Hop dance class with a mission to inspire change and build communities through the power of dance. With Benjamin Allen and a live DJ. Read more

Vocal ARTillery

Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Hand gripping microphone

Vocal ARTillery performance: DJ, hip-hop/spoken word and sketch artists. Read more

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