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4th Annual Black Youth Guidance Forum

Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 9:00am to 2:30pm

Black Youth Guidance Forum Logo

To endorse student achievement throughout communities of color, the fourth annual Black Youth Guidance Forum (BYGF) is proud to present, “Financial Fitness: What does health have to do with it?” The event makes available space to reflect on best practices for our constituency. The BYGF invites participation of 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. They will join CSUN students from various departments and programs, including Africana studies, liberal studies, and the credential program. BYGF promotes self-care, including but not limited to financial literacy, educational literacy, and health & well-being, especially for those affected by the recent teacher strike in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). Read more

Wakanda Forever: Reflecting on the Real and Imagined Africa

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:30pm

Panther sculpture from fictional African country Wakanda in the film Black Panther

Please join us for the 8th Annual African Studies Symposium. The theme this year, Wakanda Forever: Reflecting on the Real and Imagined Africa, explores the various ways we access Africa, not only through film and media, but also through through commodities, labor, the arts, tourism, and personal relationships and family histories. With Keynote Speaker: Mary Adekoya from the University of Chicago, Cinema & Media Studies Department. For the complete program and to register for this event, please Read more

Keith Morton Memorial Lecture

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm

Jonathan Marks, Ph.D

"Who Are You?:  Thoughts on the Evolution of Identity" by Jonathan Marks, Ph.D. In this lecture, Dr. Marks explores the emergence of a concept of self from the evidence of primatology, paleoanthropology, and ethnology. For more information, please Read more

Envisioning California 2019: Reforming Juvenile Justice in the Golden State

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm

Envisioning California 2018: Racial and Ethnic Politics in the Golden State

Please join us for the annual CSUN Envisioning California Lecture. In light of several important new juvenile crime reforms that went into effect in January 2018, how do stakeholders secure juvenile justice ameliorations, adequate oversight, and meaningful accountability? For more information and to register for this event, please Read more