CSUN Act Now (CAN) Events
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If You Embrace Diversity But Ignore Disability You’re Doing It Wrong
Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Disability is inherently diverse-it is a category that includes people from every gender, race, culture, sexual orientation, age, and socioeconomic level. It is not just a condition that needs accommodations but an identity that includes possessing a positive sense of self and feelings of connection to, or solidarity with, the disability community. Too often it is addressed as simply a need to be fixed and is left out of the diversity and inclusion discussion.
To ensure inclusion at CSUN, we need to develop a culture of inclusion that fully embraces all students, faculty, and staff with and without disabilities. Join us in a presentation by Rebecca Cokely, and Syreeta Nolan.
Black and APIDA Research and Community Highlight
Thursday, April 21, 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
In this country, African people have been historically enslaved and have faced a series of discriminatory and repressive laws that have created a long-standing racial system of injustice. Asian Pacific Islander Desi Americans have similarly been a scapegoat and have faced issues of language exclusion, exclusionary immigration laws, the model minority myth, and have most recently been the target of an uptick in anti-Asian violence. The Africana-Asian diaspora is a story of displacement and shared trauma at the hands of colonialism, neoliberalism, and white supremacy. Our communities have long been purposely pitted against one another at the expense of stealing our joy and humanity. This Research and Community Highlight Event consists of a panel of academics and community organizers who will discuss the necessity of Black-APIDA solidarity and civic engagement, the work each of them is involved with, solidarity with and beyond their communities, and the ways we can help ensure our collective liberation.
CAN Politics N Play 2022
Tuesday, May 10, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Looking for something relaxing and fun to do before finals? Join this in-person event with fun games, swag, and gift cards! Every election has an overwhelming amount of information, from people on campus trying to get you to sign petitions to dozens of propositions and candidates for office. In 2022 alone, Los Angeles residents will go to the polls to decide on candidates for L.A. mayor, L.A. County Sheriff, U.S. Senate, Governor, Controller, Treasurer, Attorney General, and many other important seats and ballot measures that impact our life. What does this mean? How can you learn about so many different issues on the ballot to help you decide who and what to support? Come to our fun voter engagement event to learn, play, and win money!