Community Engagement


Community Engagement Events

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 9:00am to Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 5:30pm

Oviatt Library

Joint Advocates on Disordered Eating (JADE), a peer education program sponsored by University Counseling Services, would like to invite you to join us on campus for our annual National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (NEDAW) event on February 25th-February 28th! This year’s theme is “Hope Starts Here.” More specifically, we will be focusing on creating a sense of community and raising awareness about body positivity and eating disorders. It is important that we address and understand how the CSUN community is being impacted by eating disorders and disordered eating and how we can provide support and resources for our students.NEDAW will consist of a variety of 10 workshops, guest speakers, activities, and a campus-wide tabling fair featuring resources that promote student wellness and success. Read more

Ron Finley, The Gangsta' Gardener - Black History Month

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 12:30pm


Ron is a TED Talk speaker who shared his story about being a gangsta' gardener in South Central and also a star of the 2015 documentary, "Can You Dig This" executive produced by John Legend. Ron offers creative, cost effective, simple solutions from turning food deserts into food forests.  Read more

Writer's Panel - Black History Month

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm

Africana Writers

Get the insider scoop and more from renowned writing casts and a panel of black writers from critically acclaimed shows: Insecure, Atlanta, Black Monday, Plastic Man & More. This event is apart of Africana Studies Black History Month's calendar of events. Read more

GIS Day: Missing Maps Project

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm


For GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Day on Wednesday, November 14th, students can learn how to transform satellite imagery into open maps as part of the Missing Maps Project.  We will be mapping areas along the border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, showing the location of roads, buildings, and paths, to help with the delivery of aid to refugees and epidemiological work with diseases like Ebola.  The maps we make will be validated by refugee workers in place, and then used by local organizations in collaboration with international groups like the Red Cross and the United Nations High Commission on Refugees. Participants will get free pizza, learn new tech skills, and help some of the world’s neediest people. Read more

The (M)others

Friday, November 2, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm


The words spoken in The (M)others are verbatim excerpts from interviews conducted by Nikki Yeboah with Bay-Area mothers who have lost loved ones at the hands of police. Through their stories, we get closer to understanding the toll police violence takes on families. These are the narratives of those who are left to put back the pieces after their loved ones are gone. Read more