Community Engagement


Community Engagement Events

Pop-up News Literacy: What’s the News Today?

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 12:00pm to 3:30pm

Pop Up Flyer

October 22, 2020
Time: 12:00-3:30pm
Intended Audience: Students
Sponsor: Department of Journalism
Description: With misinformation and disinformation flooding the news media ecosystem, how do we know what to believe? Get news literate with Jour365 students studying news literacy strategies as they discuss the credibility of pre-election news stories, identify bias and distinguish facts from falsehoods. Login any time between 12-3:30pm and join the discussion. Make sure to use your CSUN email. Zoom meeting ID:  86155237489 Passcode: Popup  

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Why Your Vote Matters

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:45pm

Cory Booker Banner

Date: October 20, 2020
Time: 1:30-2:45pm
Description: A conversation with Cory Booker about the importance of voting and engagement in the lead up to the November elections and beyond U.S. Senator Cory Booker will share his perspective on the role students can play in creating a just and sustainable society through civic and community engagement in the final stretch before the November elections and beyond. Read more

Getting to Know Garcetti

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Date: October 20, 2020
Time: 12:00-1:00pm
Description: Mayor Garcetti has been honored to serve Vice President Biden as a campaign National Co-Chair, as well as sitting on the Running Mate Selection Committee leading to the Democratic Nomination of California's own Senator Kamala Harris for the Vice Presidency. Garcetti was elected four times by his peers to serve as City Council President, and his Council District was nationally-noted for its revitalization during his tenure. He earned his B.A. and M.A. from Columbia University and studied as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford and the London School of Economics. He served as an officer in the U.S. Navy reserve. Read more

Why should I vote?!

Monday, October 19, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

The University Library

Date: October 19, 2020
Time: 2:00-3:00pm
Intended Audience: CSUN Students
Sponsored by: CSUN Act Now & Communication Studies Department
Description: CSUN students talk about the millennial vote and what to consider during this final week to register to vote in California. Read more

Big Lecture

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 6:45pm to 7:45pm

Big Lecture

October 15, 2020
Time: 6:45-7:45pm
Intended Audience: Students, Faculty, Staff
Sponsor: Associated Students
Description: Yara Shahidi best known for her role as Zoey Johnson on the show “Black-ish and its spinoff “Grown-ish.” She has been awarded a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress, a Gracie Award for Female in a Breakthrough Role and, most recently, highlighted on TIME Magazine’s annual 30 Most Influential Teens list as well as Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2017 and 2018 respectively on behalf of her television contributions and humanitarianism. 

Besides her acting career, Shahidi has been an inspiration to many young adults to be engaged in the political process. She launched Eighteen by 18 to encourage first time voters to go out and vote in the 2018 mid-term elections. She also created Yara’s Club in partnership with The Young Women’s Leadership Schools in NYC which is a digital meet-up for high school students to discuss societal issues, self-improvement and higher education.
She will have a conversation about her activism work, acting, identity, and importance of voting. This year will be having a Moderated Q&A with Yara Shahidi! This is a FREE Event Exclusively for the CSUN Campus!

You must you use your CSUN email to register for this event to get access to the program. Registering for this event is the only way to access the livestream link! Read more