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Archive for March, 2014



Guest Lecture – Pink Sari Revolution: How to Achieve Female Empowerment in India

[ April 30, 2014; 6:00 pm . ] On April 30 at the Pointe in the Walter Pyramid, CSULB and the Yadunandan Center for Indian Studies will host the Twelfth Annual Uka and Nalini Solanki Foundation Lecture.
Distinguished Guest Speaker Amana Fontanella-Khan, contributor to Slate; the Daily Best; the New York Times; Foreign Policy; the Christian Science Monitor; and former contributing editor at Vogue India, will present her lecture titled “Pink Sari Revolution: How to Achieve Female Empowerment in... [Read more]

Anthropologist Guest Speaker on Social Media and Military Occupation

[ April 28, 2014; 3:30 pm . ] [caption id="attachment_5524" align="alignright" width="200"] Dr. Rebecca Stein[/caption]

On April 28, the Department of History will have the honor of hosting a talk by Duke University anthropologist, Dr. Rebecca Stein, who will speak on the topic of Social Media and Military Occupation in Israel/Palestine. The event will be held in HSCI (Hall of Science) in room 105... [Read more]

Guest Lecture – “Occupied by Instagram: Israeli Military Rule in the Social Media Age”

[ April 28, 2014; 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm. ] On April 28 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., The Middle Eastern Studies Program is organizing a guest lecture from Duke University’s Dr. Rebecca Stein, who will be discussing the interplay between new media technologies and Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories from 1967-present. Her focus will be on the ways in which the Israeli... [Read more]

Guest Speaker Q&A: Aaron Hartzler and Rapture Practice

[ April 28, 2014; 12:30 am to 1:45 pm. ] On Monday, April 28 from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m., the Departments of English and Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies will host a Q&A with author Aaron Hartzler in a lecture titled “The Challenges of Writing Memoir.”

There will be a reading from Hartzler’s book Rapture Practice and a Q&A to follow.

Poetry Declamación to Celebrate National Poetry Month

[ April 25, 2014; 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm. ] On April 25, the Department of Comparative Literature and Classics will host a poetry event after its Conference to celebrate National Poetry Month! Taking place on the Anatol Patio/Lounge, food and drinks will be provided as people are welcomed to enjoy poetry, company and refreshments, and reading poetry. Read the following to find out how... [Read more]

Guest Lecture: “The Role of Jews and Hispanics in Reshaping the Racial Landscape of Southern California”

[ April 24, 2014; 3:30 pm . ] On April 24, the Chicano and Latino Studies Program and the Jewish Studies Program will sponsor a guest lecture with Dr. George Sanchez, Professor of American Studies & Ethnicity, and History at USC.  This will take place at 3:30 p.m. in the Multimedia Center room 200. Dr. Sanchez’s lecture will address “The Role of Jews... [Read more]

Africana Studies Day Forum: “The Chancellor’s Task Force on the Advancement of Ethnic Studies”

[ April 24, 2014; 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm. ] The Department of Africana Studies will be hosting its annual Africana Studies Day Forum, which will be an Ethnic Studies Forum titled “The Chancellor’s Task Force on the Advancement of Ethnic Studies: Origins, Mission and Meaning” on Thursday, April 24 from 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. in  LH-150. The forum will discuss the initiative of the Department,... [Read more]

Comparative Literature Conference

[ April 24, 2014; April 25, 2014; ] The 49th Annual Comparative Literature Conference, organized by the Department of Comparative World Literature and Classics, will be held on campus April 24 and 25. The Comparative Literature conference is the longest running event on campus, and faculty and student participation is highly encouraged.

This year’s topic is “Connections and Intersections: Interdisciplinarity Within and Among Disciplines.”... [Read more]

Women’s Resource Center, FORCE, and ASI Host Take Back the Night Event

[ April 23, 2014; 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm. ] On April 23 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., the Women’s Resource Center, Feminist Organizing Reclaiming Consciousness and Equality (FORCE), and ASI’s secretary of Women’s Affairs will host its Take Back the Night event. Take Back the Night was an event started in the 1970s to raise awareness of sexual assault and create a space... [Read more]

Operation Wetback 2? Student-Organized Event to Discuss Issues in Deportation

[ April 23, 2014; 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ] On April 23 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., there will be a student-organized event for the new Minor in Global Migration Studies (GMS).
The current administration has now deported over 2 million people, using tactics that have been used in previous administrations to target immigrant people of color. “Operation Wetback” (1954) was an operation designed... [Read more]