Current Calendar

AMERICAN COMMUNITIES PROGRAM
Fall 2017

The American Communities Program at California State University, Los Angeles promotes humanities-based inquiry into the formation of individual and communal identities in American society.

THE HUMANITIES AND AMERICAN CULTURES: CIVILITY

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
INTERROGATING CIVILITY: ITS USES AND LIMITS

12:15 pm • Golden Eagle Ballroom
Join us for an interactive roundtable that examines the histories, possibilities, and pitfalls of civility and its reconstructions. Roundtable features Dr. Akhila Ananth (Criminal Justice and Criminalistics), Dr. Rob DeChaine (Communication and Liberal Studies), Dr. Eileen Ford (History), and Dr. Cynthia Wang (Communication).

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
QUEERING LA: LGBT LITERATURE AND LITERACIES

7:15 PM • Alhambra Room
3rd floor • University Student Union
Join us for a roundtable of local fiction writers whose work focuses on LGBTQ communities and characters in Los Angeles and beyond. Presented by the Center for the Study of Genders and Sexualities and American Communities Program.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4
CIVILITY AND FREE SPEECH ON CAMPUS

7 pm • Los Angeles Room BC
3rd Floor • University-Student Union
Join us for a roundtable discussion of the issues surrounding free speech on university campuses and conflicts that ensue.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 9 – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21
EXHIBIT: REVOLUTIONIZING THE WORLD -- THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION AT ITS CENTENARY, 1917-2017

Fine Arts Gallery
The exhibition explores the visual history of the Russian Revolution of 1917 on its hundredth anniversary and evaluates the global impact of this historical event in the twentieth century. This year-long exhibition premieres at Cal State LA in August 2017, and then travels to Sonoma State University in October 2017, and California State University, Chico in January 2018.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17
PUBLIC VOICES, BLOGGING, PODCASTS, AND THE HUMANITIES

12:15 pm • Room to be confirmed
3rd Floor • University-Student Union
This hands-on workshop features writers, practitioners of new media, and scholars to examine how and to what effects public writing in the humanities can impact American cultures and civilities.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18
GENDERING DEPORTATION: SALVADORAN MEN’S UNDERSTANDING OF EXPULSION FROM THE U.S. – A TALK BY DR. KATIE DINGEMAN

3 pm • San Gabriel Room
3rd Floor • University-Student Union
Mass deportation from the U.S. is a racist, classist, and sexist program of state violence. Of the over 400,000 people removed from the U.S. annually, 93% are men. How do migrants understand their deportation and their gendered selves in relationship to it? Dr. Katie Dingeman, faculty, Sociology at Cal State LA and CSGS Faculty Fellow, will discuss the disparate ways men and women have been historically targeted by the deportation regime.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6
UNDOCUMENTED LIVES – ARCHIVES OF ERASURE AND EMERGENCE – EXHIBIT OPENING AND RECEPTION

7:15 pm • JOHN F. KENNEDY, JR., LIBRARY
Please view our installation in JFK library featuring material objects that undocumented immigrants brought with them their journeys. The objects will be accompanied by flash autobiographical narratives. Exhibit runs from November 6, 2017 through December 28, 2017 on the first floor of JFK Library.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13
UNDOCUMENTED LIVES – ARCHIVES OF ERASURE AND EMERGENCE – PUBLIC DISCUSSION AND DIALOGUE

7:15 pm • JOHN F. KENNEDY, JR., LIBRARY
This installation features material objects that undocumented immigrants brought with them to the U.S. as well as flash autobiographical narratives. Tonight, students involved in the installation will engage with community members about their work. Exhibit runs through December 2017.

Presented by the American Communities Program, and co-sponsored by Cross Cultural Centers; Latin American Studies; Center for the Study of Genders and Sexualities; MFA Program in Creative Writing and Literary Arts; College of Arts and Letters; John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library, Dr. Joseph A. Bailey, II, M.D.; University-Student Union; and student fees.

For more information, or to request accommodations for a disability, please contact Dr. Maria Karafilis, American Communities Program, at mkarafi@calstatela.edu, or find us online at www.calstatela.edu/academic/al/acp/

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