Calendar of Events

SPRING 2020 Calendar of Events

 

In/Visibilities

February 13
12:15pm/U-SU Theater, First floor U-SU
The California Primary: What’s at Stake?
Join us as scholars and journalists discuss the California primary and its significance for the 2020 election.

February 18
6:30pm (reception begins at 5:30)/Golden Eagle Ballroom
The Annual Jean Burden Poetry Reading: An Evening with Marilyn Chin
Join us for a reading and discussion with award-winning translator, educator, and writer Marilyn Chin, whose work is known for being formally and thematically daring as it explores issues of identity, immigration, and place. Co-sponsored with the Center for Contemporary Poetry and Poetics.

March 2
4:30pm/Los Angeles Room, U-SU Third Floor
Vaporized: The Dematerialization of the World
Join us for a talk by Robert Tercek, renowned futurist and digital media/interactive content expert, as he explores our theme of in/visibilities through the workings and implications of a mobile economy and the narratives and ethics surrounding it.

March 6-April 17
JFK Library, Cal State LA, First Floor
Words UnCaged Exhibit
Check out our interactive exhibit featuring work from formerly incarcerated Cal State LA students to learn more about mass incarceration and the human beings affected by it.

April 22
6-7:30pm/Golden Eagle Ballrooms
An Evening with Angela Davis
Join us for a talk by activist, scholar, and educator Angela Davis. Presented by the Vice President for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; the Ann Garry & Sharon L. Bishop Feminist Philosophy Endowed Lecture Series; and the Program in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Co-sponsored by the American Communities Program, et.al.

March 10
National Humanities Advocacy Day
Join us for a constellation of activities throughout the day celebrating and advancing the humanities in our communities.

            Reading of Karen McDermott’s prize-winning screenplay, “Lullabies of La Jaula”
            12:15pm/Cal State LA State Playhouse

            Screening of documentary “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am”
            6pm/U-SU Theater

April 15
12:15pm/Alhambra Room, U-SU
ACP Fellows Symposium
The ACP 2019-20 fellows (Pablo Baler, Gabriela Fried-Amilivia, and Angela Vergara) will discuss their current research.

April 15
6pm/Los Angeles Room, U-SU
Alternative Histories of Peace and Pluralism: A Talk by Dr. Bruce Grant, New York University
Since 9/11, and fueled by incidents of intolerance in certain Muslim majority countries, there has been a growing perception in the United States that Islam is a religion antithetical to reason, satire, and humor. Professor Bruce Grant offers us another vision of a pluralistic, tolerant, and vibrant public sphere in his study of Muslim satirical magazines and discussion of the implications of satire as an effective weapon of social change and public policy.

We also will have additional pop-up events during the semester, so like us on Facebook to get all of the latest updates!

Co-sponsors include the Cross-Cultural Centers, College of Arts and Letters, Department of History, Pat Brown Institute, Department of Theater Arts and Dance, Department of Political Science, Department of Philosophy, Center for the Study of Genders and Sexualities, and Center for Contemporary Poetry and Poetics.

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Fall 2019 Calendar of Events

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 

AMERICAN COMMUNITIES PROGRAM: FELLOWS SYMPOSIUM
 
Please join us as the 2019-20 ACP fellows discuss humanities-based modes of inquiry and ways of theorizing our theme, in/visibilities. The fellows are Pablo Baler (Department of Modern Languages and Literatures), Gabriela Fried-Amilivia (Department of Sociology), and Angela Vergara (Department of History). 

12:15 pm ● Alhambra Room 

3rd Floor ● University-Student Union


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 

QUEER DISAPPEARANCE: A MULTIMEDIA DIALOGUE

Presented in collaboration with the Center for the Study of Genders and Sexualities. 

6 PM ● U-SU Theatre 

1st Floor ● University-Student Union
 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 

A BODY IN THE O by Tim Miller: A PERFORMANCE

Join us as we welcome internationally-acclaimed queer performer Tim Miller as Miller performs excerpts from A Body In The O, demonstrating how performance can change our lives and challenge the world to create a better future.
 
6 PM  ● State Playhouse
 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16 

RACE, GENDER, POWER ALONG THE U.S. - MEXICO BORDER
 
Join us as we discuss the politics of race, gender, and power along the U.S. - Mexico border. 

6 PM ● U-SU Theatre 

1st Floor ● University-Student Union
 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5 

CSGS/ACP: KEN GONZALES-DAY: BONE GRASS BOY

Renowned LA-based Chicano artist Ken Gonzales-Day will present on his multimedia artwork, titled Bone Grass Boy. Part creative fiction, part creative biography, and part photography, Gonzales-Day will speak to what it's like to look for your queer, chicano, and indigenous family history in the archive and to not find it - so you have nothing left to do but invent it on your own.  

4:30 PM ● U-SU Theatre 

1st floor ● University-Student Union


Presented by the American Communities Program, and co-sponsored by Cross Cultural Centers; Center for the Study of Genders and Sexualities; College of Arts and Letters; 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.

Nominal parking fee for off-campus guests.

To view past American Communities Program events, click here.