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ACP Programs Schedule:  Being in Common
Spring 2013

Monday, May 6 • 4:20-6:00 pm • Alhambra Room Third Floor, University-Student Union
Join linguist Victor Cata for this talk and discussion about the realities faced by muxes (pronounced MOO-shays) in the indigenous environment. Originating in Pre-Columbian times, the muxe community is a traditional Isthmus Zapotec third gender consisting of men who view themselves as being women and who share a unique existence difficult to classify by western standards.  Co-sponsored with the Center for the Study of Genders and Sexualities.

Tuesday, May 14 • 6:15 p.m. • Los Angeles Room  Third Floor, University-Student Union
ACP is proud to co-sponsor this year's David Kubal Memorial Lecture, presented by New York University’s Dr. José Esteban Muñoz. His talk calls upon the history of experimental performance to theorize an expansive sense of brown worlds that are crafted and enacted through cultural production. Commencing with a consideration of José Rodríguez Soltero’s infamous performance piece LBJ, Dr. Muñoz’s talk explores how one brown happening might burn across the decades and continents.


Thinking in common:  ACP Fellows spring research symposium
Thursday, May 30 • 4:20-6:00 pm • San Gabriel Room Third Floor, University-Student Union
In this panel presentation, the 2012-2013 American Communities Program Fellows, Dr. Sara Pugach (History), Dr. Bidhan Roy (English), and Dr. Aaron Sonnenschein (English) share the results of their research projects on this year’s ACP theme, “Being in Common.”  Join us in celebrating their work and exploring some of the various ways in which our increasingly global community requires that we come to understand life as a basically collective creative endeavor. 


Sunday, June 2 • 3:00 pm • ACP Pop-Up at The Last Bookstore •                 
453 S. Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Continuing our series of pop-up programs around the city, ACP joins with downtown’s The Last Bookstore to consider the literary, cinematic, and cultural legacy of Christopher Isherwood, whose 1963 novel A Single Man was written at and about CSULA.  Discussion will be led by ACP Fellow Dr. Bidhan Roy, and will feature artists and scholars whose work has been shaped by Isherwood, as well as CSULA students reflecting on Isherwood’s depiction of the communities that make up CSULA and Los Angeles as a whole.