Current Calendar

I am happy to share the American Communities Program’s Fall 2016 Calendar of events. Faculty are encouraged to bring classes to any or all programs. Please contact me if you would like to do so in order to ensure adequate space (mkarafi@calstatela.edu).

AMERICAN COMMUNITIES PROGRAM
Fall 2016

THE HUMANITIES AND AMERICAN CULTURES: STAKES AND SPECIFICITIES

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
THEORIZING THE HUMANITIES: STAKES AND SPECIFICITIES
12:15 pm • San Gabriel Room
3rd floor • University-Student Union

Join us as the 2016-2017 fellows, Dr. José Anguiano (CHLS and the Honors College), Dr. Andrew Knighton (English), and Dr. Priscilla Leiva (CHLS and History) examine the ACP theme, THE HUMANITIES AND AMERICAN CULTURES: STAKES AND SPECIFICITIES, and its implications for understanding American communities and cultures.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
GET READY TO VOTE: ELECTION 2016
6:15 pm ● Golden Eagle Ballroom
3RD floor • Golden Eagle Building

Join scholars, journalists, and political strategists for an interactive roundtable to discuss the issues and implications of the 2016 election.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5
ENRIQUE’S JOURNEY: AN EVENING WITH SONIA NAZARIO
6:15 pm • Golden Eagle Ballroom
3rd Floor • Golden Eagle Building

We welcome Sonia Nazario, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and activist, whose work incisively explores some the most urgent problems in the U.S., including hunger, drug addiction, and immigration. Join us as she discusses contemporary immigration issues and her best-known piece, Enrique’s Journey, the powerful story of a Honduran boy’s struggle to find his mother in the U.S.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6
INDEPENDENT VISIONS: WHICH WAY HOME
6:15 pm • U-SU Theatre
1st Floor • University-Student Union

Which Way Home shows the personal side of immigration through the eyes of children who face harrowing dangers with enormous courage and resourcefulness as they endeavor to make it to the United States. Directed by Rebecca Cammisa, 2010, 83 minutes.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11 – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13
ARCHIVES, LIBRARIES, PROPERTIES
PACIFIC ANCIENT AND MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
Westin Pasadena

Please come to hear scholars share their latest research at the 2016 PAMLA conference, co-hosted by the Department of English at CSULA. For more information, see www.pamla.org.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11 – MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14
CHINESE/AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR POETRY AND POETICS
Cal State LA Downtown Campus and Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown LA

Chinese and U.S. poets and scholars share their latest work on poetry and poetics. Contact Dr. Maria Karafilis, director, American Communities Program at MKarafi@calstatela.edu or Dr. Lauri Ramey, director, Center for Contemporary Poetry and Poetics at LRamey@calstatela.edu, for more information.

Presented by the American Communities Program, and co-sponsored by Cross Cultural Centers, College of Arts and Letters; The Honors College; Center for the Study of Genders and Sexualities; Center for Contemporary Poetry and Poetics; English; History; Latin American Studies; Political Science; Dr. Joseph A. Bailey, II, M.D.; University-Student Union; and student fees.

For more information, or to request accommodations for a disability, please call Dr. Maria Karafilis, American Communities Program, at (323) 343-4140, or find us online at www.calstatela.edu/academic/al/acp/.

Nominal parking fee for off-campus guests.