Events and Announcements

Events and Announcements

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Spring 2014

Perspectives Launch and
History End-of-the-Year Party 

Saturday, May 17 from 3:00-5:00pm at the Golden Eagle Ballroom I.
Congratulations to Perspectives staff & writers, graduating senior and MA students, and continuing students for another year done; as well as presentation of History Student Award Winners. 

Winter 2014

History Department Student-Edited Journal Garners National Honor 

The History Department's Perspectives: A Journal of Historical Inquiry was recently named the “Best Graduate Electronic Journal” in the 2013 Gerald D. Nash History Journal Prize competition by the national Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society. The full press release from the Cal State L.A. Office of Public Affairs can be found at

Oral History & Asian American Experience

A symposium sponosored by the CSULA Asian and Asian American Studies Program, the CSULA Pacific Rim Institute, the Chinese American Museum, and the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California. Speakers include Dr. Francisco Balderrama (CSULA, Professor of History and Chicano Studies), Suellen Chang (author, Chinese Americans in Los Angeles), Tram Le (Associate Director of the Vietnamese American Oral History Project), and Dr. Gay Yuen (President, Chinese American Museum Board of Directors).
Monday, February 10 from 12:00-1:30pm at the University Student Union, Los Angeles Room.

An event flyer can be downloaded here

The CSULA History Department's First
Annual Celebration of Alumni, Featuring
Dr. Rodolfo F. Acuña (B.A. 1957; MA. 1962)

The History Department's First Annual Celebration of Alumni will take place onTuesday, February 18 from 6:00-8:00pm in the University Student Union, Los Angeles Room. The featured honoree will be Dr. Rodolfo F. Acuña (Professor Emeritus of Chicana/o Studies at California State University, Northridge).

Dr. Acuña is a community engaged scholar activist who is widely recognized as one of the faculty founders of the field of Chicano Studies. After graduating from CSULA, he taught in LA City schools, L.A. community colleges, and in the CSU since 1968. He has authored several influential scholarly books, over a two hundred opinion pieces in popular publications (LA Herald Examiner, LA Times, La Opinion), and has been involved in the formation of several community organizations. He has received numerous awards for his work, including three Gustavus Myers Awards for the Outstanding Book on Race Relations in North America, the Founder's Award for Community Service from the Liberty Hill Foundation, and the MALDEF Lifetime Achievement Award. For more information on this event, contact Dr. Enrique Ochoa (CSULA, Professor of History and Latin American Studies) at

An event flyer can be downloaded here

Equality for All Residents: African Americans and Racial Reform in California, 1945-1970

An exhibit compiled by Martin Schiesl (Professor Emeritus of History). On display at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Library, Cal State L.A., from February 1 to March 31, 2014. 

Fall 2013

The Other September 11: Chile 1973
(joint conference at UCLA)

Dates: Friday November 8 and Saturday, November 9, 2013

September 11, 2013 marked the 40th anniversary of the violent overthrow of Chile's democratically elected Socialist president, Salvador Allende, and the onset of a seventeen-year military dictatorship under General Augusto Pinochet. "The Other September 11th" conference is an interdisciplinary reflection on the history and legacies of Chile's military dictatorship and struggles for democracy, past and present. More than a gesture of homage and remembrance, it aims to re-center the history of Latin American cold war violence within contemporary debates about radical inequality, state repression, terrorism, and democratic struggle. For more information, including a link to the complete conference program, go to