News and Upcoming Events

Freedom Summer Series - February and March 2015

Claiming Summer Symposium

- Feb. 4, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM -

  • Films: "The Freedom Summer" and "Mendez vs. Westminster"

- Feb. 4, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (Alhambra Room, U-SU Third Floor) -

  • Panel Discussion (Moderator: Dr. Lauri Ramey)
    • Sylvia Mendez (American civil rights activist of Mexican-Puerto Rican heritage)
    • Ericka Huggins (Professor of Sociology, African-American activist)
    • David Crittendon (CSULA alumnus)
    • Robert Land (Professor in the Charter College of Education)
    • Jean-Philippe Marcoux (Professor and literary specialist from University of Laval, Canada)
    • Melina Abdullah (Professor of Pan-African Studies, CSULA)
    • Tomás Benitez (Director of Self Help Graphics & Art)

- Feb. 5, 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM (Locations TBA) -

  • Teach-In Sessions
    • one-hour sequential discursive sessions led by Rev. Malcolm Boyd and Andrew Thomas
      • Melina Abdullah
      • Ericka Huggins
      • David Crittendon
      • Tomás Benitez
      • Robert Land
      • Jean-Philippe Marcoux
      • Lauri Ramey

- Feb. 5, 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM (Music Hall, Music Building) -

  • Music and Poetry Performance
    • "Quilting" by Andre Myers and Darryl Taylor
    • Ericka Huggins and Gloria Enedina Alvarez
    • Jazz Accompaniment by CalState LA jazz musicians led by Dr. James Ford
    • poetry and creative writing pieces performed by CalState LA Poetry Seminar students as well as Schurr High School students advised by Betty Harbison

 

Civil Rights Movements Commemoration

- Feb. 19, 6:30 PM -

  • "A Higher Form of Politics" by Professor Sophie Rachmuhl from Bordeaux, France
    • film showing and book launch
    • features ten ethnically diverse and politically engaged poets

 

Visiting Isreali Writers

- March 4-5 -

  • mini-residency featuring five Isreali writers
    • Shimon Adaf
    • Tal Nitzan
    • Amira Hess
    • Anat Zecharya
    • Tziona Sahmai