Get on the bus and get culturally connected to Olvera Street on Friday, Sept. 16. Known as the “birthplace of Los Angeles,” Olvera Street is a narrow, brick-lined road with old structures, painted stalls, street vendors, art, and more. Barbara Carrasco, who was part of the important art exhibit Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation, will lead a tour of the area’s art spaces. The Chicanx Latinx Student Resource Center will host snacks, lunch, and transportation. Space is limited. Hold your spot for $10 (cash only, non-refundable) at U-SU Room 306. Tickets go on sale Aug.
Take a tour of the University-Student Union, visit the offices in the building, grab some food, learn about programs and services, and pick up some free swag. The Alumni Association, Annual Giving, Associated Students Inc., Center for Student Involvement, Cross Cultural Centers, The Pit, Extreme Fitness, U-SU Graffix, and the U-SU Administrative Office will all be participating.
Are you a student looking for culture and life outside of class? Stop by the 2nd floor of the University-Student Union to learn all about the Cross Cultural Centers and the many other resources in the U-SU. There’ll be music, new friends, connections for social justice activism, and refreshments.
In the midst of the racial violence sparked by the war on drugs, leading a normal life was unfeasible for many citizens of Oakland. In a moment of inspiration, activist and teacher Fannie Haughton and her children moved to the island nation of Grenada to participate in an Afro-centric revolution with the goal of realizing a utopic, socialist society. Directed by Damani Baker. 2016. 78 minutes.
Golden Eagle Week would not be complete without our outdoor concert, Eagle House Blues. With great music from talented hip hop and EDM artists, this will be sure to be a night to remember. Watch performances by Noodles, a Los Angeles-based DJ, and Nina Sky, the New York-based Puerto Rican duo. This conecrt is free. Bring your friends!
End Golden Eagle Week with a service project. Our first Eagles Care service trip of the semester will be to Elysian Park for a Trash Free Earth cleaup project on Aug. 26. Trash Free Earth is an organization that educates communities on the impact of trash on our environment. Transportation and lunch will be provided. Sign up at the CSI front desk on Aug. 22. Limited spots are available.