When West Hollywood would not let black or Latinx queer people in, Dr. Jewel Thais Williams bought a club space in South LA intended to celebrate the communities. Jewel’s Catch One documents the oldest black-owned nightclub in the U.S., which became a safe place for both the LGBTQ and black communities during the 42 years it was open in LA. Directed by C. Fitz, 2017, 90 minutes.
Nomination packets for the 20th Annual Cal State LA Distinguished Women Awards will be available at the CCC and online at www.calstatela.edu/usu/women. This spring semester event honors women faculty, staff, and administrators from Cal State LA for their many outstanding achievements and contributions to the community. Please see nomination form or website for deadline information and selection criteria, or call the CCC at (323) 343-5001.
Leave campus to explore thematically linked exhibitions organized under Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, an exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles. Join us as we visit the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens. Trip will be facilitated by Professor Leda Ramos (CLS 4900 – Chicanx Latinx Social Art History). The Chicanx/Latinx Student Resource Center will host lunch and transportation. Hold your spot for $10 at the U-SU Room 306. Tickets go on sale Sept. 5. Space is limited and tickets are non-refundable.
Interested in leadership for social justice, but don’t know where to begin? Join the Cross Cultural Centers for a five-week series of workshops for new and seasoned student leaders to explore self-identity, learn concepts, network, and develop skills necessary to envision a world that is better and more socially just. Applications available at the Cross Cultural Centers, 2nd floor, U-SU or online, and are due by 5 p.m. Sept. 15.
Dia de los Muertos is an event where we celebrate our ancestors and loved ones who have passed in order to keep their spirits alive! Join the Cross Cultural Centers and other organizations for music, face painting, pan de muerto con cafecito, and more.
The Cross Cultural Centers and Special Collections and Archives at the University Library are looking for student submissions that describe your contribution to the history of Cal State LA, perhaps your involvement on campus, the friendships you’ve made, or your academic achievements have left a mark. Those who are selected will be part of an end of the year exhibit at Cal State LA. For more information, visit the Cross Cultural Centers’ front desk to pick up an application.