All Cal State LA students can submit a two to three-page essay answering the prompt: "Why is the freedom to read essential to a functioning democracy?" as part of the Banned Books Week essay contest.
Prizes will be offered for the top two entries:
- First prize: $100 Cal State LA bookstore gift card
- Second prize: $50 Cal State LA bookstore gift card
Email your essay as a Microsoft Word file to [email protected] by 5 p.m. on Oct. 9 to be entered into the contest. Winners will be announced Oct. 16.
L.E.A.P is a program offered by the Center for Student Involvement that aims to engage Cal State LA students in the discovery of personal leadership identities through interactive sessions. Participants will be exposed to the social change model and explore its application for the settings student leaders will encounter: the classroom, clubs and organizations, the workplace and the larger community. In session one, participants will be exposed to the first three C’s of the social change model: consciousness of self, congruence and commitment.
Join us for a Zoom read-out of banned and challenged books. Listen in as students and faculty read excerpts of banned books in celebration of Banned Books Week 2020. If you would like to participate by reading out an excerpt yourself, please email the Humanities Librarian, Paizha, at [email protected]. Access the event via Zoom.
Banned Books Week spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. It brings together the entire book community—librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers and readers of all types—in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.
Join us for a panel of experts discussing censorship from the perspectives of teachers, librarians, publishers, and authors. Panelists TBA. Access the event via Zoom.
A weekly program that invites American Indian, Native Hawaiian and Alaska Native students to come together to build community, vocalize their needs, and reflect on their experiences as Native students at Cal State LA. Visit the CCC Linktree for Zoom information.
Clothesline Projects all over the world remind people of the real meaning of intimate partner violence statistics that are often ignored. Come join us for a conversation concerning disrupting intimate partner violence, supporting survivors and fostering collective healing. Visit the CCC Linktree for Zoom information.