Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009
Latina Dance Project
Four clever Latinas shared movement and stories of their creative process in the making of "Coyolxauhqui Remembers," a contemporary take on the Aztec myth that summons U.S. - Mexico border relations. A 3-day, 3-campus NCHEA residency. Made possible with additional support from NCHEA and NLRC.
My Big Fat Greek Diet
Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009
Dr. Nick Yphantides
Dr. Nick Yphandites conduected an inspirational presentation on his health and life changing journey. His lecture included his pilgrimage and accomplishments including becoming less than half the man he once was by losing a total of 270 pounds.
Sanction Bodies and Day Labor: Reports from the Corner
Feb 12 @ 7pm
Dr. Carolyn Pinedo-Turnovsky
Professor of Sociology at UC Santa Barbara, Dr. Pinedo-Turnovsky presented her extensive research on day laborers, a population that has been the target of anti immigration legislation. Dr. Pinedo-Turnovsky areas of research include race, ethnicity, Latino studies, immigration studies and ethnography.
Ain't I A Woman!
Monday, Feb. 16 @ 7 pm
Ain't I a Woman! is a new music theatre work featuring actress Taylore Mahogany Scott and a chamber music trio (cello, piano, percussion) that celebrates the life and times of four powerful African American women: Zora Neale Hurston, Sojourner Truth, folk artist Clementine Hunter, Fannie Lou Hamer. Co-production of CSUSM Women's Center
Racism, Discrimination, Colorblindness & the "Obamerica" Miracle
Thursday, Mar. 12 @ 6 pm
Dr. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
Dr. Bonilla-Silva addresses the "miracle" of a black man elected as 44th President in a still deeply racist nation. He discusses racism, discrimination, and color-blindness in the post-civil rights era. Why and how did Obama rise to the top?
Monday, Mar. 16 @ 10 am
Award winning puppeteer, Cory Gilstrap will give a lecture-demonstration on the making of giant puppets and performing with them! His work focuses on recycled household materials that are designed to entertain and educate audiences of all ages.
Honoring the Life, Legacy & Values of Cesar E. Chavez
Monday, Mar. 16 @ 7 pm (this event was rescheduled from Mar. 3)
Julie Chavez Rodriquez
Julie Chavez Rodriguez lectures on the life and legacy of her grandfather, Cesar E. Chavez. The focus of her presentation will be the work of the Chavez Foundation, which furthers social justice, education, service, and civic engagement.
Feminist Art & the Maternal
Tuesday, Mar 17 @ 2:30 pm
Dr. Andrea Liss
Dr. Liss, Associate Professor in the Visual & Performing Arts Dept, will read from her recently published book Feminist Art and the Maternal (University of Minnesota Press, 2009). This book critically considers the dilemmas and promises of representing feminist motherhood in contemporary art and visual culture. Following her talk, Dr. Liss will sign books at a reception, sponsored by the ASI Women's Center.