CSUSM Announces Fall 2010 Arts & Lectures Schedule

Cal State San Marcos announces its fall 2010 Arts & Lectures Series. Each year, Arts & Lectures engages the support and advice of CSUSM faculty, staff, students and the community in developing a series of 20-40 events including lectures across various fields, film/video screenings, visual art talks, dance and theatre performances, music concerts, scientific discussions, book readings and more. The series has become an integral part of campus life and offers eye-opening perspectives on multiple topics, issues, and disciplines by bringing in exceptional guests who are experts in various fields creatively and intellectually.  The program not only supplements and complements curricular needs, but it also enriches cultural life on the campus and within the community.

All Arts & Lectures events are offered free and open to students, faculty, staff and the general public.

For more information regarding upcoming events, contact the Office of Arts & Lectures at 760-750-4366.

Ashley Walker: Creating the Beloved Community: Working in Coalition for Social Justice

Tuesday, Sep. 14, at 7 p.m. — Clarke Field House/University Student Union, Rm. 113

Leading human rights activist and pioneer Ashley Walker kicks off a series cosponsored by the Social Justice & Equity Project. Ms. Walker has received widespread recognition for her vital work and numerous awards, including the ACLU Helen Marston Award (2009) and the Susan B. Anthony Award from the National Organization for Women. Cosponsored by the Social Justice and Equity Project at CSUSM.

Eco-Cultural Revitalization in Southern California Basketry

Tuesday, Sep. 21, at 12 noon — Clarke Field House/University Student Union, Rm. 113

Basket weavers Rose Ramirez (Chumash/Yaqui) and Lydia Vassar (Luiseño) demonstrate contemporary and traditional basketry techniques. Their discussion and demonstration highlight the revitalization of cultural practices and the efforts to maintain and restore viable habitats and ecosystems for native plants.

Artisans, Ethnobotany and Cultural Revitalization in Baja

Wednesday, Sep. 22, at 5:30 p.m. — Arts Building, Rm. 111

A multi-media presentation about the revival in the production of handcrafts that is helping native artisans preserve, practice, and reinterpret traditional and ecological knowledge. Presented by Plant and Language Specialists Teodora Cuero (Kumiai) and Leonor Farlow (Kiliwa), and Anthropologist Mike Wilken.

Paul Espinosa: Capturing the Border's History on Film

Thursday, Sep. 23,  at 7 p.m. — Clarke Field House/University Student Union, Rm. 113

Paul Espinosa is an internationally known filmmaker/producer and professor of transborder chicana/o and Latina/o studies at Arizona State University. His lecture offers a retrospective examination and current assessment of the U.S./Mexico border.  Espinosa's film credits include California and the American Dream (2006), Taco Shop Poets (2002), and The U.S. - Mexican War: 1846-1848 (1998). Cosponsored by the Social Justice and Equity Project and the USUAB Clarke Activities Team, with support from the Visual and Performing Arts Department. For information, contact Marcos Martinez at 760-750-4150.

Gonzalo Bergara Quartet featuring Tim Kliphuis

Tuesday, Sep. 28, at Arts Building, Rm. 111

Outstanding Grappelli fiddler Tim Kliphouse (Holland) and gypsy jazz virtuoso Gonzalo Bergara (Argentina) deliver a brilliant set of Django Reinhardt gems, Latin fire and Folky surprises. Their energy and instrumental mastery have received glowing reviews over the world. Cosponsored by the Funes Fund and the San Marcos Arts Council.

Stick Together: Mojalet Dance Collective and Rhythm Talk

Wednesday, Sep. 29, at 7 p.m. —Arts Building, Rm. 111

Switzerland's Rhythm Talk brings live percussion to San Diego's Mojalet Dance Collective in an entertaining evening of music and dance filled with athleticism, sensuality, whit, and whimsy.

From Farm Workers to Day Laborers: Non-violent Struggles and Resistance against Repression

Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. — Clarke Field House/University Student Union, Rm. 113

Mark Day, two-time Emmy award-winning film producer, author, and human rights activist, will present on non-violent action for a better world and reflect on his experiences as a Catholic friar/spiritual advisor to Cesar Chavez, organizer of day laborers, and advocate for immigrant rights. Cosponsored by the Social Justice and Equity Project and the USUAB Clarke Activities Team.

Gunnar Biggs Latin Jazz Quartet

Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 5:30 p.m. — Arts Building, Rm. 111

This local quartet includes musicians Gunnar Biggs (bass), Mike Holguin (percussion), Allan Phillips (piano), and Dan Reagan (trombone). They will perform an array of music including Salsa, Latin Jazz, Afro Cuban rhythms and Latin Fusion.

Dr. Zeus Leonardo: Critical Race Dialogue: Whiteness and the Politics of Safety

Tuesday, Oct. 12, at noon — Clarke Field House/University Student Union, Rm. 113

Dr. Zeus Leonardo, author of Race,Whiteness and Education, uses critical social theory to "illuminate race as an everyday and educative process." He confronts the politics of safety that "perpetuate a legacy of white refusal to engage racial domination or acts of terror toward people of color. Cosponsored by the Social Justice and Equity Project and the USUAB Clarke Activities Team.

Alex Montoya: Swinging for the Fences

Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. — Clarke Field House/University Student Union, Rm. 113

Alex Montoya shares his inspirational personal story and speaks from his book, Swinging for the Fences: Choosing to Live an Extraordinary Life. A triple amputee from birth, living his whole life with prosthetics has neither deterred nor discouraged Alex from achieving his dreams. He currently manages Latino Relations for the San Diego Padres. A native of Colombia, he was selected as one of San Diego Magazine's "Top 50 San Diegans to Watch" in 2000.

Samahan Performing Arts: Traditional Music of the Philippines

Friday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. — Arts Building, Rm. 111

The Pakaraguian Kulintang Ensemble and the Samahan Philippine Rondalla will perform traditional Philippine music as diverse as the Philippine's history. Come celebrate Filipino Heritage Month!

Dr. David Brailer: Forum on Healthcare Reform

Friday, Oct. 22,  at 1:30 p.m. — Markstein Hall, Rm. 125

Dr. Brailer is recognized as a leader in the strategy and financing of quality and efficiency in healthcare, with a particular emphasis on health information technology and health systems management. Dr. Brailer holds doctoral degrees in both medicine and economics. He will address Health Information Technology and the ongoing U.S. Healthcare transformation.

Theater Performance: Chela

Thursday, Oct. 21, and Friday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. — Arts Building, Rm. 111

Tricked into a loveless marriage, a young Mexican immigrant struggles to reclaim her sexuality. Written and performed by CSUSM Alumna Dulce Maria Solis, it is based on a true story of love, lunacy, violence and sexual taboos.

Wendy Leo Moore, Ph.D.: Hate Speech, White Space

Monday, Oct. 25, at 6 p.m. — Markstein Hall, Rm. 125

As a critical race theorist and lawyer, Dr. Moore engages the provocative intersections of hate speech and "freedom of speech" concerns through an expert analysis of how law has been used to facilitate racial processes historically and contemporarily. The lecture includes discussion of the various manifestations of racism (overt v. covert) in the post-Civil Rights era; explores the influence of law in the racial realm; and offers practical insights on university "racial climate" issues from an informed, critical legal perspective. Cosponsored by the Social Justice and Equity Project.

Lionel Popkin: There is an Elephant in this Dance

Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. — Arts Building, Rm. 111

Lionel Popkin looks at how an individual body can hold multiple histories and align itself with divergent cultural identities. There Is an Elephant in this Dance abounds with choreographic eloquence, clever direction, and thematic layering. Popkin, an alumnus of the Trisha Brown Dance Company, is joined on stage by Carolyn Hall and Peggy Piacenza, with an original score by Robert Een.

Sheepwoman: A Live Film by SUE-C and Laetitia Sonami

Wednesday, Oct. 27, at 6 p.m. — Arts Building, Room 111

Laetitia Sonami, internationally renowned composer, and Sue-C, visual and performing artist, bring to life their film in real time through the manipulation and projection of photographs, drawings, slides, videos, shadows and three-dimensional objects, along with the processing and amplification of electronic music, nostalgic songs and field recordings. It is up to the audience to determine where dreams end and reality begins.

The Yenque Acting Tradition

Thursday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. — The McMahan House

Come meet Teresa and Jose Yenque, two generations of award-winning actors who have shared the stage and screen with many of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. Their careers have spanned Broadway theatre, Hollywood film/TV, and international and indie productions. Hear their stories of struggle and triumph, view a screening of two of their finest short films (award winners Abuela's Revolt and Wednesday Afternoon), and dialogue with them about their careers and lives.

Dr. Aniruddh Patel: Music and the Brain: Three Links to Language

Tuesday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. — Arts Building, Room 111

Aniruddh Patel is the Esther J. Burnham Senior Fellow at The Neurosciences Institute in San Diego, California, and a pioneer in the use of new concepts and technology to investigate the neural correlates of music. His research focuses on how the brain processes music and language. His lecture addresses rhythm perception with data from cognitive neuroscience.

Captain Paul S. Hammer, M.D., Medical Corps, USN: Honoring our Veterans

Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. — Clarke Field House/University Student Union, Rm. 113

Captain Hammer, MD has had extensive experience in leading mental health interventions in natural disasters, military mishaps, and in combat. He currently serves as the director of the Naval Center for Combat and Operational Stress Control in San Diego where he is responsible for developing programs to improve the psychological health of sailors, marines and their families. His talk is titled Stress: The Ancient History of a Modern Problem. Cosponsored USUAB Clarke Activities Team and CSUSM Veteran's Center.

Jesse Billauer: Life Rolls On

Tuesday, Nov. 30, at noon — Academic Hall, Rm. 102

Jesse Billauer has become a role model on how to live life to the fullest, despite a life changing surf injury. Billauer, a quadriplegic, was told by doctors that he would never surf again. However, Billauer eventually did return to surfing, adapting his technique and equipment to the situation of his current condition. Cosponsored by Nu Upsilon chapter of Kappa Omicron Nu.

Petra Kuppers and Neil Marcus: Disability Culture: Cripple Poetics

Wednesday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. — Clarke Field House/University Student Union, Rm. 113

A love story for crip culture! Performance artists Petra Kuppers and Neil Marcus share poetry and dance videos from their book, Cripple Poetics: A Love Story. Kuppers and Marcus are members of The Olimpias, an international project-based artist collective that focuses on disability culture work, community arts, and performance research. Cosponsored by the Institute for Social Justice and Equity.

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All Arts & Lectures events are offered free and open to students, faculty, staff and the general public.

For more information regarding upcoming events, contact the Office of Arts & Lectures at 760-750-4366, or visit csusm.edu/al.