Arts & Lectures, one of the longest standing event series at CSUSM, kicks off its fall lineup with two-term Senator and former First Lady of Puerto Rico, Sila González-Calderón, for an engaging conversation about women and leadership on Thursday, Oct. 3. This season boasts a diverse selection of eight events as the University welcomes renowned guest speakers, spoken word poets, a contemporary dance troupe and a lively steel pan musical group to campus.

All attendees, including students, must purchase or reserve tickets online. CSUSM students are not charged the admission cost, as student tickets are subsidized through an Instructionally Related Activities (IRA) fee. Tickets are available via the Arts & Lectures website at www.csusm.edu/al. All tickets include complimentary parking in specified lots.

Fall Series: Upcoming Events

LECTURE
Women & Leadership: Challenges, Decision-making and Communication
Thursday, Oct. 3 at 6 p.m.
The Clarke

*PURCHASE/RESERVE TICKETS*
CSUSM Students: FREE
CSUSM Faculty/Staff: $7.50
Community Members: $15

Join two-term Senator and former First Lady of Puerto Rico, Sila González-Calderón, for an engaging conversation about Women and Leadership. As González-Calderón states:  “The Women's Liberation Movement was in the 60's and 70's and yet it seems that women are facing today the same issues our mothers and grandmothers faced, but in a different context. How can women's decisions and ways of communicating help us on our way to leadership positions?”


Co-sponsors: LAFS, Modern Language Studies, Political Science, Women's Studies, CLIMB and USUAB.



PERFORMANCE LECTURE
Storied Lands: Migration as Connection to Land and Place
Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m.
Arts Building, Room 111

*PURCHASE/RESERVE TICKETS*
CSUSM Students: FREE
CSUSM Faculty/Staff: $7.50
Community Members: $15

Sarah Amira de la Garza's lecture and performance explores the deep connections between language, place and attachment as experienced in the immigrant journey. Performances of original poetry based on real lives and experiences of immigrants to the Southwest U.S. serve as artistic and embodied examples of hope, controversial politics and ethnic dignity.

This performative lecture is one of a series of events presented in conjunction with the Fall 2013 Context Library Series “More than a Fence: (de)Constructing Mexico-U.S. Borders.” The collaborative exhibit is a multi-media installation of photography, sculpture and texts that explore the symbolic and experienced impact of the Mexico-U.S. Border. Read more...


Co-sponsor: Communication Department


LECTURE
Transcending Gangs: Latinos Story their Experience
Thursday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m.
The Clarke

*PURCHASE/RESERVE TICKETS*
CSUSM Students: FREE
CSUSM Faculty/Staff: $5
Community Members: $10

Gangs offer some Latinas the opportunity to develop leadership identities and yet, leadership skills under this context are hard-earned and often marginalizing. What helps gang-involved Latinas to leave the gang? What keeps them from getting involved in the first place? They transcend gangs by using their stories to keep gang-impacted girls from joining and to help the already-involved to get out.

 Book signing will follow the lecture.


Co-Sponsors: Communications, Sociology and Women's Studies Departments, Gender Equity Center, Pride Center, USUAB and LAFS.



DANCE
Locally Grown Dance Series: From Bodies & Mouths This Work Arrives
Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Arts Building, Room 111

*PURCHASE/RESERVE TICKETS*
CSUSM Students: FREE
CSUSM Faculty/Staff: $7.50
Community Members: $15

Choreographers Anya Cloud and Jes Mullette explore the boundaries of their knowledge of one another and how histories are understood in a gritty and thought-provoking evening length dance duet. In close proximity, these two women steadily negotiate each other's timing—moving swiftly from accord to dissonance—as repetition gives way to heightened senses and layers of meanings.



LECTURE
Slow Medicine: A New Paradigm for Partnerships with our Elders
Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 6 p.m.
The Clarke

*RESERVE TICKETS*
CSUSM Students: FREE
CSUSM Faculty/Staff: FREE
Community Members: FREE

Using metaphors from the Slow Movements (Slow Food, Slow Parenting, etc.), Dr. Dennis McCullough, M.D., joins us to introduce Slow Medicine. A new paradigm for partnerships between elders and those who love and care for them, Slow Medicine is bringing compassion and caring back to health care.

Dennis McCullough, M.D. is the author of Your Mother, My Mother and has been a physician and geriatrician for 30 years. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School, and a faculty member in the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. 

Book signing will follow the lecture.

Co-sponsor: CSU Institute for Palliative Care

Generously Supported in Memory of Melvin & Corinne Moss



SPOKEN WORD POETRY
Spine of Califas Poetry
Thursday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m.
Arts Building, Room 111

*PURCHASE/RESERVE TICKETS*
CSUSM Students: FREE
CSUSM Faculty/Staff: $7.50
Community Members: $15

Your heart beats at the speed of the spoken word pulsing with the rhythm of California Interstates 5, 15, 405 and Route 78. You're on the road with Taco Shop Poets Adolfo Guzmán-López, Adrián Arancibia, and Tomás Riley as they rhyme and rap from San Diego and L.A. to San Francisco's Mission District, and then back south through the San Joaquin Valley to la linea/the border. Willie Herrón and Jesus Velo, better known as Los Illegals, the legendary East L.A. punk rock band will provide the music for the trip.

Changing faces, marching words, to brown skin brown eyes watering. The words by the numbers. The poems by the street. The freeway poems. Clashing lights. The Spine of Califas.

Book and CD signing will follow the performance.



LECTURE
Developing Curious Minds...
Thursday, Nov. 14 at 6 p.m.
Arts Building, Room 240

*PURCHASE/RESERVE TICKETS*
CSUSM Students: FREE
CSUSM Faculty/Staff: $7.50
Community Members: $15

A world recognized leader in developing inquiry in the classroom, John Barell will present strategies for educators to develop more curious minds in their students. Teachers need to model curiosity to inspire higher level thinking abilities and creativity in students using the patterns of observation, thinking, and questioning through problematic scenarios and provocation. Barell’s motivation for inquiry in teaching and learning came from the opportunity to sail to Antarctica on Byrd’s flagship the USS Glacier as part of Operation Deep Freeze. Later Barell taught in New York City public high schools, then as Professor Emeritus at Montclair State University in teacher education and world literature. Barell’s recent books include: Why are School Busses Always 
Yellow? (2008) and Did you Ever Wonder? (2013).

Book signing will follow the lecture.



FILM SCREENING AND MUSICAL CONCERT
It's Pan Time!
Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Arts Building, Room 111

*PURCHASE/RESERVE TICKETS*
CSUSM Students: FREE
CSUSM Faculty/Staff: $10
Community Members: $20

San Diego-based musician Keli Ross-Ma'u demonstrates the transformational effects of steel pan music within a community.

In The Panyard,
an award-winning documentary, portrays the steel pan from Trinidad and Tobago and depicts the instinctive ability of music to nourish and rejuvenate the spirit of people while creating new bonds between cultures. This live concert 
following the screening showcases original music by 
Keli Ross-Ma'u and his steel drum school, Kainga Music!
Arts & Lectures

Tickets are available via the Arts & Lectures website. All tickets must be purchased or reserved online prior to attending the event (no ticket sales will be made at the door).