Weekly Newsletters, Fall 2008-Spring 2009

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Newsletter - 11/08/08

F.O.R.C.E. Newsletter November 8, 2008

F.O.R.C.E. Meetings
Mondays, 1-2pm in the Women’s Resource Center (WRC)

F.O.R.C.E. does NOT support the passing of Prop 8. We plan to work hard to fight this along with other progressive organizations in California and nationwide. We will post information on our blog as we get it.

This week...

Wednesday, November 12
What is Really Happening in Venezuela?: Chavéz, Bush and the U.S. Media
CBA Rm. 229, 4-7 pm
Free pizza and refreshments.
This forum will include reflections from students who visited Venezuela last summer, short clips from a documentary made by Luis Testa, a recent graduate of the journalism department, and commentaries by Professor Raul Reis and anthropology major Patricia McHugh. Open discussion/debate about media, politics and foreign policy will follow.

Friday, November 14
iCULTURE: An informal discussion on today's social issues
topic: Democracy in America
Mirage Cafe, 538 E. Bixby Ave., LB
Flier here.

Next week…

Tuesday, November 18
Practicing Peace (Center for Peace and Social Justice - CPSJ)
The Center for Peace and Social Justice along with the College of Liberal Arts is hosting a campus & community festival for Peace. An all inclusive event of dialogue, performance, action and celebration dedicated to creating a more peaceful and just world.
Activities include: A human peace symbol, “It takes a Village to Rape a Woman” Domestic violence workshop presented by WSSA, Workshop on Hate Crimes in Long Beach Presented by The Human Dignity Program of Long Beach and CCEJ, Guests Speakers, and a candlelight vigil honoring all those lost to violence world wide.

Wednesday, November 19
Fall 2008 Women’s Research Colloquium, Theme for 2008-2009 "Advocates for Action: Women...Equity...Change!"
(Sponsored by The President’s Commission on the Status of Women)
5:00pm-7:30pm (Dinner begins at 5:00pm; Presentations begin at 5:30pm)
The Pointe, Pyramid
Presenters: Deborah Hann, "Maps in Children's Literature: Their Uses, Forms, and Functions" and Dr. Lina Kawar, "What Keeps Jordanian Immigrant Women from Participating in Breast Cancer Screening"
Cost: $20 for faculty, staff, guests, and students.
RSVP by Wednesday, November 12, 2008 to Cynthia Angiuli via email - cangiuli@csulb.edu or by phone - (562) 985-1688
After RSVP, payment may be made in advance or at the door on the evening of the Colloquium.
To pay in advance, please: Forward check payable to CSULB Foundation to Cynthia Angiuli, Presidents Office, BH 300. Include name, department and guest list.

Thursday, November 20
Transgender Day of Remembrance film screening
CSULB Multicultural Center
Facebook event page: here.

Thursday, November 20
Record Swap
Bring VHS, DVDs, books, mixtapes, LPs, CDs, etc.!
There will be no selling of items. If you do not bring anything to the swap, please take no more than 2 items.
If you would like to drop off your stuff before the swap, please email F.O.R.C.E. to set up a pick-up: theragzine@gmail.com
Otherwise, just bring your items on the day of the swap!

Ongoing Events…

“The Art of War: American Posters from WWI and WWII” Art Exhibit
Sep 5 – Jan 26, 2009
Mondays (noon–6pm), Wednesdays–Thursdays (noon–6pm), Fridays (noon–9pm), Saturdays–Sundays (noon–6pm)
Norton Simon Museum (411 W Colorado Blvd), 626.449.6840
When searching for a means of drumming up support for World War I, officials in Washington didn't have to look much further than two-dimensional art. Upon being asked to lend a hand to the war effort, Society of Illustrators President Charles Dana Gibson and his fellow artists began pumping out graphic masterpieces dripping with propaganda. The Art of War: American Posters from World War I and World War II is a timely exhibit culled from the Norton Simon's own collection. Works include Norman Rockwell's picture-perfect portrayal of the American family gathering and James Montgomery Flagg's iconic I Want You for the U.S. Army, which brought us the enduring image of the white-bearded Uncle Sam.

“War as a Way of Life” Art Exhibit
Sep 29 – Dec 19 Mondays–Fridays (11am–5:30pm)
18th Street Arts Center (1639 18th St), 310.453.3711
18th Street wraps up its yearlong, four-part examination of sociopolitical issues with War as a Way of Life. The exhibit includes the work of 16 artists who demonstrate how war, in all its forms — overseas, at home, in our minds — has become an integral part of the way we live. The unveiling of the show coincides with Art Night, a quarterly extravaganza featuring live music, dancing, and, of course, striking visual art. Intriguingly, the gallery doubles as a polling location on November 4. With images of protest and devastation on display, expect a controversial meeting of politics and art.

In November and beyond…

Wednesday, December 3
Die In
To go along with our international women’s issues theme for November, we will be hosting a “Die In.” More details will be announced in the coming weeks. The event will be a way to raise awareness to the number of women that are dying due to various factors and atrocities around the world. We will be wearing all black and speaking about these issues, on the friendship walk on upper campus.
Facebook event page: here.
If you would like to help plan the Die In, please email Justine at justineeemarie@gmail.com


Study abroad in Oaxaca!
ANTH 440/540 (3 units)
January 5-19, 2009
Open to all majors (Faculty permission required)
Estimated cost: $2,275
Course tuition, Roundtrip fare LAX -->Oaxaca, Land transportation, Medical insurance, Hotel/2 meals per day, Entry to sites
Not Included:
Passport fee, Some meals, Personal expenses
You will be…
Learning to collect and analyze data, Visiting museums, schools, and historic and cultural sites that shape Oaxacan identity, Interviewing farmers, artists, teachers and students about family and community life, Participating in everyday activities in Oaxaca City and farming and artisan villages
For information and application please contact:
Dr. Jayne Howell, Department of Anthropology: jhowell@csulb.edu
Deadline: Registration and payment of all fees Nov. 15, 2008

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