Weekly Newsletters, Fall 2008-Spring 2009

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Newsletter - 11/15/08

F.O.R.C.E. Newsletter November 15, 2008

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

This 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.
Flier: here.

Tuesday, November 18
Islamic Awareness Month: Misconceptions of Jihad
12:00-2:00pm, Speaker’s Platform
Speaker: Amir Abdel Malik

Wednesday, November 19
Islamic Awareness Month: Lost History
12:00-2:00pm, USU Ballrooms
Speaker: Michael Morgon
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 event.
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
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!
Flier: here.
Facebook event page: here.

Thursday, November 20
Islamic Awareness Month: Evolution
4:00-6:00pm, USU Ballroom A
Speaker: Mustafa Umar

Thursday, November 20
Transgender Day of Remembrance Film Screening
5:00pm, Multicultural Center
We will be screening Transamerica and discussing transgender issues in honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance.
Facebook event page: here.

Friday, November 21
Spain in the Americas & The Americas in Spain
AS110 (Karl Anatol Center)
2pm-5pm Panel, 5pm Reception, 7pm Flamenco
2:00-5pm: Shirley Mangini, CSULB: “Maruja Mallo: International Artist” &
Luis Martín-Cabrera, UCSD: “Towards a Model of Global Justice? ‘El Caso Pinochet’ and the Limits of Human Rights and International Law”
The event is free & open to public. RSVP to cmccarty@csulb.edu or call (562) 985-4318.

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

December 4-6
Black Consciousness Conference
December 4: Talent Showcase, 6pm
December 5: Lecture Series I featuring Michaela Angela Davis, 12-9pm
December 6: Lecture Series II featuring Merira Kwesi, 12-9pm
Flier: here.

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