DEB, SAGA, and Dean of Students Office are excited to announce the opening of a space for LGBTQIA+ Oxy students!
This space is currently still empty, so we are taking this time to get feedback from students about what they want/ need this space to be.
Students are invited to visit and walk through the new space and bring feedback and concerns about design, function, values, and the general future of spaces for LGBTQIA+ students on our campus. Also snacks!
We can't wait to hear what kind of programming, events, art, books, educational materials, opportunities, or whatever you can think of to put in the space! This is a brainstorming event so please bring any and all ideas.
**This space/ event is meant to prioritize QTPOC and LGBTQIA+ voices on campus! Pauley residents are also encouraged to provide feedback about the transformation of this space and steps moving forward.
This event will feature Phyllis Kim, the president of the Korean American Forum of California, which is situated in Glendale. The speaker will commemorate and educate about the Comfort Women during WWII who were taken from their original countries. It will take place in Choi Auditorium.
This event will be centered around teaching through dance, music, and clothing about a variety of different places and different countries in Africa. There will also be performance by a drummer who is a Nigerian prince that teaches the African drumming class here at Oxy. It will take place at Branca Patio and the Quad.
This worksop seeks to fuse psychedelic harm reduction and the safety of homeless youth.
On Saturday, April 14th, 2018, CTSJ will be hosting its premier Conference of Undergraduate Research at Occidental College in Los Angeles. CTSJ 2018 is centered around the theme The Analysis of Power and seeks to confront systems of power within present discourses. This theme is informed by Michel Foucault’s work on truth and power, in which the economy of power is inseparable from truth. In Foucault's words:
"It seems to me that the real political task in a society such as ours is to criticize the working of institutions which appear to be both neutral and independent; to criticize them in such a manner that the political violence which has always exercised itself obscurely through them will be unmasked, so that one can fight them."
In this way, CTSJ 2018 is not simply a forum for the disruption of hegemonic assemblages, but an opportunity to begin the meaningful un-doing of the tangled lines of flight in our modern moment.
Keynote speaker, Dr. Breanne Fahs, Professor of Women and Gender Studies at Arizona State University.
This FEAST Feast will be among our most special as it is a collaborative effort with the Latinx Student Union and the Office of Community Engagement, and is meant to honor the efforts of the United Farm Workers' Movement led by Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta in favor of improved working conditions for those that feed us.
Our menu will feature Latinx foods from across the region, including but not limited to a Homemade Tortilla Station, a taco bar, and a pupusa making booth!! A piñata is also in store! (:
This event is free and open to everyone, so get your friends and get ready to have a dope time in the garden! We will encourage donations ($5+) via student accounts for those inspired by the movement, which will be diverted to the Dolores Huerta Foundation, a community benefit organization that organizes at the grassroots level, engaging and developing natural leaders in the areas of health and the environment, youth and education, and economic development.
RSVP HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/9sZuCIMsRRCjgDmz1
In conversation with Eliana Jimeno
B.A. Political Science M.A. International Peace and Conflict Resolution
Consultant on transitional justice, symbolic repreations and historic memory