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Holocaust And Genocide Lecture Series: The Genocide Against The Tutsi In Rwanda
May
7
4:00 PM16:00

Holocaust And Genocide Lecture Series: The Genocide Against The Tutsi In Rwanda

Her Excellency Mathilde Mukantabana, Rwandan Ambassador to the United States; Simon Mudahogora, Genocide Survivor; and Ndahiro Bazimya, Genocide Descendant. This is the Alexandre Kimenyi Memorial Lecture and was underwritten by Her Excellency Mathilde Mukantabana & Chiaya Rawlins.  

The Complete Lecture Series Schedule Is Available Online via this link.

For More Information About This Event, Please See The Facebook Page For The Alliance For The Study Of The Holocaust And Genocide.


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Safe Zone Level I
May
3
12:00 PM12:00

Safe Zone Level I

  • Russian River Valley Room, Student Center Second Floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The HUB Cultural Center is excited to announce the newly designed, re-conceptualized Safe Zone program - a campus-wide initiative that promotes an inviting and inclusive environment that is emotionally and physically safe for LGBTQ+ students, staff, faculty, and guests. Its goals include (1) increase understanding and awareness of LGBTQ+ identities, (2) decrease individual and institutional homophobia and transphobia, and (3) expand the SSU network of allies.

Level one focuses on foundational knowledge regarding LGBTQ+ identities, including terminology, active listening, supporting the LGBTQ+ community, and responding to microaggressions.


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Holocaust And Genocide Lecture Series: The Darfur Genocide And Eyewitness Testimony
Apr
30
4:00 PM16:00

Holocaust And Genocide Lecture Series: The Darfur Genocide And Eyewitness Testimony

Alexis Herr, Ph.D., Associate Director, Jewish Family and Children’s Services Holocaust Center of San Francisco.  The Complete Lecture Series Schedule Is Available Online

For More Information About This Event, Please See The Facebook Page For The Alliance For The Study Of The Holocaust And Genocide.


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Queer Studies Lecture Series:  Meliza Bañales, Adventure Awaits You in Hell: Coming Out in the 90s & the New Queer Radical
Apr
29
12:05 PM12:05

Queer Studies Lecture Series: Meliza Bañales, Adventure Awaits You in Hell: Coming Out in the 90s & the New Queer Radical

What some deem "the end times" have been the "all-the-time" times for LGBTQ people in the U.S. While many white Gays and Lesbians are enjoying more rights than ever, the BTQ and people-of-color are still fighting to simply be seen. Meliza Bañales aka Missy Fuego will serve as your tour guide through 90s San Francisco, sharing insights into what some have called an "extinct" identity: that of the Queer radical in the United States. Bañales, a literature professor at UC San Diego, is an author, curator, performer, advocate, & critic originally from Los Angeles. She is the author of three books and was a fixture in the Spoken-Word, Slam, and Queer artist communities of the San Francisco Bay Area from 1996-2012. She is currently writing a manifesto of survivorship. The Queer Studies Lecture Series is made possible thanks to the Women’s and Gender Studies Department, Queer Studies Minor, SSU Instructionally Related Activities Program, Campus Life, and the HUB.


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Students with Autism – A Growing Population
Apr
23
1:00 PM13:00

Students with Autism – A Growing Population

The number of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder is increasing each. These students are college-capable, but their disability presents some challenges to success on a college campus. College campuses can sometimes be an unfriendly place for students with social and communication difficulties. Awareness coupled with compassion helps create the kind of environment that leads to success for all students, including those with autism.


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Africana Lecture
Apr
23
12:05 PM12:05

Africana Lecture

Dr. Omayra Ortega: The Statistics Behind "Driving While Black." Omayra Y. Ortega is an assistant professor of mathematics & statistics at Sonoma State University.  She earned her Ph.D. (2008) and an M.S. (2005) in applied mathematics and computational sciences from the University of Iowa, where she also was awarded her Masters of Public Health.  She earned a B.A. in music and in pure mathematics from Pomona College in 2001.


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Pidgeon Pagonis
Apr
22
5:00 PM17:00

Pidgeon Pagonis

For over a century, intersex people had no voice in their medical “care” and “treatment.” Intersex Stories, Not Surgeries encourages participants to grapple with the ways in which the Medical Industrial Complex has violated intersex people’s human rights. As an activist, educator, and filmmaker, Pidgeon’s goal is to deconstruct the dangerous myths that lead to violations of intersex people’s rights, including medical procedures performed without consent to make bodies conform to binary sex stereotypes.

Pidgeon will hold a screening and Q&A on their short film, The Son I Never Had (2017), describing their discovery at 19 that they had been born intersex, and how, a decade later, they created this film as a “a love letter to my younger self and all of those trying to survive outside the binary.”



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Queer Studies Lecture Series:  Pidgeon Pagonis, Intersex Stories (Not Surgeries) – Resisting Intersex Pathologization
Apr
22
to Apr 23

Queer Studies Lecture Series: Pidgeon Pagonis, Intersex Stories (Not Surgeries) – Resisting Intersex Pathologization

For over a century, intersex people had no voice in their medical “care” and “treatment.” Intersex Stories, Not Surgeries encourages participants to grapple with the ways in which the Medical Industrial Complex has violated intersex people’s human rights. As an activist, educator, and filmmaker, Pidgeon’s goal is to deconstruct the dangerous myths that lead to violations of intersex people’s rights, including medical procedures performed without consent to make bodies conform to binary sex stereotypes. In addition to this lecture, at 4 pm in the HUB, Pidgeon will hold a screening and Q&A on their short film, The Son I Never Had (2017), describing their discovery at 19 that they had been born intersex, and how, a decade later, they created this film as a “a love letter to my younger self and all of those trying to survive outside the binary.” The Queer Studies Lecture Series is made possible thanks to the Women’s and Gender Studies Department, Queer Studies Minor, SSU Instructionally Related Activities Program, Campus Life, and the HUB.


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Sexuality & Disability: Every Body is Sexy
Apr
18
5:00 PM17:00

Sexuality & Disability: Every Body is Sexy

  • The HUB Cultural Center, Student Center 2nd floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Sexuality is essential to our humanity, and sexual expression is a right as defined by the World Health Organization.  So why is the sexuality of people with disabilities (PWD) so often invisibilized? From historical perspectives to current issues and from disability etiquette to disability justice, discover how addressing sex and disability improves sex for all of us, regardless of disability status, and learn about the people and projects on the cutting edge of making sex “sexcessible.”  Whether you identify as a person with a disability, love someone who does, or just want to talk about sex, this workshop is for you.

For accommodations, please email Jordan.Grapentine@sonoma.edu


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State of Student Veterans: Fresh Insight into the Veterans Space
Apr
17
12:00 PM12:00

State of Student Veterans: Fresh Insight into the Veterans Space

  • Bennett Valley Room, Student Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join us in viewing this Webinar by Association on Higher Education and Disability Highlights (AHEAD).  The presentation will include insights from the Student Veterans of America's 11th national conference as well as current research, statistics, trends, and planned policy changes.  


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Career Opportunities and Services Provided to Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
Apr
16
1:00 PM13:00

Career Opportunities and Services Provided to Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

An informative and inspiring panel by SSU Psychology Professor and Executive Director of Redwood Coast Regional Center, Rick Blumberg, and the Executive Director of North Bay Regional Center, Gabriel Rogin. They will discuss California's progressive service system for citizens with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, including an overview of the activism that lead to this first in the nation entitlement to services. Additional discussion will include the exciting careers students may consider as they think about their professional development. The panel will also include the Regional Center’s Cultural Specialists who will speak about the work they do in underserved communities, and share how they came to their careers.

Please contact DSS if you require accommodations to attend by calling 707-664-2677 | Dial 711 for Relay or email disability.services@sonoma.edu


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Queer Studies Lecture Series:  Trevor Hoppe, Punishing Disease: HIV and the Criminalization of Sickness
Apr
15
12:05 PM12:05

Queer Studies Lecture Series: Trevor Hoppe, Punishing Disease: HIV and the Criminalization of Sickness

From the beginning of the epidemic, AIDS was linked to punishment. Calls to punish people living with HIV—mostly stigmatized minorities—began before doctors had even settled on a name for the disease. This talk explores how HIV was transformed from sickness to badness under the criminal law and investigates the consequences of inflicting penalties on people living with disease. Professor Hoppe’s Lambda Literary Award-winning book, Punishing Disease: HIV and the Criminalization of Sickness (University of California Press), analyzes the rise of punitive and coercive responses to HIV. The Queer Studies Lecture Series is made possible thanks to the Women’s and Gender Studies Department, Queer Studies Minor, SSU Instructionally Related Activities Program, Campus Life, and the HUB.


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Safe Zone Level I
Apr
12
12:00 PM12:00

Safe Zone Level I

  • Russian River Valley Room, Student Center Second Floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The HUB Cultural Center is excited to announce the newly designed, re-conceptualized Safe Zone program - a campus-wide initiative that promotes an inviting and inclusive environment that is emotionally and physically safe for LGBTQ+ students, staff, faculty, and guests. Its goals include (1) increase understanding and awareness of LGBTQ+ identities, (2) decrease individual and institutional homophobia and transphobia, and (3) expand the SSU network of allies.

Level one focuses on foundational knowledge regarding LGBTQ+ identities, including terminology, active listening, supporting the LGBTQ+ community, and responding to microaggressions.


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Get Your UndocuHustle on: Intro to Entrepreneurship!
Apr
11
12:00 PM12:00

Get Your UndocuHustle on: Intro to Entrepreneurship!

Dr. Iliana G. Perez, an immigrant herself, will talk about the opportunities undocumented individuals are able to obtain without a work permit. Some of the topics to be covered are business ownership and independent contracting. This workshop is open to everyone, including community members (i.e. parents) and other non-SSU students. The workshop will be on Thursday, April 11, 2019, 12pm-1:30pm in Ballroom C (Student Center, 3rd floor). If you are planning to attend, please RSVP


Should questions arise, please contact dreamcenter@sonoma.edu or 707-664-3541.


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Exploring Neurodiversity
Apr
11
12:00 PM12:00

Exploring Neurodiversity

Discussion about neurodiversity-a concept that embraces individuals differences in brain function and behavioral traits as part of the normal variation of the human population. The neurodiversity movement, originally focusing on people diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, emphasizes the strengths of neurodiverse people and how the world can benefit from their unique ways of thinking.  Their talents can contribute to a society’s innovation, productivity and to a world of diversity. Further discussion of how SSU can support these students will also be discussed.


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Holocaust And Genocide Lecture Series: Becoming Evil
Apr
9
4:00 PM16:00

Holocaust And Genocide Lecture Series: Becoming Evil

Professor James Waller, Ph.D., Cohen Endowed Chair of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Keene State College. All Lectures Are Free And Open To The Public.  The Complete Lecture Series Schedule Is Available Online.

For More Information About This Event, Please See The Facebook Page For The Alliance For The Study Of The Holocaust And Genocide.


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Queer Studies Lecture Series:  T.J. Tallie, Occupying Spaces: Queer Theory, Indigeneity, and Settler Colonialism
Apr
8
12:05 PM12:05

Queer Studies Lecture Series: T.J. Tallie, Occupying Spaces: Queer Theory, Indigeneity, and Settler Colonialism

This talk focuses on the history colonial South Africa to discuss the ways in which queer theory and indigenous studies allow us to understand the logics of settlement. Queer theory and indigenous studies allow us to unpack the conflicting desires at the heart of settler colonial collisions, revealing the creation of categories of race, gender and sexuality more clearly. Dr. Tallie is an Assistant Professor of African History at the University of San Diego. His forthcoming book, Queering Colonial Natal: Indigeneity and the Violence of Belonging in Southern Africa, uses queer theory and indigenous studies to study ideas of race, gender, and the body in the nineteenth-century settler colony of Natal. The Queer Studies Lecture Series is made possible thanks to the Women’s and Gender Studies Department, Queer Studies Minor, SSU Instructionally Related Activities Program, Campus Life, and the HUB.


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AS Executive Office Elections
Apr
8
to Apr 9

AS Executive Office Elections

This week, campaigning begins for executive candidates for student government. As these candidates begin to share what role they wish to play as your representatives, we want to make sure you know to GET OUT AND VOTE for who you wish to advocate for your voice on campus. For executive candidates, voting begins April 8th and will end April 9th at 6PM on SonomaSync.

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Clothesline Project
Apr
4
10:00 AM10:00

Clothesline Project

The Clothesline Project was created to bring awareness to the issue of violence against women. For women who have been affected by violence, it is a means of expressing their emotions by decorating a t-shirt. After the shirts have been decorated, they are hung on a clothesline display. The intention of the display is to honor survivors and act as a memorial for victims. It is also intended to aid in the healing process for those who were directly affected and those who have lost someone special to violence. Lastly, the clothesline display is to educate society and promote awareness, as well as to document violent crimes against women. CAPS


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It’s A Guy Thing: Hookup Culture, Consent, & Masculinity
Apr
3
6:00 PM18:00

It’s A Guy Thing: Hookup Culture, Consent, & Masculinity

Every month, these casual group meetings are for SSU students of all genders to talk, share ideas, and discuss challenges, responsibilities, and advantages of being a man in today’s society. This month, we will discuss hookup culture, consent, and masculinity. Food provided.

For accommodations, email Jordan.Grapentine@sonoma.edu


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Clothesline Project
Apr
3
10:00 AM10:00

Clothesline Project

The Clothesline Project was created to bring awareness to the issue of violence against women. For women who have been affected by violence, it is a means of expressing their emotions by decorating a t-shirt. After the shirts have been decorated, they are hung on a clothesline display. The intention of the display is to honor survivors and act as a memorial for victims. It is also intended to aid in the healing process for those who were directly affected and those who have lost someone special to violence. Lastly, the clothesline display is to educate society and promote awareness, as well as to document violent crimes against women. CAPS


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Why We Call It Terror: A New Way of Imagining Public Safety
Apr
2
7:30 PM19:30

Why We Call It Terror: A New Way of Imagining Public Safety

If we could over-incarcerate and over-police our way to public safety, we would be the safest country in the world.  We already do that more than any other country in the world and more than several countries combined. It is time for 21st century solutions to public safety that are rooted in prevention and not just criminalization, rooted in community-based, equity focused methodologies that actually protect communities, civil liberties, Oakland values of justice, equity and humanity and free up law enforcement to deal with violent crimes rather than being the answer to every social ill our community has.

Join us for this workshop featuring Cat Brooks, the Executive Director of the Justice Teams Network, a network of grassroots activists providing rapid response and healing justice in response to state violence across California. She recently ran for mayor of Oakland and has spent her life organizing to bring an end to unjust systems which sustain the privileges of the status quo.  We invite you to join us and stay for as long as you are able.


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Holocaust And Genocide Lecture Series: The Second Generation
Apr
2
to Apr 3

Holocaust And Genocide Lecture Series: The Second Generation

  • Warren Auditorium, Ives 101 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Christyne Davidian, Sanders Feldhorn, Dennis Judd, John Kornfeld, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor, Sonoma State University; and Elaine Leeder, Ph.D., Emerita Professor, Sonoma State University. This the Sylvia G. Sucher Memorial Lecture.  All Lectures Are Free And Open To The Public. The Complete Lecture Series Schedule Is Available Online.

For More Information About This Event, Please See The Facebook Page For The Alliance For The Study Of The Holocaust And Genocide.


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