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Sonoma Film Institute presents, Hale County This Morning, This Evening
Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

Sonoma Film Institute presents, Hale County This Morning, This Evening

“The American stranger knows Blackness as a fact—even though it is fiction,’ says writer-director RaMell Ross. For his visionary and political debut feature, which premiered to great acclaim at Sundance in 2018, Ross spent five years intimately observing African American families living in Hale County, Alabama. It’s a region made unforgettable by Walker Evans and James Agee’s landmark 1941 photographic essay Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, which documented the impoverished lives of white sharecropper families in Alabama’s Dust Bowl during the Great Depression. Ross’s poetic return to this place shows changed demographics, and depicts people resilient in the face of adversity and invisibility. HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING introduces a distinct and powerful new voice in American filmmaking.” – New Directors/New Films (2018, 76 min.)  Free Admission

Director RaMell Ross will appear to introduce the film and for Q&A after this (Friday) screening.


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Sonoma Bach – Spring Returns An Affirming Flame
Apr
27
8:00 PM20:00

Sonoma Bach – Spring Returns An Affirming Flame

  • Schroeder Hall, Green Music Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

BachGrounder pre-concert talk at 7:25pm

Our concert design begins with two collections of miniatures—Leonhard Lechner’s Deutsche Sprüche von Leben und Tod (1606) and Hugo Distler’s Totentanz (c.1935)—separated by centuries, but complementary in their efforts to describe how the world works, and how to have hope. Each consists of tiny, koan-like pieces on a single thought or intuition. We weave these pieces together with larger motets from J.H. Schein’s magnificent Fontana d’Israel (1623) and organ meditations from Yale’s Neumeister manuscript by J.S. Bach and his cousin Johann Michael Bach. Over and again we are offered lessons of how to find light in the midst of gloom, and how to shine such light out to the world. Tickets on sale at the Info and Tickets Desk at the Student Center or online at tickets.sonoma.edu   


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Gender Bender / Rainbow Prom
Apr
27
8:30 PM20:30

Gender Bender / Rainbow Prom

Gender Bender is a lively drag show held at Sonoma State University. It is a space to celebrate and embrace gender nonconformity in the form of dressing up, dancing, music, and fun. There will be contests, prizes and lots of fun; so dress to impress in your gender-bending clothing! Gender Bender is followed by Rainbow Prom, an all-inclusive dance party, held in the same space. Both events are in collaboration with Sonoma State’s Queer Straight Alliance.


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Sonoma Film Institute presents, Hale County This Morning, This Evening
Apr
28
4:30 PM16:30

Sonoma Film Institute presents, Hale County This Morning, This Evening

“The American stranger knows Blackness as a fact—even though it is fiction,’ says writer-director RaMell Ross. For his visionary and political debut feature, which premiered to great acclaim at Sundance in 2018, Ross spent five years intimately observing African American families living in Hale County, Alabama. It’s a region made unforgettable by Walker Evans and James Agee’s landmark 1941 photographic essay Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, which documented the impoverished lives of white sharecropper families in Alabama’s Dust Bowl during the Great Depression. Ross’s poetic return to this place shows changed demographics, and depicts people resilient in the face of adversity and invisibility. HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING introduces a distinct and powerful new voice in American filmmaking.” – New Directors/New Films (2018, 76 min.)  Free Admission

Director RaMell Ross will appear to introduce the film and for Q&A after this (Friday) screening.


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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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Spring Club Chartering/Rechartering
May
6
4:30 PM16:30

Spring Club Chartering/Rechartering

  • Erin Fisher Room, Student Center 2nd Floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

It’s that time of the year again, chartering for clubs/orgs! Chartering is the annual process where clubs/organization receive recognition by the University. The benefits of chartering include access to a club bank account, tabling at Big Nite/Involvement Fairs, and many more. Chartering will be open from April 29-May 10th. The deadline to submit all paperwork for chartering is Friday May 10th at 5pm. Directions and steps to chartering have been sent to your emails.


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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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DIY Saturday: Lava Lamps
Apr
20
7:00 PM19:00

DIY Saturday: Lava Lamps

Come out and join your fellow Seawolves and RA’s in some good ol DIY fun!! Get out of the dorm and let your creativity run wild, Saturdays at 7pm in the Vineyard. From making your own slime, playdoh, magnets, and so much more to hanging with your fellow Seawolves. This is the place to be on campus!


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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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Preparing for Change in your Club: Club Officer Transition
Apr
10
3:30 PM15:30

Preparing for Change in your Club: Club Officer Transition

Come gain information about how to best prepare for when officers transition out of their roles in clubs/organizations. Learn about the steps necessary to ensure a smooth transition and keep continuity for the success of new officers.

Questions? Contact Joanie Ly at Joanie.ly@sonoma.edu


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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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Faces of SSU Reception
Apr
4
5:00 PM17:00

Faces of SSU Reception

Join us as we kick off The 2019 Faces of SSU story and photo exhibit. Many of the students selected will be at this reception to speak more on their story and express what being a Seawolf means to them. The poster board display depicting all Faces of SSU students will be on display in the Student Center starting in April and then can be found in the Library. In addition, banners celebrating the recipients will be dispersed throughout campus from Decision Day in April through Summer Orientation in June.

Faces of SSU is an annual project at Sonoma State University, in which students are recognized for sharing their unique story and their on-campus leadership and contributions to the Seawolf community. Through this project, the nominated students share their story through written narratives and a photo campaign that will be displayed on-campus. These stories reflect on their individuality, campus involvements and experiences while studying at Sonoma State University.



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From Digital to Human Connection: Emotional Intelligence and Gen Z
Mar
29
9:00 AM09:00

From Digital to Human Connection: Emotional Intelligence and Gen Z

Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials, and now…Gen Z. This session is designed to enhance your interpersonal and emotional intelligence skills to better communicate, connect, and build relationships offline. All students, especially student leaders,  are invited to attend. For more information, mo.phillips@sonoma.edu

9 AM - 12 PM

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Applications for Senate open until April 12th
Mar
29
to Apr 12

Applications for Senate open until April 12th

If you wish to represent the Sonoma State student body at the university, local, and even state level, fill out an application and get started on your journey as a student leader within the Associated Students! Apply here:

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to email Student Government Coordinator Libia Marqueza Castro at l.castro@sonoma.edu or Elections Commissioner Gianna Belsito at as.elections@sonoma.edu.

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Safe Zone Level II
Mar
25
9:30 AM09:30

Safe Zone Level II

  • Alexander 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 two is an intermediate level training, focusing on the intersections of LGBTQ+ identities with other social identities. This opportunity is offered to those who have completed the level one training.


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Africana Lecture Series
Mar
12
12:05 PM12:05

Africana Lecture Series

Dr. Angelo Williams: Black Life Matters?: A Socio-Historical Review of Public Policy Issues (Health, Education, Justice, Wealth) in the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Reconstructions in the United States. Dr. Angelo Williams serves as a practitioner-professor of Sociology, African American/African Studies and Public Policy at UC Davis, CSU Sacramento, Sacramento City, and Sierra Community Colleges. He is also Deputy Director of the California Black Health Network, which advocates for Black health equity.


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Spiritrials
Mar
5
7:30 PM19:30

Spiritrials

In Spiritrials, addiction, religion, and the law intersect in a court-ordered drug rehabilitation program. A timely exploration of the American criminal justice system, this multi-dimensional play blurs the line between hip-hop and dramatic performance.  Dahlak Brathwaite (writer/performer) weaves through the autobiographical and the fictional, music and monologue, to examine his place in what appears to be a cultural rite of passage as a young black male.

Click the link to view a trailer for this event!

Written and performed by Dahlak Brathwaite

Musical accompaniment by Dion Decibels

Directed by Marc Bamuthi Joseph and Sean San Jose

Stage Manager Brittany White
Touring by Youth Speaks

Joan Osato, Producing Director

josato@youthspeaks.org

415-710-7427

www.youthspeaks.org

Spiritrials is made possible through the Zellerbach Family Foundation, Columbia Foundation and Ictus; a fiscally sponsored project of Intersection for the Arts in San Francisco. Youth Speaks/The Living Word Project is a NPN Partner for the National Performance Network (NPN). This project is made possible in part by the support from the NPN Creation Fund, NPN Forth Fund and the NPN Performance Residency Program. Major Contributors include the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts (A Federal Agency). 


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3rd Annual Black Student Success Summit
Mar
1
8:30 AM08:30

3rd Annual Black Student Success Summit

The Black Student Success Summit is designed to discuss strategies for improving the Black student experience at SSU, and facilitate conversations between students, staff, and faculty in order to build better relationships and create a positive change for our the Black campus community at SSU. This year, our event will be focused on resilience, collective well-being, and managing the experiences and impact of everyday racism.

8:30 AM Breakfast Snacks
9:00 AM Welcome
9:10 AM Introduction
9:15 AM Resilience and Collective Well-Being
12:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM Performance is Resistance
2:00 PM Breakout Sessions
3:00 PM Closing & Reflection


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