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Save a Seawolf PSA Video Contest
Feb
19
to Mar 8

Save a Seawolf PSA Video Contest

Create an alcohol and/or drug PSA geared towards your fellow Seawolves,

and you could win $500, $250 or $100 in Wolf Bucks!

 Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, tell us that drivers under 20 years old have the highest proportion of distraction-related fatal crashes. Another staggering stat tells us that nearly one-third of all traffic deaths also involve alcohol/drug impaired drivers.

 Help us to Save A Seawolf by creating an educational 20 second PSA to raise student awareness about alcohol and drug use, abuse, misuse, or about distracted, drugged or drunk driving!

 We know that video and social media marketing is one of the best ways to share information and reach this audience. A brief, dynamic video will help us to educate our community about an issue that is growing. Who better to create those messages than you – Seawolves!? 

 Contact Mo.phillilps@sonoma.edu for more information and the contest guidelines!

Deadline: March 8th

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Art as Resistance
Feb
21
5:00 PM17:00

Art as Resistance

  • Student Center Alexander Valley Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Art As Resistance for an evening with artivist Elizabeth Blancas as she shares her story and closes with a live screen printing session. Elizabeth will be discussing her journey as an artist working with her community and how she uses artwork as a tool for knowledge sharing, representation, etc. You will be able to walk away with your own screen printed poster of Elizabeth's work.

Elizabeth Blancas is a first generation queer Xicana artist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She strives to use art as a tool for resistance as well as a celebration of her community. Elizabeth specializes in Muralismo and screen printing; exploring themes around culture, identity, womanhood and sexuality. Her work serves as a platform to empower lgbtq+ individuals and communities of color. Sponsored by MALCS de SSU.



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Black History Month Event: Black & Dialogue Series: Religion
Feb
21
5:30 PM17:30

Black History Month Event: Black & Dialogue Series: Religion

Come join the HUB as we have a conversation about Blackness, broadly speaking. This month, we’ll discuss Black religious and spiritual experiences. What does it mean to be Black and Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, agnostic, or otherwise? How do our religious and spiritual experiences inform who we are and how we engage with each other?  It’s a brown bag discussion so please bring your lunch.


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Wild Up – We, the People: Arts as Activism
Feb
22
7:30 PM19:30

Wild Up – We, the People: Arts as Activism

Los Angeles-based chamber orchestra Wild Up  is a modern music collective committed to creating visceral, thought-provoking happenings. Empowered by the megaphone of art, We, The People  is a concert that celebrates the repertoire created by composers as a reflection of the civic dialogue. The program includes work by John Lennon, Nina Simone, Louis Andriessen, and maybe some future classics created during an accompanying weeklong residency. Tickets on sale at the Info and Tickets Desk at the Student Center or online at tickets.sonoma.edu   


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Social Justice Week: SSU Administration Welcome
Feb
25
12:00 PM12:00

Social Justice Week: SSU Administration Welcome

Join us as President Judy Sakaki, Social Science 320 kick off the week. This event will also include a Class Assembly Meeting as well as a Social Justice Report at SSU. The Social Justice Week is sponsored by a variety of University Departments, Student Organizations and off campus entities. These events are FREE and open to the public. For more information, contact peter.phillips@sonoma.edu


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Queer Studies Lecture Series: E.G. Crichton, Matchmaking in the Archive, Searching for my Queer Roots
Feb
25
12:05 PM12:05

Queer Studies Lecture Series: E.G. Crichton, Matchmaking in the Archive, Searching for my Queer Roots

In this presentation, artist E.G. Crichton she will show how normally stable historical materials transform with a slippage that art can engender, in processes of collaboration with archivists and participants who preserve and explore archival collections. Crichton often collaborates in community settings with diverse practitioners such as performers, writers, scientists, composers and other artists. Over the past decade, E.G. has served as an artist-in-residence with the GLBT Historical Society and her projects have been presented and exhibited in Australia, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Portugal, the UK and across the US. She is an Edward A. Dickson Emeriti Professor at UC Santa Cruz. 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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Michael Nagler:  Metta Center for Nonviolence
Feb
25
1:00 PM13:00

Michael Nagler: Metta Center for Nonviolence

“The Time is Now-Nonviolence is the greatest force at the disposal of humanity.”  (Gandhi)

The Social Justice Week is sponsored by a variety of University Departments, Student Organizations and off campus entities. These events are FREE and open to the public. For more information, contact peter.phillips@sonoma.edu


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Keynote Speaker: Penny Rosenwasser: Author: Hope into Practice, Jewish women choosing justice despite our fears
Feb
25
7:00 PM19:00

Keynote Speaker: Penny Rosenwasser: Author: Hope into Practice, Jewish women choosing justice despite our fears

In these perilous times of rising anti-Semitism and racism, deportation of immigrants, Islamophobia, misogyny, and transphobia, Penny’s words are an activist’s call to heal the world! Her interactive talk about her book,"Hope into Practice, Jewish women choosing justice despite our fears," is full of stories linking personal healing with social justice. The Social Justice Week is sponsored by a variety of University Departments, Student Organizations and off campus entities. These events are FREE and open to the public. For more information, contact peter.phillips@sonoma.edu


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Henry Kaku: It Could Happen Again
Feb
26
10:00 AM10:00

Henry Kaku: It Could Happen Again

The Incarceration of American Citizens because of fear and ignorance, US Citizens Jailed in Concentration Camps by Presidential Order- 1941.  The Social Justice Week is sponsored by a variety of University Departments, Student Organizations and off campus entities. These events are FREE and open to the public. For more information, contact peter.phillips@sonoma.edu


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Maria Garcia, North Bay Jobs with Justice: The Fight for $15, Citywide Minimum Wage in the North Bay and Organizing Low Wage Workers.
Feb
26
2:00 PM14:00

Maria Garcia, North Bay Jobs with Justice: The Fight for $15, Citywide Minimum Wage in the North Bay and Organizing Low Wage Workers.

The Social Justice Week is sponsored by a variety of University Departments, Student Organizations and off campus entities. These events are FREE and open to the public. For more information, contact peter.phillips@sonoma.edu


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Holocaust and Genocide Lecture Series: Crows of the Desert: A Hero’s Journey Through the Armenian Genocide (Film)
Feb
26
4:00 PM16:00

Holocaust and Genocide Lecture Series: Crows of the Desert: A Hero’s Journey Through the Armenian Genocide (Film)

Marta Houske, Emmy award-winning filmmaker with Levon Parian, Armenian Genocide descendant, and Saud Attrache, Druze rescuer descendant. All lectures are free and open to the public. Presented in partnership with the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival Underwritten by Carl Van Dyke

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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Social Justice Lecture Series Ft. New York Times Columnist: Charles Blow
Feb
26
7:30 PM19:30

Social Justice Lecture Series Ft. New York Times Columnist: Charles Blow

Charles M. Blow is an Op-Ed columnist at The New York Times where his column appears Mondays and Thursdays. Mr. Blow’s columns tackle hot-button issues such as social justice, racial equality, presidential politics, police brutality, gun control, and the Black Lives Matter Movement.

The H. Andréa Neves and Barton Evans Social Justice Lecture Series is sponsored by philanthropist and former SSU professor Andréa Neves and her late husband, Silicon Valley engineer and executive Barton Evans.

It is co-hosted annually by the School of Education and School of Social Sciences. Beginning in 2005, the series invites a distinguished and inspiring speaker to address the topic of social justice in a public lecture at Sonoma State University. Past speakers have included Cornel West, Dolores Huerta, Julian Bond, Jonathan Kozol, and many others.


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Adrienne Lauby, Homeless Action! and Celeste Austin, The Living Room, Santa Rosa  A talk about Homelessness in Sonoma County
Feb
27
10:00 AM10:00

Adrienne Lauby, Homeless Action! and Celeste Austin, The Living Room, Santa Rosa A talk about Homelessness in Sonoma County

The Social Justice Week is sponsored by a variety of University Departments, Student Organizations and off campus entities. These events are FREE and open to the public. For more information, contact peter.phillips@sonoma.edu


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CalFresh Festival
Feb
27
11:00 AM11:00

CalFresh Festival

Sonoma State is now supporting CalFresh outreach as part of our Basic Needs program and you could be eligible for CalFresh*.  CalFresh could be worth up to $150 a month in assistance to buy groceries. A CalFresh card is as easy to use as a debit card and we will help you with the application process.

As many as 40% of all college students are food insecure. There is no reason not to take advantage of your eligibility. You could have up to $150 more a month to help you buy food.

On February 27, 2019, we will be having a CalFresh Festival to help students fill out their applications, collect needed documents, and meet resources providers from the campus and the community.

Learn more about the program, fill out your application, get free giveaways, and be on your way to a more secure food future. If you cannot make it on this date, please email us at studentaffairs@sonoma.edu and we will set you up with a CalFresh Adviser to help you complete the application process.

* If you are on a campus meal plan that provides more than 11 meals a week, you are not currently eligible for CalFresh but you should contact us for an appointment as soon as you are no longer on a meal plan.


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Linda Sartor- Author: Turning Fear into Power
Feb
27
11:30 AM11:30

Linda Sartor- Author: Turning Fear into Power

Stories that Inspire Following your Heart Even When Fear is Present.

The Social Justice Week is sponsored by a variety of University Departments, Student Organizations and off campus entities. These events are FREE and open to the public. For more information, contact peter.phillips@sonoma.edu

 


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Zach Neeley, Verity: Moving MeToo Forward
Feb
27
1:00 PM13:00

Zach Neeley, Verity: Moving MeToo Forward

Maintaining a movement through both existing structures and innovative approaches. The Social Justice Week is sponsored by a variety of University Departments, Student Organizations and off campus entities. These events are FREE and open to the public. For more information, contact peter.phillips@sonoma.edu


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Friends of Public Banking Sonoma County- Shelly Browning, Philip Beard, Debora Hammond
Feb
27
2:30 PM14:30

Friends of Public Banking Sonoma County- Shelly Browning, Philip Beard, Debora Hammond

Maintaining a movement through both existing structures and innovative approaches. The Social Justice Week is sponsored by a variety of University Departments, Student Organizations and off campus entities. These events are FREE and open to the public. For more information, contact peter.phillips@sonoma.edu


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Social Justice Week: Alchemia: A Spectrum of Creativity University Library Art Gallery reception
Feb
27
4:00 PM16:00

Social Justice Week: Alchemia: A Spectrum of Creativity University Library Art Gallery reception

  • University Library Art Gallery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This gallery opening will featuring artwork from Alchemia, a Sonoma County non-profit that works with adults with developmental disabilities. This event will also include a Panel with Liz Jahren, Alchemia’s Artistic Director.


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Do the Right Thing Film Screening
Feb
27
7:00 PM19:00

Do the Right Thing Film Screening

Spike Lee’s landmark film about a day in the life of a Brooklyn neighborhood and its ensuing racial tensions celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. In addition to two screenings at the Sonoma Film Institute (March 1 and 3), a roundtable discussion featuring Roger Guenveur Smith will take place on Saturday, March 2, from 10am-3pm in the Student Center. Smith, who plays Smiley in the film, will also take part in a post-screening discussion on the evening of March 1 at the Sonoma Film Institute.


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Critical Media Challenging US Empire: Social Justice Week Keynote Speaker: Abby Martin, Media Roots and Empire Report
Feb
27
7:00 PM19:00

Critical Media Challenging US Empire: Social Justice Week Keynote Speaker: Abby Martin, Media Roots and Empire Report

The Social Justice Week is sponsored by a variety of University Departments, Student Organizations and off campus entities. These events are FREE and open to the public. For more information, contact peter.phillips@sonoma.edu


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Shekeyna Black and Attila Nagy Sonoma County Peace and Justice Center, Round Table Evaluation of Peace and Justice for all
Feb
28
3:00 PM15:00

Shekeyna Black and Attila Nagy Sonoma County Peace and Justice Center, Round Table Evaluation of Peace and Justice for all

The Social Justice Week is sponsored by a variety of University Departments, Student Organizations and off campus entities. These events are FREE and open to the public. For more information, contact peter.phillips@sonoma.edu


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Legacy: Napa Youth Project is an Ethnic Studies and social justice leadership program: Presenters: Karla Gomez Pelayo, Yolanda Ayala, Carlos Hagedorn, and LYP Youth
Feb
28
5:15 PM17:15

Legacy: Napa Youth Project is an Ethnic Studies and social justice leadership program: Presenters: Karla Gomez Pelayo, Yolanda Ayala, Carlos Hagedorn, and LYP Youth

The Social Justice Week is sponsored by a variety of University Departments, Student Organizations and off campus entities. These events are FREE and open to the public. For more information, contact peter.phillips@sonoma.edu


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Social Justice Week Faculty Panel: Diana Grant, Chingling Wo, Tim Wandling, Ron Lopez, Napoleon Reyes, Mickey Huff: Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere
Feb
28
7:00 PM19:00

Social Justice Week Faculty Panel: Diana Grant, Chingling Wo, Tim Wandling, Ron Lopez, Napoleon Reyes, Mickey Huff: Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere

The Social Justice Week is sponsored by a variety of University Departments, Student Organizations and off campus entities. These events are FREE and open to the public. For more information, contact peter.phillips@sonoma.edu


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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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Alicia Jrapko, U.S. Coordinator of the International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity and co-chair of the National Network on Cuba
Mar
1
2:00 PM14:00

Alicia Jrapko, U.S. Coordinator of the International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity and co-chair of the National Network on Cuba

Join us as we discuss What to Expect with U.S./Cuba Relations in the Trump Era, and Antonio Jose Cordero, General Consul of Venezuela in San Francisco: Venezuela - what the US corporate media doesn’t want you to know. The Social Justice Week is sponsored by a variety of University Departments, Student Organizations and off campus entities. These events are FREE and open to the public. For more information, contact peter.phillips@sonoma.edu


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Gene Mendoza:The Path of Quetzalcoatl A message from the past, for the present and future; the transcendence of consciousness.
Mar
1
4:30 PM16:30

Gene Mendoza:The Path of Quetzalcoatl A message from the past, for the present and future; the transcendence of consciousness.

The Social Justice Week is sponsored by a variety of University Departments, Student Organizations and off campus entities. These events are FREE and open to the public. For more information, contact peter.phillips@sonoma.edu


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Do the Right Thing Film Screening
Mar
1
7:00 PM19:00

Do the Right Thing Film Screening

Spike Lee’s landmark film about a day in the life of a Brooklyn neighborhood and its ensuing racial tensions celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. In addition to two screenings at the Sonoma Film Institute, a roundtable discussion featuring Roger Guenveur Smith will take place on Saturday, March 2, from 10am-3pm in the Student Center. Smith, who plays Smiley in the film, will also take part in a post-screening discussion on the evening of March 1 at the Sonoma Film Institute.


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Social Justice Week Keynote Speaker:  Yosimar Reyes
Mar
1
7:00 PM19:00

Social Justice Week Keynote Speaker: Yosimar Reyes

Yosimar is a nationally-acclaimed poet and public speaker, born in Guerrero, Mexico, and raised in Eastside San Jose, Reyes explores the themes of migration and sexuality in his work. The Advocatenamed Reyes one of "13 LGBT Latinos Changing the World.” Yosimar is a LAMBDA Literary Fellow as well as the recipient of the Undocupoets Fellowship. His first collection of poetry, For Colored Boys Who Speak Softly… was self-published after a collaboration with the legendary Carlos Santana. The Social Justice Week is sponsored by a variety of University Departments, Student Organizations and off campus entities. These events are FREE and open to the public. For more information, contact peter.phillips@sonoma.edu


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Roundtable on Do The Right Thing
Mar
2
10:00 AM10:00

Roundtable on Do The Right Thing

In conjunction with the 30th anniversary of Do the Right Thing, a roundtable featuring SSU scholars and Roger Guenveur Smith will explore the legacy of Spike Lee’s film today, in light of current movements and events, including Black Lives Matter, Charlottesville and the rise of racial tensions and hate crimes in the U.S. Free and open to the public.


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We Shall Overcome - A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Featuring Damien Sneed
Mar
2
7:30 PM19:30

We Shall Overcome - A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Featuring Damien Sneed

We Shall Overcome – A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. featuring Damien Sneed

Inspired by the words and action of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., We Shall Overcome showcases repertoire from across African American music traditions that electrified generations of civil rights activists with interwoven spoken word from Dr. King’s recorded speeches. Pianist and Musical Director Damien Sneed ties together a living lineage of music and culture that includes gospel, classical, jazz, Broadway, and spirituals. 



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Do the Right Thing Film Screening
Mar
3
4:00 PM16:00

Do the Right Thing Film Screening

Spike Lee’s landmark film about a day in the life of a Brooklyn neighborhood and its ensuing racial tensions celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. In addition to two screenings at the Sonoma Film Institute, a roundtable discussion featuring Roger Guenveur Smith will take place on Saturday, March 2, from 10am-3pm in the Student Center. Smith, who plays Smiley in the film, will also take part in a post-screening discussion on the evening of March 1 at the Sonoma Film Institute.


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Queer Studies Lecture Series:  Cáel Keegan, Redpill Adventures and Sensing Transgender in The Matrix
Mar
4
12:05 PM12:05

Queer Studies Lecture Series: Cáel Keegan, Redpill Adventures and Sensing Transgender in The Matrix

In this talk, Keegan explores the infamous “red pill” of The Matrix franchise as a crucial signifier in the history of transgender cultural production. Deploying what Keegan describes as a “redpill” aesthetics, the trilogy instructs popular audiences in how to “sense transgender.” Dr. Keegan, author of Lana and Lilly Wachowski: Sensing Transgender (University of Illinois Press, 2018), is an assistant professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Liberal Studies at Grand Valley State University and a cultural theorist of transgender/queer media and literature.  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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Holocaust and Genocide Lecture Series: Refugees, Climate Change And Conflict
Mar
5
to Mar 6

Holocaust and Genocide Lecture Series: Refugees, Climate Change And Conflict

Professor Alex Alvarez, Ph.D., Northern Arizona University will be on hand to talk about the topic. This lecture is underwritten by Dennis Judd and by Carol & Ralph Swanson. 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:  Rabih Alameddine, Readings and Conversation with a Lebanese-American Gay Writer
Mar
11
12:05 PM12:05

Queer Studies Lecture Series: Rabih Alameddine, Readings and Conversation with a Lebanese-American Gay Writer

In this talk, Alameddine will share some of his work as a globally celebrated, award-winning novelist and discuss creative practice as a Lebanese-American gay author and artist in the time of Trump. Alameddine is the author of the novels Koolaids (1998), I, the Divine (2001), The Hakawati (2008), An Unnecessary Woman (2014), and The Angel of History (2016), as well as the story collection, The Perv (1999). He divides his time between San Francisco and Beirut.  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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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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Holocaust And Genocide Lecture Series: Islamophobia And Antisemitism: Differences, Parallels, And Challenges
Mar
12
4:00 PM16:00

Holocaust And Genocide Lecture Series: Islamophobia And Antisemitism: Differences, Parallels, And Challenges

Professor Mehnaz Afridi, Ph.D., Director, The Holocaust, Genocide, And Interfaith Education Center, Manhattan 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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Social Justice Documentary: The Ito Sisters: An American Story
Mar
14
7:30 PM19:30

Social Justice Documentary: The Ito Sisters: An American Story

An Official Selection of the Berkeley Video & Film Festival (Grand Festival Award and Audience Award), the Sacramento Japanese Film Festival (Emerging Filmmaker Award), the Women’s Film Festival San Diego and the Boston Asian American Film Festival (Audience Choice Award for Feature Documentary), THE ITO SISTERScaptures the rarely told stories of the earliest Japanese immigrants to the United States and their American-born children.  The three sisters at the heart of the film – Nancy, Lillian and Hedy – offer a rare first-hand account of their family’s struggle to become American.  The family’s chronicle is set against the backdrop of the Anti-Japanese Movement, a 60-year campaign by politicians, journalists, landowners and others that culminated in the forced removal and incarceration of more than 120,000 Japanese Americans from the West Coast during World War II.  For more information, please visit: www.itosisters.com.


The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director & producer Antonia Grace Glenn, scholar Evelyn Nakano Glenn (UC Berkeley) & SSU President Judy Sakaki.

For questions about the screening or to request accommodation, contact Dr. Lauren Morimoto, morimoto@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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Queer Studies Lecture Series:  Ms. Bob Davis, Do the Clothes Fit? Searching for Transgender Identity in Archival Images of Crossdressing
Mar
25
12:05 PM12:05

Queer Studies Lecture Series: Ms. Bob Davis, Do the Clothes Fit? Searching for Transgender Identity in Archival Images of Crossdressing

This presentation examines some criteria Professor Davis has developed to judge whether cross-dressing in 80 crossdressing vintage photos from Louise Lawrence Transgender Archive in Vallejo are an expression of transgender identity or something else entirely. Ms. Bob Davis, founder & director of the Louise Lawrence Transgender Archive, began writing about transgender history in the 1990s for transgender community publications such as Lady Like, Transgender Community News and Transgender Tapestry. She collaborated with Ardel Haefele-Thomas on the Introduction to Transgender Studies (Harrington Park Press, 2019). Ms. Bob has taught music at City College of San Francisco for over 40 years.  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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Holocaust And Genocide Lecture Series: Why? Explaining The Holocaust
Mar
26
4:00 PM16:00

Holocaust And Genocide Lecture Series: Why? Explaining The Holocaust

Professor Emeritus Peter Hayes, Ph. D., Northwestern University.  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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ASP Presents: Meet the Writer behind Marvel’s America Chavez: Gabby Rivera
Mar
26
6:00 PM18:00

ASP Presents: Meet the Writer behind Marvel’s America Chavez: Gabby Rivera

Gabby Rivera is a queer Latinx writer from Brooklyn, NY. She is currently writing AMERICA, America Chavez’s solo series, for Marvel.  America is Marvel’s first Latina lesbian superhero. America has always been incontestably awesome, and as the newly appointed leader of the Ultimates, she’s now officially claimed her place as the preeminent butt-kicker of the Marvel Universe! In this talk, Gabby will guide students through the journey of self-expression that creates vulnerability and empowerment, while emphasizing the importance of your stories/lives and how representation matters.

Gabby Rivera’s IG @quirkyrican Website: http://gabbyrivera.com/

Email any questions or anticipated accommodations in advance of the program by (03/12/19) to asp.expressive@sonoma.edu and keep up with us on Instagram @sonomastate_as!



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Social Justice Film Series ft. The 40th Anniversary of Boulevard Nights and Car Show
Mar
28
5:00 PM17:00

Social Justice Film Series ft. The 40th Anniversary of Boulevard Nights and Car Show

5 PM Reception;  6 PM - Film Panel; 6:30 PM - Film Screening
Nearly forty years ago, a new Warner Bros. film entitled Boulevard Nightswas released nationwide in theatres across the country. The story centered on a fatherless Mexican American family living in an unincorporated region of East Los Angeles, just east of Downtown L.A., steeped in gang culture. This family, consisting of two brothers and their hard working mother, is forced to come to terms with the choices made by the younger of the brothers who, seeking acceptance and a sense of identity becomes seduced by the gangster lifestyle.


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Queer Studies Lecture Series: Marc Stein, California and the Stonewall Riots
Feb
18
12:05 PM12:05

Queer Studies Lecture Series: Marc Stein, California and the Stonewall Riots

This presentation explores California developments in the months before, during, and after New York City’s Stonewall Riots of 1969, when LGBT people fought back against police harassment, challenged gender and sexual oppression, and mobilized a transformative social movement. Stein is the Jamie and Phyllis Pasker Professor of History at San Francisco State University. He is the author of City of Sisterly and Brotherly Loves: Lesbian and Gay Philadelphia (University of Chicago Press, 2000), Sexual Injustice: Supreme Court Decisions from Griswold to Roe (University of North Carolina Press, 2010), and Rethinking the Gay and Lesbian Movement (Routledge, 2012). He also served as editor-in-chief of the Encyclopedia of LGBT History in America (Scribners, 2003). His The Stonewall Riots: A Documentary History, will be published in June 2019 by NYU Press. 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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Alpha Gamma Delta Presents: LIP JAM
Feb
15
7:00 PM19:00

Alpha Gamma Delta Presents: LIP JAM

Alpha Gamma Delta at Sonoma State University would like to cordially invite you to their annual lip syncing and dancing competition to raise funds for our new philanthropy of fighting hunger. With the help of the SSU community, the Delta Rho chapter of Alpha Gamma Delta was able to raise over $48,000 through last year's Lip Jam and was the top contributing chapter to the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation internationally, having raised more than $99,000 over the past biennium. We hope to match last year's and donate to our new philanthropy, FIGHTING HUNGER.

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Black Community & Ally Luncheon
Feb
15
12:00 PM12:00

Black Community & Ally Luncheon

Come eat, celebrate, and connect with your peers, mentors, and colleagues and meet new people.  Perhaps now more than ever, it’s important to foster and deepen nourishing relationships. All are welcome! We hope that you join us for this opportunity to connect with one another, build community, and support each other as we enter a new semester. For more information email: theHUB@sonoma.edu


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Vagina Monologues
Feb
14
to Feb 16

Vagina Monologues

  • Student Center Ballroom A (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Vagina Monologues is back at Sonoma State University! We are a group of 65 loving individuals who are so eager to share our production of Eve Ensler’s 'The Vagina Monologues’. We are part of the global activist movement (V-Day) that was also founded by Eve Ensler. The Vagina Monologues strives to promote awareness around the topic of gendered violence all over the world. Our show will be in correspondence with V-Day, a day dedicated to ending sexual violence that takes place all over the world. We have the sole purpose to raise awareness and create positive change all the while promoting body positivity, self-love, and the acceptance of ALL identities.

Tickets go on sale Monday, January 28th at 10:00am, online and at the box office in the Student Center. All proceeds go to Verity, Sonoma County's only rape, crisis and trauma healing center; they are actively working to end violence on a local level. Please join us in spreading love, safety, and awareness. See you there!


Dates (click here to get tickets online):

Thursday, February 14th @7:30pm; Student Center Ballroom A

Friday, February 15th @7:30pm; Student Center Ballroom A  

Saturday February 16th @7:30pm; Student Center Ballroom A   

*Door open at 7:00pm

Tickets: $5/students, $10/faculty and staff, $15/community members


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Screening of El Canto del Colibrí & Conversation with Marco Castro-Bojorquez, Director/Producer
Feb
13
6:00 PM18:00

Screening of El Canto del Colibrí & Conversation with Marco Castro-Bojorquez, Director/Producer

"El Canto del Colibrí empowers its subjects, both the fathers and their children...it magnifies voices often not heard in the LGBTIQA+ community. In the process, the documentary permits some of the challenging and complex issues around queer Latin American family members, to be addressed and reflected on. For this, and for its respectful, intelligent and engaging tone, it’s well worth the watch."

- Lidiya Josifova, 4:3 Films

Filmmaker Marco Castro- Bojorquez is a dedicated activist for the LGBTIQA+ and the HIV/AIDS communites. Daily he fights for the civil rights of LGBTIQA+ people as a convener for multiple organizations including; Venas Abiertas: A National Network of Latinx Immigrants Living and / or affected by HIV/AIDS, a member of the U.S. People Living with HIV Caucus, and a lead organizer with the coalition of Californians for HIV Criminalization Reform. He is also the senior advisor for Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement, MAVEN and Somos Familia, organizations that work with queer youth and their families in the United States.

In 2010, Marco directed his first short documentary Tres Gotas de Agua where three Latina immigrant mothers tell their personal stories about their children's coming out processes.  His most recent work, El Canto del Colibrí 2015, (The Hummingbird’s Song) explores the relationships between Latino immigrant fathers and their LGBT family members. This documentary addresses important issues such as family acceptance, culture, machismo, and immigration.


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Holocaust and Genocide Lecture Series: Making Hungary Great Again: State Building, Mass Violence, And the Ironies of Global Holocaust Memory
Feb
12
4:00 PM16:00

Holocaust and Genocide Lecture Series: Making Hungary Great Again: State Building, Mass Violence, And the Ironies of Global Holocaust Memory

Professor Raz Segal, Ph. D. of Stockton University will be on hand to talk about these issues and more. All lectures are free and open to the public.  This lecture was Underwritten by Ivan Barta and Miriam Susan Dregéy. 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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The Gender Gap In STEM Film: Hidden Figures
Feb
11
7:00 PM19:00

The Gender Gap In STEM Film: Hidden Figures

This award-winning film tells the story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe lead the star-studded cast. Presented by the United Nations Association (UNA) of Sonoma County, Sonoma State University's School of Science and Technology, and the Women in Tech Initiative.


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The Gender Gap In STEM Panel: Empowering Women in STEM
Feb
11
6:00 PM18:00

The Gender Gap In STEM Panel: Empowering Women in STEM

Join us for a discussion about the gender gap in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)., and hear directly from the women that are breaking barriers and paving the way for girls around the world. Presented by the United Nations Association (UNA) of Sonoma County, Sonoma State University's School of Science and Technology, and the Women in Tech Initiative.


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Queer Studies Lecture Series: Aria Sa'id, The Paradox of Transgender Visibility
Feb
11
12:05 PM12:05

Queer Studies Lecture Series: Aria Sa'id, The Paradox of Transgender Visibility

Sa’id presents an interactive dialogue on the simultaneous rise of transgender representation in pop culture and hate based violence against trans women of color in the streets. Sa'id (she/her/hers) is an award-winning advocate based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She currently serves at appointment as the Senior Policy Advisor for the San Francisco Human Rights Commission, focusing on humanitarian efforts for LGBTQI violence prevention, transgender women of color, sex workers, and racial equity and equality. She is a Policy Fellow alum of the Women's Policy Institute of the Women's Foundation of California and a Sojourner Truth Advocate Fellow alum of the Auburn Theological Seminary in NYC. 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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Holocaust and Genocide Lecture Series: Ordinary Men as Perpetrators: A Reappraisal after Twenty-Five Years
Feb
5
4:00 PM16:00

Holocaust and Genocide Lecture Series: Ordinary Men as Perpetrators: A Reappraisal after Twenty-Five Years

Christopher Browning, the Frank Porter Graham Professor of History Emeritus at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, will update us on his groundbreaking work, Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland. This is a Robert L. Harris 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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LOBOFEST: Screening: Sorry to Bother You w/ Director Boots Riley
Feb
4
7:00 PM19:00

LOBOFEST: Screening: Sorry to Bother You w/ Director Boots Riley

Boots Riley is a provocative and prolific poet, rapper, songwriter, producer, screenwriter, director, community organizer, and public speaker. Boots Riley wrote and directed Sorry to Bother You, a comedy-fantasy sci-fi film, in his directorial debut. It stars Lakeith Stanfield, Armie Hammer, Tessa Thompson, Steven Yeun, Jermaine Fowler, Omari Hardwick and Terry Crews. The film premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Fest and opened to strong critical acclaim in theaters nationwide later in 2018. He is the lead vocalist of The Coup and Street Sweeper Social Club. Fervently dedicated to social change, Boots was deeply involved with the Occupy Oakland movement. He was one of the leaders of the activist group The Young Comrades. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Tell Homeland Security-We Are the Bomb.

Please join us for this screening of Sorry to Bother You followed by the awesome opportunity to hear Boots Riley speak about his work as a filmmaker, musician, and activist.

Ticket Cost: Free for SSU students/staff/faculty, $5 for non-SSU students, $10 for everyone else

Want to dine with Boots Riley? Email Mo Phillips for a chance to win. Limited availability.

Email: phillipm@sonoma.edu


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Rainbow/ Queer Community & Ally Luncheon
Feb
1
12:00 PM12:00

Rainbow/ Queer Community & Ally Luncheon

Come eat, celebrate, and connect with your peers, mentors, and colleagues while meeting new people. Perhaps now more than ever, it’s important to foster and deepen beneficial relationships. All are welcome! We hope that you join us for this opportunity to connect with one another, build community, and support each other in an inclusive enviornment as we enter this upcoming semester. For more information email: theHUB@sonoma.edu


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Save a Seawolf PSA Video Contest
Feb
1
8:00 AM08:00

Save a Seawolf PSA Video Contest

Create an alcohol and/or drug PSA geared towards your fellow Seawolves, and you could win $500, $250 or $100 in Wolf Bucks!

Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, tell us that drivers under 20 years old have the highest proportion of distraction-related fatal crashes. Another staggering stat tells us that nearly one-third of all traffic deaths also involve alcohol/drug impaired drivers.

Help us to Save A Seawolf by creating an educational 20 second PSA to raise student awareness about alcohol and drug use, abuse, misuse, or about distracted, drugged or drunk driving!

We know that video and social media marketing is one of the best ways to share information and reach this audience. A brief, dynamic video will help us to educate our community about an issue that is growing. Who better to create those messages than you – Seawolves!?  

Please help us send impactful message – upload a video today

  1. Choose a topic or two:

  • Distracted Driving – Texting (effects, stats, dangers)

  • Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and/or Marijuana (effects, dangers)

  • Marijuana Use, What You Need to Know (laws, effects, dangers)

  • Consumption of edibles (dangers, effects)

Please note, any factual information must be based on current. Research.

2. Grab your phone and film your video

Remember to:

  • Film horizontally

  • record you, don’t film in selfie mode

  • Record for at least three seconds before and after any speaking

  • Don’t Film the speaker in front of any light source…or in a dark location

  • Find a quiet (but relevant) space

  • Limit your video to 20 seconds or less – be concise

  • Video should be less than 2GB (1920 x 1080 pixels)

  • Wearing SSU clothing is a plus

  • High Energy is good!

  • Get a video release from those who are physically in your video. (you can get these by emailing mo.phillips@sonoma.ed.

3. Upload your Video

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Safe Zone Level 1
Jan
30
12:00 PM12:00

Safe Zone Level 1

  • 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 Concept of Genocide
Jan
29
to Jan 30

Holocaust and Genocide Lecture Series: The Concept of Genocide

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

Professor Myrna Goodman, Ph. D. will be speaking on "The Concept of Genocide."

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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JUMP Catholic Charities Restyle Marketplace
Jan
29
9:30 AM09:30

JUMP Catholic Charities Restyle Marketplace

Volunteers will have an awesome time at this upbeat and modern thrift store as they sort clothes, style merchandise, price tag items, and assist customers alongside Restyle's amazing staff! Catholic Charities serves people of all faiths in the counties of Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, Lake, Humboldt, and Del Norte. All proceeds from Restyle Marketplace are donated to organizations that are focused on challenging the development of poverty, senior care, and counseling for immigrants. If you do not drive you can still participate, as we will be carpooling and if you do drive we are always looking for drivers. The following is the link to sign up.

For any further questions feel free to email Claudia Delgado


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Alianza for Equity Meeting
Jan
25
12:00 PM12:00

Alianza for Equity Meeting

As an open and inclusive advocacy group on campus, we welcome students, staff and faculty to participate and contribute to our Alianza for Equity core mission to better educate and serve our Latino/a/x students and campus community. We are looking forward to working together to bring your voices to advocate for policies and practices that promote the recruitment, success, retention and graduation of Latino/a/x students at Sonoma State. Join us to engage in discussions and action on issues that promote educational equality and social justice. Anyone interested in contributing to our Alianza for Equity core mission is welcome to attend our monthly gatherings.


For more info, visit the website.


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MLK Day of Service
Jan
25
9:00 AM09:00

MLK Day of Service

Looking to do something worthwhile and meaningful to celebrate the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.? Sign up today to join fellow Seawolves in the MLK day of service where you can take action in supporting various communities through volunteering and service learning. There will be a short reception before heading off to the various volunteer locations with light refreshments and a keynote speaker. If this seems like something you want to participate in, you can sign up through the following link

For any questions, comments, or concerns please reach out to Marina at brionesm@sonoma.edu or (707) 664-3611.


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Holocaust and Genocide Lecture Series: The Holocaust in Historical Perspective
Jan
22
4:00 PM16:00

Holocaust and Genocide Lecture Series: The Holocaust in Historical Perspective

Sonoma State History Professor Stephen V. Bittner will speak on “The Holocaust in Historical Perspective.” 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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It's A Guy Thing: Redefining Masculinity
Dec
5
6:00 PM18:00

It's A Guy Thing: Redefining Masculinity

What does it mean to be a man? Every month, these casual meetings are for all Sonoma State University students (no matter your gender) to talk, share ideas, discuss challenges, responsibility and advantages of being a man in today's society.

Attendees will be entered into a raffle for prizes

Questions? Email: itsaguything@gmail.com

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Arrive Alive Drunk and Distracted Simulator
Dec
4
10:00 AM10:00

Arrive Alive Drunk and Distracted Simulator

UNITE’s Arrive Alive Tour® program uses a high-tech simulator, impact video, and a number of other resources to educate the public about the dangers of texting while driving, intoxicated and driving while under the influence of marijuana. The simulator allows participants to experience the potential consequences of distracted and impaired driving in a controlled environment.

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Red Flag Display
Dec
4
to Dec 6

Red Flag Display

This display represents the direct effects of alcohol use, abuse and misuse among college aged students around the country and right here at SSU!  We are hoping to get our community thinking about the 1824 college aged students that die each year from alcohol related incidents, the choices they make, about intervening with friends who might be in trouble and about about SAVING OUR SEAWOLVES!


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SHAC Doggy Play Day
Dec
3
11:00 AM11:00

SHAC Doggy Play Day

Please join the Student Health Activities Club/Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) as  they sponsor Doggy Play Day today! Once a month we bring therapy dogs to campus for YOU, the student body,  to destress. Whether you're dealing with anything from schoolwork pressure and roommate drama to mental health issues, these therapy puppies will be available for you to pet, hug, and love! Anyone is welcome!
 

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Letters to Queer Incarcerated Folks
Nov
28
5:00 PM17:00

Letters to Queer Incarcerated Folks

Queer incarcerated folks face a unique set of circumstances while imprisoned. Please join The HUB and the Queer Student Alliance in helping to support this community through letters of support, affirmation, and care. Visit the Black and Pink website for more details and please bring a device that you can access the internet on. We will provide everything else you need, including hot drinks and snacks!


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Navigating Diversity, Equity and Exclusivity at a 21st Century Public University: It Takes a Campus
Nov
28
10:00 AM10:00

Navigating Diversity, Equity and Exclusivity at a 21st Century Public University: It Takes a Campus

Learn the skills needed to promote diversity at Sonoma State. Guest speaker Reverend Dr, Jamie Washington will be leading a session teaching leaders how to create a more inclusive campus community to prepare the next generation of leaders.

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