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Screening: Sorry to Bother You w/ Director Boots Riley
Feb
4
7:00 PM19:00

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


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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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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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Transgender Day of Remembrance
Nov
27
6:00 PM18:00

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), traditionally observed on November 20, honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-trans violence. Join the HUB and SSU’s Queer Student Alliance as we take this time to pay our respects to the people we’ve lost this year and raise awareness about the dangers that transphobia poses to the trans community.


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Bitter Brown Femmes: Community, Activism, and Self-Care
Nov
15
5:00 PM17:00

Bitter Brown Femmes: Community, Activism, and Self-Care

Join us for a lecture and discussion hosted by the podcast duo, Xicanisma and Queer Xicano Chisme. They're known for tackling social, political, emotional and community issues and advocating for marginalized folks.

SSU students are $5 and guests are $7. Everyone is welcome. For more information, email davilag@sonoma.edu. For tickets, go to the Info and Tickets Desk at the Student Center or visit the website.

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Reading the Revolution: Prison Abolition
Nov
15
5:00 PM17:00

Reading the Revolution: Prison Abolition

What can visionary fiction teach us about creating more just worlds? For this program, we'll read and discuss short stories from Octavia’s Brood about prison, detention centers, prison colonies, and the like to better understand the impact of incarceration on our communities. You can find the stories via the link, but you don’t have to read them in advance to participate! We'll paint, draw, write, and otherwise envision what our world, our communities, our lives would look like without prisons. Bring yourselves, your curiosity, and your imaginations. Let's make a better world together.

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Prison Literature to an Arabic-Speaking Imaginary: from Pop Media to Political-Prisoners Abolition featuring Miriam Gabriel
Nov
15
9:30 AM09:30

Prison Literature to an Arabic-Speaking Imaginary: from Pop Media to Political-Prisoners Abolition featuring Miriam Gabriel

Maryam Mohammed Imam (also Miriam Michael Gabriel) is a scholar, poet, and part-time witch. She earned her masters in Middle Eastern Studies from the City University of New York, focusing on Arab cinema and post-Ottoman gender and race. Most of her poetry practice as an adult was on the backs of books and napkins. Maryam has been writing and performing poetry since her childhood in Egypt. She now teaches Science at a non-profit, majority-poc high school in Portland, OR, and has been working on her first sci-fi novel for the past year.


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ASP Presents: Culture Fest
Nov
13
6:00 PM18:00

ASP Presents: Culture Fest

Come and join NAK, Sigma Pi Alpha Sorority Inc, Students for Sustainability, QSA, FAASSU, BSU, TRIBE, MEChA de SSU, MALCS de SSU, and Ballet Folklorico de Sonoma for a night full of culture, color, food, fun and knowledge. ASP is providing a space that students can come and celebrate all things that one’s culture has to offer etc.

Email any questions or anticipated accommodations in advance of the program by November 5 to asp.expressive@sonoma.edu and keep up with us on Instagram @sonomastate_as.


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Black & …Undocumented
Nov
13
12:00 PM12:00

Black & …Undocumented

Come join the HUB as we have a conversation about Blackness, broadly speaking. This  month, we’ll discuss what it means to be Black and Undocumented. What is the impact of criminalization, over-policing, and hyper-surveillance on our Black and Undocumented community? It’s a brown bag discussion so please bring your lunch.

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Embodied Consent: Feel What You Want, Ask for What You Want
Nov
8
5:00 PM17:00

Embodied Consent: Feel What You Want, Ask for What You Want

In this playful workshop we’ll use interactive, somatic exercises to deepen your connection to your own body and desires.  By the end of the workshop you’ll have both a deeper understanding of what you want (and what you don’t) and an increased ability to communicate that to your partner.  Come get intimate with your nervous system and increase your capacity for pleasure!

This workshop is open to people of all genders and sexual orientations.  Touch is not required for any of the exercises.


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It's A Guy Thing: Redefining Masculinity
Nov
7
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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Dinner Table Talk: Kindred by Octavia Butler
Nov
7
6:00 PM18:00

Dinner Table Talk: Kindred by Octavia Butler

  • University Library, Schulz 3001 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for dinner and a discussion of Octavia Butler's groundbreaking novel, Kindred. First published in 1979, Kindred explores a number of questions about the legacy of slavery in the United States, gender, race, and power, historical memory and trauma, and the meaning of freedom through a fascinating combination of time travel story and slave narrative.

Kindred has been widely acclaimed since its publication and remains one of Butler's most popular novels. Come to Schulz 3001 at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 for (free!) dinner and conversation. All are welcome.


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The Hunger Banquet
Nov
5
6:00 PM18:00

The Hunger Banquet

Experience what it is like to dine in a developing country by participating in this banquet. Learn about food insecurities around the world and sustainable practices used to address this issue. No RSVP needed, and it is free to students. Donations of hygiene items are encouraged. What is a Hunger Banquet? Get more information here.


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Social Justice Documentary Series Featuring, Rumble
Nov
5
5:30 PM17:30

Social Justice Documentary Series Featuring, Rumble

If you love music, history and everything in between, come and watch the documentary Rumble. This documentary examines the role of Native Americans in contemporary music history and reveals how indigenous musicians helped shaped popular culture.

Join us as we watch, enjoy FREE Pizza, and discuss the film afterwards.



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Black & Queer/Questioning
Oct
30
12:00 PM12:00

Black & Queer/Questioning

Black &... is a monthly dialogue series  that discusses Blackness as a space of inclusion. This month, join us for a conversation on the unique experiences, joys, and struggles of Black & Queer/Questioning communities. All are welcome to join us as we embark on this opportunity to continue building community with each other.


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Hypnotic Intoxication
Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

Hypnotic Intoxication

Features the hypnosis of students while exploring the consequences of alcohol. Karkut shares true stories of how alcohol has affected the lives of college students. He invites participants from the crowd to join him on a “journey into the mind.”

Through hypnosis, Karkut makes volunteers believe they have unlimited access to the most potent alcohol, but the participants will only be drinking bottled water. The volunteers will be passing out, stumbling around and slurring speech. – That’s right! People will be getting drunk off of bottles of water!



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Pleasure as Liberation: Embodied Consent & Somatic Awareness ft. Shauna Farabaugh
Oct
17
5:00 PM17:00

Pleasure as Liberation: Embodied Consent & Somatic Awareness ft. Shauna Farabaugh

In this playful workshop we’ll use interactive, somatic exercises to deepen your connection to your own body and desires. By the end of the workshop you won’t just have more insight into what you want (and what you don’t), but also an increased ability to feel into your yes and your no in any situation!  You have to be able to feel it before you can communicate it. Get intimate with your nervous system and increase your capacity for pleasure! This workshop is open to people of all genders and sexual orientations. Touch is not required for any of the exercises.


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Cooking Class with Executive Chef Don Cortes
Oct
17
2:00 PM14:00

Cooking Class with Executive Chef Don Cortes

Led by Executive Chef Don Cortes, this free one-pot cooking series teaches the basics of creating a healthy yet quick meal. The featured lesson menu includes: Spanish Chicken and Chorizo Paella and 5 Minute Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake. All ingredients and kitchen utensils will be provided, and attendees take home a custom apron.

The registration for the cooking class is now full.

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