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Lorena Bobbitt Film Screening, Parts 3 & 4
Oct
17
6:00 PM18:00

Lorena Bobbitt Film Screening, Parts 3 & 4

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

Lorena Bobbitt became a household name in 1993 when she cut off her husband's penis. She became the butt of jokes as her story became a fixture on cable news. Twenty-five years after the case of Lorena and John Bobbitt, executive producer Jordan Peele reinvestigates the story that made headlines around the world. "Lorena" explores vital moral issues and the missed opportunity for a national discussion about domestic violence and sexual assault that surrounded the scandal. The four-part series, which looks back at the trial and the media coverage of it, includes interviews with the Bobbitts as they look back at the newsmaking incident a quarter-century earlier. 

Parts 1 and 2 will be shown at 6pm on Thursday, October 14th in the Student Center Ballroom C.

Pizza and beverages will be provided.



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Social Justice and Sport Lecture: The Ethics of Team Mascots with Amanda Blackhorse
Oct
22
4:00 PM16:00

Social Justice and Sport Lecture: The Ethics of Team Mascots with Amanda Blackhorse

Activist Amanda Blackhorse will share her experiences challenging the use of American Indian Team Mascots, including a lawsuit against the NFL's Washington football team.

The first 10 people who email mo.phillips@sonoma.edu will get a chance to have dinner with Amanda and hear more about her story @7pm.

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Campus Rec Workshop Series: Back Country Hygiene
Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

Campus Rec Workshop Series: Back Country Hygiene

Outdoor Resource Center and Outdoor Pursuits staff will demonstrate the best back-country hygiene methods to our participants. In the class we will go over personal hygiene (feminine hygiene, dental health, dealing with bodily waste, etc.) tips and tricks, as well as talk about our favorite products to take out on all our adventures and where to find them all. Not limited to person hygiene, staff will also go over best way to wash dishes, keeping your water clean, and how to pack out waste.

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Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week’s Hunger Banquet
Nov
4
6:00 PM18:00

Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week’s Hunger Banquet

Join JUMP for our Oxfam America Hunger Banquet as part of Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week! This hunger banquet is designed to encourage a deeper understanding of world food distribution and wealth distribution. When students arrive to the hunger banquet, they draw tickets at random that assign each person to a high-, middle-, or low-income tier based on the latest statistics about the number of people living in poverty. Each income level receives a corresponding meal. After the meals are finished, students are invited to share their thoughts about the experience and to take action regarding food insecurity and wealth distribution. 



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Blanket Making & Movie Screening for H&H Week
Nov
5
6:00 PM18:00

Blanket Making & Movie Screening for H&H Week

Join JUMP’s Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week for an indirect service project and a movie screening of The Public! Students will help make blankets for various shelters in Sonoma County while watching the story of how an act of civil disobedience turns into a standoff with police when people experiencing homelessness in Cincinnati take over the public library to seek shelter from the bitter cold. This is a great opportunity for students to engage in indirect service as well as critical discussions surrounding homelessness and other issues surrounding wealth distribution.

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Just Another Assault  with Bonny Shade
Nov
6
6:30 PM18:30

Just Another Assault with Bonny Shade

Bonny is a survivor of sexual assault.  An assault by her close college friend. It took her more than seven years to realize it.

In her powerful program, Just Another Assault, Bonny takes an in-depth look at issues surrounding assault, rape culture, consent, and healing. She describes how her personal journey has involved understanding acquaintance-based assaults, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and sharing her experience to help others find the truth in their own. 

1-in-4 college students will be survivors of sexual assault.  It is not only an issue for the victim or the campus community; this is an issue for us all.  Bonny strives to deliver a thought-provoking and interactive program which is intended to allow the space for audiences to discuss the uncomfortable and equip audience members with realistic intervention strategies. And, for survivors to know they are not just another assault.



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JUMP Fall 2019 Weekend Trip to Reno, Nevada
Nov
8
to Nov 10

JUMP Fall 2019 Weekend Trip to Reno, Nevada

This experience allows SSU students to volunteer in a different community and learn about the social justice issues Reno faces. Students can expect to serve with organizations like the Northern Nevada Food Bank and the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

The cost per participant is $40 which includes, housing, transportation, food, showers. Students are also able to pay the $40 in three payments.

This is a great opportunity to push yourself out of your comfort zone, explore, travel and potentially see the snow.

Students can sign up on SonomaSync with this link

The number of volunteers is limited if still highly interested email jump.service1@sonoma.edu to be added our wait-list. The deadline t o sign up is Friday, October 25th.

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Sonoma Film Institute: What You Gonna Do When The World's On Fire?
Nov
8
7:00 PM19:00

Sonoma Film Institute: What You Gonna Do When The World's On Fire?

Italian-born, American South–based filmmaker Roberto Minervini’s follow-up to his Texas Trilogy is a portrait of African-Americans in New Orleans struggling to maintain their unique cultural identity and to find social justice. Shot in very sharp black and white, the film is focused on Judy, trying to keep her family afloat and save her bar before it’s snapped up by speculators; Ronaldo and Titus, two brothers growing up surrounded by violence and with a father in jail; Kevin, trying to keep the glorious local traditions of the Mardi Gras Indians alive; and the local Black Panthers, trying to stand up against a new, deadly wave of racism. This is a passionately urgent and strangely lyrical film experience.

Suggested ticket donation is $5. There is a $5.00 Parking Fee on all Sonoma State University lots.

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Sonoma Film Institute: What You Gonna Do When The World's On Fire?
Nov
10
4:00 PM16:00

Sonoma Film Institute: What You Gonna Do When The World's On Fire?

Italian-born, American South–based filmmaker Roberto Minervini’s follow-up to his Texas Trilogy is a portrait of African-Americans in New Orleans struggling to maintain their unique cultural identity and to find social justice. Shot in very sharp black and white, the film is focused on Judy, trying to keep her family afloat and save her bar before it’s snapped up by speculators; Ronaldo and Titus, two brothers growing up surrounded by violence and with a father in jail; Kevin, trying to keep the glorious local traditions of the Mardi Gras Indians alive; and the local Black Panthers, trying to stand up against a new, deadly wave of racism. This is a passionately urgent and strangely lyrical film experience.

Suggested ticket donation is $5. There is a $5.00 Parking Fee on all Sonoma State University lots.

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Feminist Lecture Series:  “Strategies for Organizing Transnational Feminist Community: Black Feminism & South Asian Solidarities in Houston, TX”  with Dr. Rachel Afi Quinn
Nov
18
12:05 PM12:05

Feminist Lecture Series: “Strategies for Organizing Transnational Feminist Community: Black Feminism & South Asian Solidarities in Houston, TX” with Dr. Rachel Afi Quinn

Queer Black feminist scholar Rachel Afi Quinn is one of the co-founders of South Asian Youth in Houston Unite (SAYHU), a transnational feminist social justice collective based in Houston, Texas. SAYHU’s process of coalition building across difference is an effort to apply Black feminist theory and South Asian feminist methodologies to community building in greater Houston. Dr. Quinn will talk about SAYHU’s approach to building an inclusive social justice-oriented community, and some of the challenges we have faced as we teaching about feminism, colorism, anti-blackness, and solidarities in the South. SAYHU has established an annual summer institute and digital humanities archival and oral history project and a series of public events where we foster peer mentorship relationships and opportunities for skill-building among South Asian youth, particularly first generation South Asian Texans. The Feminist Lecture Series is part of the Women’s and Gender Studies Department’s Gender Studies Program Series and is made possible by funding from the SSU Instructionally Related Activities Program.

For more information, contact lober@sonoma.edu

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Lorena Bobbitt Film Screening, Parts 1 & 2
Oct
14
6:00 PM18:00

Lorena Bobbitt Film Screening, Parts 1 & 2

Lorena Bobbitt became a household name in 1993 when she cut off her husband's penis. She became the butt of jokes as her story became a fixture on cable news. Twenty-five years after the case of Lorena and John Bobbitt, executive producer Jordan Peele reinvestigates the story that made headlines around the world. "Lorena" explores vital moral issues and the missed opportunity for a national discussion about domestic violence and sexual assault that surrounded the scandal. The four-part series, which looks back at the trial and the media coverage of it, includes interviews with the Bobbitts as they look back at the newsmaking incident a quarter-century earlier. 

Parts 3 and 4 will be shown at 6pm on Thursday, October 17th in the Student Center Alexander Valley Room.

Pizza and beverages will be provided.



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Jump Day of Service with Committee on the Shelterless
Oct
12
8:30 AM08:30

Jump Day of Service with Committee on the Shelterless

COTS is a shelter that offers a variety of services for children, families, adults and veterans experiencing homelessness from transitional housing to wellness programs and food programs. As a volunteer you will be helping in the General Kitchen organizing the pantry and doing some cleaning! We are meeting at the SSU Flagpoles at 8:30am and leaving to our site at 8:40am. We will be in our site from 9:00am to 12:00pm, aiming to be back on campus by 12:30! *Please note that volunteers MUST wear closed toed shoes, jeans, and a t-shirt! S

Sign up with this SonomaSync link

For any questions please contact Valerie Izaguirre at jump.service1@sonoma.edu



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Campus Rec Workshop Series: Basic Bike Essentials
Oct
10
7:00 PM19:00

Campus Rec Workshop Series: Basic Bike Essentials

Outdoor Resource Center staff will lead this informative workshop on Basic Bike Essentials. They will go over basic bike anatomy and quick fixes to the most common bike problems. Staff will also demonstrate these quick fixes by using the tools available to them in the Outdoor Resource Center.

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Feminist Lecture Series: “An Urban Indigenous Women-led Land Trust in California’s East Bay” with Corrina Gould
Oct
7
12:05 PM12:05

Feminist Lecture Series: “An Urban Indigenous Women-led Land Trust in California’s East Bay” with Corrina Gould

Corrina Gould is the spokesperson for the Confederated Villages of Lisjan/Ohlone. She is an acclaimed speaker locally, nationally and internationally on the work of sacred sites protection and preservation, as well as the invisibility of her people. She works within the intersection of many communities to create partnerships with all people to create a sustainable future, where Ohlone people will not continue to be invisible in their own homelands.

The Feminist Lecture Series is part of the Women’s and Gender Studies Department’s Gender Studies Program Series and is made possible by funding from the SSU Instructionally Related Activities Program.

For more information, contact lober@sonoma.edu

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Surfrider & Friends Beach Clean-Up
Oct
4
1:00 PM13:00

Surfrider & Friends Beach Clean-Up

  • Meet at the Roundabout on the Backside of the Student Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Partnered with Associated Students and open to all SSU students! This will be an awesome opportunity to view our beautiful Sonoma Coast, partake in sustainable activism, meet other like-minded students and gain environmental volunteer experience in the process.

Including FREE charter bus transportation!

There is a limited number of seats. If you have any questions or would like to sign up for this event please call or email Tanner Marvel: (949) 351-9055 marvel@sonoma.edu or on SonomaSync.

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Feminist Lecture Series: “Arab & Muslim Organizing in the US: Solidarity, Internationalism, and Palestine” with Lara Kiswani, Arab Resource & Organizing Center
Sep
30
12:05 PM12:05

Feminist Lecture Series: “Arab & Muslim Organizing in the US: Solidarity, Internationalism, and Palestine” with Lara Kiswani, Arab Resource & Organizing Center

Through local grassroots organizing, AROC challenges militarism, repression and racism while centering the leadership of those most impacted. What are lessons from recent wins, and challenges? How can our movements be best prepared to defend against repression and the onslaught of attacks on our communities? And how does an internationalist framework within local work build out solidarity, widen and deepen organizing efforts, and challenge US imperialism?

The Feminist Lecture Series is part of the Women’s and Gender Studies Department’s Gender Studies Program Series and is made possible by funding from the SSU Instructionally Related Activities Program.

For more information, contact lober@sonoma.edu

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Social Justice Documentary Series: Knock Down the House
Sep
24
5:00 PM17:00

Social Justice Documentary Series: Knock Down the House

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

A young bartender in the Bronx, a coal miner’s daughter in West Virginia, a grieving mother in Nevada,and a registered nurse in Missouri build a movement of insurgent candidates to challenge powerful incumbents in congress.  One of their races will become the most shocking political upsets in recent American history.



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Feminist Lecture Series: Break Our Chains: "The Situation and Struggle of the Filipino Women” with Irma Shauf-Bajar, Gabriela USA
Sep
23
12:05 PM12:05

Feminist Lecture Series: Break Our Chains: "The Situation and Struggle of the Filipino Women” with Irma Shauf-Bajar, Gabriela USA

This presentation helps us to understand the historical roots of the oppression and struggle of the Filipino women. We will establish the role and the connection of the women’s liberation movement to the national democratic struggle of the people. From there, we will learn about the current violence under macho-fascist US-Duterte regime. This is a call to action to end against injustices against women!

The Feminist Lecture Series is part of the Women’s and Gender Studies Department’s Gender Studies Program Series and is made possible by funding from the SSU Instructionally Related Activities Program.

For more information, contact lober@sonoma.edu

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Campus Rec Workshop Series: Leave No Trace
Sep
19
7:00 PM19:00

Campus Rec Workshop Series: Leave No Trace

Led by an Outdoor Resource Center and Outdoor Pursuits duo, this class will go over basic outdoor etiquette and the seven principles of Leave No Trace. Staff will demonstrate tips and tricks to participants on how to have the most fun while being sustainable and respecting their surroundings on their next outdoor adventure!

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Give Blood, Give Life. Donate at Today’s SSU Blood Drive
Sep
19
3:30 PM15:30

Give Blood, Give Life. Donate at Today’s SSU Blood Drive

  • Recreation Center, Mt Denali Gym (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join the Gamma Phi Beta, as they sponsor this month’s Blood Drive, along with Vitalent. Vitalant exists to make a difference in people's lives. They are deeply committed to making a transformative difference, and ensuring patients have the blood they need to see tomorrow. In May, we received word from our partners in Colorado that they responded to requests for additional blood from two of the three hospitals treating victims of the tragic STEM School Highland Ranch shooting. This response was in addition to the blood supply already on the shelves at those hospitals, ready and waiting for those who needed transfusions. This is possible because of the generosity of selfless donors.

To sign up for an appointment: SSU October 24th Blood Drive- Appointment Link

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Women in Conversation: Cheryl Strayed and Tara Westover
Sep
18
3:30 PM15:30

Women in Conversation: Cheryl Strayed and Tara Westover

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

The Sonoma County Women in Conversation events continue to create a strong voice surrounding topics of interest to women of all ages, building a community of women who support and motivate each other and engage in important conversations. Join us and learn, laugh and leave feeling inspired!

3:30 - 6:30 PM: Experience

The Experience is free and open to the public. Register online to secure your place.

Join us before The Conversation to celebrate, inspire, and empower local women from all backgrounds. We host a showcase for dozens of women-related businesses and services, locally-owned businesses, from financial planning to health and wellness, from home design to personal style. You’ll nosh, drink and mingle with some of the area’s top entrepreneurs. Although the event is free, there is an onsite parking fee of $5 per vehicle.

7 P.M.: Women in Conversation Speakers | Weill Hall, Green Music Center

Students: To enter to win free tickets to this sold out Women in Conversation Speaker event, email Mo Phillips: phillipm@sonoma.edu.



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Consent, Please! A Call to Action for Consent Culture
Sep
17
6:00 PM18:00

Consent, Please! A Call to Action for Consent Culture

Everyone learns consent (or non-consent) in overt and covert ways through the trajectory of their lives. From the time you were born to your time on a college campus, what have you learned about consent? Whether you are someone who feels you know very little or someone who has sought our consent education, this workshop will be a collection of consent content and mapping of consent education throughout your life. Let's practice and demand consent to build a safer and sexier culture!

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Israeli Elections 2019, Take 2
Sep
17
3:00 PM15:00

Israeli Elections 2019, Take 2

Jewish Studies Program presents a public lecture series in Israel Studies: Israeli Elections 2019, Take 2: Preliminary Analysis of the Results and Their Implications.  Israel is holding an unprecedented second general election in 2019. On election night we will analyze the run-up to the election, the campaign, and the early results. We will discuss scenarios for the formation of the new coalition and government.  We will also analyze what these results might imply for Israel’s future, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and other regional matters.



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Consent, Please! A Call to Action for Consent Culture
Sep
16
4:00 PM16:00

Consent, Please! A Call to Action for Consent Culture

Everyone learns consent (or non-consent) in overt and covert ways through the trajectory of their lives. From the time you were born to your time on a college campus, what have you learned about consent? Whether you are someone who feels you know very little or someone who has sought our consent education, this workshop will be a collection of consent content and mapping of consent education throughout your life. Let's practice and demand consent to build a safer and sexier culture!

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Asian & Pacific Islander Community & Ally Lunch
Sep
13
12:00 PM12:00

Asian & Pacific Islander Community & Ally Lunch

Come eat, celebrate, and connect with your peers, mentors, and colleagues and meet new people. 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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Give Blood, Give Life. Donate at the SSU Blood Drive 
Sep
11
10:00 AM10:00

Give Blood, Give Life. Donate at the SSU Blood Drive 

  • Recreation Center, Mt Denali Gym (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join the Pre-Health Professions Club, as they sponsor this month’s Blood Drive, along with Vitalent.

Vitalant exists to make a difference in people's lives. They are a non-profit blood bank that provides a direct link between volunteer blood donors and patients in need. We collect, test, process and distribute lifesaving blood products 24/7, 365 days a year. There’s no substitute for human blood. We rely 100% on volunteer donors and coordinators. SSU blood drives truly make a difference in our community. 

For more info contact Kylie, ssuprehealth@gmail.com



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March For Consent
Sep
7
10:30 AM10:30

March For Consent

Join us as we March For Consent!

This past school year, Sonoma State experienced an increase in reported cases of sexual assault. It is time we educate ourselves on what it means to get consent, and how important it is in today's society and the social life on college campuses. 

The march will begin at 10:30am on campus at Arbor and Lakes, go outside the campus to Rohnert Expressway, to Snyder, to East Cotati Ave, then back into campus to Arbor and Lakes for the rally from 12-1. 

Speakers at the rally will include Mo Phillips, SSU's confidential advisor Susan Polido, the mayor Gina Belforte, and City Council member Susan Adams. The march is open to students and the public.  This issue is important to so many on campus, and we would love to get as many participants as possible. We are also looking for volunteers to get waivers signed, push the crosswalk buttons as we march, or help guide us as we march.


Participants should check out the Facebook event page for more information, to print out injury liability waivers, to RSVP, etc.


In addition, there is also a GoFundme page if students wanted to donate or share it.


If you want to volunteer, go here to sign up.

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Dig into Nature: Student Naturalist Training Information Meeting
Sep
4
5:00 PM17:00

Dig into Nature: Student Naturalist Training Information Meeting

Did you know that SSU owns 4200 acres at 3 beautiful preserves that are dedicated to education? These are great resources for students, and the closest is only fifteen minutes from campus!

Participating in Preserves programs helps you not only learn more about the beautiful landscape that surrounds you, but also helps you gain desirable skills such as communication, critical thinking and leadership.

Attend just one of these informational meetings to learn more about how you can explore nature with friends, earn internship credits, and give back to your community on the SSU Preserves.

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Dig into Nature: Student Naturalist Training Information Meeting
Aug
29
5:00 PM17:00

Dig into Nature: Student Naturalist Training Information Meeting

Did you know that SSU owns 4200 acres at 3 beautiful preserves that are dedicated to education? These are great resources for students, and the closest is only fifteen minutes from campus!

Participating in Preserves programs helps you not only learn more about the beautiful landscape that surrounds you, but also helps you gain desirable skills such as communication, critical thinking and leadership.

Attend just one of these informational meetings to learn more about how you can explore nature with friends, earn internship credits, and give back to your community on the SSU Preserves.

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Dig into Nature: Student Naturalist Training Information Meeting
Aug
28
5:00 PM17:00

Dig into Nature: Student Naturalist Training Information Meeting

Did you know that SSU owns 4200 acres at 3 beautiful preserves that are dedicated to education? These are great resources for students, and the closest is only fifteen minutes from campus!

Participating in Preserves programs helps you not only learn more about the beautiful landscape that surrounds you, but also helps you gain desirable skills such as communication, critical thinking and leadership.

Attend just one of these informational meetings to learn more about how you can explore nature with friends, earn internship credits, and give back to your community on the SSU Preserves.

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Rep. Mike Thompson’s Sonoma County Climate Change Town Hall
Aug
27
6:00 PM18:00

Rep. Mike Thompson’s Sonoma County Climate Change Town Hall

Questions about Mike's work to address climate change? See him in the Student Center for a Climate Town Hall.

Congressman Mike Thompson will be joined by experts and advocates to discuss local and federal work to combat climate change. All University members and community members are welcome to attend. More info...



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Dig into Nature: Student Naturalist Training Information Meeting
Aug
27
5:00 PM17:00

Dig into Nature: Student Naturalist Training Information Meeting

Did you know that SSU owns 4200 acres at 3 beautiful preserves that are dedicated to education? These are great resources for students, and the closest is only fifteen minutes from campus!

Participating in Preserves programs helps you not only learn more about the beautiful landscape that surrounds you, but also helps you gain desirable skills such as communication, critical thinking and leadership.

Attend just one of these informational meetings to learn more about how you can explore nature with friends, earn internship credits, and give back to your community on the SSU Preserves.

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Dig into Nature: Student Naturalist Training Information Meeting
Aug
26
5:00 PM17:00

Dig into Nature: Student Naturalist Training Information Meeting

Did you know that SSU owns 4200 acres at 3 beautiful preserves that are dedicated to education? These are great resources for students, and the closest is only fifteen minutes from campus!

Participating in Preserves programs helps you not only learn more about the beautiful landscape that surrounds you, but also helps you gain desirable skills such as communication, critical thinking and leadership.

Attend just one of these informational meetings to learn more about how you can explore nature with friends, earn internship credits, and give back to your community on the SSU Preserves.

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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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