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Spring Event Series Brings Singer Jimmy Wayne and Other Performers to Campus

Arts & Lectures, a longstanding event series at California State University San Marcos, kicks off its spring lineup with “Things I Learned From Fat People on the Plane” on Tuesday, Feb. 21. This season boasts a diverse selection of eight events as the University hosts renowned guest speakers, performances and concerts.

All attendees must purchase or reserve tickets online via the Arts & Lectures website. Tickets go on sale at 8 a.m. Monday, Jan. 23.

 

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Things I Learned From Fat People on the Plane

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Arts 111, California State University San Marcos

CSUSM students: Free

Faculty/Staff/Alumni: $5

Community members: $10

Storyteller and sociologist Kimberly Dark humorously explores fat stigma, body privilege and living in a world that hates fat. Come learn how we can all move toward greater equity and more positive community while we aim to create a campus environment where every body is worthy of respect.

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The Socially Just

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

University Student Union Ballroom, California State University San Marcos

CSUSM students: Free

Faculty/Staff/Alumni: $5

Community members: $10

The Socially Just is a content-driven experience that exists to entertain and educate its audience on social issues that plague our cultures both locally and globally. Come enjoy an evening of Hip-Hop & Spoken Word from CSUSM alumnus and local artist and activist, Nomis (Not For Sale Artist In Residence) and together we will address social issues across the spectrum head on, with a special emphasis on human trafficking.

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Seinfeld Music Guy

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Arts 111, California State University San Marcos

CSUSM students: Free

Faculty/Staff/Alumni: $5

Community members: $10

Acclaimed musician Jonathan Wolff created the music for 75 primetime network series and is best known for his iconic “Seinfeld” theme. A masterful pianist (think “Will & Grace”), Wolff gives a Concert Talk that is both entertaining and informative, with insider Hollywood stories, Q&A and commentary about favorite “Seinfeld” scenes. Hear how a young artist from Kentucky became a Hollywood legend and composer for some of TV’s hottest shows.

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César’s Peaceful Revolution

Tuesday, March 28, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Arts 111, California State University San Marcos

CSUSM students: Free

Faculty/Staff/Alumni: $5

Community members: $10

César’s Peaceful Revolution, directed and performed by Fernando Vega, is a one-person show that examines the life, struggles and legacy of activist César Chavez. This show focuses on Chavez’s struggle to keep his movement non-violent and is based on public speeches and interviews. Vega will perform characters that inspired Chavez and his movement, including St. Francis, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Gandhi. The show explores intersections of race and cultural identity as well as the spirituality that informed César Chavez's struggle for justice.

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Dr. Lydia Villa-Komaroff: From the Mexican Revolution to Biological Revolutions: My Life in Science

Thursday, March 30, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

University Student Union Ballroom, California State University San Marcos

CSUSM students: Free

Faculty/Staff/Alumni: $6

Community members: $12

Dr. Lydia Villa-Komaroff is a molecular biologist, an executive and a diversity advocate. She is the third Mexican-American woman in the U.S. to get a doctorate in science and was a key member of the team that showed for the first time that bacteria could be induced to produce insulin. Villa-Komaroff is one of six women scientists featured in the PBS series “Discovering Women,” one of 11 women scientists profiled on the White House Office of Science and Technology website and her work is the subject of a one-hour segment entitled DNA Detective. Villa-Komaroff is a founding member of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), which received the National Science Board's Public Service Award for contributions (2002) and the national Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (2004).

Co-sponsored by: The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, The Office of Diversity, Educational Equity and Inclusion & Ombuds, OTRES and The San Marcos Foundation.

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A Journey to Remember: Songs and Stories of Hope and Perseverance with Jimmy Wayne

Wednesday, April 5, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

University Student Union Ballroom, California State University San Marcos

CSUSM students: Free

Faculty/Staff/Alumni: $6

Community members: $12

Jimmy Wayne is a former foster kid turned country music singer/songwriter whose songs, story and walk halfway across America in 2010 highlight his mission to raise awareness for kids in foster care. His song, “Do You Believe Me Now” was No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart and earned BMI’s prestigious Million-Air Award for receiving 1 million radio spins in America. Jimmy is the author of “Walk to Beautiful,” his three-time New York Times best-selling memoir, and “Paper Angels,” a novel and made-for-TV movie. Jimmy Wayne is the youngest recipient of the Salvation Army's William Booth award. In June 2016, former President George H.W. Bush presented Jimmy with the prestigious Points of Light Award. Jimmy lives in Nashville, Tenn., and works tirelessly on behalf of at-risk foster youth by performing, writing books, keynote speaking and through his organization Project Meet Me Halfway.

Sponsored by: T. Denny Sanford, James Konrath via the Accredited Foundation and the Xceptional Music Company.

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Jane Elliott: The Anatomy of Prejudice

Wednesday, April 12, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

University Student Union Ballroom, California State University San Marcos

CSUSM students: Free

Faculty/Staff/Alumni: $5

Community members: $10

Jane Elliott, the adaptor of the Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes exercise in teaching about the anatomy of prejudice and the subject of the Peabody Award-winning film “The Eye of the Storm,” introduces and discusses that film and explores with the audience the problems of racism, sexism, ageism, homophobia and ethnocentrism and the responsibility shared by all of us for illuminating them in and eliminating them from ourselves and our environment.

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From Africa to Brazil: A Celebration of Roots & Culture

Friday, April 14, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.

Arts 111, California State University San Marcos

CSUSM students: Free

Faculty/Staff/Alumni: $8

Community members: $16

Marcos Mariano Silva and Bahia Magia Dance Co. showcase the exuberant cultural traditions and vibrancy of Brazil in this spectacular repertory based on Bahian folkloric dances of African origin, including: Dance of the Orixas, Capoeira, Samba, and Maculele (warrior dances from Brazil’s sugarcane plantations). This theatrical vision closes with a heart-pumping Batucada Ensemble highlighting the African-influenced percussive musical genre that was popularized during Brazil’s Carnival.

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