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September
2015

CSUSM Announces Fall 2015 Arts & Lectures Schedule

Arts & Lectures, a long standing event series at Cal State San Marcos, kicks off its fall 2015 lineup with a mid-century musical experience on Tuesday, September 22. This season boasts a diverse selection of events as the University welcomes nine speakers and performers, including Shiza Shahid, co-founder and CEO of the Malala Fund.

All attendees must purchase or reserve tickets online via the Arts & Lectures website at www.csusm.edu/al. Complimentary parking is available for all events in specified lots.

Schedule of Events

Time Capsule of Music: 1930 - 1960—Presented by Howard Anton Duncan and Special Guests Rick Hall and Mandy Paige Bayless

When: Tuesday, September 22 at 7 p.m.

Where: CSUSM, Arts Building, Performance Hall 111

CSUSM Students: Free

CSUSM Faculty, Staff and Alumni: $5

Community: $10

The mid-twentieth century experienced a shift in musical styles before, during and after WWII. Howard Anton Duncan and company return to CSUSM to take us on a musical journey through the decades with an emphasis on swing, ballads, blues and early rock and roll. Enjoy piano music intertwined within the historical context of events from the Great Depression, FDR's "New Deal" legislation and the atomic bomb to times of economic prosperity in the postwar U.S.

 

The Classical Music of India—With Renowned Master Musician Rajeev Taranath Accompanied on the Tabla by Abhiman Kaushal

When: Tuesday, September 29 at 7 p.m.

Where: CSUSM, Arts Building, Performance Hall 111

CSUSM Students: Free

CSUSM Faculty, Staff and Alumni: $6

Community: $12

Kids 12 and Under: Free with online ticket

Rajeev Taranath, internationally acclaimed performer of Indian classical music, is one of the leading exponents of the sarod, the richly textured relative of the lute. His performances masterfully combine the depth and rigor of the tradition with an inspired imagination and emotional intensity. The New York Times wrote, "Rajeev Taranath's sarod improvisations mixed the spiritual and the spirited...the raga began with introspective meditation and proceeded into an exuberant rhythmic celebration."

Global Capitalism and The Crisis of Humanity—With Dr. William I. Robinson

When: Wednesday, October 21 at 6:30 p.m.

Where: CSUSM, Arts Building, Room 240

CSUSM Students: Free

CSUSM Faculty, Staff and Alumni: $6

Community: $12

Kids 12 and Under: Free with online ticket

We have entered a period of great upheavals, momentous changes and uncertainties. The crisis of Global Capitalism is unprecedented given its magnitude and the extent of ecological and social deterioration. In this lecture, William I. Robinson, professor of sociology, global and Latin American studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will look at these and related topics as he discusses his recent book, Global Capitalism and the Crisis of Humanity.

The Black-Jew Dialogues: A Cross Cultural Comedy

When: Thursday, October 22 at 6:30 p.m.

Where: CSUSM, Academic Hall, Room 102

CSUSM Students: Free

CSUSM Faculty, Staff and Alumni: $5

Community: $10

This extraordinary two-actor play explores the absurdity of prejudice and racism. The program combines fast-paced sketches, improvisations, multi-media, a game show and a post-show discussion. Set within the context of students working on a class project about cross-cultural dialogue, the performers take the audience on a hysterical and poignant ride. The resulting discussion challenges both baby boomers and millennials to examine their worlds to understand the true nature of diversity in the 21st century.

Sponsored by the Department of Global Studies through support from the Leichtag Foundation. Co-sponsored by Hillel of San Diego. 

Puente—Created and Realized by Diego Pinon

When: Tuesday, October 27 at 7 p.m.

Where: CSUSM, Arts Building, Performance Hall 111

CSUSM Students: Free

CSUSM Faculty, Staff and Alumni: $6

Community: $12

Combining a mix of Butoh, dance, ritual and theatre, Diego Pinon's work transcends the borders of performance modalities. Pinon offers homage for all of the people who must abandon their lands and origins in order to survive with less violence, more equality and freedom. Moving with the raw force of an animal and the vulnerability of a child, Diego opens a rare bridge between the sacred and the profane. Everyone needs to cross a BRIDGE (Puente) to be transformed.

Scary Stories: What Do Horror Stories Tell Us About Ourselves, Our Society and Social Injustice?—With Dr. Natalie Wilson

When: Thursday, October 29 at 7 p.m.

Where: University Student Union, Ballroom

CSUSM Students: Free

CSUSM Faculty, Staff and Alumni: $5

Community: $10

Zombies, vampires, ghosts, witches and werewolves continue to haunt our cultural imagination. This event will examine scary stories and monstrous figures, exploring them as social barometers revealing individual and collective fears as they pertain to race, class, gender and sexuality. Offering an historical overview of scary stories in relation to the socio-historical contexts in which they emerge, the discussion will reveal horror as an expressly political genre infused with underlying social commentary.

Ishmael Houston-Jones

When: Thursday, November 5 at 7 p.m.

Where: CSUSM, Arts Building, Performance Hall 111

CSUSM Students: Free

CSUSM Faculty, Staff and Alumni: $6

Community: $12

Ishmael Houston-Jones is an internationally known choreographer, author, performer, teacher and arts activist. He received numerous awards including two Bessie Awards for his piece Cowboys, Dreams and Ladders and for the revival of THEM (1985), which focuses on masculinity, sexuality and the AIDS epidemic. Recently he was honored with the prestigious Doris Duke Impact Award. Come witness an evening of dancing-talking about his artistry, black choreographers and postmodern dance.

Co-sponsored by dance studies and PADL West.

There Are No Superheros, Just Us: My Journey with Malala—An Evening with Shiza Shahid, Co-Founder of the Malala Fund

When: Monday, November 16 at 7 p.m.

Where: CSUSM, University Student Union, Ballroom

CSUSM Students: Free

CSUSM Faculty, Staff and Alumni: $6

Community: $12

Kids 12 and Under: Free with online ticket

Shiza Shahi was recently named one of TIME Magazine's "30 Under 30 World Changers" and a Forbes Magazine "30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneur." Shiza was a Stanford University sophomore mentoring girls at a summer retreat in Pakistan when she first met Malala Yousafzai. Their paths crossed again years later when Malala was shot in the head by the Taliban. Together they co-founded the Malala Fund with Malala's father, Ziauddin Yousafzai. Today they advocate for the millions of girls worldwide denied a formal education because of social, economic, legal and political factors. Hear the inspiring journey of Shiza Shahid and learn about her work with Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai. One child can change the world.

Co-sponsored by Community Engagement, the Dean of Students Office, Housing, the Office of Undergraduate Studies, the University Library, and the University Student Union.

"I Am Malala" by Malala Yousafzai is CSUSM's 5th Annual Common Read book.

 

A Quilt of Poetry: World AIDS Day Candlelight Vigil 

When: Tuesday, December 1 at 6 p.m.

Where: CSUSM, University Student Union, Amphitheatre

CSUSM Students: Free

CSUSM: Faculty, Staff and Alumni: $5

Community: $10

Kids 12 and Under: Free with online ticket

The year's World AIDS Day Candlelight Vigil will feature readings by writers and poets from the writing programs at the University of California, San Diego and Cal State San Marcos. Prior to the vigil, a section of the AIDS quilt from Washington will be on display at CSUSM. Come listen to readings honoring those who struggle with HIV/Aids as well as those who have succumbed to the AIDS virus. As part of the event, we will be asking for small donations to support people living with HIV in North County.

www.worldaidsday.org

Directions and Parking: CSUSM is located at 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road in San Marcos. Complimentary parking is available in the Parking Structure on the sixth floor only. Follow directional signs or visit the CSUSM website for a map and directions: www.csusm.edu/guide.

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