San Marcos,
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August
2017
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05:29 PM
America/Los_Angeles

Founder of Living Lands & Waters Kicks Off Fall Arts & Lectures Series

Arts & Lectures, a longstanding event series at California State University San Marcos, kicks off its fall lineup with “Leading America's Movement for Cleaner Rivers with Chad Pregracke” on Thursday, Aug. 31.

This season boasts a diverse selection of seven events as the University hosts renowned guest speakers and performances.

All attendees must purchase or reserve tickets online via the Arts & Lectures website.

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Leading America's Movement for Cleaner Rivers with Chad Pregracke

Thursday, Aug. 31, 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

Chad Pregracke, 2013 CNN Hero of the Year, is the founder of Living Lands & Waters, the only “industrial strength” river clean-up organization in the world. Since 1998, with the help of more than 98,000 volunteers, Living Lands & Waters has removed more than 9.1 million pounds of debris from 23 rivers across 20 states. They have also planted more than 1 million trees, cleared evasive plant species and created watershed conservation initiatives. Come meet Chad and learn about the sustainability efforts, challenges and entrepreneurial endeavors of a non-profit environmental organization that faces the monumental task of protecting, preserving and restoring America’s major rivers and waterways.

Co-sponsored by: ASI Board of Directors, ASI CAB, & Office of Safety, Risk, and Sustainability

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The Woman in Black: A Ghost Play Adapted by Stephen Mallatratt from the book by Susan Hill

Friday, Sept. 15, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Arts Building 111, California State University San Marcos

CSUSM students: Free for Sept. 15; $5 for Sept. 16-17

Faculty/Staff/Alumni: $5

Community: $10 for Sept. 15; $15 for Sept. 16-17

Featuring San Diego actor and CSUSM Lecturer Jason Heil, this gothic ghost story is the second longest-running play in London’s West End. In this spine-chilling tale, a young lawyer is haunted by a supernatural presence. Once The Woman in Black is seen, her curse cannot be shaken. Unless...?

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Purchase tickets for Sept. 16 or 17 here

 

Cybersecurity in the Age of Espionage

Tuesday, Sept. 26, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

University Student Union Ballroom, California State University San Marcos

CSUSM students: Free

Faculty/Staff/Alumni: $5

Community members: $10

In February 2001, Eric O’Neill helped capture the most notorious spy in United States history, Robert Phillip Hanssen. In today’s rapidly evolving world, modern spies are sophisticated, brilliant, devious and technologically advanced. Spies are now targeting private and confidential information from government agencies, businesses and private individuals. Participate in a captivating evening as O’Neill retells a thrilling story of espionage while weaving in what it means to be in the world of cybercrime and cybersecurity today.

Co-Sponsored by: VMware, Qualcomm, CSUSM College of Science and Mathematics and Extended Learning.

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Making Meaningful Mischief with the Yes Men

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 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

Can pranks, mischief and creativity change the course of history? The Yes Men are a persuasive and entertaining argument that they can. This media activist duo couldn’t hold down jobs until they used their outrage at corporate misdeeds to transform themselves into representatives of Exxon, Halliburton, the WTO and Dow Chemical. They created ironic media performance art hoaxes that impersonated these big businesses and their wrongdoings that were then splashed across the evening news. In light of intense public scrutiny, many of the corporations quietly changed their policies. Andy Bichlbaum, aka Jacques Servin, will be sharing clips from their documentaries while exploring their process and what others can do to help fix the world.

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Día De Los Muertos: Remembering and Honoring Our Beloved Dead

Wednesday, Oct. 18 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

Learn the key concepts of Día de los Muertos and the indigenous roots of the tradition with Maestra Grace, who will speak about the meanings of different altars, making appropriate offerings and about the contemporary ways to remember infants, children and adults. Learn how one invites ancestors and loved ones to visit their home and how we can respectfully say farewell to them.

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Walking Out: A Film and Panel

Thursday, Nov. 2, 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

University Student Union Ballroom, California State University San Marcos

CSUSM students: Free

Faculty/Staff/Alumni: $5

Community members: $10

The feature film “Walking Out” follows the story of an urban teenager, David (Josh Wiggins), who journeys to Montana to hunt big game with his estranged father, Cal (Matt Bomer). “Walking Out” explores the complexity of American masculinity as defined by the mythos of the American West. This event includes a screening of the film (courtesy of IFC FILMS) followed by a discussion with screenwriters/directors Alex and Andrew Smith, author David Quammen and actor Matt Bomer.

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Black Lives Matter: An Evening with Co-founder Alicia Garza

Wednesday, Nov. 29, 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

From its roots as an online rallying call protesting police shootings of young people of color, Black Lives Matter is now a vibrant social justice movement with global reach. Co-founder Alicia Garza will share the story of transforming a Twitter hashtag into real-life activism. This event will help position the Black Lives Matter movement within its larger political, social and cultural landscape, and amplify the ways everyday people can most effectively enact social change.

Co-sponsored by the University Library, Dean of Students, Office of Undergraduate Studies, College of Education, Health & Human Services, Department of Sociology, Department of Social Sciences, College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences.

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