30
July
2019
|
09:19 PM
America/Los_Angeles

Authors, 'Game of Thrones' Actor Highlight Arts & Lectures Series

Arts & Lectures, a longstanding event series at Cal State San Marcos, will present a packed fall lineup that features multiple book authors and the actor who played Hodor on the HBO series "Game of Thrones."

This season boasts a diverse selection of nine events as the university hosts renowned guest speakers and performances. Attendees can purchase or reserve tickets online via the Arts & Lectures website beginning Aug. 26.

 

Intrusion

Sept. 16, 6 p.m., University Student Union Ballroom

Twenty years in the future, sexual violence has been eradicated, until one woman comes forward about her rape. “Intrusion,” a play, is a look into how we all perpetuate rape culture by exposing different sectors of society. Through her portrayal of eight characters over the course of an hour, award-winning actress Qurrat Ann Kadwani evaluates the flaws in a society where rape supposedly has been wiped out, helping to raise awareness about sexual violence and combat systemic oppression.

CSUSM students: Free

Community: $10

Faculty/staff/alumni: $5

 

Intergalactic Travels: Poems from a Fugitive Alien

Sept. 17, 6 p.m., USU Ballroom

Alan Pelaez Lopez is an Afro-Indigenous (Zapotec) poet and visual artist from Oaxaca, Mexico. In their art, they explore the intersections of post-traumatic stress disorder, undocumented immigration, indigeneity and queer feelings. Pelaez Lopez, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, Berkeley will read excerpts from their forthcoming book, “Intergalactic Travels: Poems from a Fugitive Alien,” followed by a dialogue about resisting and surviving this empire.

CSUSM students: Free

Community: $10

Faculty/staff/alumni: $5

 

The Power of a Story: Building Resiliency for Veterans Through Community and Conversations

Sept. 23, 6 p.m. (reception at 5), USU Ballroom

More than 20 veterans commit suicide every day, on average. What can we do to stop this? Join us to hear solutions from veterans themselves. “The Power of a Story” brings healing and hope to our military personnel, veterans and their families. This forum, which includes San Diego County Supervisor Jim Desmond, is an opportunity for a panel of veterans to share their stories of trauma and post-traumatic growth and resiliency, providing attendees with insight and understanding. The event will end with a Q&A, and resources will be on site.

CSUSM students: Free

Veterans/military service members: Free

Community: $10

Faculty/staff/alumni: $5

 

Tomi Adeyemi, author of ‘Children of Blood and Bone,’ book reading and signing

Sept. 26, 6 p.m., USU Ballroom

Tomi Adeyemi is a Nigerian-American writer and creative writing coach based in San Diego. Her debut novel, “Children of Blood and Bone,” has spent more than a year on the New York Times Best Seller list and is currently being developed as a film, with Rick Famuyima to direct. She teaches creative writing to her 12,000 subscribers at tomiadeyemi.com, and her website has been named one of the 101 best sites for writers by Writer’s Digest.

CSUSM students: Free

Community: $10

Faculty/staff/alumni: $5

 

A Story and a Song: Dance Theater by Aparna Sindhoor, Anil Natyaveda and SM Raju

Oct. 1, 6 p.m., Arts 111

This moving production is inspired by folk tales of women, environment, love stories from India and Native American traditions. “A Story and a Song” is performed with wit and a dynamic interplay of Indian classical dance, martial arts, yoga, aerial, theater and music. Critics have called Sindhoor and Natyaveda’s choreography “breathtaking” and “tantalizing.”

CSUSM students: Free

Community: $10

Faculty/staff/alumni: $5

 

Kristian Nairn, DJ, producer and actor known as Hodor on ‘Game of Thrones’

Oct. 15, 6 p.m., USU Ballroom

For the last 20 years, Kristian Nairn has been one of Ireland’s most prolific resident house DJs, playing alongside some of the best in the business, including Fatboy Slim and Steve Aoki. But he is perhaps most famous for his role as the much-loved character Hodor in the HBO juggernaut series “Game of Thrones.” Nairn is currently playing his DJ sets in clubs around the world, and he headlines his own “Rave of Thrones” club show, an immersive GoT clubbing experience that has toured the United Kingdom, United States and Australia. This evening with Nairn includes a moderated Q&A, an open audience Q&A and a meet-and-greet with photos.

CSUSM students: Free

Community: $12

Faculty/staff/alumni: $6

 

Deconstructing the Border: A Reporter’s Perspective

Oct. 23, 5:30 p.m., USU Ballroom

San Diego Union-Tribune journalist Kate Morrissey shares her experience as an immigration reporter to offer a unique and important voice in the broader national conversation. As part of her beat, Morrissey is responsible not only for covering migration across the southern border, but also San Diego’s refugee community, immigration courts and detention centers, and visa applications and naturalizations. Because many of the administration’s immigration policies have begun in San Diego, she has been working on both sides of the border to document what’s happening to asylum seekers and others caught up in the changes. A lecture will be followed by a Q&A, and light refreshments will be provided.

CSUSM students: Free

Community: $10

Faculty/staff/alumni: $5

 

Overcoming Adversity with Alex Montoya

Nov. 4, 6 p.m., USU Ballroom

Alex Montoya is a TEDx speaker, motivational author and writing coach who has earned numerous accolades, including a lifetime achievement award from the San Diego Chamber of Commerce. He travels the country speaking on overcoming adversity through education and living inspired from the perspective of an immigrant, disabled man and first-generation college graduate. He has published six books, carried the Olympic torch, and spoken at Google, NASA, Wells Fargo and Harvard. His company, A-Motivational Communications, produces inspirational books and talks, and coaches clients in writing and public speaking.

CSUSM students: Free

Community: $10

Faculty/staff/alumni: $5

 

Dr. Anthony Jack, author of ‘The Privileged Poor’

Nov. 12, 6 p.m., USU Ballroom

Dr. Anthony Jack examines how class and culture shape how undergraduates navigate college. He sheds new light on how inequality is reproduced by contrasting the experiences of the “privileged poor” – lower-income students who graduate from boarding, day and preparatory high schools – and the “doubly disadvantaged,” lower-income undergraduates who graduate from public, typically distressed high schools. An assistant professor at Harvard and author of “The Privileged Poor,” Jack – once a low-income, first-generation college student himself – will discuss how poor students are often failed by the top schools that admit them and what schools can do to truly level the playing field.

CSUSM students: Free

Community: $12

Faculty/staff/alumni: $6

Media Contact

Brian Hiro, Communications Specialist

bhiro@csusm.edu | Office: 760-750-7306