San Marcos,
08
January
2019
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07:01 PM
America/Los_Angeles

Founder of Me Too Opens Arts & Lectures Series

Arts & Lectures, a longstanding event series at Cal State San Marcos, kicks off its spring lineup with Tarana Burke, founder of the Me Too movement and a social justice activist, on Feb. 5.

This season boasts a diverse selection of six events as the University hosts renowned guest speakers and performances. Attendees can purchase or reserve tickets online via the Arts & Lectures website beginning Jan. 22.

 

Tarana Burke, founder of the Me Too movement and social justice activist

6 p.m., Feb. 5, USU Ballroom

Tarana Burke shares the story behind the genesis of the Me Too movement and gives strength and healing to those who have experienced sexual trauma or harassment. Burke has dedicated more than 25 years of her life to social justice and laying the groundwork for a movement that was initially created to help young women of color who survived sexual abuse and assault. In her upcoming book, “Where the Light Enters,” Burke writes about the importance of the Me Too movement as well as her personal journey from “victim to survivor to thriver.”

CSUSM students: Free

Community: $12

Faculty/staff/alumni: $6

 

Dancing With Ghosts: An Evening of Contemporary Dance

7:30 p.m., Feb. 19, Arts 111

Dancing with Ghosts is a shared evening of contemporary dance works by choreographers Kristianne Salcines and Randy Reyes. These fierce artists share their embodied research through practices of questioning and responsiveness. They perform survival, identity, intersectionality, presence, absence, democracy, community, process, performativity and more.

CSUSM students: Free

Community: $10

Faculty/staff/alumni: $5

 

A Common Story: Finding Joy in the Face of Adversity

6 p.m., March 12, USU Ballroom

Dr. Mary Robertson, a CSUSM assistant professor of sociology, hosts an evening of storytelling and performance. Sponsored by the University Library and the Office of Undergraduate Studies, the event is a monologue performance showcase featuring stories told by CSUSM students, faculty, staff and administrators. Dr. Robertson is a co-producer of The Narrators, a live storytelling event based in Denver and San Diego.

The event is free and open to the public.

 

Women Breaking Boundaries: Lisa Ling

6 p.m., March 19, USU Ballroom

What would it be like to give up a job as the host of a popular national daytime talk show to take on a role with a startup cable channel — with no successes at the time — to follow your passion? Lisa Ling, executive producer and host of “This is Life” on CNN, knows because she lived it. Recognized for her role as a co-host of ABC Daytime’s hit show “The View,” Ling went on to become a field correspondent for “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and contributor to ABC News’ “Nightline” and National Geographic’s “Explorer.”

CSUSM students: Free

Community: $12

Faculty/staff/alumni: $6

 

Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship Featuring Father Gregory Boyle

6 p.m., March 27, USU Ballroom

Father Gregory “G-Dog” Boyle is the founder and director of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, the largest gang-intervention and re-entry program in the world. He will speak about his new book, “Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship.” His book represents a moving example of unconditional love in difficult times as he shares what three decades of working with gang-involved men and women in Los Angeles has taught him about faith, compassion and the enduring power of kinship.

CSUSM students: Free

Community: $12

Faculty/staff/alumni: $6

 

Fire, Blood and Physics: The Science of Game of Thrones

5:30 p.m., March 28, USU Ballroom

The book series “A Song of Ice and Fire” and the associated TV show “Game of Thrones” takes place in a fantasy world with ice walls, fearsome medieval weapons, unpredictable seasons and dragons. Though a fictional world, many of the more fantastical aspects have a basis in science. Dr. Rebecca Thompson, head of public outreach for the American Physical Society, is touring the country talking about all the science George R.R. Martin managed to pack into his world.

CSUSM students: Free

Community: $10

Faculty/staff/alumni: $5

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