Past Events

2012

October 25, 2012

Richard Johnson III: Teaching College Students Communication Strategies for Effective Social Justice Advocacy

The Gleeson Library is pleased to welcome University of San Francisco Associate Professor Richard Greggory Johnson III, who will read from his most recent book on October 25 in the Donohue Rare Book Room. Professor Johnson teaches in the Department of Public and Nonprofit Administration in the School of Management where his focus is public policy and administration, focusing in the areas of social equity, human resources management, higher education management and qualitative research. Dr. Johnson has published several books, including Cultural Competence for Public Managers: Managing Diversity in Today’s World (CRC Press, 2012) and The Black Professorate: Negotiating a Habitable Space in the Academy (Peter Lang, 2011). His most recent title is Teaching College Students Communication Strategies for Effective Social Justice Advocacy (Peter Lang, 2012). Dr. Johnson’s research centers on social equity and human rights within public policy and administration, targeting issues of race, gender, sexual orientation and social class. The program begins at 5:00 on Thursday, October 25th in the Donohue Rare Book Room, located on the third floor of the Gleeson Library. Light refreshments will be served and books will be available for purchase. The program is free and open to the public. All are welcome to attend. For further information, please call (415) 422-2036.

5:00 pm, Gleeson Library, Rare Book Room

 

October 30, 2012

Race, Class, Gender and the 2012 Election

Panelists include Ronald Sundstrom, Philosophy, Libertarianism and Race, Corey Cook, Politics, White Nationalism and the Tea Party, Candice Harrison, History, Wooing the (White) Middle Class in U.S. History, Kathy Nasstrom, History, Gender and Sexual Politics, James Taylor, Politics, 2012: The Black Church, Vote Mobilization and Marriage Equality. Sponsored by African American Studies.

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Lone Mountain 100

 

November 7, 2012

Faculty Salon

Presenters: Candice Harrison, History: Democratizing the Market: Place, Power & Politics in Early Philadelphia. Taymiya Zaman, History, How to Lose a Language": Writing like an Academic and Being a Writer.4:00 pm - 5:30 pm, Rare Book Room, Gleeson/Geschke Center

Past Events

October 2, 2012

Diversity Resources at USF Open House
Diversity Minors
African American Studies
Asian American Studies
Chican@/Latin@ Studies
Ethnic Studies
Gender and Sexualities Studies

Learn about diversity classes that fulfill CORE & major requirements, how to minor in these areas and how these minors can benefit your professional careers and personal development.
The Cultural Centers
Intercultural Center
Gender and Sexuality Center

Learn about opportunities to explore your identity, develop your multicultural leadership skills, and how to help create more socially just communities

Refreshments will be provided. All are welcome. For more information please feel free to contact Dawn Lee Tu, Director of the Cultural Centers at dleetu@usfca.edu
11:30a-1:30pm, UC 4th Floor Lounge

September 28, 2012

Diversity Homegrown in California: Conflicts and Coalitions Across Difference 2nd Annual Critical Diversity Studies 2012 Forum

On Friday, September 28th in McLaren 250 - 252, the College of Arts & Sciences' Diversity Task Force will be presenting a forum"Homegrown in California" as part of the Dean’s Lecture Series. Speakers include:

Christine Chavez (Former political director of the United Farm Workers and granddaughter of Cesar Chavez). Frank Wu (Chancellor of UC Hastings Law School and author of Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White). Francisco Herrera (Cultural worker, Community Organizer, Singer / Songwriter with music related to social justice, immigration and globalization).

This annual event (the Fall 2011 Forum "Invisible Cities," focused on environmental justice and issues of diversity), will commemorate several historical events that inspired interethnic and interracial coalition building in our state, including the 50th anniversary of the UFW (United Farm Workers), the workers' union that emerged out of the collaboration of a variety of groups including Mexican and Filipino farm laborers and organizers; the 30th anniversary of the Vincent Chin murder that brought together Asian Americans as a pan-ethnic group, and the 20th anniversary of the LA riots which were triggered by the Rodney King verdict, and helped motivate communities to work with each other across ethnic, racial and linguistic lines. 

The tentative schedule of the forum is:

12:45-1:45 Discussion Tables: Bag lunch included, tables will be divided into themes with faculty/guest speakers leading discussion topics related to the forum. There will be a range of topics and optional readings for your classes if you are interested - please RSVP to EJ Jung (ejung@cs.usfca.edu) by Tues 9/11 if you plan on bringing your class.

2:00-2:15Transition to lecture room

2:15-2:25Introductions

2:25-2:50 Frank Wu (Chancellor of UC Hastings Law School and author of Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White) 

2:50-3:10 Francisco Herrera (Cultural worker, Community Organizer, Singer / Songwriter with music related to social justice, immigration and globalization) 

3:15-4:00 Christine Chavez (Civil Rights, Labor Equality, and Social Justice Advocate and granddaughter of Cesar Chavez)

4:00-4:15 Q&A  with DJ Marlino, Da Five Foota Funk on turntables Questions? Contact Co-Chairs Evelyn Rodriguez (erodriguez4@usfca.edu), Roberto Gutierrez Varea (varea@usfca.edu) or Evelyn Ho (eyho@usfca.edu)

McLaren 250-252, 12:45-4:15pm

2011

November 1, 2011

Diversity Resources at USF Open House
Diversity Minors
African American Studies
Asian American Studies
Chican@/Latin@ Studies
Ethnic Studies
Gender and Sexualities Studies

Learn about diversity classes that fulfill CORE & major requirements, how to minor in these areas and how these minors can benefit your professional careers and personal development.

The Cultural Centers
Intercultural Center
Gender and Sexuality Center

Learn about opportunities to explore your identity, develop your multicultural leadership skills, and how to help create more socially just communities
Refreshments will be provided. All are welcome. For more information please feel free to contact Dawn Lee Tu, Director of the Cultural Centers at dleetu@usfca.edu
11:30a-1:30pm, UC 4th Floor Lounge

 

September 16, 2011

Invisible Cities: A Forum on Racial, Economic, and Environmental Justice in America

This interdisciplinary forum will explore the critical intersections of class, race, gender, the environment, and justice. Faculty from Ethnic Studies, African American Studies, Asian American Studies, Center for Latino Studies in the Americas (CELASA), and Gender and Sexualities Studies have collaborated in the development of this program, and this effort is part of the College of Arts & Sciences Diversity Task Force. The forum will is open to to the entire university community.

 

The forum will feature the following presentations: 
DJ Marlino, "The Five Foota Funk", a 23-year veteran to the DJing game, brings an aggressive, hard hitting, head nodding, hands in the air, party rocking set to every dance floor or airwave he encounters. He has worked at WILD 94.9, was an On-Air Personality and Mixshow DJ at Jammin Z90.3 FM in San Diego and has opened up at several concerts for various artists such as Ice Cube, Westside Connection, Naughty By Nature, Xzibit, Destiny's Child, and many more, and has headlined specialty parties like the Maxim Party at the Harris Rincon Casino.

 

Anthony Khalil, Heron’s Head Park Naturalist and Tracy Zhu, former EcoCenter Program Manager will represent Literacy for Environmental Justice (LEJ) www.lejyouth.org. Their presentation titled “Open Space Equity and Environmental Justice in San Francisco” is designed to acknowledge the history and legacies of the environmental movement. They will critically address how discrepancies in open space access across the San Francisco landscape affect efforts to provide people of color and low-income communities a welcoming and inclusive arena to participate in the environmental movement. LEJ’s work will present the on-the-grounds solutions for creating a more inclusive arena for youth and the Bayview Hunter’s Point community. 

Steve Lerner is the Research Director at Commonweal www.commonweal.org, a nonprofit health and environmental research institute located in Bolinas, CA. Author of numerous books, his talk will focus on his most recent book, Sacrifice Zones: The Front Lines of Toxic Chemical Exposure in the United States (2010). Across the US, thousands of people, most of them in low-income or minority communities, live next to heavily polluting industrial sites. Lerner tells the stories of 12 communities that rose up to fight industries and military bases causing disproportionately high levels of chemicals. He argues that residents these sacrifice zones, tainted with chemical pollutants, need additional regulatory protections.

 

Paul Flores, pstojsavljevicflores@usfca.edu, is a published poet, playwright, novelist and nationally prominent spoken word artist. Flores' past performance projects have taken him from HBO's Def Poetry to Cuba, Mexico and El Salvador. He is the co-founder of Youth Speaks and currently teaches Hip-Hop Theater and Spoken Word at the University of San Francisco. Flores' plays include FEAR OF A BROWN PLANET directed by Tony Garcia, REPRESENTA! directed by Danny Hoch, YOU'RE GONNA CRY directed by Brian Freeman, and PLACAS directed by Michael John Garcés. Paul was recently named the San Francisco Weekly’s 2011 Best Politically Active Hip-Hop Performance Artist. 

Cinthya Muñoz is an immigrant rights organizer Causa Justa :: Just Cause, www.cjjc.org In 2009, St. Peter’s Housing Committee and Just Cause Oakland combined to create Causa Justa :: Just Cause, bringing together the organization’s respective work in the Latino community in San Francisco and the African American community in Oakland into a single, regional organization for racial and economic justice. Cinthya’s political involvement began in high school student, where she organized against the criminalization of young people of color by school officials and the police. She soon after became involved in the immigrant rights movement and was instrumental in organizing student walkouts, community forums and marches as part of the massive immigrant rights strikes of May 1, 2006. 

For more information, contact Evelyn Ho (eyho@usfca.edu) or Pamela Balls Organista (organistap@usfca.edu).

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Presentation Theater

 

April 11, 2011

Afghani Women's Rights Activist & Former Member of the Afghan Parliament: Malalai Joya

Joya

Malalai Joya, a women's rights activist, former member of the Afghan Parliament and author (A Woman Among Warlords) will be speaking on campus. The event is cosponsored by Gender & Sexualities Studies, the Department of Politics, and the School of Law.
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm, Maraschi Room Fromm Hall

 

March 7-10, 2011

10th Annual Global Women's Rights Forum

Global 2011

Annual series of lectures and events celebrating International Women's Day at USF. Sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good, Gender and Sexuality Studies, the President's Advisory Committee on the Status of Women, University Ministry, the School of Nursing, the Gender, Sexuality, Women's Resource Center, African American Studies, Communication Studies, Environmental Studies, History, Latin American Studies, Modern and Classical Languages, Politics, Sociology, Theology and Religious Studies, and the Global Fund for Women.

   

2010

November 17, 2010

Tea on the Axis of Evil

The filmTea on the Axis of Evil provides an intimate portrait of daily life in Syria through interviews with people from different parts of the religious and political spectrum. Following the screening, a panel discussion with filmmaker Jean Marie Offenbacher, Aysha Hidayatullah (Theology and Religious Studies), Annick T.R. Wibben (Politics & International Studies), and Stephen Zunes (Politics) was held, exploring whether the documentary managed to achieve its goal of promoting greater understanding between the U.S. and Syria, and if any film can foster this kind of awareness. Co-sponsored by BAIS, Film Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, History, Joan and Ralph Lane Center for Catholic Studies and Social Thought, MAIS, Media Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Peace and Justice Studies, Politics, Sociology, and Theology & Religious Studies.

April 15, 2010

Sacrifice

The Gender, Sexuality & Women's Student Resource Center (GSWSRC) hosts a screening of Sacrifice with a Q&A session to follow with the filmmaker, Ellen Bruno. Sacrifice is a story of child prostitutes from Burma.  Co-sponsored by Asian American Studies, International and Area Studies, and Gender and Sexuality Studies.
6:00 pm, Fromm Hall, Bermann Hall

March 8-11, 2010

 

9th Annual Global Women's Rights Forum

WomensRights2010

Annual series of lectures and events celebrating International Women's Day at USF. Sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good, Gender and Sexuality Studies, the President's Advisory Committee on the Status of Women, University Ministry, the School of Nursing, the Gender, Sexuality, Women's Resource Center, African American Studies, Communication Studies, Environmental Studies, History, Latin American Studies, Modern and Classical Languages, Politics, Sociology, Theology and Religious Studies, and the Global Fund for Women.


 

2009

March 2-5, 2009

8th Annual Global Women's Rights Forum

Annual series of lectures and events celebrating International Women's Day at USF. Sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good, Gender and Sexuality Studies, the President's Advisory Committee on the Status of Women, University Ministry, the School of Nursing, the Gender, Sexuality, Women's Resource Center, African American Studies, Communication Studies, Environmental Studies, History, Latin American Studies, Modern and Classical Languages, Politics, Sociology, Theology and Religious Studies, and the Global Fund for Women.

 

February 24-26, 2009

Human Rights Film Festival

  film festival

The University of San Francisco is hosting its annual Human Rights Film Festival. We believe in the power of film to educate about human rights violations and encourage citizens to take action. We know that committed citizens can help to stop these abuses. Sponsored by African Studies, Arts and Sciences, Office of the Dean, B.A. International Studies (BAIS), Center for Latino/a Studies in the Americas CELASA, Chican@/Latin@ Studies, Communication Studies, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Film Studies, Gender and Sexualities Studies, Gleeson Library/ Geschke Center, History, Human Rights Advocates, International and Multicultural Education, Joan and Ralph Lane Center for Catholic Studies and Social Thought, Latin American Studies, Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good, LGBT Caucus, M.A. International Studies (MAIS), Media Studies, M.S. in Environmental Management, Performing Arts and Social Justice, Politics, President’s Advisory Committee on the Status of Women, School of Law, Sociology, St. Ignatius Institute, Theology and Religious Studies, University Ministry.
USF Presentation Theater

2008

March 3-6, 2008

7th Annual Global Women's Rights Forum

Annual series of lectures and events celebrating International Women's Day at USF. Sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good, Gender and Sexuality Studies, the President's Advisory Committee on the Status of Women, University Ministry, the School of Nursing, the Gender, Sexuality, Women's Resource Center, African American Studies, Communication Studies, Environmental Studies, History, Latin American Studies, Modern and Classical Languages, Politics, Sociology, Theology and Religious Studies, and the Global Fund for Women.

2007

March 5-8, 2007

6th Annual Global Women's Rights Forum

WomensRights2007

Annual series of lectures and events celebrating International Women's Day at USF. Sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good, Gender and Sexuality Studies, the President's Advisory Committee on the Status of Women, University Ministry, the School of Nursing, the Gender, Sexuality, Women's Resource Center, African American Studies, Communication Studies, Environmental Studies, History, Latin American Studies, Modern and Classical Languages, Politics, Sociology, Theology and Religious Studies, and the Global Fund for Women.


2006

March 2-9, 2006 

5th Annual Global Women's Rights Forum

WomensRights2006

Annual series of lectures and events celebrating International Women's Day at USF. Sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good, Gender and Sexuality Studies, the President's Advisory Committee on the Status of Women, University Ministry, the School of Nursing, the Gender, Sexuality, Women's Resource Center, African American Studies, Communication Studies, Environmental Studies, History, Latin American Studies, Modern and Classical Languages, Politics, Sociology, Theology and Religious Studies, and the Global Fund for Women.


2005

March 2-5, 2005

 

4th Annual Global Women's Rights Forum

Annual series of lectures and events celebrating International Women's Day at USF. Sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good, Gender and Sexuality Studies, the President's Advisory Committee on the Status of Women, University Ministry, the School of Nursing, the Gender, Sexuality, Women's Resource Center, African American Studies, Communication Studies, Environmental Studies, History, Latin American Studies, Modern and Classical Languages, Politics, Sociology, Theology and Religious Studies, and the Global Fund for Women.

 

February 14, 2005

 

Towards Sexual Self-Determination: Female Sexuality in Historical Perspective

Guest speaker Estelle B. Freedman (Edgar E. Robinson Professor in U.S. History, Stanford University) is a U.S. historian specializing in women's history and feminist studies. Her books include No Turning Back: The History of Feminism and the Future of Women, Intimate Matters: A History of Sexuality in American, and Their Sisters' Keepers: Women's Prison Reform in America. Her longstanding research interests include the role of women in movements for social reform, including feminism and women's prison reform; the history of sexuality in the U.S., as well as lesbian history; and the history of sexual violence.
4:00 pm, UC 222