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Conversations On Diversity

The University Diversity Committee began presenting its speaker series in spring 2005. Presented three times per year (fall, winter and spring quarters), the COD sub-committee strives to bring three renowned speakers to campus on a specific topic of diversity, including but not limited to, race, ethnicity, religion, women's issues, gender and sexual orientation.

The lectures are typically held in early afternoon on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday in the Santos Manuel Student Union Events Center. They are offered free and are open to the public. Professors are encouraged to bring an entire class and at their own discretion, may offer credit to students for attending.

The invited speaker gives a 50-minute presentation with another 30 minutes for question-and-answer period, lasting about 1.5 hours.

Below are the Conversations on Diversity lecture presenters for present and past dates.

 

Save the Date

Portrait of Dolores Canales, and event information

Portrait of Dolores Canales, and event information – UDC Conversations on Diversity Presents: "Advancing Criminal Justice Reform: Through the Lens of Diverse, Lived Experiences"

 

Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Time: Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Location: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meet-up-join-DOLORES-CANALES

Dolores Canales, Director of Community Outreach The Bail Project

For accommodations and more information, please contact Twillea Evans-Carthen at (909) 537-3103.

Past Events

UDC Conversations on Diversity Presents:

"Pandemic and Privilege"

Nyle Fort, Minister, Organizer, and Scholar

COVID-19 is the deadliest pandemic in over a century. While the pandemic affects everyone it disproportionately harms black and brown communities. Racial inequality in heath, medical care, wealth, employment, housing, and incarceration all impact death and infection rates.

An activist committed to transformational justice, Nyle brings his national experience and international lens to his local work.

Based in Newark, New Jersey, Nyle Fort received a bachelor’s in English from Moorehouse College and a master’s degree in Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminar and a Ph.D student in Religion and African American Studies at Princeton University.

Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Time: Noon to 1:00 p.m.

https://www.csusb.edu/inside/article/530371/activist-explores-covid-19-and-its-effects-people-color-csusb-event  

For more information or accommodations, please visit www.csusb.edu/diversity-committee or contact Twillea Evans-Carthen at (909) 359-5029.

 

Conversations on Diversity

Winter Quarter 2020

“Understanding the Chinese Way of Communicating”

Presenter: Dr. Mary Fong
Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020
Noon-1:30 p.m.

In this talk, Mary Fong, Ph.D., Tuesday, will share both personal experiences and research on Chinese communication patterns, helping to decode and make sense of their cultural way of communicating.  She will also discuss and sign copies of her e-book memoir, Two Heart Nuts to Crack, which offers valuable insights into Chinese social interactions.

Fong is a professor of Communication Studies at CSUSB. She teaches intercultural communication, ethnography of communication, instructional communication, and spiritual communication.

Santos Manual Student Union Event Center

For more information or accommodations contact: Twillea Evans-Carthen at (909) 537-3103, diversity@csusb.edu

 

 

Conversations on Diversity

Fall Quarter 2019

"Confronting the Use of Native American Mascots in the 21st Century"

Presenter: Dr. Charlene Teters
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Noon-1:30 p.m.

Misperceptions of Native Americans become barriers, hindering their success in college and other domains. In this talk, Teters will share her experience with stereotypes as a Native American student, and how that experience propelled her into the national spotlight. She will also discuss her work as an activist, artist and educator for change.

Santos Manual Student Union Event Center

For more information or accommodations contact: Twillea Evans-Carthen at (909) 537-3103, diversity@csusb.edu

 

 

Conversations on Diversity

Spring Quarter 2019

"What Country Music Can Teach Us about Sex, Race, Class, and  Immigration in America"

Presenter: Dr. Nadine Hubbs
Thursday, May 2nd, 2019
Noon-1:30 p.m.

Nadine Hubbs is a historian, theorist, musicologist, and professor of women's studies and music, and faculty affiliate in American culture, at the University of Michigan. In her scholarship and teaching, Hubbs uses listening to uncover the powerful workings of gender and sexuality, class, race and immigration. She has published many essays on classical, country, and pop music topics, including Morrissey, 1970s disco, and Radiohead, and two award-winning books; The Queer Composition of America's Sound, and most recently, Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music. 

Santos Manual Student Union Event Center

For more information or accommodations contact: Twillea Evans-Carthen at (909) 537-3103, diversity@csusb.edu

 

 

Conversations on Diversity

Fall Quarter 2018

“Fighting Negative Stereotypes”

Presenter: Carmen Marron
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Noon-1:30 p.m.

Carmen Marron – one of 10 children of Mexican immigrants-is a self-taught writer, director, and producer who got her start in dance growing up in inner-city Chicago.  Her debut hip hop indie feature, “Go For It!” sold out at festivals coast to coast, won four Audience Awards, and was bought and distributed by Lionsgate in theaters across the US.  Carmen’s second film, “Endgame,” was released theatrically by AMC and premiered on HBO.  Her next movie, a women-empowering comedy, “Fairy Badmother,” is set to start pre-production in 2018.

Santos Manual Student Union Event Center

For more information or accommodations contact: Twillea Evans-Carthen at (909) 537-3103, diversity@csusb.edu

Conversations on Diversity

Spring Quarter 2018

"Humanizing War: The Experiences of Soldiers and Civilians During Conflict"

Presenter: Haider Newmani
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Noon-1:30 p.m.

Newmani was born under the rule of Saddam Hussein.  As a journalist, he witnessed several other conflicts throughout the Middle East & North Africa region.  Newmani witnessed the war from the perspective of soldiers, civilians, rebel fighters, and journalists, all while attending school as an undergraduate student.

CSUSB Performing Arts Auditorium, PA-102

For more information or accommodations contact: Twillea Evans-Carthen at (909) 537-3103, diversity@csusb.edu

 

Conversations on Diversity

Winter Quarter 2018

"The Movement"

Presenter: Ron Jones
Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018
Noon-1:30 p.m.

This theatrical production features EMMY Award winning actor Ron Jones. Jones plays multiple characters and takes the audience on a journey through the ever-changing face of the African American experience.

Santos Manual Student Union Event Center

For more information or accommodations contact: Twillea Evans-Carthen at (909) 537-3103, diversity@csusb.edu

 

Conversations on Diversity

Fall Quarter 2017

"Overcoming Obstacles"

Presenter: Mia St. John
Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017
Noon-1:30 p.m.

Mia St. John is a 5-time World and International Boxing Champion and first generation Mexican born in America. She founded the “El Saber Es Poder” Foundation to empower individuals suffering from mental illness, homelessness, addiction, and poverty by providing programs to better educate, inform and improve physical and mental health.

Santos Manual Student Union Event Center

For more information or accommodations contact: Twillea Evans-Carthen at (909) 537-3103, diversity@csusb.edu