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CSUSB professor named to advising group for THRIVE! Uplifting Theatres of Color Initiative
American Theatre
March 10, 2022

Andre Harrington, professor of design in the theatre arts department at Cal State San Bernardino, is a member of the advisory circle that will work with the Theatre Communications Group (TCG), which has announced the launch of the initiative THRIVE! Uplifting Theatres of Color. TCG will work with the advisory circle of BIPOC representatives to provide unrestricted funds for Black theatres, Indigenous theatres, and theatres of color (BITOC) based in the U.S. The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation has provided $1,635,000 in financial support for the initiative.

Read the complete article at “TCG launches THRIVE! Uplifting Theatres of Color Initiative

CSUSB comments on rise of white nationalist Hispanics
March 10, 2022

Nick Fuentes, identified as a "white supremacist" in U.S. Justice Department filings, made headlines last week for hosting a white nationalist conference in Florida. His father is also half Mexican American. Fuentes is part of a small but increasingly visible number of far-right provocateurs with Hispanic backgrounds who spread racist, anti-Semitic messages.

Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino, said in an interview that the trend is "part of the mutation that takes place as the racist fringe tries to become more mainstream."

Read the complete article at “The rise of white nationalist Hispanics.”

CSUSB professor writes on ‘Loneliness and Our Singular Pursuit of More’
Psychology Today
March 9, 2022

In the blog “The Art of Living Free,” Anthony Silard, CSUSB associate professor of public administration, wrote, in part, “Thirty years ago, we never would have imagined we could see a video on just about anything we want, be in contact with people from all over the globe, think of a book we want to read or a song we want to hear and then—within seconds—read or listen to it.

“We would have been incredulous were we told that one day we would throw away our encyclopedias and have all the same information they once contained—at our fingertips 24-7, more easily accessible, at no apparent cost whatsoever.

The Internet is so amazing, in fact, that we have each become like a kid who has taken up permanent residence in a candy store. We just can’t get enough.

“My fear, again, is that a whole generation of people will miss out on real life because they can never quench their voracious hunger to consume from the digital trough.”

Read the complete article at “Loneliness and Our Singular Pursuit of More.”

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