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American Legion Post No. 710 Drill Team at Court & E Streets in Downtown SB. 1948. Photo by Henry Hooks, courtesy of San Bernardino County Museum.
February 25, 2021

The John M. Pfau Library will work with Jennifer Tilton, professor of race and ethnic studies at the University of Redlands, to reinvigorate the “Bridges that Carried Us Over” project, which documents the presence and contributions of the African American community in the Inland Empire.

The PBS documentary, “Slavery by Another Name,” will be screened and followed by discussion led by Marc Robinson, CSUSB assistant professor of history, when the next Conversations on Race and Policing convenes virtually on Wednesday, Feb. 24.
February 22, 2021

The film and discussion at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, will focus on when African American men, “often guilty of no crime at all, were arrested, compelled to work without pay, repeatedly bought and sold, and coerced to do the bidding of masters … well into the 20th century.”

Youth from the Florencia barrio of South Central Los Angeles arrive at Belvedere Park for La Marcha Por La Justicia, January 31, 1971. Photo: Luis C. Garza. Courtesy of the photographer and the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center. From the “Set the Night on Fire: L.A. in the Sixties” website.
February 15, 2021

The presentation, “Set the Night on Fire: L.A. in the Sixties,” which takes its title from the book by guest speakers Mike Davis and Jon Wiener, will be livestreamed on Zoom beginning at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17.

Project Rebound is a network of programs that operate on 14 CSU campuses, including Cal State San Bernardino, with its administrative headquarters at Cal State Fullerton. The consortium supports formerly incarcerated individuals seeking to complete their college education by offering them assistance with admissions, advising, counseling, tutoring, computer literacy, mentorship, employment, housing, transportation, food security, and legal services.
February 8, 2021

“Project Rebound: Transforming Lives, Rebuilding Futures,” will be livestreamed on Zoom beginning at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10.

 Library continues to accept submissions for ‘Documenting the CSUSB COVID-19 Experience’
February 3, 2021

The John M. Pfau Library and University Archives encourages members of the campus community to document their personal experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic and contribute their stories to the University Archives.

New York City police officers. Current approaches to policing will be discussed at the Feb. 3 program, which will take place on Zoom. Photo: Alex Proimos/Wikimedia Commons
February 1, 2021

The program, presented by Michael Sierra-Arévalo, an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin will be livestreamed on Zoom beginning at 3 p.m.

The panel presentation, “Contrasting Police Responses: BLM and MAGA,” will take place 3 p.m. Wednesday on Zoom.
January 24, 2021

Set for 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, on Zoom, “Contrasting Police Responses: BLM and MAGA” will feature Shaila Dewan of The New York Times; Kurtis Lee of the Los Angeles Times; Michael German of the Brennan Center for Justice’s Liberty & National Security Program; and Tina Nguyen of Politico.

4th annual Comic/Zine Expo and Career Expo
December 14, 2020

Update: Due to impacts of the ongoing pandemic, the Pfau Library's 4th Annual Comic/Zine Expo and Career Workshop, scheduled for Feb. 18 has been postponed until February 2022.

An illustration of a sign outside a ‘sundown town.’ focus of next Conversations on Race and Policing
December 7, 2020

The history of communities where people of color were essentially excluded will be the topic of the next Conversations on Race and Policing, set for 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9.