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Black History Month 2023: Black Resistance

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Nikole Hannah-Jones

In Conversation about The 1619 Project with Nikole Hannah-Jones

February 10th 3:00pm - Doors open at 2:30pm - Plaza Del Sol Performance Hall, USU
Sponsored by a Diversity & Equity Innovation Grant, the University Library and the Tom & Ethel Bradley Center

Join Pulitzer-Prize winner and The New York Times staff writer, Nikole Hannah-Jones, as she discusses her book, The 1619 Project, and how the legacy of slavery did not end with emancipation.

The year 1619 marked the beginning of American chattel slavery, where enslaved people from Africa were forcefully brought to the United States. The 1619 Project discusses the hidden truths about America’s founding and how the aftermath of slavery is still a part of contemporary life.

Hannah-Jones has dedicated her life to racial inequalities and injustices, earning multiple awards, including a Peabody Award and the MacArthur Fellowship. She is currently serving as the Knight Chair of Race and Journalism at Howard University, where she is founding the Center for Journalism and Democracy. She also was the co-founder of the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting.

Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to learn more with your CSUN community.

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The Cookies

A History of African American Resistance Through Music, featuring The Cookies

February 14, 2023 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm, Cypress Hall
Sponsored by the University Library, the Tom & Ethel Bradley Center, the CSUN Music Department, and the USU

The Cookies feature the extremely talented musical lineup of Maxayn Lewis, vocalist for the film Ma Rainey's Black Bottom; Bobby Watson, bassist for Rufus featuring Chaka Kahn and Michael Jackson’s “Rock with You;” Allen Hinds, guitarist for Randy Crawford and Cece Winans; and Donald Barnett, drummer for Toni Braxton and Lady Gaga. Their performance will provide an inspirational and funky evening of the structured yet improvisational and interactive ingredients of African American music developed in cotton fields, churches, juke joints, and nightclubs.

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Tara Pixley

Rebel Vision: Black Female and Non-Binary Photographers - a Photographic Presentation and Conversation with Tara Pixley

February 21st 1:00pm to 2:30pm - CSUN Black House

Photographer and scholar Tara Pixley will talk about how her work and that of other Black female and non-binary photographers charter alternative futures for critically-engaged photography that challenges colonialism, heteronormativity, and racism, making visible structural forms of violence and patriarchy. Pixley will be in conversation with the Bradley Center's director, José Luis Benavides, and archivist, Keith Rice.

Tara Pixley, Ph.D. is a queer, Jamaican-American photographer, filmmaker and media scholar based in Los Angeles, where she is an Associate Professor of Journalism at Loyola Marymount University. She is a 2022 Reynolds Journalism Fellow and 2022 Pulitzer Center Grantee, a 2021 IWMF NextGen Fellow, a 2020 awardee of the World Press Photo Solutions Visual Journalism Initiative and a 2016 Visiting Knight Fellow at Harvard University's Nieman Foundation for Journalism. Her writing and photography have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR, Newsweek, Allure, HuffPost, Nieman Reports, ESPN Magazine, and the Black Scholar, among many others. Her filmic and photographic work intersect with her scholarship and advocacy, each addressing the intersectionality of race, gender, class, visual rhetoric, and the potential for visual media to reimagine marginalized communities. She is on the Board of stock photo co-op Stocksy United and serves as Secretary of the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) Board. She is also a co-Founder and the current Director of Authority Collective — an organization dedicated to establishing equity in visual media — and she is currently working on a book chronicling the move to decolonize the visual journalism industry.

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Black History Month 2023 Virtual Book Display

We invite you to explore this virtual book display to celebrate Black History Month 2023. Included are digital books by accomplished writers, leaders, and scholars that highlight the journey and showcase numerous contributions of the Black experience.

Visit our Virtual Book Display