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  • Past / Personal: Examining Oral History Narratives


    August 30, 2021 to July 15, 2022

    Oral histories are intentionally-created sources that document personal experiences of the past. For several decades CSUN students, faculty, and others have conducted oral history interviews with individuals who lived through significant historical events, participated in social movements, or experienced cultural trends...

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  • Los Angeles: On Film and On Record


    August 22, 2020 to July 30, 2021

    Los Angeles exists in our collective cultural imagination, heavily influenced by depictions of the city on film, though it is also a place of brick and mortar; adobe and asphalt. Los Angeles: On Film and On Record is an online journey through film and archives. It examines a number of popular films that feature the City of Angels within the storyline, setting, or both, and compares...

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  • Right of Way: Justice and Equity in the Growth of Los Angeles

    University Library Exhibit Gallery

    August 15, 2019 to July 31, 2020

    The environmental justice movement sees people of color, people of low socioeconomic status, indigenous peoples, immigrant populations, LGBTQ communities, and other marginalized groups as being disproportionately burdened by the presence and effects of ecologically harmful infrastructures like landfills, factories....

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  • What She Said: 100 Years of Women's Civic and Community Engagement

    University Library Exhibit Gallery

    August 31, 2018 to July 31, 2019

    Civic engagement, or advocacy on behalf of the public, has long been a critical component of American life. While American women have been involved in public life for centuries, their early engagement was typically via male relatives. It was not until the 19th century that women truly entered the public sphere, engaging in public discourse around specific issues as a bloc. While these early actions helped women learn the power of civic participation, the 19th and early 20th century's suffrage movement, in which women engaged in advocacy and activism...

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