A diverse calendar of programming is scheduled to run through the entire month of February.
Events in the Library
February 21, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Jack & Florence Ferman Presentation Room
The Oviatt Library invites students, faculty, staff and the community to attend a panel discussion about justice and safety in the CSUs. CSUN Chicana/o Studies professor, Dr. Martha Escobar will moderate the panel discussion.
- Charmaine Lawson (panelist)
- Saharra White (panelist)
- Justin Andrew Marks (panelist)
- Dr. William Watkins (panelist)
- Dr. Martha Escobar (moderator)
- Malik Campbell (panelist)
As part of our Black History Month programming, the Oviatt Library invites students, faculty, staff and the community to attend an intimate and important discussion about justice and safety for black students in the CSUs. We will be highlighting the stories of two CSU students, Quinten Thomas and Josiah Lawson, and how their families and communities are fighting to bring justice to their cases. We will also provide an open forum to discuss ways in which students can advocate for their own safety and that of their peers.
Empty Your Pockets, Show Me Your Papers: Building Student Trust on Campus
February 28, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Jack & Florence Ferman Presentation Room
“Empty your pockets and show me your papers” are words that may unfortunately resonate with many of the black and brown students on our campus. Hate speech and threats scrawled on walls and left behind for others to find have increased the tension across campus. College campuses should be safe spaces for all students to learn and grow but as a microcosm of our society many of the injustices perpetuated in the surrounding community find their way onto our campuses. Students, faculty and staff are invited to join us for a frank and open discussion about student safety on campus and in the surrounding community. Our speakers panel will include student activists/leaders, police officers and the Dean of Students.
Black History Month Videos, Slideshows, Book Display & more
Come check out our Media Wall in the ASRS Viewing Room, Main Floor, East Wing of the Oviatt Library
The Oviatt Library will be running a schedule of digital exhibits and videos on our Media Wall, located in the ASRS Viewing Room,
- 50 Years of Photographic History Slideshow
- Why does Black History Matter?
- What is Black?
- Black History Month Hall of Fame
- I Have a Dream Speech
- Loren Miller Slideshow
Other Videos and Podcasts
- Why Does Black History Matter? (Youtube)
- Killed by the LASD: Quinten Thomas (Youtube)
- Unsolved Hate: Arcata (Youtube)
- Stronger Together - Special Episode: A conversation with Charmaine Lawson about #Justice4Josiah (Podcast)
Looking for some great books for Black History Month?
See our Book Display in the Learning Commons.
Check out the Tom & Ethel Bradley Center's rich collection of photographs documenting 20th-century African American history in Southern California
Black History Month Events
Friday, February 1, 2019
11:00am - 1:00pm
Flintridge Room (University Student Union)
Black History Month Kickoff Legacy Lecture featuring Leslie Small, Ph.D. (Director, Producer, Intellectual) -- This is a free event.
The Fannie Lou Hamer Story; "I'm Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired"
Monday, February 18, 2019
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Plaza Del Sol Performance Hall (University Student Union)
A one woman play written and performed by Mzuri Aimbaye. This is a free event. RSVP at: https://www.csun.edu/csbs/fannie-lou-hamer-story
Life after Athletics
Monday, February 25, 2019
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Grand Salon (University Student Union)
Student Athlete Alumni Panel "Dream More Than Once." This is a free event. RSVP for tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/life-after-athletics-dream-more-than-once-tickets-55542394798
Parking is $8.00. For more information about parking please see Visitor Information.
To arrange assistance for persons with disabilities, including interpreters for deaf and hard of hearing persons, please call (818) 677-2638 in advance of the event.