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+ - 2019-2020 Events

International Education Week

Nov. 18-22, 2019 

Presented by the Center for Global Education

International Education Week (IEW), November 18-22, 2019, is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.


Dodge College Diversity Community Cafe  

Nov. 18, 2019 | 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. | Marion Knotts Studio 121

Have ideas for how Dodge could improve its commitment to diversity and inclusion? Have issues with things said in the classroom? Want to start making a chance and have your voice heard? if so, please come to the Dodge Diversity Community Cafe where we will create an open dialogue among students, professors, and staff from Dodge about important issues that will encourage students, professors, and staff to work together to create lasting change impacting marginalized communities in Dodge classrooms. This event is open to all students, faculty, and staff members, and lunch will be provided. RSVP here. 


Schmid College Diversity Community Cafe  

Nov. 14, 2019 | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Keck Center 308

Have ideas for how Schmid could improve its commitment to diversity and inclusion? Have issues with things said in the classroom? Want to start making a chance and have your voice heard? if so, please come to the Schmid Diversity Community Cafe where we will create an open dialogue among students, professors, and staff from Schmid about important issues that will encourage students, professors, and staff to work together to create lasting change impacting marginalized communities in Schmid classrooms. This event is open to all students, faculty, and staff members, and lunch will be provided. RSVP here. 


CoPA Diversity Community Cafe  

Nov. 8, 2019 | 12 - 1:30 p.m. | Moulton Hall 230

Have ideas for how CoPA could improve its commitment to diversity and inclusion? Have issues with things said in the classroom? Want to start making a chance and have your voice heard? if so, please come to the CoPA Diversity Community Cafe where we will create an open dialogue among students, professors, and staff from CoPA about important issues that will encourage students, professors, and staff to work together to create lasting change impacting marginalized communities in CoPA classrooms. This event is open to all students, faculty, and staff members, and lunch will be provided. RSVP here. 


Menu for the Future - Orange Campus 

Nov. 8, 2019 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Argyros Forum 209C

An open discussion about food justice and food insecurity based on cultural and socioeconomic factors from both a global and local perspective. Sponsored by Facilities Management. RSVP here for Menu for the Future. Contact Mackenzie Crigger at crigger@chapman.edu with any questions.


Open Forum: Curriculum Task Force

Nov. 6, 2019 | 12-1 p.m. | Argyros Forum 209C

The Chapman Diversity Project endeavors to bring students, staff, faculty, administrators, alumni, community members, and trustees together for meaningful dialogue focused on developing strategic priorities and recommendations for diversity and inclusion at Chapman.

The Open Forum event will allow new and current members the opportunity to participate in a larger conversation of ideas, concerns, and recommendations for the particular advisory group or task force.

Food will be provided. To RSVP, please click here. 


Tunnel of Oppression 

Daily from November 5 - November 7 | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Argyros Forum 119A

Tunnel of Oppression is a nationally recognized guided program that utilizes personal stories and small group dialogues to build awareness about oppression. Attendees will be self-guided through the “tunnel”, viewing photos, articles, interactive activities and other informative pieces along the way depicting marginalized peoples and how they have been impacted by various forms of oppression. We invite you to engage in the discussion regarding Ableism, Ageism, Classism, Colonialism, Colorism, Genderism, Racism, and Sexism.


First-Gen Week Breakfast

Nov. 4, 2019 | 9 - 11 a.m. | Argyros Forum Student Union Stage

Stop by for breakfast to kick off first-gen week!


Chapman Community Book Club - The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border 

Oct. 31, 2019 | 12 - 1:30 p.m. | Leatherby Libraries B3

In collaboration with the series LA FRONTERA - THE BORDER: An Interdisciplinary Examination, co-sponsored by the Wilkinson College, Office of the Provost, and Chapman University Art Collections, the Leatherby Libraries invites you to participate in a book club on The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border. The author, Francisco Cantú, will give the keynote address at the series conference in November 2019. Join us as we engage in discussions about borders inspired by the book that won the 2019 Los Angeles Times Book Award.


Winning the Vote: World War I and the American Suffrage Movement A Talk by Lynn Dumneil, Ph.D. 

Oct. 30, 2019 | 6 - 8 p.m. | Leatherby Libraries B3

After the ratification of the 19th amendment in 1920, Carrie Chapman Catt reflected that the war had made suffrage possible.  Was World War I pivotal in winning the vote for women?  Historian Lynn Dumenil will discuss the dramatically different approaches of the two key suffrage organizations -- the National American Woman Suffrage  Association and the Woman's Party -- and explore the ways in which World War I prompted new conceptions of citizenship and political activism for women.


Chapman CARES Clothesline Project

Oct. 30, 2019 | 8 a.m - 4 p.m. | Attallah Piazza

The Chapman CARES Clothesline Project was started in 1995 and continues to this day.  This project is a visual depiction of the interpersonal and sexual violence that has become a hidden epidemic in our world.  All Chapman community members are invited to take part. 


The Future is Fluid: A Talk with Trans and Gender Non Conforming Advocates

Oct. 23, 2019 | 4-5:15 p.m. | Argyros Forum 205

Our guests will explore how their lives have been shaped as trans and gender nonconforming advocates and provide insight as to how gender, race, and other intersecting identities have affected their experiences. Our conversation will also explore how these experiences converge, diverge, and as well as provide the basis for activism. Free to attend. 


Open Forum: Advisory Group on the Status of International Communities

Oct. 23, 2019 | 12-1 p.m. | Argyros Forum 209A

The Chapman Diversity Project endeavors to bring students, staff, faculty, administrators, alumni, community members, and trustees together for meaningful dialogue focused on developing strategic priorities and recommendations for diversity and inclusion at Chapman.

The Open Forum event will allow new and current members the opportunity to participate in a larger conversation of ideas, concerns, and recommendations for the particular advisory group or task force.

Food will be provided. To RSVP, please click here. 


Mostly Blues Festival

Oct. 12, 2019

Come out to Aitken Arts Plaza, on Musco Center’s front lawn, for some live Memphis Soul from Booker T (Green Onions), The Iguanas’ fusion of rhythms from New Orleans and Mexico, and the incredibly talented Aki Kumar, who left Mumbai to become a Silicon Valley Software engineer, and is now gaining a following for his mixture of Bollywood-pop and blues at the Mostly Blues Festival.  For a free, fun, music-filled afternoon, pack a picnic and bring the family to join us! (Reservations are strongly recommended, but not necessary.)


Open Forum: Advisory Group on the Status of People of Color

Oct. 8, 2019 | 12-1 p.m. | Argyros Forum 209A

The Chapman Diversity Project endeavors to bring students, staff, faculty, administrators, alumni, community members, and trustees together for meaningful dialogue focused on developing strategic priorities and recommendations for diversity and inclusion at Chapman.

The Open Forum event will allow new and current members the opportunity to participate in a larger conversation of ideas, concerns, and recommendations for the particular advisory group or task force.

Food will be provided. To RSVP, please click here. 


Chapman Family Homecoming

Oct. 4-5, 2019

This weekend is packed with community-wide events and activities to celebrate all things Chapman.  It's a jam-packed weekend with something for everyone!  

ALUMNI -- you'll get a great big WELCOME HOME and have many ways in which you can connect with old friends...and make some new Panther Pals!

PARENTS and FAMILIES -- what a great time to see your Chapman Student and make sure that he/she has settled into to the new school year well!

No matter your connection...Chapman Family Homecoming is a GREAT TIME to be a PANTHER! 


Lysistrata

Oct. 3-5, 2019 

Attend Lysistrata, a political comedy that focuses on an Athenian housewife who, with the help of the women of Greece, tries to put an end to the Peloponnesian War.  Will her radical plan be enough to accomplish what politicians could not and bring peace to Greece?


Attend the 2019 Busan International Film Festival

Oct. 3-11, 2019 

Attend the 24th Busan International Film Festival in the beautiful port city of Busan in South Korea, October 3 – 11, 2019. The cost for this 7-day trip is estimated at $2,400 and includes airfare, lodging, and your own accreditation badge to see the films.

Destination: Busan, South Korea
Travel Dates: October 3 – 11, 2019
Estimated Cost: $2,400
Contact Sora Kim: sorakim@chapman.edu or visit www.biff.kr for more information


Open Forum: Advisory Group on the Status of Military Affiliates                                                                          

Oct. 3, 2019 | 12-1 p.m. | Argyros Forum 209A

The Chapman Diversity Project endeavors to bring students, staff, faculty, administrators, alumni, community members, and trustees together for meaningful dialogue focused on developing strategic priorities and recommendations for diversity and inclusion at Chapman.

The Open Forum event will allow new and current members the opportunity to participate in a larger conversation of ideas, concerns, and recommendations for the particular advisory group or task force.

Food will be provided. To RSVP, please click here. 


Open Forum: Advisory Group on the Status of LGBTQIA+ Communities

Oct. 2, 2019 | 12-1 p.m. | Wilkinson Founders Chapel 103, Fish Interfaith Center

The Chapman Diversity Project endeavors to bring students, staff, faculty, administrators, alumni, community members, and trustees together for meaningful dialogue focused on developing strategic priorities and recommendations for diversity and inclusion at Chapman.

The Open Forum event will allow new and current members the opportunity to participate in a larger conversation of ideas, concerns, and recommendations for the particular advisory group or task force.

Food will be provided. To RSVP, please click here. 


LGBTQIA+ Heritage Month Kickoff

Oct. 1, 2019 | 5-7:30 p.m. | Argyros Forum Student Union Stage

This event will Ideally take place on October 1st at the AF student union stage in the student union (stage) for a fun night of food, speakers, and student performances for those who identify with the LGBT community and beyond. 


Undocumented Students Conference 

Sept. 28, 2019 | 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. | Argyros Forum 

We will be holding a series of workshops and panels that touch on various topics that impact undocumented students and their families in higher education. The purpose of having this conference is to open our campus to having these important conversations, to make higher ed accessible to our communities, to help our families understand the legal, financial, and wellness components of pursuing a degree as an undocumented student, and to become knowledgeable on resources available to these students and their families.


Open Forum: Advisory Group on the Status of Faith, Spirituality, & Secularism

Sept. 26, 2019 | 12-1 p.m. | Argyros Forum 209A

The Chapman Diversity Project endeavors to bring students, staff, faculty, administrators, alumni, community members, and trustees together for meaningful dialogue focused on developing strategic priorities and recommendations for diversity and inclusion at Chapman.

The Open Forum event will allow new and current members the opportunity to participate in a larger conversation of ideas, concerns, and recommendations for the particular advisory group or task force.

Food will be provided. To RSVP, please click here. 


The Border Door Performance, Artivism and Contemporary U.S. Latina/o and Latin American Art History

Sept. 25, 2019 | 7-8 p.m. | Argyros Forum 201, The Charles and Nora Hester Faculty Senate Boardroom

 "The Border Door Performance, Artivism and Contemporary U.S. Latina/o and Latin American Art History," a lecture by Dr. Guisela Latorre of the University of Ohio. Argyros Forum, The Charles and Nora Hester Faculty Senate Boardroom in Room 201.


Open Forum: Advisory Group on the Status of Women

Sept. 25, 2019 | 12-1 p.m. | Argyros Forum 209C

The Chapman Diversity Project endeavors to bring students, staff, faculty, administrators, alumni, community members, and trustees together for meaningful dialogue focused on developing strategic priorities and recommendations for diversity and inclusion at Chapman.

The Open Forum event will allow new and current members the opportunity to participate in a larger conversation of ideas, concerns, and recommendations for the particular advisory group or task force.

Food will be provided. To RSVP, please click here. 


Words of Memory and Hope: Young Writers' Diaries of the Holocaust

Sept. 24, 2019 | 7-9 p.m. | Memorial Hall Auditorium

"Words of Memory and Hope: Young Writers' Diaries of the Holocaust" with Alexandra Zapruder and Holocaust survivor, Peter Feigl. Courtesy of the Barry and Phyllis Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education. Memorial Hall Auditorium. 


Documenting the Border

Sept. 19, 2019 | 4-6 p.m. | Beckman Hall, Room 404

"Documenting the Border," a panel discussion with journalists - Joe Matthews (Zócalo Public Square), Gustavo Arellano (Los Angeles Times), A.C. Thompson (ProPublica), and Dr. Maytha Alhassen (Chapman University Peace Studies Department) - concerning the media coverage of the US/Mexico Border. Beckman Hall, Room 404


International Day of Peace & Social Justice BBQ

Sept. 19, 2019 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Wallace Chapel, Fish Interfaith Center Courtyard

International Day of Peace/Social Justice BBQ with Scholar-Artist-Activists from the Borderclick Project courtesy of the Peace Studies Department, College of Educational Studies, Civic Engagement Initiatives, and University Program Board. Wallace All-Faiths Chapel and Fish Interfaith Courtyard.  


Open Forum: Advisory Group on the Status of Disability & Accessibility

Sept. 18, 2019 | 12-1 p.m. | Argyros Forum 209C

The Chapman Diversity Project endeavors to bring students, staff, faculty, administrators, alumni, community members, and trustees together for meaningful dialogue focused on developing strategic priorities and recommendations for diversity and inclusion at Chapman.

The Open Forum event will allow new and current members the opportunity to participate in a larger conversation of ideas, concerns, and recommendations for the particular advisory group or task force.

Food will be provided. To RSVP, please click here. 


"Weapons of Spirit" Screening 

Sept. 17, 2019 | 7-9 p.m. | Memorial Hall Auditorium

Screening of 30th Anniversary Remastered Edition "Weapons of Spirit" followed by discussion with filmmaker Pierre Sauvage and Dr. Lisa Leitz. Courtesy of the Barry and Phyllis Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education. Memorial Hall Auditorium. 


Chapman Diversity Project Student Resource Fair 

Sept. 16, 2019 | 6 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. | Argyros Forum 304, Cross-Cultural Center Lounge

Are you interested in campus-related activism and building your resume? Stop by the Chapman Diversity Project: Student Resource Fair to learn more about CDP, meet members from the 10 different groups, hear about the exciting projects each group is working on, and how you can make a difference on campus!

Free food and refreshments provided!


Study Abroad Fair 

Sept. 16, 2019 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Attallah Piazza

The Fall 2019 Study Abroad Fair, will feature programs from around the globe at the Attallah Piazza. Staff from the Center for Global Education, Chapman faculty, and representatives from various departments on campus and overseas institutions will be present to answer your questions and help you to plan your journey abroad. Students who attend can enter a raffle and win a $150 STA Travel voucher!


Chapman Family Night at LA Angels

Sept. 13, 2019 | 5 p.m. | Angel Stadium 

The Chapman Tailgate Zone will feature games, give-aways, and music along with photo ops with Pete the Panther and members from the Chapman Cheer Squad! Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
 
Our men’s baseball team will also be recognized for their national championship win on the field before the game. Be sure to be there to cheer them on!
 
Your ticket is also valid to receive one of this year’s exclusive baseball caps, which has been co-branded with Chapman Panthers and LA Angels Baseball. Follow the instructions on the ticketing website to collect your hat.
 
5:00pm - Chapman Tailgate 
7:07pm - Game Begins
 
Buy your tickets today!
Seats are limited!

A Photographer in the World: Harry Mattison on Borders

Sept. 11, 2019 | 7-8 p.m. | AF 201

Courtesy of Creative Writing and the Presidential Fellowship of Carolyn Forché. 


BorderClick: Tijuana/San Diego

Sept. 4, 2019 - Jan. 15, 2019 | Henley Galleria, Argyros Forum, Second Floor

"Borderclick Tijuana/San Diego is a photography exhibit by transborder individuals that aims to give lyrical visual representation to transfronterizx life. By capturing feelings, memories and experiences living between two cultures and nations—Mexico and the United States – these images bring an authentic and honest challenge to the common stereotypes of “border-crossers.”


Celebrate the Opening of La Frontera - The Border of Art Exhibitions

Sept. 4, 2019 | 5-7 p.m.

Attend the 24th Busan International Film Festival in the beautiful port city of Busan in South Korea, October 3 – 11, 2019. The cost for this 7-day trip is estimated at $2,400 and includes airfare, lodging, and your own accreditation badge to see the films.

+ - 2018-2019 Events

Heartbeat of Mexico - Free Outdoor Festival

May 26, 2019 | 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. | Aitken Arts Plaza

Presented by the Musco Center in association with Chapman's Latinx Staff and Faculty Forum

A grand fiesta” (OC Register) returns to Orange County with the fourth annual Heartbeat of Mexico festival. Last year’s gathering drew more than 6,500 people to the Musco Center for the Arts and Aitken Arts Plaza at Chapman University over Memorial Day weekend in a gathering of Mexican culture


Big Ideas: Culture and Conversation Series (Revolutionary Subjects in Action: Chicanx and Mexican Women Activists Share Their Stories of Hope and Struggle)

May 21, 2019 | 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. | Centro Comunitario de Educación

Sponsored by the Latinx Staff and Faculty Forum, Musco Center for the Arts, and Leatherby Libraries 

Big Ideas is a free, public lecture series exploring the depths of Mexican and Mexican-American culture by top academics in the fields of Mexican Studies, Religious Studies, and Music, leading to the Heartbeat of Mexico festival at Chapman University from May 23–26, 2019.

Dr. Lilia Monzó will do a brief introduction about what constitutes a revolutionary subject and that they are made not born. This is followed by a panel of Mexican and Chicanx women who exemplify activism inspired by hope. The panel includes: Martha Sánchez, Marisol Ramírez, and Cheyenne Reynoso.


Big Ideas: Culture and Conversation Series (The Art of Hernando Villa: Lecture and Opening Reception)

May 16, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Hilbert Museum

Sponsored by the Latinx Staff and Faculty Forum, Musco Center for the Arts, and Leatherby Libraries 

Big Ideas is a free, public lecture series exploring the depths of Mexican and Mexican-American culture by top academics in the fields of Mexican Studies, Religious Studies, and Music, leading to the Heartbeat of Mexico festival at Chapman University from May 23–26, 2019.

Hernando Villa (1881-1952) was a very important California artist. The son of immigrants to Los Angeles from Baja California, he studied art in L.A., England and Germany, and specialized in paintings of the Old West and romantic Old California.  He worked for 40 years as a commercial artist for the Santa Fe Railroad, creating their famous “Chief” emblem.  La Mancha Gallery founder Omar Holguin illuminates the life and work of this iconic California painter, in conjunction with the Hilbert Museum’s pop-up exhibition featuring six of Villa’s outstanding paintings.


Big Ideas: Culture and Conversation Series (Are we Capable of Dancing on our Own Accord? The Jaranerx Movement and the Critical Pedagogy of Community)

May 10, 2019 | 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. | Centro Comunitario de Educación

Sponsored by the Latinx Staff and Faculty Forum, Musco Center for the Arts, and Leatherby Libraries 

Big Ideas is a free, public lecture series exploring the depths of Mexican and Mexican-American culture by top academics in the fields of Mexican Studies, Religious Studies, and Music, leading to the Heartbeat of Mexico festival at Chapman University from May 23–26, 2019.

This interactive workshop will look at the ways Son Jarocho, also known as Musica de Cuerdas, has engaged the cultural production of poetry, music, dance, and community ceremony, to express the economic, political, and social realities of the Mexican and Chicanx communities. The poetry sung within these community ceremonies, known as Fandangos/ Huapangos, express through cultural form, our identities, our relationships, our communities, and our context. This workshop will explore the radical ways these expressive mediums have been used as critical pedagogies within a US context. Son Jarocho or Música de Cuerdas creates spaces where community can come together to express their passion for music, cultural autonomy, movement and counter-culture. This workshop will provide context about the movimiento Jaranerx, and will be an opportunity for participants to engage with and practice son jarocho rhythms and zapateado.


Big Ideas: Culture and Conversation Series (Specters of Belonging: The Political Life Cycle of Mexican Immigrants)

May 9, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Leatherby Libraries B3 - Center for American War Letters

Sponsored by the Latinx Staff and Faculty Forum, Musco Center for the Arts, and Leatherby Libraries 

Big Ideas is a free, public lecture series exploring the depths of Mexican and Mexican-American culture by top academics in the fields of Mexican Studies, Religious Studies, and Music, leading to the Heartbeat of Mexico festival at Chapman University from May 23–26, 2019.

In this talk, Dr. Adrián Félix examines the political lives (and deaths) of Mexican migrants. Tracing transnationalism across the different stages of the migrant political life cycle – beginning with the so-called political baptism of naturalization and ending with the practice by which migrant bodies are repatriated to Mexico for burial after death – Félix reveals the varied ways in which Mexican transnational subjects practice citizenship in the United States as well as Mexico.


Big Ideas: Culture and Conversation Series (Lunada Poética Y Artística: International Literary Circle Arymex)

May 3, 2019 | 5:00 p.m. -6:30 p.m. | Centro Comunitario de Educación

Sponsored by the Latinx Staff and Faculty Forum, Musco Center for the Arts, and Leatherby Libraries 

Big Ideas is a free, public lecture series exploring the depths of Mexican and Mexican-American culture by top academics in the fields of Mexican Studies, Religious Studies, and Music, leading to the Heartbeat of Mexico festival at Chapman University from May 23–26, 2019.

Under the direction of the poet Maricela Loaeza, this local Orange and LA group of Latino writers and artists will feature their Lunada Poética y Artística where they will share their writing and artistic perspectives, on poetry, short stories and novels and other art forms.


Big Ideas: Culture and Conversation Series (Mariachi Beyond North America)

May 1, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Leatherby Libraries B3 - Center for American War Letters

Sponsored by the Latinx Staff and Faculty Forum, Musco Center for the Arts, and Leatherby Libraries 

Big Ideas is a free, public lecture series exploring the depths of Mexican and Mexican-American culture by top academics in the fields of Mexican Studies, Religious Studies, and Music, leading to the Heartbeat of Mexico festival at Chapman University from May 23–26, 2019.

Dr. Vallejo’s primary research focuses on a hemispheric approach to Amerindian studies. Her secondary research areas are mariachi music performed outside of Mexico and the United States; and integrating ethnomusicological approaches into K-12 music programs. She has conducted fieldwork in Ecuador, Mexico, Cuba, Colombia, Spain, the United States, Canada, and the Hotinonshón:ni territories. Jessie has presented her research across California and the United States, as well as in Limerick (Ireland), Guayaquil (Ecuador), Astana (Kazakhstan), St. John’s (Newfoundland, Canada), and Mexico City.


4th Annual Education and Ethnic Studies Summit

April 27, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Sandhu Conference Room D

Sponsored by the Attallah College of Educational Studies

The 4th Annual Education & Ethnic Studies Summit will explore the power of community and how to advance the Ethnic Studies movement toward sustained educational policy. For more information, contact ethnicstudiessummit@gmail.com


Interfaith Awareness Workshop for Staff & Faculty

April 26, 2019 | 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Wilkinson Founders Chapel, Fish Interfaith Center

Sponsored by the Fish Interfaith Center

We live in a world of great religious, spiritual, secular, atheist and agnostic diversity. This workshop with help you increase your knowledge of the varieties of expressions around values and meaning, issues of Christian privilege in our culture, and ways to be a more informed and supportive presence in the face of insensitivity or conflict. To RSVP contact interfaith@chapman.edu.


Big Ideas: Culture and Conversation Series (Latina/o Cultura in Schools: Maestras in the Heart of Los Angeles)

April 25, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Leatherby Libraries B3 - Center for American War Letters

Sponsored by the Latinx Staff and Faculty Forum, Musco Center for the Arts, and Leatherby Libraries 

Big Ideas is a free, public lecture series exploring the depths of Mexican and Mexican-American culture by top academics in the fields of Mexican Studies, Religious Studies, and Music, leading to the Heartbeat of Mexico festival at Chapman University from May 23–26, 2019.

This year began with a massive teacher strike in Los Angeles schools, and a Latina teacher was the face of the movement. In this talk, Dr. Glenda Marisol Flores explains how Latina teachers draw from elements of Latina/o/x cultures in order to be agents of ethnic mobility for their students.


APIDA Student, Staff, Faculty, and Alumni Networking Mixer

April 24, 2019 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. | Cross-Cultural Center

Sponsored by the Cross-Cultural Center


Thompson Policy Institute's 2019 Disability Summit

April 19, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Musco Center for the Arts

Sponsored by the Thompson Policy Insitute 

This year’s DisAbility Summit will include research on inclusion for students with disabilities, transition services, and will provide best practices to support those with a disability. We are excited to announce our keynote speaker, Dr. Richard A. Villa, an expert in the development of administrative and instructional support systems for educating all students within general education settings. Dr. Villa is recognized as an educational leader who motivates and works collaboratively with others to implement current and emerging exemplary educational practices. Register here for the 2019 Disability Summit. 


Big Ideas: Culture and Conversation Series (From Fourth Street to La Calle Cuatro: Downtown Revitalization in Santa Ana from the 1970s to 1990s)

April 18, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Leatherby Libraries B3 - Center for American War Letters

Sponsored by the Latinx Staff and Faculty Forum, Musco Center for the Arts, and Leatherby Libraries 

Big Ideas is a free, public lecture series exploring the depths of Mexican and Mexican-American culture by top academics in the fields of Mexican Studies, Religious Studies, and Music, leading to the Heartbeat of Mexico festival at Chapman University from May 23–26, 2019.

Dr. Erualdo R. González traces the shift from White middle-class Downtown 4th Street to the identity formation of Santa Ana’s La Calle Cuatro, the Mexican and immigrant commercial zone that affirmed the heart of the downtown, and shares voices from patrons and business employees and owners who lived this little-told history. Dr. González is author of Latino City: Urban Planning, Politics, and the Grassroots (2017, Routledge).


Asian Pacific Islander Celebration

April 18, 2019 | 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. | Attallah Piazza

Sponsored by Student Organizations: Diversity/Cultural

Asian Pacific Islander Celebration-also known as API Celebration-is Chapman's Asian Pacific Islander Association's (APSA's) annual multicultural event that brings Asian Pacific Islander performers from inside and outside of the Chapman community to showcase their talent and celebrate Asian culture.


Walking Oblivious and Walking Wounded: Understanding Ourselves in Context 

April 12, 2019 | 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. | Reeves Hall, Room 1

Sponsored by the Attallah College of Educational Studies

As educators engaging our classrooms, we are often preoccupied in creating spaces for learning that are introspective and reflective. It is difficult at times to create spaces where critical analysis and reflectivity become the foundation where learning, and or “unlearning” happens. In this workshop we will explore the concept of “unlearning” looking toward our lived experiences and intersectionalities as a place to start within our growth as educators. This workshop will provide space and tools that can be useful in our own pedagogy as critical social-justice educators. This workshop will examine the work of Bobbie Harro on the Cycle of Socialization and Liberation, as well as, look toward Indigenous models of reflection, education, action, and evaluation, used within the acclaimed and recently un-banned Mexican American Raza Studies (MARS) Curriculum from Tucson Arizona. As Educators and teachers, our social identities and our intersectionalities are always in the mix, wherever we go, there we are, our experiences, filters, frames, and lenses interpret the world around us. This workshop will examine how our own social identities, and the context of our own lived realities can be examined and modeled, in order to create reflective, and transformative classrooms. RSVP here for Walking Oblivious and Walking Wounded. For questions email Kara Ward at karaward@chapman.edu.


Big Ideas: Culture and Conversation Series (Mendez V. Westminster: For All the Children/Para Todos Los Niños)

April 11, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Leatherby Libraries B3 - Center for American War Letters

Sponsored by the Latinx Staff and Faculty Forum, Musco Center for the Arts, and Leatherby Libraries 

Big Ideas is a free, public lecture series exploring the depths of Mexican and Mexican-American culture by top academics in the fields of Mexican Studies, Religious Studies, and Music, leading to the Heartbeat of Mexico festival at Chapman University from May 23–26, 2019.

The Emmy-winning documentary Mendez v. Westminster: For All the Children tells the story of the 1947 Orange County civil rights case that helped end segregation in California, paving the way to Brown v. Board of Education in 1954. In this talk, Sandra Robbie, writer/producer of Mendez v. Westminster, connects the histories of WWII, Japanese internment, and the segregation of Asian Americans, Native American, African Americans and Latinos to show that we are all connected in the American Civil Rights story…and that we make history everyday in every interaction


Taiwanese Cultural Fair

April 11, 2019 | 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Attallah Piazza

Sponsored by International Students Services


Intersectionality: How "I" treat the "other"

April 11, 2019 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. |

Fish Interfaith Center Chapel, Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Sponsored by the Fish Interfaith Center

2019 Community Forum Series "The More you Know the Less You Fear"
Presented by Chapman University Interfaith Student Council


Vaisakhi Celebration

April 8, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. | Fish Interfaith Center Chapel, Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Sponsored by the Fish Interfaith Center

 Vaisakhi takes place in April each year and has long been celebrated as a harvest festival in the Punjab, as well as marking the Punjabi New Year. Vaisakhi is one of the main festivals celebrated by Sikhs, as well as Maghi and Diwali.


Support for Veterans on Campus

April 5, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. | Veterans Resource Center at 526 N. Shaffer Street (subject to change based on registration numbers)

Sponsored by the Veterans Resource Center (VRC) and Office of Admission

Session will focus on ways Chapman University serves our student veteran/military family populations. Information covered will include the VA certification process and internal/external resources for veterans. Attendees will learn about challenges our student veterans/military families face, and how to support them as they face those challenges. RSVP by emailing Blas Villalobos at bvillalobos@chapman.edu


Japanese Cultural Fair

April 4, 2019 | 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Attallah Piazza

Sponsored by Department of Languages at Wilkinson College


Take Back the Night

April 2, 2019 | 6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. | Fish Interfaith Center, Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Sponsored by PEER Education - Student Affairs

An event held honoring survivors of sexual violence.


International Student Career Cert. Program

April 1, 2019 | 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. | Argyros Forum 209C

Sponsored by Career and Professional Development

Designed specifically for international students, this program addresses the unique needs of students with different cultures and experiences than traditional non-international students. Together, this cohort of international students will explore key professional competencies and skills, tackle the challenges and sensitive questions that arise for international students during their careers, and ultimately prepare for a successful transition to the workplace.

This 4-session program includes experiential exercises and several opportunities to participate in career-oriented activities and events. At the end of the program, students will become Chapman University Certified Career Students and will be invited to attend the Certified Student and Employer Mixer, where they will apply program learnings with industry professionals. RSVP here for the International Student Career Cert. Program event. 


Asian Pacific Islander Desi-American Heritage Month Kickoff

April 1, 2019 | 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Argyros Forum Student Union Stage

Sponsored by Cross-cultural Engagement, Student Life and Student Engagement

Heritage Month Kickoff for Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi-American Kickoff.


Tunnel of Oppression/Hall of Hope

March 31, 2019 - April 3, 2019 | 7:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. | Sandhu Conference Room D

Sponsored by Cross-cultural Engagement, Student Life and Residence Life and First Year Experience

The Tunnel of Oppression is a nationally recognized guided sensory program that uses various creative media to build awareness about oppression.


20th Women in Focus Conference

March 29, 2019 | 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Knott Studios 106

Sponsored by Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

Dodge College invites you to join us for the 20th annual Women in Focus Conference on Friday, March 29, at 1:30 p.m. in Folino Theater. This event is free with RSVP and open to the public.

Women in Focus is an annual conference featuring a panel of the prominent women in the film profession participating in an open discussion with students and the community regarding their personal experiences in the industry. 

Moderated by Cheryl Boone Isaacs, professor and previous president of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.

For information on the conference, visit chapman.edu/womeninfocus


Menu for the Future

March 29, 2019 | 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Argyros Forum 209B

Sponsored by Facilities Management and the Advisory Group on the Status of Socio-Economic Stratification

This workshop explores cultural, social and ecological implications of food consumption in a peer to peer learning format. Refreshments will be served so come hungry! RSVP here for Menu for the Future. For questions, contact Mackenzie Crigger crigger@chapman.edu or Ryan Boudreau boudreau@chapman.edu. 


Introduction to Language Justice and the Creation of Bilingual and Multilingual Spaces

March 28, 2019 | 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Argyros Forum 209C

Sponsored by the Office of Diversity & Inclusion

Language justice, at heart, is the idea that every person has the right to speak the language in which they feel most comfortable, and hence to participate fully in the contexts where they work, live, think, and interact. Our workshop offers an introduction to the concepts and techniques of language justice and provides tools for creating dynamic and well-functioning bilingual and multilingual spaces. Antena Los Ángeles works with nonprofit organizations, cultural institutions, and community-based groups across Los Angeles to build bilingual capacity and promote socially and politically conscious interpretation and translation. RSVP here for Introduction to Language Justice. For questions, contact Kara Ward at karaward@chapman.edu. 


Speedfaithing

March 25, 2019 | 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. | Fish Interfaith Center, Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Sponsored by Fish Interfaith Center

Explore your beliefs and build relationships across faith boundaries! The event will follow a speed-dating format with a meaningful and spiritual twist as we investigate life's big questions. Deepen your understanding of reality as you discover new perspectives.


Open Labyrinth Walks

March 25, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Fish Interfaith Center, Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Sponsored by Fish Interfaith Center

The Chapman Labyrinth is based on the 12th century design in the nave of Chartres Cathedral, France. Labyrinths come in many shapes and have been important in a number of spiritual and secular traditions dating back 4,000 years. Common to them all, a labyrinth is a continuous path that leads to the center, used for walking meditation. 

Questions? Talk to Nancy Brink in Chapel office 100F.


What Masculinity Means to Me

March 18, 2019 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Argyros Forum 304, Respect Room

Sponsored by Student Engagement

Join us for an informal conversation for men about men and masculinity. Lunch is provided and space is limited. RSVP here for What Masculinity Means to Me. 


Supporting Student Success Through Inclusive Design: From Content to Curriculum

March 11, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. | The Tech Hub, DeMille 104

Accessible content authoring is not only essential for students who use assistive technologies, but it also results in more usable, flexible content that can adapt to diverse student needs and devices. Participants will hear from John Scott, a Product Manager for Blackboard Ally, and discuss some of the key terms and research around inclusive learning and Universal Learning (UDL), and the different ways Ally's alternative formats and instructor feedback help support those learning goals. RSVP here for the Inclusive Design workshop. 


Workshop: Diversity and Inclusion in Your Syllabus and Course Plan for Faculty

Mondays, March 4th and 11th, 2019 | 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Location TBD

Would you like to make your classes more diverse and/or inclusive, in terms of its content or syllabus language? What readings, assignments, or content might you tweak to help your course be more diverse or inclusive, or create a better experience for students? What bits of language in your syllabus might be improved? Small changes can have a big impact! Faculty are invited to join this workshop on adding and strengthening the elements of diversity and inclusion in your course plan. We’ll look at models of syllabi, and bring our own to share in a friendly workshop setting. Lunch included! Invitation and details to come, contact Jessica Sternfeld at sternfel@chapman.edu with any questions.


Women's Leadership Forum: Illuminating Shared Paths

March 2, 2019 | 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Argyros Forum 209ABC

Sponsored by the Attallah College of Educational Studies & Schools First Credit Union

The forum will include keynote speakers, a panel discussion with Q&A, breakout sessions with field leaders, and a special session for members of CALSA (California Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators). Breakfast and lunch included in registration cost. This event is open to the public. Register here for the Women's Leadership Forum


Freedom Writers Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion

February 28, 2019 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | Memorial Hall Auditorium

Sponsored by University Advancement Special Events, Honors Program, and the Attallah College of Educational Studies

The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a screening of new PBS documentary Freedom Writers: Stories from the Heart. At 7:00 p.m., there will be a panel discussion with Erin Gruwell, Carlo Cohn, Sue Ellen Alpizar, and Chapman University's President Daniel Struppa. The event will conclude with audience Q&A and a book signing. This event is open to the public. RSVP here for the Freedom Writers Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion.  


Evacuation Planning & Accessibility

February 26, 2019 | 1:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. |Beckman Hall 404

Evacuation planning should occur long before the need to evacuate ever arises, and more so for those with access and functional needs. Learn the four elements of evacuation information occupants need, according to the National Fire Protection Association: notification, way finding, use of the way, and assistance. RSVP here for Evacuation Planning & Accessibility. Contact Mark Davis for more information at mcdavis@chapman.edu. 


Chapman Diversity Project: Student Resource Fair

February 26, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. | Cross Cultural Center Lounge, Argyros Forum 304

Sponsored by the Office of Diversity & Inclusion

Are you interested in campus-related activism and building your resume? Stop by the Chapman Diversity Project: Student Resource Fair to learn more about CDP, meet members from the 10 different groups, hear about the exciting projects each group is working on, and how you can make a difference on campus! Refreshments and food provided!RSVP here for Serving Nonbinary Students/Staff/Faculty. For questions, contact Kara Ward at karaward@chapman.edu. 


Serving Nonbinary Students/Staff/Faculty & the CA Gender Recognition Act: What Do I Need to Know?

February 22, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. | Wallace All Faiths Chapel, Fish Interfaith Center

Sponsored by the Office of Diversity & Inclusion

California’s Gender Recognition Act (SB 179) was signed into law on October 15, 2017, and is a new piece of legislation that impacts Chapman’s community in a variety of ways for educators, administrators and student service professionals. Come to this interactive workshop with a presenter from the Los Angeles Gender Center to learn more about how to best serve and support transgender, gender nonconforming, and nonbinary students and employees under these contemporary policies. RSVP here for Serving Nonbinary Students/Staff/Faculty. For questions, contact Kara Ward at karaward@chapman.edu. 


Black History Month Screening: KILLER OF SHEEP

February 15, 2019 | 7 p.m. | Cloobeck Screening Room, Digital Media Arts Center

Sponsored by Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

Killer of Sheep examines the black Los Angeles ghetto of Watts in the mid-1970s through the eyes of Stan, a sensitive dreamer who is growing detached and numb from the psychic toll of working at a slaughterhouse.


Supporting Students in Distress

February 15, 2019 | 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Argyros Forum 119A

Sponsored by the Dean of Students Office

Join a discussion of how to support students who appear to be struggling with physical or mental health concerns, personal or family crises, or other significant challenges that may impact them personally and academically. Learn about resources and structures that Chapman has in place to support these students and how you can be integral in assisting students get the help they need. RSVP by emailing Kristen Entringer at entringe@chapman.edu.


Evacuation Planning & Accessibility

February 8, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | DeMille Hall, Room 156

Sponsored by Fire & Life Safety

Evacuation planning should occur long before the need to evacuate ever arises, and more so for those with access and functional needs. Learn the four elements of evacuation information occupants need, according to the National Fire Protection Association: notification, way finding, use of the way, and assistance. RSVP here for Evacuation Planning & Accessibility. Contact Mark Davis for more information at mcdavis@chapman.edu. 


Basic Accessibility Training (Word)

12 Workshops Offered in February 2019

Sponsored by IS&T

12 Workshops Offered in February, 2019. Learn what ‘accessibility’ means and how it affects the digital world. We will use Word to discuss best digital accessibility practices. Sponsored by IS&T. RSVP here for Basic Accessibility Training. For questions, contact Craig Williams at cwilliam@chapman.edu.


Advanced Accessibility Training (PDF)

8 Workshops Offered in February 2019

Sponsored by IS&T

8 Workshops Offered in February, 2019. Learn how to make most PDF files accessible. The Basic Accessibility Training (Word) course is a prerequisite. Sponsored by IS&T. RSVP here for Advanced Accessibility Training. For questions, contact Craig Williams at cwilliam@chapman.edu.  

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Indigenous Voices

November 15, 2018 | 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Cross Cultural Center

Guest of Honor: Matthew Cuban

Student Engagement

The Cross-Cultural Center welcomes Matthew Cuban, a poet, speaker, and performance coach from Jacksonville, Florida. Please join us for a writing workshop as well as a spoken word performance of his own.


An Interfaith Service of Remembrance for Kristallnacht, 1938-2018

November 8, 2018 | 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. | FIC Chapel

Guest of Honor: Engelina Billauer, Holocaust Witness and Survivor of Kristallnacht

Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education 

For the 11th year, Chapman University gathers as an interfaith community to commemorate Kristallnacht. We remember the violence directed against the Jews that swept across Germany and Austria 80 years ago on November 9-10, 1938, the arrests that followed, and the actions of the courageous few who stood with the persecuted and resisted Nazi oppression.


Indigenous People's Heritage Month Kickoff 

November 6, 2018 | 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Argyros Forum Student Union Stage

Cross-cultural Engagement - Student Life

Heritage Month Kickoff designated for Indigenous people's of the world. We will be having live performances, music, food, and crafts. 


Consent at Every Base

November 6, 2018 | 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. | BK 1st FL Lobby

PEER Education-Student Affairs

Affirmative Consent is Needed. Before a person begins being intimate with another, CONSENT is required.  In fact, CONSENT is required for every intimate behavior.  Make sure you have it, before you do anything with another person.  


Diwali Festival of Lights

November 6, 2018 | 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. |FIC Chapel

Fish Interfaith Center & University Program Board-Student Life

Largest celebrated festival in India and South Asia. Come enjoy live musical performances and feast on a traditional Indian meal at our Diwali holiday celebration.


Tunnel of Oppression

November 6, 7, 8, 2018| 7:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. | AF 119A

Residence Life and First Year Experience

The Tunnel of Oppression is a nationally recognized guided sensory program that uses various creative media to build awareness about oppression.


International Vegan Day

November , 20181 | 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Atallah Piazza

Student Government Association

Come celebrate Internaitonal Vegan Day with SGA! We will be having fun games, prizes and food for you to win!


Documenting Hate in Charlottesville and Orange County

October 29, 2018 | 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. | Memorial Hall Chapman Auditorium

Earl Babbie Research Center, Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education, Department of Peace Studies at Wilkinson College, Department of Sociology at Wilkinson College, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Screening of PBS Frontline Documentary, Documenting Hate: Charlottesville, followed by panel discussion.


LatinX Dance Night 

October 25, 2018 | 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. | AF 119A

Student Organizations

A night of music and dancing to promote cultural diversity and an inclusive community on campus


New Italian Migrations to the United States from 1945 to Present

October 24, 2018 | 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | AF 201

Department of Languages at Wilkinson College

A presentation by Dr. Laura Ruberto and Dr. Joseph Sciorra. The presentation will highlight the two-volume collection, New Italian Migrations to the United States (University of Illinois Press, 2017), that offers a radical rethinking of the history of Italian Americans. The books’ editors will discuss how the continual immigration from Italy over the past seventy year has influenced immigration laws, impacted local communities, contributed to consumer culture, and continues to reboot Italian American culture and U.S. culture generally in still unfolding ways.


Conversation with renowned civil rights activist and community organizer, Dolores Huerta

October 22, 2018 | 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. | Memoral Hall Chapman Auditorium

Special Events - University Advancement Honors Program Attallah College of Educational Studies

Dolores Huerta has worked for labor rights and social justice for over 50 years. In 1962, she and Cesar Chavez founded the United Farm Workers union. She served as Vice President and played a critical role in many of the union’s accomplishments for four decades. In 2002, she received the Puffin/Nation $100,000 prize for Creative Citizenship, which she used to establish the Dolores Huerta Foundation (DHF). DHF is connecting groundbreaking community-based organizing to state and national movements to register and educate voters, advocate for education reform, bring about infrastructure improvements in low-income communities, advocate for greater equality for the LGBT community, and create strong leadership development.


Carl Wilkens at Chapman University

October 8, 2018 | 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. | AF 209C

Department of Peace Studies at Wilkinson College | Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Carl Wilkens is the former head of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency International in Rwanda. In 1994, he was the only American who chose to remain in the country after the Rwandan genocide began.

Sponsored by the Department of Peace Studies and First Year Foundations Program.


Documentary Screening and Director Q&A: MAMACITA

September 21, 2018 | 7:00 p.m. | Chapman Studios West, Screening Room

Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

You’re invited to join us for a free screening of the award-winning documentary Mamacita, currently screening at the Los Angeles Film Festival on Friday, September 21 at 7 p.m. in the screening room at Chapman Studios West. Director José Pablo Estrada Torrescano will introduce the film and participate in a Q and A with his former professor Pavel Jech, now chair of the Film Division. Reception with taco bar to follow.  Seating is first come.


International day of Peace Celebration and Social Justice BBQ

September 20, 2018 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Wallace All Faiths Chapel

University Program Board - Student Life | Department of Peace Studies at Wilkinson College | Attallah College of Educational Studies | Civic Engagement - Student Life

The International Day of Peace Celebration and Social Justice BBQ invites students and community members to connect, engage in meaningful discussion, and discover opportunities to get involved in peace and social justice both on and off campus.

Keynote Speaker: Cleve Jones, Creator of the AIDS Memorial Quilt and Author of When We Rise (the basis of the 2017 ABC miniseries)

19th Annual Women in Focus Conference: The Streaming Era

April 20, 2018 | 1:30 p.m. | Folino Theater

Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

Women in Focus is an annual conference featuring a panel of the most prominent women in the film profession participating in an open discussion with students and the community regarding their personal experiences in the industry.

These women have proven themselves not only as talented businesswomen, but also as driven risk-takers, unafraid to challenge themselves to tell stories from their hearts, openly and honestly. These women discuss the strengths of not having "egos bigger than the task at hand" and the problems of "forgetting to fight for ourselves" in the process of fighting for the movie and the other artists with whom they work. They share their trials and triumphs, clearly showing themselves as outstanding role models for any young person seeking to enter the highly competitive entertainment industry.

To learn more and register, visit chapman.edu/womeninfocus.


Mexicans at Work with Dr. Ruben Espinoza, Heartbeat of Mexico: Big Ideas

April 19, 2018 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Leatherby Libraries

Chapman University's Latinx Staff and Faculty Forum | Musco Center for the Arts | Cross-Cultural Center| Leatherby Libraries

A free, public series exploring the depths of Mexican and Mexican-American culture by top academics in the fields of Mexican Studies, Religious Studies, and Music leading to Heartbeat of Mexico, a free festival at Chapman University on May 27, 2018.


Taiwan and the World Roundtable Discussion

April 18, 2018 | 9:30 a.m.–12 p.m. | Beckman Hall Room 404

Center for Global Education | International Students Services

Join the Center for Global Education at the ‘Taiwan and the World Conference’ where they will be discussing China-Taiwan Relations, US-Taiwan Relations in a Global Context, Taiwan and the Evolving Security Environment of East Asia, The Taiwan Strait Security Challenge: Implications for the Future of US Foreign Policy.


Vaisakhi Celebration

April 16, 2018 | 6-9 p.m. | Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Fish Interfaith Center

Vaisakhi takes place in April each year and has long been celebrated as a harvest festival in the Punjab, as well as marking the Punjabi New Year. Vaisakhi is one of the main festivals celebrated by Sikhs, as well as Maghi and Diwali.


Angela Davis Keynote Speaker of the WRHC Conference

April 14, 2018 | 7-9 p.m.| Memorial Hall Auditorium

Honors Program

Through her activism and scholarship over many decades, Angela Davis has been deeply involved in movements for social justice around the world. Her work as an educator – both at the university level and in the larger public sphere – has always emphasized the importance of building communities of struggle for economic, racial, and gender justice.

Ms. Davis is the keynote speaker for the prestigious, annual Western Regional Honors Council (WRHC) Conference, which is hosted by Chapman University this year. Given her prestige, conference organizers in the University Honors Program would like to make her talk available to everyone.

Purchase tickets to the event here.

For additional information, please contact the University Honors Program at honors@chapman.edu.


Taiwanese Cultural Fair

April 12, 2018 | 11 a.m.–2 p.m. | Attallah Piazza

Center for Global Education | Student Life

Experience authentic Taiwanese food, play games and enjoy cultural performances.


People on the Move: An Exploration of Global Displacement and the Refugee Crisis

April 9, 2018 | 8 a.m.-8 p.m.| Beckman Hall room 404

Department of International Studies at Wilkinson College | Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences 

A conference that seeks to center marginalized voices to unearth the underlying motivations and under-acknowledged outcomes of global humanitarian and military interventions. This conference sexplores the ways in which "doing good" can also lead to doing harm. 


World War I, Plastic Surgery, & the Modern Beauty Revolution, A Lecture by David Lubin

March 29, 2018 | 7:00 p.m.| Fish Interfaith Chapel

Chapman University's Wilkinson College Department of History, Department of Art, MA Program in International Studies | Center for the Study of War and Society

During the Great War, trenches exposed combatants' faces to sniper fire and flying shrapnel. In previous wars such wounds would have proven fatal. Now, with improved medical services, the wounded could be saved but not always their faces. Crudely patched-together, men with "broken faces" were routinely ostracized. This lecture examines the humanitarian efforts of plastic surgeons to restore obliterated faces and sculptors to fashion prosthetic masks, while also considering postwar avant-garde modernism and the modern beauty culture, both of which evidence a visceral reaction to wartime unsightliness.


Sisterhood Circle

March 27, 2018 | 5:30-6:30 p.m.| Cross-Cultural Center Perseverance Room

Cross-Cultural Engagement--Student Life

A biweekly meeting hosted by the Cross-Cultural Center for womxn and femmes of color to build community and talk freely about current events and identity-related issues.


Women's Studies Senior Seminar Students Present: Herstories

March 16, 2018 | 1-2:30 p.m. | Beckman Hall Room 102

Department of Sociology at Wilkinson College

In celebration of Women's History Month, Women's Studies Senior Seminar presents: Herstories. 

WMST 498 Students present an eclectic mix of great women in history and the present, including Shirley Chisholm, Janet Mock, Gloria Allred, Angela Davis, and many more. Come get a crash course and much-needed remedial education. All are welcome!


Sisterhood Circle

March 13, 2018 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Cross-Cultural Center Perseverance Room

Cross-Cultural Engagement--Student Life

A biweekly meeting hosted by the Cross-Cultural Center for womxn and femmes of color to build community and talk freely about current events and identity-related issues. 


2nd Annual Women's Leadership Forum

March 10, 2018 | 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. | Argyros Forum 209 A

Attallah College of Educational Studies

Come find inspiration and gather strength from women in leadership positions throughout California.  Dynamic leaders from different fields will share their personal passions, the importance of collaboration and mentorship in the workplace, and career advancement advice. Tickets on sale from $15.00-$30.00. 


Connection - Biology, Society & Gender

March 8, 2018 | 7-9 p.m. | Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Dr. Justin Garcia, an evolutionary biologist and sex researcher from the Kinsey Institute will be speaking about his research program which focuses on the evolutionary and biocultural foundations of romantic and sexual relationships across the life course.


International Women's Day Celebration

March 8, 2018 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Attallah Piazza

Diversity & Inclusion | Advisory Group on the Status of Women

International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. You can contact the event organizer, Alisa Driscoll at driscoll@chapman.edu.

Event will include:

  • Drop-in mentoring for students on careers, resume preparation and interviewing techniques, surviving college, and gender issues.
  • Tabling from campus clubs and community organizations.
  • Free food, prizes, fun!

BOCA DE ORO Second Annual OC Art and Literature Festival

March 3, 2018 | 2:00-6:00PM | Downtown Santa Ana

Chapman University, Centro Comunitario de Educacion

During the Boca de Oro Art and Literature Festival, Chapman University's Centro Comunitario de Educacion in Downtown Santa Ana will focus on connecting with the community in a shared space for cultural and literary exchange and celebration. Curated by Anaida Colon-Muniz and Jorge Rodriguez, Chapman University faculty and community authors join community artists to link the arts and literature with community education.

Performances include moving bilingual book and poetry readings in English and Spanish with: academic authors Mildred Lewis and Gerri McNenny; community authors Juan Farias, Maricela Loaeza, Ulises Rodriguez, and children's author Mac Morante. Then, renowned artist, Fino Ortiz kicks off a series of community performances that help us connect the literary world with the visual and performing arts, including the smooth jazz sounds of saxophonist Joaquin Martinez, the folclorico performance of Son Jarocho Comunitario & Santanero with Jorge Rodriguez, who will conduct a workshop!

Use the links below to register free for either of the two sessions at Centro: 2:00-4:00PM or 4:00-6:00PM.

2:00-4:00PM -- Community Expression Through Art, Literature and Education 2:00-4:00PM

4:00-6:00PM -- Community Expression Through Art, Literature and Education 4:00-6:00PM


The Vagina Monologues

February 23, 2018 | 7-9 p.m. | SC 150

February 24, 2018 | 7-9 p.m. | SC 150

February 25, 2018 | 1-3 p.m. | SC 150

The Vagina Monologues are a series of monologues that aim to break down societal stigma surrounding the vagina. Each monologue centers around a different theme (such as pubic hair, sexual assault, childbirth, sex reassignment surgery, and body image), and is based on the hundreds of interviews the author, Eve Ensler, conducted while working on the project. The Monologues are widely considered to be one of the most groundbreaking and inspiring works of media that have come out of the feminist movement, and Chapman’s Department of Residence Life and First Year Experience proudly hosts an annual production. Tickets for sale in advance. 


Alternate Endings, Radical Beginnings

February 21, 2018 | 7-9 p.m. | Cross-Cultural Center

This film aims to “highlight the voices of those that are marginalized within broader Black communities nationwide, including queer and trans people.” The screening will take place in the Cross Cultural Center at 7 p.m.  If you have any questions, please email Brandon at civic@chapman.edu! We hope to see you there!


Faculty & Staff Safe Space Workshops

February 20, 2018 | 9-11:30 a.m. 

March 15, 2018 | 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

April 11, 2018 | 2:30-5 p.m. 

The Faculty & Staff Safe Space Workshop is an educational intervention designed to support all members of the LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer/questioning, intersex, asexual, and all underrepresented sexual, gender, and/or romantic identities) campus community.


A Confederate Reckoning: Reflections on Confederate Memory from a Soldier, Scholar, and Southerner

February 15, 2018 | 7-9PM | Argyros Forum 209C

Hall Chapman Auditorium Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences |Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

"America's long overdue reckoning with Confederate memorialization seems to be upon us."

COLONEL TY SEIDULE, PhD, is Professor and Head of the Department of History at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He is the senior editor of the award winning The West Point History of Warfare.


A Wish for Authentic Disability Representation on in Mass Media By Beth Haller, Ph.D.

February 15, 2018 | 10-11:30 a.m.|Beckman Hall 404 - George Bush Conference Center

Department of Political Science at Wilkinson College

Beth Haller, Ph.D. is one of the first mass communication scholars to study the representation of disability in mass media. Haller is the author of 2010's Representing Disability in an Ableist World: Essays on Mass Media and the editor of 2015's Byline of Hope: Collected Newspaper and Magazine Writing of Helen Keller. She is the former co-editor of the Society for Disability Studies scholarly journal, Disability Studies Quarterly. She has been researching news and entertainment media images of disability since 1991. Chapman University welcomes this extraordinary woman.


Interstices 2018: Beyond Human

February 13, 2018 | 7-9:30 p.m. | Memorial Hall Chapman Auditorium

Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

The 21st C is witnessing the unfolding of a unique and complex interaction “humans and robots“ and how it ends is either a utopian future or the end of humanity. This year's Interstices will explore how we are coming to terms with AI, the possibilities (good and bad) of this technology, how humans are being changed by the presence of sentient technologies, and the ways in which our futures may be shaped. We will be bringing together a diverse panel of experts and creatives to discuss the emotional, physical, and psychical impacts of AI, how our ideas on life and being human are changing, and if, as some have predicted, humans and robots will be falling in love by 2050. This year's panel event will explore the impacts of AI beyond technology and looking at the cultural, psychological, philosophical and spiritual aspects.


Equity in the Maya World: from traditional healing to supporting students of color in STEM fields

February 13, 2018 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Argyros Forum 201

Department of Sociology at Wilkinson College | Department of Art at Wilkinson College | Center for Global Education | Diversity & Inclusion

Chapman University's Center for Global Education, the Latinx & Latin American Studies Program, Department of Art, and the Advisory Group on the Status of Women welcome education and social justice advocate, Andrea Medina of Just
Communities for an enriching discussion of her work creating better opportunities for students of color as they pursue careers in the STEM fields, as well as her doctoral research on the science of traditional medicine and healing in
Maya communities. The discussion will focus on the status of women in ancient Mayan communities, issues of equity in today's Maya world, and Andrea Medina's experience of the role equity plays in Zapatista life.

Free refreshments will be served!

For more information contact Denise Johnson at denjohns@chapman.edu.


Ask Science Mike LIVE -Chapman

February 7, 2018 | 7 -10 p.m. | Memorial Hall Chapman Auditorium

Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Chapman University and Wilkinson College are hosting a LIVE taping of Ask Science Mike, a weekly question and answer podcast helping hundreds of thousands explore the questions they've always been afraid to ask about science, life and faith.

Mike McHargue (better known as Science Mike) is an author, podcaster, and speaker who travels the world helping people understand the science of life's most profound experiences. His bestselling debut book, Finding God in the Waves, has helped thousands understand faith in the 21st century. Mike hosts Ask Science Mike, a weekly question and answer podcast helping hundreds of thousands explore the questions they've always been afraid to ask.


COMMUNITY/ NONPROFIT PANEL

December 6, 2017 | 6 -8 p.m. | Cross-Cultural Center

IES 315 - Non-Governmental Organizations: Policies and Practice

Join Professor Rodriguez's class at the panel, Community Realities, Benefits, and Limitations: Navigating the shifting relationship between social work, community organizations, and the nonprofit sector. Organizers and experts from the Santa Ana Non-profit Sector will discuss the shifting relationship between social work, community organizations, and the nonprofit sector.

For more information contact Professor Rodriguez at jorodriguez@chapman.edu.


First Female Studio Head Sherry Lansing and Emmy-Award Winning Journalist Stephen Galloway to Speak at Chapman University

November 29, 2017 | 7 p.m. | Folino Theater in Marion Knott Studios

Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

During almost 30 years in the motion picture business, Sherry Lansing was involved in the production, marketing, and distribution of more than 200 films, including Academy Award winners Forrest Gump (1994), Braveheart (1995), and Titanic (1997). Stephen Galloway is an Emmy Award-winning journalist who serves as the executive features editor for The Hollywood Reporter.

The event is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come-first-served basis. Ms. Lansing and Mr. Galloway will remain to take photos and sign copies for attendees who brought copies of Leading Lady. Books will not be available for sale at the event.


INDIGENOUS VOICES

November 9, 2017 | 6-9 p.m. | Cross-Cultural Center

Cross-Cultural Center

Indigenous Voices is an event hosted by the Cross-Cultural Center featuring music from Talon Ducheneaux and, spoken word from William Nu'utupu Giles. Talon is a Native Hip Hop artist known for incorporating his culture into his music, and William William Nu'utupu Giles Giles is a Samoan-American poet and educator from Hawaii. William has been featured on Button Poetry multiple times, and will be performing spoken word surrounding topics of culture and diaspora. There will be a Q&A session following the performances.

For more information, contact Time Topper at topper@chapman.edu.


THE TUNNEL OF OPPRESSION

October 17, 18, 19, 2017 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Henley Hall Basement

Office of Residence Life and First Year Experience

Tunnel of Oppression is a nationally recognized guided program that utilizes personal stories and small group dialogue to build awareness about oppression. This year, members of the Chapman Community will be sharing their own stories in-person about how their experience has been impacted by oppression. Come learn and engage as our community makes space to have these important conversations.

For more information contact Nathan Worden at worden@chapman.edu.


My Journey from Rwanda to Humanitarianism Today
Lieutenant-General, the Honourable Romeo Dallaire (Ret'd)

October 16, 2017 | 7 p.m. | Memorial Hall

The Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education

Join the The Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education for a lecture and book singing from Romeo Dallaire.

Romeo Dallaire is a retired Canadian Senator, a retired Canadian Army Lieutenant-General, a devoted humanitarian, and an outspoken advocate and champion of human rights. During his distinguished military career, General Dallaire commanded the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Rwanda prior to and during the 1994 genocide. His courage and leadership during this ill-fated mission have earned him worldwide recognition.

Admission is free. No tickets or reservations are required. Reserved seating is available for groups of 10 or more. Contact Ashley Bloomfield at (714) 532-7760 or RodgersCenter@chapman.edu to make group reservations.


Beasts of No Nation Free Screening and Panel Discussion

October 12, 2017 | 7 p.m. | Memorial Hall

The Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education

Join the The Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education for a free screening of the the film Beasts of No Nation. Based on the highly acclaimed novel by Nigerian author Uzodinma Iweala, Beasts of No Nation brings  to life the gripping take of Agu, a child soldier torn from his family to fight in the civil war in an African country. Newcomer Abraham Attah gives a stunning portrayal of Agu and Idris Elba appears as the Commandant, a warlord who takes Agu and instructs him in the ways of war.
Admission is free. No tickets or reservations required.

For more information, please call (714) 628-7377 or email RodgersCenter@chapman.edu.


Fall 2017 Study Abroad Fairs

September 26, 2017 | 10 a.m. | Attallah Piazza

Center for Global Education

Semester Programs, Travel Courses, & International Internships!


First They Killed my Father Free Screening

September 19, 2017 | 7 p.m. | Cross-Cultural Center

Cross-Cultural Center, Civic Engagement Initiatives

Join Cross-Cultural Engagement and Civic Engagement Initiatives for a celebration of Cambodia's national Ancestor's Day holiday and a free screening of Angelina Jolie's new film, "First They Killed My Father." The film and book upon which it is based is an unflinching portrayal of the Khmer Rouge's reign of terror and genocide, from the view of a five-year-old survivor cut off from her family in 1975. Contact KP Williams, Graduate Assistant for Civic Engagement Initiatives for more information -- civic@chapman.edu.


Opening Celebration for My Barrio: Emigdio Vasquez and Chicana/o Identity in Orange County Opening Celebration

September 13, 2017 | 4 p.m. | 442 Cypress St.

Art Collections

Opening celebration begins at 4 p.m. -- El Proletariado de Aztlan mural at 442 Cypress St. At 5 p.m. in the Guggenheim Gallery refreshments and music are available


Cross-cultural Center Open House

August 30, 2017 | 6 p.m. | Cross-Cultural Center

Cross-Cultural Center

Join the Cross-Cultural Center for an open house to socialize, chill, and find community! Food, drinks, and fun are guaranteed!

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