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» Diversity and Inclusion Events at Chapman

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

March 29 | 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.

2nd Annual Women's Leadership Forum

March 10 | 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 | 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 | 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

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 | 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 | 7-9 p.m. | SC 150

February 24 | 7-9 p.m. | SC 150

February 25 | 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 | 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! We hope to see you there!

Faculty & Staff Safe Space Workshops

February 20 | 9-11:30 a.m. 

March 15 | 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

April 11 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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

Ask Science Mike LIVE -Chapman

February 7 | 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.


December 6 | 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

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

November 29 | 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.


November 9 | 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


October 17, 18, 19 | 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

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 to make group reservations.

Beasts of No Nation Free Screening and Panel Discussion

October 12 | 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

Fall 2017 Study Abroad Fairs

September 26 | 10 a.m. | Attallah Piazza

Center for Global Education

Semester Programs, Travel Courses, & International Internships!

First They Killed my Father Free Screening

September 19 | 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 --

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

September 13 | 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 | 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!

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

September 13 - January 5

The Art Collections Department will present a multi-faceted exploration of Chicana/o art in Orange County. The springboard for Chapman’s project is a 1979 mural, El Proletariado de Aztlán, by Emigdio Vasquez.



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