There are various events that will be taking place on campus that have to do with minorities. One of them is taking place tomorrow at the CSULB Anatol Center (AS 110). The College of Liberal Arts, the Chicanot & Latino Studies Department, the California-Mexico Project and the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) will be putting this event together.
This event is aimed at CSULB faculty and students and to update them on the current relationship between California and Mexico.
It will be interesting to see what new developments have arised since the last seminar that occurred back in 2005. CSULB Lecturer Armando Vazquez-Ramos wrote a piece for Hispanicvista.com regarding that year's event and explaining why peolw should attend. Here's a link to that piece: http://www.hispanicvista.com/HVC/Opinion/Guest_Columns/051605Ramos.htm
Here's a picture of Vazquez-Ramos (all the way to the right) at the Raza center:
ISLAMIC AWARENESS MONTH
Ever since 9/11, people have come to view Islam as a controversial religion. But like any other religions in the world, it is different and with its own practices. What a better way to learn about this religion than to actually learning about it. The Muslim Student Association is putting this together. So go!
And as long as we're on the subject of Islam on school campuses, read this amazing article from OC Weekly's Derek Olson. Link: http://www.ocweekly.com/features/features/against-the-wall/27905/
A DAY IN MY CULTURE
This event will be held on March 18th and 19th. Both will deal with the issue of cultural misconceptions. The March 19th event will be specifically focused on Latinos.