The CSUSM School of the Arts returns with in-person and online events


An overview of the fall 2021 events of the School of the Arts of the CSUSM

As CSUSM begins to shift to traditional online learning, School of Arts departments such as Theater Arts are slowly shifting to in-person performances and events. In-person performances provide more opportunities for actors to gauge audience reaction and connect with an audience. However, the majority of events still take place online, allowing many students to participate in events from the comfort of their own homes. These are the events that take place this semester from this edition

Arts and Conferences Series CSUSM

“Staying Safe When Relationships Go Digital”: This event is hosted by the Arts and Lectures series and features Adam Dodge. The event shows how, even though the majority of dating has gone digital, domestic violence and harassment still exists, even within a digital platform. The event will take place on October 5 at 6 p.m. via Zoom.

“Global Movements for Social Justice”: This event features Dr Antonio De La Garza, Henry Edward Frank, Dr Meshack Simati and Dr Darren Byler. Each speaker comes from a different cultural background, sharing their experiences as advocates for social justice. This event takes place on October 14 at 12:00 p.m. via Zoom.

“Tell Them Where You’re From: Teaching Our Lives / Stories”: This event features Dr. Irene Sanchez, Professor of Ethnic Studies at UC Riverside as well as the Azusa Unified School District. Dr Irene Sanchez stresses the importance of showing how history impacts the lives of students and the importance of inspiring younger generations to want to participate in social change and justice. This event takes place on October 19 at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom.

“Chola Vida: Homegirls Navigating the Barrio to Academia”: Chola Vida is an organization that supports women who are actively or formerly in gangs and encourages each other to attend college. In this event, Chola Vida will draw attention to the often overlooked narrative of women in gangs. This event takes place on October 19 at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom.

“Rythmic Ancestries: Film Screening with Choreographer / DJ / Curator Jose E. Abad”: This event highlights Jose Esteban Abad, an advocate for the LGBTQ + community through dance and music. Abad will screen three of their short films as well as a Q&A. This event will take place on November 1st at 2:00 p.m. via Zoom

“Deported”: this is the screening of a short film entitled “Deported” by filmmakers Rachelle magloire and Chantal Regnault. The film explores deportation from the perspective of those who grew up in the United States and suddenly have to leave it all behind. The event will also feature Magloire, the director of the film, and Guerline Jozef, an immigration activist. This event takes place on November 17 at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom.

Credit for information on these events goes to CSUSM Arts and Lectures Series. To learn more, visit their website at

CSUSM Literature and Writing Studies

Community and World Literary Series: “Black Took Collective Event”. This event is a performance by Black Took, a group of black LGBTQ poets who focus on exploring race, gender and sexuality with experimental performances. Black Took uses dance, poetry, film and writing to engage in conversation with his audience. The event will take place via Zoom on December 9 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Credit for the information for this event belongs to the Department of Literature and Writing Studies at CSUSM.

Many other departments have yet to announce other performances and events for the fall semester 2021, be sure to stay up to date on each department’s website, as well as with the Cougar Chronicle for more. School of the Arts events.

The Cougar Chronicle: The Independent Student News Site at California State University, San Marcos


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