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Symposium discusses sustainability concerns in the African world

Ben Caldwell an arts educator and independent filmmaker speaks to students about using Sankofa principals for food production, community education, and improvements at the Third Annual African Studies Symposium on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at the Northridge Center in Northridge, Calif. (Photo Credit: David J. Hawkins/ Photo Editor)

Gabriela Rodriguez

April 22, 2014

The African Studies Interdisciplinary Minor Program held a symposium that discussed why Africa is having an environmental crisis and what can be done to prevent future damage. The event, Sustainability in the African World: A Call for Collective Action, focused on environmental issues in Africa, in obs...

Hip Hop Think Tank event to bring attention to deportation, incarceration

Champaign Williams

February 19, 2014

More than 2.2 million people are incarcerated in the U.S. each year, and nearly 2 million immigrants have been incarcerated since the beginning of the Obama administration in 2008, according to The Sentencing Project and Pew Research Center. These facts and more will be discussed in depth at the “Bridging the Gaps: Hip-...

Raise your voices: Ethnic studies needs students to stand up

Illustration by Julie Salvaterria/Contributor

Calvin Ratana

February 17, 2014

Cal State Los Angeles’s Academic Senate meeting last month must have had a tense atmosphere as over 100 students, community members and activists jammed the room. But why are so many people attending an academic meeting, something most students would try to avoid? Because these students and community members wanted to hav...

Pan-African studies to present documentary about CSUN activism

Crystal Chwierut

February 11, 2014

The Pan-African studies department will present a documentary highlighting the struggles of students in the 1960s and 1970s as they sought to establish ethnic studies programs. “The Storm at Valley State” also depicts how students protested the the Vietnam War during this time. Student activis...

Pan-African studies department holds fair to promote Black History Month

Raquel Kennon, assistant CSUN professor, welcomes students at the Pan African Booth at the Black History Month Fair on Wedneday. Photo credit: Devan Patel / Daily Sundial

Devan Patel

February 5, 2014

Black student organizations and clubs gathered today at the Plaza del Sol for the Black History Month Fair to raise awareness about the various events being held in honor of Black History Month, as well as different aspects of African-American culture. Monye Durham, Black Student Union (BSU) pres...

Pan-African studies to present multitude of events for Black History Month

Jonathan R. Diaz

February 2, 2014

The Pan-African studies department will celebrate Black History Month beginning on Wednesday with a Black History Month Fair. This fair will highlight the Black student organizations at CSUN as well as the Pan-African studies department. It will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Plaza del Sol of the ...

Pan-African Studies class present posters about issues facing colored men in today’s society

Pan-African Studies class present posters about issues facing colored men in today's society

Ana Rodriguez

November 26, 2013

CSUN students from the Pan African Studies course, “The Black Man in Contemporary Times,” presented posters concerning the struggles men of color face in today’s society. The poster session, officially known as the Bi-Annual Men of Color Enquiry and Student Research Poster Session, took place in t...

Black Graduation honors students for their achievements

Black Graduation honors students for their achievements

Charlie Kaijo

May 19, 2013

Students, faculty, and family members gathered together late Sunday afternoon to celebrate the Black Graduation ceremony held on the lawn behind Manzanita Hall. Anthony Ratcliff, pan-african studies professor, introduced the Spring 2013 commencement theme, “Whatever is mentally conceivable is physically achievable”. The ceremony celebrated the achievements of CSUN’s A...

Professor screens film on black masculinity throughout history

Patsy Powell

April 17, 2013

A full theater of diverse ages and backgrounds gathered in CSUN’s Little Theater Wednesday for the premiere of “From Buckism to Barackism,” a documentary about black masculinity throughout history. The documentary was written and directed by Pan-African studies professor Dr. Theresa White and has bee...

Black Panther Film Festival continues for second day

Black Panther Film Festival continues for second day

Julia Vazhenina

October 4, 2012

  CSUN’s Department of Pan African studies held the second day of the 2012 Film Festival of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense Thursday at the Satellite Student Union. The festival was conducted in honor of the 46th Anniversary of the Black Panther Party with a screening of th...

Pan African Studies to host Black Panther Film Fest

Amanda El Khoury

October 1, 2012

The Pan African Studies department is hosting the Black Panther Party For Self-Defense Film Festival, with co-sponsor the Black Student Union. The Black Panther Party was created in the 1960s as a response to racism, brutality and the oppression, said Michele Beller, administrative support assistan...

CSUN celebrates Black History Month by “breaking the chains”

Illustration by Jeromy Velasco

Jade Adams

February 1, 2012

This year’s theme for Black History Month, which CSUN has honored since its inception more than 40 years ago, is “breaking the chains to create change.” The Pan African Studies Department recognizes Black History Month as an opportunity for students and faculty to remember the struggle. B...

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