11th Annual Rockabilly Festival

Pitzer College Latinx Student Union invites you to our FREE 11th Annual Rockabilly Festival held on Saturday, April 28, 2018. There will be a variety of live music being played by local bands, car show, vendors, food and more family-friendly fun for everyone!

FMI: https://www.facebook.com/events/189423644945034/

Film Screening: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Told through the eyes of Henrietta Lacks’ daughter, this film chronicles her search, along with a journalist, to learn about the mother she never knew and understand how the unauthorized harvesting of her mother’s cancerous cells in 1951 led to unprecedented medical breakthroughs.

Discussion led by assistant dean of faculty Shelva Paulse will follow. Refreshments provided.

Black Student Union Open House

The Black Student Union (BSU) opens its doors to the community as we talk about what blackness means to us and how we embrace/express our black identity on campus. The room will be turned into a museum for people to come in and view the stories of some of the students on campus.

Refreshments provided.

Black Student Union – Black History Month Events PDF

Lecture: Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies

Join us for a talk and discussion with author H. Samy Alim.

H. SAMY ALIM is the David O. Sears presidential endowed chair in the social sciences and professor of anthropology and African American studies at UCLA, and the Founding Director of the Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Language (CREAL). His most recent books include Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies: Teaching and Learning for Justice in a Changing World (Teachers College Press, 2017, with Django Paris) and Raciolinguistics: How Language Shapes Our Ideas about Race (Oxford, 2016). He is also author of Articulate While Black: Barack Obama, Language, and Race in the U.S. (Oxford, 2012, with Geneva Smitherman). He has written extensively about Black Language and Hip Hop Culture in his books, Street Conscious Rap (1999), You Know My Steez (2004), Roc the Mic Right (2006), Tha Global Cipha (2006), Talkin Black Talk (2007), and Global Linguistic Flows (2009).