USD JUST READ! 2017-2018 Ta-Nehisi COates: Between the WOrld And Me



Thursday | April 5 | 2:30pm - 4:30pm | Humanities Center (SH 200)

Presented by Producer James Yi, & Brian Hu, PhD and Artistic Director of the Pacific Arts Movement

Co-sponsored by the United Front Multicultural Center & Asian Students in Alliance (ASIA)

This powerful film won the Best of Next! audience award at the Sundance Film Festival.

Please let us know if you plan on attending with your class. Thank you. cee@sandiego.edu

GOOK takes place on the eve of the 1992 LA riots in the predominantly African-American Los Angeles neighborhood of Paramount, where Korean-American brothers Eli (Justin Chon) and Daniel (David So) run their family shoe store. Eli has just scored a box of popular sneakers "off a truck" and hopes that selling them will help them make rent. But Daniel doesn't care about the store and instead plans to cut a demo tape in hopes of becoming an R&B singer. The brothers allow Kamilla (Simone Baker), an 11-year-old neighborhood girl, to hang out at the store, occasionally helping them out. But as the riots begin in earnest, the brothers are targeted by Kamilla's older brother, Keith (Curtiss Cook Jr.), who blames the Korean shop owners for his mother's death. Source: Common Sense Media

Just Act! Meeting Changemakers Day March 21

Stephanie Brown

Leadership for Equity in Linda Vista

PRINCIPAL Montgomery Middle School | ALUMNA

March 21 | 10am - 10:45am | Salomon Hall | Maher Hall

Faculty: Please let us know if you plan on bringing your class. Thank you.

Stephanie Brown is a resident of Linda Vista, alumna of USD, and the principal of Montgomery Middle STEAM Magnet School. She is passionate about serving the families in her community and leading the transition of Montgomery’s new STEAM magnet program. Principal Brown leads with a strong focus on equity and interrupting the cycle of generational poverty by creating the conditions and opportunities for her students to unleash their brilliance. To learn more about her school you can visit www.sandi.net/montgomery or check her out on Twitter @LeadForLove

Isaias crow



March 21 | 12:30pm - 2pm | Salomon Hall | Maher Hall

Faculty: Please let us know if you plan on bringing your class. Thank you.

Isaias Crow is an international muralist, speaker, author, and workshop facilitator on the subjects of introspection, personal development, spiritual well-being, creativity, and team building.

His murals and paintings reflect the beautiful yet powerful energy that he’s experienced within the communities and homes he’s visited in diverse parts of the globe. It is this mentality and self-proclaimed purpose that ignites Isaias Crow to be a catalyst to others through an array of forward-thinking and empowering services. To learn more about Crow and his work visit his website at www.isaiascrow.com.

Harold Green

Spoken Word Performance


March 21 | 6pm - 7:30pm | Salomon Hall | Maher Hall

Faculty: Please let us know if you plan on bringing your class. Thank you.

Primarily a poet, Harold Green is an ever-evolving artist with a skill set that defies categorization. His vibrant storytelling and passionate lyrical delivery continue to captivate audiences both domestically and internationally. With repeat sell-out shows at some of Chicago’s largest and most popular music venues, Green is not only a highly sought-after talent, but an equally respected band leader and event producer.

Aggressively working to move the genre forward, each show that Green curates is a one-of-a-kind, full sensory, multi-disciplinary experience drawing guests from all sides of the city and country, breaking down barriers and pushing far beyond the limitations of the traditional “coffee-house spoken word” blueprint. Harold's website http://haroldandthebeard.com/

The Struggle for Educational Equity for African Americans

April 13 | 10am - 11:30am | Warren Hall 3D | Law School Building

Facilitated by: Joi Spencer, PhD, Associate Dean, SOLES & Maya Kalyanpur, PhD, Chair, Department of Learning and Teaching

Created By
Nina Baker

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