header image

[Sign Up Now] to Receive Our FREE Daily SCVTV-SCVNews Digest by E-Mail

Inside
Weather


 
Calendar
Today in
S.C.V. History
May 28
1888 - Olympian Jim Thorpe, "America's greatest athlete," born in Indian Territory (probably near Prague, Okla.); later in life, appeared in many B-Westerns shot in Placerita Canyon [story]
Jim Thorpe


The spring 2017 Biannual Men of Color Enquiry & Student Research Poster Session will be held at California State University, Northridge at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 17, at the University Student Union (USU) Northridge Center.

The event, organized by CSUN Africana Studies professor Cedric Hackett, will highlight research conducted by students from Hackett’s The Black Man in Contemporary Times class. Students will present posters on topics pertaining to the trials and tribulations black men face in professional settings and day-to-day life. The event also will feature guest speaker Fluke Fluker, co-founder of The Village Nation and a teacher at El Camino Real Charter High School in Woodland Hills.

The posters on display will echo the event’s theme — “Roots of Resilience & Reconciliation” — and focus on how African-American men meet and overcome the unique challenges they face in contemporary society, while also reflecting on their historical efforts to strive for equality and recognition.

“We want to explore ways black men have been subjugated by violence — including violence from the intellectual community — and how they reconcile these issues to achieve self-worth, self-efficacy and above all, self-actualization,” Hackett said. “It’s an intellectual exercise.”

Hackett emphasized the range of perspectives and scenarios he wanted his students to consider while developing their posters.

“We do this poster series to invite the community to view research my students have done in regard to the black male. This could mean black men in fashion, black male parents — and those who might be single parents — black men in movies, music and every walk of life,” he said. “We’re open to exploring anything black men go through and the processes of reconciliation they undergo.”

Hackett said he wants his students to come away from this exercise with the ability to use theoretical frameworks and existing research, to form strong arguments and provide evidence for the concepts they advance. He described the event as a “snapshot of their education.”

In addition to the poster session and guest speaker, the Men of Color Enquiry will feature a drum performance led by Derf Reklaw-Raheem and a series of spoken-word performances dubbed “The Black Man-ologues.” Hackett described the latter as a reworking of “The Vagina Monologues” focused on exploring the character of African-American men.

The Biannual Men of Color Enquiry & Student Research Poster Session is open to the public and free to attend. Communication services, such as sign language interpreters and assistive-listening devices, are available, but must be requested at least five business days in advance. The USU is located on the east side of the campus at 18111 Nordhoff St. in Northridge.

For more information, contact Cedric Hackett at cedric.hackett@csun.edu or (818) 677-3311.

Comment On This Story
COMMENT POLICY: We welcome comments from individuals and businesses. All comments are moderated. Comments are subject to rejection if they are vulgar, combative, or in poor taste.
REAL NAMES ONLY: All posters must use their real individual or business name. This applies equally to Twitter account holders who use a nickname.

0 Comments

You can be the first one to leave a comment.

Leave a Comment


HIGHER EDUCATION LINKS
LOCAL COLLEGE HEADLINES
Monday, May 27, 2024
Several months ago, a student paused before class to ask Julie Larson, Ph.D., how she was feeling about her upcoming retirement. She laughed.
Monday, May 27, 2024
The award-winning documentary “SPELLERS,” the crew of which included alumni of The Master’s University and a TMU faculty member, is now available to watch for free on YouTube.
Monday, May 27, 2024
Commencement season at California State University, Northridge never fails to disappoint, and 2024 has been no exception: Eight joyous ceremonies kicked off May 11 with Honors Convocation, and continued May 17-20 as graduates from eight colleges crossed the stage.
Wednesday, May 22, 2024
When Nicole Brooks leafed through the College of the Canyons Fall 2022 class schedule, a British Literature course caught her eye. 
Tuesday, May 21, 2024
California Institute of the Arts announced the appointment of Ranu Mukherjee as dean of its School of Film/Video.
Keep Up With Our Facebook

Latest Additions to SCVNews.com
1888 - Olympian Jim Thorpe, "America's greatest athlete," born in Indian Territory (probably near Prague, Okla.); later in life, appeared in many B-Westerns shot in Placerita Canyon [story]
Jim Thorpe
Several months ago, a student paused before class to ask Julie Larson, Ph.D., how she was feeling about her upcoming retirement. She laughed.
TMU Communications Professor Retiring After ‘A Marvelous 40 Years’
MARION, Ind. -- Caleb Pouliot came less than two inches from claiming his third national title in two years on the final day of the 2024 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Track & Field National Championships in Marion, Ind.
Pouliot Comes Up Short in Quest for Third National Title
The award-winning documentary “SPELLERS,” the crew of which included alumni of The Master’s University and a TMU faculty member, is now available to watch for free on YouTube.
Award-Winning Documentary by TMU Alumni Now on YouTube
On May 21, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 to approve a recommendation submitted by Supervisors Kathryn Barger, whose Fifth District includes the Santa Clarita Valley, and Lindsey Horvath instructing the L.A. County Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (MVA) to take the lead on future collaboration and coordination with the state and federal Departments of Veterans Affairs.
Veteran Peer Access Merges with Military Affairs Department
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s revised budget has helped some of the Golden State’s budget woes, though financial problems continue to loom on the horizon, the state Legislative Analyst’s Office said Friday.
State’s Fiscal Watchdog Sees Positive Signs in Reducing Deficit
Jonathan Larson started the final round of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Men's Golf Championships tied for ninth, but a 9-over 81 dropped him to T27 on the final day of competition.
TMU’s Larson Struggles in NAIA Championships’ Final Round
The community is invited to come tour Rancho Camulos National Historic Landmark and enjoy the harmonies of the Blue Plate Special Barbershop Quartet Sunday, June 2.
June 2: Blue Plate Special Barbershop Quartet at Rancho Camulos
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has been notified of one case of measles in a non-Los Angeles County resident who traveled to Los Angeles International (LAX) airport while infectious on May 19, 2024.  
Measles Case Confirmed in L.A. County
As the summer approaches, the Santa Clarita Public Library offers our community the opportunity to embrace the power of reading.
Ken Striplin | 2024 Summer Reading Program
Commencement season at California State University, Northridge never fails to disappoint, and 2024 has been no exception: Eight joyous ceremonies kicked off May 11 with Honors Convocation, and continued May 17-20 as graduates from eight colleges crossed the stage.
Matadors Celebrate 2024 Commencement
1971 - Community preview night (pre-grand opening), Magic Mountain [story]
opening night ticket to Magic Mountain
1956 - Placerita Canyon State Park dedicated [story]
Oak of the Golden Dream
1966 - Mustang Drive-In theater opens on Soledad Canyon Road [story]
Mustang Drive-In
ARTree invites the Santa Clarita Valley community to be a part of this recycled bottlecap art project. Families can participate in the making of the mural at the Old Town Newhall Branch of the Santa Clarita Library on June 1, from 2:30-4 p.m.
June 1: Be Part of the Bottlecap Recycled Art Project
Children’s Bureau is seeking foster families and now offers two virtual ways for individuals and/or couples to learn how to help children in foster care while reunifying with birth families or how to provide legal permanency by adoption.
June 20: Foster Families Sought, Attend a Virtual Orientation
As part of the I-5 North County Enhancements Project, OHLA-USA will be extending the existing southbound Calgrove Boulevard off ramp.
Calgrove SB Off Ramp Nighttime Closure May 29-June 28
The public is invited to celebrate the third annual California State Parks Week, June 12-16. This year’s theme: “This is Where You Live” will offer more than 200 events presented by California State Parks, Save the Redwoods League, Parks California and California State Parks Foundation.
Celebrate Third Annual California State Parks Week June 12-16
The NAACP Santa Clarita will host its Annual Juneteenth Celebration over two days, June 14-15. Day one will feature an adults only game night mixer and day two will feature a family celebration at Central Park.
June 14-15: NAACP Santa Clarita Junteenth Two-Day Celebration
Santa Clarita Ballet will present "The Wizard of Oz" on the main stage of the Santa Clarita Perfomring Arts Center at College of the Canyons on Saturday and Sunday June 8-9 at 2 p.m.
June 8-9: Santa Clarita Ballet Performs ‘The Wizard of Oz’
The Remo Music Center is dedicated to providing an atmosphere where people from all walks of life, of all ages, with or without a musical background, can experience making music with others in a welcoming, friendly, non-challenging environment and experience the benefit and joys of making music.
Free Kids, Family Drum Circle at Remo Music Center
After years of hard and heartfelt work, Bridge to Home celebrated the opening of their permanent year-round shelter in Santa Clarita on May 21.
Kathryn Barger | Keeping Up With Kathryn
Volunteer Cabin Counselors at The Painted Turtle Camp are being sought for June 8 - July 30. The mission of The Painted Turtle, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is to provide a year-round, life-changing environment and authentic camp experience for children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses.
Painted Turtle Volunteer Cabin Counselors Sought
The city of Santa Clarita invites volunteers to join the Wildland Weekend Warriors in planting and watering plants in Golden Valley or Elsmere Canyon Open Space, or Taylor Trailhead to feed the local pollinators and wildlife. For this project, volunteers should bring work gloves. A long-handled shovel is optional, but helpful.
Wildland Weed Warriors Sought for Open Space Areas
SCVNews.com