Posted by: Jessica Whatcott | February 11, 2013

Take Back the Night Public Forum


Save the date: Take Back the Night events will occur the week of April 8-12, 2013. The culminating rally and march will occur on Friday, April 12.

Posted by: Jessica Whatcott | February 11, 2013

Feminist Eco-Poet Maria Melendez

Poetry reading by feminist eco-poet Maria Melendez

3 pm, Thursday, February 21, 2013
Goodwin Forum, HSU

***Free and open to the public***

Maria Melendez is the author of two collections of poetry from University of Arizona Press: How Long She’ll Last in This World (2006) and Flexible Bones (2010). Her essays appear in Ms. Magazine and Sojourns and her poetry and essays are widely anthologized. She currently lives in Pueblo, CO, where she edits Pilgrimage, a literary magazine emphasizing themes of spirit, witness and place. Her reading is sponsored by the English Department, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the CRGS department. For information contact Barbara Curiel at

Posted by: Jessica Whatcott | October 8, 2012

Healing from Violence, Dismantling Prisons Oct. 22

Posted by: Jessica Whatcott | September 5, 2012

Join us for CouRaGeouS Collisions Sept. 12

Need one more transformative unit?

Sign up for a 1-unit weekend workshop from CRGS:

WS/ES 480: Act to End Sexualized Violence. 
Kim Berry & Maxwell Schnurer, and members of the North Coast Rape Crisis Team
Meets Friday 9/28, Saturday 9/29 and Friday 10/26
Why is violence sexualized?  Why do all people need to answer this question?  Why aren’t we told the harm usually comes from someone close?  What gets covered up when we blame the victim?  How can we transform our communities and end violence?  Ready to know?  Ready to act?  Weekend workshop and one follow-up meeting.  Download course flyer

WS  480.  Population & the Environment.  Jesse Urban.
Meets Friday 9/21 and Saturday 9/22
Intersectional feminist analysis of dominant US theories and policies that blame population growth and undocumented immigration for environmental degradation. Substantial focus on alternative approaches, especially foregrounding immigrant, reproductive, and environmental justice.  “The root causes of poverty, environmental degradation & political instability lie in unjust & inequitable social & economic systems–not in women’s fertility”  (Betsy Hartmann, PopDev).  Download course flyer

ES 480: Campus Dialogue on Race.  Wurlig Bao.
Meets 3 Thursdays (5-6:50pm, Oct. 18, Nov. 1, Nov. 15)
plus students attend DoR events (Oct. 29 – Nov. 9)
The 15th Annual Campus Dialogue on Race offers dynamic speakers, interactive workshops and public screenings that relate to racial justice, intersectional analysis, and strategies for change.  Topics include civil liberties, reproductive justice, prison industrial complex, immigration, inequities in education, 2012 election, Tunnel of Oppression, and much more.  Speakers include ACLU activists Elaine Elinson and Stan Yogi, authors of Wherever There’s a Fight: How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in CaliforniaDownload course flyer

These courses are Credit/No Credit, open to all students, and no books to buy!

HSU Fall Schedule

Download a poster for all CRGS Fall 2012 courses here.

Posted by: Jessica Whatcott | April 27, 2012

Community-Based Graduation Celebrations

The campus community is invited to celebrate the successes, accomplishments, and graduations of our students.
Please join us in the annual cultural and community based graduation celebrations.

2012 Graduation Celebrations

2nd Annual Q-Grad
Saturday, May 5, 2012
2:30 PM
Great Hall @ College Creek

All Native Sash Ceremony
Thursday, May 10, 2012
5:30 PM
Native Forum

Asian & Pacific Islander Lei Ceremony
Friday, May 11, 2012
5:00 PM
Goodwin Forum

Black Graduation Celebration
Friday, May 11, 2012
6:00 PM
Kate Buchanan Room

Graduacion Latina
Friday, May 11, 2012
Dinner: 6:00 PM
Ceremony: 7:30 PM
Arcata Community Center

For more information please call the MultiCultural Center staff: Mona @ 826-3369, Nina @ 826-3365 or Marylyn @ 826-3367

Posted by: Jessica Whatcott | April 27, 2012

Queer People’s Art and Music Festivities

Eric Rofes Multicultural Resource Center’s annual Queer People’s Art and Music festivities open mic performance and visual art space on Friday 5/4 in the Klamath River room of the Jolly Giant Commons at HSU (the mic opens at 8 pm).

Spoken word Mobilizing Against Suppression/Heteronormativity! (SMAS/H!) Poem Coalition, as represented by the poem partners and avowed queers Qaiel Peltier and Elizabeth Hassler, presents its first ever collaborative poetry workshop on 5/3 from 7-9 pm in SH 117, HSU. Come explore coalitional frameworks of queer want and need with us, with a focus on the hirstorical knowledge contained in all our bodies. Everyone is welcome to attend, but be warned we will ask you to write poetry (or something else that expresses your life!). SMAS/H! is invested in the ways our individual writings and individual lives can be brought and SMAS/H!ed together to create art that resonates across bodies. Also: SMAS/H! will perform a collaborative piece — and Elizabeth plans to bring candy. ♥

Both events are wheelchair accessible — and thank goodness!


Posted by: Jessica Whatcott | April 16, 2012

“Refusing to be Enemies” film and discussion with Laurie White

Laurie White, intersectional feminist, filmmaker, therapist, and activist will be on campus Monday, April 23rd  and will be showing her extraordinary movie “Refusing to Be Enemies” from 6:30 – 8:30 in SCI- B 135.

refusing to be enemies: the zeitouna story is a 58-minute long documentary film that profiles without Hollywood patina a self-formed group of twelve ordinary women calling themselves “Zeitouna,” the Arab word for “olive tree.” These six Arabs and six Jews weave an unusual and intimate tapestry of sisterhood. Some of the women are American-born, others are immigrants; one is a Holocaust survivor, another is a survivor of the Nakbah’s terror; their ages span 40 years. Filmmaker Laurie White is a founding member of Zeitouna. Her camera became an invisible member of this sisterhood, capturing the interior of this sacred space without ever upsetting and altering the fragile process of the group’s awakening. The film does not attempt to answer questions of right and wrong, or how to break the deadlock of the Middle East conflict. Instead it offers living proof of how the journey of personal transformation may pave the way to socio-political transformation and peace.

About Laurie: Daughter of Flint, Michigan, granddaughter of Eastern European Jewish immigrants and an early activist, White discovered film as a forger of social change and community building when producing Roger and Me with fellow Flint resident, Michael Moore, in 1986. Three decades as a psychotherapist and a mosaic of experience working to oppose violence, abuse and discrimination created her vision of Zeitouna’s story as a model for others. refusing to be enemies: the zeitouna story is White’s thirteenth film.

Posted by: Jessica Whatcott | April 16, 2012

Film Screenings on Campus

Upcoming film screenings are happening in the next two weeks at HSU:

Fish Out of Water: A film that tackles the issue of homosexuality and the Bible. Join others for a viewing and discussion on April 19, 7 pm in the Native American Forum (next to the BSS building). For more information contact Mira Friedman at 707-826-5123.

Day of Silence Silent Queer Movie Screening. In honor of Day of Silence, this screening and workshop will be completely silent. Friday, April 20, 2 pm, FH 163. For more information contact

The Purity Myth: The Virginity Movement’s War Against Women. Discussion includes but is not limited to: gender roles, double standards, sexuality, sex education, political movements to oppress and end women’s rights, how women’s worth has been reduced to what happens between their legs and how women’s bodies are policed through their sexuality! Monday April 23, 5:30 pm Siemens Hall 110. For more information contact:

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