Monday, May 4
Benson Center, Williman Room
Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month: “Minority” to “Majority”
As this nation rapidly moves toward a “minority majority” and emergent groups move out of invisibility in our communities and even in the White House, do we need to take a new look at fault lines and hate crimes when these times have been labeled “post-Civil rights,” “postracism,” “postfeminist?” Writer and activist Helen Zia, the daughter of immigrants from China, shares her personal observations and stories to explore these dynamic times and how each of us can challenge old beliefs to bring diverse communities together for social justice and our common humanity. RSVP to Pauline Nguyen at 408-551-7152. Cosponsored by: Center for Social Justice, Ethnic Studies, Office for Multicultural Learning, Office of the Provost, Unity RLC, Women’s and Gender Studies.
Wednesday, May 6
President’s Speaker Series: An Evening with Avraham Burg
“God and Politics in the Middle East”
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Thursday, May 7
Center of Performing Arts, Recital Hall
“Technology in the Interest of Society: A Global Perspective”
Technology is a major component of human progress. However, technology is also a social construction and specific technologies follow specific demands from different social, economic, and political interests. Click here for more information.
2009 Undergraduate Science & Engineering Symposium (USES)
The primary goal of USES is to bridge the gap between students and faculty, and to actively engage students in the many research opportunities here at Santa Clara University. Click here for more information.
Tuesday, May 12
Harrington Learning Commons, Sobrato Technology Center, and Orradre Library
A Celebration of the Opening of the Multicultural Reading Area Featuring Francisco Jimenez and his Work
4–5 p.m.: St. Clare Room, third floor
- Introduction by Provost Lucia Gilbert
- Presentation of the short documentary “A Christmas in Tent City” by Professor Michael Whalen, communication department
- Reading by Professor Francisco Jimenez, modern languages and literatures department
5–6 p.m.: Multicultural Reading Area, second floor
Sponsored by the University Council on Inclusive Excellence and the Harrington Learning Commons, Sobrato Technology Center, and Orradre Library
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