Events & Discussions

CAMPUS READING PROGRAM

CALENDAR OF EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

FALL 2018


Event    Date    Time      Location
Exhibit – “The Power of
Protest: Speed City and
the Olympic Project
for Human Rights”
Saturday, September 1
- Thursday, November 15 
M-Th:11:00 - 6:00pm
F:11:00–5:00 pm
Sat:1:00–5:00 pm
 
MLK Library
5th Floor 
Discussion Group:
The John Carlos Story
Tuesday, September 6  12:00 - 1:00 pm  CL 100H 
Discussion Group:
The John Carlos Story
Wednesday, September 12  3:00 - 4:00 pm  CL 100H 
Athlete Activism Film
Series - “The Black
Power Mixtape – 1967-‘75” 
Tuesday, September 18 12:00 - 2:00 pm Student Union
Theater 
Know Your Rights! Tuesday, September 18 12:00 - 1:15 pm MLK 2nd Floor
Room 255/227
Discussion Group:
The John Carlos Story
Tuesday, September 18  2:00 - 3:00 pm  SSC 601
Peer Connections
Discussion Group:
The John Carlos Story 
Thursday, September 20  3:00 - 4:00 pm CL 100H
Athlete Activism Film
Series - “The Race for
Race” and “Olympic
Pride – American Prejudice”
Monday, September 24 12:00 - 2:00 pm Student Union
Theater
Discussion Group:
The John Carlos Story
Wednesday, September 26 11:00 - 12:00 pm  CL 100H
Discussion Group:
The John Carlos Story
Wednesday, October 3  3:00 - 4:00 pm  CL 100H
Athlete Activism Film
Series
 - “When We
Were Kings”
Thursday, October 4 12:00 - 2:00 pm Student Union
Theater
Athlete Activism Film
Series
“The 13th”
Tuesday, October 9 12:00 - 2:00 pm Student Union Theater
Music of the 60s:
Social Justice - SJSU
Jazz Studies Combo
(Free Concert)
Thursday, October 11 1:00 - 2:00 pm Student Union
West Patio
Landmarks and Legacy
of Athlete Activism
Monday, October 15
- Thursday, October 18
Various Various
SJSU ISSSSC
Inaugural Research Fair
Monday, October 15 8:00 - 11:30 am Student Union
Ballroom
Discussion Group:
The John Carlos Story
Monday, October 15 12:00 - 1:00 pm  CL 100H
Social Action: It is in Our DNA Tuesday, October 16 3:00 pm Student Union
Room 2B
Words to Action:
Landmarks and
Legacy of Athlete
Activism - Town Hall
Wednesday, October 17 8:30 - 12:30 pm Event Center
Buy Tickets Online 
or at box office
Discussion Group:
The John Carlos Story
Thursday, October 18  6:00 - 7:00 pm  Online (Register)
Discussion Group:
The John Carlos Story
Tuesday, October 23  11:00 - 12:00 pm  CL 100H 
Reflection on Engagement,
Democracy, and
Social Justice Forum
Monday, October 29 12:00 - 1:00 pm MLK Library
2nd Floor
255
The John Carlos Story:
Campus Reading Discussion
Thursday, November 1  12:00 - 2:00 pm MLK Library
5th Floor
Shiro Room
Discussion Group
The John Carlos Story
Wednesday, November 7  12:00 - 1:00 pm  CL 100H 
Discussion Group:
The John Carlos Story
Thursday, November 15 1:00 - 2:00 pm  CL 100H
Discussion Group:
The John Carlos Story
Monday, November 19  12:00 - 1:00 pm  CL 100H
Discussion Group:
The John Carlos Story
Tuesday, December 4  2:00 - 3:00 pm  CL 100H
LibGuide for the 2018 Campus Reading Program
Book Discussion Questions (pdf)

 


SEPTEMBER

CAMPUS READING PROGRAM

CALENDAR OF EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

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Discussion Group: The John Carlos Story

September 2018 - December 2018
Clark Hall 100H (Fishbowl) - except on the following dates: 9/18, 10/18

Discussion groups give you an opportunity to discuss The John Carlos Story and related topics with students and other members of the SJSU community.  Even if you haven't read the book, join the discussion because you can learn about this remarkable story of three men who  cared so much about eradicating racism and injustice that they put justice ahead of their careers and personal lives. Bring a friend too!!
 

Exhibit – “The Power of Protest: Speed City and the Olympic Project for Human Rights”

Featuring artifacts from the Dr. Harry Edwards Collection, the Speed City Era, and more.

September 1 - November 15, 2018
Martin Luther King Jr. Library | 5th Floor
M-TH: 11 am- 6 pm | F: 11 am – 5 pm | SAT: 1 pm – 5 pm

The Dr. Harry Edwards Collection includes historic photos, autographed books, Olympic Project for Human Rights memorabilia, and correspondence from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and President Barack Obama. Additional artifacts from SJSU’s famed Speed City era and history of athlete activism and social justice advocacy will also be featured. Learn more.

Athlete Activism Film Series -  “The Black Power Mixtape – 1967-‘75”  

Tuesday, September 18, 12:00 - 2:00 PM
Student Union Theater

This award winning film examines the evolution of the Black Power movement in American society from the perspective of Swedish journalists and filmmakers.

 
 

Know Your Rights!

From Raising a Fist to Taking a Knee: Black Protest and the Price of Freedom of Speech, 1968-2018

Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 12:00 - 1:15 pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Library | 2nd Floor - Room 255/257

In recognition and observance of Constitution Day, Prof. Edith Kinney and Prof. John Halushka of Justice Studies will help us better understand key issues in the civil rights, human rights & Black Power movements that animated the Olympic Project for Human Rights and Carlos and Smith's historic protest that is the focus of this year’s Campus Read.   

The talk will focus on historical parallels between the Black Power movement of the 1960s and the Black Lives Matter Movement today, exploring how Black protesters, both then and now, pay a steep price for exercising their First Amendment Rights.|

Athlete Activism Film Series - “The Race for Race” and “Olympic Pride – American Prejudice” 

Monday, September 24, 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Student Union Theater 

Learn about the significance of the 18 African American athletes who participated in the 1936 Olympic games in Berlin where Jesse Owens won his four gold medals.


OCTOBER

Athlete Activism Film Series -  “When We Were Kings”
 
Thursday, October 4, 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Student Union Theater 

This Academy Award winning documentary examines the famous Rumble in the Jungle heavyweight boxing championship between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman.

Athlete Activism Film Series -  “The 13th”

Tuesday, October 9, 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Student Union Theater


This award winning documentary explores mass incarceration in the US including its history and impact on various segments of our population.

Music of the 60s: Social Justice (Free Concert)

Thursday, October 11, 2018, 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Student Union West Patio

Groove to the sounds of SJSU Jazz Studies Combo. Dress in 60s fashion and go with the flow.

Landmarks and Legacy of Athlete Activism

Monday, October 15 - Thursday, October 18, 2018

Enjoy a week of events to celebrate the 50th anniversary of “The Sports Moment That Changed the World”, hosted by our friend and collaborator on campus, the Institute for the Study of Sport, Society, and Social Change (ISSSC).  For more information, see their website at: https://www.sjsuwordstoaction.com/events/

 

SJSU ISSSSC Inaugural Research Fair

Monday, October 15, 8:00-11:30 am
Student Union Ballroom

The research fair will start at 8 AM with a keynote address by Marques R. Dexter, a 3rd year Ph.D. student in the Sport Management & Policy program at the University of Georgia. Mr. Dexter will connect the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Olympic protest with the current wave of athlete activism in a paper entitled Activism: A Gateway to Stand up for Humanity. During the rest of the fair you can talk with SJSU students about their research on sports, society and social change.

 

SJSU and Historic Social Justice Movements
Social Action: It is in Our DNA

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 3:00 pm
Student Union, Room 2B

A panel discussion entitled "Social Action: It is in Our DNA" will take place on Tuesday, October 16th at 3 pm in the meeting room 2B of the Student Union as part of the Smith/Carlos Legacy Week. Here is a short description of the program:

October 16th, 1968 is the day that Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists in Mexico City for racial justice, human rights, and the end to poverty.  On this 50th anniversary of their action, come hear from SJSU faculty, staff, and alumnae about Tommie and John's historic action, as well as the long history of social justice at San Jose State University, which includes the creation of Chicano Commencement, the establishment (and re-establishment) of EOP, and the successful campaign to raise the minimum wage in San Jose 

Speakers include:

  • Rigo 23, California artist that designed and built the Tommie Smith and John Carlos Statues
  • Dr. Julia Curry, SJSU, Department of Mexican American Studies
  • Marina Corralez, SJSU class of 2010 (Master's Degree), and who worked to re-establish the EOP, and is now a current EOP staff member
  • Leila McCabe, SJSU class of 2012, one of the 4 students that started the SJ minimum wage campaign
  • Elisha St. Laurent, SJSU class of 2012, and former student leader that helped win the SJ minimum wage campaign

The event is sponsored by the Cesar Chavez Community Action Center, College of Social Science, Human Rights Collaborative, Institute for Study of Sport, Society and Social Change.  Please contact Dr. Scott Myers-Lipton at smlipton@sjsu.edu if you have any questions.


Words to Action: Landmarks and Legacy of Athlete Activism Town Hall

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
SJSU Event Center

Long misunderstood and linked forever by their memorable stand for human rights on October 16, 1968, at the Mexico City Olympics, Smith and Carlos will appear with the following luminaries for the first panel discussion:

  • John Carlos, 1968 Olympics bronze medalist, track and field
  • Spencer Haywood, 1968 Olympic gold medalist, basketball
  • Paul Hoffman and Cleve Livingston, 1968 Olympic rowing team members
  • Tommie Smith, 1968 Olympics gold medalist, 200 meters, track and field
  • Wyomia Tyus, 1968 Olympics gold medalist, track and field

Enrolled students with ID can claim one ticket at no cost at the Event Center box office beginning Sept. 13. Faculty and staff members with ID may obtain two tickets at $10 each at the box office. All others may purchase tickets online or at the box office. For group ticket sales, contact the SJSU Institute for the Study of Sport, Society and Social Change Associate Director Rodney Knox (rodney.knox@sjsu.edu).

For information, please view this announcement.

 

Reflection on Engagement, Democracy, and Social Justice: A Deliberative Forum

Monday, October 29, 2018 - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - MLK 255

This deliberative forum centers on themes of civic engagement, with a special focus on voting as an act of voicing both individual and community values. Co-hosted by Professor Tabitha Hart of Communication Studies and Librarian Craig Simpson, Director of Special Collections and Archives. 


NOVEMBER

The John Carlos Story: Campus Reading Program Discussion

November 1, 2018, 12:00 pm 2:00 pm
Martin Luther King Library, 5th Floor, Shiro Room

Moderators: Karin Jeffery, Anamika Megwalu, Craig Simpson. 
Light refreshments

Olympic runner John Carlos wanted to bring change into society. He was passionate about ending racism in the United States. In 1968, Carlos won the bronze medal in the 200-meter dash during the Olympics in Mexico City. He took that opportunity to stand on the podium and fight for a bigger cause. Tommie Smith and John Carlos’ Black Power salute sparked controversy and cost his career, but he cared more about eradicating racism and injustice. He is a true, lifelong activist. Come join us for a discussion on his remarkable life story, his struggles and achievements.