Events

 

Screening of Underwater Dreams
Wed Sept 11, 4pm
Thur Sept 12, 4pm 
Engineering Building, Rooms 285/287 

Eat popcorn while viewing Underwater Dreams, a documentary film about Spare Parts. Student raffle prizes include copies of Spare Parts and dinner with Oscar Vazquez, one of the students featured in Spare Parts! Sponsored by the Campus Reading Program and the College of Engineering.

Piecing Together the Immigration Experience 
Thurs Sept 12, 3-5pm
Clark Hall 100H

Discuss Spare Parts and how it relates to present day social justice issues. Plus, engage in Craftivism (crafting + activism) and create community art. Sponsored by the Center for Community Learning and Leadership and the UndocuSpartan Resource Center. 

A Conversation and Book Signing with Oscar Vazquez
Mon Sept 16, 12 noon-1:30 pm
Hammer Theatre Center main stage

Hear Oscar Vazquez, one of the students featured in Spare Parts, speak about his experiences as an undocumented immigrant as well as his experience serving in the U.S. military and as a professional engineer in TexasBring your copy of Spare Parts for a book signing after the talk! Sponsored by the Campus Reading Program and the UndocuSpartan Resource Center. 

Special Guest Speaker Diane Guerrero
Mon Sept 30, 7pm 
Student Union Ballroom

Diane Guerrero, actress in the hit series Orange is the New Black, talks about her experience growing up in California. Guerrero's parents were undocumented immigrants. Sponsored by Campus Life's SJSU Campus Speaker Series. 

SJSU Alum, Educator, and Activist Julio Navarette
Tues Oct 8, 7pm
Student Union 1A

Julio Navarette, educator, activist, and SJSU alum, visits SJSU to talk about his experiences growing up undocumented in SJSU, his journey at SJSU, the challenges after graduation and how he overcame them, and his experience as an immigration and environmental justice advocate. Sponsored by the Campus Reading Program, the UndocuSpartan Resource Center, and the Pride Center at SJSU. 

Piecing Together the Immigration Experience 
Thurs Oct 10, 3-5pm
Clark Hall 100H

Discuss Spare Parts and how it relates to present day social justice issues. Plus, engage in Craftivism (crafting + activism) and create community art. Sponsored by the Center for Community Learning and Leadership and the UndocuSpartan Resource Center. 

Girls in STEM documentary film and panel discussion
Wed Oct 23, 4pm
Hammer Theatre Center Stage 4

Featuring Tamara Hudgins, Executive Director of Girlstart, and documentary filmmaker Ellie Wen. Ms. Wen's film "The Missfits" is the centerpiece of this panel discussion, which will be moderated by SJSU Assistant Professor of Chemistry Madalyn Radlauer. You can view a trailer of "The Missfits" here. Sponsored by the Campus Reading Program and SJSU's student chapter of the Society of Women Engineers. 

A Conversation with Sonia Nazario
October 23, 7pm
Hammer Theatre Center main stage

An interactive talk with the two-time Pulitzer Prize winning author and journalist for The Wall Street Journal and The Los Angeles Times. Her stories and articles have tackled some of this country’s most intractable problems: hunger, drug addiction, immigration. Nazario has won numerous awards, including the the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing, the George Polk Award for International Reporting, the Grand Prize of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, and the National Assn. of Hispanic Journalists Guillermo Martinez-Marquez Award for Overall Excellence.

Right the Immigrant Story: An Edit-a-Thon
Thurs Oct 24
Fri Oct 25
Location TBA

These events are part of the library's celebration of Open Access week. More information to follow. Sponsored by the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

Piecing Together the Immigration Experience 
Thurs Nov 14, 3-5pm
Clark Hall 100H

Discuss Spare Parts and how it relates to present day social justice issues. Plus, engage in Craftivism (crafting + activism) and create community art. Sponsored by the Center for Community Learning and Leadership and the UndocuSpartan Resource Center. 

Poet Balam Rodrigo
Bilingual Poetry Reading with SJSU students
Thurs Nov 14, 3-5pm
Hammer Theatre Center, Stage 4

Acclaimed poet Balam Rodrigo, from Chiapas, Mexico, visits campus to talk about his work and to lead a workshop with SJSU students. Rodrigo’s latest book, El libro centroamericano de los Muertos (2018), focuses on the experiences of Central American immigrants as they cross more than one border in their perilous journey toward the US. The book-length poem incorporates the spiritual cosmovision of indigenous people from the region, while simultaneously exposing the brutal realities of their contemporary flight from violence and poverty. Sponsored by the Department of World Languages and Literatures, the Chicanx/Latinx Student Success Center, and the College of Humanities & the Arts Deep Humanities & Arts Initiative.

Creative Writing Workshop in Spanish (SJSU students only
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Fri Nov 15

Acclaimed poet Balam Rodrigo, from Chiapas, Mexico, hosts a day long creative-writing workshop in Spanish. The writing workshop is by application and is open to all interested SJSU students. Students will submit a writing sample in Spanish as part of the application process. Sponsored by the Department of World Languages and Literatures, the Chicanx/Latinx Student Success Center, and the College of Humanities & the Arts Deep Humanities & Arts Initiative.

Dreamer Project: An Undocuplay
Fri Nov 15

A verbatim theatre piece created from interviews with SJSU undocumented students from January 2017 – August 2018. Theatre Instructor Kathleen Normington personally conducted all interviews and obtained permission from each student to use their scripts in this performance. The play focuses on the continuing journeys of undocumented students from Mexico and Central America as they seek to find a home in the U.S. It shows the challenges each faces as SJSU students, as well as their personal stories of childhood and family. Sponsored by the Department of Film and Theatre and the College of Humanities & Arts Deep Humanities & Arts Initiative.

Joshua Davis, author of Spare Parts 
November, date TBA

Location TBA

Joshua Davis comes to SJSU to speak about storytelling. Sponsored by the Campus Reading Program, the School of Journalism, and the College of Education. 

Robots in the Creative Production of the Built Environment
Lecture Series
Dates tba

This lecture series will examine the role of robots used in creative industries, including the arts, design, and architecture. The advent of robotics in the creative and construction industries is leading to new paradigms in the way we build the world, changing not only how the built environment is designed and made, but also transforming knowledge cultures, policies and politics, and labor issues. The guest speakers will share novel insights based on their own research and experience working with robots to build art installations, interiors and buildings. Key topics will include: collaborative design tools, computerized materials for the future, adaptive sensing and actuation, on-site and cooperative robotics, machine-learning, large-scale robotic fabrication, and very importantly, human-machine interaction. Invited speaker will include: Matthias Kohler from the ETH in Zurich, Switzerland, Tsz Ng from the University of Michigan, Brandon Clifford from MIT and Matthew Bitterman from Google X.Sponsored by the Department of the Design and the College of Humanities & the Arts Deep Humanities and Arts Initiative.