Liberal Arts Division Events Fall 2021

The Liberal Arts Division hosts a wide array of exciting events and activities that our faculty and students can enjoy throughout the semester! Please refer to the events below to see all upcoming and past events for the Fall 2021 semester.


August: 

 

September:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 7th: Core Ensemble: Celebrating Diversity through Chamber Music

  • Location: Zoom
  • Time: 7:00 p.m.
  • Primary Contact Person: Carmenmara Hernandez Bravo
  • Description: A chamber music theater production for solo actor and trio (cello, piano, percussion), exploring the artistic and political passions of Diego Rivera, the unwavering commitment to human rights of Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero and the pursuit of social justice by Mexican American desperado Joaquin Murrieta, aka Zoro. Text is by Jose Cruz Gonzalez. Music for the show features songs and concert/vernacular music by a wide range of Latin American composers including Astor Piazzolla and Osvaldo Golijov.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 21st: Hispanic Heritage Celebration

  • Location: Zoom
  • Time: 7:00 p.m.
  • Primary Contact Person: Carmenmara Hernandez Bravo
  • Description: Join us on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 7 pm via Zoom for Hispanic Heritage Celebration. The evening will include a chamber music theatre production exploring the artistic and political passions of Diego Rivera, the unwavering commitment to human rights of Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero and the pursuit or social justice by Mexican American desperado Joaquin Murrieta, aka Zoro. Text is by Jose Cruz Gonzalez. Music for the show features songs and concert/vernacular music by a wide range of Latin American composers including Astor Piazzolla and Osvaldo Golijov. Registration not required, click on this Zoom link at time of event to participate(link is external).

  • Monday, Sept. 27th:  Oscar Winning Latinx Films - "Frida"

  • Location: Zoom
  • Time: 7:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
  • Primary Contact Person: Carmenmara Hernandez Bravo
  • Description: This is the true story of Frida Kahlo (Salma Hayek) and her husband Diego Rivera (Alfred Molina), the larger-than-life painters who became the most acclaimed artists in Mexican history, and whose tempestuous love affair, landmark journeys to America, and outrageous personalities made them legendary. Q&A after viewing the film.

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October:

  • Monday, Oct. 4th: Oscar Winning Latinx Films - "Shape of Water"

  • Location: Zoom
  • Time: 7:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
  • Primary Contact Person: Carmenmara Hernandez Bravo
  • Description: The Shape of Water is a 2017 American romantic fantasy film directed by Guillermo del Toro and written by del Toro and Vanessa Taylor. It stars Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Octavia Spencer. Set in Baltimore, Maryland in 1962, the story follows a mute cleaner at a high-security government laboratory who falls in love with a captured humanoid amphibian creature. Q&A after viewing the film.
  • Monday, Oct. 11th: Oscar Winning Latinx Films - "Roma"

  • Location: Zoom
  • Time: 7:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
  • Primary Contact Person: Carmenmara Hernandez Bravo
  • Description: Roma is a 2018 black-and-white drama film written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón, who also produced, shot, and co-edited it. Set in 1970 and 1971, Roma follows the life of a live-in housekeeper of a middle-class family, as a semi-autobiographical take on Cuarón's upbringing in the Colonia Roma neighborhood of Mexico City. Q&A after viewing the film.
  • Thursday, Oct. 14th: Oscar Winning Latinx Films - "El Che"

  • Location: Zoom
  • Time: 7:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
  • Primary Contact Person: Carmenmara Hernandez Bravo
  • Description: El Che is a two-part 2008 biographical film about Argentine Marxist revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara, directed by Steven Soderbergh. Part Two is titled Guerrilla and focuses on Guevara's attempt to bring revolution to Bolivia and his demise. Q&A after viewing the film.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 20th: Teach-In Islam and Arabic Culture

  • Location: Zoom
  • Time: 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Primary Contact Person: Carmenmara Hernandez Bravo
  • Description: Speaker, Professor Dany Doueiri.  

    Prof. Dany Doueiri directs the Arabic Language program at Cal State San Bernardino and serves on the board of directors for the Center for Islamic and Middle East Studies. He was born in the Congo, lived his early life in Lebanon and came to the U.S. thirty years ago where he studied at Cal Poly Pomona, UC Davis and finally at UCLA where he completed his doctorate degree in Islamic studies.

  • In 1991, he co-founded Human Assistance and Development International,  a non-profit educational and scientific organization and serves as its academic director. He is a frequent guest speaker on Islamic and Middle East affairs across the country and has evaluated more than 50 language programs in Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Hindi, Urdu, Russian and Korean across the nation and across the world. Prof. Doueiri has visited and worked in more than 30 countries in 4 continents. He served as editor-in-chief of IslamiCity (http://islam.org), the most visited and awarded website in the world serving 27 million unique visitors per year. He is the technical editor of the book: "Qur'an for Dummies" and has other publications. His passion is to ensure that all students receive quality, broad and rigorous education and he is recipient of several awards including outstanding academic adviser."

  • Thursday, Oct. 21st: Public Reading for WALL 2021

  • Location: YouTube - WALL Public Reading
  • Time: 7:00 p.m.
  • Primary Contact Person: Prof. Gina Shaffer
  • Description: You are invited to view presentations of Poetry, Personal Narratives, Short Stories & Art from Saddleback's Award winning Campus Publication, Wall Literary Journal 2021.

 

November:

  • Monday, Nov. 1st: Dia De Los Muertos/Life After Celebration/Noche de Altares and screening of "Coco"

  • Time: 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Zoom
  • Primary Contact Person: Carmenmara Hernandez Bravo
  • Presenter: Professor Paulino Mendoza 
  • Description:   
  •  Professor Paulino Mendoza Azúcar teaches Spanish at Mira Costa College, Palomar College, Santiago Canyon College, and Saddleback College. He was born in Guerrero, Mexico, but grew up in California. He studied at Cal State San Marcos and obtained a Master’s in Spanish and finally at CSU East Bay where he completed a Master’s in Education. Professor Mendoza finds fun and creative ways to incorporate culture in his courses through music, art, food, and celebrations. He loves sharing his passion for Mexican traditions specifically. Come join him in this incredible journey of discovery. 

December:

  • Monday, December 6th: Teach in on the Baha'i Faith

  • Time: 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Zoom
  • Primary Contact Person: Carmenmara Hernandez Bravo
  • Description: Please join us for a Teach-In on the Baha'i Faith . The speaker is Dr. Ray Zimmerman. The Baha'i Faith is a highly diverse worldwide religion that teaches the oneness of humanity and the essential unity of all spiritual traditions. Baha'is also believe in the elimination of all forms of prejudice, the equality of women and men, the harmony of science and religion, spiritual solutions to economic problems, and world peace upheld by global institutions. This teach-in will introduce the Baha'i Faith--its origins, beliefs, goals, and practices.  

    Dr. Ray Zimmerman is a professor of English at Saddleback College. His doctoral research at UC Irvine concerned masculinity, violence, and militarism in 20th century American literature. A licensed mediator, he also serves as a member of the OC Sheriff's Interfaith Advisory Council and a member of the Advisory Board for Chapman University's Interfaith Center. A member of the Baha'i Faith since 1993, he is currently the Secretary of the Baha'i community in the city of Orange, CA. In 2004, he received an NAACP award for education.

  • Sponsored by: Saddleback's International Languages Department and the Equity & Diversity Committee

 

  • Thursday, Dec. 9th: Transgender Awareness Week Presentation

  • Time: 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Zoom
  • Primary Contact PersonCarmenmara Hernandez Bravo
  • Speaker: Ariel Savage
  • Description:  Ariel Savage is the Policy Coordinator at TruEvolution, a non-profit organization fighting for racial justice and health equity for LGBTQ+ people. Ariel recently spoke at the National Trans Visibility March (2021) and is spearheading TEAL (Trans Equity Advancement Lab) with TruEvolution. As a trans woman of color that grew up in the Inland Empire, Ariel is fiercely passionate about expanding care and support for trans people in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. Ariel graduated from Stanford University with a BA in American Studies, concentrating on art and activism in the US. Ariel envisions a world where she and her trans sisters have expansive access to gender-affirming healthcare, social support, and collective empowerment.