Liberal Arts Division Events - Spring 2022

February 2022

Tuesday, February 1st - International Languages Celebration of Black History month: "Of Ebony Embers" Core Ensemble

  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: Zoom
  • Host: Carmenmara Hernandez Bravo 
  • Description: OF EBONY EMBERS | CORE ENSEMBLE Attend a special virtual performance of the chamber music theatre work, “Of Ebony Embers: Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance,” celebrating the music and poetry of the Harlem Renaissance era in New York City. A Q&A with the actor will follow. This performance is sponsored by the Associated Student Government and the Equity and Diversity Committee.


Wednesday, February 9th - Chinese New Year Celebration


March 2022


Tuesday, March 1st - International Languages: Women Month - "Las Magnificas": Chavela Vargas, Violeta Parra, Celia Cruz

Wednesday, March 16th - Informational Meeting on Study Abroad Summer 2022 - Santander, Spain

Thursday, March 17th - International Languages: Traditions of the Persian New Year

  • Time: 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Zoom
  • Host: Carmenmara Hernandez Bravo & Sohila Saremi
  • Description: History of Nowruz, Persian New Year, countries that celebrate it, special customs of Nowruz, myths and legends related to Nowruz, and how Nowruz is celebrated today. The Persian New Year, Nowruz, marks the first day of spring and is celebrated on the day of the astronomical vernal equinox, which usually occurs on 21 March. It is celebrated as the beginning of the new year by more than 300 million people all around the world and has been celebrated for over 3,000 years in the Balkans, the Black Sea Basin, the Caucasus, Central Asia, the Middle East and other regions. Nowruz plays a significant role in strengthening the ties among peoples based on mutual respect and the ideals of peace and good neighbourliness. Its traditions and rituals reflect the cultural and ancient customs of the civilizations of the East and West, which influenced those civilizations through the interchange of human values. Celebrating Nowruz means the affirmation of life in harmony with nature, awareness of the inseparable link between constructive labour and natural cycles of renewal and a solicitous and respectful attitude towards natural sources of life.

April 2022


Monday, April 4th - International Languages: A discussion with Director, Barry Alexander Brown. and Viewing of, "Son of the South"

  • Time: 6:00 p.m.
  • Location: Zoom
  • Host: Carmenmara Hernandez Bravo & Ann Rosen
  • Description: In this poignant true story set in Montgomery, Alabama, a Klansman’s grandson must choose which side of history to be on during the Civil Rights Movement. Defying his family and white Southern norms, he fought against social injustice, repression and violence to change the world around him. SON OF THE SOUTH is from executive producer Spike Lee and based on Bob Zellner’s autobiography, “The Wrong Side of Murder Creek.”


    Monday, April 25th - International Film Festival Celebration of Neurodiversity with screening of, "Wretches and Jabbers"

    • Time: 7:00 p.m.
    • Location : Zoom or BGS 254
    • Host: Carmenmara Hernandez Bravo
    • Description: Presented by Stacy Eldred, Department Co-Chair and Coordinator for the Adult Education OASIS Program serving adults with disabilities and Heidi Ochoa, Communication Studies Professor. Discussion after the film. Sponsored by the FA, Adult Education and IL Department.


    Tuesday, April 26th - Spring Sing & Open Mic Poetry Night at Saddleback College

    • Time: 6:00 p.m.
    • Location: HS 145
    • Host: Saddleback College Creative Writing Club
    • Contact: Want to meet other Writers, Artists, Musicians, and English Majors? Come to the Saddleback College Creative Writing Club's Spring Sing & Open Mic Night! For sign-up information, contact 


    Friday, April 27th - International Languages: Day of Silence -and- Viewing of, "A Fantastic Woman"

    • Time: 7:00 p.m.
    • Location: Zoom
    • Host: Carmenmara Hernandez Bravo
    • Description: We will honor the LGBTQI+ with a minute of silence in Zoom, and then show the film, "A Fantastic Woman".

    May 2022


    Wednesday, May 4th - International Languages: "Eid al Fitr" - A Celebration of the End of Ramadan.


    • Time: 6pm
    • Location Zoom
    • Host: Carmenmara Hernandez Bravo
    • Description: Presentation by Prof. Amina Yassian and Prof. Bouchra Nadeau