Center for Multicultural Education
A garden provided poor families and their neighbors with food and camaraderie after rioting in the early 1990's. The Garden explores the resiliency of Los Angeles farmers in creating a community plot. They confront the cordons of wealth and commerce: a bittersweet story of self-sufficiency and fortitude.
The Psychological Health of Women of Color by Lillian Comas-Diaz and Beverly Greene is an anthology that focuses on issues of women’s emotional health and wellbeing. Specifically, the book analyzes the life stages of women of color. Book Club sessions are open to the public. If one has not read the book, one is still encouraged to attend and participate in discussion.
Cartoonist Lela Lee will be presenting and discussing her cartoon “Angry Little Asian Girl,” and her books Angry Little Girls. Characters experience and express anger in various ways. The strips are often both humorous and thought-provoking. Come listen to how Lela Lee overcame the odds, as many told her “there is just no market for Asians” and her characters. She not only beat this insulting stereotype, but has published several books, comics, and has her own website. This is the 20th anniversary of Angry Little Asian Girls.
J Mase III is a black, trans, queer, spoken-word poet from Philadelphia. An organ donor, he is the author of "If I Should Die Under the Knife, Tell My Kidney I Was the Fiercest Poet Around" and creator of the annual performance event "Cupid Ain’t @#$%!: An Anti-Valentine’s Day Poetry Movement."
The Queer Monologues, inspired by the Vagina Monologues, is a production aimed at inspiring collaboration, conspiring for equal rights and sending the message that it’s okay to be who you are, even if society thinks you’re a little queer.
"(A)sexual" follows the growth of a community that experiences no sexual attraction. In a society obsessed with sex, how do you deal with life as an outsider? Combining intimate interviews, vérité footage and animation with humor and pop culture imagery, the film attempts to answer this question.
Come see your fellow classmates perform on stage. Proceeds from tips will benefit a local charity.
King Corn follows two friends on a quest to Iowa in hopes to understand whence the food we eat comes. After they buy an acre of land and reap a bountiful harvest, they run headlong into a food system that is manipulative and destructive of farming endeavors in multiple ways.
CME Book Club: Asian American Women’s Popular Literature: Feminizing Genres and Neoliberal Belonging by Pamela ThomaSubmitted by Anonymous on Thu, 03/13/2014 - 2:30pm
Asian American Women’s Popular Literature: Feminizing Genres and Neoliberal Belonging by Pamela Thoma analyzes how popular genre fiction, written by Asian American women and featuring Asian American characters, depicts both contemporary American-ness and contributes to public dialogue about national belonging. Thoma focuses on how such fiction addresses attempts women, make in a neoliberal society, to balance their personal and professional lives. Book club sessions are open to the public. If one has not read the book, one is still encouraged to attend and participate in discussion.
The International Student Association will host this event featuring different foods from around the world. Recipes will be available.