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"This has been one of the best experiences I have had since this book was published."

Michele Norris speaking about Author Day on the Sacramento State campus, Oct. 20, 2011

 

FEBURARY EVENTS

ONGOING UNTIL MARCH 15, 2012

"The Grace of Silence Essay Competition "

The campus community is invited to submit essays inspired by the One Book. There are two categories: Creative and Analytical.

  • Essays should address issues raised by this year’s One Book, such as race, history, family, storytelling, nostalgia, memories, etc.
  • Essays need not be limited to uplifting or celebratory experiences or issues, but can address any aspect of diversity.
  • Essays should represent or examine some part of the intersections of the diversity of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, and campus life.
  • Essays should be between 750-1250 words.
  • Essays in either category may have been submitted for a grade in a class during the 2011-2012 academic year

Prizes will be given to the winners for each category: First Prize, $250; Second Prize, $100; and Honorable Mention, $75.

Deadline for submissions: Thursday, March 15, 2012
Open to all members of the campus
Co-sponsored by the President's Committee to Build Campus Unity

For more information, please click here.

 


 

ONGOING UNTIL MARCH 15, 2012

"The Grace of Silence Photo Competition"

The campus community is invited to submit an interconnected body of photographic imagery that explores how we, as a group of diverse individuals, experience our lives through our race, our ethnic backgrounds, and to consider how this experience might contribute to campus unity. Submitted work will be judged by a panel of faculty, and 8 to 10 winners will be selected to be included in a small book published through Blurb and made available to the student body for purchase through Blurb (www.blurb.com). 

Prizes will be given to the winners: First Prize, $250; Second Prize, $100; and Honorable Mention, $75.

Deadline for submissions: Thursday, March 15, 2012
Open to all members of the campus
Co-sponsored by the President's Committee to Build Campus Unity

For more information, please click here.

 


 

ONGOING UNTIL MARCH 15, 2012

"The Grace of Silence Film Competition "

The Hornet Film Society presents a Short Film Competition based on Michele Norris' Book, "The Grace of Silence."

  • Video’s submitted should address the intersection of race, ethnicity, and campus unity.
  • The video should in some way showcase how we, as a group of diverse individuals,
    experience our lives through our race and ethnic backgrounds and how it might contribute to campus unity.
  • The object of the contest is to give voice to race and ethnicity and to explore campus unity. Contest is not intended to merely celebrate the positive aspects of our experiences, but may also express aspects of our experience that are problematic, difficult, and painful.

Prizes will be given to the winners: First Prize, $250; Second Prize, $100; and Honorable Mention, $75.

Deadline for submissions: Thursday, March 15, 2012
Open to all members of the campus
Co-sponsored by the President's Committee to Build Campus Unity

For more information, please click here.

 


 

Thursday, February 16, 2012

"When We Were Colored": A Mother's Story

Eva Rutland, author of more than 20 novels and winner of the 2000 Golden Pen Award for Lifetime Achievement, visits with her daughter, Ginger Rutland, and granddaughter, Eva Fields, in an intimate conversation about the senior Ms. Rutland’s life in the years before affirmative action, when segregation was the norm, and African Americans were second-class citizens.
Co-sponsored with the Committee to Build Campus Unity.

Cover of book

Date: Thursday, February 16, 2012
Time: noon to 2pm
Location: Redwood Room, University Union, 1st floor
Cost: Free

For more information, please contact Margarita Berta-Avila at bamargie@skymail.csus.edu or (916) 278-4395

 


 

Ongoing until March 15, 2012

"When We Were Colored": A Mother's Story Library Photo Exhibit

In tandem with the "When We Were Colored": A Mother's Story" presentation, the University Library is hosting an exhibit of photographs.
Co-sponsored with the Committee to Build Campus Unity.

Photo of exhibit

Date: Currently until March 15, 2012
Location: University Library

For more information, please contact Sally Hitchcock at hitchcoc@saclink.csus.edu

 

 

MARCH EVENTS

ONGOING UNTIL MARCH 15, 2012

"The Grace of Silence Essay Competition "

The campus community is invited to submit essays inspired by the One Book. There are two categories: Creative and Analytical.

  • Essays should address issues raised by this year’s One Book, such as race, history, family, storytelling, nostalgia, memories, etc.
  • Essays need not be limited to uplifting or celebratory experiences or issues, but can address any aspect of diversity.
  • Essays should represent or examine some part of the intersections of the diversity of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, and campus life.
  • Essays should be between 750-1250 words.
  • Essays in either category may have been submitted for a grade in a class during the 2011-2012 academic year

Prizes will be given to the winners for each category: First Prize, $250; Second Prize, $100; and Honorable Mention, $75.

Deadline for submissions: Thursday, March 15, 2012
Open to all members of the campus
Co-sponsored by the President's Committee to Build Campus Unity

For more information, please click here.

 


 

ONGOING UNTIL MARCH 15, 2012

"The Grace of Silence Photo Competition"

The campus community is invited to submit an interconnected body of photographic imagery that explores how we, as a group of diverse individuals, experience our lives through our race, our ethnic backgrounds, and to consider how this experience might contribute to campus unity. Submitted work will be judged by a panel of faculty, and 8 to 10 winners will be selected to be included in a small book published through Blurb and made available to the student body for purchase through Blurb (www.blurb.com). 

Prizes will be given to the winners: First Prize, $250; Second Prize, $100; and Honorable Mention, $75.

Deadline for submissions: Thursday, March 15, 2012
Open to all members of the campus
Co-sponsored by the President's Committee to Build Campus Unity

For more information, please click here.

 


 

ONGOING UNTIL MARCH 15, 2012

"The Grace of Silence Film Competition "

The Hornet Film Society presents a Short Film Competition based on Michele Norris' Book, "The Grace of Silence."

  • Video’s submitted should address the intersection of race, ethnicity, and campus unity.
  • The video should in some way showcase how we, as a group of diverse individuals,
    experience our lives through our race and ethnic backgrounds and how it might contribute to campus unity.
  • The object of the contest is to give voice to race and ethnicity and to explore campus unity. Contest is not intended to merely celebrate the positive aspects of our experiences, but may also express aspects of our experience that are problematic, difficult, and painful.

Prizes will be given to the winners: First Prize, $250; Second Prize, $100; and Honorable Mention, $75.

Deadline for submissions: Thursday, March 15, 2012
Open to all members of the campus
Co-sponsored by the President's Committee to Build Campus Unity

For more information, please click here.

 


 

Tuesday and Wednesday, March 27 and March 28, 2012
SPRING SIGNATURE EVENT

Honors Program Long Read Event
General Education Honors Program

The Sacramento State University Honors Program will sponsor and host a Long Read event. Over the course of two days, students from the Honors Program will read aloud the One Book in the University's Library Quad, near the fountain. Please drop by for a few minutes to listen to the One Book.

Date: Tuesday and Wednesday, March 27 and 28, 2012
Time: 10am-4pm
Location: Library Quad
Cost: Free and open to the public

For more information, please contact Dr. Vanessa Arnaud at arnaud@saclink.csus.edu or Scott Hougham, Honors Student representative, at scott.a.hougham@gmail.com.

For more information about the Honors Program, please contact honors@csus.edu or visit the website at G.E. Honors Program.

 

APRIL EVENTS

Monday, April 30, 2012

"Proud Americans: Stories from the Children of Immigrants Growing up in the U.S."

A panel discussion with Judie Panneton, author of Proud Americans: Growing Up As Children of Immigrants, and a few Sacramento State Alumni, whose stories are featured in the book. Panneton tells the stories of the children of immigrants to celebrate the diversity of American life and to create understanding across cultures.

Date: Monday, April 30, 2012
Time: 7 p.m., followed by an informal discussion
Location: Hinde Auditorium, Univeristy Union, 1st floor
Cost: Free and open to the public

For more information, please contact the Multi-Cultural Center at mcc@csus.edu

 

 

PAST EVENTS

 

SEPTEMBER EVENTS

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

"Effective and Easy Ideas for Incorporating the One Book into Your Classes"
Center for Teaching and Learning Brown Bag

If you are considering including the One Book into your classes this year, then please attend this one-hour Brown Bag Workshop sponsored by CTL. Hosted by Professor Hellen Lee-Keller, One Book Program Faculty Coordinator, the workshop will provide a few easy ways to incorporate the book into a wide variety of courses. If you already have some ideas, please bring them to share at the workshop!

Books are available for purchase in advance through the Hornet Bookstore.
Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Time: noon, bring your own bag lunch
Location: CTL, Library 4026
Cost: Free and open to current Sac State instructors

Please contact CTL at (916) 278-5945 or email ctl@csus.edu

 

OCTOBER EVENTS

Thursday, October 4, 2011

"Ethnic Notions"
Escaping Nostalgia Film Series

Ethnic Notions is an Emmy-winning documentary that takes viewers on a disturbing voyage through American history, tracing for the first time the deep-rooted stereotypes which have fueled anti-black prejudice. Through these images we can begin to understand the evolution of racial consciousness in America.
Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Time: 1 p.m., followed by an informal discussion
Location: Multi-Cultural Center, Library 1010
Cost: Free and open to the public
For more information, please contact the Multi-Cultural Center at mcc@csus.edu


 

Friday, October 7, 2011

"Mini-Seminar on The Grace of Silence"
Renaissance Society

The Renaissance Society offers life-long learning in retirements through seminars held at the Sac State campus. This seminar will feature Dr. Hellen Lee-Keller, speaking about the One Book and memoir as a genre, and John Andrew, Past President of the Renaissance Society, speaking about his life in an interracial marriage in during the late-twentieth century. Open to Renaissance Society members only.
Date: Friday, October 7, 2011
Time:10.00-11.30 a.m.
Location: Library 1522
Cost: For members of the Renaissance Society

For more information or questions about membership, please contact the Renaissance Society.


 

Thursday, October 20, 2011

President's Campus Convocation

President Alexander Gonzalez will convene a campus-wide convocation, introducing Michele Norris, the author of this year's One Book, The Grace of Silence.
Date: Thursday, October 20, 2011
Times:
1.30 p.m.-2.30 p.m.: Lecture by Michele Norris
2.30 p.m.-4.15 p.m.: Discussion groups led by members of the President's Committee to Build Campus Unity
4.15 p.m.-5.30 p.m.: Campus Reception
Location: All events are held in the University Union Ballroom; discussion groups will be held in the University Union, information will be available at the Lecture.
Cost: Free and open to faculty, staff, and students

For more information, please contact Professor Kimo Ah Yun, Chair of the President's Committee to Build Campus Unity at kimo@saclink.csus.edu


 

Thursday, October 20, 2011

"An Evening with the Author: Michele Norris"
Free Public Event: Community Lecture and Book Signing


Author Michele Norris will talk about The Grace of Silence: A Memoir. This evening event is free and open to all members of the Sacramento community. There will be a sign language interpreter for the event. Books are available for purchase in advance through the Hornet Bookstore.
Date: Thursday, October 20, 2011
Time: 7 p.m., followed by a book signing
Location: University Union Ballroom
Cost: Free and open to the public
Parking: Free parking in Parking Structure III, 6th floor only

 

NOVEMBER EVENTS

Thursday, November 1, 2011

"Bamboozled"
Escaping Nostalgia Film Series

Writer and director Spike Lee casts his satiric gaze on racism in American television and how America's racist past still impacts the present in this biting comedy. A new writer is brought on-board a comedy show that stars an all-black cast but is written by mostly white people. One of his first ideas is to have a skit where the cast wears "black face", which soon becomes a national phenomenon.
Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Time: 1 p.m., followed by an informal discussion
Location: Multi-Cultural Center, Library 1010
Cost: Free and open to the public
For more information, please contact the Multi-Cultural Center at mcc@csus.edu

 

 

DECEMBER EVENTS

Thursday, December 6, 2011

"Devil in a Blue Dress"
Escaping Nostalgia Film Series

An adaptation of author Walter Mosely's Devil in a Blue Dress tells the story of Ezekiel "Easy" Rawlins (Denzel Washington), an African-American World War II veteran who has been laid off from his job. In his effort to continue surviving, he accepts and offer to become a "private eye" to help someone find a missing woman. Set in the Black Jazz scene in L.A's Central Avenue during the Fifties. Also starring Jennifer Beals and Don Cheadle.
Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Time: 1 p.m., followed by an informal discussion
Location: Multi-Cultural Center, Library 1010
Cost: Free and open to the public
For more information, please contact the Multi-Cultural Center at mcc@csus.edu


 

Friday, December 9, 2011

"One-Act Musical Inspired by Grace of Silence"

A mini-musical based on the One Book, produced by First year students in Music 21 and Professors Deborah Pittman and Peter Nowlen of the Music Department.

Date: Friday, December 9, 2011
Time: 5.30 p.m.
Location: Capistrano Hall 143
Cost: Free and open to the public
For more information, please contact the Music Department.

 

 

 

Promote Your One Book Event

If you have a One Book related event, please contact us to have it featured in the calendar. Please contact Professor Hellen Lee-Keller at leekeller@csus.edu. Events related to the One Book Program will take place throughout the 2011-2012 academic year. Details will be posted as they become available.

 

last updated: September 20, 2011