The 2017-2018 One World Initiative theme is Global Perspectives on Community

The success of the One World Initiative depends on the contributions of campus departments and organizations hosting a range of activities (lectures, films, performances etc.). The One World Initiative will help promote your activity across the campus and beyond. Funds to help support campus activities are also available. To submit your event to the One World calendar and request funding, please email us at

One World Initiative and Your Event

If you, your program, club, or center, is organizing an event linked to the One World Initiative's 2017-18 theme of Global Perspectives on Community. Please email a description of the event, the date and location to We will be happy to include your event on our website and assist with promoting it across the campus, including digital signage.

We request that in your promotion of the event you include reference to the One World Initiative so that the campus community knows that it is a part of this exciting global initiative. Contact us and we can send you a copy of our logo.

To apply for funding for your event, submit this form to

Ruiz lecturing

Nuestra America: Latino History as US History (Above)

Students at reception

students at reception

University of Dance Company - Dance Sites 2018 (Above 2 photos)

Spring 2018, Upcoming Events


May 21, 2018: SFA: Devine Diversity Fashion Show: Show that celebrates diversity through fashion. (University Union, Ballroom, 6:30 - 8:30pm) 

Fall 2017 Past Events: 

Historical Perspectives on America in Crisis - A free, lunch-hour discussion series devoted to historical investigation of contemporary topics

  • Russian-American Relations in the Age of Trump: Is It Really So Bad: Oct. 5,2017, The Global Lounge, Library 1000 (12pm - 1:30pm)
  • Charlottesville and Beyond: Why Are Historical Monuments Controversial?Oct. 27, 2017, 1003 Mendocino Hall (12pm - 1:30pm) 

Oct. 14, 2017First Year Experience Tailgate for Homecoming Opportunity to build community between first year students and international students through tailgating at the Sacramento State homecoming. 

Oct. 26, 2017: The Recipe HuntersThe Recipe Hunters will give an intimate lecture and film screening introducing the communities behind three gastronomic icons of Mexico - native beans, the Serrano Chili, an the Maguey plant. (Orchard Suite, University Union, 12pm-1:30pm) 

Nov. 1, 2017: Transfer Student Community Check-In: Q & A for transfer students to learn deadlines and other necessities to assist them in a smooth transition into the CSUS community. 

Nov. 2, 2017: From Dreams to Social Justice: Comprehensive Immigration Reform NOW!: Keynote speaker, comprehensive immigration reform panel, reception, and music, all focused on the discussion of immigration reform. (Library Gallery, 12-5pm)

Nov. 9, 2017: First Year Experience BBQ for International Students - A dinner to build community and connection between international first time college students, and traditional first time college students.

Nov. 29, 2017: EOP Leadership Symposium - EOP students will showcase their research, projects, or presentations from a global community perspective and Leadership Initiative areas of growth to the campus community. (University Ballroom 1-2pm & 2-3pm) 

Dec. 5, 2017: TSP Holiday Get-Together - Free food, fun holiday games, holiday crafts, relax and de-stress before finals! (University Union, California Suite; 5:30pm - 7:30pm)

Film Series: The University Honors Program

  • Get Out (Movie): Oct. 21, 2017 - Asks questions about both community and anti-community.
  • Do The Right Thing (Movie): Nov. 11, 2017 - looks at violence between communities with shared histories and traditions. 
  • Matrix (Movie): Dec. 9, 2017 - questions whether communities are different and whether they are constructs of artificial intelligence but made up of people.

Dec. 13, 2017: Student Research Symposium on Community: Sociology and Beyond - Student research topics include: what community means, how we can better our own communities, local & international communities, educational and/or cultural communities. (University Union, Redwood Room, 10:30am - 12:00pm)

Spring 2018: Past Events

Feb. 13, 2018: Nuestra America: Latino History as US History” by Professor Vicki Ruiz - A lecture that will explore how Latino communities have played a pivotal role in shaping our understanding of the American experience and national community. (Foothill Suite, University Union) 

Feb. 21-25, 2018: The University Dance Company - Dance Sites 2018By: Philip Flickinger (University Theater)

Feb. 28, 2018: Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Social Justice

March 28, 2018: Common Ground - We’re Connected a the Roots - Join Slow Food Sacramento and Sacramento State's One World Initiative - Community for a casual discussion of our Common Ground led by UC Davis soil scientist, Jessica Chiartis. (Community Garden at Capital Public Radio, 5:30-7:00)

April 14, 2018: Mapping Art History - Reflecting the global turn in art history scholarship by focusing on "mapping": the primary new method 21st-century scholars use to breach historical (19th-20th C) nation-state borders in order to visualize and comprehend the real transnational and pre-national connections among world artists and cultures. (1005 Mendocino Hall, 1:00pm - 5:00pm) 

May 5, 2018: Two Worlds: One Community Picnic - All CSUS students and faculty are encouraged to join us to learn how to make Korean food, learn about Korean caligraphy, and watch a performance from Krescendo dance team. (Sacramento States Alumni Grove, 11am - 2pm)