Jason Magabo Perez, a poet and author who brings visibility to social justice issues, will serve as keynote speaker for Cal State Fullerton’s April 9-12 Humanities and Social Sciences Week.
Highlighting the theme “The Challenge of Change,” more than 20 events are planned for the 10th annual HSS Week, including a public symposium, film screenings, workshops, lectures, a club resource fair and an alumni career panel.
Perez, author of “This is for the mostless” and “Phenomenology of Superhero,” will speak from 5-6:30 p.m. during a Thursday, April 12, research symposium in the Titan Student Union’s Portola Pavilion. His work explores many personal and political narratives, commenting on such issues as race, gender, class, state violence, colonization, immigration, memory and intimacy.
An alumni career panel, taking place Wednesday, April 11, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Ontiveros ABC of the Titan Student Union, brings CSUF graduates back to campus to share how their education has benefited their careers. Speakers include:
- Jorge Garcia ’11 (M.P.A.), assistant to the city manager, city of Santa Ana
- Karina Lowe ’07 (B.A. psychology), supervising probation officer, Riverside County Probation Department
- Michelle Morrison ’04, ’06 (B.A. anthropology, M.A. anthropology), environmental planner/archaeologist, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
- Gerardo Ruiz ’17 (B.A. political science), legal assistant, Pérez Law Corp.
- Lizet (Ceja) Trujillo ’13 (B.A. sociology), volunteer manager, Women Helping Women
HSS Week is presented by the Humanities and Social Sciences Inter-Club Council. For more information, visit the College of Humanities and Social Sciences website.