CSUCI Broome Library, generously supported by student Instructionally Related Activities funding, presents the Spring 2021





March: Women’s History Month Lecture

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Speaker: Dr. Karrieann Soto Vega
Title: TBD
Date: Thursday, March 25th
Time: 2:30pm PST
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Book giveaway! Ten student attendees will be the lucky recipients of Dr. Soto Vegas’s book choice, TBD


Autism Awareness Month Lecture

Speaker: Charis Hill
Title: “A Typical Divergent: Navigating Life in an Exclusionary World”
Date: April 7th

Time: 6:00pm PST
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Book giveaway! Ten student attendees will be the lucky recipients of Charis Hill’s book choice, TBD

Identity impacts every decision and opportunity, especially for marginalized identity groups. In a world seeking to be more inclusive, multiply-marginalized people face the decision of whether to “come out” daily, during every interaction, as they navigate a world trying to be more inclusive. This lecture discusses the lived reality of claiming identity in the context of a world that often silos labels, and how systemic oppression is exactly the force that requires disclosure: whether to claim invisible identities with pride, shame, or at all.

Charis Hill is a professionally disabled & autistic writer, speaker and model living with Axial Spondyloarthritis (axSpA), Major Depressive Disorder, Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and numerous sidekick conditions. They are involved in numerous chronic disease and disability communities and projects; including legislative advocacy efforts, patient-centered research and treatment guidelines, disability justice campaigns and public-facing awareness movements. Charis graduated Magna Cum Laude from Meredith College in 2009 with a B.A. in Sociology and minors in Psychology and Women’s Studies.

Charis writes for various media outlets and boasts cover stories for Arthritis Today and Spondylitis Plus magazine, and they are regularly featured in articles and video features about living with and advocating for awareness of axial spondyloarthritis. Charis regularly speaks at public functions, conferences, and on panels; is featured in the 2019 documentary, Becoming Incurable; participates on multiple nonprofit boards and committees; and has modeled in both LA and NY Fashion Week. Their life goals include making spondyloarthritis a household name and removing internalized ableism from within chronic disease communities. When able, Charis particularly enjoys gardening and they live with three very furry Maine-coon cats (Dora, Juno and Jujoon) and one fluffy Ragdoll cat (Madge). They’re most active on Twitter at [@BeingCharisBlog](https://twitter.com/beingcharisblog) and can also be found at www.BeingCharis.com and as [@BeingCharisBlog](https://www.instagram.com/beingcharisblog/) on Instagram

National Poetry Month Lecture

Speaker: Dr. Sofia Samatar
Title: Storytelling Through Poetry
Date: Thursday, April 22nd
Time: 4:00pm PST

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Book giveaway! Ten student attendees will be the lucky recipients of Dr. Samatar’s book choice, TBD

Examining the links between science fiction, fantasy, and poetry.

Sofia Samatar is the author of the novels A Stranger in Olondria and The Winged Histories, the short story collection, Tender, and Monster Portraits, a collaboration with her brother, the artist Del Samatar. Her work has received several honors, including the World Fantasy Award. Her next book, The White Mosque, is forthcoming in 2022.

Website: www.sofiasamatar.com


Asian-American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

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LGBTQ+ Pride Month

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