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projectcensored.pngProject Censored Director Mickey Huff is scheduled to give a keynote speech about "fake news" on Tuesday, Apr. 4 in the Student Center Ballrooms as part of the third annual Social Justice Week at Sonoma State University. The annual conference this year features 30 free events including lectures, film screenings, panel discussions and more scheduled on the Sonoma State campus April 3-7.

leela danceSonoma State University is hosting a pair of premieres at the Green Music Center with the world premiere of Leela Dance Collective's kathak dance drama "Son of the Wind" at Weill Hall on April 8 and the West Coast premiere of the restored 1948 Hindi film "Kalpana" in Schroeder Hall on April 7.

Ocelot by Mindy KralThe University Art Gallery at Sonoma State University is holding a public reception for the annual Juried Student Exhibition on Thursday, Mar. 30, 4-6 p.m. The exhibition will be on display through April 23. Jurors for this exhibition are artist Randy Colosky and artist and Santa Rosa Junior College Art Professor Claudia Morales McCain.

black panthersSonoma State University is hosting a reception and panel discussion for "Revolutionary Grain: Celebrating the Spirit of the Black Panther Party in Portraits and Stories" in the 2North Gallery in the University Library on Monday, Mar. 27, 4-6 p.m. The panel will feature four former Black Panther Party members and photographer Suzun Lucia Lamaina. Admission is free.

marco calavitaWhy would Hollywood make a 90-minute documentary about a three-minute scene? When it's the famous shower scene from Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho," Sonoma State University Communications Department Chair Marco Calavita says there's plenty to talk about -- and he does, as one of the interview subjects alongside stars like Elijah Wood, Guillermo del Toro and Danny Elfman in "78/52," a documentary that premiered this year at the Sundance Film Festival.

starsSonoma State University's 41-year-old observatory will be getting a much-needed facelift this spring. It will continue hosting astronomy classes, faculty and student research and free public viewing nights when it reopens in fall 2017.

holocaust and genocide poster 2017The 34th annual Holocaust and Genocide Lecture Series at Sonoma State University presents the Bay Area premiere of the 2016 Regional Emmy Award-winning documentary "Women of 1915," which chronicles the plight of Armenian women during the Genocide and the non-Armenian women who came to their rescue, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 4 p.m., in Warren Auditorium at Ives Hall, Sonoma State University. The screening includes a presentation by filmmaker Bared Maronian. This lecture is underwritten by the SSU Armenian Genocide Memorial Fund. Admission is free, parking is $5-$8 on campus.

hr8799Sonoma State University's What Physicists Do features lectures on topics like meteorites in Antarctica, finding a new Earth, extreme weather and more on Mondays at 4 p.m. in Darwin 103. Admission is free, parking is $5-$8 on campus.

wilmarudolphflyerSonoma State University's Sports and Social Justice lecture series explores gender, race and society with lectures about track stars Wilma Rudolph and Dr. Tommie Smith, both of whom shattered stereotypes and paved the way for future generations. "Both of these talks cut across wide areas of interest and academic fields," says Director of Diversity and Inclusive Excellence, Dr. Lauren Morimoto, who organizes the annual lecture series. Admission is free, parking is $5-$8 on campus.

wind energySonoma State University's 2017 Energy Forum features lectures on topics like energy careers, carbon tax, water efficiency and more. Lectures are Wednesdays at 4 p.m. in the Environmental Technology Center. Admission is free, parking is $5-$8 on campus.

cortney lamar charlestonAward-winning authors Cortney Lamar Charleston, Fae Myenne Ng and Brian Evenson will be featured in Sonoma State University's Writers at Sonoma Lecture Series. Admission is free, parking is $5-$8 on campus. There will be a Q&A session at the end of each event.

celslogo.pngThe 2017 Center for Ethics, Law and Society (CELS) lecture series brings intriguing philosophical questions surrounding robots, electioneering, food, law and more to Sonoma State University. The series features speakers from the North Bay and beyond, with an eye toward both local and global effects. Lectures are held on Tuesdays, 12:05-12:55 p.m., in Stevenson 1002. Admission is free, parking is $5-$8 on campus.

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