The Truth Effect – Silicon Valley’s Take on the Mid-term Elections

You are invited to what will surely be an informative, incisive event focused on the aftermath of the midterm national elections. The event – which we are calling “The Truth Effect – Silicon Valley’s Take on the Mid-term Elections” – takes place here on campus. All are welcome, and admission is free.

when: November 15, 2018, 6:30–8:30
where: SJSU Diaz Compean Student Union Theater

Come hear some of the Silicon Valley’s top political minds as they weigh in on the elections and offer their insights on what the outcomes mean for SJSU, our region, and the nation.

Panel 1: All Politics is Local

Moderator
Terry Christensen
Professor Emeritus, Political Science

Panelists:

Cindy Chavez
Supervisor, District 2 (SJSU alumna)

Fred Keeley
Lecturer, Political Science
Former Assemblymember, District 27
Treasurer, Santa Cruz County

Evan Low
Assemblymember, District 28 (SJSU alumnus)

Panel 2: The Tech Factor: Campaigns and Voting in 2018

Moderator
Melinda Jackson
Professor and Chair, Political Science

Panelists:

Rachel Michelin
President and CEO, California Women LEAD

Matt Mahan
President and CEO, Brigade

Jessica Speiser
Chief Outreach Officer, Voter Circle

Questions?
Please email sjsupres@sjsu.edu

The event is hosted by President Mary A. Papazian

SJSU Votes!

SJSU Votes! will be holding a mini-block party on 7th St. Plaza, spaces 35-36 on 10/18/18 from 11am to 3pm. SJSU Votes! will have voter registration and education material, music, games, items from the Registrar of Voters, and snacks.

SJSU Votes! also provides a URL where students can register online:

website: https://www.sjsuvotes.org
Twitter: @SJSUvotes

Events from SJSU’s Institute for Metropolitan Studies

Tuesday October 9th at 6pm: “The Color of Law”

Author Richard Rothstein will discuss his new book, about how race-based policies of the mid-20th Century created an enduring pattern of residential segregation in American cities that still needs to be addressed. IMS is co-sponsoring this event with SPUR San Jose.

6pm at SPUR San Jose, 76 S. First Street

More info: https://www.spur.org/events/2018-10-09/color-law

Wednesday October 17th at 12pm: Tactical Urbanism in Diverse Communities

Tactical urbanism and other ‘lighter, quicker, cheaper” approaches to streetscape redesign have become prominent trends in cities around the world in recent years. What does it mean to bring such things to less trendy places, traditionally under-served communities, or neighborhoods threatened by gentrification, and how can designers make sure improvements like these reflect the need and priorities of longtime residents? Join for a conversation with a panel of experts from cities across California.

12pm in MLK Library Room 225 (*refreshments will be served*)

RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/BU7LhljSwhgi2ayS2

Tuesday November 27th, 4:30pm: Craft Economies & Smaller Cities

Sociologist Richard Ocejo (CUNY Graduate Center) will join us to discuss his book on the rise of the craft economy and new work on the complex gentrification of small cities and industrial towns. (Co-sponsored by the Depts. of Economics and Anthropology.)

Tuesday December 4th, 12:30pm: The Road to Resegregation

Urban planner and geographer Alex Schafran (Univ. of Leeds) will present his new book, The Road to Resegregation: Northern California and the Failure of Politics, about how political fragmentation among institutions at all levels have led to a newly segregated geography of NIMBYism, sprawl, and the suburbanization of poverty. (Co-sponsored by TRANSITions SJSU.)

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Anthropology professor Marco Meniketti will be speaking at a symposium on May 4 at UC Santa Cruz’s Archaeological Research Center. The annual conference theme is “Emerging Ecologies: Archaeologies of Slavery, Landscape and Environmental Change.” Way to go, Dr. Meniketti!

Jennifer Anderson Speaks on the Function of Japanese Tea Bowls

Anthropology professor Jennifer Anderson will be giving a lecture on Monday, April 23 at 6:00 pm entitled “The Function of Japanese Tea Bowls.” Professor Anderson is an expert on the topic and has been recognized globally for her work on the topic. Come join us at this event! Location: Industrial Studies building, Room 165.