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.)

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.

2018 Burdick Military History Symposium

The San Jose State University History Department, School of Music, the California State Military Reserve and Burdick Military History Project Present the 2018 Charles Burdick Memorial Military History Symposium:

Culture & WW1

Sunday April 15, 2018 1:00 to 7:00 pm
San Jose State University
This Event is Free and Open to the Public

Panel: SJSU Engineering Auditorium (ENG 189) 1:00 to 4:00

Moderator: Dr. Jonathan Roth, Professor of History and Director, Burdick Military History Project.

Dr. Karen English of San Jose State University will speak on American Poetry in the Great War. The most famous poem of World War One “In Flanders Fields” was written by a Canadian about a British battle, but there were many American poems written in support of, and against the war, by men and women, officers and enlisted. Educated in North Carolina and raised in a military family, Dr. English has taught American Literature and American Studies at San José State University since 1989. Her academic field is American Literature before 1865, but she saw the film Gallipoli in 1981 and has since been passionately interested in literature written during and about WWI, esp. American poetry, but also fiction, autobiography, and drama.

Professor Kimberly Schafer of San Francisco’s Academy of Arts University will present Otto Dix: Combat Veteran and Avant Garde Painter. Otto Dix was already a painter when at age 23, he volunteered for the German Army and served continually from 1914 to 1918. Dix fought in the Battle of the Somme, on the Eastern Fronter, and took part in Germany’s final Spring Offensive in the West. He earned an Iron Cross (2nd Class) and left the army as the equivalent of a Staff Sergeant (Vizefeldwebel). After the war, Dix became a leading painter a critical observer of Weimar and the Great War. Prof. Schafer holds two graduate degrees from Oxford Brookes University (formerly Oxford Polytechnic), and has been with the Academy of Art University since 1996. Her graduate thesis focused on the twentieth century British artist Stanley Spencer (another World War One veteran).

Dr. English will introduce the 1918 film Shoulder Arms, which Charlie Chaplin wrote, directed and starred in. We meet his famous character in boot camp, and the 46 minute movie takes us with him to the Western Front. The film was hugely popular and was used in bond drives. Although almost 100 years old, the movie still resonates with today’s veterans.

Concert: SJSU Concert Hall (Music 176)

Chief Warrant Officer 2 (CA) James Lamb and the 11-member California State Military Reserve Band present From Ragtime to Jazz: The Music of James Reese Europe, bringing to life the fascinating tale of Jim Europe, a leading figure in the transition from ragtime to jazz. Travelling from the stage of Carnegie Hall to the battlefields of World War I France, the presentation combines narrative, images, video, and live music to chart the story of this groundbreaking African-American musician and soldier. The band uses historically accurate compositions and scores as played by Jim Europe’s ensembles and instruments common to the period to accurately reproduce the music as it sounded 100 years ago. The California State Military Reserve Band is made up of members of the CSMR or CalGuard, a volunteer organization that backs up the California National Guard, as well as Guard and Reserve musicians.

To reserve free concert tickets please go to:
eventbrite.com/e/from-ragtime-to-jazz-the-music-of-james-reese-europe-tickets-43523007487
For further information, including regarding accessibility and accommodation, please contact Dr. Jonathan Roth (email: jonathan.roth@sjsu.edu).