Sourisseau Academy July 2017 photo album and video

By the early 1930s, the Santa Clara Valley’s canneries were the largest employers of women in California. Margo McBane, SJSU History professor and Sourisseau Board member, tells us their story of 18-hour workdays, with employment opportunity divided along gender, ethnic, and racial lines.

This month’s Sourisseau Academy news video explores the experience of working in orchards and nurseries in Morgan Hill, where women’s work, though somewhat different than that in the canneries, was equally intense.

Black Faculty Portrait and Video Series

In Simple Gifts: A Portrait Series Celebrating SJSU’s Black Faculty, Black faculty at San José State University were asked to choose a personal keepsake, pose with that item for a formal portrait, and then explain how that item influenced their academic careers. Several CoSS faculty are featured:

 

Culture Chat blog and YouTube channel

Two Communication Studies faculty members have created a YouTube channel and blog about multicultural communication. Associate Professor Marquita Byrd and Lecturer Arjun Buxi created 10-17 minute shows that define important concepts and provide basic information in a nonpartisan way. Topics include:

  • Living in a multicultural society.
  • Are we biracial?
  • Race and ethnicity.
  • Gender means?
  • What is marriage in same-sex marriage?
  • Age discrimination: is age just a number?
  • What is sexual orientation?
  • How is immigration changing our world?
  • What is it like to live with a disability?
  • How does social class effect culture?
  • How can we talk about religion?

Thank you for creating this valuable resource, professors Byrd and Buxi!

 

 

Sourisseau Academy June 2017 photo album and video

The drive between Morgan Hill and San Jose is now one of the most congested in Silicon Valley. Beth Wyman, Sourisseau Board member and former Mayor of Morgan Hill, recalls a gentler era (1905-1969) when Morgan Hill was known for its orchards, nurseries, and quiet suburban living. In this month’s Sourisseau Academy photo album Beth explores “Morgan Hill: The Bucolic Era!” 

In this month’s Sourisseau Academy news video Heather David discusses fifty years of fashionable shopping.