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Time Event Title
Jan 27th

The Royal Chicano Air Force: Arte para la Raza

First Street Gallery
Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents a selection of prints and posters from the 1970s and 1980s by the Royal Chicano Air Force (RCAF). The RCAF is a Sacramento, Calif. based artist collective founded in 1970 by José Montoya and Esteban Villa. The art within this collection encapsulates the early, heady days of activism by the United Farm Workers movement in California. In viewing these prints, the audience will come away with a nuanced appreciation for the cultural and political aspirations of the Chicano community during that period. The art featured in this exhibition will be on loan from the permanent collection of California State University, Sacramento, curated by Phil Hitchcock, director of the university’s Library Gallery.

The RCAF is best known for its mural paintings, poster art production, and individual artistic contributions. The artists of the RCAF have produced murals and exhibitions ranging from San Diego, California to Seattle, Washington. The RCAF is significant as a collective that has maintained a forty-five year history of engaging communities to express their Chicano culture, history and struggle for civil and labor rights. Many of the artists involved with the RCAF have also worked as educators in schools, community colleges and universities. Some members have taught in prisons, youth correctional facilities and neighborhood community centers.

Some of the work in the collection consists of posters that were created in order to promote community events such as dances, performances and other fundraisers which helped gain financial support for their activities as a collective. These community fundraising events were held at theatres and parks in Sacramento and helped support farm workers struggling against the exploitative work policies of large agricultural companies. These promotional posters are functional works of art. RCAF artists such as Louie “The Foot” Gonzalez, José Montoya and Rodolfo “Rudy” Cuellar, among others, created posters with a colorful and creative sense of design that also serve primarily as a method of spreading information to the community.
In addition to promotional posters, the collection also has political posters that bring attention to the issues surrounding Chicano and Latino culture both in the United States and abroad. Notable examples include a poster in support of The Salvadoran People’s Committee during the civil war in El Salvador from 1979 to 1992. Similarly, there are posters that support the socio-political advancement of Chicano culture. For example, RCAF artists created posters in support of community programs like bilingual education and creative Chicano Medicine at the University of California, Davis.

The exhibition will run from January 27 through March 8. A public reception for the exhibition will be held during Eureka Main Street’s Arts Alive on Saturday, February 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. First Street Gallery is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday, from noon to 5 p.m. The gallery is located at 422 First Street, Eureka, California. Admission is free. School groups are encouraged to call ahead for tours. For more information, please call (707) 443-6363. To learn more about HSU First Street Gallery visit the website humboldt.edu/first.
Jan 27th

Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection

First Street Gallery
Humboldt State University First Street Gallery presents, Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection. Chicanitas, is a traveling exhibition of small to medium-sized paintings selected from the acclaimed, private art collection of actor-entertainer, Cheech Marin. The collection is a vibrant, compelling selection of art offering a window into contemporary Chicano culture. The exhibition opens Tuesday, January 27 and runs through Sunday, March 8.

Mr. Marin, who became famous as a member of the 1960s-70s counter-culture comedy duo, Cheech and Chong, has had a long and successful career as an actor in films, television and on the stage. In the visual arts world, Marin is widely recognized as a tireless champion, promoter and collector of Chicano art. ‘It’s something very immediate and visceral when I choose artwork…when you see it, you know it,” says Marin of his passion for art collecting.

In this particular collection of emerging and established Chicano and Chicana artists, Mr. Marin has turned his affections toward paintings 16 inches square and smaller. Of his interest in small paintings Mr. Marin remarks, “I saw how the people were intrigued by them because they were such wonderful little works of art, self contained…they drew you in. You become more intimate with these small paintings…it has its own idiosyncratic take on what Chicano painting is ”

Whether on canvas, wood, copper, or paper, each painting’s intimate size reflects an internal, personal portrayal of the artist’s life and community. As each complete piece conveys its own story, themes and forms of expression familiar to the Latino community and the broader American culture begin to emerge. Mr. Marin sees something different in these small paintings from those in his collection of Chicano Art from the mid-60s and 70s. “I saw in them something special,” says Marin. “How they kind of represent the new breed of Chicano painters.”

Established figures such as John Valadez and Leo Limón will be featured alongside the works of younger emerging artists such as Ana Teresa Fernández and Carlos Donjuán. These paintings present intimate, personal scenes of familiar landscapes, social communities, familial relationships, and cultural heritage. Ranging in style from photo-realism to abstract, landscape and portraiture, the variety of styles and themes come together to form an expressive collection that represents the complexity of the Chicano experience.

Chicanitas, is partially funded by a grant from the College of Arts and Humanities at Humboldt State University and by the Associated Student’s Instructionally Related Activities Fund as well as by numerous donors from the community.

The exhibition will run from January 27 through March 8. A public reception for the exhibition will be held during Eureka Main Street’s Arts Alive on Saturday, February 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. First Street Gallery is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday, from noon to 5 p.m. The gallery is located at 422 First Street, Eureka, California. Admission is always free. School groups are encouraged to call ahead for tours. For more information, please call (707) 443-6363. To learn more about HSU First Street Gallery, visit the gallery’s website at humboldt.edu/first.
5:00 pm Jan 27th

Beyond the Hour of Code

Library Fishbowl
Sparked by student requests following the Library’s Hour of Code events last December, we will be starting a coding/web development workshop series to help students, staff and faculty learn to build their own portfolio websites using HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

This workshop will be an introduction to HTML & CSS following a guided tutorial.

Please bring your own device- only a limited number of laptops will be available to borrow.

Snacks will be provided.
4:30 pm Jan 28th

Basic Research - PASS Workshop

HSU Library
In this workshop you will discover the basics of conducting research- choosing a topic, using smart search terms, narrowing and broadening your search results, building your citation list, and more. You will also spend some hands-on time using online databases where you can work on class assignments or simply explore the library’s resources. It is recommended that you take the ‘Begin Your Research’ tutorial (https://www2.humboldt.edu/libraryquiz/) before the workshop to get the most out of the information that will be covered.

Snacks and hands-on experience are provided!

5:00 pm Jan 28th

Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties

Kate Buchanan Room
Please join us for HSU’s 3rd annual Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room on the HSU campus.

In 1942, Fred Korematsu was arrested for refusing to go to a WWII incarceration camp for Japanese-Americans. He appealed his case all the way to the Supreme Court, which ruled against him. The court said the incarceration was justified due to military necessity. Forty years later, the discovery of new evidence allowed Korematsu to re-open his case with pro-bono lawyers.

In 1983, a federal court in San Francisco overturned Korematsu's conviction. It was a pivotal moment in civil rights history. In 1998, Korematsu received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Bill Clinton, the nation’s highest civilian award. Mr. Korematsu passed away in 2005 at the age of 86.

In 2010, California passed a bill marking every January 30 as Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties. It is the first day in U.S. history named after an Asian American.

The 3rd Annual Fred Korematsu Day Event Schedule:

5:00 - 5:15 Welcome & Introduction
5:15 – 7:00 Screening of documentary: “Toyo’s Camera: Japanese American History During WWII (Director Junichi Suzuki, featuring George Takei and Daniel Inouye, 2009, 98min)
7:00 – 8:00 Discussion facilitated by Ben Morles

Presented by the MultiCultural Center, Associated Students, and HSU Library.
4:00 pm Jan 29th

HSU Authors Celebration

HSU Library
Join in as campus celebrates HSU Authors at a reception on January 29, 2015 at 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm in the Helen Everett Reading Room, Library Second Floor

The Office of the Provost and the Library celebrate HSU Faculty, Staff, Student, and Alumni for their creative and scholarly works. This inaugural annual celebration honors 2014 publications, and because it is our first celebration, all previous works.

Refreshments will be provided.

Follow link for more details http://library.humboldt.edu/about/HSUAuthors.html
4:00 pm Jan 29th

Mathematics Colloquium

Behavioral and Social Sciences Building
"The Pythagorean Theorem and the Enduring Beauty of Mathematics" with John Martin, Instructor of Mathematics, Santa Rosa Junior College.
5:30 pm Jan 29th

Women's Basketball vs. Sonoma State

Lumberjack Arena
5:30 pm Jan 29th

Catholics of Choice Speaker Job O'Brien

Kate Buchanan Room
The Religious Studies Department and the local Clergy for Choice group is pleased to present Jon O'Brien, president of Catholics for Choice and internationally renowned speaker on reproductive rights. There will be a screening of the film "The Secret History of Sex, Choice, and Catholics", and Jon O'Brien will lead a discussion following the film.
7:30 pm Jan 29th

Men's Basketball vs. Sonoma State

Lumberjack Arena

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