Featured Events

'Black Composers: Our Time to Listen' with Daniel Newman-Lessler
Fifty and Better Lecture Series

Zoom PST

In light of the Black Lives Matter movement, musical ensembles and academic institutions are at long last beginning to "do the work" of studying and performing the music of Black composers, past and present, on a platform equal to that of the Western classical tradition (Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, etc.). This lecture will partake in a brief survey of the lives and music of Black composers from around the world from the 18th century to new music being written by today's composers. Disclaimer: This course will be taught through the lens of a white man who has committed to fighting against systemic racism within the musical community.

'Paul Williams: Architect to the Stars' with Eleanor Schrader
Fifty and Better Lecture Series

Zoom PST

Often described as “Architect to the Stars,” Paul Williams left an indelible mark on architecture during a prolific career that spanned almost 60 years. The first Black member and Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, he became known for designs that were stylized and elegant. He had an extraordinary capability with Southern California historical styles, yet he was equally comfortable with modern design. His vast body of work stretches from Beverly Hills and New York to Paris and Colombia, including such luminary clients as Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, Tyrone Power and Lon Chaney. This class will explore and illustrate the architectural legacy left by Williams and discuss the inspirational contributions he made to each city his designs enriched.

Dr. Myisha Cherry: Racialized Forgiveness
Harold Stoner Clark 2021 Lecture

Virtual Webinar

In her talk, Dr. Cherry will introduce a concept that she refers to as ‘racialized forgiveness.’ She will argue that the practice of this type of forgiveness is morally objectionable because of its psychological origins, moral failures, and negative effects. She’ll then claim we need to practice forgiveness differently.

How to Leverage COIs and Referrals to Grow Your Business?
Next Gen Mentoring Forum

Zoom PST

Dr. Chia-Li Chien will interview Jennifer Bacarella, AIF, CWS, on “How to Leverage COIs and Referrals to Grow Your Business?” on Feb. 16, 2021, at 1 p.m. PST.

Voices of the Nation Poetry Series
Celebrating the Work of U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith

Zoom PST

The first of a three-part series of live webinars, “Voices of the Nation: Celebrating the Work of U.S. Poets Laureate,” will open with a panel discussion on the work of Tracy K. Smith, U.S. poet laureate from 2017 to 2019. At each event, an interdisciplinary panel of faculty poets and scholars will present on subjects in their areas of expertise, such as poetics, social justice, immigration and indigenous land issues, that intersect with recent work by U.S. Poets Laureate. Students enrolled in the Spring 2021 CLU Honors English class Poetry and the National Consciousness will present selected poems of the poets laureate.

Paths to Professionalism
What is your career path?

Zoom PST

Join a distinguished panel of professionals and industry leaders to get your career path questions answered.

Leading While Female Conference
With Trudy T. Arriaga, Stacie L. Stanley and Delores B. Lindsey

Zoom PST

Join the authors of Leading While Female and other dynamic female leaders who will offer conversations and stories through keynote addresses and breakout sessions designed to help both female and male educational leaders confront and close the gender-equity gap.

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