Featured Events

Thinh Nguyen: REORIENT

Virtual Exhibition

At the heart of this body of work is the ability to expand one’s focus. To rotate the lens in which we perceive the world (using artist Titus Kaphar’s metaphor) simply to benefit from additional, excluded narratives. Divided into three sections, Gendering, De-Centering, and Pandemic, this exhibit responds to our collective cultural moment.

On-Demand Film: 'Black Memorabilia'

Black Memorabilia explores the world of racist material, both antique and newly produced, that propagates demeaning representations of African Americans.

Finding Purpose the Japanese Way — IKIGAI for Leaders
Forward Together Webinar Series

Zoom PST

In this webinar, Frank Brueck, author of IKIGAI for Leaders and Organisations — the Way to Individual and Collective Purpose and Meaning, will present how you can have a working life that is enjoyable, meaningful and successful, all at the same time.

The Chichimec in the Aztec and Spanish Imagination

Zoom PST

This presentation will focus on the visual representation of the Chichimec people by the Aztec and the Spanish empires.

Corporate Leaders Breakfast
Employee or Contractor? The Status of Contract Workers in California

Remo virtual platform PST

Join us for face-to-face networking and a live presentation from Karen Gabler, employment law attorney and co-founder of LightGabler. Learn what business owners need to know about California’s current legislation (including AB 5 and Prop. 22) and case law on the use of independent contractors in a variety of industries.

Lead Like an Ally
Next Gen Mentoring Forum

Zoom PST

Chia-Li Chien, director of the Financial Planning Program at Cal Lutheran, will interview Julie Kratz on “Lead Like an Ally” on Feb. 2 at 1 p.m. PST.

DEI in the Workplace: Preparing for Racial Disparity (Part 1)
Lived experiences and best practices — An intimate panel discussion with professionals

Zoom PST

New School of Management webinar series for our students on diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. Our first, of many topics, is a panel discussion on the perspectives of racial disparity. 

'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.