Saturday, November 30, 2013 - Sunday, December 1, 2013
Thanksgiving Day of Service
The Office of Community Engagement presents the first annual Thanksfiving Day of Service. We will be participating in One Incredible Family Inc.'s 20th Annual Homeless Feeding/Banner Creation. Volunteers work together to cook and deliver meals to homeless shelters around Los Angeles and create 20 artistic banners to be delivered with the food!
To participate, there is a minimum donation of $10 to cover food expenses. Space is limited, so sign up here: https://docs.google.com/a/oxy.
Please direct questions to OCE Program Managers Alex LaRosa at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or Eleni Duret at email@example.com.
Monday, December 2, 2013
From Perilous to Potable: Making Water Safe to Drink
Join the students of CSP-8 as they explore, compare, and test different methods used to purify water.
This demonstration of different methods for purifying water allows for a critical examinination of the feasibility of the various methods available for poor or water-stressed societies to implement. We will challenge you with this question: Which “purified” sample are you willing to drink?
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Screening of "Bread & Roses"
Presented by the Politics Department as part of the weekly film series for Politics 101.
Adrien Brody stars as Sam Shapiro, an idealistic organizer trying to help immigrant janitors build a union. Brody’s character is based on the real life Jono Shaffer, an organizer with the “Justice for Janitors” campaign among janitors working in downtown Los Angeles office buildings. Shaffer will be speaking after the film.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Oxy Book Club Reads & Eats
This month: Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman
Our informal book club is open to all -faculty, staff and students. This month we are reading Orange is the New Black, by Piper Kerman. It's a break from work and study plus good conversation. Bring your lunch or just yourself. NOON to 1pm, the Braun Room, main floor of the Library.
About the book: (from Amazon). With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money ten years before. But that past has caught up with her. Indicted in 1998, convicted and sentenced to fifteen months at the infamous federal correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut, the well-heeled Smith College alumna is begins serving time in 2004 as inmate #11187–424—one of the millions of people who disappear “down the rabbit hole” of the American penal system. From her first strip search to her final release, Kerman learns to navigate this strange world with its strictly enforced codes of behavior and arbitrary rules. She meets women from all walks of life, who surprise her with small tokens of generosity, hard words of wisdom, and simple acts of acceptance. Heartbreaking, hilarious, and at times enraging, Kerman’s story offers a rare look into the lives of women in prison—why it is we lock so many away and what happens to them when they’re there.
NEXT BOOK: We are proposing to read a work by Canadian author Alice Munro, who was awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature for her work as "master of the modern short story", and the 2009 Man Booker International Prize for her lifetime body of work. We'll choose a title and meet in the new year.