English grammar often seems arbitrary and mean, burdening students with unnecessary anxiety over writing their papers “correctly.” This workshop proposes to help students fill in some of the gaps, but will also help students see the method behind English madness.
Together, we will strive to take the pain out of understanding the choices we make when
writing in English–for academic purposes or otherwise–using methods proven to hone the ear and ease the spirit.
Led by Rose DiMatteo, MFA
In advance of the V-Day performances, organizers are hosting a bake sale to raise funds for anti-violence organizations. There will also be the opportunity to purchase valentine cards that could come with a singing telegram.
After the bake sale, AULA will host its first V-Day open mic night. The theme is the V-Day movement, and all forms of artistic expression are welcome. Interested participants can reserve a 3-5 minute spot for the open mic by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Bake Sale 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Open Mic 6:30 p.m.
Attend the upcoming MFA in Creative Writing Information Session. Learn more about the program and have the chance to chat with the faculty.
Individual sessions may also be set by appointment by calling (310) 578-1080 ext. 100
10 weeks of course sessions, all that reading, a long final paper…and then the PowerPoint presentation, UGH! Don’t get frustrated. Come to this workshop and learn tips for developing a powerful presentation without all the anxiety and with all the fun (seriously).
Led by Sherry Wong, MAOM
BA student: Hugh Rosenberg
SMC alum: Sandy Yang
MFA alum: Nicole Sconiers
author of Escape from Beckyville
Faculty reader: Kim Dower
author of Slice of Moon and Air Kissing on Mars
Room A1000. No RSVP needed.
Many students, fearful of plagiarism, will drop in direct quotes rather than risk paraphrasing or folding research into a paper in their own voice. This often results in awkward writing, poor transitions and the reader feeling as if the writer is hiding behind their quotes.
This workshop will demonstrate (with some hands on work), how to paraphrase and transition effectively and include research while keeping the students voice intact.
Led by Robert Fox, MFA
Discussion will focus on the intersections of immigration and key topics associated to social justice, such as education, social mobility, labor, and activism. Experts will examine the civil rights movement from an historical perspective, and ponder where does immigration fit in as a 21st century civil rights issue. Examples of immigrant activism will include undocumented youth seeking higher education, youth immigrant workers involved in labor movements, artists standing up for immigrants dilemmas, and community leaders advocating for immigrant reform.
Confirmed experts include Cheka Abubakari, The Ladera Education Institute; Juan Francisco Martinez, PhD, Vice Provost, Center for the Study of Hispanic Church and Community, Fuller Theological Seminary; Edna Monroy, California Immigrant Youth Alliance; Connie Choi, Esq., Asian Americans Advancing Justice; and Ernesto Yerena, Los Angeles based artist.
Facilitated by Luis G. Pedraja, PhD, Provost, Vice-President of Academic Affairs, and Chair of the Diversity Committee
Sponsored by the Diversity Committee. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served
These discussions will focus on the current struggles of Chilean student groups, labor unions, and grassroots collectives.
Be a bridge-builder. Come share and collaborate in constructing solidarity among radical activists from Chile to the US. The night’s discussion will bring together two worlds and provide the space and opportunity to share our experiences and ideas for social movement.
Free parking. Beverages will be served.
V-DAY@AULA 2014 joins the global effort once again to stop violence against women and girls. Join us for a groundbreaking collection of monologues by world renowned authors and playwrights edited by Eve Ensler and Mollie Doyle.
“A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer” on Friday, February 28th
“Any One of Us: Words From Prison” on Saturday, March 1st
Beneficiaries: WriteGirl and Downtown Women’s Center
Both performances will be held on campus at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are $15 at door. Discounts and packages at: http://vdayaula.brownpapertickets.com
V-Day@AULA 2014 is sponsored by the AULA BA Program
Further information about V-Day can be found at: www.vday.org • facebook.com/vday •Twitter: @VDAY