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Remembering lives lost to transgender oppression

Fresno residents gathered last week to remember the lives of transgender people that have been lost to suicide or murder. The Transgender Day of Remembrance, said Zoyer Zyndel, event chair of Trans-E-Motion, raises awareness about the level of violence affecting ...

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Hmong author discusses the ‘bride price’

Mai Neng Moua, a pioneering Hmong author, read from her new nonfiction book last Friday, which questions a common Hmong tradition. Moua said her book, “The Bride Price: A Hmong Wedding Story,” is a memoir of her “journey from trauma,” ...

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Fresno State is celebrating its international students this week

Fresno State kicked off International Education Week to celebrate the university’s accomplishments in promoting the exchange of students across the world. Food, giveaways and performances kicked off the event Monday at the Speakers Platform near the Henry Madden Library. Marcela ...

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Trans artists take to the stage to voice oppression

The Cross Cultural and Gender Center’s Poetry Jam provided a way for transgender artists to voice oppression they face and to listen to other cultural perspectives. Performances encouraged transgender people to stand up for their rights and challenge those who ...

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CineCulture screens ‘Menashe’

CineCulture, in collaboration with Jewish studies, held a screening of “Menashe” to expose students to the Hasidic Jewish culture that persists in South Brooklyn. Dr. Ed EmanuEl, a host who filled in for director Joshua Weinstein, discussed the century-old community ...

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Warsaw Ghetto’s poetry impacts us still

Students learned about pivotal moments in Jewish poetry and engaged with critics in Sven-Erik Rose’s lecture “In Adorno’s Blind Spot: Yiddish Poetry from the Warsaw Ghetto.” Rose, associate professor of German and comparative literature at UC Davis, said he was ...

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Fresno State celebrates its students

Fresno State’s Kennel Bookstore and University Student Union Productions celebrated Fresno State students at the fourth annual National Student Day on Wednesday in the Memorial Garden. Students grabbed nachos for free at a stand near the entrance and participated in ...

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‘Bitter Harvest:’ Romance during the Holodomor

Director George Mendeluk invited people to “enter the world of the lovers” at Fresno State CineCulture’s screening of “Bitter Harvest.” “Bitter Harvest” is about Yuri’s (played by Max Irons) struggle against Stalin (played by Gary Oliver) and the Holodomor, a ...

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Temporary tattoos provide friendship bonds

Many students stopped by a temporary tattoo parlor in the Baker Hall dormitory lobby last Friday to risk some ink in a way they wouldn’t regret the next morning. Students had a chance to pick guilt-free temporary tattoos and make ...

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‘Waria’ documents struggle with identity

Students got an inside look at the life of transgender Muslim students during the movie screening of “Tales of the Waria.” The film takes place in Indonesia, the largest Muslim country in the world, and focuses on the love lives ...

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Deaf artists put on show at Poetry Jam

Though they can’t hear, deaf artists were heard by others Wednesday as they expressed their views on how society may sometimes interpret deafness as a disability. The deaf artists were featured in the Cross Cultural and Gender Center’s Poetry Jam ...

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