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‘La Posada’ makes campus ‘feel more inclusive’

Dishes of traditional Mexican food, hymns of praise heard and dancing seen throughout the hallways marked this year’s “La Posada” event, held Monday at the Cross Cultural and Gender Center. “La Posada” (inn or shelter) is a traditional event held ...

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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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Diversity in dance celebrated during Homecoming Week

Fresno State students got into the swing of things during Tuesday’s Diversity Dance Workshop, and event that was part of Homecoming Week.. Hosted by the Cross Cultural and Gender Center, the workshop allowed students to learn different cultural dances and ...

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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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Free showing of Frida Kahlo film in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month

The celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month continues at Fresno State with a free showing of the film “Frida.” The film will be shown on Sept. 20 at 2:30 p.m. in the university’s Henry Madden Library, room 3212. The film portrays ...

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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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A blooming passion for success

Jessica Adams once wondered what her purpose was. She was alone without an education and needed to move forward. “I ended up getting kicked out of school, so I ended up getting addicted to drugs. I had a really big ...

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Campaign asks how ‘Men can stop rape’

Fresno State’s Cross Cultural and Gender Center (CCGC) is asking men on campus to take a stand against sexual assault by participating in the poster campaign, “Men Can Stop Rape.” The campaign consists of a series of images of men ...

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We become effective allies when we dismantle fear

By Doctor Meta L. Schettler I teach Africana Studies here on campus and recently attended the Discussing Whiteness event hosted by the Cross Cultural and Gender Center. We heard that the university had received negative complaints as soon as the ...

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Celebrating Black History Month through poetry

Students showed off their talents in poetry, song and rap at Poetry Jam: An Open Mic in honor of Black History Month. The Cross Cultural and Gender Center hosted the event in the Henry Madden Library on Feb. 1. Performer ...

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The Importance of “Discussing Whiteness”

A discussion entitled “Discussing Whiteness” was hosted by Fresno State’s Cross Cultural and Gender Center on Feb. 3 in a bid to create an open dialogue about the origin, what it means to be white and how to be a ...

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Dr. Oputa: taking 25 years ‘day by day’

By Crea Jackson This year will be Dr. Francine Oputa’s 25th year working at Fresno State. Oputa has done a large amount of service for the Fresno State community over the past 25 years. She continues to serve the Fresno ...

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A place to pray and meditate

A room in the Henry Madden Library is providing students and faculty with a place to meditate and pray on campus. The room, which is administered by the Cross Cultural and Gender Center, contains prayer rugs, a bench with pillows ...

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Students rally to Take Back the Night

The Fresno State Women’s Alliance held the 37th annual Take Back the Night event in the Free Speech Area Wednesday night in which students, faculty and community groups partnered to raise awareness of the harms of domestic violence, sexual assault ...

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Poetry jam to be revived on campus

Poets and performers paraded across the The Bucket’s stage Friday night during a kick-off event hailed as a revival of the once popular poetry jam. Kalisha Goodwin, a graduate student and lead student coordinator at Fresno State’s Cross Cultural and ...

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