Titan Table Talk Series

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Titan Table Talk is a monthly dialogue event in which panelists are invited to speak on their personal and professional experiences as it relates to the selected theme. Utilizing the “narrative change” aspect of the Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Framework, this event will help educate participants on the impact of various social justice issues on certain cultural identities to promote racial equity on campus.

 

When the changes that happened due to COVID-19, our campus had to change the way we gather for cultural celebrations. The goal of Titan Table Talks is to have engaging speakers and panelists from the cultural groups being honored who could speak to their lived experiences pertaining to a specific topic that has impacted the community. Our hope is to increase understanding and help connect our community to a broader, more meaningful experience.

 


 

Vote Civic Engagement in APIDA Communities

Date: April 14th

Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Join us for a dialogue with local community members, CSUF alumni, and others as they civic engagement in the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American communities. Register to receive a link to the webinar and have a chance to engage with the panelists during the live event.

 

Moderator: 

Dr. Natalie Tran, Associate Professor, Department of Educational Leadership

& Director of the CSUF National Resource Center for Asian Languages

 

Panelists:

  • Ted Nguyen, Department Manager, Public Communications & Media Relations, OCTA
  • Myla Garcia, Children’s Advocacy Clinic, CSUF Alumna '17
  • Yvonne Cuaresma, Founder, The Climate Journal Project, CSUF Alumna '16
  • Laarni Rosca Dacaney, Senior Communications Consultant, Times Magazine, CSUF Alumna '99

 


 

 

Civic Engagement: The Power of the Female Vote

Date: Mar 17th

Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Join us for a dialogue with local community members, CSUF alumni, and others as they discuss the "power of the female vote" as it relates to civic engagement. Register to receive a link to the webinar and have a chance to engage with the panelists during the live event.

Moderator: 

Dr. Natalie Fousekis, Professor, Department of History & Director of the Lawrence B. de Graaf Center for Oral and Public History

 

Panelists:

  • Brateil Aghas, Chief Executive Officer, WISEplace, CSUF Alumna '05          
  • Lucy Dunn, President & CEO, Orange County, Business Council, CSUF Almuna '76
  • Michele Martinez, Founder & Consultant, Emergent P4 Advisors, CSUF Alumna '09            
  • Tammy Tran, Senior Manager of Government Relations, Southern California Edison

 


 

 

Civic Engagement and Advocacy in Black Communities

Date: Feb 16th

Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Join us for a dialogue with local community members, CSUF alumni, and others as they discuss civic engagement in Black Communities. Register to receive a link to the webinar and have a chance to engage with the panelists during the live event. 

Moderator: Dr. Natalie Graham, Chair, Associate Professor, Department of African American Studies & Director, Institute of Black Intellectual Innovation

Panelists: 

  • Martha Daniel Founder, CEO Information Management Resources, Inc. (IMRI) and Cytellix Corporation
  • Charles Harmon Former Senior Manager, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. CSUF Philanthropic Board of Governors
  • Rachele Willis Executive Potomac Institute of Policy Studies CSUF Alumna '16
  • Dr. Aidsland Wright-Riggins Mayor of Collegeville, PA CSUF Alumnus '72

 


 

 

Civic Engagement and Advocacy in Indigenous/Native Communities

Date: Nov 16th

Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Join us for a dialogue with local community members, CSUF alumni, and others as they discuss civic engagement in Native American/Indigenous Communities. Register to receive a link to the webinar and have a chance to engage with the panelists during the live event. More information is to be announced and will be posted on this webpage once available.

Moderator: Jessica Stern, Associate Dean of Student Relations & Professor of History, College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Panelists: 

  • Ray Estrella, Outreach Coordinator, Southern California Indian Center, CSUF Alumnus     
  • Jen Olivares, Artist, Actor, Broadway Performer, Member of Juaneño Band Of Mission Indians, CSUF Alumna
  • Cristina Snider, Tribal Advisor to Governor Gavin Newsom
  • Reyna Perez, Artist and Owner of Reyna Chabeli Design, CSUF Alumna

 


 

 

LGBTQ+ History Month: LGBTQ+ History in Civic Engagement, Social Justice, and Advocacy

Date: Oct 26th

Time: 11:30am – 1:00 pm

For LGBTQ+ History Month, Titan Table Talks will feature panelist from the local community that will speak on the history and impact of LGBTQ+ rights have been impacted through civic engagement and how legislation impact LGBTQ+ rights now.

Moderator: Jason Shepard, Professor of Communications Law, CSUF College of Communication

Panelists:

  • Raymond Ortiz, Former Community Outreach Coordinator, LGBTQ Center Orange County. CSUF Alumnus ’11, MA ‘15
  • Kelsey Brewer, Communications and Policy Manager, Jamboree Housing Corporation. CSUF Alumnus ‘16
  • Gerrie Schipske, Health Care Staff Attorney/Advocate, Community Legal Aid Southern California

 

 



 

 

Latinx Heritage Month: Voter Education in the Latinx Community

Date: September 28th

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 PM

For Latinx Heritage month, Titan Table Talk will feature panelist from the local community that will speak on the importance and impact of Voter Education in the Latinx Communities. Moderator: Dr. Rob Castro, Professor of Criminal Justice at CSUF.

Panelists:

  • Helen Iris Torres, Chief Executive Officer, Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE)
  • Antonia “Toni” Castro-Graham, Deputy City Manager of Fullerton
  • Edgar Zazueta, Senior Director of Policy and Government Relations, Association of California School Administrators
  • Diana Victoria Coronado, Vice President of Building Industry Association of Southern California

 


 

 

Titan Table Talks will coincide with monthly cultural heritage month celebrations. Check back for upcoming dates and event information.

 

 

 

 

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