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Film
"1984" movie screening
Join us for a FREE screening of the movie "1984", starring John Hurt (based on George Orwell's classic novel) at CMAC in Downtown Fresno. 1555 Van Ness (at Calaveras) 5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.: Introduction and Context for Screening 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.: Film Screening (113 minutes) 8:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.: Q&A Session Panelists/Speakers: -- Catherine Campbell, Civil Rights Attorney and Fresno Filmworks Advisory Board Member -- Peter McDonald, Fresno State Dean of Library Services -- Douglas Fraleigh, Fresno State Communication Department Chair and Freedom of Speech Scholar In a story based on George Orwell's classic novel, Winston Smith (John Hurt) is a government employee whose job involves the rewriting of history in a manner that casts his fictional country's leaders in a charitable light. His trysts with Julia (Suzanna Hamilton) provide his only measure of enjoyment, but lawmakers frown on the relationship -- and in this closely monitored society, there is no escape from Big Brother. SPONSORED BY: CMAC Fresno State CineCulture WILPF Fresno Center for Nonviolence Fresno Filmworks Sarah Minasyan MD & Jason Marengo MD Arte Américas
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Talks/Lectures
"Echo of Silence" by Fethiye Cetin
Fethiye Cetin is a Turkish lawyer, writer, and human rights activist. Cetin had no reason to suspect that she had other than Turkish Muslim roots, until her maternal grandmother, Seher, revealed to her that her real name was not Seher, but Heranus Gadaryan. Born to Armenian parents, Heranus was taken from her mother's arms during a death march in the course of the Armenian Genocide. She is the writer of "My Grandmother: An Armenian Turkish Memoir." The talk is free and open to the public.
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Talks/Lectures
"What Makes the Neighborhood Jewish?: Contesting and Promoting Gentrification in 1980s Los Angeles"
Max D. Baumgarten (Jack H. Skirball Fellow in Modern Jewish Culture at the University of California, Los Angeles), "What Makes the Neighborhood Jewish?: Contesting and Promoting Gentrification in 1980s Los Angeles." Max will discuss how different Jewish sub-groups -- Orthodox Jews, radical activists, and Soviet immigrants -- perceived, contested, and/or supported gentrification and development in the Fairfax District, a historic Los Angeles Jewish neighborhood, during the 1980s. Max is completing his dissertation "Searching for a Stake: The Scope of Jewish Politics in Los Angeles from Watts to Rodney King, 1965-1992." He recently published an article, "Beyond the Binary: Los Angeles and a New York State of Mind," in American Jewish History.
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Electronic
¡Cumbiatron!
Friday March 31st at Full Circle Brewing Co. in #DowntownFresno Central California's BEST Electro Latin Night is BACK with DJ's El Selectòr, Del Toro Don & Dog Plasma, Percussionist Matty Segura & More TBA! Join us as we celebrate latin and world rhythms blended with electronic grooves, featuring live musicians, stunning visuals, and a massive sound system! Cumbiatron is #TheWorldsBestDanceMusic All Ages // $10 // 8pm
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Education
15th Annual Oxford Debate: Should College Tuition be Free?
Honors students will showcase their debating skills at the 15th annual Oxford Debate for Clovis Community College. This is the longest-standing yearly event at the college. This year, the honors students will argue whether or not public colleges and universities should charge tuition. As usual, each side will present their argument and then the audience can ask questions, add information or disagree. In the end, the audience votes for the winning side. This is an interactive debate first practiced at the Oxford Colleges in England in 1823. Additionally, during the break, students will perform on musical instruments, do stand-up comedy, juggle and perform magic.
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Running, Benefit/Fundraiser
2017 5K Run for the Reef 2 Mile Walk & Water Planet Adventure Day
The 15th annual 5k Run for the Reef is a timed non-competitive run beginning at 7 am, with prizes for first male and female. Following the run, there will be the new Sea Turtle kids race at 7:30, a shortened route for kids under 9; there will be prizes for the cutest costume and awards for participants. A family walk begins at 8, with prizes for largest team. The event takes place on the paved Sugar Pine Trail, starting and finishing at River Park Shopping Center. Following the runs and walks, the free 2017 Water Planet Adventure Day starts at 9 at The Shops at River Park. Kids of all ages can enjoy a living California tide pool touch tank, water conservation information booths, and crafts to create and take home. All proceeds benefit the nonprofit organization and the building of the Fresno Aquarium.
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Running, Benefit/Fundraiser
2017 5K Run for the Reef, 2 Mile Walk & Water Planet Adventure Day
The 15th annual 5k Run for the Reef is a timed non-competitive run beginning at 7 am, with prizes for first male and female. Following the run, there will be the new Sea Turtle kids race at 7:30, a shortened route for kids under 9; there will also be prizes for the cutest costume and awards for participants. A family walk begins at 8, with prizes for largest team. The event takes place on the paved Sugar Pine Trail, starting and finishing at River Park Shopping Center. Following the runs and walks, the free 2017 Water Planet Adventure Day starts at 9 at The Shops at River Park. Kids of all ages can enjoy a living California tide pool touch tank, water conservation information booths, and crafts to create and take home. All proceeds benefit the nonprofit organization and the building of the Fresno Aquarium.
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Community Event
2017 Crime Victims' Memorial Quilt
NVCRW - 2017 Crime Victims' Memorial Quilt will memorialize those that have lost their life to violent crime
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Children, Family/Child, Special Event
27th Annual Dia De Los Niños
Join us as we celebrate a day for children. This year’s event will celebrate the youth of Visalia and will include fun interactive games and activities. There will be dance performances, live music and readings, prizes, fitness activities and more. This event is a great reminder that children are our community’s most precious resource. Admission is free, some activity fees may apply.
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Seniors, Tour, Special Event, Food/Tasting, Community Event
50+ Rocks Spring Open House
Come experience the fun at the Visalia Senior Center Spring Open House! We will have over 75 booths full of information and goodies from vendors who provide programs and services for the 50+ population! Door and raffle prizes, along with live entertainment and a BBQ lunch will make this event one you won’t want to miss! For more information or to reserve a booth at the event, call the Visalia Senior Center at (559) 713-4381.
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