1. Let's Talk about the Middle East, Feb. 21. Film showing ("The Insult") and discussion led by Dr. Leena Dallasheh at The Minor Theater (1001 H Street, Arcata). Special screening with the lead actor, Kamel al-Basha! Thursday, Feb. 21, 7 p.m. Cost $9.50. Twenty-five years after the Lebanese civil war, its wounds linger. In today’s Beirut, a small incident between a Palestinian refugee, Yasser (Kamel al-Basha), and a Lebanese-Christian, Tony, turns into a complicated trial, in which the personal becomes political. Competing narratives and mutual accusations of that war are laid out to show, as one lawyer states, “no one has a monopoly on suffering.” View the Facebook event here.
  2. Lecture, "Border Walls & Borderlands Identities," March 1. Dr. Barbara Curiel (English and CRGS) is a specialist in Chicano and Latino studies, and is a bilingual speaker attentive to borderlands cultures and identities. This lecture, a part of the Social Justice Summit, will take place Friday, March 1, at 6 p.m. in the KBR. For more information about this and other Social Justice Summit events, see here.
  3. Paid summer internships, deadline March 8. The Northern California Small Business Development Center (Norcal SBDC) oversees 18 different SDBCs in the Northern California region, over half of which are requesting interns for the upcoming summer. Norcal SBDC is a nonprofit organization located on HSU campus that helps potential and current small business owners create, grow, manage, and operate their business. This includes business advising, low cost trainings and workshops, and helping the entrepreneur with funding assistance. In past internships, International Studies students have worked with importing and exporting and helped create bilingual materials and workshops. See the attached fliers for further information about the internships and how to apply.
  4. Homeward Bound fall break. Are you trying to figure out how to get home and back to campus for Spring Break? Consider the Homeward Bound Bus Charter Program. Bus service will be offered on Saturday, March 16 to San Francisco and Los Angeles, with a return trip to Arcata on Saturday, March 23. Round trip fare per student is $115 to Los Angeles and $95 to San Francisco. Seats will be available for purchase March 1 at 9 a.m. Students are encouraged to reserve a space as soon as possible as seats are limited. For more information about the program, click here.

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