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Reading with Carmen Gimieez Smith (4/19/2018)

Exhibits at King Library - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 4:00pm
Start Date: 4/19/2018 Start Time: 4:00 PMEnd Date: 4/19/2018 End Time: 5:00 PM
SJSU Main Campus - King Library

SJSU alum Carmen Giménez Smith returns to read from her recent collections of poetry that include Milk and Filth (2013), which was a finalist for the National Book Award, and the forthcoming book from City Light Publishers Cruel Futures (2018). She writes lyric essays as well as poetry, and is the author of the poetry chapbook Casanova Variations (2009), the full-length collection Odalisque in Pieces (2009), and the memoir Bring Down the Little Birds: On Mothering, Art, Work, and Everything Else (2010). She has emerged as a leading voice in the Latinx poetry community as well the influential publisher of Noemi Press, an independent literary press that has published more than 40 books. She co-edited Angels of the Americlypse: New Latin@ Writing, an anthology of contemporary Latinx writing (2014). Born in New York City, she earned a BA in English from San Jose State University and an MFA in creative writing from the University of Iowa. She has taught at New Mexico State University, and is currently on the creative writing faculty at Virginia Tech.

Legacy of Poetry Day (4/12/2018)

Exhibits at King Library - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 5:00pm
Start Date: 4/12/2018 Start Time: 5:00 PMEnd Date: 4/12/2018 End Time: 6:30 PMThe 11th annual group reading by award-winning student, faculty, staff, alumni, and San Jose community poets. The 2018 Legacy of Poetry Day reading celebrates the poetry of migration and diaspora. We also celebrate the 40th anniversary of Poetry Center San Jose, which was born on the San Jose State University campus. The event will include readings by past and present SJSU faculty poets, alumni poets who have gone on to publish their work, and the current and past Poet Laureates of Santa Clara County. More details about the readers will be posted in the coming weeks.

Legacy of Poetry Slam Finals (3/22/2018)

Start Date: 3/22/2018 Start Time: 6:00 PMEnd Date: 3/22/2018 End Time: 8:30 PM
SJSU Main Campus - Student Union

SJSU Main Campus - Student Union
Room: Student Union Theater

7 Legacy of of Poetry Slam finalists will perform at the San Jose State Student Theater on March 22, 2018 at 6PM hosted by the newly appointed Santa Clara County Poet Laureate, Mighty Mike McGee. The top 3 winners will receive cash prizes and an invitation to perform at the Legacy of Poetry Day Festival at the Hammer Theatre Cafe on April 12. For more information, visit www.legacyofpoetry.com

W.E.B. Du Bois 150th Birthday Exhibition (2/28/2018)

Exhibits at King Library - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 12:00pm
Start Date: 2/28/2018 Start Time: 12:00 PMEnd Date: 2/28/2018 End Time: 1:00 PM
SJSU Main Campus - King Library
Room: Cultural Heritage Center

An exhibit of photographs and materials reflecting on the life of scholar W.E.B. Du Bois, coordinated by Prof. Michael Cheers. Currently on display through March 2018 in the MLK Library, Cultural Heritage Center. Celebrate Black History Month as we recognize one of our most recognized scholars! Exhibit available during Library open hours Reception 2/28 Noon in 525 MLK Library.

The Art of Protest (King Library) (2/1/2018 - 3/30/2018)

Exhibits at King Library - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 12:00am
Start Date: 2/1/2018 All DayEnd Date: 3/30/2018
SJSU Main Campus

SJSU Main Campus - King Library

SJSU Main Campus - King Library
Room: 4th Floor Exhibit Gallery

“The Art of Protest” Presented to you by Sharat G. Lin, PhD. Mr. Lin is a collector and is the curator of “The Art of Protest” collection. He is also the former President of the San Jose Peace and Justice Center, a writer on Global Political Economy and Social Movements. This exhibit consists of 29 original silkscreen posters created between 1969 and 1979, except for 1 created in 2017 during the most recent upsurge in protests. The artists of these posters were mostly anonymous students at UC Santa Cruz and UC Berkeley. In 1969 – 1979, the dominant theme was opposition to the Vietnam War, but also Racial Justice, the Environment, State Repression, and the Functioning of U.S. Democracy. This exhibit documents through art the social movements of the period and how students and other activists viewed and responded to the issues of the time. “The Art of Protest” will be on display from February 1st through March 31st, 2018 on the 4th floor of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library.