Plan to arrive early for the continuation of this very popular FREE lecture series sponsored by the SMC Associates and the SMC English Department. Call (310) 434-4303 for details and more information.

Seating is strictly on a first-arrival basis.​


The Luminous Heart of Jonah S.

A Reading by Gina Nahai

Gina Nahai is a best-selling author, columnist for the Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, and emeritus professor of Creative Writing at USC. She is the author of several short stories and novels (including Cry of the Peacock), and her writings have appeared in numerous national and international publications. Nahai has won the Los Angeles Arts Council Award, the Persian Heritage Foundation's Award, The Simon Rockower Award, and the Phi Kappa Phi Award. Cosponsored by SMC Global Citizenship.

Tue, September 18 | 11:15 a.m. | Free | Art 214


Multiculturalism and Feminist Struggles

MariNaomi Discusses Her Graphic Memoir Turning Japanese

Cartoonist MariNaomi is an award-winning author and illustrator whose works include Kiss & Tell: A Romantic Resume, Ages 0 to 22; Turning Japanese; I Thought YOU Hated ME; and the Life on Earth trilogy. Her work has appeared in more than 60 print publications, and been featured at the Smithsonian, De Young Museum, Cartoon Art Museum, Asian Art Museum, and Japanese American Museum. She is the founder of the Cartoonists of Color Database and the Queer Cartoonists Database, has toured with the literary roadshow Sister Spit, and cohosts the podcast "Ask Bi Grlz" with Myriam Gurba. Cosponsored by SMC Global Citizenship.

Thu, November 1 | 11:15 a.m. | Free

Stromberg Hall (HSS 165)​