For years, Professor Rina Benmayor’s students at CSU Monterey Bay have worked to preserve memories of the residents of Salinas.
Students in her Oral History and Community Memory service learning classes have designed, conducted and archived oral histories focused on life stories and Chinatown memories of members of the Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, and Latino communities. They have also recorded memories of Salinas residents during key moments of 20th century history.
The World Theater on the campus of CSU Monterey Bay will host student films at this year’s Fall Capstone Festival, scheduled for two public screenings on Thursday, Dec. 19. The matinee screening will begin at 1 p.m.; the program will repeat for the evening show at 6 p.m. Admission and parking are free.
It seems that people and food come together in times of great tragedy.
After Typhoon Haiyan – one of the most powerful storms on record – hit the Philippines on Nov. 8, members of the Asian Pacific Islander Association and staff member Jihan Ejan thought about ways to help some of the millions of people affected by the storm.