Category - Humanities & Society

Large altar - "ofrenda" for Day of the Dead

What is Day of the Dead and How Does Chapman Celebrate?

Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is Oct. 31-Nov. 2. Gabriela Castaneda, Ph.D., director of Latinx achievement at Chapman University, shines light on the holiday’s traditions and Chapman events and shares her own...

screen showing slide about SAUSD ethnic studies program

Reclaiming Our Voices: The Ethnic Studies Movement in Santa Ana Unified School District A new law requires ethnic studies education for all high school students in California; Chapman asked representatives from the Santa Ana Unified School District to discuss why ethnic studies matters.

In October 2021, California’s State Assembly passed AB 101, a law requiring every student at a public high school to take an ethnic studies course as part of their core curriculum. In June 2020, more than a year before...

illustrated image of charlotte salomon in front of a painting

The Life and Art of Charlotte Salomon

A two-night event presented by the Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education at Chapman University will explore the life and art of Charlotte Salomon.  On Tuesday, Oct. 25, an online lecture by noted Salomon expert...