Ojai – Expanding the Social Justice Chorus

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many colored fists on a black background with text expanding the social justice chorus

Professor of English Julia Balén will visit the Ojai Library at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 9, 2019, to deliver a presentation titled “Expanding the Social Justice Chorus.” Balén comes to us from CSU Channel Islands (CI) as part of this season’s CI Library Lecture Series.

Singing to the choir is arguably the first important step in the long road to real social change. Balén will read selections from her book, A Queerly Joyful Noise: Choral Musicking for Social Justice and discuss the necessity of cultural work in addressing the challenges of creating and maintaining social change.

CSU Channel Islands hosts dozens of free public lectures at libraries throughout Ventura County as part of this program. The lecturers are experts from numerous departments at CI, including Biology, History, English, Computer Science, Political Science, Performing Arts, and Sociology to name a few.

This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Ron Solórzano, Regional Librarian, at (805) 218-9146.

The Ojai Library is located at 111 East Ojai Avenue in Ojai, CA. Hours of service are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

Ventura County Library: Inspiring our community to explore, discover, and connect. The Ventura County Library is available 24/7 at www.vencolibrary.org