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Live from Cal State L.A. it’s Thursday night!

Telemundo’s En Contexto news program invites students to share views during 11 p.m. on-location broadcast from new U-SU

Make it a doubleheader

Those looking for something to do earlier in the evening on campus have choices that include a documentary about Shirley Chisholm’s historic 1972 presidential campaign, Arthur Miller’s play “All My Sons,” and a Halloween dance party – all within a few yards of the broadcast.

“Chisholm ’72: Unbought and Unbossed,” documentary film – 6:15 p.m., U-SU Theater, free.
Before Barack Obama’s or Hillary Clinton’s historic presidential campaigns, there was Shirley Chisholm, a Democrat from New York, who was the first black woman elected to the U.S. Congress, and the first African American to seek a major party’s presidential nomination. Directed by Shola Lynch, 2004, 77 minutes. Call Cross Cultural Centers at (323) 343-5001 for details.

Haunted Union Presents: Monster Masquerade – 8 p.m. to midnight, U-SU Los Angeles Room, free to Cal State L.A. students.
A Halloween dance party refreshments, entertainment and a costume contest with chances to win prize money. Competition spaces are limited, so arrive on time and sign up at the dance. Call the Center for Student Involvement at (323) 343-5110 for details. (According to En Contexto’s producer, costumed participants from the dance are welcome at the 11 p.m. En Contexto broadcast.)

“All My Sons,” play by Arthur Miller – 8 p.m., Arena Theatre.
Arthur Miller’s first commercial success tells the story of an American family caught up in the struggle between personal responsibility and duty to their country; CSULA student Tony Christopher directs. (Also presented Friday at 5 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m.) Call the Cal State L.A. Box Office at (323) 343-4118 for details.

Rubén Luengas, host of En Contexto

With Cal State L.A. students providing insight and analysis, En Contexto, Telemundo’s nightly half-hour in-depth news program, will broadcast live from the University at 11 p.m Thursday night, Oct. 30, from the outdoor stage in front of the new University-Student Union.

Hosted by Emmy-winning journalist Rubén Luengas and broadcast in Spanish, En Contexto airs on Channel 52. Thursday’s program will focus on how the Nov. 4 election might affect students, what campaign issues are important to students, and students’ views on candidates and ballot measures. While Luengas anchors the program from the stage, reporters will roam through the crowd seeking students’ comments.

All students are welcome to attend the broadcast; however, as the program broadcasts in Spanish, only Spanish-speaking students will be interviewed. En Contexto’s producers hope that students’ opportunity to have their voices heard (and faces seen) will attract at least a hundred participants. Students should arrive by 10:35 p.m.

For more about En Contexto, see this web site: http://www.telemundo52.com/encontexto/index.html.


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