Free Pasta Roma at UNICEF@USC’s Annual Hunger Banquet!

Join UNICEF@USC on Tuesday, April 26th at 6:30 PM in THH 205 for their annual hunger banquet! The hunger banquet will involve an interactive simulation of poverty and the hunger problem affecting our world, followed by a catered Pasta Roma buffet dinner (Pizza, Pasta, Salad, Rolls, Etc.!) and a keynote presentation from a UNICEF USA speaker.

Lunch and Learn with Britney Riley, U.S. Director of Village Capital

Join us at TCC 450 on Wednesday, April 20th from 12:30–2 pm for BSEL’s last Lunch and Learn of the semester featuring Britney Riley, U.S. Director of Village Capital. 

Village Capital connects entrepreneurs from similar communities to establish cohorts with shared experience and peer-driven mentorship. Village Capital gives authority over capital investments to the entrepreneurs themselves, empowering them to make sound decisions about which among them is most likely to succeed. VilCap Inc. is a nonprofit that operates business development programs for early-stage entrepreneurs in agriculture, education, energy, financial inclusion and health. Through VilCap Investments, its for-profit affiliate, the two top-ranked graduates from each program receive investment funding.

Hear from a great speaker and enjoy a free lunch!



Beyond Trump: What’s at Stake in Election 2016?

Join us for an exciting roundtable discussion on the upcoming elections! Plus, FREE FOOD from Pizza Studio!!

When: Tuesday, April 19

Time: 7pm

Where: VKC 101

Beyond Trump Roundtable[1]

Soci Cinema presents: Bread and Roses

4/14 at 3:30pm 

HSH 201

Bread and Roses is a 2000 dramatic film directed by Ken Loach, a British director known for social realist style of film, and  it stars academy award-winning actor, Adrien Brody, and Mexican-born actress Elpidilla Carillo. The plot deals with the struggle of poorly paid janitorial workers in Los Angeles and their fight for better working conditions and the right to unionize. It is based on the “Justice for Janitors” campaign of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). The film also includes non-professional Latino and Black actors who are working people and social movement organizers in Los Angeles.

The film is critical of social inequalities in the United States. Health insurance in particular is highlighted and so is the low pay and lack of benefits among janitorial cleaners. It’s both a love story and a social movement story! The film’s name, “Bread and Roses“, derives from the 1912 textile strike in LawrenceMassachusetts.



Sociology Honor’s Seminar Research Presentation

Join our department in celebrating the outstanding work of these young scholars!

Wednesday, April 27th

Presentations at 4:00pm

Reception at 5:00pm

HSH 201


Thinking Beyond the Classroom: Tools for Uniting Activism and Learning

Many students are taught early on that extracurriculars and philanthropy exist on the fringes of academic pursuit. While incoming students may have high hopes for making positive change, these hopes are often forgotten when academic demands increase. Come to this unique workshop to learn ways to integrate these fields through conversations with a panel of graduate students and faculty who have been able to engage activism in their scholarship. We will also inform you of campus resources that can help turn your ideals into action.

Wednesday, April 6


VKC 158

Lunch and Learn with Matthew Manos, Founder and Managing Director of verynice

Join the Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab for a Lunch & Learn seminar on Wednesday, March 30th from 12:30–2 pm featuring Matthew Manos, founder and managing director of verynice.

verynice is a global design-strategy consultancy that ignites movements, builds brands and changes perspectives. Its award-winning work challenges the standard definition of design and focuses on visual communication, digital product design, design strategy and strategic foresight. Headquartered in downtown Los Angeles, verynice employs a distributed team of over 400 professional designers and strategists, and is recognized for its “give half” business model and leadership in the pro bono movement. Clients have included UNICEF, MTV, NASA, Google, Facebook, Samsung and Disney Imagineering.

Matthew Manos is an artist, strategist and author interested in experimental economies, “business as a medium,” conditional systems for creative inquiry, and new methods for writing restriction in poetry and fiction. Matthew is also the founder of Models of Impact, a platform and workshop curriculum that engages social entrepreneurs and nonprofit executives in the design of business.

Join us for a great speaker and a free lunch!