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!



French Foreign Policy in an Unstable World

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

3:00-4:30 PM

DML 233

Upcoming Study Abroad Info Sessions

We have a number of information sessions coming up for students interested at the University of Melbourne, USC Madrid or USC Paris. Our USC Madrid and USC Paris Resident Directors will be available to talk about their programs and answer any questions that you may have. We will also have a representative from the University of Melbourne present to answer questions about our program in Melbourne. Check our website for more upcoming events and information sessions –

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]

Free Minds United, USC Office for Wellness and Health Promotion

Free Minds United is a mental health advocacy group that seeks to eliminate the stigma of mental illness on college campus by offering discussions, workshops, and other events to educate college students about mental illness. Free Minds United is partnering with USC’s Office for Wellness and Health Promotion to host a mental health workshop called “Introduction to Mental Health First Aid” designed to improve participants’ knowledge and understanding of the most common mental health problems among college students.

The workshop will be offered on Tuesday, April 12 from 9:30 – 11:00 am at the Engemann Student Health Center, ESH 101; it will be 90 minutes long, and refreshments will be provided! You can find more information on the Facebook page and RSVP here.

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.