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This three-day group relations conference offers a unique opportunity to study the conscious and unconscious dynamics involved in how groups organize themselves and interact with each other.  This conference is not a passive learning event that relies upon lectures.  Instead, the learning is experiential.  Participants study how leadership, followership, authority, task, boundaries, and roles operate in the different group experiences they enter during the conference.  The conference will weave art and other non-verbal forms of expression into the conference events to illuminate unconscious dynamics operating in the system of group interactions that members and staff will create together.

Event Schedule By Day
DJ Set
Group Meeting
Ceramic Art
Film Reels

Event Schedule








Friday February 28, 2020

1:00pm - 2:00pm               The 400 Years Timeline (Ballroom B)

2:00pm - 3:00pm               Welcome and Keynote Speaker Dr. Yesenia Fernandez (Ballroom C)

3:00pm - 5:00pm               Serious Improv Leadership Workshop with Mike and Nate (Ballroom C)

                                             Break for Dinner (OYO)

5:00pm - 9:00pm               Intergroup of Arts/Performance/Experience including:

DJ Allesa tha Goddess from KDHR’s Afro Beats and Its Madd Influences in collaboration with

CSUDH Digital Media Arts 

and Cesar Mejia, Emmy Award Winning Engineer/Producer/Educator

Film & Lecture Screenings

Arts Collective Pop Up Exhibition and Zine Workshop

Paper Reading by Dorothy Dubrule

"What Group Relations May Have to do with Dance Practice"

followed by a Dance Workshop

Community Mural

The University Gallery will be open from noon to 9pm (read about the exhibit) with new work by artist-in-residence, Kim Tucker.

The Cultural Arts Center will be open from 10:00am to 9pm (read about the exhibit).

Saturday February 29, 2020

9:00am - 6:00pm               Group Relations Workshop (requires pre-registration)

6:00pm - 6:30pm               Reception (for workshop participants)

6:00pm - 9:00pm               Intergroup of Arts/Performance/Experience including:

Ceramics Guild Guided Activity

Film & Lecture Screenings

Arts Collective Pop Up Exhibition and Zine Workshop

Monks and Witches: The Musical

Written by Ben Boquist, Brandon Craw, and Rick Bickerstaff

The Band of Pilgrims - Pilgrim United Church of Christ


Community Mural

The University Gallery will be open from 6:00pm - 9:00pm (read about the exhibit).

Sunday March 1, 2020

8:00am - 10:00am             "Open Forum" Space and Community Mural available 

8:00am - 8:30am               Guided Meditation Experience

8:30am - 9:00am               Social Dreaming Matrix

9:00am - 9:30am               Coffee Break

9:30am - 10:00am             Communal Drumming

10:00am - 11:30am           Community Discussion and Application Event

11:30am - noon                 Reception

The University Gallery will be open from 8am to 2pm (read about the exhibit).


Stay around for "The Seven Guitars" (requires separate ticket admission) - The University Theater (2:00pm)

A note from Bill DeLuca, Professor of Theatre Arts:

Reserve your seats now for the third show of the 2019-2020 season, Seven Guitars, directed by CSUDH faculty member Jozben Barrett, and performed in the newly renovated University theatre.   To purchase tickets online visit or call (310) 243-3588 for info.


Set in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1948, Seven Guitars takes place after the untimely death of Floyd “Schoolboy” Barton, a local blues guitarist on the edge of stardom, whose friends gather after his funeral to mourn and grapple with his legacy.  The fifth chapter in Wilson’s epic “American Century Cycle,” Seven Guitars strikes moving chords of the African American experience in the 20th century through the examination of faith, artistry, humor, oppression, brutality, and love.


Seven Guitars is produced in association with the CSUDH Black Theatre program. Director Barrett said, “While the play takes place more than 70 years ago, August Wilson has an extraordinary way of crafting his characters and the experiences they share so they’re relatable to today’s audience, making his stories timeless and universal.”


The cast is led by CSUDH theatre arts majors Nisey Turner and Irene Jones in the roles of Louise and Ruby.  Floyd Barton, his good friend Canewell, and his love interest Vera, will be played by guest artists Caleb Thermidor, Blessing Oluwole and Jordan Hyman, respectively. CSUDH alumni include Phil Bray in the role of Hedley, and Tevin Jackson as Red Carter. Danielle De Guzman, a senior theatre arts major, will serve as stage manager.


Ticket prices are $18 for general admission, and $13 for students and senior citizens. Special rates are available for groups of 10 or more. Tickets may be purchased by calling (310) 243-3589, or online at

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