Beyond the Stereotype

A CSUSM Social Justice Initiative
to Stop Cultural Appropriation

In Spring 2015, the Library is pleased to showcase an exhibition of thought provoking posters exploring contemporary issues of cultural appropriation. Featuring current CSUSM students and recent events, the exhibit will facilitate a critical, timely conversation on the victims and perpetrators of cultural stereotypes and misrepresentations.

More information

Exhibit opening reception and unveiling of posters on Feb 3, 2015, 5:30-7 pm, Library Reading Room. RSVPs, directions, and special accommodations:  or 760.750.4350

Exhibit on display February 3 – May 22, 2015, free and open to the public during all library hours.


The California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center and Dr. Joely Proudfit are the co-creators of the Beyond the Stereotype poster campaign and images. The posters are the product of a yearlong collaboration with many collaborators (below), and the work of several interdisciplinary classes and student research projects.


Context is a grant-funded, instructionally-related library series supporting student learning and research through art installations. To schedule exhibit class visits or guided tours, contact or 760.750.4378.