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Alumni Meet-up: Thursday, June 6th, 2019 at 5:00pm

San Francisco, CA: CSSSA @ the Exploratorium

One of San Francisco’s most popular museums is open after dark! We’ll be hosting a alumni reception from 5:00-6:30 to win prizes, eat food, and hang out. Then we’ll head to the Exploratorium After Dark for the #SELFIE exhibition. Lose yourself in over 650 interactive exhibits exploring perception, art, and science at tje adults-only After Dark. Grab your friends and a drink and get immersed in mind-bending experiences and unique, thought-provoking programs.

Please note this event is for 18+ alumni.

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Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 4:00pm (a.k.a FIRST DAY OF CSSSA!)

Los Angeles, CA: 2nd Annual CSSSA Summer Smash

Join us for our alumni celebration on the first day of CSSSA! This day is all about our alumni - food, drinks, swag, games, and MORE! Our super secret (and totally awesome) venue is sure to inspire our attendees to “create a stir”! Mark your calendars because this event is going to be SO. MUCH. FUN!

RSVPs will be available Summer 2019.


Past Events


Saturday, April 13th, 2019 Reading at 1:20pm Discussion at 3:00pm

LA Times Festival of Books, Poetry Stage, Signing Area 2

Morgan Parker is the author of "There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce," "Other People's Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night," and the recently released poetry collection"Magical Negro." Her debut young adult novel "Who Put This Song On?" is forthcoming in late 2019, and her debut book of nonfiction will be released in 2020.

Morgan will be reading from her recent collection “Magical Negro” at 1:20pm. At 3:00pm, Join Morgan Parker, Nafissa Thompson-Spires and Damon Young in a discussion of their latest books and something essential about the experience of being Black in America today.

Sunday, February 24th, 2019 5pm - 8:30pm

Old Town Pasadena, CA: 2nd Annual CSSSA Alumni Oscars Viewing Party

Another epic CSSSA Oscars party! Our 2nd Oscars party was really a night of Hollywood magic! We enjoyed delicious tacos, bottomless brownies, and plenty of good vibes. The red carpet couldn’t handle all our star-power!!


Saturday, November 10th, 2018 12pm - 5pm

Los Angeles, CA: 100% Festival at Otis College of Art and Design

CSSSA got their own booth at the Otis College of Art and Design 100% Festival. CSSSA we hosted visual and performing art workshops and gave away alumni swag! It was great to soak up sunshine at this outdoor festival!


Saturday, July 7, 2018

Berkeley, CA: A Night of Jazz and Pizza 

The Alumni Network strikes again! - with groovy tunes and delicious pizza. We got to hang with Herb Alpert, eat ALL the gourmet pizza, and settle in for an electric jazz show! Berkeley sure showed us an amazing night!


Saturday, July 7, 2018

San Francisco, CA: CSSSA Summer Smash 

For our NorCal alumni reunion, we hit the green for an indoor picnic. We crushed cornhole and connect four and added artful flair to the giant CSSSA banner. Some people event walked away with exclusive Alumni Network swag to remember us by! 


Sunday, March 4, 2018

Los Angeles, CA: Oscar Viewing Party

At this Alumni Network Event, our alum, family, and friends joined us for a night of Hollywood magic as we popped popcorn, walked the red carpet, and celebrated 2 Oscar victories for Coco (co-directed by CSSSA alum, Adrian Molina). 


Monday, November 6, 2017

Oakland, CA: Pixar Fundraiser

An evening of pure Pixar joy! We were joined by many friends of CSSSA as we danced to mariachi music, ate Mexican cuisine, and toured the beautiful Pixar Studios.