Join the University Library for an evening of live storytelling and performance. Co-sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Studies , “A Common Story: Finding Joy in the Face of Adversity” is a live performance showcase featuring stories told by CSUSM students, faculty, staff and administrators, including:

  • Varanee Chinnapong
  • Anne Dabb
  • Omar Galindo
  • Alexandria Hernandez
  • And more! 


This event is free and open to the public (visitor parking information and pricing here). Light refreshments will be provided. Please reserve a ticket.


For more information on the theme of finding joy in the face of adversity, please see the 2018-19 CSUSM University Library Common Read, “The Book of Joy”


Tuesday, March 12, 2019

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

University Student Union Ballroom

Reserve FREE tickets here




Special thanks to Dr. Mary Robertson (Assistant Professor of Sociology) who held a series of workshops during the Fall 2018 semester that focused on how to craft, develop, and perform a personal narrative tailored to the theme of living a life of joy in the face of adversity. These stories are a result of those workshops.


Questions about this event, please contact Toni Olivas, Engagement & Inclusion Librarian, at (760) 750-4333 or

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Toni Olivas

Interim Engagement & Inclusion Librarian
Office Location: 
KEL 5011
Office Hours: 
by appointment