Women's Spirituality Info Session
Each program offers informational sessions designed to offer you a sense of a program’s educational mission and admission requirements.You will have the chance to ask questions about curriculum to help you find the best program for your educational goals.
Please fill out the R.S.V.P. form on the MyCIIS student portal to secure your spot one of our info sessions. Guests are welcome.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING
For transportation and parking information, please see the directions page. Parking around the Institute is limited; you'll find metered parking spots as well as pay-per-hour and daily-rate parking lots. We recommend that you take public transportation: The campus is located just a few short blocks from the Civic Center BART Station and the Van Ness MUNI station and is accessible via several bus lines (14, 47, and 49 buses, as well as the F Line, which runs along Market Street).
ANA CASTILLO EVENT
After the information session on May 6th, please join us for an evening with the author, Ana Castillo, and her new novel, Give it To Me. Event Info: Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 | 7pm -9pm | Namaste Hall, CIIS | 1453 Mission St. San Francisco, CA. 94103.
About the Author
Castillo is a Mexican-American Chicana novelist, poet, short story writer, essayist, editor, playwright, translator and independent scholar. Among her award winning, best selling titles: novels include So Far From God, The Guardians and Peel My Love like an Onion, among other poetry: I Ask the Impossible. Her novel, Sapogonia was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. The year 2014 also marks the 20th anniversary of Massacre of the Dreamers: Essays on Xicanisma, for which she is well-known and loved.
About the Novel
"Inside the suitcase her abuela brought with her from Mexico as a young bride, Palma Piedras discovers her own past in a series of letters written when she was only a child. Now she is a university graduate, a bisexual woman who looks toward the future but who is still caught up in the ambiguities of her own past. In this at times gritty yet always entertaining novel, Ana Castillo paints a captivating portrait that defies odds, questions stereotypes and always maintains a sense of humor born from her ear for language and eye for extraordinary detail." - Elena Poniatowska