In our series “The Decade Ahead,” Voice of OC’s Arts & Culture writers speculate on what is on the horizon for Orange County in the next ten years. This month: Richard Chang tackles what is possibly in store for the county’s museums and visual arts scene.
The number of sexual assault cases reported on college campuses in Orange County has risen over the last three years. Chapman University and California State University, Fullerton, have seen double the number of incidents reported while University of California, Irvine, numbers fluctuated over that period.
Kelly Galindo has devoted several years to investigating the whos and whys of global sex trafficking. Originally, “our approach was rescue and reintegration. Now it’s more about prevention. If we can prevent it, we are saving not only years of turmoil for the victim, but also the taxpayers’ money. It takes a lot of money to restore a kid.”
PREVIEW: At its ninth annual OC-Centric New Play Festival, the Orange County-based playwrights group will unveil original works it touts as ‘compelling,’ written by three playwrights who live in or hail from Orange County.
Olivia Harden, a student at Chapman and Features Editor of The Panther Newspaper, writes that being Black at Chapman can be traumatic and has only been exacerbated by the refusal of Chapman’s President to remove a racially charged poster of the film Birth of a Nation, at the Dodge School of Film. A vote Monday by the faculty will consider whether to call for a change.
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Brian Glaser, professor of English at Chapman University argues that perpetual war represents a failure of imagination. H. R. McMaster, the former national security advisor for the Trump administration, will provide his perspective on September 28th at Chapman.
Concert performances like the LA Opera’s “Don Carlo” are a special treat for Orange County opera lovers. With no opera company in the county since 2008, the economics of the art form and recent trends make its revival here unlikely.