CHAP (Cultural & Historical Awareness Program)

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Welcome to the

CHAP Program

The Porterville College Cultural and Historical Awareness Program (CHAP) was organized in 2002 to enhance students' awareness of certain important aspects of our society to which they may previously have had little or no exposure.

The Porterville College Cultural and Historical Awareness Program (CHAP) was organized in 2002 to enhance students' awareness of certain important aspects of our society to which they may previously have had little or no exposure.

 


Upcoming CHAP Events

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CHAP Spring 2024

Cultural & Historical Awareness Program

Spring 2024 Schedule of Events

All Events will be held in the Porterville College Theater

(Unless otherwise noted)

 

Fast Fashion Panel - Hannah Rice & Students

Wednesday, March 6th, 11:30am - 12:30pm

 

Celebrating Cesar Chavez Day - Mari Perez Dowling

Wednesday, March 27th, 11:30am - 12:30pm, in the PC Quad

 

Graphic Installations and Social Justice - Dr. Ramon Blanco Barrera

Friday, April 5th, 7 - 8 pm

 

Why Measuring Methane Matters - Dr. Isis Frausto-Vincencio

Air Pollution Specialist at the California Air Resources Board

Friday, April 12th, 7 - 8pm

Co-sponsored by PUENTE

 

Note: The event "Materialism in the Post WWII Era," which was scheduled for April 26th, has been canceled.

 

For more information, email chap@portervillecollege.edu

All CHAP events are FREE and open to the public.

ALL ARE WELCOME!

 

Recent CHAP Events

Graphic Installations and Social Justice poster

Cesar Chavez poster Spring 2024

Fast Fashion Poster

 

Veterans Day panel flyer

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Constitution

Click the image to view a PDF version of a flyer showing the dates and times of the event.

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Click the image to view a PDF version of a flyer showing the dates and times of the event.

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Click the image to view a PDF version of a flyer showing the dates and times of the event. Text information for dates and times is available below the image.

flyer for Cesar Chavez day event

Click the image to view a PDF version of this Maya Hieroglyph Chap Event.

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Click the image to view a PDF version showing the details for the CHAP Event called "The Triumph of Secularism or a Great Awakening: Belief and Spirituality in the Anthropocene," which will take place on February 10, 2023, from 7 pm to 8 pm at the PC Theater.

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Click the image to view a PDF with clickable links.

 


Click the image to view a PDF version.

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CHAP – Constitution Day Event

"The Vice Presidency: A Built-In Constitutional Crisis,"

Monday, September 19, 2022, in the Theater, from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

By Leslie Pelon, Adjunct Instructor of History at Porterville College


Leslie Pelon’s lecture will be about the history of the Constitution through the lens of the Vice Presidency.

Leslie Pelon spent her childhood in the Bay area until moving to Porterville in 2000. She attended Westfield, Bartlett, Porterville High School, and took classes at Porterville College. After graduating from Porterville High School, she went to Brigham Young University where she studied History and English literature. After ten years in Utah and Maine, she returned to make her permanent home in Porterville with her husband and two children. She spent several years substitute teaching at Porterville High School while pursuing a Masters in History from Southern New Hampshire University. Her thesis focused on women preachers of the Second Great Awakening. Since earning her Master’s Degree, she has been teaching History classes at Porterville College.

10,000 Lives, 10,000 Stories on Manzanar with Alisa Lynch (March 22, 2022)


All events will be held in the PC Theatre (map), and are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Out of respect to presenters and the audience, doors for CHAP events will be closed 10 minutes after the start of the event, or when the theater reaches capacity.


Would you like to receive notices and updates about the CHAP program events via email?

Send a message to chap@portervillecollege.edu and you will be added to our list.