Porterville College



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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Recent CHAP Events

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.

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Learn more at the Cesar Chavez Foundation's website.

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.