Porterville College

Cultural & Historical Awareness Program

C.H.A.P.

2016-17 CHAP Theme -
The Power of Place: Geographies of our World, Memories and Imagination

This year, CHAP looks at the role of places in our lives with examples drawn from different fields and notions of the power of place in our thinking about our world, including real and imagined places, historical and modern places, natural and cultural places, and distant and local places.  Join us on this journey through the atlas of the mind and the geography of ideas.

All events will be held in the PC Theatre (map), and are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Doors will be closed when capacity is reached.


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.

Preliminary schedule of events follows with more events to be announced. Schedule is subject to change.

September 2016

  • Friday, September 16, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
    Rethinking Equal Protection in the Era of Colorblindness (Constitution Day Event) - Presented by Stan D. Blyth, Attorney and Political Science Instructor, Porterville College
  • Thursday, September 22, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
    Tulare County Treasures: A Legacy of Land and People - Presented by John Greening, Paul Hurley, Louise Jackson, Shirley Kirkpatrick, Greg Schwaller, Laurie Schwaller
    Tulare County Treasures Website

October 2016

November 2016

February 2017

March 2017

April 2017

  • Friday, April 28, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
    "Imperial San Francisco: Urban Power, Earthly Ruin (Earth Day Event)" - Presented by Gray Brechin, Ph.D., Historical Geographer and Author.
    Book signing to follow in student center. About Gray Brechin.
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