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.
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Preliminary schedule of events follows with more events to be announced. Schedule is subject to change.
- 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
- Friday, October 7, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
"Coming Home: Finding My Filipino-American Roots" - Presented by Patty Enrado, Author
Book signing to follow in student center. Author's Website
- Friday, October 21, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
"Abandoned America: Dismantling the Dream" - Presented by Matthew Christopher, Photographer
Book signing to follow in student center. Abandoned America Website
- Friday, November 4, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
"Sugar Cane Capitalism and Environmental Transformation: An Archaeology Colonial Nevis, West Indies" - Presented by Marco Meniketti, Associate Professor of Anthropology, San Jose State University
About Marco Meniketti and Caribbean Historical Archaeology.
- Friday, November 17, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
"California as Muse: Modern Architecture in the Golden State" - Presented by Alan Hess, Architect.
Book signing to follow in student center. About Alan Hess.
- Thursday, February 9, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
"Marking Me Home: 35 Years of Poems from California" - Presented by Christopher Buckley, Poet.
Book signing to follow. About Christopher Buckley.
- Friday, February 24, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
"Origins of the Universe and What it All Means: A Memoir" - Presented by Carole Firstman, Author.
Book signing to follow in student center. About Carole Firstman.
- Friday, March 10, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
"Harriet Chalmers Adams: Remembering an American Geographer" - Presented by Kathryn Davis, Chair of Geography and Global Studies, San Jose State University.
About Kathryn Davis.
- Friday, March 31: First Show 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. / Second Show 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Annual Concert Event details to follow
- Friday, April 21, 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.