Porterville College

October C.H.A.P. Talk Dives into Lost Civilizations

Porterville College’s Cultural Historical Awareness Program (C.H.A.P.) fall schedule continues Friday, Oct. 17 with “Between Atlantis and the Indus Valley: People, the Environment, and the Archaeology of Lost Civilizations” with PC Anthropology Professor, Dr. Robert Simpkins.

Some ‘lost civilizations’ have been rediscovered by archaeologists, some have remained elusive or perhaps never existed, and others have been revealed unexpectedly. In this presentation, Dr. Simpkins will discuss examples of these ‘lost civilizations’ and the debates over how, why, and even if they were “lost,” and the science behind reconstructing them through archaeological evidence. The talk will take place from 7-8 p.m.in the PC Theater. The event is open to the public and free to attend. Parking permits will not be required for the event.

Don’t miss a special talk on Tuesday, Oct. 21 entitled, “Double Luck: Memoirs of a Chinese Orphan” with author, Lu Chi Fa (Gordon Lu). Mr. Lu will relate the struggles he encountered after being orphaned at the age of three, and how he held onto his dream of coming to the US as he was passed from one relative to another. The talk will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.in the PC Theater. The event is open to the public and free to attend. Please visit the front desk to obtain a parking permit for the event.

The Porterville College Cultural and Historical Awareness Program (CHAP) was organized in 2002 to enhance community awareness of certain important aspects of our society to which they may previously have had little or no exposure. For more information about C.H.A.P. call Richard Osborne at (559) 791-2298. Porterville College is located at 100 E. College Avenue in Porterville. For more information visit www.portervillecollege.edu or call (559) 791-2200.

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