All Lyceum lectures are Wednesdays, 1:00-1:50 pm, in WAH 103 or Corbet Theatre. For more information, see the Events Calendar
HUM course: Jody Peterson
, associate professor of history, (360) 736-9391, ext. 209.
Speakers & Topics: Shelley Bannish
, director of Student Life & Involvement, (360) 736-9391, ext. 224.
Spring 2013 Lyceum Schedule (Humanities 286A)
Apr. 3: Overview
Overview of the Lyceum Series class — Shelley K. Bannish.
Apr. 10: School Yard Gardens & the TEEN Program Farmers Market Booth
Blue Earth Farms has been working with our community since 2007. Their goal has been to bring new opportunities for hands on learning to our community. Their focus is health for both people and the planet, teaching through nutrition, agriculture, environmental and renewable energy sciences. They strive to create "a complete closed loop enhanced education system" from childhood, Head Start & ECEAP through high school and into early adulthood creating lasting impact with the kids we have the privilege of working with. Their program has assisted with the implementation of gardens at many of our local schools and Head Starts. For a complete list visit http://www.blueearthfarms.org/
Blue Earth Farms began collaboration with the Centralia College TEEN Program in 2009. The gardens the TEEN Program runs have "blossomed" over the years. The students have grown harvested, processed, cooked, eaten and shared their produce. This year we are very excited to be expanding the project with the addition of an on campus farmer’s market booth. The Booth will be opening in May and will offer garden plant starts such as tomatoes and peppers, dried cooking herbs and tea, and heirloom seeds for the home gardener.
Apr. 17: "No History is Illegal!" Arizona's Ban on Ethnic Studies and the Teach-In Resistance Response
Students and educators across the country are raising their voices against the ban on Ethnic Studies in Arizona. Come learn more about the ban and experience one of the lessons from banned curriculum. This presentation by Eileen Yoshina, Director of Diversity and Equity at South Puget Sound Community College.
Apr. 24: Coal Export — Northwest Crossroads
This presentation will provide an update on the fight against proposals to transport over 150 million tons of coal from the Powder River Basin in Montana and Wyoming, through Northwest communities, and ship it out of ports in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia to Asia to be burned in coal-fired power plants. Beth Doglio directs the Power Past Coal campaign, a region-wide effort that believes our region can and must do better. The campaign is engaging citizens, communities, and decision-makers across the region to weigh into this issue. In addition, to giving a broad overview of the regional issue, Beth will address local impacts in Lewis County.
May 1: Students Fight Back (in Corbet Theatre)
Girls Fight Back is a live, 90-minute presentation given in schools and colleges with a goal of teaching young women and men
the basics of personal safety and self-defense. Delivered in a fun and “edu-taining” format that blends straight talk, comedy and good ol’ fashioned ass kicking — the GFB presentation has been seen by over ONE MILLION women since 2001. It’s a combo of facts + stats about violence, how to trust intuition, practical safety tips in 4 basic life situations: on the street, in the home, in social situations, on the web, and finally…self-defense! Get your PSYCHIC on and really TRUST your gut. PROTECT yourself and your friends. Unleash your inner BADASS (we’ll show you how). Walk down the street feeling
STRONG, sassy and in control. LIVE your LIFE. No apologies. http://www.girlsfightback.com/about/
May 8: Student Presentation
The students that were selected to attend the 23rd Annual Students of Color Conference will share their experience.
May 15: Saving Seabirds for 42 years: An Introduction to International Bird Rescue
The presentation will, very basically, be an overview of the work of International Bird Rescue. Oil spills were the events that led to the genesis of IBR, but the work of the organization has a scope and breadth beyond oil spills. We deal with seabirds and other aquatic bird species that are impacted every day by many human impacts that include fishing line and hooks, orphaned babies and domoic acid poisoning. This presentation will be given by Laurie Pyne, Development coordinator for International Bird Rescue. www.ibrrc.org/
May 22: Peace Corps: You will never be afraid to try anything new ever again. Ever.
In this presentation Breezie O’Neill, a Centralia College alumnae and recently returned Peace Corps Volunteer will share her Peace Corps experience. Reflecting on her path to the join the Peace Corps and her time as a volunteer in Belize, this informative presentation will encourage the audience to embrace fear, failure, and obstacles and accept them as essential elements of a meaningful life.
May 29: FAGBUG
On April 18, 2007, in Albany, NY Erin Davies' Volkswagen Beetle was tagged with the words "fag" and "u r gay" on the driver's side and hood of her car. Rather than get it fixed, she decided to embrace what happened by keeping the graffiti on her car for one year to evoke a dialogue with the general public about homophobia. Not only did she want America to see the spray painted words, she wanted help coming up with a solution. Erin planned a 58-day cross-country trip in her car now known worldwide as the "Fagbug" and produced an award winning documentary about the adventure that is now on Netflix, itunes, Hulu, and in libraries all around the country. After driving the car for a year, Erin decided to give the car a makeover. She now tour with her rainbow Volkswagen Beetle speaking at Universities across North America. She's been to over 150 schools (including Yale and Cornell University) to bring awareness about hate crimes and to confront homophobia. Erin's been a guest on NPR, received sponsorship from VW of America & HD Radio, has been featured on ABC News, Newsweek, BBC and Vanity Fair. Recently, Erin completed her masters in Art Education from Sage College and got married in Manchester, Vermont to Sonya Parrish. Erin & Sonya have sold over 70 paintings they've made together over the past three years. www.fagbug.com
June 5: Traumatic Brain Injury and PTSD — Time to End the Isolation
Explore the "silent epidemic" of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). We’ll examine our prejudices and the resulting stigma and isolation experienced by people with TBI and/or PTSD. This presentation will be given by Desiree Douglass from HeadStrong for Life, www.headstrongforlife.org