World Explorations Speaker Series

February 11, 2018 - Dr. Satsuki Ina

Love and Protest in an American Concentration Camp

Dr. Satsuki Ina, born in the maximum security Tule Lake Segregation Center during WWII, will share her family story with photos and narratives from her upcoming book, The Poet and the Silk Girl: Love and Protest in an American Concentration Camp on Sunday, February 11th, from 4-5 pm, at the Chico Women’s Club.

Dr. Ina is Professor Emeritus in the School of Education at California State University, Sacramento. She has produced two documentary films that were broadcast nationally on the Public Broadcasting System (PBS), Children of the Camps and From A Silk Cocoon: A Japanese American Renunciant’s Story.

Her research area is the long-term impact of the unjust incarceration of Japanese Americans. As a licensed psychotherapist specializing in community trauma, she has conducted groups for Japanese Americans who were children in the prison camps.

World Explorations is a free lecture series sponsored by the Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology.  The talk is open to the public.

The Chico Women’s Club is located at 592 E. 3rd Street in downtown Chico.

March 11, 2018 - Laurie Niles and Maria Olson

Introducing Slow Food North Valley!

Come meet the founding members of our newly chartered Slow Food chapter. Learn the history of the Slow Food Movement from Italy, to the United States, to here in the North Valley. A panel presentation from some of the founding members will highlight how and why the new chapter was formed. An area of focus for the chapter is to assist and cultivate school and community gardens in the North Valley. Find out how you can be involved.

April 29, 2018 - Scott Huber

You Can See Russia from Here: Birds and Walrus Bones on St. Lawrence Island

In 2009 Scott Huber and his 12 year old son Liam boarded a plane in Nome Alaska to take them a place even more remote. St. Lawrence Island is closer to Siberia than it is to the U.S. The easternmost settlement on the island is Gambell, home to small community of Yupik people, who subsist on walrus and whale hunting. Gambell is regarded as one America's premier rare bird-finding hotspots. Most of the birding is done around large 'middens' composed of many years of walrus and whale bones. Scott will share slides and memories of this adventure.

Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology

Museum Summer Hours

June -August 2nd, 2018


11 a.m.–3 p.m.

Closed to Public August 6-19, 2018

Note: The Museum of Anthropology is completely wheelchair accessible.

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CSU, Chico 95929-0400

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