Calendar 2015-2016

Upcoming Events

April 2016

  • April 17, 2016, Showing of film: "Gideon's Army"
    • Pageant Theatre, 7:00pm
    • Purchase Tickets Here
    • This film, by documentary film maker Dawn Porter,  debuted on HBO in 2013, and follows the personal stories of three public defenders who are trying to fulfill the promise of the landmark Supreme Court Case, Gideon vs. Wainwright--- the same decision that provides an impetus for the work Bryan Stevenson writes about in “Just Mercy."
    • Seating is limited--- tickets may be purchased  here.
  • April 19, 2016, Book in Common Author, Bryan Stevenson
    • Laxson Auditorium, 7:30pm
    • Purchase tickets through Chico Performances. Tickets are free for students but must be picked up in advance of the event.
  • April 27, 2016, Sign-ups and Photo Submissions for Contest
    • This photo contest and gallery is sponsored by the CSU, Chico State Book in Common Program. Photo entries must contain a brief explanation of the connection between the photograph and the book, and/or Bryan Stevenson’s Ted Talk, and/or the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) website.
    • Register on Eventbrite.
    • Please send or deliver your photo submissions to CSU, Chico Merriam Library room 161 between 9 A.M. and 5 P.M.
    • Photo RequirementsHard copy photo entries need to be submitted Black & White, photo size and mounting requirements: photo size should be 8’’x10’’ and mat must not exceed 11’’x17’’

May 2016

  • May 3rd, 2016, Winners of Photo Contest will be featured in the Photo Gallery Event
    • Chico State Selvester's Café
    • This event is free and open to the public.
    • Photo RequirementsHard copy photo entries need to be submitted Black & White, photo size and mounting requirements: photo size should be 8’’x10’’ and mat must not exceed 11’’x17’’

Past Events

August 2015

  • Read Just Mercy!
  • September 15, 2015, Prisoners as Capital, Animals as Captives, and Persons as Property Panel
    • Performing Arts Center room 134, 7:30-9:30 PM
    • Panelists: Michael Coyle, Robert Jones, and Kate Transchel. The theme of the evening is to draw out critiques of property relations in the areas of speakers’ specialization, namely humans and what we call "animals," as capital and property.

September 2015

  • September 17, 2015, Book in Common Campus Kick-off
    • SSC Plaza, 4:30-6:30 PM
    • Music, Filmmaking and Conversation introduce Just Mercy
  • September24, 2015, Book in Common Community Kick-off Event
    • Chico City Plaza, 6:00-7:30 PM
    • Music, Proclamations and Student Readers introduce Just Mercy
    • Everyone is welcome
  • September 25, 2015, Dr. Nathaniel Heggins Bryant Lecture: "The Contours of Prison Writing"
    • Langdon 300, 3:00-4:00 PM
    • This talk includes a discussion of the history of global prison literature and highlights important U.S. prison literature.

October 2015

  • October 22, 2015, Chico Great Debate Campus Preview
    • Chico State UHUB, 6:30-7:45 PM
    • Stop by to get information about the upcoming Chico Great Debate, which focuses on Criminal Justice Issues.
    • Watch and judge a debate about campus safety, learn about the Great Debate and the Book in Common, and enjoy some refreshments!
  • October 26, 2015, Dr. Jonathan W. Caudill & Colleagues
    • PAC 144, 4:00-5:30 PM
    • This panel will include the following topics:
      • Dr. Jon Caudill - Criminal Continuity Among Homicide Offenders
      • Dr. Darin Haerle - Adultification: Sentencing Youth Into Adulthood
      • Dr. Sarah Smith - Patriarchy, paternalism, or just plain punishment?
      • Dr. Michael Coyle - Sentencing in the Age of the Prison Industrial Complex
      • Dr. Doris Schartmueller - The U.S. Supreme Court and Major Sentencing Decisions
      • Dr. Alan Gibson - The Constitutionality of the Death Penalty 
  • October 27, 2015, "Justice and Mercy Across Religions" International Forum Panel
    • Ayres 120, 4:00-5:00 PM
    • Featuring Jason Clower, Daniel Veidlinger and Greg Cootsna, from Comparative Religions and Humanities.  

November 2015

  • November 6, 2015, Chico Great Debate-Criminal Justice Issues
    • Chico City Plaza and City Council Chambers, 9:00 AM-8:00 PM
    • Throughout the day, students from various Communication Studies classes give presentations and conduct debates focused on Criminal Justice issues. Evening main debate focuses on the Death Penalty. 

December 2015

    • December 3, 2015, Voices from the Inside
    • Plumas 205, 4:00-7:00 PM
    • Come and hear voices from people who have gone through the justice system. See what it was like for those individuals as they touch on topics similar to the ones in this year's Book in Common. 
      • Cookies and drinks will be provided.
    • December 7, 2015, Social Justice Fair
    • Trinity Commons, 1:00-4:00 PM
      • Inspired by Just Mercy, students will be displaying class projects focused on Social Justice issues. Come browse exhibits and discuss issues of concern.
    • December 8, 2015, Civic Engagement Forum & Sense of Place Exhibit
    • Bell Memorial Union Auditorium, 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
      • The Civic Engagement Forum is a "science fair" style event where students present civic engagement work to their peers, faculty and community members.
      • The Sense of Place Exhibit brings together students from a wide range of sustainability-focused classes to share strategies for living more sustainably.

This calendar is maintained by the Office of Civic Engagement.