Calendar 2016-2017

Upcoming Book in Common-Related Events

All the events listed here are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.


September 2016

  • Tuesday, September 13, 12-2 pm, SSC Plaza— Book in Common Campus Kickoff!—Join the First-Year Experience team for games, prizes, food, and fun facts about some of the diverse women featured in Gloria Steinem’s autobiography.
  • Thursday, September 29, 6-7 pm, Chico City Hall Steps & Lawn— Book in Common Community Kickoff!—Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson, President of Butte College Dr. Samia Yaqub, Butte County Supervisor Maureen Kirk, and City Councilwoman Ann Schwab introduce Gloria Steinem’s My Life on the Road. Honored Chico community members and students from both institutions will also participate. Click here to see Chico ER coverage of event!

October 2016

  • Monday, Oct. 24, 12-2 pm, Kendall Lawn “What’s the Issue?”—UNIV 101 Students share their letters to the new President of the United States and focus on key issues of the election—including women’s rights!
  • Monday, Oct. 24, 6-8 pm, BMU Auditorium— Wildcats Vote! Raise Your Voice, Raise Your Vote.—A lively and interactive evening focusing on the issues, candidates, and the importance of making your voice heard. At the Book in Common booth, learn about Gloria Steinem’s views and experiences with politics & the campaign trail.

November 2016

  • Friday, Nov. 4, 12-1:30 pm, Zingg Recital Hall— “I remember when…”—President Hutchinson and other respected women leaders from throughout our campus and broader community will recall key moments they will never forget from the long struggle for women’s rights. Come share your memory at the open mic!
  • Thursday, Nov. 10, 6:30-8:30 pm, AYRS 120—"Equal Means Equal"—Showing of “The Definitive Documentary Film on the Status of Women in America.” Praised by dozens of reviewers, the L.A. Times review says, "With a ruthless, surgical approach, Lopez breaks down legal gender inequality in the United States, what she terms the War on Women. Lopez primarily attacks the laws, acts and legislation put in place to prevent gender discrimination that have been gutted and loopholed to death, rendering them useless in protecting women.”
  • Monday, Nov. 28, 1-5 pm, Colusa 100 A&B— “Walk the Maze”—Dare to explore the idea that the unfamiliar is not something to be afraid of, but rather something to enrich our lives! First-Year Experience presents an interesting and dynamic challenge to us all—to live with an “on the road” point of view.

February 2017

  • Date, time & venue TBD— “Women of the Wisdom”—Chico State partners with Four Winds of Indian Education and other valued friends from the North State Tribal communities to honor Native American philosophy and actions—their impact on the Women’s Movement and our lives today.

March/April 2017

  • Wednesday, March 1, 7:30 pm Laxson Auditorium—Gloria Steinem in person “My Life on the Road Tour.” Hear about Steinem’s most recent global travels, anecdotes about the “on the road persepctive” and more. Tickets on sale October 3 at 10 am. $25 Adult | $23 Senior | $10 Youth | FREE for CSU, Chico State and Butte College Students More information & ticket sales here.
  • March 20-April 5— Know Their Name:  Women Printmakers and Shojo Manga Artists. In recognition of Women’s History month, this exhibition celebrates women printmakers in the Turner Print Collection along with a selection of contemporary Shojo Manga women artists.
    • Exhibition Talk, Thursday, March 23, 5:30 p.m., Zingg Recital Hall, Arts and Humanities Building, with a reception following at The Turner (Rachel Middleman, Art and Art History, CSU, Chico)
    • Shojo Manga Talk, Thursday, April 6, 5:00 p.m., Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall, Performing Arts Building 134 (Masami Toku, Art and Art History, CSU, Chico)