Calendar 2011-2012

2011

2012

August

Read Zeitoun!


September

Emergency Preparedness Panel

Monday, September 19 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
City Council Chambers

Please join us in City Council Chambers for an Emergency Preparedness Panel inspired by this year's Book in Common, Zeitoun. Among its many themes, the book asks us to consider what it means to be part of a community and what our responsibilities to one another are in times of crisis.

The Emergency Preparedness Panel is designed to help us consider how prepared we would be—individually and collectively—if a disaster struck Chico. Speakers will be:

Alivia Strawn
Enloe Medical Center, Director of Environment of Care
Marvin Pratt
California State University, Chico, Director of Environmental Health & Safety
James Beery
Chico Fire Department, Fire Chief
Tim Truby
Chico Police Department, Crime Prevention Specialist

Protect yourself, your loved ones, and your neighbors. Join us for an evening of information about and discussion of these questions:

  • What could a large-scale emergency look like in Chico?
  • What would likely happen in the first two to three days following a large-scale emergency in Chico?
  • What do individuals, families and neighborhoods need to know how to do in the wake of a large-scale emergency?
  • What emergency-preparedness supplies should you always have on hand—in your home and in your vehicles?

This event is sponsored by the Book in Common Program and the City of Chico. It is free and open to the public. Call Thia Wolf at 530-898-6579 for information.

Community Kick-Off

Thursday, September 22 at 6:00 p.m.
Community Kick Off in the Chico City Plaza

Join us for the 2011-12 Community Kick-Off for the book in common at the Chico Thursday Night Market in the downtown plaza. Mayor Ann Schwab welcomes everyone with a City of Chico Proclamation, and introduces Dr. Kim Perry, the new president of Butte Community College, and Paul Zingg, president of CSU, Chico.

Readers from Butte College will entice you with excerpts from the book, while students from Chico’s First-Year Experience program offer a display on emergency preparedness; engineering students present a pictorial report of work done after Katrina; while Chris Navarette and Friends entertain with New Orleans jazz. The Wildcat Store will also sell books.

Book Discussion

Wednesday, September 28 from 3-4:00 p.m.
Butte County Library,
Paradise Branch

5922 Clark Rd.,
Paradise

Join us for a discussion of Zeitoun and how what happened in New Orleans has lessons for us in California.

Create A Reading Group

Wednesday, September 28 at 6:30 p.m.
Butte County Library, Chico Branch
1108 Sherman Ave.

Call Kimberlee Wheeler at 530-538-2569 for information.


October

Film, The Big Uneasy

Wednesday, October 12 at 7:00 p.m.
PAC 134, Chico State Campus

CAPE presents The Big Uneasy, a new film that explores the man-made disaster that was Katrina. The New York Times says that the film is ”…an indispensable part of any history of New Orleans, during and after Katrina.” The interviews and photographs in the film will provide an indelible backdrop to a reading of Zeitoun, this year’s Book in Common.

Panel Discussion, "Unnatural Disasters: 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and the Storm Against Civil Liberties"

Thursday, October 13 from 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Langdon 302, Chico State Campus

Matt Thomas from Political Science department, Nik Janos, visiting faculty in Sociology, and Tim Sistrunk, from the History Department, will discuss the aftermath of Katrina as part of the Book in Common.

Book In Common Speaker Series

Saturday, October 22 from 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Booksellers,
2031 Dr. Martin Luther King Parkway
Chico, CA  95928

Join us for a Book in Common-inspired talk and discussion, "Zeitoun's Storm: The Science behind Hurricane Katrina" led by Dr. Russell Shapiro.  Dr. Shapiro is an Associate Professor of Geological Sciences at California State University, Chico.  He has been teaching courses on natural hazards since 1998 and is especially keen on hurricanes, having worked in the Bahamas for four years.  Join us for coffee, tea, and cookies and gain some insight into the devasting storm featured in this year's Book in Common, Zeitoun.


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March

Panel Discussion

Wednesday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m.
PAC 134, Chico State Campus 

CAPE presents a panel discussion on racial profiling. Using Zeitoun as a starting point, what are the issues to understand when the rights of individuals collide with law enforcement need to protect society? Invited panelists will discuss the issues; questions welcomed from audience.

Branford Marsalis, Jazz from New Orleans

Tuesday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Laxson, Chico State Campus

Tickets available at the University Box Office.


April

Dave Eggers, author of Zeitoun

Tuesday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Laxson, Chico State Campus

Tickets available at the University Box Office.


May

Amanda Miner, Adriana Rodriquez, Jessica Blanchard, and Brooke Myrman stand with Brooks Thorlaksson, coordinator of Book in Common Community Events; Paul Zingg, President of CSU, Chico, and Bill Loker, Dean of Undergraduate Education at the City of Chico Kick off for Zeitoun.

Amanda Miner, Adriana Rodriquez, Jessica Blanchard, and Brooke Myrman stand with Brooks Thorlaksson, coordinator of Book in Common Community Events; Paul Zingg, President of CSU, Chico, and Bill Loker, Dean of Undergraduate Education at the City of Chico Kick off for Zeitoun.