Passion Projects


Within each of us is a light that when shared makes the world a brighter place. The Passion Projects is a workshop series highlighting the passion and interests of five students who seek to bring light that creates and continues positive change.

The Unsung Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement

Presenter: Julia Walker

Wednesday, February 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th


Meriam Library 172

Often times when we think of the Civil Rights Movement, we automatically think of Dr. King and Rosa Parks. These two heroes fought for Civil Rights and worked for social justice, but what about the rest of the? There are so many more heroes who brought about change during the Civil Rights Movement but sadly they are left out of our History.  Join the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center in exploring some of those unsung heroes from the Civil Rights Movement every Wednesday in February from 3:00PM-4: 30PM. We will explore a new hero every week to try and gain a better understanding of the efforts put forth during the Civil Rights Movement.

The New “B” Word: Exploring Positive Body Image

Presenter: Deanna Jarquin

Wednesday, March 5th


Meriam Library 172

“You don’t have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body,” wrote C.S Lewis. Come to The New “B Word Workshop to explore negative body perception and work towards creating a healthy, positive self-image.


Someone You Know

Presenter: Griselda Avila

Thursday, March 13


Meriam Library 172

The documentary Someone You Know, by Dr. Jesse Dizzard, explores the concept of rape culture at Chico State. The CCLC is going to be exploring the topic of sexual assault using the film Someone You Know. Come join us as we dissect the preconceived notions we may have on this topic and explore the question, who does sexual assault affect?


Still A Secret War

Presenter: Sher Thao

Thursday, April 17th, 2014


Meriam Library 172

 15 years of war and still fighting are our forgotten allies…the Hmong.  Who are they, why are they here and what happened after the Vietnam War?  Join us as we explore the lives of innocent people struggling to escape persecution and trying to survive the jungle of Laos, let’s take a step back and look at what war has resulted in years after the supposed ceasefire.