Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology

Collaborative Lecture Series

The Valene Smith Museum of Anthropology is committed to community partnerships and social justice. With funding from the 2021 CSU Governor's Award, the museum will collaborate with campus groups and organizations to provide free lectures in the 2021/2022 academic year.

Asian Americans, Trauma, Activism and COVID-19

Asian Americans, Trauma, Activism and COVID-19

Date: May 2nd
Time: 4 p.m. PST
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Meeting ID: 875 4871 0202
Passcode: 749448

The painful results of the pandemic and historic racism are real for Asian American communities. A panel discussion with Dr. Russell Jeung, Dr. Diane Fujino, and Dr. Ia Xiong, addresses the historical and current trauma experienced by Asian Americans in combination with Asian American activist history in the United States, in an effort to shift the public awareness narrative of Asian American racism and to offer avenues of support for community resilience and solidarity.

Panel participants:
Dr. Russell Jeung, professor of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University, co-founder of Stop AAPI Hate
Dr. Diane Fujino, professor of Asian American Studies at UC Santa Barbara.
Dr. Ia Xiong (Psychologist, Thriving Center of Psychology)

This talk is presented in Honor of Asian/Pacific Heritage Month and Mental Health Awareness Month.

Hosted by: Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology and Asian Pacific Island Council (APIC)
Sponsored by: the CSU-Governor’s Award

Meat Packing AmericaCOVID-19 infections skyrocketed among workers in meatpacking plants across the United States. Panelists, Dr. Kristy Nabhan-Warren and Chico State Adelante Research Fellows, Daisy Linsangan and Magaly Quinteros, discuss the intersections of migration, labor, and vulnerability, exposing the conditions of Latinx and immigrant meatpacking workers and their lived experiences of economic exploitation, racial bias, health hazards, and faith-based aspirations as they desire to work hard for their families in the face of a deadly pandemic.

February 2nd, 2022 | 4 p.m. PST. This free virtual talk is open to the public.
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Zoom Meeting ID: 884 3594 8892
Passcode: Meatpack

Questions? Call 530-898-5397 or email 

Every Child Matters 

The museum proudly supports the Tribal Relations Office for this important lecture on the history of Residential Schools in Canada. Dr. Tricia Logan, (head of The Residential School of History and Dialogue Centre at the University of British Columbia) will do a talk via zoom from 2-3:30 pm on September 30th. On the history of Orange Shirt Day and Residential Schools in Canada.

On September 30th Canadians recognize Orange Shirt Day as a time to reflect and bring forth discussion about a devastating part of our shared colonial history: The Indian Residential School system. In the US these schools were called: Indian Boarding Schools. The schools were in operation for more than a century. From the 1860s through the 1990s. The expressed purpose of these schools was: “Kill the Indian; Save the Man.” Children were forcibly removed from their homes and sent far off for years at a time to disrupt families and cultural practices as a mechanism of forced assimilation. JOIN THE ZOOM LECTURE(opens in new window) Sept 30, 2 p.m. (PST)