CONSTITUTION DAY LECTURE OPENINGGOLDENDOORS: TURNINGRIGHTSINTOREALITYIN TIMESOFMIGRATIONANDCONFLICT. Emily Arnold-Fernández Founder and Executive Director of Asylum Access TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1 | 6 PM | FREE BELL MEMORIAL UNION “Emily is audacious in her vision, pragmatic in her problem solving, relentless in pursuing change, and a forceful yet charming advocate. She is truly distinctive and has created a much-needed and highly effective organization that gives voice to those who have none.” —Laszlo Bock E mily Arnold-Fernández, a social entrepreneur and a human rights pioneer, will deliver this year’s Constitution Day lecture. Recognizing the need for an organization to empower refugees to assert their legal rights in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, she founded Asylum Access in 2005 while working out of her apartment. Asylum Access now impacts hundreds of thousands of refugees through its legal advocacy and policy work in six countries. For her work, Arnold-Fernández was recognized as one of the Dalai Lama’s “50 Unsung Heroes of Compassion” in 2009 and has received the Waldzell Institute’s Architects of the Future Award, the Grinnell College Young Innovator for Social Justice Prize, and Pomona College’s Inspirational Young Alumna Award. JOANNA DUNLAP COWDEN MEMORIAL LECTURE INSCRIBINGAMODERNWORLD: CONSTITUTIONSACROSS BORDERSSINCE1750 Linda Colley THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27 | 7:30 PM | FREE ZINGG RECITAL HALL The spread of political constitutions around the world since the 18th century is usually linked to a notion of the inexorable rise of democracy and studied only with regard to particular nation-states. It is also generally looked at in isolation from other forms of literature. Linda Colley, the Shelby M. C. Davis 1958 Professor of History at Princeton University, re-examines the contagion of constitutions across continents and its meanings. She also questions the future of this genre in a world where human relationships with words and print are dramatically shifting. HISTORY ROUNDTABLE 100TH ANNIVERSARY RETROSPECTIVE APEACETOENDALLPEACE? HOWTHEFIRSTWORLDWARENDED THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7 | 7:30 PM | FREE ROWLAND TAYLOR RECITAL HALL (PAC 134) How did the peace treaties that brought World War I to an end 100 years ago shape the world we live in today? Join the Department of History for a lively discussion about these important documents and the conclusion of the Great War. TheDepartment ofPolitical Scienceand CriminalJustice 27 TICKETS | 530.898.6333 • ChicoStateTickets.com In Search of the Canary Tree LAURENE.OAKES “A moving behind-the-scenes glimpse into the development of a young scientist as she searches for meaning and resilience in the face of great personal and global challenges.”—Forbes Several years ago, ecologist Lauren E. Oakes set out from California for Alaska’s old-growth forests to hunt for a dying tree: the yellow cedar. With climate change as the culprit, the death of this species meant loss for many Alaskans. Oakes and her research team wanted to chronicle how plants and people could cope with their rapidly changing world. Amidst the standing dead, she discovered the resiliency of forgotten forests, flourishing again in the wake of destruction, and a diverse community of people who persevered to create new relationships with the emerging environment. Eloquent, insightful, and deeply heartening, In Search of the Canary Tree is a case for hope in a warming world. THURSDAY, APRIL 2 7:30 PM | LAXSON AUDITORIUM $ 25 ADULT | $ 23 SENIOR $ 15 YOUTH FREE CHICO STATE STUDENT