SRJC Arts & Lectures Program Spring 2018

February 8, 2018 — Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) is pleased to announce the 2018 Arts & Lectures Spring Program.  The program features a lineup of stellar presenters and engaging themes relevant to local interests, including homelessness in Sonoma County, SRJC history, nonviolent activism, sports media, and political engagement. 

All SRJC Arts & Lectures events are open to the public and free of charge. Parking permits ($4.00 per day) are required for both Santa Rosa and Petaluma campuses.


State of Homelessness in Sonoma County
Jennielynn Holmes & Council Member Tom Schwedhelm
Join us for a meaningful discussion on homelessness and the collaborative approaches, resources, and best practices gleaned from other metro areas. We'll talk about the scope of work being applied in our area, specifically: how to move from managing homelessness to solving homelessness; what current programs are proving to be successful and how we can further invest in them; and how everyone can be a part of the solution.
Monday, March 26, 12 noon – 1:00 p.m.
Randolph Newman Auditorium, Emeritus Hall, Santa Rosa Campus


What if Women Built a College and Everybody Came?
Gaye LeBaron
As the Santa Rosa Junior College campus and local communities reflect upon the College’s 100-year anniversary, various historical events and demographic trends serve as a meaningful backdrop. Acclaimed local historian and journalist Gaye LeBaron will provide an insightful historical overview of Sonoma County, shedding light on the role and legacy of Santa Rosa Junior College. Presented in collaboration with Women’s History Month and SRJC’s 100th Anniversary.
Thursday, March 29, 12 noon – 1:00 p.m.
The Girvin Family Student Activities Center, Lawrence A. Bertolini Student Center, Santa Rosa Campus


Nonviolence and Human Destiny
Michael Nagler
This is a presentation of the “state of the art” of nonviolence today, and its significance for the cultural, economic, and political shifts that are underway. We will consider Gandhi’s contributions to economic theory and social change, duly adjusted to modern conditions, and place special emphasis on the “paradigm shift” in science regarding the potential of human nature.
Monday, April 2, 12 noon – 1:00 p.m.
Randolph Newman Auditorium, Emeritus Hall, Santa Rosa Campus


A Talk with Los Angeles Times’ Sportswriter Broderick Turner
Los Angeles Times’ sportswriter Broderick Turner will present and offer a workshop session with student journalists. Turner delivers a powerful message of work ethic, professionalism, follow- through, networking, media ethics, and personal responsibility, a message that resonates deeply with students. The hour lecture presentation will be open to the community and a separate, targeted hour-long workshop session will be available only to SRJC student journalists. There will also be a separate meet-and-greet available to students in the Umoja Program.
April date to be confirmed
Carole L. Ellis Auditorium (PC300), Petaluma Campus


White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son
Tim Wise
Tim Wise is the author of White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son, in which he offers a deeply personal take on whiteness, white privilege, and racism in America. Wise explains how white privilege damages not only people of color, but white people as well, in the process providing an accessible, and powerful, introduction to the social construction of racial identities.
Monday, April 9, 12 noon – 1:00 p.m.
Randolph Newman Auditorium, Emeritus Hall, Santa Rosa Campus


Where Do We Go From Here
Peter Coyote
Peter Coyote has been an actor in over 145 films and an author of two books and numerous articles. In 1966 he was a founder of The Diggers, an anarchist family famous for providing free food, free stores, free medical clinics and free crash pads. From 1975-83 he served as policy advisor to Governor Edmund Brown Jr., and as a member (and later Chairman) of the California Arts Council. He was credited with many of the policies and political strategies that raised the budget from 1 to 18 million dollars annually. He currently lives on a small farm with two dogs, 40 fruit trees. He is a fully transmitted Zen Buddhist priest.
Monday, April 23, 12 noon – 1:00 pm
Randolph Newman Auditorium, Emeritus Hall, Santa Rosa Campus