Science Colloquium Talks
Science Building, Room 115, West Campus, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Wed, 1 Oct: Meg Gonzalez, Edward Aguilar, Tuolumne River Trust: “The Tuolumne River, A Lifeline for Modesto”
Wed, 22 Oct: Jessica Blois, UC Merced, "Paleoecology: Environments and Climate Change in the Past"
Wed, 5 Nov: Sue Vang and Nick Lupis, Californians Against Waste: "Recycling and Waste Reduction in CA: A Discussion About Composting, Plastic Pollution, and More”
Wed, 12 Nov: Roldand Nyegaard, MD: “Medical Education in Modesto”
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT PROJECT’S FILM & LECTURE SERIES
Thursday Nights, Forum 110, 7PM, MJC East Campus, 435 College Avenue
Open to the Public Free of Charge
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- Inequality for All (September 25)
In an effort to raise awareness about the widening income gap in America, former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich directs attention to important questions about economic inequality: why it exists, what effects it can have, and why we should care about it.
Documented follows the life of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, an immigration-reform activist who outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in a 2011 New York Times article. In the film, Vargas shares moving examples from his own life and family history to illustrate his view that our immigration system needs to be changed.
This film showcases the work of Father Gregory Boyle (aka “G-Dog”), the founder of Homeboy Industries, which has helped to redirect the lives of thousands of gang members in Los Angeles by offering them a second chance and by operating on the premise that “nothing stops a bullet like a job.”
- The House I Live In (November 6)
In The House I Live In, writer and director Eugene Jarecki contends that racial, political, and economic motives have shaped America’s drug policies and that the War on Drugs is a misguided battle that hurts our communities more than helps them.
- The Crash Reel (November 20)
The Crash Reel follows U.S. champion snowboarder Kevin Pearce during an unforgettable chapter in his life. A tragic accident occurs, and the film becomes focused on a critical issue in today’s sports: traumatic brain injury.
Health Services Wellness Talks
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Thursday, 25 Sept 1:00-2:00pm Founders Hall 251 (east campus)
New Trendy Types of Tobacco: Ana Astorga, Stanislaus County Health Services
Thursday, 2 October 1:00-2:00pm Founders Hall 251 (east campus)
The Puzzle of Why-Dealing with Eating Disorders: Gwen Poggi, MFT, Eating Recovery Center of California
Thursday, 30 October 1:00-2:00pm Founders Hall 251 (east campus)
ObamaCare The 'Affordable Health Care Act' and You: panel for the Stanislaus Community Health Services Office
Thursday, 6 November 1:00-2:00pm Founders Hall 251 (east campus)
Immunizations for College Students? Amy Origel-Jenkins, Health Services Agency