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Speakers Forum

Spring Speakers Forum Flyer 2017

Call 559.489.2218 for more information.


Dr. Drew : Facing Addition and Substance Abuse

Thursday, February 9 @ 7 pm in the OAB Auditorium.  Admission Free.


Dr. Neil Shubin : Paleontologist and author of "Your Inner Fish".

Wednesday, March 15 @ 12 pm in the OAB Auditorium. Admission Free.


Peter Cook : Deaf Performing Artist

Thursday, March 30 @ 7 pm in the Theatre. Admission Free.


The Slants : The Band that went to the Supreme court, presentation and concert.

Monday, April 3 @ 12 pm in the OAB Auditorium.  Admission Free.


Victor Rios

Dr. Victor Rios
April 7, 2016
1:00 p.m.
OAB Auditorium
Admission Free

Policing, Punishment and Policy

Reversing the Effects of Hyper-policing and Hyper-incarceration:
Restorative Justice as Transformational Practice

Victor Rios is a Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He conducts research on young people’s experiences with policing, education, and adversity. His book, Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys (NYU Press 2011), analyzes how juvenile crime policies, punitive policing, and criminalization in the education system affect the everyday lives of urban male youth. He has written a memoir for young adults titled Street Life: Poverty, Gangs, and a Ph.D.(FRP 2011). Victor received his Ph.D. in 2005 at the University of California, Berkeley.

Victor has worked with local school districts and community centers to develop programs and trainings aimed at improving the quality of interactions between authority figures and youths. Using his personal experience of living on the streets, dropping out of school, and being incarcerated as a juvenile—along with his research findings—he has developed interventions for marginalized youths aimed at promoting personal transformation and civic engagement. These programs have been implemented in Los Angeles, California (Watts); juvenile detention facilities; and high schools.

For more information, contact the Public Information Office at 489-2218.


Bart Ehrman FlyerThursday, February 18, 2016

Dr. Bart Ehrman
How Jesus Became God
11 a.m., OAB Auditorium
A historical look at how Jesus became an important influence in the world.

Campus Community Colloquium 
7:00 - 8:34 p.m., FH-101
A critical look at Dr. Ehrman's work on early Christianity with philosophy instructor Wendell Stephenson.

Parking Permits Required (including handicapped parking)



Mike MartinThursday, March 3, 2016
“Tattoo Art: History and Health”

Mike Martin
Owner of Flesh Skin Grafix Tattoo Parlor

12:00 p.m.
OAB Auditorium

Admission Free 



Previous SpeakersChaz on Stage 


Chaz Bono 
Thursday, October 8, 2015
1 p.m., OAB Auditorium



Sheryl Underwood 9-21-15


Sheryl Underwood
FCC Graduate and Co-host of The Talk on CBS!
Finding the Funny Side of Life
Monday, September 21, 2015
6 PM    OAB Auditorium

Sheryl Underwood w/football players


Max Brooks Max Brooks, Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 11:00 a.m.
OAB Auditorium
Reception: OAB 251

The son of Hollywood legends Mel Brook and Ann Bancroft, Max Brooks is the bestselling author of World War Z and The Zombie Survival Guide. He is credited with helping propel zombie-lore from niche sub-culture fascination to mainstream pop-culture obsession. Max uses zombie-lore to tackle large scale problem solving that may help save the world.

Tworkowski Speech

Jamie Tworkowski, founder of To Write Love on Her Arms
Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Winston Scott 3-19-15

Winston Scott, Former NASA Astronaut
Thursday, March 19, 2015

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