Fall 2022




Fall 2022 Arts and Lectures Series


Lomig and Jean Hegland- Graphic Illlustrator and Author


A Meeting in the Forest: A "Live" Drawing and Reading

Jean Hegland with Graphic Novel Arbook covertist, Lomig

Thursday, September 8, 2022 from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Luther Burbank Auditorium, Burbank Main Theatre, Santa Rosa Campus
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Come immerse yourself in a forest of graphic and literary art! Watch projections of trees growing and characters coming into being beneath the pencil of award-winning French graphic novel artist Lomig as he creates original drawings inspired by his graphic novel adaptation of Jean Hegland's best-selling novel ​​"Into the Forest." Lomig and Jean will begin with a brief discussion of graphic novels and Lomig's creative process as he adapted Jean's story. Then, as Jean reads aloud from her novel, Lomig will illustrate her reading live on-screen, starting with a blank piece of paper and ending with evocative and fully-realized pieces of art. This unusual event will offer audience members an hour of inspiration and meditation, as well as an invitation to consider different kinds of story-telling, and how visual art and literature interact with and enhance each other.

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Chris Sinclair  Director of FLIP National -headshot


First-Gen, Low-Income College Student Identity: The Power, Pride, & Promise!

Chris Sinclair

Monday, October 17, 2022 from 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
Emeritus Hall, Newman Auditorium, Santa Rosa Campus
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Learn more about First-Gen, Low-Income student pride with Founder and Executive Director of FLIP National, Chris Sinclair. Chris will talk about the First-Generation-College and/or Low-income (FGLI) student experience. He will share his own stories of triumph and describe the challenges that FGLI students face-and why FGLI advocacy is a key part of DEIA initiatives. Chris will touch on race, impostor syndrome, survivor's guilt, basic needs insecurity, and other topics relevant for FGLI student success. After the presentation, Chris will facilitate a 30-minute student panel with first-gen, low-income students from SRJC and SSU. They will answer three questions: What was a challenge for you as a FGLI student? What is something you wish your professor knew about your FGLI experience? What about your first-gen or low-income identity gives you a sense of power or pride?

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Ada Limon -Poet


In Conversation with Ada Limón

24th U.S. Poet Laureate, Ada Limón

Tuesday, November 22, 2022 from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Luther Burbank Auditorium, Studio Theatre, Santa Rosa Campus

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Ada Limón is the author of six books of poetry, including The Carrying, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. Her book Bright Dead Things was nominated for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. Her work has been supported most recently by a Guggenheim Fellowship. She grew up in Sonoma, California and now lives in Lexington, Kentucky where she writes, teaches remotely, and hosts the critically-acclaimed poetry podcast, The Slowdown. Her new book of poetry, The Hurting Kind, is out now from Milkweed Editions. She is the 24th Poet Laureate of The United States.

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