In 2017, the CSU, Chico Chapter of the California Faculty Association began hosting discussions about social justice issues. These events feature panels of experts sharing their experiences, followed by questions and discussion from the audience.

Social Justice Series – California Faculty Association


Panel Discussion

According to a 2017 report by the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development there are more than 554,000 homeless people in the United States. In this presentation, a panel of people who are working in the Chico area on the issues of housing and homelessness share their experiences and their ideas for solutions. Panelists include: Laura Cootsona, Jesus Center; Emily Foxworthy, Center for Healthy Communities; Ed Mayer, Butte County Housing Authority; Patrick Newman, Chico Friends on the Street; Oscar Rodriguez, CSU, Chico alum; and Siana Sonoquie, North Valley Housing Trust. Presentation Time: 2 hours, 24 minutes | View Now

The Writer’s Voice: Creative Non-Fiction

Dr. Daryl Farmer

Faculty, Department of English, University of Alaska-Fairbanks


Dr. Daryl Farmer reads from and discusses “Bicycling Beyond the Divide: Two Journeys into the West.” His book follows him on his 5,000-mile journey through the diverse populations and ever-changing physical and social landscapes that make up America. In 1985, Dr. Farmer traveled by bicycle through 11 Western states and the Canadian province of British Columbia. He wrote his book 20 years later, using the notes from the journal he kept while “on the road.” His story takes place in the context of the world of the mid-1980s and also in the context of his current perspective. He is the recipient of Barnes and Nobel’s Discover Great New Writers Award.


Presentation Time: 1 hour, 11 minutes