Gain new insight and perspective on life with ASP’s diverse speakers brought to campus. You can hear the story of an attempted suicide survivor, environmentalists, sex therapists, and many other interesting world renowned speakers.
Upcoming ASP Lecture Events
Gun Control - Can Anything Be Done ?
Tuesday February 26, Student Union Multi Purpose Room @ 12pm
Gun control, background checks, arming school personal, mental health support - can anything help address the issue of gun violence, particularly on a college campus? Join a panel of SSU faculty and students and learn about the challenges and opportunities we may have to make a difference. A Q & A will follow the presentation. Free
Heidi Kuhn founder of "Roots of Peace"
Tuesday March 5th, 5PM Schulz 3001
Founder and CEO of Roots of Peace (www.rootsofpeace.org) Heidi Kuhn will give the inaugural lecture of Phi Beta Delta (the honor society for international scholars), entitled "Turning Minefields into Bountiful Fields." In the midst of a career in business and journalism, and while raising three children, Heidi Kühn was diagnosed with cancer. Following treatment, her appreciation for the gift of life led her to give back to the less fortunate and to live close to and nurture the land. Inspired by the campaign to ban and remove land mines, she founded Roots of Peace (ROP) in 1997 in her family home. Her goal was to bring income-generating, self-sustaining agricultural development to war-torn areas, while protecting wildlife and humans from land mines. This talk is sponsored by the School of Social Sciences, the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, the Jean & Charles Schulz Information Center, and Phi Beta Delta. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
D'FaQTo Life with D'Lo
Thursday, March 7th at 7:00pm in Ives 101
These 3 things make me but don’t allow for one another. This is my attempt at fusing these elements of my being (and my imaginary friends) onto the stage.” Using excerpts from D’s different solo shows, D’FaQTo Life (pronounced De Facto) is roller-coaster ride of emotions with stories executed through stand-up, spoken word/poetry, and theater. D’Lo explores topics relating to South Asia and transgender social justice from the perspective of being a child of immigrant parents, raised in hip hop culture while trying to negotiate how identifying as “queer” intersected with a passion to create political art.
The J Spot: A Sex Educator Tells All
Monday, March 11th: 7:00PM in the Cooperage
Jay Friedman, a popular sex educator, shows how attitudes in America actually cripple people with sexual ignorance while robbing them of the pleasure they deserve. Since his days at Cornell University running the How to Be a Better Lover peer education program, Jay has captivated huge crowds at hundreds of campuses with his insights and outbursts on love, sex and dating. FREE
Tuesday March 26, 7pm in the Student Union Multi Purpose Room
The nation's experts in the fields of nutrition, eating disorders and stress management will be participating in an interactive seminar called SPEAKING OUT ABOUT EATING DISORDERS, presented by NORMAL In Schools, Inc., in collaboration with Sonoma State Counseling & Psychological Services. Join Robyn Hussa, MFA, E-RYT, award-winning New York City filmmaker & President of the NORMAL nonprofit, as she presents her 40-minute documentary film "SPEAKING OUT ABOUT EATING DISORDERS" followed by in-person discussion with several experts in the field of eating disorders, along with campus leaders from Sonoma State University. This seminar is excellent for undergraduate students, college athletes and also for those who aspire to pursue a career in the fields of nursing, mental health or nutrition. Learn the latest research about eating disorders, how to evolve healthy coping skills and -- most importantly -- strategic guidance that could save a friend's life.
Wednesday March 27, 7:30pm The Cooperage
Dr. Lopiano has served for 18 years as the University of Texas at Austin Director of Women’s Athletics and is a past-president of the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women. During her tenure at Texas, she constructed what many believed to be the premiere women’s athletics program in the country; twice earning the top program in the nation award. Recognized as one of the foremost national experts on gender equity in sport, Dr. Lopiano has testified about Title IX and gender equity before three Congressional committees and served as a consultant to the U.S. Office for Civil Rights Department of Health, Education and Welfare Title IX Task Force. The Sporting News has repeatedly listed her as one of “The 100 Most Influential People in Sports.”
Tuesday April 9, 7pm in the Cooperage
Mark Wellman is a nationally acclaimed author, filmmaker and motivational speaker. Despite being paralyzed in a mountain climbing accident, Mark has inspired millions to meet their problems head-on and reach for their full potential. A two-time Paralympian and former Yosemite Park Ranger, Mark's NO LIMITS philosophy encourages individuals to adventure into new horizons; to go beyond the seeming unreachable. Mark Wellman is a nationally acclaimed author, filmmaker and motivational speaker. Despite being paralyzed in a mountain climbing accident, Mark has inspired millions to meet their problems head-on and reach for their full potential. A two-time Paralympian and former Yosemite Park Ranger, Mark's NO LIMITS philosophy encourages individuals to adventure into new horizons; to go beyond the seeming unreachable. In support of Disability Awareness Week.
Thursday April 11, 7pm Weill Hall at the Green Music Center
One of America's most provocative public intellectuals, Cornel West has been a champion for racial justice since childhood. His writing, speaking, and teaching weave together the traditions of the Black Baptist Church, progressive politics, and jazz. The New York Times has praised his "ferocious moral vision." Currently the Class of 1943 University Professor in the Center for African American Studies at Princeton. West burst onto the national scene in 1993 with his best-selling book, Race Matters, a searing analysis of racism in American democracy. Race Matters has become a contemporary classic, selling more than half a million copies to date. "Race Matters," changed the course of America's dialogue on race, justice, and democracy. Tickets available soon at the Student Union box office. A co-production of the Neves Social Justice Lecture Series and On Campus Presents.