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The views and opinions expressed during the College speaker series and/or by its participants and guests are solely their current opinions and do not necessarily represent or reflect the official policy or position of SJR State.

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In recognition of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Africans in the English colonies at Point Comfort, Virginia in 1619, SJR State is participating in the "2019 Commemoration of 400 Years of African American History." The College will host a series of impactful events for the community. All are welcome to attend these events.

Visit the SJR State Library page for a complete list of events.




March 6, 2:00 p.m. | St. Augustine Campus, L112
TRENDING TOPICS – TAKE A ROAD TRIP


"Horatio's Drive" tells the story of America's first transcontinental road trip, which, like all road trips that would follow, included the usual mix of breakdowns and flat tires, inedible meals and uncomfortable beds, getting lost and enduring bad weather - and having a truly unforgettable experience crossing the nation's vast landscape.

TrendingTopics is a film series curated by the Library for SJR State students/employees and the public featuring a documentary and post-screening discussion.


March 7, 2:00 p.m. | Palatka Campus Library, L219C
TRENDING TOPICS – GARBAGE WARRIOR


Watch the story of radical Earthship architech Michael Reynolds and his fight to build off-the-grid, self-sufficient communities. Keep Putnam Beautiful will join us to discuss beautification opportunities in our community.

TrendingTopics is a film series curated by the Library for SJR State students/employees and the public featuring a documentary and post-screening discussion.

March 11 | St. Augustine Campus, Library, room L-112, 10:00 a.m.
The Whole Staircase Film Series - To Sir With Love (1967)


Dr. Jennifer Hoffman will present this film.
"A novice teacher faces a class of rowdy, undisciplined working-class punks in this classic film that reflected some of the problems and fears of teens in the 60s. Sidney Poitier gives one of his finest performances as Mark Thackeray, an out-of-work engineer who turns to teaching."

March 11 | Palatka Campus, Valhalla Hall, 10:00 a.m.
March 11 | Palatka Campus, Library, 5:00 p.m.
March 11 | Orange Park Campus, Room D-14, 1:00 p.m.
The Whole Staircase Film Series - A Raisin in the Sun (1961)


Film of the award winning play about a struggling black family living on Chicago's South Side and the impact of an unexpected insurance bequest. Each family member sees the bequest as the means of realizing dreams and of escaping from grinding frustrations.


March 12, 7:00 p.m. | Orange Park Campus, D14
SCIENCE CAFE - Historic and Current Uses of Florida Springs: Lions and Mermaids and Tourists, Oh My!


The Science Café lectures continue with a discussion presented by Robert A. Mattson, St. Johns River Water Management District Environmental Scientist.

Florida’s springs have long held the fascination of people, including native tribes, explorers, artists/writers and entrepreneurs. This program will provide a broad overview of how humans have used and interacted with Florida’s springs through the centuries. We’ll cover Native Americans, early explorers, the “spa & resort” years, tourist attractions, and current-day uses of Florida springs.


March 25, 2:00 p.m. | Palatka Campus Library, L219C
TRENDING TOPICS – GARBAGE WARRIOR


Watch the story of radical Earthship architech Michael Reynolds and his fight to build off-the-grid, self-sufficient communities. Keep Putnam Beautiful will join us to discuss beautification opportunities in our community.

TrendingTopics is a film series curated by the Library for SJR State students/employees and the public featuring a documentary and post-screening discussion.

March 27 | Palatka Campus, Valhalla Hall, 5:30 p.m.
March 28 | Orange Park Campus, Room A-72, 3:00 p.m.
March 29 | St. Augustine Campus, Library, 3:00 p.m.
The Whole Staircase Film Series - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks


Professor Kim Van Vliet will present this film.
"An African American woman becomes an unwitting pioneer for medical breakthroughs when her cells are used to create the first immortal human cell line in the early 1950's."

March 28 | Palatka Campus, Valhalla Hall, 10:00 a.m.
The Whole Staircase Film Series - For Colored Girls (2010)


Sunshine Nealy will present this film.
"A vibrant world where friends and strangers dream, fear, cry, love, and laugh out loud in an attempt to find their true selves. Adapted by writer/director Tyler Perry from Ntozake Shange's acclaimed choreopoem, the gripping film paints an unforgettable portrait of what it means to be a woman of color in the modern world."


April 17, 2:00 p.m. | St. Augustine Campus, L112
TRENDING TOPICS – GET READY FOR STORM SEASON


During the summer of 2017, three monster hurricanes swept in from the Atlantic, one after another, shattering storm records and killing hundreds of people. Dive into the devastation wrought by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. How can scientists better predict these storms, and what does the 2017 season tell us about the likelihood of similar storms in the future?

TrendingTopics is a film series curated by the Library for SJR State students/employees and the public featuring a documentary and post-screening discussion.