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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.

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



I AM A MAN - AN IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE IN AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY
Witness the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Worker's Strike and the events leading to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr.
This is an award-winning Virtual Reality experience.

January 22 | Palatka Campus, Library - Drop in between 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

January 23 | Orange Park Campus, Library - Drop in between 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

January 24 | St. Augustine, Library - Drop in between 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.


January 31, 6:00 p.m. | Orange Park Campus, D014
BAS SPEAKER SERIES - Clay County Sheriff's Office


Guest speakers Chris Padget, CCSO public information officer, and Patrick Golemme, CCSO chief of detectives, will speak on the importance of community relations between deputies and the public, as well as preventative law enforcement through communication, positive interactions, and the importance of involving the citizens of the county with the CCSO mission.

This speaker series is hosted by the Bachelor of Science faculty and PTK.

The event is free and open to the public.


February 4, 5:30 p.m. | Palatka Campus, Library (L219C)
February 6, 2:00 p.m. | St. Augustine Campus, Library (L112)
February 13, 2:00 p.m. | Orange Park Campus, Library

TRENDING TOPICS - VANISHING OF THE BEES


"Colony Collapse Disorder has brought beekeepers to crisis in an industry responsible for producing apples, broccoli, cherries, almonds and a hundred other fruits and vegetables. This documentary follows two commercial beekeepers as they strive to keep their bees healthy and fulfill pollination contracts across the U.S. They plead their case on Capitol Hill and travel across the Pacific Ocean in the quest to protect their honeybees.

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


February 12, 7:00 p.m. | Orange Park Campus, D014
SCIENCE CAFE - "The Smog of the Sea" film, discussion


The Science Café lectures continue this spring with a film and discussion on plastic pollution. Florida Sea Grant agent Dr. Maia McGuire will present the film “The Smog of the Sea.”

After years of hearing about ocean "garbage patches," the crew of the 5 Gyres SEA Change research expedition discovered an actual “fog” of microplastics — trillions of barely visible shards — permeating the world's oceans. Using sparkling underwater cinematography and live-action footage of the crew’s research, "The Smog of the Sea" makes an artful call to action for rethinking single-use plastic.

The film chronicles a one-week journey through the remote waters of the Sargasso Sea. Marine scientist Marcus Eriksen invited onboard an unusual crew to help him study the sea: renowned surfers Keith and Dan Malloy, musician Jack Johnson, spearfisher woman Kimi Werner, and bodysurfer Mark Cunningham. The team became citizen scientists on a mission to assess the fate of plastics in the world's oceans.

February's Science Café will include a beeswax food wrap project for attendees.


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 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!


Presented by Robert Mattson, St. Johns River Water Management District. Details to come.


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.