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The Cultural and Historical Awareness Program at College of the Sequoias is an annual speaker and performance series designed to expose COS students and the broader community to a variety of intellectual and cultural topics vital to contemporary society. Each year, the CHAP program establishes a general theme and invites speakers and performers from across professions and academic disciplines to share their work and scholarship. By encouraging a range of interdisciplinary conversations, the CHAP program enriches the intellectual life of COS students and of the broader communities in Central California.


​​​C.H.A.P. events are free to all. 

Donations to sustain the C.H.A.P. events are welcomed.

November 1, 2018, COS Visalia Campus, Ponderosa Lecture Hall


​​​April 18, 7PM, COS Visalia Campus, Ponderosa Lecture Hall

Poet and University of Texas Asst. Professor, Sasha Pimentel

Author, For Want of Water​

April 5, 7PM, COS Visalia Campus, Ponderosa Lecture Hall

Boston University Professor, Dr. Marc Landy

Co-Author, Presidential Greatness​

March 22, 7PM, COS Visalia Campus, Ponderosa Lecture Hall

UC Berkeley Professor, Dr. Chris Zepeda-Millán

Latino Mass Mobilization: Immigration, Racialization, and Activism​

 March 15, 5:30PM Doors open 6:00PM Screening, COS Visalia Campus, Porter Field House

Premiere Screening of "The Last Brown Beret"

​​​October 26, 7PM, COS Visalia Campus, Ponderosa Lecture Hall

Ohio University Professor, Chester Pach

Lyndon Johnson, TV News, and Vietnam:

A 50-Year Perspective on Presidents, Politics, and War​​

October 12, 7PM, COS Visalia Campus, Poderosa Lecture Hall

An evening with filmmakers Karen Thorsen & Douglas Dempsey

James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket, a biography of the
American writer and civil rights activist, digitally remastered.​

September 7, 7PM, COS Visalia Campus, Poderosa Lecture Hall

​Author-Poet, Gary Soto

Discussing hs new book, Meatballs for the People: Proverbs to Chew On

August 29, 7PM, COS Theatre

​The Greatest Mariachi, Pop, & Opera featureing Rosalinda Verde and Jenny Ponce​

February 9, 2017, 6:30 PM - COS Visalia Campus, Ponderosa (see map)
Ms. Villalobos will screen her film "Under the Same Moon" and lead a discussion about her craft and the enterainment industry.

November 17, 2016, 7:00 PM - COS Visalia, Poderosa Hall
Dr. George Nash - American Conservatism and the Problem of Populism

October 19, 2016, 6:30 PM - COS Visalia, Poderosa Hall

April 14, 2016, 6:30 PM - COS Visalia, Poderosa Hall​​


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CHAP of College of the Sequoias is sustatained by generous donations from individual donors. 
You can help make the CHAP sustainable by making a charitable contribution to the COS Foundation and designating it to CHAP.​

Last Updated: 10/25/2018 3:18 PM