Environmental Issues Lectures
SMC’s Center for Environmental and Urban Studies (CEUS) invites you to join us for our 13th year with the experts addressing some of the most important environmental and urban issues of our time. Sponsored by the SMC Associates (www.smc.edu/associates) and the SMC Office of Public Programs. For information, please call (310) 434‑4743, or visit our website ( www.smc.edu/ceus).
Seating is strictly on a first-arrival basis.
Nature in Your Back Yard
Even if You Think You Don’t Have One
our local gardens to our nearby wildlands, learn from our campus and community
heroes—such as Latino Outdoors’ Graciela Cabello—who celebrate our diverse
natural landscapes and cultures by curing nature deficit disorders while
opening new windows to the great outdoors.
Tue, March 24 | 6:45pm | Free | HSS
Value of Wilderness:
An Interdisciplinary Debate
top environmental thinkers—from psychology to philosophy to political science
and beyond—share their perspectives on the value of wilderness and how humans
relate to the natural world.
Tue, April 21 | 6:45pm | Free | HSS
NRDC: Fighting for You,
Our Environment, and Our Future
Find out what leading legal experts—such as David Pettit
at the Natural Resources Defense Council—are doing to protect our natural
resources and to improve the quality of our living and working environments in
California and beyond.
Tue, May 5 | 6:45pm | Free | HSS
the Golden Age of
award-winning environmental filmmakers—including SMC Adjunct Professor Sheila
Laffey, PhD—as they follow citizens making a positive difference. These
directors and producers of groundbreaking films will share clips, insights, and
stories that will forever change how we view trees and nature.
Tue, May 19 | 6:45pm | Free | HSS