Inspire, excite, and challenge!

​The Shasta College Foundation is proud to partner with The McConnell Foundation and other community partners to present the Community Speaker Series. The purpose of these events is to bring a diverse group of speakers who will inspire, excite and challenge the community with fresh ideas and perspectives on education, social issues, the arts, and our environment. Our goal is for these unique presentations to help deepen discussions and inspire positive activism on a local level for issues with global relevance.  

​The events are FREE and open to the community!

Upcoming Speaker

Mara Liasson, FOX News panelist and NPR national political correspondent, will be presenting on “Elections 2020 and the Canvas of American Politics” on September 10, 2020 at 6:00 PM via Zoom. This event is presented in partnership with The McConnell Foundation and the Women's Fund of the Shasta Regional Community Foundation, and sponsored by Jefferson Public Radio. Get your free tickets for the event here

Mara Liasson

(NPR national political correspondent and FOX News panelist). Presented in partnership with The McConnell Foundation and the Women's Fund of the Shasta Regional Community Foundation, and sponsored by Jefferson Public Radio.

Past Speakers

Benjamin Madley​

On Saturday, October 19, 2019, Dr. Benjamin Madley gave a presentation at the Cascade Theater on the topic of his work An American Genocide: the United States and the California Indian Catastrophe.

Terry Tempest Williams

Terry Tempest Williams has been called "a citizen writer," a writer who speaks and speaks out eloquently on behalf of an ethical stance toward life.