Events & Discussions

Grapes of Wrath

Ready Player One Book

Escape from Camp 14 Book Cover

YouTube Videos:
-Universal Declaration of Human Rights
-Camp 14: Total Control Zone
-Interview with Shin Dong Hyuk

Schedule of Discussions in Clark Hall 100H
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Aug 28
 Wed
12-1 pm
Aug 29
 Thur
2-3 pm
Sept 5
 Thur
12-1 pm
Sept 16
 Mon
12-1 pm
Sept 24
 Tues
3-4 pm
Oct 2
 Wed
1-2 pm
Oct 10
 Thur
3-4 pm
Oct 16
 Wed
12-1 pm
Nov 4
 Mon
12-1 pm
Nov 12
 Tues
1-2 pm
Dec 2
 Mon
2-3 pm


Discussion Questions
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SPRING 2014 CURRENT EVENTS

  • "The Grapes of Wrath"Readathon and Food Drive April 16, 2014
    In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the publication of "The Grapes of Wrath" and in conjunction with other on-campus commemorative events, the SJSU Campus Reading Program is sponsoring a readathon and food drive. Working together, we will read the entire novel out loud, from start to finish.  Get a group together to form a team to collect canned goods and bring them to the Caret Plaza at the King Library during the readathon. Have one or more of your team members read "The Grapes of Wrath" for 15 minutes or more within a 3-hour time block spanning 24 hours starting at 6pm on April 16 and ending on April 17 at approximately 6pm. Readers will receive a free gift and recognition in the SPARTANS CARE READ-A-THON HONOR ROLL. 

    READ-A-THON Sign-up

  • Special reading group for Ready Player One

    Thursday, March 13, 2014
    6 pm at ART 241

    Monday, March 17, 2014
    3 pm at CL 100F

    Wednesday, March 19, 2014
    12 pm at CL 100F

  • SJSU Legacy of Poetry is on April 24, Thursday, 11:45 am to 3 pm at Caret Plaza, Martin Luther King, Jr. Library.  Each year, we honor and celebrate SJSU's rich legacy of poetry dating back to the 19th century during National Poetry Month (April).  Students, alums, faculty and poet friends of the campus built this legacy and help to continue it today.  More information about the day's schedule will be announced soon.


Archieve of Fall 2013 Events:

Nov. 7, 2013 SU Ballroom - Book signing with Blaine Harden, author of Escape from Camp 14 
Guenter and Harden at Book SigningHarden and students at book signing

Oct. 16 at 4 pm MLK Library Rm 225/229 “Learn about LINK: Liberty In North Korea, A Grassroot Organization” Co-sponsored with MOSAIC and Peer Connections. Representatives of this outreach group who helped people like Shin Dong-hyuk will be on campus to share more about their vision and activities.

Oct. 2 at 4 pm MLK Library Rm 255/257"Faculty Insights after Traveling in North Korea" by Profs. Andy Wood & David Terry, Communication Studies. Go behind the scenes with these two SJSU professors who recently traveled to the Democratic Republic of Korea, attending the Arirang Mass Games, visiting schools, farms, and factories around Pyongyang, and exploring rhetoric and performance in the "Hermit Kingdom". The presentation includes video, photography, memorabilia, storytelling, analysis, and conversation.

Sept. 19 - Korean festival of Chuseok For more information see Korea Be Inspired  Watch this page for more information on possible ways to note the day at SJSU.

Be sure to check back for further updates or developments on SJSU Campus Reading Program activities for Fall 2013.


Meaning of the North Korean Flag

Vexillology is the study of flags.  At the 47th annual meeting of the North American Vexillological Association, held in Salt Lake City, Utah, October 11-13, 2013, Mr. Dean Thomas of Arkansas won the William Driver Award for the best paper given at the conference for his presentation entitled "Vexillology and Vexillidolatry in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea."  That paper will be eventually published in RAVEN:  A Journal of Vexillology which can be accessed in the collections of SJSU's Martin Luther King Jr. Library.  For now, because of our Campus Reading Program's selection of Escape from Camp 14 as our Fall 2013 book, Mr. Thomas has graciously shared his PowerPoint from that presentation in case any in the SJSU community wish to see more about the role of flags in North Korea.  All rights belong to Mr. Thomas and NAVA and to copy or cite any of this, please seek permission.  Do enjoy these visuals!
DPRK slides pdf