So, this week, I want you to connect to a campus event.
Friday night Flamenco concert (in case you happened to go).
“Same River“- Saturday 20:00/8pm AND Sunday 14:00/2pm.
3. “Lock Up America:Why Mass Incarceration Matters to our Cities, our Economy, and our Democracy”.
Professor Heather Ann Thompson, Temple University Department of History, will give a talk titled “Lock Up America: Why Mass Incarceration Matters to our Cities, our Economy, and our Democracy”.
This press release from the Philly Green party had some qood quotes about her important topic.
“She went on to explain the enormous impact of mass incarceration on our social environment. “Having more than seven million U.S. citizens in prison, probation or parole has had a terrible effect on our society. Whole communities have been destroyed by the loss of productive citizens and the resulting increase in childhood poverty, hunger and homelessness. The development of the prison-industrial-complex,” explained Thompson, “has resulted in a drag on average wages and benefits, affecting every worker in our economy.””
4. Rebecca Skloot talk on Wednesday night. (Bio ethics, history, medicine, Race, America)
Rebecca Skloot, author of the best-seller The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, will speak at Bucknell University Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Trout Auditorium of the Vaughan Literature Building. She also will answer questions from the audience and hold a book signing after the event. [Skloot’s talk will be simulcast in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center.]
Her book was the common reading two years ago.
5. Anything on this list, like the Jonestown Revisited Series or the Art Gallery exhibits (Samek or downtown).
So, go to an event, write a reaction, and in your reaction, please include some additional research you do about the topic or speaker. For example, if you leave with a question in mind, find some more info on that question.
If you absolutely can not make one of these, I can provide some other options.
- Bucknell Joins Rankings Hall of Shame (taxprof.typepad.com)
- Flunking biology class led Rebecca Skloot to moment that inspired “Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” (mlive.com)
- Rebecca Skloot Is Unclear on the Concept (delong.typepad.com)