So, this week, I want you to connect to a campus event.

Acceptable choices:

  1. Friday night Flamenco concert (in case you happened to go).

  2. Same River“- Saturday 20:00/8pm AND Sunday 14:00/2pm.  

Where: Harvey M. Powers Theatre inside Coleman Hall at Bucknell University (map)
Description: The Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble and Bucknell students will present “Same River,” a multimedia exploration of Marcellus Shale gas extraction, onSunday, Feb. 3, at 2 p.m. in the Harvey M. Powers Theatre of Coleman Hall. Admittance is free of charge and no tickets are required. The New York City-based collective Strike Anywhere blends music, modern dance, physical theater, and video and visual art to explore the impacts of natural gas extraction by hydrofracturing, a process popularly known as “fracking.” During the fall semester, Bucknell students conducted a series of interviews with Pennsylvania residents whose lives have been impacted by fracking.

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.

About Jordi

I am an assistant professor in the Management School at Bucknell University. I specialize in organization theory, social networks, and studying the network society. I have three children, including twins. They love bouncing on the couch, legos, music, and my waffles. My wife teaches English at the same university. I am interested in most things, but these days, networks, social entrepreneurs, the environment, innovation, and virtual worlds. Finding Hidden Abodes and Shaking Iron Cages since 1972

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