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Fall 2016 Food for Thought series

Author: Kara Leiterman

Wednesday August 24, 2016

Witness for Peace: “The Fight against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras: Justice for Berta and Beyond.” 

Thursday, September 29  |  11:30am - 12:30pm  |  SC132, Lecture Hall

 The 2009 military coup in Honduras cemented the Central American nation as a hotbed of human rights abuses. Those who resist are targeted and killed; the March 2nd, 2016  assassination of beloved Indigenous leader Berta Cáceres is an example of state crime and impunity amongst many. The heart of the crisis is the US policies of militarization, the legitimization of a brutal Honduran State, and the promotion of crony capitalism. For the Honduran people, the results are violent and devastating, but their inspiring resistance continues.

In It Together

Thursday, October 6   |   11:30am - 12:30pm   |   SC132, Lecture Hall
Diversity and inclusion make this world a beautiful place to live. In It Together provides a modern, yet historical perspective on social justice concerns for future generations in The United States. Education in the form of a play production is sure to be a Food for Thought that you don’t want to miss. Engaging and thought provoking, “No matter the creed, no matter the color, no matter the culture” comes to life through this lively production.

Sex Signals (Title IX)

Wednesday, October 12  |  11:30am - 12:30pm  |  SC132, Lecture Hall
Focusing on the seriousness of components relating to Title IX, this educational comedy Food for Thought will stress the importance of being proactive about issues relating to dating, sex, and date rape. Breaking down stereotypes, exploring mixed messages, and talking through unrealistic fantasies are all part of the hour long educational show depicting how misunderstandings can occur. As an issue that can sometimes be unconformable to discuss, Sex Signals has a unique style of  communicating the importance of the topic in an engaging way.

Reflections of Vietnam

Tuesday, November 8  |  1:30 - 2:30pm  |  SC132, Lecture Hall
Experience the stories and artifacts of war as shared by those who have lived it, members of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 351.
Don’t miss the Vietnam Memorabilia Display that will be in the commons prior to the Food for Thought from 8:30am to 1:00pm.

Exploring the Meaning of Peace One Story at a Time

Wednesday, November 15  |  11:30am - 12:30pm  |  SC132, Lecture Hall
“What does peace mean to you?” John Noltner has traveled 40,000 miles asking people that question, in hopes of gathering insightful stories which unveil how people can work together towards a positive future. People from all walks of life share their stories in hopes to build camaraderie within our nation. Be sure to visit the Meaning of Peace exhibit November 1st - 30th in the commons.

Eye Heart World (Human Trafficking)

Thursday, November 16  |  11:30am - 12:30pm   |   SC132
Did you know that Human Trafficking has been reported in all of the 50 U.S. States? Eye Heart World is bringing the reality of how close to home this issue is and what YOU can do to make a difference. This eye-opening presentation will leave your mind richer, as you will be educated on lives and stories that you wouldn’t even know are reality for some people. When this issue is placed in front of you, what will you do to make a positive difference?
 
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