Week of Social Change Presentations & Workshops
Our friends and colleagues in Social Change and Philosophy are hosting FOUR BIG events the week of October 15-18. Go check these out!
Monday, October 15: Debate on Sweatshops: Is paying sweatshop workers more the right thing to do, or a bad business decision -- or both? A UofL philosopher and Boston economist will argue that issue and more at a debate on sweatshops Oct. 15 in Ekstrom Library’s Chao Auditorium. The one-hour free, public event is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. The debaters will be Avery Kolers, associate professor of philosophy at UofL, and Benjamin Powell, associate professor of economics at Suffolk University. UofL’s Economics Club and Students for Liberty are sponsoring the event along with Steve Gohmann, BB&T Professor of Free Enterprise in UofL’s College of Business. For more information, contact Denise Fitzpatrick at 502-852-1107 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, October 16: "Working for Justice in Israel/Palestine: One Rabbi's Journey". Rabbi Jeremy Milgrom is a former Israeli army combat soldier who has promoted non-violence for over thirty years based on the most basic moral principles of Judaism. He has denounced violence on all sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But offering a perspective seldom heard from a rabbi, he has also vocally condemned Israel’s routine use of violence against the Palestinians, which has expelled them from their homes and land. Ekstrom Library W210 -- brown bag lunch with light refreshments. Program starts at 12:15 and ends in time for 1:00 classes. Sponsored by Social Change, Middle East & Islamic Studies, the Program in Peace, Justice, and Conflict Transformation, and the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research.
Thursday, October 18: "Nature: They Ain't Making it Like they Used to". Dr. Noah Efron, Professor of Science, Technology, and Society at Bar Ilan University in Tel Aviv, will discuss how changes in humans' ability to alter the natural world are conceptually "funding" changes in how we understand nature. Ekstrom Library Chao Auditorium, Thursday at 1:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Humanities Program/Jewish Studies Committee, the Naamani Memorial Lecture Committee, the A&S Office of International, Diversity, and Outreach Programs, the Jewish Community of Louisville, and Social Change. This is the first lecture in the 2012-13 Social Change lecture series on Science, Technology, and Social Change. [Noah has agreed to have his lecture videorecorded and replayed for students in SCHG 399 in the spring, followed by a skype session with him then. But you can see him in person now!]
Thursday, October 18: "Occupy Israel? Notes from a Year of Social Protest". Dr. Noah Efron, who in addition to being Professor of STS at Bar Ilan University is a Senior Fellow of Shaharit -- Think Tank for a New Israeli Politics (http://shaharit.org.il), will discuss the tent city movement in Israel, including its links to the Arab Spring and to the Occupy Movement here. Ekstrom Library Chao Auditorium, Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Humanities Program/Jewish Studies Committee, the Naamani Memorial Lecture Committee, the A&S Office of International, Diversity, and Outreach Programs, the Jewish Community of Louisville, and Social Change. This event kicks off Shavua Tov! Jewish Cultural Diversity Week 2012.