Quinsigamond ribbon cutting

The Quad [Oct. 29-Nov. 4]: Four things to know from Assumption, Clark, Becker and QCC

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CNN faith and religion commentator to speak at Assumption

Assumption College will welcome Father Edward Beck, C.P. ’80, CNN’s faith and religion commentator, who will present “Religion, Church and the Media: A Delicate Balance” at  7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, in the La Maison Auditorium, 500 Salisbury St.

The lecture will focus on the various portrayals of faith and religion in mainstream media. Beck will draw upon his 10 years of experience in network and cable news to examine the ways in which mainstream media cover faith and religion in television news.

Samantha Power

The Quad [Oct. 22-28]: Four things to know from Clark, Holy Cross, Assumption and Westfield State

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NAACP leader to discuss climate, racial justice Tuesday at Clark

Jacqueline Patterson, director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program, will discuss links between climate and racial justice as she presents “Upholding the Beloved Community,” a free public lecture at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, in Jefferson Academic Center, Room 320, at Clark University.

Patterson has worked as a researcher, program manager, coordinator, advocate and activist on issues such as women’s rights, violence against women, HIV and AIDS, racial justice, economic justice, and environmental/climate justice. She serves on the International Committee of the U.S. Social Forum, the Steering Committee for Interfaith Moral Action on Climate, Advisory Board for Center for Earth Ethics and is on the boards of directors for the Institute of the Black World, Center for Story-based Strategy and the U.S. Climate Action Network.