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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.
This lecture is sponsored by A New Earth Conversation, which is an open-ended, collaborative process among members of the Clark community aimed at cultivating new ways of responding to the unprecedented conditions and questions raised by environmental degradation and climate disruption.
Power, ex-U.N. ambassador, to deliver lecture at HC
The 52nd annual Hanify-Howland Memorial Lecture will be given by Samantha Power, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, in the Hogan Campus Center Ballroom at the College of the Holy Cross.
The lecture, which recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves in the realm of public service in honor of Edward Hanify, a member of the graduating class of 1904, and Weston Howland, will address challenges facing America today. The talk, “Why Human Rights Matter More Than Ever,” is free and open to the public.
The youngest U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Power has been a leading voice internationally for principled American engagement in the world. One of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People, she has spent half of her career explaining complex geopolitical events as a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, war correspondent and Harvard professor — and the last eight years helping to shape them.
Ex-Spotlight journalist to lecture at WISE at Assumption
The Worcester Institute for Senior Education at Assumption College marks its 25th year with a series of special programs and events throughout the year. The November event is a lecture by Stephen Kurkjian that is free and open to the public.
Kurkjian will speak at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, in the new Tsotsis Family Academic Center.
Kurkjian spent nearly 40 years as an editor and reporter for The Boston Globe before retiring in 2007. During his career, he shared in three Pulitzer Prizes and won more than 20 regional and national reporting awards.
Kurkjian was a member of The Globe’s investigative Spotlight Team and its editor from 1979 to 1986.
For more information, contact the WISE office at 508-767-7513, or email WISE Director Susan Perschbacher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Westfield State to hold Master of Social Work open house Nov. 1
The College of Graduate and Continuing Education at Westfield State University will host a Master of Social Work open house at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, at the YWCA in Worcester.
The need for highly qualified and skilled social workers is increasing in the greater Worcester area, with many excellent organizations working to affect positive change in these communities. The YWCA at Salem Square is a convenient and accessible location for Central Massachusetts students to consider when applying to MSW programs.
Fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, the MSW program prepares students to become Licensed Clinical Social Workers and to work in a variety of positions in the human services field. The MSW program at the YWCA Worcester location offers students the option to take courses part-time two evenings per week.