Ohavi Zedek Lunch & Learn - William F. Grover, The Elections of 2016 and the Future of the American Presidency 05/19/2016
A presentation by William F. Grover on presidential politics and the American election of 2016.
Rigged: When Race and Poverty Determine Outcomes in Death Penalty and Other Criminal Cases. Presented by Stephen Bright, president and senior counsel at the Southern Center for Human Rights and lecturer at Yale Law School.
Senator Patrick Leahy: U.S. Senators Patrick Leahy and Cory Booker on Criminal Justice Reform 05/02/2016
U.S. Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) will lead an hour-long panel discussion -- A Conversation on Criminal Justice Reform: New Approaches for Vermont and the Nation. Leahy and Booker are both at the core of a bipartisan movement on Capitol Hill to forge and enact long-overdue criminal justice reforms. Leahy is the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which has jurisdiction over justice reform legislation.
Joining Senators Leahy and Booker will be these panelists:
-- U.S. Attorney Eric Miller
-- Governor Peter Shumlin
-- Mayor Miro Weinberger
-- Christine Longmore, Burlington Community Center and Burlington
-- Chittenden County State’s Attorney T.J. Donovan
-- Emmet Helrich, Rapid Intervention Community Court
-- Kyle Dodson, Burlington YMCA
-- Vicky Smith, King Street Center
Rep. Welch holds a press conference to highlight the reauthorization of the Older Americans Act (OAA), signed into law earlier in the week. The OAA authorizes funding for critical services and nutrition programs that help 11 million seniors.
Host Robert Maynard, Editor of True North Reports, speaks with State Representative Paul Dame (R-Essex Jct.) on what it will take for the trend towards public revolt and the crisis of authority and the prospects for these phenomena to result in the rise of liberty. The basis for the conversation is from a book written by former CIA Agent Martin Gurri. A brief summary of his book, The Revolt of the Public and the Crisis of Authority in the New Millenium, can be found here.
For more info visit: www.truenorthreports.com
Host Peggy Luhrs speaks with Racial Justice Organizers Senowa Mize-Fox and Alyssa Chen as they prepare to launch their new organization Unify Vermont.
Representative Peter Welch (D-VT) debuts “Congress on Your Campus,” a new initiative to meet with Vermont college students around the state to learn about issues of concern to them and to give an update about what’s going on in Washington, D.C. For this inaugural event, Welch meets with a section of Champlain College’s “Democracies” class. This initiative builds on Rep. Welch’s long-standing series of “Congress in Your Community” events.
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz Speaks on Indigenous People's History and the Roots of America's Endless Wars 03/29/2016
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz is a longtime feminist, native rights, antiwar, and antiracist activist. She is a teacher and the author of five books, including "An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States." This is part of the Will Miller Social Justice Lecture Series.
International Socialist Organization Burlington Chapter • United Academics • Toward Freedom • Global Justice Ecology Project • Will Miller Green Mountain Vets for Peace • UVM Sociology Department