[act-ma] Wendell Berry and BIll McKibben at Cambridge Forum Oct 2011
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Tue Oct 11 12:00:19 PDT 2011
Bringing people together again to talk . . .
Fall 2011 Program Season
In this issue...
October is the richest month. Not only do we revel in the reds and golds of fall
foliage, but we also bask in the retained heat of the summer sun and enjoy the autumn
harvest. Cambridge Forum's schedule is rich as well. Anita Hill talks about making
a home in America. Joel Brenner looks at the threat of cyber-warfare. Wendell
Berry and Bill McKibben engage in a conversation about civil disobedience. And
Sean Wilentz discusses the quintessential American icon--Bob Dylan.
I hope you will join us to participate in these enriching dialogues, exploring the
values and ideas at the heart of the American experience today.
Pat Suhrcke, Director
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FREE and Open to the Public!
Stories of Gender, Race, and Finding Home
October 4 @ 8pm
Anita Hill reflects on her own experience as an African American woman in the late
20th century as she explores African American efforts to make a home in America.
How successful have the movements for racial and gender equality been in eliminating
barriers to opportunity? How has the current subprime mortgage crisis affected
opportunities for people of color? What challenges lie ahead?
America the Vulnerable
October 19 @ 7pm
Former National Security Agency insider Joel Brenner explores the chilling future
of espionage and warfare in the digital matrix that bounds our world. The threats,
he argues, are more serious than acts of identity theft and Wikileaks that we are
familiar with. Do the laws and protocols that govern "real" world crime apply
to digital crime as well? How can this new world "disorder" be regulated?
Writing and Civil Disobedience
October 20 @ 7pm
Poet and environmentalist Wendell Berry is joined by journalistBill McKibben in
a conversation about writing and civil disobedience. Both men follow in the footsteps
of Henry David Thoreau, using the power of the word and acts of civil disobedience
to defend fragile ecosystems and preserve threatened communities from degradation.
PEN-New England honors Wendell Berry with its Howard Zinn "People Speak" Award
and presents the Vasyl Stus "Freedom to Write" award.
Co-sponsored by PEN-New England
Bob Dylan in America
October 27 @ 7pm
Princeton historian and cultural commentator Sean Wilentz explores the place that
legendary artist Bob Dylan holds in America. How is he the product of his time
and place? What are the roots of his continuing influence?
Mark Your Calendar
Columbus: The Four Voyages
November 2 @ 7pm
Author Laurence Bergreen re-examines one of America's founding stories in his new
book Columbus: The Four Voyages. As Bergreen re-traces Christopher Columbus' historic
voyages in the context of the Age of Discovery, he asks why Columbus has become
an American icon.
Lawrence Lessig on the Citizens United Decision
Last fall Lessig, a Harvard Law Professor, spoke of the impact of the Citizen's
United Supreme Court decision on our representative democracy. Now he's spearheading
a movement for a Constitutional Convention.
Revisit his talk on the Forum Network:
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