Teaching non-Violence to heal a world consumed by violenceFew names in world history evoke such powerful images of integrity, courage, social harmony, and -perhaps most of all - hope.Arun Gandhi carries within himself the same guiding principles as his grandfather, the legendary peace-maker and spiritual leader, Mohandas K. Gandhi, also known as Mahatma Gandhi. Born in 1934 in Durban, South Africa, Arun is the fifth grandson of India’s legendary leader, Mohandas K. “Mahatma” Gandhi. Growing up under the apartheid system of South Africa, he was often the victims of violence because of his color and ethnic identity. Through the teachings of his parents and grandfather Mohandas K. Arun learned that justice does not mean revenge, it means transforming the opponent through love and suffering.His grandfather taught him to understand nonviolence through understanding violence. “If we know how much passive violence we perpetrate against one another we will understand why there is so much physical violence plaguing societies and the world,” Gandhi said. Through the daily lessons of his grandfather, Arun says, he learned about the violence of injustice and about the cost of violence and anger.Arun is the author of several books. The first, A Patch of White (1949), is about life in prejudiced South Africa; followed by a compilation of M.K. Gandhi’s Wit & Wisdom. He is an editor of a book of essays on World Without Violence: Can Gandhi’s Vision Become Reality? and “The forgotten Woman: The Untold Story of Kastur, the wife of Mahatma Gandhi”, jointly with his late wife Suanda.http://arungandhi.net/
Teresa Stanton Collett, J.D. will present a lecture titled: 'The Duty To Vote and Imperfect Candidates.'She is a Professor in the School of Law at Saint Thomas University, Saint Paul, MN and a passionate advocate for the protection of human life and the family. Professor Collett is a nationally sought-after scholar and speaker on the topics of marriage, religion and bioethics. She has published numerous legal articles and is the co-author of a law casebook on professional responsibility and co-editor of a collection of essays exploring 'catholic' and 'Catholic' perspectives on American law . Professor Collett also heads the law school Prolife Center at Saint Thomas, and served as a consultor to the Pontifical Council for the Family
Visiting writers Ned and Elizabeth Stuckey-French will talk about the publishing industry today and share their experiences, with plenty of time for your questions. She is a fiction writer who has published a collection of stories and three novels; he is a nonfiction writer and Director of the Certificate Program in Publishing and Editing at Florida State University, where both also teach. Sponsored by the vanderHeyden Fund for the Arts.
Visiting writers Elizabeth and Ned Stuckey-French will read from their own work. Sponsored by the vanderHeyden Fund for the Arts.
St. Michael's College Annual Peace Pledge CeremonyDavid Swanson, author of War is a Lie and founder of World Beyond War, and Mark Allman, author of Who Would Jesus Kill? and Professor of Christian Social Ethics at Merrimack College, will bring their different perspectives to bear on the issue of just war vs. pacifism in the 21st century. Audience involvement will be encouraged. This event is sponsored by the Peace and Justice Club.
For more information on the McCarthy Art Gallery, please visit http://knightsite.smcvt.edu/mccarthygallery/current-exhibitions-2/ On display Oct. 6 - Nov. 4, Opening Reception, Oct. 6, 5-6PMArtist Lecture, Oct. 6, 4-5PM, Cheray 101This Was the Future is a large, multi-media project dealing with the nature of space-time from a personal perspective. The work picks apart global synchronized time, using research, logic, and direct experiences of time like dreams, grief, deja vu, and cyclical events. Intended for site-specific installation, TWTF presents multi-channel video, writings/books, drawings, and sculptures that are all in dialogue. It uses the viewer as a cohesive element - active engagement in the subject matter and the physical space are necessary for the expression of the work.
Multidisciplinary Artist Angus McCullough will speak about his work and his exhibition in the McCarthy Art Gallery titled 'This Was the Future.' An opening reception of the exhibition will follow the talk from 5-6PM in the McCarthy Art Gallery.
The Humanities Center is pleased to invite you to listen to our colleague, Shefali Misra (Political Science) on the following topic: 'When fanatical responses are psychologically necessary -- Rousseauian insights into the limits of tolerance.'
The Vermont Symphonic Winds is dedicating part of this Fall’s program to a commemoration of the 15th anniversary of 9/11. On the program is Eric Ewazen’s “A Hymn for the Lost and the Living,” written shortly after that historic event and Darius Milhaud’s “Two Marches,” written in 1945, inspired by WWII. We will also be performing two versions of “Amazing Grace”-one by Frank Ticheli and the other by Claude T. Smith.
Latin American dance night: Salsa, Mambo, Merengue, Rumba, Bachata, Bomba, Plena and more!
Dr. Eli S. McCarthy will deliver a lecture on 'Catholics in the Public Square: The 2016 Elections'Eli McCarthy teaches in the Justice and Peace Studies program at Georgetown University, and is the author of 'Becoming Nonviolent Peacemakers: A Virtue Ethic for Catholic Social Teaching and U.S. Policy,' as well as a number of articles in academic journals. He also directs the Office of Justice and Peace for the Conference of Major Superiors of Men in the United States.
Diversity Coalition 2nd Annual Poetry Slam
Ages 2 to 12 welcome! Candy! Prizes! Costumes! Carnival Games!Cost $5.00 per personSponsored by the Center for Multicultural Affairs and Services and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Society
Dr. Mark J. Rozell will lecture on 'Catholics and the 2016 Elections' Mark J. Rozell is the Ruth D. and John T. Hazel Chair in Public Policy, and Dean of the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. He is the author of nine books and editor of twenty books on various topics in U.S. government and politics including the presidency, religion and politics, media and politics, and interest groups in elections.
Alex Kotlowitz is an award-winning journalist and bestselling author who has been exploring issues of race and poverty in America for more than 25 years. His 1991 book, There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America, garnered national recognition for its compassionate and “powerful portrayal of children and families who are outside the American dream.” (New Leader)Kotlowitz’s 2011 documentary The Interrupters-a collaboration with Hoop Dreams director/producer Steve James-examines the stubborn persistence of urban violence. It was praised by A.O. Scott for its ability to “open up” the topic of urban violence and not limit the story to “the comforting clarity of easy conclusions.” In this quarter-century retrospective, Kotlowitz will reflect on changes he has observed in the “other America” and our continuing failure as a society to address the needs of the people who live there.
SUTHERLAND LECTURE SERIES is proud to presentJANE DAVIDSON, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Director of INSPIRE (Institute for Sustainability Practice, Innovation and Resource Effectiveness) at the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David. DREAM GREEN - Creating the next generation of doers and change makers Monday, November 7, 2016 at 4:00 PM. Roy event room, Dion Family Student Center.Free and Open to the public Sutherland Lecture
For more information on the McCarthy Art Gallery, please visit http://knightsite.smcvt.edu/mccarthygallery/current-exhibitions-2/ On Display Nov. 10 - Dec. 9 Opening Reception, Nov. 10, 5pm-6pmArtist Lecture, Nov. 10, 4pm-5pm, Cheray 101 Chaly will be exhibiting forensic suites of detailed and individually framed drawings - a “swarm” of insects, a “colony” of bats - a scientifically assembled display of biodiversity. On closer inspection these works betray more complex and unsettling themes. Amidst Chaly’s drawing suites the viewer will discover pathologies and disease, parasitic infestations and mutations.
Artist Tanya Chaly will talk about art and science in her work and discuss her exhibition at the McCarthy Art Gallery. An opening reception of the exhibition will follow the talk from 5-6PM in the McCarthy Art Gallery.
For more information about the McCarthy Art Gallery, please visit http://knightsite.smcvt.edu/mccarthygallery/current-exhibitions-2/ On Display Nov. 10 - Dec. 9 Opening Reception, Nov. 10, 5pm-6pmArtist Lecture, Nov. 10, 4pm-5pm, Cheray 101 Chaly will be exhibiting forensic suites of detailed and individually framed drawings - a “swarm” of insects, a “colony” of bats - a scientifically assembled display of biodiversity. On closer inspection these works betray more complex and unsettling themes. Amidst Chaly’s drawing suites the viewer will discover pathologies and disease, parasitic infestations and mutations.
'Andrew Schelling is the latest incarnation in an American poetic lineage that began with the Transcendentalists and moved west with Rexroth and Snyder,” writes Eliot Weinberger, “the unlikely and fortuitous conjunction of wilderness expertise, homegrown radical politics, and an immersion in Asian philosophy and writing.” Professor of Creative Writing at Naropa University, Schelling is also the foremost North American translator of India’s classical poetry. He will read from a new collection of poems, Literature is not the Longhouse, and from Love and the Turning Seasons: India’s Poetry of Spiritual and Erotic Longing.