Monday, November 03, 2008

BCTC’s Peace & Justice Coalition/BFS Fall 2008 Speakers series: The Mountaintop Removal Roadshow (11/3); Activism Against the Nuclear Industry (11/7)

To make it easier ... to attend these presentations, parking enforcement will be called off at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, November 3rd. On Friday, November 7th, parking enforcement will end at 11:30 a.m. Here are the week’s presentations. I hope you and your students will be able to attend:

Each semester, BCTC’s Peace and Justice Coalition and the Bluegrass Film Society host a speakers series. The theme for this fall is activism. This week’s presentations are:

The Mountaintop Removal Roadshow

Monday, November 3, 5:00 - 6:15 p.m., Oswald Auditorium, BCTC Cooper Campus, Dave Cooper

Mr. Cooper will provide the context for mountaintop removal coal mining and will explain the process, the environmental impacts, and the devastating impacts on the health and welfare of families living in coal country.

Activism against the Nuclear Industry

Friday, November 7, noon until 1:00 p.m., Oswald Auditorium, BCTC Cooper Campus, Jim Toren and Carol Rainey

Activist Jim Toren with FootPrints for Peace and author Carol Rainey have focused their activism on the nuclear industry. Raising awareness via long marches often through many states, they fight the nuclear installations from the Ohio River Valley to Oak Ridge to France.

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