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Science and Engineering 110

A Journey of Conscience: Vietnam in the Beloved Community

10.16.19 | 7:00pm - 8:30pm

We celebrate Global Ethics Day and open our 4th Annual Fall Ethics Series with at talk by Dr. Douglas Thompson, Professor of History and Director of Southern Studies. In September 1964, Martin Luther King, Jr., connected President Johnson’s “war on poverty” to the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. In a document from late 1966/early 1967, King outlined how he had failed to provide moral leadership on Vietnam in 1965 and acknowledged he was no different from the white moderates he had…

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Be about it … don’t just talk about it! Activism in Hong Kong and at Home

10.17.19 | 7:00pm - 8:30pm

4th Annual Fall Ethics Series Panel: Dr. Charlotte Thomas, Professor of Philosophy Claire Cox, President, Georgia Women Dr. Susan Glisson, Co-founder and Partner, Sustainable Equity LLC This summer a democratic movement has emerged in Hong Kong. Every weekend, thousands take to the streets for non-violent demonstrations against policies and procedures that protestors insist are violations of the Basic Law established by the British handover of Hong Kong to China in 1997. Then, in the evening, front line protestors use very…

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Strength to Love … Toughly: MLK vs. America’s ‘Inseparable Triplets’

10.23.19 | 7:00pm - 8:30pm

4th Annual Fall Ethics Series Dr. Andrew Manis, Professor of History, Middle Georgia State University In 1963, King published a book of sermons called Strength to Love. But in the last five years of his life, King’s prophetic calling pushed him toward what today is called “tough love.” Delivering truth and “tough love” to power, he addressed a set of “inseparable triplets” that America had to face down in order to become a “beloved community.” And it cost him his…

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Structural and Institutional Injustice: The Case of Pleasant Hill

2.4.20 | 6:00pm - 7:30pm

In this first installment of the four-part Economic (in)Justice in America series, a panel will explore the inequity behind urban interstate development and the story of Macon’s Pleasant Hill community in their fight for restoration and revitalization. Panelists include Tedra Huston, Executive Director of Macon-Bibb Community Enhancement Authority; Peter Givens, President of Pleasant Hill Neighborhood Improvement Association; and Dr. Doug Thompson, Professor and Director of Spencer B. King, Jr. Center for South Studies at Mercer University. Co-sponsored by the Center…

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