Election/politics

The U.S. Culture of Firearms / Dr. Warren Blumenfeld

The U.S. Culture of Firearms / Dr. Warren Blumenfeld

The U.S. ranks first among 178 countries for the highest per capita rate of firearm ownership. On average, each year firearms account for approximately 11 thousand homicides, another 22 thousand suicides and accidental deaths, and many more injuries. In the wake of these fatalities and high-visibility mass shootings, a very contentious debate has continued in [Read more…]

Show Me Democracy! / Dan Parris Showcasing NACA Mid-Atlantic, Mid-America and Northeast!

Show Me Democracy! / Dan Parris Showcasing NACA Mid-Atlantic, Mid-America and Northeast!

Amidst the storm of the Ferguson, MO, shooting, seven St. Louis college students evolved into advocates and activists as they demanded change through policy and protest. From 100 hours of footage shot over two years, the film Show Me Democracy has been woven into a powerful story of young people engaged in key issues: race, [Read more…]

#WAGINGPEACE: The Muslim Refugee Crisis / Jim Keady

#WAGINGPEACE: The  Muslim Refugee Crisis / Jim Keady

In the same way that soldiers in the U.S. Armed Forces gear up and wage war, so must social justice warriors gear up and wage peace. Jim Keady shares his experience of going to Greece to help with the Muslim refugee crisis. In the aftermath of the Paris attacks, Keady observed with great concern as [Read more…]

Myth America: How We Get Our History Wrong and Why / Rick Shenkman

Myth America:  How We Get Our History Wrong and Why / Rick Shenkman

Did you know that: – The Pilgrims did NOT land on Plymouth Rock? – Betsy Ross did NOT sew the first flag? In this humorous presentation, historian Rick explains why Americans are fond of myths and he clarifies who’s behind the falsehoods. His research shows that many of the myths are the product of a [Read more…]

Your Brain on Politics / Rick Shenkman

Your Brain on Politics / Rick Shenkman

  We’ve just been through one of the most fascinating and disturbing elections in American history. Why did people vote the way they did? Until recently, no one really knew because we lacked insight into how the human brain digests political information. But now we do. With the help of science we now know why [Read more…]