April 6, 2017

Campus Teach-In on Understanding the New Presidency

All members of the USJ community are warmly invited to join us to hear six speakers use the lens of our Mercy values and their disciplinary expertise to provide us with resources for understanding the wide-ranging ramifications of the new administration’s recent policy initiatives. You are welcome to drop in for some or all of the sessions. We will provide a light lunch over the noon hour.

The teach-in is an optional event and you may drop in for any of the presentations of particular interest.

Understanding the New Presidency: Prospects, Hopes & Fears

Teach-in is co-sponsored by the Faculty Committee of the Whole and the USJ Diversity Committee in collaboration with the Collaborative Center for Justice.

Thursday, April 13 12:00 - 2:00 p.m., Mercy Hall Crystal Room

Noon-12:20: Immigration: Opening Remarks: Mercy Values and Immigration. Sr. Mary Alice Synkewecz, Collaborative Center for Justice

12:20-12:40 Education: DeVos and Vouchers: Circumnavigating Equity? Donald Siler, Assistant Professor of Education

12:40-1:00 Women’s Health: Access to Women’s Health Service: A Human Right’s Issue? Lucinda Canty, Assistant Professor of Nursing

1:00-1:20 Child Welfare: Prospects, Hopes and Fears for Children and Families. Patrick Nickoletti, Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies

1:20-1:40 Environment: Who Owns the Environment? Water Wars. Kirsten Martin, Assistant Professor of Biology

1:40-2 Politics: Political Tactics in a Time of Decline, Contention, Gridlock, and Many “Quiet” Wars. Kenneth Long, Professor of History and Political Science