Speakers relating to: Books
The Sex Diaries Project on Campus
What's really going on behind closed doors on your campus?
Arianne Cohen Cozi spent six years collecting 3,500 anonymous seven-day sex diaries from people all over North America and the world – including college towns. In The Sex Diaries Project On Campus, she takes you on a tantalizing tour through the sometimes shocking, always entertaining real diaries of college students, creating a compelling portrait of sex and sexuality on campus today that will forever change how you look at relationships.
Women's Stories Are Missing
Stories about women don't sell for as much money, don't get made as often, and don't win big awards, whether books, film, or TV. Women’s voices are not being heard. This matters. Women are more than half our culture. If half the adults in our culture have no voice, half the world’s experience is not being attended to, learnt from, or built upon. Award-winning author Nicola Griffith talks about the missing half of humanity.
Reflections on Resistance:
Dignity in the Face of Atrocity
Jen Marlowe is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, author, playwright and human rights activist. Through film, writing, theatre and other artistic platforms, Jen seeks to share the resilience and courage of those who have been marginalized and oppressed and are choosing resistance with nonviolence, humanity and dignity.
Geomorphologist, Environmental Author
The Hidden Half of Nature & Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations
Prof. David Montgomery really likes dirt.
He explores what the Earth's soil tells us about our health, our history and our future.
Astronomer Phil Plait talks about Bad Astronomy with a humorous look at popular science myths and misconceptions.
Lessons from Little Rock
All the seats at the hamburger joint were reserved for white patrons, so 13 year old Terrence Roberts ordered food to go. While waiting, he impulsively sat down at the counter and then realized a hush had fallen over the place. Suddenly everyone seemed to be looking at him threateningly. He canceled his order and left. As he walked home, Roberts remembers wondering "what it would take for (him) to be treated like a real human being."
Two years later, in 1957, he volunteered to be one of the 'Little Rock Nine' who desegregated Central High School, in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Things I Want to Punch in the Face
Lumbersexuals. Bucket Lists.
Twenty-minute coffee prep.
People who hog the sidewalk. Passwords.
Jen wanted to punch them all. That’s when she decided to turn her frown upside down. She created Things I Want to Punch in the Face — a blog, a book, and now a lecture that uses her signature cheeky humor to diffuse her frustrations.
Islamophobia & Guantanamo Bay
Former U.S. Army Muslim Chaplain James Yee has experienced religious discrimination first hand. He first saw it as a Muslim chaplain stationed at the Guantanamo detention center, where he observed religious abuses against the prisoners. After objecting to the abuses, he was accused of being a spy himself. Now, with his name cleared, James Yee fights the prejudices that lead to hate crimes and the violation of constitutional rights of American Muslims in our society.