We'll look into the complicated philosophical questions about why we give the dead so much power over our lives, and what this says about how we find meaning in our own lives given foreknowledge of our mortality.
US founding fathers have always intended for many people to be left out of the social contract. Enter Eric (Killmonger) Stevens, dual citizen of the U.S. and Wakanda and the antagonist of Marvel’s Black Panther.
In this Olio, we will explore the history of sexual perversions, examining how and why particular sexual desires and behaviors were labeled as bad, abnormal, and unnatural at certain periods in Western thought.
1) The personal stories of four artists remind us that the issues of "work/life balance" and women's shifting roles in male-dominated fields are nothing new. 2) The last 40 years of American economic “progress” has expanded the wealth gap to its largest in a century and put a stake in the heart of the “American Dream.”
Our unsustainable relationship with Nature is fueled by a long held view in Western thought that Man is separate from Nature. This discussion will explain the origins of this separation and attempt to provide an idea of how we can actually go about discharging our responsibility for environmental harms.
Join us as we unpack the evolution of the modern international human rights movement, dissect its challenges and make the case that a robust defense of universal human rights is essential against the darkness of autocracy and intolerance. **This talk is accompanied by a performance from the cellist Dara Hankins**