Schedule

Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Other Opportunities

 

September

Exhibit: "Art Auction and Kozol Exhibit"

Monday, September12 through Monday, September 26
Paty Eiffe Gallery, Haupert Union Building

On display will be posters describing the IN FOCUS theme of POVERTY & INEQUALITY and providing information about Jonathan Kozol and his books.

In addition, artwork by Moravian College students, faculty, and alumni will be displayed as part of a silent art auction. 100% of the money that is raised through the auction will go to the Lehigh Valley Arts Council, providing art opportunities to local children. The LVAC was established in 1989 with the mission statement to promote the arts; to support and encourage artists and their development; to assist arts organizations; and to facilitate communication and cooperation among artists, arts organizations, and the community. The money raised from this auction will specifically go to their Urban/Suburban Connection after-school programs that help local children improve literacy and foster multi-cultural understanding. It connects students from urban and suburban schools through the arts. Their programs also benefit participating teachers by providing professional development and networking opportunities. An example of a past Urban/Suburban Connection program is "Making My Mark" in which students from Trexler Middle School and Southern Lehigh Middle School used poetry, narrative writing, and journal entries as the subject matter for collages, found object assemblages, and collagraph prints.

The art auction to raise money for the LVAC Urban/Suburban Connection program is in support of Jonathan Kozol's mission to provide equal educational opportunities to all children. This exhibit is sponsored by the Art Department.

Open to the Public; no charge
For questions regarding physical accessibility or more information about this exhibit, contact Jan Ciganick by email or at 610.861.1680; Kristin Baxter by email or at 610.861.1463; or Kelly Weaver by email or call (610) 861-1491.

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Event: Comenius Center Graduate Symposium (Video available on campus only)

Wednesday, September 14

4 – 5 pm --- Refreshments and Poster Presentations; Foy Lobby & Payne Gallery
5 – 6 pm --- Keynote Address; Foy Hall
Speaker: "Jonathan Kozol: A Talk with Teachers"

6:15 - 8 pm --- M.Ed. theses presentations – Presenters; Hurd Campus; light refreshments in HILL 5 Lobby and Hearst Hall

6:15 – 7 pm --- Teacher Research Session 1
Foy Hall; Peter Hall; Hill 209, 310, 410; Music Center 202, 207
7:15 – 8 pm --- Teacher Research Session 2
Foy Hall; Peter Hall; Hill 209, 310, 410; Music Center 202, 207

Audience: Comenius Center graduate students and alumni
For questions regarding physical accessibility or more information about this event, go to Comenius Center or contact Bill Ender, (610) 625-7938

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Event: Fall Convocation (Video available on campus only)

Thursday, September 15; 10:00 am - Noon
followed by an all-campus lunch
Johnston Hall

Cohen Keynote Speaker: Jonathan Kozol —"Joy and Justice: A Challenge to the Young to Serve the Children of the Poor"

Fall Convocation combines both a “welcome-to-the-term” event with a major speaker.  It is a time for us to gather as a campus community to celebrate the start of a new academic year and the arrival of enthusiastic students, and  to recognize academic achievement. The campus community will support this program by attending individually, by attending with their classes, or by participating in the academic procession. In support of the program, non-essential administrative offices will close during the convocation. Following the Convocation, the campus community will gather for an all-campus lunch on the PPHAC patio (rain site: HUB).

Audience: Primary audience is the campus community including faculty, staff, and students of the College, Comenius Center, and Seminary. Special note: General public may view event via streamed video available in Prosser Auditorium, Haupert Union Building.

For questions regarding physical accessibility, or more information about this event, call the Academic Affairs Office at (610) 861-1348.

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Event: A Banned Book Event

Monday, September 26; 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Afterwords Cafe, Reeves Library

Join faculty and students reading selections from books banned as a result of their connection to poverty and inequality. There will also be discussions about the readings. This event is sponsored by the Zinzendorf Society and Friends of Reeves Library.

No Charge
Audience: Faculty and Students
For questions regarding physical accessibility, or more information about this event,
contact Suzanne Moyer by email or by phone at (610) 217-0631

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Event: A Day with Jeffrey Brenner, "Dr. Hotspot"

Monday, September 26

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
For Clergy & Religious Leaders
The Saal, Bahnson Center
Moravian Theological Seminary
Free, but please register in advance
by calling 610-861-1516

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
For the General Public:
No registration required
Zion’s UCC
620 W. Hamilton Blvd.
Allentown, PA
(off street parking available)

Why, with all the medical advances, high-tech interventions, and an ever- growing knowledge base about healthy living, do so many of our neighbors, especially low-income people, have poor health? Are there medical “hotpots” in our community that account for a disproportionate share of area medical costs and still generate inferior health outcomes? And what can we as a community do about it?
Moravian Theological Seminary and Congregations United for Neighborhood Action (CUNA) want to start answering that question.  To help in this process, we have invited Dr. Jeffrey Brenner, a nationally recognized primary care physician from Camden, NJ, whose work on medical “hotspots” was recently featured by The New Yorker and PBS Frontline, to join us on September 26th to reflect on his work and offer his guidance in our efforts to improve the health of our people. Please join us for this critically important conversation.

Click Here to View PBS Frontline Report: ‘Dr. Hotspot’ http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/doctor-hotspot/

Please Note: On Friday, October 28, we will continue our conversation on community health with the Pastoral Care Week Lectures at Moravian Seminary, a series of discussions by local health care providers and religious and community leaders on the topic, “Health and Wealth: A Widening Gap?”, using clips from the PBS documentary, “Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?” For more information, click here: http://seminary.moravian.edu/conted/Fall11/PCWLectures.html

For questions regarding physical accessibility, or more information about these events,
contact Steve Simmons by email or by phone at (610) 625-7868

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Event: "Tooth and Claw" - Play Reading with discussion

Friday, September 30; 8:00 pm
Arena Theatre, HUB

The Moravian College Theatre Company will present a reading of "Tooth and Claw," a play by Michael Hollinger, as part of the Friday Night Play Reading Series. Set in the Galapagos, this play shows the conflict that builds between foreign scientists and local fishermen when the fishermen are ordered to stop fishing in order to save a threatened ecosystem. Through the story, we explore the friction between environment and economics. Is the poverty of the local fishermen the price of saving an endangered species? Whose claim is the more just? Issues of inequality between native and foreign populations--human and non-human--are eloquently articulated in this compelling drama.

From the publisher: THE STORY: Reptile specialist Schuyler Baines, "the Savior of Giant Tortoises" and the first female director of the Charles Darwin Research Station, arrives in Galápagos Islands full of ideas and idealism. But when she becomes aware of an exploding black market that threatens to destroy the islands' fragile ecosystem, Schuyler shuts the industry down, sparking a deadly, survival-of-the-fittest conflict with native fishermen. A bold, theatrical exploration of evolution, extinction, and the ever-present nature of Darwin's "struggle for life."

No Charge
Audience: Open to the Public
For questions regarding physical accessibility, or more information about this event,
contact www.moravian.edu/theatre; Christopher Shorr; cshorr@moravian.edu; (610) 861-1489

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October

Event: "Good People" - Play Reading

Friday, October 14; 8:00 pm
Arena Theatre, HUB

The Moravian College Theatre Company will present a reading of "Good People," a play by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by Bill Bauman. It is a part of the Friday Night Play Reading Series.

Set in Boston's Southie neighborhood, Lindsay-Abaire's humorous drama "explores the struggles, shifting loyalities and unshakeable hopes that come with having next to nothing in America." This play is a 2011 Tony winner.

No Charge
Audience: Open to the Public
For questions regarding physical accessibility, or more information about this event,
contact www.moravian.edu/theatre; Bill Bauman; bill@moravian.edu.

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Event: Habitat for Humanity Homecoming Build

Friday, October 21; 9 am – 3 pm
Saturday, October 22; during the Homecoming Parade
Outside on the 1742 Splotch (between the HUB and Reeves Library)

The Moravian College Chapter of Habitat for Humanity will be participating in the annual Homecoming Build on campus. Volunteers are needed to work side-by-side with other alums and current students to help construct a new house for a family right here in the Lehigh Valley. 

This event is sponsored by the Office of Community Service.

Audience: Faculty, Staff and Students can participate
Registration: Required
For questions regarding physical accessibility, more information, and/or to register for this event, contact Nicole Nugent, (610) 625-7857.

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Film: Waste Land

Tuesday, October 25; 7:00 pm
Snyder Room, HUB

WASTELAND follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world's largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho. There he photographs an eclectic band of "catadores" — self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. His collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage reveals both the dignity and despair of the catadores as they begin to re-imagine their lives. Check out the trailer at <http://www.wastelandmovie.com>.

This film is part of the Environmental Film Series. It is sponsored by the Moravian College Environmental Studies & Sciences Program through a grant from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation Refreshments and an opportunity for discussion will follow each film.

Audience: Free and Open to the Public
For questions regarding physical accessibility, more information about this event, and/or to register, contact Hilde Binford.

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Event: Health and Wealth: A Widening Gap?

Friday, October 28; 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Bahnson Center, Main Street Campus

Presenters:

Rev. Maritza Torres-Dolich, Outreach Pastor, Christ Lutheran Church, Allentown
Simone Phillips, RN, Atrium Assisted Living
Lissette Lahoz, , MPH, Executive Director, Neighborhood Health Centers of the Lehigh Valley, St. Luke’s Health Network
Rev. Dr. Christine Nelson, Executive Director, and  Diala Hakim, Permanent Employment Program Coordinator, Lehigh County Conference of Churches

A large and growing body of evidence suggests that, quite apart from such factors as genetics and lifestyle (diet, exercise, smoking, etc.), there is a direct and decisive correlation between one's socioeconomic status and one's state of health and longevity. Using clips from the PBS documentary, Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?, health professionals and community leaders from around the Lehigh Valley will discuss disparities in health access and outcomes across social and racial/ethnic lines, and lead us in a conversation about how we as a society can improve the health and well-being of all our cicizens. This event is part of the Annual Pastoral Care Week lectures and is sponsored by Moravian Theological Seminary Continuing Education.

Open to the Public
Program Fee: $25 (if registered by 10/14, discounted fee: $20)
Free to Moravian students, faculty and staff; Advance registration requested.
For questions regarding physical accessibility, more information about this event, and/or to register, contact Steve Simmons / (610) 625-7868.

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November

Lecture: "Are Race, Gender, and Poverty Barriers to Justice?

Wednesday, November 2; 7:00 pm
UBC, Haupert Union Building

Speaker: Judge Fern Fisher

This lecture and question and answer session is sponsored by the Office of Institutional Diversity..

No Charge
Audience: Open to the Moravian community and public
For questions regarding physical accessibility, or more information about this event,
contact the Office of Institutional Diversity at (610) 625-7884.

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Faculty Research: Presentation and Discussion

Wednesday, November 9; 11:30 am to 12:45 pm
UBC, Haupert Union Building

Faculty: Jane Berger, Heikki Lempa, and Sonia Aziz

In accordance with the continued development of Poverty & Inequality | IN FOCUS, we have identified several faculty members who are currently working on research that is either grounded in or has ties to Poverty & Inequality. Research is a crucial component of the IN FOCUS Centers of Investigation and part of this work involves exposure, acknowledgment, and substantive discourse of work currently being done by faculty members on campus.

Please join us at this joint talk with Dr. Berger, Dr. Lempa, and Dr. Aziz on labor issues in the context of poverty and inequality.

No Charge
Audience: Open to the Moravian community and public
For questions regarding physical accessibility, please contact The Director of Student Activities or (610) 861-1493. For more information about this event, contact Sonia Aziz.

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Event: National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

Monday, November 14 through Saturday, November 19

This nationwide effort brings about greater awareness to the problems of hunger and homelessness in our local and global communities. Specific events about the week will be available in the fall. For questions regarding physical accessibility or more information about this week of activity, contact Community Service.

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Event: Hunger Banquet

Wednesday, November 16; 5 - 6:30 pm
MarketPlace Dining Room, Haupert Union Building

This event focuses on the problem of hunger in the world. As participants enter, they take a ticket out of a basket. On their ticket is a random assignment — either low, middle, or high income. Participants will then eat a meal, learn about hunger, and share conversation that illustrates some of the inequalities related to the topic of hunger. Registration details will be posted soon. This event is part of the National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week and is sponsored by Office of Community Service.

Audience: Faculty, Staff and Students
Registration: Required
For questions regarding physical accessibility or more information about this event, contact Community Service.

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Movie: The Help

November 16, 18, 19, 20; 9:00 pm
Prosser Auditorium, HUB

THE HELP is about an aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960's who decides to write a book detailing the African-American maid's point of view on the white families for which they work and the hardships they face on a daily basis.

This film is part of Impact's Weekly Movie Series.

Audience: Students
Admission: Free
For questions regarding physical accessibility, or more information about this event,
contact Suzanne Moyer by email or by phone at (610) 217-0631

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Event: "Killadelphia" - Performance

Thursday, November 17; 8:00 pm
Arena Theatre, HUB

The Moravian College Theatre Company will present "Killadelphia" a play by Sean Christopher Lewis.

A gripping, award-winning one-man play. In the Summer of 2008, it was often said that Philadelphia had more bodies than days. The city was in the midst of a murder epidemic that put it on par with some third world countries. Determined to take an unflinching look at the causes of the crime rate and its effect on the community, playwright/performer Sean Christopher Lewis introduces us to the inmates of Graterford Prison, men employed to beautify the city even as they serve out life sentences. The voices of the prisoners, their victims, Mayor Nutter, local rappers, conservative talk show hosts, trauma surgeons, and the citizens of the City of Brotherly Lovecrowd the stage to say their piece.

Sean Christopher Lewis is an award-winning playwright, performer and director. His plays have won the Kennedy Center's Rosa Parks Award, the 2010 National New Play Network's Smith Prize, a Barrymore Award from the Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia, a Central Ohio Critic's Circle Citation, a National Performance Network Creation Fund Grant, the William Inge Fellowship and more. He served as National New Play Network Emerging Playwright in Residence at Interact Theatre in Philly and as Playwright in Residence at the William Inge Arts Center in Independence, Kansas.

No Charge
Audience: Open to the Public
For questions regarding physical accessibility, or more information about this event,
contact www.moravian.edu/theatre; Christopher Shorr; cshorr@moravian.edu.

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Event: Building Resources for Poverty & Inequality

Friday, November 18; 4:00-5:30 pm
Afterwords Cafe, Reeves Library

Reeves Library, the IN FOCUS Steering Committee, and the Poverty & Inequality Center of Investigation invite faculty and staff to a reception to support a symbolic beginning to the development of a wish list and/or book donations of publications, scholarly books, journals and articles to build a resource base for this year's IN FOCUS theme.

Please come, have a glass of wine, bring a book or two and or suggestions of titles to purchase to support this effort. The work we do now to build the resource base for our current focus will also help other focus areas (Sustainability, Health Care and War&Peace). You are welcome to come whether you wish to suggest a title to purchase or to add a book to the library collection.

Audience: All Faculty and Staff
Admission: Free admission
For questions regarding physical accessibility or more information about this event, contact Sonia Aziz.

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Event: "the empty bowls project"

Tuesday, November 29; 1 - 6:00 pm
UBC Room, Haupert Union Building

NAEA, National Art Education Association, will be holding a silent auction/dinner, where handmade ceramic bowls, made by local high school students and Moravian students and faculty will be auctioned off at the end of the night. All proceeds wil be donated to a local food bank.

Audience: Faculty, Staff and Students
Admission: Free admission, tickets required (must rsvp)
For questions regarding physical accessibility or more information about this event, contact Sarah Collins, president of NAEA (also on facebook at NAEA Moravian College Chapter), or contact advisor Prof. Kristen Baxter.

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Event: St. Luke's Nurse Family Partnership Donation Drive

Tuesday, November 15—Friday, December 9
Comenius Center, Benigna Hall

The Delta Omicron Chapter of the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society is collecting new baby items (see list below) and cash donations to benefit the St. Luke's Nurse Family Partnership. The Nurse Family Partnership supports low-income, first-time pregnant women. To learn more about what they do, visit the website at: http://www.mystlukesonline.org/conditions-and-services/visiting-nurse-association-of-st-lukes/nfp/index.aspx . Your participation is much appreciated. Thank you for your help.

New Items Needed: Books; Shape Sorters; Stacking Cups (need to check that we do not get the smallest size due to choking hazards); Baby CDs lullabies are really appreciated; Sleep Sacks ( warm material such as fleece); Outlet Covers (simple press in); A & D Ointmen;t Desitin Diaper Rash; Baby Blocks ( 1 ½ inch size...no smaller...wood or plastic are fine); Monetary Gifts should be made out to "Moravian College" (we will deposit it and make out one check to the Nurse Family Partnership) .

Audience: Everyone
For questions regarding physical accessibility or more information about this event, contact Doris Siegfried; Comenius Center; or call (610) 861-1400.

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December

Luncheon Seminar: Nutrition and Modernity; Milk Consumption in Mexico,
1940-1960

Thursday, December 1; 11:45 am to 12:45 pm
Snyder Room, Haupert Union Building

Speaker: Sandra Aguilar-Rodriguez

Dr. Sandra Aguilar-Rodriguez teaches Latin American history at Moravian College. Currently she is working on a book manuscript tentatively entitled Cooking Modernity: Food, Gender, and Class in 1940s and 1950s Mexico, which situates women, the kitchen, and food at the forefront of the modernization process. This work examines how education, public policy, the mass media, migration, and industrialization have transformed eating and consumption patterns over time across social classes. Dr. Aguilar's research explores how poverty and inequality impacted on cooking and eating habits, as well as the discourse behind both nutrition policy and publicity campaigns extolling the consumption patterns and values of the middle class. Her work has been published in various journals, both in the United States and Latin America. Dr. Aguilar just published an article the last issue of the Radical History Review in which she analyzes cow's milk consumption in 1940s and 1950s Mexico. She also has a book chapter on domestic technology under review.

No Charge
Audience: Open to the Moravian community and public
For questions regarding physical accessibility or information about this event, please contact Sonia Aziz.

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Event: Community Feast

Saturday, December 3; 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Cathedral of Nativity Church, Bethlehem

Member of the campus community join with local non-profit organizations to invite members of the Bethlehem community to enjoy a holiday meal. Students provide entertainment and other support for this event.This event is sponsored by Office of Community Service.

For questions regarding physical accessibility or more information about this event, contact Katie Dantsin.

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February

Lecture: Conversation with the Rev. Jesse Jackson, The Civil Rights Movement
Not an Issue of the Past but an Issue of the Present; Poverty and Inequality

Tuesday, February 14; Noon to 1:30 pm
Johnston Hall

Speaker: Rev. Jesse Jackson

The Rev. Jesse Jackson will visit Moravian and present a public lecture focusing on the In Focus theme poverty and inequality. The program moderator will be Grace Kim, associate professor of doctrinal theology, Moravian Theological Seminary.

This program is sponsored by Moravian College’s Office of Institutional Diversity, IDEA, Moravian Theological Seminary, Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges, and the Moravian College IN FOCUS program.

No Charge
Audience: Open to the Moravian community and public
Moravian College encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. Anyone who anticipates needing any type accommodation or who has questions about the physical access provided should contact Kathi Roman at Katro@moravian.edu or 610 625-7880.

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Lecture: Why the word HELP does not HELP!

Monday, February 20; 4:00 pm
PPHAC 102

Speaker: Dr. Christine Martey-Ochola and Dr. Charles Ochola

Dr. Christine Martey-Ochola was recently hailed by the White House as a champion of change. She was one of the 14 honored leaders in American Diaspora Communities with roots in the Horn of Africa. A native of Kenya, Dr. Martey-Ochola is co-founder of the Sub-Saharan Africa Chamber of Commerce, an organization that facilitates trade and investment between the US and Africa. Under her direction the chamber has facilitated U.S. business entry into multiple African countries, advised hundreds of companies on best practices in doing business in Africa, and presented at many international business forums on African trade and investment. Her focus is to link Kenya, South Africa and U.S. leaders and businesses together in an attempt to make a real difference in addressing global inequalities.

This program is sponsored by Moravian College’s IN FOCUS Program, the Department of Biological Sciences, and the LVAIC Africana Consortium.

No Charge
Audience: Open to the staff, faculty and students
For more information contact Dr. Diane Husic, Chair, Department of Biological Sciences at Moravian College at 610-625-7100 or via email:  dhusic@moravian.edu.
Moravian College encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. Anyone who anticipates needing any type accommodation or who has questions about the physical access provided should contact Kathi Roman at Katro@moravian.edu or 610 625-7880.

 

March

Event: Children's Coalition of the Lehigh Valley Family Policy Summit

Thursday, March 1; 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Prosser Auditorium, Haupert Union Building

Speakers:
Sharon Ward, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center and Ron Cowell, President of the Education Policy and Leadership Center

The Family Policy Summit will provide a presentation on key policy developments in the 2013 Pennsylvania state budget regarding the needs of children, with a particular concern for those in low income families. The presentation will focus on what the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania plans to do in regard to issues of public education and school finance, early childhood education and family and child well-being including issues of health care, nutrition, housing and abuse. The event is open to the public.

This event is sponsored by the Department of Political Science.

No Charge
Audience: Open to the Moravian campus community and public
For questions regarding physical accessibility or information about this event, please contact John Reynolds.

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Event: USG Prestigious Speaker

Wednesday, March 21; 8:00 pm (doors open at 7 pm)
Johnston Hall

Speaker: John Legend

John Legend, Grammy award winning musician and founder of the Show Me Campaign, will speak on social activism— from reforming public education in America to eradicating poverty. He will challenge the audience to make a positive impact in the world.

This event is sponsored by Moravian College's United Student Government (USG).

Admission: One free ticket for Moravian students with ID (available February 20); Public admission is $15 (tickets available March 5 and can be purchased at http://www.moravian.musictoday.com).
Audience: Moravian campus and public
For questions regarding physical accessibility, or more information about this event, contact Katie Dantsin or Julianna Rodrigues.

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Event: Moravian College Sixth Peace and Justice Visiting Scholar

Thursday, March 29; 8:00 pm
Prosser Auditorium (Live video streaming in the Pavilion), HUB

Scholar: Congressman John Lewis

The Moravian College Sixth Peace and Justice Visiting Scholar will be John Lewis, the civil rights icon and representative in Congress. He will focus on issues of poverty and inequality as well as his role in the civil rights movement as part of Moravian's 2011-12 IN FOCUS initiative. An honorary Doctor of Laws degree will be presented to Congressman Lewis at this lecture. Congressman Lewis' memoir "Walking with the Wind, A Memoir of the Movement" is currently available in the college bookstore and will also be available for purchase at the lecture.

This event is sponsored by the Peace and Justice Studies Initiative, IN FOCUS, Arts and Lectures, and Multicultural Affairs.

No Charge
Audience: Moravian campus and public
Moravian College encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. Anyone who anticipates needing any type accommodation or who has questions about the physical access provided should contact Kathi Roman at Katro@moravian.edu or 610 625-7880.

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Event: Symposium, "The Crash of '08: Reflections On and Lessons from the
Great Recession"

Saturday, March 31; 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
PPHAC Room 102

The Moravian College Alumni Association’s Lifelong Learning Program is pleased to present its Spring LLL Symposium entitled: “The Crash of ’08: Reflections On and Lessons from the Great Recession.” Featuring faculty, alumni, student, and community speakers from across the Moravian College community, this symposium will explore the causes, impact and lessons learned from the economic crises experienced within the U.S. over the past four years.  The agenda will include discussion-provoking sessions that allow the audience and speakers to interact with each other to collaboratively analyze “The Crash of ‘08”.  Featured community speakers are Alan Jennings, the executive director of the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley and Kamran Afshar, Ph.D., economic analyst and former faculty member.
The symposium will also feature films clips about the “Crash” and a "Hunger Banquet,” which will be sponsored in partnership with The Center for Leadership and Service.

This event is part of a continued series of the Life Long Learning program sponsored by the Moravian College Alumni Association.  The Life Long Learning program aims to connect Alumni with each other and the larger College community, as well provide Alumni with ongoing educational experiences.  More details regarding future events can be found on the Moravian College website.

No Charge; Participants are invited to donate canned goods and cereal for distribution to Second Harvest Food Bank.
Audience: Alumni and their guests, Students, Faculty, Staff, and Community Leaders
For questions regarding physical accessibility, or more information about this event, contact alumrel@moravian.edu or the Alumni Relations Office at 610 861-1366. Click here for online registration.

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April

Event: Lessons from South Africa: Is Climate Change the "New Apartheid" of
the 21st Century?

Monday, April 2; 4:00 pm
PPHAC 102

Speaker: Dr. Diane Husic

Dr. Diane Husic has played a crucial role in bringing Moravian into the global conversation on climate change (Moravian is one of six liberal arts colleges that permits students and faculty to attend the U.N. Climate change conventions as civil observers.) During her talk, Dr. Husic will relay the progress made during the climate change conventions, and focus her expertise on climate change as an inequality issue. This event is sponsored by Poverty & Inequality IN FOCUS.

No Charge
Audience: Open to staff, faculty and students
For questions regarding physical accessibility or information about this event, please contact Sonia Aziz.

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Event: The Promise: The Challenge of Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Schools

Tuesday, April 3; 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Haupert Union Building

The Promise program is presented annually at Moravian College to address concerns that derive from experiences of high school students in the racially and culturally diverse communities of the Lehigh Valley. The conference offers an opportunity for students, teachers, administrators, and community leaders to explore issues in an open, positive and constructive manner.

Conference goals are (1) to provide students an opportunity to express their ideas about the effects of racial and ethnic diversity on their education, personal growth and goals in life and to develop an understanding of the value of difference in our communities, (2) to explore and develop concrete ways to facilitate discussion and other programming in the student's home schools, and (3) to develop a network of interested students, teachers, administrators, and community leaders who can provide ideas and support for the ongoing effort to achieve the benefits of diversity and resolve problems associated with diverse student populations.

Participants for the program include students, teachers and counselors from Lehigh Valley high schools as well as students, faculty and staff from Moravian College and the general community. The Promise program has two essential components:

1. A sociodrama in which Moravian College students improvise a dramatization of issues concerning racial and ethnic diversity. The sociodrama is guided by Dana Lightman, a professional psychologist, who regulates the action on stage and engages audience members to comment, advise, question and otherwise respond to what they are witnessing. Past scenes have focused on such issues as interracial dating, racial intimidation, differential academic expectations for students of color, arguments over speaking Spanish and racial profiling.

2. Discussion workshops which provide an opportunity to identify issues which shape the experiences and identities of those who attend or work in Lehigh Valley high schools, to pursue an understanding of those issues and to consider how the materials and ideas developed at the conference might be shared with the students' home school communities. The discussion groups focus on issues raised in the sociodrama but are not limited to those issues for discussion.

This event is sponsored by the Department of Political Science.

No Charge
Audience: All members of the Moravian College campus are welcome to attend but space for participation is limited. Individuals who are interested must contact John Reynolds.
For questions regarding physical accessibility or information about this event, please contact John Reynolds.

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May

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