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FILM SHOWING : We Need to Talk About an Injustice
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH // 1:00 - 3:00 PM
EDMINSTER STUDENT UNION (SUB) - LAKE COEUR D'ALENE ROOM

Summary: The Cardinal Reads committee will screen the 2012 Ted Talk by Just Mercy author Bryan Stevenson.

Ted Talk Synopsis: "In an engaging and personal talk -- with cameo appearances from his grandmother and Rosa Parks -- human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson shares some hard truths about America's justice system, starting with a massive imbalance along racial lines: a third of the country's black male population has been incarcerated at some point in their lives. These issues, which are wrapped up in America's unexamined history, are rarely talked about with this level of candor, insight and persuasiveness." -- www.ted.com/talks

The showing will be followed up with a group discussion. We look forward to seeing you there! 


LECTURE SERIES : Venerable Thubten Chodrun - Exploring Race and Ethnic Diversity
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10TH // 6:00 - 8:00 PM
EDMINSTER STUDENT UNION (SUB) - LAKE COEUR D'ALENE ROOM

Summary: Join Buddhist nun, Venerable Thubten Chodron for an evening talk about racial diversity, ethnicity, and inequality Integrity means living by the values we cherish, even when they are challenged. Venerable Chodron offers heartfelt wisdom on why we should never lose hope, even in trying times. With a realistic perspective, we can stand up for what we believe in as we seek to put our principles into practice. We look forward to seeing you there!


FILM SHOWING : 13th
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11TH // 1:00 - 3:00 PM
EDMINSTER STUDENT UNION (SUB) - DRIFTWOOD BAY ROOM

Summary: The Cardinal Reads committee will screen the Academy Award nominated documentary 13th.

Film synopsis: "African Americans have continued to suffer since the passing of the 13th Amendment, with popular media demonizing people of color, Jim Crow laws prohibiting real growth and black leaders being assassinated in the 1960s. The politically motivated "war on drugs" penalizes more people of color than whites, and the mass incarceration of blacks in the U.S. has led to a booming prison industry." -- oscar.go.com

We look forward to seeing you there! 


If you would like more information about the common read, please contact the Common Read Committee Chair Holly Edwards, or Co-Chairs Kathleen Miller Green and Brian Seguin.