THIRD THURSDAY GLOBAL ISSUES FORUMS

Free and open to the public; no reservations necessary. For more information about the Third Thursday Global Issues Forums, see our PAST TALKS section.

 

Forums are free and open to the public
7:00 PM to 8:45 PM

Turning points in Turbulent times:
a passionate search for global solutions

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Plymouth Congregational Church
(Jackman room, lower level)
1900 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis 55403

Presenters: Loft Peace and Social Justice Writers Group

Members of the Loft Peace and Social Justice Writer's Group will read excerpts from their inspiring new book: Turning Points: Discovering Meaning and Passion in Turbulent Times. These are riveting accounts of how the turning points in the lives of our authors over the past half-century led them to find and implement creative solutions to global issues and how those lessons can be applied in today's turbulent times. Audience members will be encouraged to share their turning point stories. Featured presenters include Philip Lund, founder and facilitator of the writer’s group, Burt Berlowe, award-winning author of the compassionate rebel anthologies; India native Robbie Orr, who is currently writing a series of novels titled The Repentant Radical Trilogy, and Korean War veteran and peace educator Roy Wolff.

*Abundant free parking in lot on Franklin Ave. adjacent to Church; enter building from lot on LaSalle Ave side.
Please note that the Franklin Avenue bridge over 35W is closed until mid-2018. Details available here.

This program is sponsored by CGS-MN, and co-sponsored by Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers, and United Nations Association, MN.


Global-Local Disability Rights Movement:
Inclusive Education, Self-advocacy and Non-discrimination


 

Plymouth Congregational Church
(Jackman room, lower level)
1900 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis 55403

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Presenters: 

  • Renata Ticha, Ph.D., Director, Global Resource Center for Inclusive Education, U of M Institute on Community Integration
  • Brian Abery, Ph.D., Coordinator of School-Age Services, U of M Institute on Community Integration
  • Rick Cardenas, former co-director of Advocating Change Together (now retired)

 

*Abundant free parking in lot on Franklin Ave. adjacent to Church; enter building from lot on LaSalle Ave side.
Please note that the Franklin Avenue bridge over 35W is closed until mid-2018. Details available here.

This program is sponsored by CGS-MN, and co-sponsored by Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers, and United Nations Association, MN.