Antioch University New England is proud to sponsor two exciting community events on Thursday October 14. AUNE’s first Speaker Series event will take place in the AUNE community room at 7 p.m. and will feature Laurette Rogers, director of the Watershed Education Program at the (San Francisco) Bay Institute. Meanwhile across town at Keene State College, AUNE is one of the sponsors of a talk by noted civil-rights leader Dr. Vincent Harding. This event will start at 6:30 p.m. and will be held in the Keene State College Redfern Arts Center Alumni Recital Hall. Both events are free and open to the community.
More about Laurette Rogers and the Watershed Education Program:
7 p.m., Community Room, Antioch University New England
Laurette Rogers, director of the Watershed Education Program at the (San Francisco) Bay Institute will speak about and then premier for the East Coast a short award-winning documentary about the STRAW (Students and Teachers Restoring a Watershed) project, which was started as the Freshwater Shrimp project in 1992 with her fourth-grade class in Marin County. During the project’s 2009/2010 restoration season, more than 2,800 students, 90 teachers and 400 parents from 36 schools planted over 3,000 native trees, shrubs, grasses, sedges and rushes.
David Sobel, ED ’72, core faculty in the Department of Education, will provide welcome and introduction.
More about Dr. Vincent Harding:
6:30 p.m., Redfern Arts Center Alumni Recital Hall, Keene State College
Dr. Harding is a noted speaker and leader on civil rights and is being sponsored in Keene by AUNE, Keene State College, Mother’s Uniting and Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service New England.
Dr. Harding will lead an inspirational community dialogue on Dreaming a New America. The program will include an extensive time for discussion and questions following Dr. Harding’s opening remarks.
Currently professor of religion and social transformation at Illiff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado, Dr. Harding was an associate of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. He is the author of Martin Luther King: The Inconvenient Hero, among many other books, and has taught at the Pendle Hill Study Center at the University of Pennsylvania, Temple University and Spelman College.