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Sustainability & Social Justice Event Series

Fall 2016



Thursday, September 29, 5:00-6:30pm
“Contemplation in Action: Resilience as Sustainable Practice” public talk by Dr. Bobbi Patterson, Professor of Pedagogy, Dept. of Religion, Emory University
Sid Richardson, Lecture Hall 3

-- faculty contact: Dr. Dave Aftandilian


Thursday, October 6, 2:00pm
“Memories of Heart Mountain: Life in an American Prison Camp during WWII,” public talk by Mr. Sam Mihara (second-generation Japanese American)
Palko 130

-- cosponsored by TCU History Dept. and Dept. of Sociology & Anthropology


Monday, October 3, 7:00-8:30pm
“Indigenous Peoples Day” panel discussion
BLUU Ballroom

-- panelists will include Ms. Edyka Chilomé (Salvadoran and Mexican), writer and spiritual activist; Rev. Chebon Kernell (Seminole), Executive Secretary for Native American and Indigenous Ministries, United Methodist Church; and Peggy and Brian Larney (Choctaw), founders of American Indian Heritage Day in Texas 
-- faculty contact: Dr. Scott Langston, Religion


Wednesday, October 19, 6:30-9:00pm
Screening of _Welcome_ (film about refugees in France)
Sid Rich Lecture Hall 4

-- film trailer:
-- free dinner for early birds
-- cosponsored by KinoMonda World Cinema
-- faculty contact: Dr. David Sandell


Thursday, October 20, 6:30pm
Screening of _Blood Lions: Bred for the Bullet_ documentary film + Q&A with director Bruce Young
BLUU Auditorium

-- for more information about the film or to watch the trailer, visit
-- faculty contact: Dr. Mike Slattery


Thursday, November 3, 7:00-8:30pm
Public talk by Carl Safina, author of _Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel_ and Professor of Nature and Humanity at Stony Brook University
Kelly Center, Cox Rooms

-- faculty contacts: Dr. Blake Hestir for event: Dr. Carol Thompson for sign-in / sign-out sheets


For more information about any of these events, please contact Ms. Shawn Keane, Sociology and Anthropology Department Administrator,

817-257-7470 or










  Department Staff

Dr. Morrison Wong
Department Chair & Sociology Program Director


Dr. Miguel Leatham
Anthropology Program Director


Ms. Shawn Keane

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