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Sustainability & Social Justice Event Series

Spring 2016


Thursday, January 28, 6:00-7:30pm
Screening of “The Fire Inside” documentary film and discussion of contemplative practice in nature

--“This film follows a small, diverse group on a contemplative retreat as they explore the wildness about them and the passion for place within.”
-- The film screening will be preceded by a discussion of contemplative practices in Fort Worth natural areas.
-- co-hosted by Dr. Mark Dennis (Religion) & Dr. Dave Aftandilian (Anthropology)
-- co-sponsored by the Dept. of Sociology & Anthropology and the Contemplative Studies Faculty Interest Group


Wednesday, February 17, 7:00-8:30pm
Panel discussion of “Sustainable Energy Futures: North Texas and Beyond”
Moudy North 141

-- Energy powers our lives, from our smartphones to our homes to our classrooms. However, will we have enough energy in the future? From what sources should we get our energy? This panel discussion highlights the many concerns that go into developing sustainable energy solutions for North Texas and the rest of the world.
-- Panelists will include Dr. Michael Slattery, Director, TCU Institute for Environmental Studies; Dr. Manochehr Dorraj, TCU Dept. of Political Science; and Dr. Ken Morgan, Director, TCU Energy Institute.
-- hosted and moderated by Dr. Michelle Edwards (Sociology); for more information, please contact her at


Wednesday, March 2, 6:30pm
“Last Train Home”

-- “A family embarks on an annual tormenting journey along with 200 other million peasant workers to reunite with their distant family, and to revive their love and dignity as China soars as the world's next super power.”
-- screening arranged by Mr. John Singleton for KinoMonda world cinema film series at TCU
-- sign-in sheets will be managed by Dr. Miguel Leatham (Anthropology)


Tuesday, April 12, 6:30-8:00pm
Screening of “My Life as a Turkey” documentary film and discussion

-- “After a local farmer left a bowl of eggs on Joe Hutto’s front porch, his life was forever changed. Hutto, possessing a broad background in the natural sciences and an interest in imprinting young animals, incubated the eggs and waited for them to hatch. As the chicks emerged from their shells, they locked eyes with an unusual but dedicated mother. One man’s remarkable experience of raising a group of wild turkey hatchlings to adulthood.”
-- hosted by Dr. Carol Thompson (sociology)


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

817-257-7470 or










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Dr. Morrison Wong
Department Chair & Sociology Program Director


Dr. Miguel Leatham
Anthropology Program Director


Ms. Shawn Keane

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