JWAC's 2014-2015 Season:
Events are added all year, so check back often.
Place and time details are determined as events approach, and events are added to the schedule throughout the season. Check back often for new information, and be sure to join our e-mail notifications list to receive regular updates. You can also find us on Facebook.
JWAC board meetings are typically the second Tuesday of the month at 5:00 at the Downtown Library. You are welcome to attend!
'Unrest in Southeast Asia: A Thai Activist's Perspective' with Sulak Sivaraksa
Wednesday | September 3rd | 5:00 | KTOO Studios
Sulak Sivaraksa is the founder of a number of social, humanitarian, ecological and spiritual movements and organizations in Thailand. He is an advocate for social and political change in his native country as well as on a global scale. Sivaraksa has written several influential books that have inspired thousands of people to work towards social justice and environmental sustainability. During Thailand's military coup of 1976, he was forced into exile for two years. At this time he toured Canada, the US and Europe to lecture to academic audiences. Because of the tragedy of the coup, Sivaraksa's commitment to peace was strengthened. Since then he has been championing nonviolence in war torn and repressed countries like Sri Lanka. His devotion to peace and nonviolence is demonstrated by his leadership and membership in international peace organizations like the Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Peace Brigade International, and Gandhi Peace Foundation. In 2007, he spoke out against proposals to declare Buddhism Thailand's 'national religion' in the new constitution, arguing that to do so would exacerbate the existing conflict in southern Thailand. He will talk to us about social and political turmoil in SE Asia, particularly recent events in Thailand.
Travelogue: 'Spain - Urbano' with John Roxburgh
September (TBA) | The Gold Town Nickelodeon Gold Town Nickelodeon
Travel enthusiast John Roxburgh visited Spain for the first time this past February. John will show photos from his eight-day trip, focussing on the art, architecture and ambiance of Spain's three largest cities.
Fall Forum: 'Mexico and the United States: Do Fences Make Good Neighbors?'
Thurs, Fri, Sat | October 23-26th | UAS
Forum starts May 23rd, mark your calendars. Details coming soon.
All of our speaker events are free and open to the public, so come on over, we'd love to see you.
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