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Peace and Justice Conference at NCC main for third year

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Northampton Community College (NCC) will hold its third annual Peace and Justice Conference March 26 and March 27, Lipkin Theatre, Kopecek Hall, Main Campus, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem Township.

The conference is free and open to the public.

Charles Eisenstein, keynote speaker, will discuss "Money and the Turning of the Age." He is the author of three books: "Sacred Economics," "The Ascent of Humanity" and "The Yoga of Eating."

The schedule is:

March 26

9:30 - 10:45 a.m. - Community groups/student presentations

11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Keynote talk: "Money and the Turning of the Age"

12:45 - 1:45 p.m. - Charles Eisenstein Workshop I: "The Eyes of the Gift: Empowering the Change Agent"

2 - 3:15 p.m. - Charles Eisenstein Workshop II

3:15 - 3:30 p.m. - Q & A

3:30 - 4:15 p.m. - Meditation led by Dr. Harold Weiss, professor, philosophy

March 27:

Screening, "Half-the-Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide," a PBS documentary based on the book of the same title by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. Segments of the film include:

9:10 - 9:50 a.m. - "Gender-based Violence"

10:10 - 10:50 a.m. - "Sex Trafficking"

11:10 - 11:50 a.m. - "Education

12:10 - 12:50 p.m. - "Maternal Mortality"

1:10 - 1:50 p.m. - "Forced Prostitution

2:10 - 2:50 p.m. - "Economic Empowerment"

Information: Ken Burak, associate professor of philosophy, 610-332-6128; Kiki Anastasakos, associate professor of political science, 610-861-5568