September 1, 2004
Politics, health care and more on Renaissance Society schedule
Society, the University’s learning-in-retirement organization, will once
again offer a series of free Friday afternoon forums this fall. The on-campus
events will feature speakers on the arts, politics, health care and more. All
forums begin at 3 p.m. Ten speakers have already been scheduled, with more to
come as the semester progresses. Updates to the lineup will be posted on the
University’s events calendar at www.csus.edu/events.
"The International Criminal Court – How it Will Assist in Enforcing
Human Rights Standards Worldwide," professor John C. Sims, McGeorge School
of Law, University Union Redwood Room.
"The 'Fix No Child Left Behind Campaign:' Serious Flaws in the Federal
Legislation are Hurting Students in California Public Schools," Scott
Plotkin, executive director, California School Boards Association, Mendocino
"Gender Politics: Inside the Newsroom and On the Campaign Trail –
Women's Changing Roles in This Year's Election," Marjie Lundstrom, senior
editor and columnist, Sacramento Bee, University Union Redwood Room.
"What is the Medicare Modernization Act, What Does this Legislation Provide,
and Does the Prescription Card Lower Drug Prices?" Pamela Power, program
director, Sacramento Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program, University
Union Redwood Room.
"Capital Public Radio in the Digital Age," Michael Lazar, president
and general manager, Capital Public Radio, University Union Redwood Room.
"The Wacky World of California State Government," Greg Lucas, capital
bureau chief, San Francisco Chronicle, University Union Redwood Room.
"From Stereopticons to Digital Cameras: 3D Photography and Geo-Science
- Sending Images from Mars," professor Susan Clark Slaymaker, Sacramento
State, University Union Redwood Room.
"Liberia's' Civil War and the Destabilization of West Africa," Gabriel
H. Williams, journalist and author, University Union Redwood Room.
"Aging Out: What Happens to the Hundreds of Foster Youth Forced Out of
the Sacramento County Foster Care System at 18?," Teresa Thurmond, independent
living coordinator, Sacramento County Health and Human Services, University
Union Hinde Auditorium.
"The Underground Railroad: The Use of Ships in the Route to Freedom,"
Guy Washington, National Park Service, University Union Redwood Room.
In addition to
the public forums, the Renaissance Society offers members a number of classes,
seminars and excursions. Dues are $60, which includes a special parking pass
for the academic year. Members can also obtain an annual library card for $5.
More information is available at 278-7834 or at www.csus.edu/org/rensoc.
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