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Capital University News, California State University, Sacramento

September 1, 2004

Politics, health care and more on Renaissance Society schedule

The Renaissance 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

  • Sept. 10
    "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.
  • Sept. 17
    "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 Hall 1003.
  • Sept. 24
    "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.
  • Oct. 1
    "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.
  • Oct. 8
    "Capital Public Radio in the Digital Age," Michael Lazar, president and general manager, Capital Public Radio, University Union Redwood Room.
  • Oct. 22
    "The Wacky World of California State Government," Greg Lucas, capital bureau chief, San Francisco Chronicle, University Union Redwood Room.
  • Oct. 29
    "From Stereopticons to Digital Cameras: 3D Photography and Geo-Science - Sending Images from Mars," professor Susan Clark Slaymaker, Sacramento State, University Union Redwood Room.
  • Nov. 5
    "Liberia's' Civil War and the Destabilization of West Africa," Gabriel H. Williams, journalist and author, University Union Redwood Room.
  • Nov. 12
    "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.
  • Nov. 19
    "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


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California State University, Sacramento • Public Affairs
6000 J Street • Sacramento, CA 95819-6026 • (916) 278-6156 •