Life: ATL & BEYOND


See below for the off campus (ATL & Beyond) newsfeed, which contains the most up-to-date information about what's happening in the city, state, and world!

october

OCT 17 | 7:00 PM | FREEDOM OF HATE SPEECH: American Legal Doctrine, Human Rights Law and Holocaust Denial | Evans Hall Rooms A,B,C, Agnes Scott | This talk will explain and assess the differences between U.S. law and international human rights law in relation to the treatment of hate speech.  The focus will be on a certain form of hate speech, Holocaust denial, which has been outlawed in a number of countries but which is constitutionally protected in the U.S.  A qualified defense of American legal doctrine will be offered. Learn More

OCT 18 | 11:00 - 12:45 | HOWARD THURMAN LECTURE: THE CRUCIBLE OF MASS INCARCERATION AND THE RIGHTEOUS SCANDAL AND POLITICS OF JESUS | Candler School of Theology Rom 252 | Free; lunch included; registration required. James Logan, professor of religion and professor and director of African and African American studies at Earlham College, will be the guest lecturer at this annual event of Candler’s Black Church Studies program. Register by October 11

OCT 25 | COLLECTING THANK YOU LETTERS TO MILITARY OVERSEAS | The Bert Show, Radio Station Q100, is collecting hand written thank you notes for military personnel stationed over seas. Their goal is to have a letter in everyone's hand by Thanksgiving. Letters must be handwritten on 8.5x 11 paper. No stickers or glue. Drawings are ok.  Alison Riviere will be collecting letters (office HC 203) to send in. Due date is  October 25th to allow time to mail them in.

NOV 1 | 11:00 - 12:45 | LECTURE: BETWEEN FEAR AND HOPE: THE FUTURE OF INTERFAITH ENGAGEMENT | Candler School of Theology, Room 252 | Free; lunch included; registration required. Students, young professionals, clergy, and members of the Atlanta community are invited to a lunchtime lecture with Imam Abdullah Antepli, Chief Representative of Muslim Affairs at Duke University. Register by noon on October 25

NOV 1 | WORKSHOP DISMANTLING BIAS AND HATE: STEPS FOR BUILDING MEANINGFUL MULTI-FAITH RELATIONSHIPS | 6:30-8:30 PM | Candler School of Theology | Room 102 | Students, young professionals, clergy,and members of the Atlanta community are invited to a dinner workshop with Imam Abdullah Antepli, Chief Representative of Muslim Affairs at Duke University. Register by noon on October 25

NOV 2 | 7:00-9:00 PM ANNUAL WOMEN'S FORUM: AN EVENING WITH LAUREN WINNER: "Cardigan Sweaters, Magnolia Trees and Brioche: Overlooked Biblical Metaphors of God | Candler Cannon Chapel Sanctuary | Lauren Winner is author of 19 books, an Episcopal priest, and assistant professor of Christian spirituality at Duke Divinity School. Register

NOV 2 | 7:00 PM | FREE SPEECH ELITISM - AGNES SCOTT ETHICS LECTURE SERIES | Letitia Pate Evans Hall, Rooms ABC | This FREE lecture by Mary Anne Franks, Professor of Law, University of Miami School of Law, will discuss the costs and benefits of free speech. Speech can reveal truth, allow for individual expression, and enable democratic self-governance. But the costs of free speech are also considerable. Speech can promote deception, violate privacy, and incite violence. Neither the benefits nor the costs of speech are equally borne across society. If protecting the speech of the powerful requires silencing the speech of the less powerful, can this really be called free speech? Learn More

NOV 8 | 3:00 PM | STILL REFORMING CONFERENCE | First Congregational Church, 105 Courtland St. NEAtlanta, Georgia 30303 | Still Reforming is a national conference to empower church culture, innovation and sustainability presented by the Pr3ogressive Renewal. The conference will help you and your ministry understand and reach millennials, seed innovation in your ministry, and share best practices for 21st century ministry sustainability. Optional free pre-conferences include Innovation in Theological Education and reVision: Discerning God's Call for the Future of Your Church. Learn More and Register. For seminarian scholarships email anna@progressiverenewal.org. 

NOV 9 - 11 | INAUGURAL FAITH AND INITIATIVE CONFERENCE | Peachtree Presbyterian Church | Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary (JCSTS) conference seeking to connect educators, scholars, clergy, disruptors, investors and social entrepreneurs to explore the intersectionality of faith and innovation. Participants will learn from each other, exchange ideas, and explore ways to initiate change for the greater good. Learn More 

NEW - NOV 18 | 9:00 AM-6:00 PM | BIBLE HISTORY CENTER TOUR | Experience reenactment of the Last Supper, Archaeological Replica Garden, and Biblical Artifacts Gallery. Rev. Sylvia Wilson leads the tour, which departs CTS at 9 AM for the Center in LaGrange. Cost of the tour is $50 and includes admission to the center, transportation, lunch, water, and snacks. Learn More. 

FEB 6 | 7:00 PM | ACADEMIC FREEDOM AND CRITICAL THINKING AS TRANSNATIONAL RIGHTS - AGNES SCOTT ETHICS LECTURE SERIES | Letitia Pate Evans Hall, Rooms ABC | Homa Hoodfar, Concordia University speaks in this FREE lecture. Learn More

FEB 19 | 7:00 PM | RACIST SPEECH IN PUBLIC PLACES: A Case for Regulation - AGNES SCOTT ETHICS LECTURE SERIES | Letitia Pate Evans Hall, Rooms ABC | In this talk, Mary Kate McGowan, Professor of Philosophy, Wellesley College, argues that, even within the strict speech protections of the U.S. context, a compelling case can be made for the regulation of some racist speech in public spaces. Learn More