Elmont Online, Nassau County NY

Elmont Online Online Lecture Series
Wednesday April 21, 8:00 PM -
Nassau BOCES Budget Approval
Thursday April 22 - All Day
Earth Day

Lecture Series

Colors: Yellow Color

Elmont Online presents a collection of thought-provoking audio and video presentations by contemporary thinkers, intellectuals, and thought leaders from around the world.  Critical thinking and lively debate are the cornerstones of Elmont Online's mission and motto - Building A Better Community.

After civil rights lawyer Michelle Alexander published her book The New Jim Crow in 2010 on our dehumanizing system of incarceration, she ignited a national conversation about justice in America and sparked a movement. In her book, Alexander explores how the war on drugs, “get-tough” sentencing policies and racism has created a caste system similar to that of our segregationist past.

"In a world of globalization and rapid social change does religion provide the common values and ethical foundations that diverse societies need to thrive in the 21st century? Or, do deeply held religious beliefs promote intolerance, exacerbate ethnic divisions, and impede social progress in developing and developed nations alike? To encourage a far-ranging discussion on one of human kind’s most vexing questions, the 6th semi-annual Munk Debate will tackle the resolution: be it resolved, religion is a force for good in the world" Munk Debates.  Munk Debates is a site well worth the membership fee of $10.00 - Join.  

Stephen Fry says "Amost as many words have been written about Christopher Hitchens since he died as he would write in a typical working week. He was one of very, very few people on earth whom I would have missed just as much had I never had the pleasure and fortune of knowing him. He lit fires in people’s minds. He was an educator." 

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