BCTC Peace and Justice Speaker Series Includes Goldman Environmental Prize Winner
LEXINGTON, KY (October 13, 2006) Craig Williams, 2006 winner of the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize and director of the Chemical Weapons Working Group (CWWG) will present "One the Pentagon Lost: A Twenty Year Battle for Safe Waste Management Disposal" as part of the Bluegrass Community amp; Technical College (BCTC) Fall Peace and Justice Speaker Series.
The Fall Peace and Justice Speakers are free and open to the public at the Cooper Campus, 470 Cooper Drive, Lexington. Contact Rebecca Glasscock, Faculty Advisor, BCTC Peace and Justice Coalition for further information at (859) 246-6319.
BCTC'S Fall 2006 Speaker Series
Thursday, October 26 from 5:00-6:15 p.m., auditorium room 230, Oswald Building, Cooper Campus Karen Koegler, "Europes 9/11" How Europe's own cataclysm created a distinctive worldview that puts their policymakers at odds with America.
Monday, October 30, from 2:00-3:15 p.m., auditorium room 230, Oswald Building, Cooper Campus John Rausch, "Needed Health Care: Service for the Sick but Surgery for the System". Through examples and stories, this presentation underscores the types of health care available to low income people at community clinics. Stepping back, the talk then sketches an overview of the approaches to national health care from managed care to a single payer model. The presentation accepts health care as a human right, and recognizes denying anyone health care does violence to that person.
Tuesday, October 31, from 10:00-12:30 p.m., Academic Technical Building Lobby, Cooper Campus-Ray Wilkie, Linda Gorton, Dick Decamp, Steve Kay, Jim Gray, Don Pratt, "Election Teach-In". Discussion of environmental issues facing Lexington/Fayette County.
Thursday, November 9, from 5:00-6:15 p.m., auditorium room 230, Oswald Building, Cooper Campus-Craig Williams, "One the Pentagon Lost: A Twenty Year Battle for Safe WMD Disposal In Kentucky". Two decades of activism, research and political efforts have resulted in turning around the Pentagon's decision to burn chemical weapons in Central Kentucky. Instead, the materials will be safely neutralized, eliminating a host of public health and environmental impacts associated with incineration. What were the ingredients and strategies used by the Chemical Weapons Working Group to achieve this?
Wednesday, November 15, from 2:00-3:15 p.m., auditorium room 230, Oswald Building, Cooper Campus-Erik Reece, "Lost Mountain" author and UK professor will speak on the issue of mountain top removal.