A Luncheon / Lecture Series
POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS!
To help protect your health amid the rapidly changing coronavirus threat, we have postponed the remainder of our Tuesday luncheon lecture series on March 17, 24 and 31. We will reschedule those sessions for later this year once the scope and duration of this health crisis are known.
5 TUESDAYS IN MARCH
- A Luncheon / Lecture Series -
Sponsored by the
Peace and International Issues Committee
INTERFAITH CONFERENCE of GREATER MILWAUKEE
#Truth . . . or Consequences
(We won’t know what we don’t know…)
Addressing the vital importance of a free and independent press in a democracy,
and some essential considerations in our pursuit of truth.
March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2020
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee – a Unitarian Universalist Congregation
1342 N. Astor St., Milwaukee
$75.00 - series of five
$20.00 - individual sessions
Includes a simple buffet-style primarily vegetarian meal
March 3, 2020 – An Independent Press: Essential for Democracy
George Stanley, Editor, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, regional editor of USA TODAY Network Wisconsin, and vice president of the national News Leaders Association
March 10, 2020 – Democracy at Risk in Wisconsin: Spelling out the problems we face, from gerrymandering & the role of big money in our politics to the collapse of local media & local control, and offering some solutions
Matt Rothschild, Executive Director, Wisconsin Democracy Campaign and former editor & publisher, The Progressive
March 17, 2020 – Truth & Broadcasting in a Digital Society: How TV/radio newscasts & interview shows have been affected by economic pressures, political polarization, and the public’s increasing reliance on social media for news
Joanne Williams, host of Milwaukee Public Television’s award-winning Black Nouveau program, former television news anchor, and past president of the Milwaukee Press Club
Kathleen Dunn, retired host of The Kathleen Dunn Show, which was on Wisconsin Public Radio for 24 years, and member of Milwaukee Media Hall of Fame
March 24, 2020 – True News & Social Media Blues: From the Kardashians’ escapades to “fake news” and conspiracy theories, what dynamics are affecting all of the information we receive, and what are the checklists to guide us?
Milwaukee native Paul Oren, professor in Communication Department and faculty advisor to the student newspaper at Valparaiso University, Indiana, and journalist for the Times of Northwest Indiana.
March 31, 2020 – Truth & Mind Games: Our supercomputer minds naturally process complex realities into simplified narratives, but there are dangers if we consume media that feed only our ingrained opinions of truth
Pardeep Kaleka, Executive Director, Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee, and a clinical therapist
It’s free to ride! Check out your options for parking elsewhere and “hopping” on at thehopmke.com.
"5 Tuesdays in March" Reservations
Please return by Tuesday, February 25, 2020
3 Payment Options
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Students and others of limited means pay as you are able by contacting the Interfaith Conference office at 414-276-9050 or PardeepK@interfaithconference.org
Please REGISTER for the zoom event:
You will be emailed a zoom link to attend.
Event sponsored by the Interfaith Conference's, Committee for Interfaith Understanding, moderated by CIU Chairwoman, Janan Najeeb. Members of the CIU Committee will be responders, including guests from facebook Watch entire program
With guest speaker, James L. Santelle, former United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.
Attend this insightful, free webinar at 7pm, Thursday, August 27th at:
Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee Facebook page
“Constitutional Rights to Religious Liberty: The Supreme Court’s Recent Cases on the Establishment and Free Exercise Clauses of the First Amendment”
“This academic and interactive program will focus on two, recent decisions of our High Court, addressing the meaning and impact of the Constitution’s protections against governmental establishment of religion and preservations of the right to its free exercise. In addition to describing the factual and legal bases for those landmark rulings, James L. Santelle, the former United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin (and long-time supporter of the missions and activities of the Interfaith Conference), will comment on the practical significance of the Supreme Court’s decisions for religious and non-faith-affiliated entities. This 90-minute gathering will also include abundant opportunities for participants to ask questions, offer perspectives, and otherwise comment on these important and topical issues.”
This event is sponsored by the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee
Watch the video anthology of five decades of Interfaith Conference https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ipsq6dqkZOM
A feature of our 50th Annual Virtual Luncheon, it was created with 3rd year Marquette University student, Ryan Hagan. Ryan is working on a degree in Cognitive Science and Digital Media. He's made other videos for the Marquette Wire, Generations Against Bullying (YouTube), and Walnut Way. His personal objective is to "create high-quality, socially relevant, thought-provoking content." We appreciate and sincerely thank Ryan for his time, talent, technical abilities, and especially his patience in working virtually with me to deliver the video I envisioned.