The SPSCC student group BRICK (Building Revolution by Increasing Community Knowledge) brought social critic and activist Glenn Greenwald to town yesterday for a speech about civil rights and terrorism in the era of the Obama Administration. Greenwald is a regular contributor to Salon.com, and there is more information about his current tour there, and more information about him, and his visit to SPSCC on the BRICK website here.
Greenwald was trained as a constitutional attorney, and practiced as a litigator in New York before giving up on the courts to become a writer. He has written articles for The New York Times, LA Times, Harper's, and other noteworthy publications.
Greenwald talked about popular conceptions of civil liberties and terrorism, and detailed how these are often false. For example, even though the definition of civil liberties is quite simple—it's basically the set of rules that protect people against government intrusion (e.g. freedom of speech, and protection against unreasonable search and seizure)—that a lot of people don't understand what civil liberties are about. When you think about civil liberties, think about the Bill of Rights.
And terrorism, in contrast, is something that people popularly think they know and understand, but in reality, the definition is really nebulous and popularly misunderstood.
[now updated with photo link to the Dow Chemical Golden Skeleton.]
April 26, 2010 — Olympia, Washington
The South Puget Sound Community College student group B.R.I.C.K. (Building Resistance by Increasing Community Knowledge) hosted Andy Bichlbaum of the Yes Men at the Capitol Theatre.
The Yes Men are composed of Andy B. and Mike Bonanno. During the presentation, Andy mostly talked about what the Yes Men have done, how they work, and also about their recent film, The Yes Men Fix the World.
Andy Bichlbaum of The Yes Men
at the Capitol Theatre in Olympia Washington
Sponsored by BRICK (Building Revolution by Increasing Community Knowledge).
VANDANA SHIVA TO SPEAK IN OLYMPIA--SPSCC
Date: Thursday, October 15, 2009
Time: 6:30PM - 9:30PM PDT
Location: Minnaert Center at SPSCC
2011 Mottman Rd SW
Olympia, WA 98512
Information provided by the TC ProNet Calendar
Presented by BRICK
Date: Thursday, March 19, 2009
Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
206 5th AVE Olympia, WA
In the broken cityscape of Kabul Afghanistan, amid the the dust and rubble of war, Westerners and Afghans adjust to the uncertain possibilities of peace. This film shuttles through the broken streets of the city, listening in on conversations, posing questions, probing the darker alleys mainstream media avoids.
-A Call to Action-2009
Hundreds of people took part in stustained direct action to demiliarize the Port of Olympia for 10 days in Nov. '07. Directed by AJ Strosahl and Noah Sochet, this film documents the multifaceted effort by Olympia activists to resist the use of our infrastructure to enable American imperialism.
An interactive art experience for GLBQTI students and straight allies!
Free dinner, free program, no art skill needed! Meet at South Puget Sound Community College, Building 21, Room 293.
A production of Queer Art Heals Your Heart. Sponsored by Stonewall Youth and PiPE (Partners in Prevention Education), presented by BRICK (Building Revolution by Increasing Community Knowledge).
Facilitated by Teresa Guajardo, MA. Teresa is a registered Mental Health Counselor with Queer Art Heals Your Heart. She has facilitated group therapy sessions for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth, as well as victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. She has a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Saint Martin's University.
Register by Friday, Feb. 6- LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE!
OR CALL: 360-789-4647