Events Calendar

Fall 2018 Teach-In

St. John Fisher College faculty and staff members will offer short presentations along the theme of justice during the Fall 2018 Teach-In.

Date: November 7, 2018 - November 7, 2018
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Basil 135

This year, the Teach-In features two-days of events, beginning with a reading of “The Laramie Project” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6, in Cleary Family Auditorium. Directed by Jeremy Sarachan, the reading features members of the Fisher community.

Beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7, in Basil 135, 13 faculty and staff members will deliver their presentations. At 3 p.m., the Teach-In will close with a presentation, “Trying to Write with Impact,” by Stephen Belber, a playwright and screenwriter who was among the writers behind “The Laramie Project.” That evening, Belber will deliver the 2018 Cavanaugh Lecture.

The full schedule of Wednesday's presentations include:

9 a.m.: Introduction by Dr. Stephen Brauer

9:05 a.m.: “Weighty Matters: Body Size vs. Body Image in the Pursuit of Wellbeing” presented by Dr. Kimberly McClure Brenchley, associate professor of psychology, School of Arts and Sciences

9:35 a.m.: “Class, Ethnicity, and Access to Health Care” presented by Dr. Marta Rodriguez-Galan, assistant professor of sociology and director of the gerontology program, School of Arts and Sciences

10:10 a.m.: “Health Care and Economic Justice” presented by Dr. Marilyn Dollinger, professor and executive associate dean, Wegmans School of Nursing

10:40 a.m.: “Consent Trump's Everything: Fisher's Clothesline Art Project and the 2016 Election” presented by Dr. Jill Swiencicki, associate professor of English, School of Arts and Sciences

11:15 a.m.: “Using Technology to Support Social Justice: Plickers, Streetwyze, and Padlet” presented by Dr. Katrina Arndt, professor of inclusive adolescence education, Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education

11:45 a.m.: “The Suburban School Problem” presented by Dr. Jeff Liles, associate professor and chair of inclusive adolescence education, Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education

12:20 p.m.: “Rochester Prison Education Project” presented by Dr. Kristen Doughty, associate professor of anthropology, University of Rochester, and Dr. Josh Dubler, assistant professor of religion, University of Rochester

12:50 p.m.: “Justice in Islam” presented by Dr. Rob Dunbar, visiting instructor of religious studies, School of Arts and Sciences

1:25 p.m.: “Justice as Preservative Care for Sustained Peace” presented by Dr. Rob Ruehl, visiting assistant professor of philosophy, School of Arts and Sciences

1:55 p.m.: “Promoting Social Justice through Service Projects: A Case Study in Rural Tanzania” presented by Dr. Melinda Lull, associate professor, Wegmans School of Pharmacy

2:30 p.m.: “Contracting, Property Rights, and Liberty” by Dr. Tom Tyson, professor of accounting, School of Business

3 p.m.: “Trying to Write with Impact” presented by Stephen Belber, Playwright/Screenwriter

7:30 p.m.: Cavanaugh Presentation, Stephen Belber