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2017 Connecticut Civic Ambassadors Summit

CT Civic Ambassadors Summit

HCPL was pleased to be a prominent sponsor of the inaugural “summit” of the Connecticut Civic Ambassadors. Overseen by the Hartford-based organization, Everyday Democracy, and supported by state governmental officials, the Civic Ambassadors program brings together citizens committed to strengthening our communities, institutions and overall civic health. Dana Miranda (who led HCPL’s partnership) and Brendan Kane were inducted into the first cohort of CT Civic Ambassadors; the following members of the Initiative on Campus Dialogues also assumed leadership roles at the event: Arianna Diaz, Richard Frieder, Mark Overmyer-Velazquez and Taylor Thompson.

HCPL Featured Speaker : Paul Silva – Thursday, November 30th

A Bayesian Explanation of the Irrationality of Sexist and Racist Beliefs Involving Generic Content

Thursday, November 30th, from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM in the UCHI conference room

Paul was a lecturer in philosophy at Monash University from 2013-2016, and is presently a visiting faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his PhD in

2013 at the University of Connecticut. His current research is primarily in epistemology, but he also works in metaphysics and ethics.

“Racist Propaganda and Epistemic Activism”

José  Medina

Thursday, November 16th, from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM in the UCHI conference room

José works primarily in critical race theory, feminist and queer theory, political philosophy, communication theory and social epistemology. His current projects focus on how social perception and the social imagination contribute to the formation of vulnerabilities to different kinds of violence and oppression. These projects also explore the social movements and kinds of activism (including what he terms “epistemic activism”) that can be mobilized to resist racial and sexual violence and oppression in local and global contexts. Current book projects include Racial Violence and Epistemic Activism and Theories of the Flesh: Latin-American and US Latina Feminist Theories (with Andrea Pitts and Mariana Ortega).

 

“Humility In Politics” Event Kicks Off UConn’s Humility & Conviction in Public Life project

On Tuesday September 20, 2016, Humility and Conviction in Public Life celebrated its formal launch with “Humility in Politics,” a night of conversation and celebration including panelists David Brooks, of the New York Times, NPR’s Krista Tippett, New Yorker columnist Jelani Cobb and Washington University’s Liz McCloskey .
The Humility in Politics forum was held at the Folger Shakespeare Theater in Washington, DC .

‘Humility and vulnerability are no longer values that are rewarded in the political arena, and it’s up to individuals, and their relationships, to begin a sea change that could “trickle up” into political leadership.’

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A brief walk with UConn’s Glenn Mitoma

A brief walk with Glenn Mitoma, the Director of UConn’s Dodd Center and Upstander Project collaborator, as he explains the meaning and hopes behind this week’s INTELLECTUAL HUMILITY in SECONDARY EDUCATION: UPSTANDER ACADEMY August 1-5, 2016, UConn Storrs Campus. A human rights-based professional development opportunity for educators.

Sponsored by the UConn Humanities Institute Intellectual Humility in Public Discourse Project through the generous support of the John Templeton Foundation.