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Standing Room Only – Marriage Equality for Bloomington

On Tuesday, September 17th City Council Member Susan Sandberg sponsored a resolution, along with Council Members Darryl Neher and Tim Mayer as co-sponsors, supporting marriage equality. The public was invited to participate, along with LGBT leaders and community and business organizations impacted economically by codifying discrimination in our State Constitution. The event consisted of a lively and frank discussion, and …

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Standing Room Only – Birth of the Labor Movement in Bloomington

On Saturday August 3rd, The Bloomington City Council hosted a reunion of figures who were influential in the 70’s in Bloomington. Previous episodes had focused on free speech and politics; but today we have the story of the labor unions of 70’s Bloomington. Speakers included Milton Fisk, Nell Levin, Ike Nahem, Robin Hunter, and labor leader Tom Balanoff. This event …

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Standing Room Only – The Bloomington Three: A History of Free Speech Activism in Bloomington

On Saturday August 3rd Mary Ann Wynkoop, the author of the book: Dissent in the Heartland, will be moderating a discussion of the 1962 “Fair Play for Cuba” march.  The march was enacted by fewer than 30 Bloomingtonians opposing the Cuban blockade of 1962. The marchers faced and were attacked by thousands of violent bystanders,  and three of them were charged …

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Standing Room Only – Nature Deficit Disorder

On April 12th Richard Louv  spoke at the Reynold E. Carlson lecture. His talk centered on the importance of nature to the sociological and psychological health of humans, particularly in large cities. Richard Louv is a journalist and author of eight books on the connection between family nature and community, and he coined the term “Nature-deficit-disorder.  This lecture was recorded …

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Standing Room Only – Stand Your Ground

Jeannine Bell, IU Maurer Law School Professor, and author of recently published “Hate Thy Neighbor,” spoke to members of the organization, Democracy for Monroe County on November 8th, 2013. Professor Bell discussed the recent verdict of the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman trial and its implications for states like Indiana with similar “Stand your Ground” laws. She has extensive experience writing on …

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Standing Room Only – The Cycle of Violence: The Protective Order Process in Monroe County

Last Thursday, August 8th, County Commissioner Julie Thomas moderated a panel discussion focusing on domestic violence and access to protective orders in Monroe county. The discussion meant to bring awareness to the issue of domestic violence in our community. Speakers included, Linda Robbins, Monroe County Clerk Toby Strout, Executor Director of Middle Way House Robert Miller, Chief Deputy, Prosecutor’s Office …

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