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From Sharecropper’s Daughter to Surgeon General

Joycelyn Elders with LaDoris Cordell

Monday, April 14, 2003 | 7:30 - 9:00pm | Kresge Auditorium | Free and Open to All

Joycelyn Elders entered college at age 15 after growing up in a sharecropper’s shack. She attended medical school on the G. I. Bill and became a pediatrician and professor. In 1993, she was appointed Surgeon General of the United States.
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Simply Delicious

Frances Moore Lappé and Alice Waters

Monday, March 3, 2003 | 7:30 - 9:00pm | Kresge Auditorium | Free and Open to All

In 1971, Alice Waters opened Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley and invented "California cuisine." That same year, Frances Moore Lappé published Diet for a Small Planet, a book which has helped millions of Americans rethink their connection to food, the earth, and democracy. Join Alice Waters and Frances Moore Lappe for a conversation on food and social change as they discuss the ongoing "Delicious Revolution" they helped launch.
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Doing Good Work

Joanne Ciulla and Richard Rodriguez with Debra Satz

Monday, February 10, 2003 | 7:30 – 9:00 | Kresge Auditorium | Free and Open to All

Why do Americans both celebrate work and continually strive to eliminate it? What makes work meaningful, dignified, and socially useful? Do Americans work too much?
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National Pride, National Shame

Angela Davis, Richard Rorty and Gordon Wood with Kathleen Sullivan

Monday, January 13, 2003 | 7:30 – 9:00 | Kresge Auditorium | Free and Open to All

What gives us pride in our country? What gives us cause for shame? If we have gone wrong somewhere, how can we get back on track?
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