Spring 2010

David & Goliath in the Amazon

Larry Lansburgh, Emmy Award Winner and Academy Award Nominee

Mr. Lansburgh spoke about his documentary, “Dream People of the Amazon,” and how a small indigenous group, Ecuador’s Achuar people, triumphed over “Big Oil.”

Tuesday, March 23- 7:00 p.m.

 The Global Hunger Crisis: Roadmap to a Solution

James P. McGovern, U.S.Congressman, Massachusetts Third District

Congressman McGovern addressed the complex issues surrounding global hunger and present a comprehensive roadmap for solving those issues in our lifetime.

(Donations of nonperishable food will be collected for Worcester Local First’s “Think Local, Thank Local 2010” to benefit the Worcester County Food Bank.)

Monday, March 29- 7:00 p.m.

Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women Harriet Reisen- Author and Nancy Porter- Film Director and Producer

Ms. Reisen and Ms. Porter commented on their book and PBS film, respectively, about Louisa May Alcott (pictured left, portrayed by Elizabeth Marvel) and her fascinating life and times.

Tuesday, March 30- Film: 5:00 p.m. Lecture: 7:00 p.m.

Creative Industry: Video Games and Massachusetts

Jason Schupbach, Industry Director, Creative Economy, Massachusetts Office of Business Development

Mr. Schupbach spoke about the importance of the creative economy to the state, the rapid growth of the video game industry and its exciting future.

Tuesday, April 6- 7:00 p.m.

Beastly Politics: Animals and Public Policy

Andrew Rowan, D. Phil., President & Chief Executive Officer of Humane Society International and Chief International and Chief Scientific Officer of the Humane Society of the United States.

Dr. Rowan discussed some of the fundamental issues at the intersection of advocacy and science.

Monday, April 12- 4:30 p.m.