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Sunday Morning Forums
Every Sunday morning, we hold our Sunday Forum, a lecture series that showcases provocative – sometimes controversial – speakers discussing topical issues of the day: the arts, politics, the environment, health issues, education and more. The Forum begins at 10:10 a.m. and lasts about forty-five minutes. Speakers give a thirty minute presentation followed by questions and brief comments from the audience.
Join us: Sundays at 10:10 a.m. until 10:55 a.m. in Max Otto Hall on our second floor. Coffee is served. Childcare is available.
Forums are scheduled from September through May with a short break during the holidays.
Education Reform? Or an Attempt to “Privatize” Public Schools?, withDr. Gregory Thornton
Dr. Gregory Thornton, Milwaukee Superintendent of Schools, will give a report on how MPS has survived, having been at the forefront of a half-century of public education experiments, from desegregation and "school choice," to vouchers and charter schools. With the hopes and dreams of our democracy in a multicultural society at risk, could our public schools fail?
The Arts On-Line in MKE, withTom Strini
Still a critic and journalist, Tom will discuss his new role as part-owner and Editor in Chief of Third Coast Daily, the city's growing daily on-line news outlet. Along with UPAF and VISIT Milwaukee, TCD's mission is to be the most complete, useful, trusted and respected guide to Milwaukee's cultural life in all its forms.
I Had My DNA Read. Do You Want Yours Read?, with Howard J. Jacob, Ph.D., Director, Human and Molecular Genetics Center, Medical College of Wisconsin
In 2010 Dr. Jacob led a team of researchers at the Medical College who used an innovative DNA sequencing technique to unravel the medical mystery of Nicholas Volker, a young boy whose life-threatening disease had baffled his doctors. Working with Medical College scientists and physicians at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Dr. Jacob’s team used Nicholas’ DNA to diagnose his disease and recommend a course of treatment. This treatment has so far been successful. The team has now built a fully integrated Clinical Genomics Medicine Program focussing on undiagnosed diseases and is expanding to other clinical conditions. Dr. Jacob will expand on the implications of this new technology for human healthcare.
Pension Crisis — Most Workers Don't Have One,Senior Poverty Ahead, and Now They Want to Cut Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid?Just What Country Do We Live In Anyway?, with Buzz Davis
Davis, of Stoughton, WI is a former VISTA volunteer, Vietnam-era Army officer, retired city council & county board member, union organizer, retired state government planner & senior activist, WI Alliance for Retired Americans (former Exec. VP), AFT-W Retiree Council Exec. Bd., Coalition of WI Aging Groups Exec. Bd., WI Coalition of Annuitants Exec. Bd., & the Stoughton Area Dems & Progressives. Join us to speed review the future of increasing poverty for seniors.