Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Horror Every Day: Police Brutality In Houston Goes Unpunished

Sebastian Prevot watched helplessly as three police officers advanced on his wife. Prevot was handcuffed and bleeding in the back of a cop car. Half of his left ear dangled where it had been torn from his head. The Houston Police Department doesn’t deny that its officers gave Prevot these injuries during a late-night arrest in January 2012. The only dispute is whether he earned them.

Race in America: Tracking 50 Years of Demographic Trends

Data from U.S. government sources show a mixed picture of the racial and ethnic gaps among whites, blacks, Asians and Hispanics over the past several decades. We’ve tracked and categorized the areas where the white-black racial gap has narrowed, widened or remained roughly the same. Hispanic and Asian data is also included in years available. Our full report, “King’s Dream Remains an Elusive Goal; Many Americans See Racial Disparities” and graphic slideshow of key findings present full results from our demographic analysis and August 2013 survey on the topic of racial equality.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Where Do the World's 30,000,000 Slaves Live?

This map shows where the world’s 30 million slaves live. There are 60,000 in the U.S.


We think of slavery as a practice of the past, an image from Roman colonies or 18th-century American plantations, but the practice of enslaving human beings as property still exists. There are 29.8 million people living as slaves right now, according to a comprehensive new report  issued by the Australia-based Walk Free Foundation.


#SaturdaySchool: Food Access and Food Justice

 The latest from Prof. Ragsdale

 Anyone with a basic understanding of our hierarchy of needs realizes we cannot focus on much else if we don’t have our basic physical needs met. Food and food justice is a basic foundation to human rights and positive, progressive human development. Food insecurity, malnutrition, and food worker abuses have ripple effects across the globe — and they have multigenerational consequences. We need sustainable and healthy food systems that serve community needs and respect the rights of food workers. Use the following resources to learn more about food access and food justice.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Smeltertown--Extra Credit

To receive extra credit, bring to me a printed, one-paragraph reflection at the next class meeting that follows the talk.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Hecho Para El Colegio

The HECHO committee is in need of student volunteers for the HECHO event on Saturday, October 26.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Indigenous Groups Protest Columbus Day in Chile

Protesters clashed with police in Chile’s capital Saturday during an anti-Columbus Day march organized by Indigenous groups, with activists calling for the return of ancestral lands and the right to self-determination on the 521-year anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus to the Americas.

Full story here.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Obamacare: Fact or Fiction?

Model UN Applications due Friday, October 25


It is the opportunity to present & collaborate with 5,000 students from around the world on international issues that affect all people. Students in the shoes of ambassadors from a UN member state to negotiate with allies and adversaries to resolve conflicts & promote international cooperation.
LSC-NH takes a delegation to New York City every spring to participation in this global conference.  The college takes care of all expenses and students are required to do extensive research & writing regarding the issues of the member state that we are assigned.  Issues that are addressed are
·      Illicit trade
·      Cyber warfare
·      Biological weapons
·      Intellectual properties
·      Microcredit
·      Economic development
·      Human trafficking
·      Organized crime
·      Right of indigenous peoples

·      Must have 3.00 GPA
·      Two letters of reference from professors, supervisor/manager, commanding officer
·      Writing sample (college level) or answer this question “Discuss the relevance of the UN in the current global political environment.”
·      Submit completed application packet to Diana Cooley – A264B on or before October 25, 2013, delegation will be formed and announced on October 31, 2013 and extensive preparation for the conference begins in the spring semester.
·      We depart for NYC on Saturday, April 12, 2014 and return on Friday, April 18, 2014

String Theory

We are pleased to announce the opening reception for the exhibition String Theory by noted multi-media artist Uchay Joel Chima which will be held in the Library Art Gallery on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM.

Since graduating from the Art School of the Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu, Nigeria in 1997, Mr. Joel Chima’s artwork has continued to evolve, remaining relevant to developments in contemporary art. These thought provoking presentations, which address the realities around us, employ a mixture of conventional and unconventional approaches to art making. His complex visual statements weave a tapestry of personal memory that evoke imagination, societal happenings and emotion. This he accomplishes by combining various found objects, including string, sand, and wax, with paint and other mediums in an aesthetic context that informs his oeuvre.

In conjunction with his mixed-media practice which in many ways responds to painting, the artist has been developing a body of work using video technology since 2008. Among these current short films is a project called Residue Collection of Societal and Environmental Mishaps: HABITAT LOSS. The goals of the project are to promote and create awareness concerning contemporary lifestyles both with regard to socio-economic circumstance and environmental conservation.

Mr. Joel Chima’s work has been exhibited in Nigeria, South Africa, Canada, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany and the Netherlands. His works may be accessed via his website:

We look forward to your participation in and attendance to this culturally important event.

Metidation and Your Health