Saturday, February 25, 2006

ACLU of Indiana Has Interesting "First Tuesdays" Program For March

Here's part of their release on it:

"FBI AGENT, MARIAN COLLEGE PROFESSOR HEADLINE ACLU OF INDIANA SPYING DISCUSSION


February 22, 2006. The ACLU of Indiana continues its "“First Tuesdays"” series, a monthly program of free public discussions about vital issues of the day, with a March 7 discussion "Spying on Americans: Where Do We Draw the Line?" Our guests are Pierre Atlas, professor of political science at Marian College and director of the Franciscan Center for Global Studies, and an agent (to be announced) from the Indianapolis division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).


The events are held at the Indiana Repertory Theatre (IRT) in downtown Indianapolis at noon on the first Tuesday of each month. All are invited to bring their lunches and listen while experts from various perspectives present their views and respond to audience questioning.


"“The "‘First Tuesdays"’ program is designed to respond to the demand for respectful and intelligent discussion about issues that are important to our community,"” says Fran Quigley, executive director of the ACLU of Indiana. "“The ACLU of Indiana is routinely engaged in the debate over the social and political issues of our time, and we have found that there is a real hunger for reasoned discourse about these topics."”


The series'’ first discussion, held on February 7th at the IRT, 140 West Washington Street in Indianapolis, was entitled "Intelligent Design in Science Class?"” Over 100 people listened and questioned presenters William H. Ball, Jr., Director of the Center for Scientific Creation and Dr. David Stocum of the IUPUI School of Science. Indianapolis public access TV station WCTY videotaped the proceedings and rebroadcast the event multiple times on Indianapolis-area cable TV, on Comcast Station 28 and Bright House Networks Station 17.

The remaining "First Tuesdays"” schedule through June of 2006 is:


April 4 Should Same-Sex Marriage Be Legal?


May 2 Is It Time for a Single-Payer Health Care System?


June 6 Is Torture Ever Justified?" . . .

1 comment:

Andrea Price said...

You wrote "Indianapolis public access TV station WCTY videotaped the proceedings and rebroadcast the event multiple times on Indianapolis-area cable TV, on Comcast Station 28 and Bright House Networks Station 17."

Sorry, but Indianapolis doesn't have a public access tv station -- WCTY (Channel 16) is a government access television station. Indy should have a public access tv channel as we are only one of two major cities without one. It's nice when Channel 16 tapes and airs community events, but they won't always depending on the event/topic and it is certaininly not the same thing as having a channel open to the community.