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Symposium Against Indifference

Engaging Latin America and the Caribbean

The College of Arts and Sciences at Ashland University inaugurated the Symposium Against Indifference in 2003 as a biennial series of events and lectures dedicated to overcoming apathy in the face of human concerns by raising awareness and promoting compassionate engagement. The Symposium seeks to challenge the University community — as well as the wider Ashland community — toward a deeper understanding of difficult affairs and toward creative personal and corporate responses.

PREVIOUS YEARS

Symposium themes from previous years include:

  • Holocaust - 2001
  • Human Nature - 2003
  • Terrorism - 2005
  • The Promises and Perils of Technology - 2007
  • Inquiry Into What Makes a Hero - 2009
  • Against Global Indifference - 2011

2013-2014 Symposium Index of Events

Living on One Dollar

September 4 at 7 p.m.
Presenters: Zach Ingrasci and Chris Temple
Location: Hugo Young Theatre

"Our Culture is Not for Sale": Maya Spirituality and the December 21st, 2012 Predictions in Global Context

September 18 at 7 p.m.
Presenter: Elizabeth Bell
Location: Ronk Lecture Hall, Schar College of Education

Night Train to Bolina

September 26, 27, 28 at 7:30 p.m., September 29 at 2 p.m., October 3, 4, 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Studio Theatre
"Inside the Season" Pre-Show Talk by Fabio Polanco: October 4 at 6:45 p.m.

Families Separated by International Borders

October 1 at 7 p.m.
Presenter: Susan Jacobs
Location: Faculty Room, Upper Convocation Center

CDCA-Community for Development in Central America

October 30 at 7 p.m.
Presenters: Pat and Kathy Floerke
Location: Ronk Lecture Hall, Schar College of Education

The Contribution of U.S. Investment to Environmental Pollution and Health Impacts: A Case Study

November 4 at 7 p.m.
Presenter: Perry Gottesfeld
Location: Trustees Room, Upper Convocation Center

Sensing Literature from Latin America and the Caribbean

November 14 at 7 p.m.
Location: Trustees Room, Upper Convocation Center

Girl Rising

January 15 at 7 p.m.
Location: Hawkins-Conard Student Center Auditorium

The Corrido of America: Music and Mexican Migration in the 21st Century

January 23 at 7 p.m.
Location: Trustees Room, Upper Convocation Center

Juan of the Dead

February 5 at 7 p.m.
Hawkins-Conard Student Center Auditorium

From Immigracion to Immigration: The Rhetoric of Immigration Reform

February 11 at 7 p.m.
Presenter: Alberto Gonzalez
Location: Trustees Room, Upper Convocation Center

Latin America in the Global Scenario

February 19 at 7 p.m.
Presenter: Abril Trigo
Location: Hawkins-Conard Student Center

The Location of Peoplehood: A Theological Contribution to Immigration Debates

March 17 at 7 p.m.
Presenter: Justin Ashworth
Location: Ridenour Room, Dauch College of Business and Economics

War on Democracy

March 18 at 7 p.m.
Location: Ronk Lecture Hall, Schar College of Education

Lo Que Me Toco' Vivir/The Life I Got to Live

March 26 at 7 p.m.
Location: Hawkins-Conard Student Center Auditorium

Choral Music of Latin America

April 27 at 4 p.m.
Location: Ashland University Chapel