Social ethics, student amnesty cards, and a New York Times Best-Selling author, are just a few things you will find at this year’s Tanner Forum.
Tuesday November 9th, South City Campus’s Grand Theatre, 1575 South State Street, will be hosting this year’s Tanner Forum on Social Ethics. This year’s forum is called, “The Art of Giving – The Ethics of Generosity.” It starts at noon and ends at 1:00 p.m., and it is also totally free and open to the public.
Sandra Kikuchi, a chair of the Tanner Committee, said that student “amnesty cards” are provided at the Forum. These amnesty cards have many different uses, depending on what you discuss and agree on with your teachers beforehand. With the card, you may be excused from class if it is the same time as the Forum, and/or some teachers may even give extra credit. “Amnesty cards will be available following the lecture outside the Grand Theatre,” continued Kikuchi. Make sure to discuss the student amnesty card with your teacher beforehand.
Julie Salamon, the speaker for this year’s Tanner Forum, is the author of six books, one of these being a New York Times Best-Seller, and three of these books have won Ohiana Library Awards. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Bazaar, and The New Republic. She was also a reporter and film critic for The Wall Street Journal, and a culture writer on the staff of the New York Times.
For several years Salamon has been a “Distinguished Lecturer” of the Scarsdale/Westchester/Fairfield Phi Beta Kappa Association. She has also spoken all over the country about the issues surrounding the desire to do good. She will be discussing ways to inspire philanthropy, and why some people give and others do not at SLCC.
Salamon is a chair of a social services organization in New York City that provides care for people who are homeless and may suffer from addiction of mental disease.
According to the Tanner Forum flyer, the Tanner Forum on Social Ethics discussion brings nationally and internationally recognized speakers so SLCC annually. “The Tanner Forum enhances the College’s mission as a community-based learning institution by providing opportunities …to come together for the thoughtful examination of …social ethics,” the flyer reads.
The Forum has been around since 1999, and since then several renowned speakers that have visited SLCC to discuss several different aspects of social ethics. Just to name a few; Nobel Prize winner Dr. Mario Capecchi who spoke about Embryonic Stem Cell Therapy, Ph.D., author Jennifer Michael Hecht who spoke about “How We Come to Our Conclusions: Certainty, Doubt, and Deciding,” award winner Elizabeth Kolbert spoke about man, nature and climate change, and many more.
The Tanner Forum is made possible by the support of O.C. Tanner and Company.