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HAT Monthly Meeting: Early notice for June 21, "The Science of Shakespeare", Dan Falk

Humanist Association of Toronto Monthly Speaker Meeting
Saturday, June 21, 2014
1:30 – 3:00 pm
OISE, 252 Bloor St. West, Room tbd
Speaker: Dan Falk
Topic: “What Did Shakespeare Know About Scientific Developments of His Time?” 

The Science of Shakespeare by Dan Falk

William Shakespeare lived at a remarkable time – a period we now recognize as the first phase of the Scientific Revolution. New ideas about the human body, the earth, and the universe were transforming Western thought – and yet “Shakespeare” and “science” are rarely uttered in the same breath. But as award-winning journalist Dan Falk has found, a reassessment is at hand. In this illustrated talk, Falk will explore Shakespeare’s interest in the scientific discoveries of his time – asking what he knew, when he knew it, and how that knowledge is reflected in his work.  Copies of his new book, "The Science of Shakespeare," will be available for purchase and signing.

HAT Monthly Meeting, Sat March 22, 1:30 pm Dorothy Rosenberg, Toxic Trespass

Humanist Association of Toronto Monthly Speaker Meeting
Saturday, March 22, 2014
1:30 – 3:00 pm
OISE, 252 Bloor St. West, Room 4-414
Speaker: Dorothy Goldin Rosenberg
Topic: Toxic Trespass – a film about health and the environment
 
Dorothy Goldin Rosenberg is an executive producer of the award-winning NFB film Toxic Trespass, an investigation into the effects of the chemical soup around us. Filmmaker Barri Cohen starts with her 10-year-old daughter, whose blood carries carcinogens like benzene and DDT. Then Cohen heads out to Windsor and Sarnia, Canadian toxic hotspots with clusters of deadly diseases such as respiratory illnesses, leukemia and brain tumours. She journeys into toxic nightmares all too common in industrialized countries and meets passionate activists working for change and doctors and scientists who see evidence of links between environmental pollution and health problems. And she learns how quickly barriers can go up when anyone asks questions about these links. A moving and empowering documentary, Toxic Trespass is essential viewing for anyone concerned about the effects of pollutants on our health – and our very DNA. Join us as Dorothy Goldin Rosenberg leads us through a screening of the film followed by discussion and Q&A.    

HAT Monthly Speaker: Dorothy Rosenberg, March 22 - save the date!

HAT MONTHLY MEETING,
Date:  Sat March 22
Location:  OISE, 252 Bloor Street West
Time:  1:30 -3pm.

First notice - please save the date.
We are pleased to announce that on Saturday, March 22, Dorothy Goldin Rosenberg will be our monthly speaker on the topic "Toxic Trespass, how the toxic chemical environment in which we live contributes to disease".

Her presentation will include a National Film Board of Canada film, of which she was one of the producers.

We are working on further details, and will let you know as soon as they are finalized.

Hope to see you there!

HAT Monthly Meeting, Sat Jan 11, 2014. 1:30-3pm "Anti Semitism", Martin Klein

HAT MONTHLY MEETING
DATE: Saturday, January 11, 2014, 1:30 – 3:00 pm
LOCATION:  OISE, 252 Bloor St. west, Room TBD
SPEAKER:  Dr. Martin Klein, “Anti-Semitism from a Personal Perspective”

Martin Klein was born in New York in 1934 and grew up in the New York area in the 1940s and 1950s, a time of cultural change. In the late 50s, he became interested in Africa and wrote a thesis at the University of Chicago on French colonialism in Senegal. He has since taught African history, first at the University of California in Berkeley and, since 1970, at the University of Toronto. He retired in 1999, but has remained active in research and writing. He has written three books and edited seven. His work is mostly about slavery and the slave trade, but he has also written about Islam and colonial rule.

Dr. Martin Klein will talk about growing up Jewish in New York during the 1940s and then about how he became aware of larger patterns of racism, stigmatization and discrimination. He will then analyze how anti-Semitism differs from other forms of racism and why they persist in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic society.
 

HAT monthly meeting, Sat. Jan. 11, 2014, Dr. Martin Klein on Anti-Semitism

HAT Monthly Meeting
DATE: Saturday, January 11, 2014, 1:30-3pm
LOCATION: OISE, 252 Bloor St. west, Room TBD
SPEAKER:  Dr. Martin Klein
TOPIC:  “Anti-Semitism from a Personal Perspective”

Martin Klein was born in New York in 1934 and grew up in the New York area in the 1940s and 1950s, a time of cultural change. In the late 50s, he became interested in Africa and wrote a thesis at the University of Chicago on French colonialism in Senegal. He has since taught African history, first at the University of California in Berkeley and, since 1970, at the University of Toronto. He retired in 1999, but has remained active in research and writing. He has written three books and edited seven. His work is mostly about slavery and the slave trade, but he has also written about Islam and colonial rule.

Dr. Martin Klein will talk about growing up Jewish in New York during the 1940s and then about how he became aware of larger patterns of racism, stigmatization and discrimination. He will then analyze how anti-Semitism differs from other forms of racism and why they persist in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic society.






All are welcome.