2013, 12/15 Expanded 12 Days of Service
You can read about your expanded 12 Days of Service Project here! It took a lot of prep work as we have a lot of kids in Sunday School 40 students times 12 mittens each? Yep. 480 mittens!!! That looks like this!
The students also came up with a great idea of selling hand made holiday cards to benefit Kakenya's School of Excellence. There is a little sticker on the back of the card explaining exactly where the funds will be going. The cards were snapped up right quick at a dollar a piece!
September 23, 2017 4:00 PM
The NoVES Book Club will meet to discuss Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates on September 23rd at members home in Alexandria, VA. If you are interested in participating please email Eugenia at email@example.com
September 24, 2017
Tevis Tsai, a member of the Baltimore Ethical Society, will discuss the Model Minority Myth. The Model Minority Myth asserts that Asian Americans excel because their cultural values and work ethic align with American ideals. In this talk, Tevis will examine historical and modern issues that undercut this myth, and why this myth persists.
October 1, 2017 11:00 AM
What are the frameworks that contribute to ideas of good and bad? In Jonathan Haidt’s formulation conservatives and conservative cultures include ideas of purity in their moral framework. Cultural and religious ideas of purity are largely thought to act outside of liberal thought. I am not so certain that this is true. I will look at ideas of purity and how they affect attitudes on conservative and liberal cultures, and within myself as well.
Speaker: NoVES Leader Randy Best
October 8, 2017 11:00 AM
Decision making in the management of natural resources and environments suffers from insufficient traceability and accountability in the processes governing both science and policy, and from a lack of public engagement in those processes. Decision making, and science and policy governance, also suffers from a lack of recognition of how human beliefs, values, biases, and heuristics (i.e. mental shortcuts) shape the construction of both science and policy. There is also a lack of shared understanding of the laws, rules, ethical norms, and traditions that constrain decision-making. A governance framework is proposed that seeks to improve the management of natural resources and environments.
Speaker: Dr. Pierrie Glyn