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Events on Tuesday September 26

Equifax Data Breach Information Session

Tuesday September 26

12:00pm-1:00pm

C208 Community Room

Janice Garret, Director of Consumer Protection Unit Northwestern District Attorney’s Office, and GCC’s information security specialist John Canon deliver a joint presentation regarding the recent Equifax data breach and identity theft.

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Panel Discussion: A Handmaid's Tale

Tuesday September 26

12:00pm-1:00pm

Library

To coincide with Banned Books Week, a national celebration of the freedom to read, the Nahman-Watson Library at Greenfield Community College is sponsoring a panel discussion of Margaret Atwood’s 1985 dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale.

The American Library Association first began tracking book challenges and bans in 1982, and in the decades since, The Handmaid’s Tale has been one of the most frequently challenged and banned books in America for its controversial depictions of religion, rape, and gendered violence. The story has also garnered renewed interest in the past year as Hulu released a television adaptation and protestors around the country donned the book’s iconic red robes and white bonnets to protest funding cuts to Planned Parenthood and laws restricting abortion rights in Texas, Ohio, and Missouri.

Panelists will include faculty members from GCC’s English, Science, and Social Science departments, discussing the book and its relevance to today from their own disciplinary perspectives and encouraging audience questions and participation.

Free and open to the public; lunch provided.

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Film Screening: Valuing Lives: Wolf Wolfensberger and the Principle of Normalization

Tuesday September 26

7:00pm-9:00pm

C208 Community Room

Free viewing of the historical documentary “Valuing Lives: Wolf Wolfensberger and the Principle of Normalization” sponsored by The United Arc. Anyone with an interest in people with intellectual and developmental disabilities will find this film thought provoking and helpful in charting a beneficial course for loved ones, community members and those they work with.

“No one in the twentieth century has had such a profound impact on the languages, content, imagery, integrity, cadre training efforts or literature in the field of developmental disabilities as Wolf Wolfensberger.” — William Bronston, M.D.

The film will be followed by a discussion with Jack Yates. Jack worked to both learn from and teach with Dr. Wolfensberger who was his principle teacher for over forty years. He now works in staff development for Creating Our Common Wealth, a statewide project of the Department of Developmental Services. For several years Jack taught a graduate course at the Harvard Divinity School entitled “The Inclusive Community.”.

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