Science and Religion Forum
Eric Rothschild, senior litigation counsel at Americans United for Separation of Church and States will be discussing the topic of science and religion at his lecture “The Biology Class You Wish You Could Have Taken: Evolution and Creationism of Trial in Dover, Pennsylvania.”
Rothschild has litigated religious freedom and education rights cases and served as lead trial council in 2005 in the Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District case. The case tested the teaching of creationism in public school science classes.
He also specialized in complex scientific cases as a partner at Pepper Hamilton in Philadelphia. While there, he worked on the Three Mile Island litigation. In 2006, he was awarded the Civil Libertarian of the Year Award by the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania, and the Clarence Darrow and Friends of Darwin Awards from the National Center for Science Education.
The event will be held on Feb. 15 from 7-9 p.m. in the Ceddia Union Building’s Orndorff Theatre. It is open to the public.
Civil Rights and Social Issues Today
Maryum Ali, daughter of boxing legend Muhammad Ali, will host a lecture titled “Learning From and Applying the Legacy of Muhammad Ali and Other Civil Rights Activists to Social Issues Today.”
Ali is the eldest of nine children and has always wanted to help people. She has been a comedian for 12 years while spreading laughter and observations of social issues.
After being interested in finding direct ways to help youth, Ali pursued a degree in social work.
She has worked to direct practice with families and manage Los Angeles’s Mayor’s Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development.
The event will be held on Feb. 22 from 7-9 p.m. at the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $20 for the public and free for SU students with ID.
Money raised from ticket sales will benefit the Helping Our People Excel (H.O.P.E) Diversity Scholarship Program, which aims to help academically talented and financially deserving students.
A book signing will follow the lecture.