Jun 01 Wednesday
A 'Hear Me Out' Dialogue: Environmental Care in the Climate Crisis
Wednesday, 6/01/20225:30 pm - 7:30 pmZoomAudience:AdultsCategory:LecturesCost: $0.00
Join your fellow Pennsylvanians in dialogue across distance and difference! With growing attention towards global natural disasters caused by climate change, loss of hope for the future of our planet and climate doomism is prevalent in public discourse. The goal of this two-hour session is to explore different mediums of how we can restore and care for our environment in the years to come, with consideration of indigenous climate restoration and activism, climate infrastructure, and urban & rural environmental justice. Register in advance here.
Hear Me Out is made possible by a generous grant from the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation.
Presented in collaboration with
Aliquippa Public Library Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Cleve J. Fredricksen Library Coy Public Library of Shippensburg Dauphin County Library Free Library of Philadelphia Hershey Public Library Northeastern PA Libraries Abington Public Library Schlow Centre Region Library Wayne County Public Library
No registration required
Jun 08 Wednesday
Dr. Chrystal George Mwangi is a leading scholar in the field of DEI and international education, and she will be visiting Penn State on Wednesday, June 8th. Her lecture will take place at 5:30pm in Foster Auditorium in the Libraries.
Growing political nationalism around the world, travel bans and restrictions, geopolitical tensions, regulations and racist nativism impacting international student mobility - the need to pursue higher education internationalization with an intentional focus on equity is more critical than ever. Framed by an emergent equity-driven internationalization lens, Dr. George Mwangi will share an approach for foregrounding (in)equity in internationalization strategies, international student mobility, international higher education partnerships/research, and education abroad. This research talk will highlight how the process, concept, and construction of internationalization can center or silence the ways universities engage globally.
Jul 16 Saturday
A protest of the taxation of distilled spirts, with the goal of raising revenue to pay down the war-debt from the Revolutionary War, resulted in the calling-up of troops to suppress a violent uprising. Join historian Mr. Bradley Smith, Archivist and Assistant Director at the Berks History Center in Reading, PA, for a talk about the history of distilled spirits in the Commonwealth at 1:00pm, followed by a spirit tasting session hosted by Big Spring Spirits, and close out the afternoon with a lecture presented by Museum Educator, Ms. Emily Doherty, on the military operation that transpired in Western Pennsylvania. Each lecture is 45mins, tasting session is one hour. Both lectures are free, as is the tasting session.
Upon arrival guests can enjoy a “Welcome Cocktail” provided free of charge, by Big Spring Spirits of Bellefonte, PA.
Rye Old Fashioned… a Rye aged six years, Orange, Lemon, Cherry, and Sugar.
Between the lectures, Big Spring Spirits will host a spirit tasting session for event attendees featuring (6yr) Rye, Wheat, Corn, and American (bourbon) whiskies. This will be an educational experience unlike any other - tasting each grain separately, and then finally, blended in the bourbon style (American Whiskey). All and more will be available for purchase.
A commemorative, specially labeled bottle of Rye Whiskey will be available for purchase to benefit the Friends of Pennsylvania Military Museum - Big Spring Spirits will donate $10.00 per bottle - check our website for presale orders!