Each Tuesday we will open a discussion about a specific thought-provoking Ted Talk on the Sisters of St. Francis Facebook page. We will release the schedule ahead of time so that you can watch the Ted Talk when it is convenient for you. Then we invite you to visit our Facebook page to engage in a discussion about the Ted Talk.
TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics -- from science to business to global issues -- in more than 100 languages. The presentations are always thought-provoking and help to provide a deeper understanding of the world. We look forward to our discussions with you!
Our March schedule is as follows:
March 7 - Jelani Jefferson Exum: The Death Penalty on the Street
Jelani Jefferson Exum is a professor in the College of Law at the University of Toledo. Professor Exum is a graduate of Harvard Law. Her research interests include comparative criminal law and procedure and the impact of race on criminal justice. http://bit.ly/2m3FwbQ
March 14 - David R. Dow: Lessons from death row inmates
Attorney David Dow has made a career out of defending death row inmates in Texas. In looking for ways to reduce death penalty cases, David realized that a surprising number of death row inmates had similar biographies. In this talk he proposes a bold plan, one that prevents murders in the first place. http://bit.ly/1fdn4zB
March 21- Aicha el-Wafi and Phyllis Rodriguez: The Mothers who found forgiveness, friendship
Aicha el-Wafi and Phyllis Rodriguez met around a shared tragedy - and their friendship has become a powerful symbol for forgiveness and dialogue. Rodriguez' son was killed in the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001; el-Wafi's son Zacarias Moussaoui was convicted of a role in those attacks and is serving a life sentence. In hoping to find peace, these two moms have come to understand and respect one another. http://bit.ly/2m1JYX5
March 28 - Nick McKeown: The Death Penalty in the USA
Nick McKeown is a Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. He provides an keen insights on the death penalty. He tells us there are only 28 countries left in the world who use the death penalty. The United States is one of them. He discusses how the system is broken and what should be done to change it. http://bit.ly/2lkrnbO
to visit our Facebook page and join the discussion!