Video and Discussion: Confronting Disinformation – interview of David Sloss

Alex Havasy, discussion facilitator

11 a.m., November 28, 2021

This Sunday we will watch and discuss a video in which Paul George of the Peninsula Peace and Justice Center interviews David Sloss, an internationally renowned scholar who has published three books and a few dozen book chapters and law review articles, who will present a proposal about “Confronting Disinformation.”

This is a 59 minute video recorded last month. You can view it at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8A2A3asUULE.

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Video and Discussion: How the Net Destroyed Democracy – Prof. Lawrence Lessig

Alex Havasy, discussion facilitator

11 a.m., November 21, 2021

This Sunday we will watch and discuss a video in which Prof. Lawrence Lessig, an American academic, attorney, and political activist, discusses “How the Net Destroyed Democracy”.

This is a 27 minute video recorded in 2017. You can view it at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHTBQCpNm5o.

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Because of the coronavirus situation, this Forum will be held online.

To see the Forum, and to ask questions or make comments, if you wish, go to:

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You can also install the Zoom app on your smart phone, and then enter:

Meeting ID: 970 2303 6687
Passcode: 200382

You can also call any of the following phone numbers and then enter the above Meeting ID and the Passcode in order to join the meeting by phone.

+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
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+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
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Video and Discussion – The Changing China Policy Under the Biden Administration

Alex Havasy, discussion facilitator

11 a.m., November 14, 2021

This Sunday we will watch and discuss the video “Kurt M. Campbell and Laura Rosenberger on U.S.-China Relations | 2021 Oksenberg Conference” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hrm5Gthy0qg&t=51s).

National Security Council’s Coordinator for Indo-Pacific Affairs Kurt Campbell and Senior Director for China and Taiwan Laura Rosenberger describe the shifting U.S. strategic focus on Asia and the Biden administration’s approach to a growingly assertive China.

The 53-minute talk was given last May at the Asian Pacific Research Center (APARC).

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Video and Discussion – Bobbie Kirkhart Award Acceptance Speech

Alex Havasy, discussion facilitator

11 a.m., November 7, 2021

This Sunday we will watch and discuss Bobbie Kirkhart’s acceptance speech to the Secular Student Alliance for their Freethought Backbone Award in 2013.

You can view this 30-minute talk, full of advice and insight for young freethinkers, at https://youtu.be/zz35gK7vWvo.

Bobbie Kirkhart died on October 31. She was 78 years old.

Over nearly four decades, she served as President of both Atheist Alliance International and Atheists United, served on the board of Camp Quest and the advisory board for Humanist Association of Nepal, helped form the Secular Coalition for America, and was an informal advisor and mentor to dozens of freethought leaders.

In 2013, the Secular Student Alliance gave Bobbie the Freethought Backbone Award, to recognize a lifetime of service and secular activism.

You can learn more about Bobbie’s life at https://everloved.com/life-of/roberta-kirkhart/

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Video and Discussion – “Manufacturing Ignorance”

Alex Havasy, discussion facilitator

11 a.m., October 31, 2021

At this Sunday’s Humanist Forum, we will watch and discuss the documentary video “Manufacturing Ignorance”. This is a documentary from the German broadcasting service, Deutsche Welle, showing how companies use science to create uncertainty and mislead the public.

You can view this 42 minute video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frCIYEyURV0.

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