Join us on Thursday, November 20 at 4pm as we welcome Dr. Anthony Leiserowitz to Konover Auditorium as the third distinguished lecturer in the Teale Lecture Series. The Edwin Way Teale Lecture Series brings leading scholars and scientists to UConn to present public lectures on nature and the environment. All lectures are free and open to the public.
Dr. Leiserowitz is the Director of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication and a Research Scientist at the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University. He will report on recent trends in Americans’ climate change knowledge, attitudes, policy support, and behavior and discuss strategies for more effective public engagement.
Dr. Leiserowitz is a widely recognized expert on American and international public opinion on global warming, including public perception of climate change risks, support and opposition for climate policies, and willingness to make individual behavioral change. His research investigates the psychological, cultural, political, and geographic factors that drive public environmental perception and behavior. He has conducted survey, experimental, and field research at scales ranging from the global to the local, including international studies, the United States, individual states (Alaska and Florida), municipalities (New York City), and with the Inupiaq Eskimo of Northwest Alaska. He also conducted the first empirical assessment of worldwide public values, attitudes, and behaviors regarding global sustainability, including environmental protection, economic growth, and human development.
Steve Thornton has spent his career advocating for fair wages, fair practices and fair treatment for all. Sometimes all that advocating has gotten him arrested! Here is yet another photograph of Steve getting arrested at a protest, this one at the Waterbury, Connecticut, Brass Mill mall during a Local 1199 protest to save Waterbury Hospital in 2013:
Stephen Thornton being led into a police van at the Waterbury, Connecticut, Brass Mill mall during a Local 1199 protest to save Waterbury Hospital, 2013
Steve is one of our featured speakers at a panel discussion, Social Justice & Community Organizing: How to Make a Career by Serving Connecticut, tomorrow at 3:30p.m. in Konover Auditorium at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center. Steve will be joined by Louise Simmons (UConn professor of Community Organizations) and Val Ramos (Director of Strategic Alliances for Everyday Democracy).
This photo was taken in 1906 by Connecticut Agricultural College (later UConn) professor Harry L. Garrigus, of the ROTC cadets at the college.
Connecticut Agricultural College cadets, 1906. Photo taken by Harry L. Garrigus.
We can’t wait for Thursday’s program on “Social Justice & Community Organizing: How to Make a Career by Serving Connecticut,” with Steve Thornton, Louise Simmons, and our recently added panelist Valeriano Ramos.
Val Ramos is the Director of Strategic alliances and Equity Officer for Everyday Democracy, an East Hartford-based non-profit dedicated to helping communities talk and work together to create communities that work for everyone.
The program is at 3:30 in Konover Auditorium, with a reception following, and sponsored by Archives & Special Collections, the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, and UConn’s Careers for the Common Good.
We hope to see you there!
From the Stephen Thornton Papers…
Stephen Thornton at an anti-nuclear rally, August 6, 1979
Something from the University Photograph Collection:
These laundry methods were on display during Farm Week, in 1949, at the University of Connecticut, to show how labor-saving new washing machines can be for the modern household.
Stephen Thornton at a Ladies Garment Workers Strike, 1992
Join us for a program exploring social activism, service leadership, and community organizing with a panel discussion including Stephen Thornton and Louise Simmons, who have served as community organizers and labor activists.
The discussion begins at 3:30 on November 13 in Konover Auditorium at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, with a reception to follow.
Sponsored by Archives & Special Collections of the UConn Libraries, the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, and UConn’s Community Outreach.
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Southern New England Telephone Company switchboard operator, 1929
We’re standing by for your questions to #AskAnArchivist! What burning questions do you have for us? You ask and we answer!
We here in Archives & Special Collections are participating in #AskAnArchivist Day on Thursday! Do you have questions to ask us? Is there anything about working in an archives that you were always curious about? Do you want to know more about our collections or services?
#AskAnArchivist is open to everyone—all you need is a Twitter account! To participate, just tweet a question and include the hashtag #AskAnArchivist in your tweet. Your question will be seen instantly by archivists around the country who are standing by to respond directly to you.
Or, you can tweet us directly at our Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/UConnArchives
So don’t be shy! Ask away! We’re standing by!
October is American Archives Month and to celebrate the Archives & Special Collections staff have chosen their favorite items from the collection. Take a look at our selection of intriguing archives:
Errantry by Werner Pfeiffer, 2008.
A sword owned by the U.S. Consul of San Salvador, Brazil, Henry Hill Collection.
Pins and Vans sneaker, Joe Snow Punk Rock Collection.
How do you plan to celebrate American Archives Month?