Tuesday, December 1st

10:30 -11:30 a.m.
"ICL Favorite Books" (Erin Hanni), Ford 122

Description TBA

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
"Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity," Contemporary Literature Discussion [Ruthann Panck], Ford 122

Behing the BeautifulBy Katherine Boo

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity is a non-fiction book written by Pulitzer Prize-winner Katherine Boo in 2012. It won the National Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize among many others. It has also been adapted into a play by David Hare in 2014. The book describes a present-day slum of Mumbai, India, named Annawadi, and located near the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. It follows the interconnected lives of several residents, including a young trash picker, a female "slumlord," and a college student.

1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
"Great Decisions: Human Trafficking: A serious challenge to humanity," [Jeanette Flaming], Ford 122

Human trafficking represents multibillion in international trade per annum and continues to be one of the fastest growing criminal industries. While undeniably a global phenomenon, the U.S., as one of the world's leading human trafficking importers, bears a special responsibility to combat this practice. The U.S. and the international community have adopted various treaties and laws to prevent trafficking, but to truly understand and combat the issue, they must find the root causes enabling traffickers to exploit millions of victims.

Presentation led by class members Priscilla Hibbard, Nan Rittall and Joyce Zook.

Suggested resources:
Oregonians against trafficking humans (OATH), monthly newsletter from Multnomah Co. Sheriff's office
OPB- Oregon Experience, Nov. 9 program about trafficking in Portland
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, 800-843-5678, BeFree (233722) text if you need help
Sexual Assault Resource Center (SARC), sarcoregon .org
Center for Hope and Safety, Salem
Land Sharks by S.L. Stoner

Thursday, December 3rd

10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
"ICL Members Up Close" [Don Gallagher], Ford 122

ICL is made up of a very interesting group of folks with fascinating backgrounds. In this session which has become an ICL tradition, we will get to know a few of them a little better as we ask them to share an interesting story from their family, their work experience, or world experience.

Today we will hear from the following ICL members, who will each share a 15 minute story: Trevor Jacobson, Ingrid Brandt, Charlene Robbins, Lester Reed, Vernelle Judy, Vicky Hardin Woods and maybe more!

12:30 p.m. to close
End-of-Semester Luncheon

Description TBA

Willamette University

Institute for Continued Learning

900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.

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