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Kauffman kicks off Spring Community Lecture Series with talk on civil disobedience

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Brenda Kauffman

Brenda Kauffman will discuss the way civil disobedience has inspires change through history at the Jan. 14 Community Lecture Series event.

Jan. 9, 2014

From the Greek tragedian Sophocles to Henry David Thoreau, Gandhi and Martin Luther King, morality and integrity have been powerful tools for change that have resounded across the ages.

On Jan. 14, Flagler College Assistant Professor Brenda Kauffman will discuss the way those men used civil disobedience to inspire profound and fundamental changes to policies and norms that allow for injustices to persist.

“In an effort to harness power for just and humane purposes, extraordinary individuals have inspired generations to keenly criticize the exercise of authority in their societies and to prudently resist wrongs, discriminations, and prejudices quite often in the face of great peril,” said Kauffman.

Kauffman earned her Ph.D. in Political Science from Auburn University, a Masters Degree in Liberal Arts and Philosophy from Spring Hill College, a Bachelor's in Philosophy and Religious Studies from Georgia State University, and an Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences from Penn State University. 

The 2014 Community Lecture Series is titled “The Rights Revolution: Civil Rights, Human Rights and Beyond” and focuses on the past, present and future of civil rights.

Tickets to the lecture are $5 per person. Active military personnel may attend at no charge. Lectures begin at 10 a.m. in the Flagler Room at Flagler College, 74 King St. The lecture will last approximately one hour and will be followed by a coffee and pastry reception.

This year, thanks to VISIT FLORIDA’s Cultural Heritage and Nature Tourism Grant Program, Flagler College offers complimentary admission to the Flagler College Community Lecture Series for any St. Johns County tourism employee. Tourism employees interested in attending the lecture will need to present their employee name tag or ID at the lecture series registration table.

Reservations for the lecture series are required due to limited space. Call (904) 819-6282 for reservations or more information.