Thursday, Oct. 6; Thursday, Oct. 13; Thursday, Oct. 27
(St. Mary’s City, MD) Sept. 15 —St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Center for the Study of Democracy announces three October events that are free and open to the public.
Issues of Criminal Justice: Race- or Poverty-Based? takes place on Thursday, Oct. 6, 8 p.m., in the Auerbach Auditorium, St. Mary’s Hall, 47458 Trinity Church Road, St. Mary’s City. At a Justice & Inequality Round Table, Hon. Peter J. Messitte, senior United States district judge for the District of Maryland, will give the keynote address on the perception that the United States criminal justice system is unfair and discriminatory. His presentation will be followed by a roundtable discussion with comments by legal professionals, including Paul Kiyonaga, Esq., criminal defense attorney of the District of Columbia; Hon. Melanie Shaw Geter, judge of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals; Hon. Karen H. Abrams, county administrative judge of the Circuit Court of St. Mary’s County; and Hon. Paul B. DeWolfe, Jr., public defender of the State of Maryland, Baltimore. Serving as moderator will be the Hon. James Kenney III, judge of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals (retired). A special pre-event reception will be held beginning at 7 p.m. at the Reconstructed State House of 1676. RSVP by Sept. 28 to Adrienne Dozier at firstname.lastname@example.org or 240-
A Tale of Two Schools will be shown on Thursday, Oct. 13, 8 p.m. at Cole Cinema, Campus Center at St. Mary’s College. Morgan Freeman narrates this compelling one-year documentary about a dedicated superintendent, a novice teacher, and a first grader overwhelmed by the challenge of learning to read – all captured during a tumultuous year in two struggling schools.
The Arctic and Climate Change, takes place on Thursday, Oct. 27, 5 p.m., in the Auerbach Auditorium, St. Mary’s Hall, 47458 Trinity Church Road, St. Mary’s City. Hear Dr. John E. Walsh, chief scientist, International Arctic Research Center, University of Alaska and professor emeritus, Atmospheric Sciences Department, University of Illinois, discuss his research focusing on Arctic sea ice and snow cover and their role in climate change. This lecture is co-sponsored by The Patuxent Partnership.
St. Mary’s College of Maryland, designated the Maryland state honors college in 1992, is ranked one of the best public liberal arts schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Approximately 1,800 students attend the college, nestled on the St. Mary’s River in Southern Maryland.