Conversations at BSC begins with Gloria Steinem on Sept. 25
Published: Sep 21 2016
Bismarck State College presents its ninth series of Conversations at BSC with five humanities topics scheduled throughout the academic year.
Held on selected Sunday afternoons, the discussions take place from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Bavendick Stateroom of BSC’s National Energy Center of Excellence. The conversations between between BSC President Larry C. Skogen and Clay Jenkinson, BSC distinguished scholar of humanities, are unrehearsed and emphasize the 360-degree perspective of the humanities lens.
The series begins Sept. 25 with “A Conversation with Gloria Steinem: The Women’s Movement, Education, and the Future of Rights in America.” In the fall of 2015, BSC faculty members were granted, what Clay Jenkinson called “an amazingly candid and generous interview” with Gloria Steinem. The two-hour interview in New York City covered a range of topics, from her journalism of the 1960s, to her assessment of the current state of the women’s movement. Short portions of the interview were discussed by BSC faculty member Kim Crowley and panelists at BSC’s 1960s symposium (November 2015). In this Conversation, Larry and Clay will play selected clips from the interview and discuss Steinem’s career and her books, including her most recent title, My Life on the Road.
Conversations at BSC moves to “I Will Fight No More Forever – Chief Joseph, Native American Resistance, and the End of the Indian Wars” on Jan. 29.
On Feb. 26, the focus is “Genesis from the Moon: Spiritual Journeys in the American Space Program” followed by “The Quincentennial of the Protestant Reformation: A Reevaluation” on May 7.
Conversations at BSC will stretch into summer this year with the June 4 topic, “Kill the Indian, Save the Man – Education and the Assimilation of Native Americans.”
Funding is provided by Bismarck State College and the BSC Foundation. Conversations at BSC is free and open to the public.