Discussion Series

armed with reasonWednesdays at noon  (12-1 pm)

October 7  Matt Valentine -“Myths about Defensive Gun Use”
Plan II coordinator and writer for The Atlantic, Salon, and other publications

For some of Valentine’s articles on gun control and on Campus Carry, see:
The Atlantic
Politico – Texas Just Made College Less Safe
CLA 1.302D (Glickman Conference Center)

October  14  Open discussion with Gun-Free UT members – “Opposing Campus Carry:  Strategies for Dissent” 
CLA 1.302D (Glickman Conference Center)

October 21  Bryan Jones -“America’s Suicide Bombers”
J.J. ‘Jake’ Pickle Regents’ Chair in Congressional Studies, UT Department of Government
CLA 1.302D (Glickman Conference Center)

October 28  George Schorn — “Guns and Self Defense: The NRA’s Deadly Anti-Feminism”
Writing Coordinator in the UT School of Undergraduate Studies
author of Smile at Strangers and the blog Bitchslap
Her website
CLA 1.302D (Glickman Conference Center)
November 4  No Meeting

November 11 Ann Cvetkovitch — “Guns and Mental Illness” 
Professor of English and Women’s and Gender Studies
We will discuss the essay Mental Illness, Gun Violence, and (Misguided) Policy Interventions  by Jonathan M. Metzl

November, 18  Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA
Screening of Frontline, January 6, 2015
Normandy Scholars Room CLA 2.606

December 2:  No Meeting

Stay tuned for January events

Faculty, staff, students, and community members are all welcome.

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