Below are two upcoming online programs from our Osher colleagues
at Berkshire Community College:
We're Better Than This
An online conversation with Maya Rockeymoore Cummings on her late husband Congressman Elijah Cummings' new memoir - with Berkshire County NAACP Past President, Will Singleton
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Free and online; registration required.
The late Baltimore Congressman Elijah Cummings was known for saying "We're better than this." He said it in Baltimore, a city on the verge of explosion over police treatment of citizens. He said it in Congress when microphones were shut down, barring free speech. He said it when the President flaunted his power and ignored the Constitution. He said it when the President resorted to bullying, name-calling, and feeding racial divisions. We're better than this. He continued to say it until his final days last October. He said it because he believed we must call out what is wrong and call on our better selves to make things right. Click to read more. The event is free and open to all, but RSVPs are required.
The Supreme Court's Recent Religion Cases
A Spirited Conversation Between Two of the Leading Lawyers on Religion & Law. Moderated by Attorney Doug Mishkin
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 6:00 pm
Free and online; registration required
Within 12 days this past summer, the U.S. Supreme Court decided three cases involving the relationship between government and religion: May a state forbid tax-supported scholarships to religious private schools (Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue)? Must organizations with religious objections to contraceptive insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act give notice that they won't provide that coverage if, as a result, the coverage would then be provided another way (Little Sisters of the Poor Saints Peter and Paul Home v. Pennsylvania)? And are private religious schools exempt from anti-discrimination laws in employing teachers with religious responsibilities (Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru)? Follow the link below for more details or to register. Free and open to all. Click here.