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Nancy Talanian to speak on the War on Terror: Its Toll on Freedom

The Social Justice and Outreach Series at Bard College at Simon’s Rock

GREAT BARRINGTON, MA – The Simon’s Rock Women’s Center, the South County Unitarian Social Justice Outreach Series, and the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation will co-sponsor a lecture by Nancy Talanian at Simon’s Rock.  Ms. Talanian will be speaking on The War on Terror: Its Toll on Freedom, on September 26 at 7 p.m. in the Lecture Center on the Simon’s Rock campus.

Nancy Talanian is the director and co-founder of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee based in Northampton, Mass.  From her writing and activism background, she acted on the possibility of converting local successes in western Massachusetts into a national movement. Her work not only deals with local issues,  but addresses larger issues on national and international platforms as well. She has written and spoken on various civil liberty topics, and has developed a national coalition of organizations devoted to the restoration of civil liberty. Some of her previous activism includes working to end apartheid in South Africa and military dictatorships in Nigeria and Burma. In the lecture, Ms. Talanian will explore these major issues, and she will elaborate on the progress of the grassroots movement to restore civil liberties.
 
The next event in the series will be on October 23, when internationally renowned feminist writer, journalist and photographer Margaret Randall will speak at 7 p.m. in the Lecture Center.
 
All the events are free and open to the public, and are made possible by many individual community donors as well as the three sponsoring organizations.

Simon's Rock Media Contact:
Briee Della Rocca: 413 644-4706
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