Saturday, September 1, 2007

August Programs at the Clinton School

August 17:Arts & Social Change, featuring playwrights Lynn Nottage and Luis Valdez, in partnership with the Arkansas Repertory Theatre
Two of America’s best contemporary playwrights discussed the role of the arts in social change. Nottage, author of Intimate Apparel and Crumbs from the Table of Joy, is a visiting lecturer at the Yale School of Drama. Valdez, best known for the film La Bamba, is regarded as the father of the Chicano Theater Movement.

August 21: Bob Barnett, Washington, D.C. attorney and presidential debate advisor
Barnett has worked as a debate advisor to seven presidential campaigns and served as legal counsel to major corporations, politicians, novelists, journalists and business leaders. Known for negotiating book deals, Barnett’s client list includes Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, Madeleine Albright, Dan Quayle, Lynn Martin, Bill Richardson, James Baker and others.

August 27: Taylor Branch, Pulitzer Prize-winning civil rights author
Branch won the Pulitzer Prize for his book Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-1963. He discussed the Civil Rights Movement, the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School and a new book he’s writing with President Clinton.

OPPORTUNITIES I MISSED THIS MONTH:
August 8: Panel on International Legal Systems, in partnership with the Arkansas International Center
August 10: Imam Wallace Deen Mohammed, son of the late Elijah Muhammad
August 22: Marie Tillman, widow of former NFL star and U.S. Army Ranger Pat Tillman
August 24: 2nd Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina -- Stan Tiner, executive editor of The Sun Herald in Biloxi, Miss.

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