Al Stone lecture series begins fall block of speakers

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Friday, October 4th, 2019 at 11:50 AM

The Al Stone Lecture Series began its fall block of programing on Sept. 26. with Dr. Lenore Barbian presenting a lecture, titled “The Raw and Cooked: Prehistoric Evidence for Cannibalism.”

The series is hosted by retired professor Dr. Robert Rhodes, and it takes place in the Al Stone Intergenerational Learning Center, which is located in the basement of Diebold Performing Arts Center. Lectures take place at 9:30 a.m. every Thursday.

The next lecture, “Songs That Disarm and Charm: Traditional Children’s Songs From Erie’s Newest Americans,” will be delivered by musician, ethnomusicologist and the Folk Art Director at Erie Arts and Culture, Kelly Armor. The lecture will take place on Thursday, Oct. 4., at 9:30 a.m.
It’s described by as follows: “Hear a few of the almost 100 songs collected by Kelly Armor, how they bond parents and children and how they are powerful weapons against bigotry and injustice.”

The following Al Stone lectures will be presented throughout the month of October:
— “The Unprecedented Migration of the 21st Century: Humanitarian and Civil Liberty Challenges for Nations Everywhere,” by Dr. Robert Rhodes on Oct. 10.

— “Climate Change,” by Director Emeritus John Vanco on Oct. 17.

— “Pro Patria Mori: Poetry and the Great War,” by Professor Don Sheehy on Oct. 24.

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