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Fall Potpourri IV

Every week, enjoy a different speaker and discover a different topic.

November 11 – The Downfall of The Milwaukee Journal
The catastrophic decline of large, independent daily newspapers that has shaken the U.S. democracy began years before the general public began to take notice. It continues today in plain view of all citizens and voters. Hayes describes the decline from an insider’s viewpoint. Presenter: Paul Hayes

November 18 – Gun Violence as a Human Rights Issue
Under international human rights law, states have a duty to take positive measures to prevent acts of violence and unlawful killings, including those committed by private persons. Where a foreseeable consequence of a failure to exercise adequate control over the civilian possession and use of firearms is continued or increased violence, states should be held liable for this failure under international human rights law. Come learn about the ways the Brady Bill is working with law enforcement to hold the gun industry accountable for its role in the nation’s gun violence epidemic, and how you can help put pressure on the state to protect human rights. Presenter: Anneliese Dickman

November 25 – Greece: History and Natural Beauty
Join members of the Osher Travel Committee as they share experiences of their recent trip to Greece. The memorable excursion began with a panoramic tour of Athens including the Temple of Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch and the Acropolis. The expedition also featured a four-day cruise of the stunning Greek Isles of Mykonos, Kusadasi, Rhodes, Crete and Santorini. The tour concluded with a journey to the heartland of Greek mythology in the Peloponnese Peninsula, including the location of the first Olympic games, the excavated sites of Delphi and the Temple of Apollo, as well as Kalambaka with its mystical Eastern Orthodox monasteries situated on the edge of bizarre rock formations. Presenter: Kim Beck


Paul Hayes

Paul G. Hayes reported on transportation, public planning, environmental protection, natural science and energy during 33 years with the Milwaukee Journal. He retired on March 31, 1995. Two days later, The Journal and the Milwaukee Sentinel were merged to form ... read more

Anneliese Dickman

Anneliese Dickman is the Milwaukee program manager for the crime gun initiative of the Brady Campaign and Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Anneliese works directly with local governments and impacted communities to stem the flow of firearms from the regulated ... read more

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