Social Sciences Events

Possible Event ChoicesHelpful Links
The Family Changes Through Television  
Economic Profile of a Country  
Planned Communities
History Museum Visit
Visit a Historic Site or Historic Home in the Region  
Children of Conflict  
Sex Education  

U.S. Naturalization Ceremony at SCC

Oct. 24 at 11 am in FAB auditorium 

Iris or Eden  
A Time to Speak  
Taking Marriage Private  
Attend a Mental Health Lecture/Seminar
Pot in Missouri
Democracy Days
American Theatre Festival A Woman Called Truth (Oct. 15-19)

SCC Events on Campus

St. Charles Community College is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. Please email accessibilityservice@stchas.edu with your accommodations request. It is recommended that you contact the college 10 business days prior to the event. See Accessibility for Campus Guests.

"12 Years a Slave," Film

6:30 p.m. Sept. 15, 2014
SSB Auditorium

Based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender), as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the 12th year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon's chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) will forever alter his life (as published on www.imdb.com).

SCC Democracy Days, Sept. 15-18.

Contact Information:

Grace Moser
gmoser@stchas.edu
636-922-8522

"Pot in Missouri?"

10 a.m. Sept. 16, 2014
SSB Auditorium

Paul Roesler, professor of political science, will discuss the trend towards legalization around the U.S. He will explore the impact of marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington and the prospects of legalizing it in Missouri.

SCC Democracy Days, Sept. 15-18.

Contact Information:

Paul Roesler
proesler@stchas.edu
636-922-8265

"Discussing Slavery in America: Interdisciplinary Analysis of 12 Years a Slave"

11:30 a.m. Sept. 16, 2014
SSB Auditorium

An interdisciplinary panel discussion about the recent film 12 Years a Slave and the impact of slavery on America.  Multiple perspectives will be presented, including history, political science, sociology and more.

SCC Democracy Days, Sept. 15-18.

Contact Information:

Grace Moser
gmoser@stchas.edu
636-922-8256

"Propaganda in American Film"

2:30 p.m. Sept. 16, 2014
SSB Auditiorium

Propaganda is used to present a one-sided explanation of events and encourage a person to adopt a certain political position.  Despite the term's negative connotation, propaganda has been used by virtually every political movement in U.S. history.  

This presentation will explore the use of propaganda in American film from Birth of a Nation to Atlas Shrugged. The presentation will also address how to identify propaganda, and its positive and negative effects.  

Gabe Harper, adjunct faculty in history, will lead the discussion.

SCC Democracy Days, Sept. 15-18.

Contact Information:

Gabe Harper
gharper@stchas.edu
636-922-8398

"Uncovering James Madison's Notes"

10 a.m. Sept. 17, 2014
SSB Auditorium

Randy Beck, adjunct faculty in history, delves into the summer of 1787, when delegates from 12 states met in Philadelphia to discuss, debate and finally compromise on their personal and political opinions to create the United States Constitution. Although the proceedings were kept secret from the American public, Virginia delegate James Madison recorded in detail the daily events of the convention.

What were the Founding Fathers' thoughts on government, the American people, religion, slavery, representation in the legislative branch, and what was proposed, argued and voted on by the delegates that only James Madison recorded in his Notes of the Convention? 

SCC Democracy Days, Sept. 15-18

Contact Information:

Randall Beck
rbeck@stchas.edu
636-922-8398

"Dollars and Democracy: How Our Spending Choices Influence Policy in America"

1 p.m. Sept. 17, 2014
SSB Auditorium

Boycotts are as American as apple pie, or should we say, tea. Steve Randoll, associate professor of history, gives a brief overview of boycotts and other forms of economic pressure.

Throughout American history, governments, institutions and private citizens have used their money to influence both public and private policy in America and around the world. It remains one of the most effective ways ordinary American citizens participate in the democratic process. After all, our spending choices express policy preferences whether we are aware of it or not. We might as well be aware of it.

SCC Democracy Days, Sept. 15-18.

Contact Information:

Stephen Randoll
srandoll@stchas.edu
636-922-8664

"Are We a Democracy or an Oligarchy?"

11:30 a.m. Sept. 18, 2014
SSB Auditorium

Paul Roesler, professor of political science, will discuss the impact of recent Supreme Court cases on democracy in America.

SCC Democracy Days, Sept. 15-18.

Contact Information:

Paul Roesler
proesler@stchas.edu
636-922-8265

"A Woman Called Truth," Oct. 15-19

1 p.m. Oct. 15, 2014
SSB Auditorium

A Woman Called Truth logoby Sandra Fenichel Ashero

Performances:
1 p.m. Oct. 15
7 p.m. Oct. 16
11 a.m. Oct. 17
7 p.m. Oct. 18
3 p.m. Oct. 19

Tickets:
Purchase tickets online at stchastickets.com or the SCC Box Office, 636-922-8050

A Woman Called Truth chronicles the life of Sojourner Truth, famous abolitionist and women's rights advocate. Combining depictions of her life with slave songs and spirituals of the time period, A Woman Called Truth celebrates the life and work of a woman who overcame injustice to become one of the most important figures in the American abolitionist movement.

The show is part of the American Theatre Festival; all performances are in the auditorium of the Daniel J. Conoyer Social Sciences Building.

Contact Information:

Box Office
jdeimund@stchas.edu
636-922-8050

"Israel: Peace or Apartheid?"

11:30 a.m. Nov. 18, 2014
SSB Auditorium

Paul Roesler, professor of political science, will discuss the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the future of Israel. Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza are not allowed to vote in Israeli elections, but will soon outnumber Jews in Israel. Without a peace deal leading to a separate Palestinian state, Israel cannot be both democratic and Jewish.

This International Education Week event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information:

Paul Roesler
proesler@stchas.edu
636-922-8265

"Human Trafficking and Its Relationship to the Status of Women: A Post-New Delhi Gang Rape Movement"

1 p.m. Nov. 18, 2014
SSB Auditorium

Since the horrific New Delhi gang rape galvanized India in December 2012, women’s safety has been a central topic of national conversation. This presentation will examine the effectiveness of some of the post-New Delhi gang rape women activists groups that have sprouted everywhere and are gathering momentum. What would it take to get the attention of policy makers, the legal system and the government to take action and pay attention to women’s issues and the fair implementation of existing laws, while simultaneously raising the levels of collective social awareness regarding atrocities that are committed against women? In the end, will these conversations be adequate to change the archaic system that has repeatedly been insensitive to women’s issues (to put it mildly), and be able to change the attitudes of the multitudes that tends to be apathetic to women’s rights and equality issues?

This International Education Week event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information:

Vi Rajagopalan
vrajagopalan@stchas.edu
636-922-8624

"Study Abroad in Canterbury"

11 a.m. Nov. 19, 2014
SSB Auditorium

Learn about the opportunity available to SCC students to study abroad in Canterbury, England.

This International Education Week event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information:

Debra Crank-Lewis
dcrank-lewis@stchas.edu
636-922-8324

"Culture Shock," ESL Student Panel

Noon Nov. 19, 2014
SSB Auditorium

Ever wonder what it is like to be an international student at SCC? Come hear from a panel of SCC students about their experience here and how it differs from their native country.

This International Education Week event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information:

Dawn Huffman
dhuffman@stchas.edu
636-922-8574

"Study Abroad in Cannes"

2 p.m. Nov. 19, 2014
SSB Auditorium

Learn about the opportunity available to SCC students to study abroad in Cannes, France.

This International Education Week event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information:

Denise McCracken
dmccracken@stchas.edu
636-922-8447