Ronald and Nancy Bishop both graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1944. Like many other students of the era, they stayed to teach and practice, making Ann Arbor their home. What especially endeared them to the community was their long-standing public involvement in issues of social justice and concern for civil liberties.
The teams in the Big Ethical Question Slam were, quite simply, terrific. Critical. Thoughtful. Funny. Eloquent. Temperate in their competitive zeal. Knowledgeable. Clever. Patient with the fact that this was our first time. And they will be first in our hearts forever for helping us get the Slam started and for making it worthwhile.
What was the spark for the first Big Ethical Question Slam? At A2Ethics.org, we are tired of people slamming ethics. We are concerned that ethics is given top billing by our leaders, but is treated like an extracurricular program in our educational institutions, or regarded as just another field that has to justify its existence as a job provider or of economic value. So, we started a different kind of ethics slam. The Big Ethical Question Slam. We want to give ethics its due. Its own show. Never mind its economic value. It IS values.
The second A2Ethics.org Ethics Without Borders on global education issues featured Bede Sheppard, the senior researcher in the children's rights division of Human Rights Watch. Bede's keynote speech on the disturbing and growing problem of schools considered as battlegrounds in conflict-affected regions left us with much to think about and with much more to do to help publicize the work of Bede and his colleagues.
It took over 70 years for women in Michigan to get the right to vote, casting their ballots for the first time in1918. It took another 85 years for Michigan voters to elect the first female governor with the inauguration of Jennifer Granholm. What does the future hold for women in Michigan politics?
Please join us for a Talk and Tour on Saturday, February 26, 2011 from 1-3pm
A2Ethics.org co-sponsors museum exhibit on women's voting rights
It took almost a century of courage, conflict and creativity for American women to win the vote. That epic struggle, known as Woman's Suffrage, culminated 90 years ago with the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920. Just two years before, in a special election, Michigan and Washtenaw County male voters had granted women the right to vote.
Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, pledged to drain the swamp of dirty politics in Congress when she took office a few years ago. She said that she wanted to preside over the most ethical Congress in history.
We know that A2Ethics.org events are competing with your packed fall schedules. Even so, this event is about that other most important competition that often controls your schedule: your children's athletic participation.
On Thursday, October 22, 2009 from 7-9PM at the University of Michigan Golf Clubhouse, A2Ethics.org is very excited to present:
A panel of local experts, representing different sport traditions and decades of experience