Entries by bffdc

Power Play: How Video Games Can Save The World

From Amazon: The phenomenal growth of gaming has inspired plenty of hand-wringing since its inception–from the press, politicians, parents, and everyone else concerned with its effect on our brains, bodies, and hearts. But what if games could be good, not only for individuals but for the world? In Power Play, Asi Burak and Laura Parker […]

FRESH TALK: How can the arts inspire environmental advocacy?

Artists across disciplines and around the globe are creating works in response to climate change and other environmental issues. Join a conversation examining the question: Can the arts communicate data and scientific evidence in ways that inspire advocacy or change attitudes and behaviors? Followed by Sunday Supper, table-talk, and communal supper served family style. ABOUT […]

Freedom Day: April 13, 2017

National Freedom Day honors the signing of a resolution that proposed the 13th amendment of the nation’s constitution on February 1, 1865. Abraham Lincoln, who was the president at the time, signed the resolution to outlaw slavery. The National Constitution Center will honor Freedom Day on April 13, 2007. The lineup of featured speakers includes: Mark Thompson, […]

The Constitution and the federal budget process

The state of the federal budget will be a hot topic of discussion as the new Trump administration and a Republican-controlled Congress set spending priorities in a contentious Washington environment. Here’s a brief look from Constitution Daily at the constitutional roots of this process. Read more

Economist Article: How to teach citizenship in schools

From The Economist: IN 2012 David Souter, a retired justice of the Supreme Court, argued that the greatest threat to American democracy was neither a foreign invasion nor a military coup, but ignorance about how government functions. “An ignorant people can never remain a free people,” he said, referring to Thomas Jefferson, “and democracy cannot […]

Announcing Halcyon: A New Nonprofit Organization Devoted to the Power of Human Creativity

Co-Founders Dr. Sachiko Kuno and Kate Goodall are delighted to announce the launch of Halcyon, a new public nonprofit* evolved from S&R Foundation, a private foundation that supports a diverse group of changemakers in art, science, and social enterprise. Arising from the Foundation’s success, Halcyon will now operate independently, with Goodall at the helm as […]