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 Peter Hayes

 

"Why? Explaining the Holocaust"


Peter Hayes, award winning author, Northwestern University Professor of History and German and from 2000 to 2016 Theodore Zev Weiss Holocaust Educational Foundation Professor at Northwestern University, who spent his career teaching students about the Holocaust, will offer his explanation of why the Holocaust occurred, describe its horrors, and warn “what happened in the past has implications for the future.”

 

About Peter Hayes :

Peter Hayes holds degrees from Bowdoin, Oxford, and Yale and was from 1980 to 2016 Professor of History and German and from 2000 to 2016 Theodore Zev Weiss Holocaust Educational Foundation Professor at Northwestern University.

His publications have won several prizes and been translated into French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, and Spanish. His acclaimed study of IG Farben, Industry and Ideology, received the Biennial Book Prize from the Conference Group for Central European History of the American Historical Association.

In his monumental history of the Nazi economy entitled The Wages of Destruction, Adam Tooze called Industry and Ideology "the best book on IG, indeed the best book on business in the Third Reich." Hayes has long supported the work of the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, notably in preparing How Was It Possible? A Holocaust Reader, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, where he currently chairs the Academic Committee.

Also an award-winning teacher, he lectures widely on German and Holocaust history in the United States and abroad.

 

Our Adult Programs:
A typical Sunday meeting begins at 10:30, ends at noon and consists of a speaker or presentation focusing on current issues, ethical philosophy, lifespan education, or the arts. Platforms are open to the public and admission is free, although we request a donation of $5.
 
Our Program for Children:
The Golden Rule Sunday School, for children from birth through 8th grade, also meets every Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to noon, September through May. For more info, contact the Sunday School director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Location: 7574 Lincoln Ave. Skokie IL (at Howard St.)
Park in our lot, on Howard or Jerome St, or in the nearby Albany Bank lot
 

 Renee Engeln

 

"Beauty Sick: How Our Focus on Looks Hurts Girls & Women"


Northwestern University Professor of Psychology, Renee Engeln, PhD, will discuss her new book, "Beauty Sick: How the Cultural Obsession with Appearance Hurts Girls and Women." Dr. Engeln will reveal the shocking toll that this obsession takes on women and girls mentally, emotionally, financially, and physically.

 

About Renee Engeln :

Renee Engeln, PhD, is an award-winning professor of psychology at Northwestern University, where she directs the Body and Media Lab. Her work has appeared in numerous academic journals and at academic conferences, and she speaks to groups across the country. She is regularly interviewed by the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, Today.com, the Huffington Post, Think Progress, and other national media, as well as local outlets and college student publications. Her TEDx talk at the University of Connecticut has more than 400,000 views on YouTube. She blogs regularly for Psychology Today. She lives in Evanston, Illinois.

 

Our Adult Programs:
A typical Sunday meeting begins at 10:30, ends at noon and consists of a speaker or presentation focusing on current issues, ethical philosophy, lifespan education, or the arts. Platforms are open to the public and admission is free, although we request a donation of $5.
 
Our Program for Children:
The Golden Rule Sunday School, for children from birth through 8th grade, also meets every Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to noon, September through May. For more info, contact the Sunday School director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Location: 7574 Lincoln Ave. Skokie IL (at Howard St.)
Park in our lot, on Howard or Jerome St, or in the nearby Albany Bank lot.

 Janet Heimlich

 

"Breaking Their Will: Shedding Light on Religious Child Maltreatment"


High-profile cases such as the child sexual abuse scandals in the Catholic Church and “faith healing” child death cases in some fundamentalist congregations have drawn attention to a serious yet misunderstood problem: religious child maltreatment or RCM. What can we do to protect children from harmful religious influences and ensure that faith is a source of comfort, strength, and inspiration, and not a justification for abuse and neglect? In this enlightening and provocative talk, award-winning journalist Janet Heimlich discusses how to identify RCM and its risk factors, and, most importantly, how we can stop it.

 

About Janet Heimlich:

Janet Heimlich is an award-winning journalist and the author of Breaking Their Will: Shedding Light on Religious Child Maltreatment, the first book to take an in-depth look at child abuse and neglect in the United States that is enabled by religious belief. She is also the founder and a board member of the Child-Friendly Faith Project, a national, nonprofit 501(c)(3) public charity that raises awareness of religious child maltreatment. Ms. Heimlich has been a freelance reporter for National Public Radio, work that won her nine journalism awards, and she has written nonfiction articles for such publications as Texas Monthly, the Austin American-Statesman, and the Texas Observer. She received a B.A. in Communications from Stanford University in 1984 and lives in Austin, Texas.

 

Our Adult Programs:
A typical Sunday meeting begins at 10:30, ends at noon and consists of a speaker or presentation focusing on current issues, ethical philosophy, lifespan education, or the arts. Platforms are open to the public and admission is free, although we request a donation of $5.
 
Our Program for Children:
The Golden Rule Sunday School, for children from birth through 8th grade, also meets every Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to noon, September through May. For more info, contact the Sunday School director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Location: 7574 Lincoln Ave. Skokie IL (at Howard St.)
Park in our lot, on Howard or Jerome St, or in the nearby Albany Bank lot.

 Geoffrey Stone

 

"Sex and the Constitution"


Professor Stone’s newest book, “Sex and the Constitution,” dramatically narrates the epic story of how sex came to be legislated in America. Stone will share with us the remarkable process through which Americans, and especially the justices of our Supreme Court, have navigated such profoundly divisive and important issues as sexual “morality” and sexual and contraceptive freedom.

And now, after the 2016 presidential election, we seem to have taken a huge step backward, with the progress of the last half-century suddenly imperiled. No one can predict the extent to which constitutional decisions safeguarding our personal freedoms might soon be eroded, but Professor Stone’s insights are more vital now than ever before.

Copies of Professor Stone's latest book: "Sex and the Constitution: Sex, Religion and Law from America’s Origins to the Twenty-First Century" will be on sale after the program.

 

About Professor Stone:

Geoffrey R. Stone is the Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago. After serving as a law clerk to Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. of the Supreme Court of the United States, Mr. Stone joined the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School in 1973. Mr. Stone has served as dean of the University of Chicago Law School (1987-1994) and Provost of the University of Chicago (1994-2002). Mr. Stone is the author or co-author of many books on constitutional law. His most recent book, Sex and the Constitution, explores the history of sex, religion, law and constitutional law from the ancient world to the present.

Among Mr. Stone’s many other books on constitutional law, Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime (2004) received eight national book awards, including the Robert F. Kennedy Award for the Best Book of the Year, the Los Angeles Times’s Award for the Best Book of the Year in the field of History, and Harvard University’s Award for the Best Book of the Year in Public Affairs.

Mr. Stone is chief editor of a twenty-volume series, Inalienable Rights, which is being published by the Oxford University Press, an editor of the Supreme Court Review, a former chair of the Board of the American Constitution Society, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Member of the American Philosophical Society, the American Law Institute, and the National Advisory Council of the American Civil Liberties Union.

 

Our Adult Programs:
A typical Sunday meeting begins at 10:30, ends at noon and consists of a speaker or presentation focusing on current issues, ethical philosophy, lifespan education, or the arts. Platforms are open to the public and admission is free, although we request a donation of $5.
 
Our Program for Children:
The Golden Rule Sunday School, for children from birth through 8th grade, also meets every Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to noon, September through May. For more info, contact the Sunday School director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Location: 7574 Lincoln Ave. Skokie IL (at Howard St.)
Park in our lot, on Howard or Jerome St, or in the nearby Albany Bank lot.

 

Creative Writers Showcase

 


Our Creative Writers group will once again share some of their original works. They will share with us some of their process of writing new pieces based on a theme, and then we'll all get to try our hand at writing a short piece, too.

 

 

Our Adult Programs:
A typical Sunday meeting begins at 10:30, ends at noon and consists of a speaker or presentation focusing on current issues, ethical philosophy, lifespan education, or the arts. Platforms are open to the public and admission is free, although we request a donation of $5.
 
Our Program for Children:
The Golden Rule Sunday School, for children from birth through 8th grade, also meets every Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to noon, September through May. For more info, contact the Sunday School director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Location: 7574 Lincoln Ave. Skokie IL (at Howard St.)
Park in our lot, on Howard or Jerome St, or in the nearby Albany Bank lot.

 

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