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Eckerd College announces upcoming events
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ST. PETERSBURG – Eckerd College offers a variety of activities and programs as a service to the community.

All events are presented on the Eckerd College campus, 4200 54th Ave. S. All programs are free and open to the public unless otherwise stated. Programs and events are subject to change.

For information, call 864-7979, email or visit www.e­ckerd­.edu.

Following is a list of upcoming activities and programs:

• EC-SAR 28th annual marine yard sale – Saturday, March 22, 9 a.m. to noon, on the waterfront at Eckerd College. Used boats, including a large selection of power and sailboats and motors, will be sold at discounted rates, as well as all types of accessories and electronics. Other highlights will include a raffle for a variety of items, and refreshments for sale. All sales are final with no previews. All proceeds support the EC-SAR program.

• Because of Science, I Have to Be an Atheist and Other Fallacies of Our Age – Tuesday, April 1, 7:30 p.m., in Fox Hall. Professor Philip Clayton, of Claremont School of Theology, will lead an interactive conversation on science and the spiritual journey. Author of numerous books and articles on science, philosophy and religion, Clayton seeks the intersections of ethics, faith, and the most significant issues facing pluralistic society.

• First Eckerd Humanities Symposium – Friday, April 4, 1 to 5 p.m., in Sheen Auditorium and Lobby. This will be a showcase and celebration of new and recently published student and faculty research in the Humanities, including ongoing film and web-based digital humanities projects.

• Caliban’s Heirs: Caribbean Writers and Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” – Tuesday, April 8, 7:30 p.m., in Fox Hall. Eckerd Literature Professor Jared Stark will explore how modern Caribbean writers adopt Caliban, Prospero’s slave in Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” and transform him into a figure of resistance and freedom.

• Modern Day Slavery in Florida’s Fields – Wednesday, April 16, 7 to 9 p.m., in Miller Auditorium. Former farm workers will discuss the realities farm work. This panel will focus on the harmful impacts of pesticide use on the environment and the dangerous health issues caused by pesticide exposure. Former farm workers will share compelling stories of their personal experiences, and farm worker advocates will elaborate on how pesticide exposure, immigration status, low wages, systemic injustices, and workplace conditions are affecting the workers.

• The impact of drugs and alcohol on health, society and culture – *Tuesday, April 22, 6 to 8 p.m., in Fox Hall. Eckerd’s staff and faculty will present an open forum to discuss the impact of drugs and alcohol on individuals as well as on society as a whole.

• Oxfam America Hunger Banquet – Thursday, April 24, 6 to 7:30 p.m., in Fox Hall. The Oxfam America Hunger Banquet is where your seat and your meal are determined by the luck of the draw. Just as in real life, some of us are born into relative prosperity and others into poverty. One in seven people go hungry. But hunger is not about too many people and too little food. Our rich and bountiful planet produces enough food to feed everyone on earth. Hunger is about power. Its roots lie in inequalities in access to resources. The results are illiteracy, poverty, war and the inability of families to grow or buy food. Few experiences bring to life these inequalities more powerfully than an Oxfam America Hunger Banquet.
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