May 022012

Saturday May 19 at BCTC’s Cooper campus

By Rebecca Claire Glasscock

“It is a remarkable paradox that, at the pinnacle of human material and technical achievement, we find ourselves anxiety-ridden, prone to depression, worried about how others see us, unsure of our friendships, driven to consume and with little or no community life.” So opens The Spirit Level by Kate Picket and Richard Wilkinson. The book’s authors, two public health experts, make the case that equitable societies are better societies. The benefits extend from physical and mental health to reduced violence, stronger communities and better outcomes for our youth. Continue reading »

May 072010

By Michael Dean Benton

On May 15 on the Cooper Campus of Bluegrass Community and Technical College the BCTC Peace and Justice Coalition will be hosting the 5th Annual Peace and Global Citizenship Fair. The fair’s motto for this year is “Think. Act. Discover. Peace.” Rebecca Glasscock, faculty advisor for the Peace and Justice Coalition, explains: “With the Peace and Global Citizenship Fair, we hope to put peace, social justice, understanding, empathy, and ecological awareness front and center. If we can envision a world at peace, we have a better chance of building that world together.” Continue reading »