Richard Gillock, co-founder of the local chapter of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State makes the distinction between “religious freedom” and the 1st Amendment in today’s classrooms and places of worship. He appears in advance of the local chapter’s monthly meeting held 5/20 at the Irvine Ranch Water District meeting facility, at 15500 Sand Canyon Drive in Irvine. Doors open at 1:15 p.m. and program begins at 1:45. More details are available at https://sites.google.com/site/auorangecounty.
In the second segment (min 23:12), Steven Allison, UCI earth system scientist, breathlessly offers his insights on: federal funding of science, the recent firing of several EPA advisory board scientists, the uncertainty of the US role in the latest UN climate agreements, as well as his students’ and his involvement in the political process. He presents colleagues throughout “the academy,” a playbook for engaging all students with their Members of Congress. Every and any kind of major has a piece of the action.