This week Evening Focus presents a two-day series on power dynamics and non-violent revolutions. (More)

First, our thanks to last week’s Evening Focus lecturers.

Roby NJ presented a three-day series on monsters, real and imagined, and why we need them (really!). On Monday he covered zombies, on Tuesday monster secrets and on Wednesday, real monsters. Roby NJ earned faculty tenure with this series and we are anxiously awaiting the unveiling of his new title in Morning Feature (Meta Monday) tomorrow at 7am Eastern. (Roby NJ: there will be tickets left at the door for all your friends and family).

On Friday, JanF, Professor of Topofclassclownistics, and a few of her friends gave pointers on how some “people” deal with monsters.

Please check them out if you missed them.

Which brings us to the upcoming week.

On Monday, February 21th at 7pm Eastern and concluding on Tuesday, revgerry, newly minted Professor of Tucsoganonviology, presents an Evening Focus series on power dynamics and non-violent revolutions. In the Author’s own words:

What exciting times we live in. Until this month, the spiritually-based Gandhian and Kingian principles of nonviolent resistance I taught have felt almost like teaching history. Quietly, a Quaker sociologist, Gene Sharp, researched what had worked and published FREE secular manuals about WHY and HOW nonviolence works. From his home. Translated into 28 languages so far, and used by resistance movements around the world, many in America have never even heard of his work. On Monday we will look at what he says about power. On Tuesday we will explore strategy and tactics and wonder aloud how, by understanding the power dynamics better, we might be more creative and effective in our own US struggle against those who have stolen us blind and are steadily assaulting our basic rights.

Check back for any scheduling changes as sometimes an author’s personal schedule may necessitate a change.

The author will be available in the comment threads later in the evening to answer questions and ask new ones. And as with all BPI Campus posts, our students and faculty often comment from other time zones (or levels of insomnia) and will likely add thoughts throughout the evening and into the next several days. Please check back and pick up a thread, reply to a comment or post a comment on something about the post that struck you later. Comments are checked often by Authors and other students.

Note: At present, we do not have any Evening Focus lecture scheduled for the rest of the week. If you have an interest in posting either a three-day or two-day series starting Wednesday, February 23, please volunteer in the comments or contact us. We also have no authors scheduled for the week of February 28th.

Now a word from our sponsors:

Evening Focus, like Morning Feature (but more convenient for evening and West Blogistan readers) allows Authors to explore topics over two or more days. Authors wishing to contribute to Evening Focus should contact NCrissieB to get on the group email list set up to work out posting times and other details.

We also have openings for our campus soapbox, Furthermore!, our afternoon people-watching series Midday Matinee, and our evening environmental series Our Earth.

If you are already a BPI Author, you will find a complete list of category openings in the Authors Notepad in your Dorm Room. To reserve a slot, type in your user name, topic, and date, and click “Save Notes.” The note will be removed when you are added to our Schedule.

If you are not yet a BPI Author and would like to contribute at BPI, please contact the BPI Webmistress.

REMINDER TO AUTHORS: All posts at BPI Campus roll out on a schedule. Please do not Schedule or Publish a post outside of the time slot that has been assigned to you and please allow time for editorial review. For more information, refer to Morning Feature: Editor’s Notes (and Furthermore! – It’s fun! for the lighter side).


Don’t forget to check out our daily Campus Question, part of Today’s Buzz. The Campus Question poses a question to jump start the conversation for our students and faculty gathering in the Student Union waiting for evening classes to begin. It posts at 6pm Eastern time and is open all night and into the next day. And don’t miss Campus Chatter, our morning buzz, with today in history and chitterings posting at 6am Eastern (for you west coast folks, that is either “pretty darned early” or “pretty darned late”).

Happy Sunday evening! And Happy Sunday afternoon to those in the leftier time zones.