Public Talks

2/21/2015: Why Fast Food Workers are Entitled to Better Pay, and the Moral Obscenities that Prevent them from a Living Wage

When: Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, 10am-12pm

Where: Century Village, Deerfield Beach

What: In this talk Dr. Nall explains that much of what we assume about fast food workers is wrong. Beyond assessing the often mistaken factual claims about workers, Nall discusses the key ethical questions surrounding the debate. He shares a variety of arguments that explain why workers in a variety of low-pay sectors including fast-food, retail, and adjunct teaching are entitled to higher wages. Moreover, Nall explains how consumers—including many progressives—contribute to the dominant “common sense” that routinely justifies the exploitation of workers in the retail and food service industries.

Info: Hosted by the Deerfield Progressive Forum; For more info go to http://deerfieldprogressiveforum.org/

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PAST TALKS

11/9/2013: The Facts of Fast-food Life: Why Workers Deserve Our Support

When: Saturday, Nov. 9, 10am (coffee) 10:30am (program begins)

Where: Clarion Inn of Stuart, 1200 SE Federal Highway, Stuart, FL.

What: Dr. Jeffrey Nall , will be the guest speaker. Dr. Nall is an activist involved with organizing fast food workers.

Cost: Free, but non-perishable food items are being collected for those in the community in need of food.

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10/27/2013: The Frightening Facts behind Chocolate, and how to Foster Social Change this Halloween and beyond

When: 10:30am, Sunday, Oct 27, 2013

Where: Buckman Bridge UU Church, 8447 Manresa Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32244

About: Dr. Nall will discuss little known evidence that much of the chocolate (and coffee) are improving our health while simultaneously jeopardizing the freedom and lives of hundreds of thousands around the world including many children.

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7/7/2013: Men and Feminism: What do the two have to do with each other?

When: 10:30am, Sunday, July 7, 2013

Where: Manatee Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Church, 322 15th Street West  Bradenton, FL 34205

About: In this talk Dr. Nall, will discuss feminism’s relevance to men. Feminists reject the notion that men are biologically destined to lives devoted to detachment and destruction. Rather, feminists contend that such a story of masculinity, be it told by theologians, philosophers, or scientists, is purposed to maintain a status-quo that readies boys for lives in armies of corporate profiteers; that it perpetuates the “man-eat-man” mentality that underlies consumerism and the objectification of human beings; and, on the whole, furthers a society premised on interaction between one egoist self to another. Dr. Nall explains the way in which feminist thinkers contend their philosophical and political movement possesses the insights capable of changing the consciousness of the men upon whom our hopes for peace and justice so significantly depend upon.

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6/23/2013: Chocolate, Slavery, and Our Moral Obligations

When: 10:30am, Sunday, June 23, 2013

Where: University UU,11648 McCulloch Rd,Orlando, Fl 32817

About: Dr. Nall will discuss little known evidence that much of the coffee and chocolate improving our health is simultaneously jeopardizing the freedom and lives of hundreds of thousands around the world including many children.

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5/26/2013: Stereotyping the Poor

When: 10:30am, Sunday, May 26, 2013

Where: River of Grass UU Congregation, 11850 West State Road 84,Suite 1Davie,Florida33325

What: Mainstream media and political discourse rarely discuss America’s poor. When the poor are the subject of discussion, they are often spoken for and about rather than spoken to or listened to. In this talk Dr. Jeffrey Allen Nall argues that dominant culture implements a variety of conceptual weapons including stereotyping to justify the subjugation and exploitation of the poor. Dr. Nall suggests that in addition to addressing questions of political processes and institutions it is equally imperative that we begin to critically interrogate our thinking about the poor. This is important because many well intentioned people possess background beliefs about the poor that perpetuate their oppression.

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11/25/2012: Stereotyping the Poor

When: 10:30am, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012

Where: Manatee Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Church, 322 15th Street West  Bradenton, FL 34205

What: Mainstream media and political discourse rarely discuss America’s poor. When the poor are the subject of discussion, they are often spoken for and about rather than spoken to or listened to. In this talk Dr. Nall argues that dominant culture implements a variety of conceptual weapons including stereotyping to justify the subjugation and exploitation of the poor. Dr. Nall suggests that in addition to addressing questions of political processes and institutions it is equally imperative that we begin to critically interrogate our thinking about the poor. For even well intentioned people often possess background beliefs about the poor that perpetuate their oppression.

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9/2/2012: Our Moral Responsibility in Light of the Arab Spring: Spotlight on Bahrain

When: 10:30am, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012

Where: Buckman Bridge UU Church, 8447 Manresa Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32244

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8/5/2012: Stereotyping the Poor

When: 10:30am, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012

Where: UU Church of Chattanooga, 3224 Navajo Dr. Chattanooga, TN 37411

What: Mainstream media and political discourse rarely discuss America’s poor. When the poor are the subject of discussion, they are often spoken for and about rather than spoken to or listened to. In this talk Dr. Nall argues that dominant culture implements a variety of conceptual weapons including stereotyping to justify the subjugation and exploitation of the poor. Dr. Nall suggests that in addition to addressing questions of political processes and institutions it is equally imperative that we begin to critically interrogate our thinking about the poor. For even well intentioned people often possess background beliefs about the poor that perpetuate their oppression.

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7/29/2012: Men and Feminism or What’s Feminism Got to do with Men?

When: 10:30am, Sunday, July 29, 2012

Where: UU Church of Fort Myers,13411 Shire Lane,Fort Myers,FL33912

What: In this sermon Dr. Nall, will discuss feminism’s relevance to men. Feminists reject the notion that men are biologically destined to lives devoted to detachment and destruction. Rather, feminists contend that such a story of masculinity, be it told by theologians, philosophers, or scientists, is purposed to maintain a status-quo that readies boys for lives in armies of corporate profiteers; perpetuates the “man-eat-man” mentality that underlies consumerism and the objectification of human beings; and, on the whole, furthers a society premised on interaction between one egoist self to another. Dr. Nall explains the way in which feminist thinkers contend their philosophical and political movement possesses the insights capable of changing the consciousness of the men upon whom our hopes for peace and justice so significantly depend upon.

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6/24/2012: Stereotyping the Poor

When: 10:30am, Sunday, June 24, 2012

Where: Buckman Bridge UU Church, 8447 Manresa Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32244

What: Mainstream media and political discourse rarely discuss America’s poor. When the poor are the subject of discussion, they are often spoken for and about rather than spoken to or listened to. In this talk Dr. Jeffrey Allen Nall argues that dominant culture implements a variety of conceptual weapons including stereotyping to justify the subjugation and exploitation of the poor. Dr. Nall suggests that in addition to addressing questions of political processes and institutions it is equally imperative that we begin to critically interrogate our thinking about the poor. For even well intentioned people often possess background beliefs about the poor that perpetuate their oppression.

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5/13/2012:  Stereotyping the Poor:

When: 10:30am, Sunday, May 13, 2012

Where: UU Fellowship of St. Augustine

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5/6/2012: Our Moral Obligation in Light of the Arab Spring

When: 11am, Sunday, May 6, 2012

Where: UU Congregation of Lakeland, 3140 Troy AvenueLakeland,FL33803

What: A discussion of American moral obligations in light of the 2011 Arab Spring. Specifically, what does the continuing Arab revolt against oppressive regimes mean for Americans? What does it teach us about American foreign policy?

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3/18/2012: Stereotyping the Poor

When: 11am, Sunday, March 18, 2012

WhereUU St. Pete, 719 Arlington Avenue N. St. Petersburg, Florida 33701

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3/17/2012: Paper on Stereotyping the Poor: How the Common Sense of the Powerful Functions to Justify the Oppression of the Poor

When: 9am, Sunday, March 17, 2012

Where: “Toward a Democracy with Rights” conference, University of Florida, W University Ave, Gainesville, FL

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2/12/2012: Men and Feminism or What’s Feminism Got to do with Men?

When: 10:30am, Sunday, February 12, 2012

Where: River of Grass UU Congregation, 11850 West State Road 84,Suite 1Davie,Florida33325

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1/29/2012: Understanding Oppression and its Five Faces

When: 10:30am, Sunday, January 29, 2012

Where: University UU,11648 McCulloch Rd,Orlando, Fl 32817


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