Civic Works Celebrates 20 Years of Service in Baltimore City

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. speaks at Civic Works’ 20th Anniersary celebration. (Photo courtesy of Bmore Photography)

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. speaks at Civic Works’ 20th Anniersary celebration. (Photo courtesy of Bmore Photography)

Shay Kettner
Co-Editor-in-Chief

Civic Works, an Americorps program and Baltimore’s leading urban service corps, celebrated 20 years of service on April 24 with a lecture presented by environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. titled, “Civic Works & The Green Economy,” held in Goucher College’s Kraushaar Auditorium.

“We need to rationalize our economy so we reward people for doing good things for our environment,” said Kennedy, President of the Waterkeeper Alliance and the Chief Prosecuting Attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper. “An investment in our environment is not a diminishment in our countries wealth.”

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Reactions to Controversial Speakers: David Brooks

Bradley Wright
Staff Writer

David Brooks, op-ed writer for the New York Times and commentator on PBS NewsHour is of a rare and threatened breed: moderate conservatives. He admires Barack Obama and John McCain; he supports gay marriage as well as military intervention in Iraq. He is a man with views everyone can agree and disagree with.

The subject and title of his speech on Mar. 29th was “What is an American?” He spoke to a nearly full Kraushaar Auditorium.

Brooks began his talk by asserting that Americans are in fact statistical outliers. On average Americans work, eat, marry, reproduce, divorce, buy, and donate to charity more than people in comparable countries. The United States is a nation of immigrants who came expecting a land in which dreams of prosperity could be fulfilled.
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