The Maricopa Community College District Honors Forum is hosting Henry Cejudo who became the youngest American wrestler to win the gold medal at the Olympics in 2008. Cejudo will be sharing “Maryvale to Beijing: My Story of Overcoming Adversities and Becoming a Gold Medalist,” 7 p.m., Wed., Nov. 7 in SU-104.
Amnesty International is continuing their Human Rights Film and Speaker Series at 6:30 p.m., Thurs., Nov. 8 in SU 104E. The showcased film will be “Education Under Fire: What if you were forbidden to learn?” The video gives the story of the seven educators who were persecuted after being caught running a semi-underground institute for higher education in Iran. A member of the Baha’i community of Phoenix Lada Kamali will offer his perspective on the human rights violations in Iran and lead an open discussion. Doors open at 6 p.m. and discussion culminates at 8:30 p.m.
Stevan R. Isham, Behavioral Health Sciences faculty member at GCC and South Mountain Community College, is recognized in Arizona as an expert on bullying behavior, both in educational and workplace environments. The GCC Behavioral Health Sciences Club invites parents, teachers, students and the general public to hear Isham speak, 4:30–6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov., 13 in MA-142.
Acharya Girish Jha is a Master Teacher and Philosopher, studying yoga and its ancient texts and practices for most of his adult life. He has studied under many Masters in the authentic Himalayan Master-Disciple tradition. He has counseled, mentored and instructed thousands around the world. His formal training is in Physics, Physiology and Psychology. He will be visiting Glendale Community College to share his experience, wisdom and views. Acharya Girish Jha will speak from noon – 1 p.m., Thurs., Nov. 15 in FW-53.
*All events are free and open to the public.