This series of classes features speakers who will keep you informed about a myriad of things happening in our world community. The scope of the topics will interest and amaze you—from government leaders to astronomy; from travel opportunities to how to cope with Medicare; from performers from the Houston Grand Opera to DNA; from religious tolerance to healthy aging.
Yes…you will find these speakers truly spellbinding.
This class meets from 11 am until 12 noon on the Thursdays
(when LEOH is in session)
2018 Town Hall schedule of speakers:
March 22 THE FUTURE OF LEOH
President Ken Euler and members of the LEOH Board will discuss the affect of the closing of Bethany UMC on LEOH and LEOH’s possible relocation
March 29 HOUSTON’S NATURAL HISTORY, PAST AND PRESENT
Shannon Tompkins, Columnist and reporter, Houston Chronicle, talks about the richness of Houston in land, water, wildlife and fisheries, even today.
April 5 STAYING SAFE: BOTH YOU AND YOUR PROPERTY
Sgt Michael Ortiz, Southwest Community Affairs, Houston Police Department, addresses crimes against seniors and neighborhood safety in general.
April 12 SUSTAINABILITY AND THE CITY OF CURITIBA
Richard Johnson, Director, Administrative Center for Sustainability and Energy, Adjunct Professor in the practice of Environmental Studies in Sociology, Rice University, discusses the city of Curitiba as an example of an environmental and socially sustainable city with a limited budget. Contrast with northern hemisphere cities, such as Copenhagen, Vancouver and San Francisco.
April 19 BEYOND THE ‘MELTING POT’ TOWARDS A’TRANSNATIONAL’ AMERICA
Dominic Aquila, Provost and Professor of History, University of St Thomas, notes that the traditional ‘melting pot’ characterization of America has been changed by massive immigration in the late 19th and early 20 centuries into a ‘transnational’ version.
April 26 BRAES BAYOU: AN UPDATE
Charles Goforth, President, Brays Bayou Association, presents an update with respect to the Braes Bayou Flood Control and the proposed transformation of channel work, bridges, hike and bike trails, landscaping and amenities.
May 3 DESCARTES AND CERTAINTY: WHETHER OR NOT WE CAN BE CERTAIN OF ANYTHING
Jeffrey Green, PhD, Dean, The Graduate School, and Professor of Philosophy, Houston Baptist University, examines Descartes’ Meditations and considers arguments for skepticism and what we know and how we know it.