What’s Up Houston?

Houston is an utterly amazing place brimming with unique organizations, things to do and places to visit. This series of classes features guest speakers who tell us about these organizations, events and fun and educational places we can visit with possible volunteer opportunities.

This class meets from 10 am until 11 am on the Thursdays
(when LEOH is in session.)

Here is the schedule for our 2019 Fall Session:

September 19:
Justin Riley, CEM, Senior Public Safety Planner, Houston-Galveston Area Council, discusses Homeland Security and Emergency Management planning and includes First Responders and disasters of any kind.

September 26:
Beth Wiedower Jackson, Executive Director, Astrodome Conservancy,
tells us about the efforts of the Conservancy to promote the Astrodome’s legacy and to preserve, re-purpose and develop it for future use.

October 3:
Courtney Crappell, DMA,  Director, Moores School of Music and associate professor, University of Houston, presents the many areas of the School, symphony orchestra, opera, piano, etc, which enrich Houston’s culture.

October 10:
Judge Ed Emmett, Senior Fellow, Kinder Institute, and Professor in the Practice, Rice University, reflects on his years as County Judge of Harris County and his current focus on public policy at Rice.

October 17:
Sean Fitzpatrick, PhD, Executive Director, Jung Center, compares the terms “spiritual” and “religious” and those  who use them to describe themselves.   

October 24:
Lisa Kasianowitz, Outreach Manager, Houston Parks Board, describes “Bayou Greenways 2020,” a public-private partnership for creating a continuous park system along Houston’s major waterway.

October 31:
Jim Robinson,  Board First Vice-Chair, METRO, discusses METROnext, the present and future plans for developing public transportation in the greater Houston area.