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)
Here is what is scheduled for our Spring Session:
March 23 DEALING WITH HATE AND HATE CRIMES
Dena Marks, Associate Director and law enforcement liaison for the
Anti-Defamation League, addresses the rise of Anti-Semitism, bullying, road
rage, etc. She shares what the ADL is doing and how it can help.
March 30 INPRINT HOUSTON
Rich Levy, Executive Director, Inprint Houston, the premier venue for
bringing us award winning writers, informs us about this year’s exciting
schedule and Inprint’s fostering of creative writing.
April 6 SONS OF SLAVES, SONS OF SHAREHOLDERS:
REVEALING AMERICA’S HISTORY
Chris Tomlinson, Business Columnist. Houston Chronicle Media Group,
says America must confront its past in order to find reconciliation. In his book
Tomlinson Hill, he researches his family’s slaveholding past and what
happened to the descendants of those slaves.
April 13 HELEN GORDON OF HOUSTON’S GREENSHEET
Rebecca Blakely, Author, Board Director and daughter of Helen
Gordon, tells of the founding of GREENSHEET and brings us stories of this
amazing businesswoman and philanthropist.
April 20 WHAT IS PHILOSOPHY?
Jeffrey Green, PhD, Dean, The Graduate School, and Assistant
Professor of Philosophy and Metaphysics, Houston Baptist University,
believes that philosophy can enrich every area of our lives. In this
discussion, he will ask, “What is philosophy?” and suggest some interesting
answers to that question.
April 27 CAN YOU WARD OFF ALZHEIMERS?
Stephen Andrico, Author of Roadmap to Senior Care, discusses healthy
living. He is a certified dementia practitioner.
May 4 SUSTAINABILITY AT RICE UNIVERSITY AND THE PLANET
Richard R Johnson, Director, Administrative Center and Sustainability
and Energy Management in the Practice of Environmental Studies in
Sociology, Rice University. What is a sustainability officer? How has having
one changed Rice University? What are the paths forward?