Town Hall

By | July 16, 2015

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 designated Thursdays
(when LEOH is in session)

The schedule of speakers for the 2022 Fall Session
is given below:

September 22:
Trudy Holmes and Howard Sachs, Board Members, Willow Waterhole Greenspace Conservancy, describe how the Willow Waterhole came into existence and what the future holds for this $75M, 300-acre dual use retention project and park.

September 29:
Janis Teas,
Inspector, Texas Department of Agriculture, informs us on coping with last year’s freeze and this year’s drought, how the department works locally, and her work as an inspector.

October 6:
Marci Izard Sharif,
  Writer and Columnist, Houston Chronicle, states that the best indicator of our health and wellness is how we think, not just our diet and exercise.  She is a student and teacher of medication, and shares her lessons and experiences – what works and what does not.  We need to get out of our own way.

October 13:
Sondee Chaicraft,
  Vice President of Development, SEARCH, says that for over 30 years, SEARCH has been serving the homeless with compassion, dignity, and respect.  It helps them to rebuild their lives and hopefully to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty.

October 20:
Lauren Stadler, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rice University, who works closely with the Houston Health Department, discusses the “wastewater-based epidemiology system”.  Specifically, Rice and the Health Department were at the forefront in tracking covid, and now deal with monkeypox, polio, and whatever is next.

October 27:
Sandra Moreno, Manager of Volunteer Engagement, BakerRipley, notes that BakerRipley, which operates numerous Community Centers in the Houston area, strives to bring resources, education, and connection to emerging neighborhoods.  How can that be accomplished?

November 3:
Christopher Johns-Krull, PhD
, Professor and Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rice University, explores the mysteries of the universe, and takes us along for the ride.