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June 9, 2016,Lisa Ghartey spoke about the importance of being an education champion for children, "Every Child Deserves a Champion." She gave us ways we can all improve educational outcomes for our most vulnerable children regardless of our profession.
May 15, 2016
Lucinda Franks Jeffrey T. Sammons
“Timeless: Love, Morgenthau, "Harlem's Rattlers and the
and Me” Great War"
On April 14, 2016, Maria Idoni, the AFSP’s (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention) Area Director for the Hudson Valley and Westchester chapters gave an important discussion concerning suicide. She took us through the statistics, the research, the prevention and what we could do to fight suicide. To the surprise of everyone there are over 800,000 death per year in the world due to suicide and this is felt to be greatly underreported. She called for the need to treat mental health as we do physical health and seek help
This is a community based presentation that covers the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention, and what people can do to fight suicide. Watch for warning signs and reach out to other and seek help for yourself.
Presented by: Susan Sprachman
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Susan Sprachman, who in retirement is focusing on her photography, spent four years in Iran from 1974 – 1977 and has returned regularly since 2001.
Her presentation and pictures showed how women in tribal areas make choices in the way they dress and interpret the imposed clothing restrictions.
She certainly demonstrated her words about her presentation: “The beauty of its countryside, tiled mosques, and complex bazaars strikes travelers to Iran It is easy to look at the coverings required of women and see only black. Yet, during each visit to Iran I am fascinated by the ways in which women’s clothing can reflect a sense of self that cannot be suppressed, and how these choices can reflect the politics of the moment.”
On February 11, 2016, Dr. David Crenshaw and Courtney Albert discussed what are the typical indicators that trafficking is occurring and how this can happen in your own neighborhood. The presentations elicited a great number of questions from the audience.
Dr. David A. Crenshaw, Clinical Director of the Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie
Courtney Albert, MEd Founder and President, Give Way to Freedom