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Spring 2022

Friendship, Distraction, Hardiness: The Complexity of This Moment
       
ONLINE VIA ZOOM!

On Thursdays from 17th March to 19th May inspiring speakers help us look inwards to see what we can do to negotiate this complex world.

This series we are giving our audience more chance to tell their own stories and present their own views. Every second week, following the focus talk, we are instituting Roundtable Discussions on a topic which has arisen out of the previous week's topic.

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Focus talk:

To set the issue a WomenExplore participant gives a short talk describing how the day's topic has intersected her life and affected her thinking.


Roundtable Discussion:

During the Roundtable Discussions audience members will have an opportunity to present their own stories and ideas.

For the five headline topics, on Mar 17, Mar 31, Apr 14, Apr 28 & May 12, the schedule of events will be:

11:30 am

Focus talk

12 noon

Main Lecture and questions

1:00 pm

Participatory discussion

1:30 pm

End of forum


For the remaining forums, on Mar 24, Apr 7, Apr 21, May 5 & May 19, the schedule of events will be:

11:30 am

Focus talk

12 noon

Roundtable Discussion

1:30 pm

End of forum

See printable program for Spring 2022.

Location:

Online using Zoom!
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Focus lecture: Amy Banks speaks from her personal experience

Friendship

Amy Banks

psychiatrist, neurobiologist, at International Center for Growth in Connection and the Wellesley Centers for Women, author of Wired for Connection: The Surprising Link Between Brain Science and Strong, Healthy Relationships and Four Ways to Click: Rewire Your Brain for Stronger, More Rewarding Relationships and co-author with Isaac Knapper of Fighting Time: Exploring the Social Impact of Wrongful Conviction

MAR
17

 

Focus lecture: Mary Ann Serra

Wrinkles in Friendship

Roundtable Discussion

Audience members present their own stories and own views.

MAR
24

 

Focus lecture: Dorianne Low

The Attraction of Distraction

Pam Kristan

teacher, consultant and author of Awakening In Time: Practical Time Management For Those On a Spiritual Path, and The Spirit of Getting Organized

MAR
31

 

Focus lecture: MaryMargaret Halsey

Finding Balance and Right Relationship

Roundtable Discussion

Audience members present their own stories and own views.

APR
7

   

Focus lecture: Marcia Boehlke

Hardiness: Women’s Health and Heart

Dee Foley

nurse practitioner specializing in adult health care, former director of nursing at North Shore Community College

and Carla Pepka

previously director of activities at an independent living community, & responsible for overseeing therapeutic activities for those in long term care

APR
14

 

Focus lecture: Lindsa Vallee

Spiritual Health: Rituals & Practice

Roundtable Discussion

Audience members present their own stories and own views.

APR
21

 

Focus lecture: Barbara Villandry

Driving the Climate Crisis:To Buy or Not to Buy, That is the Question

Lizabeth Cohen

in Harvard Dept of History, Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies, author of A Consumers’ Republic: The Politics of Mass Consumption in Postwar America

APR
28

 

Focus lecture: Susan Nulsen

Becoming a Minimalist

Roundtable Discussion

Audience members present their own stories and own views.

MAY
5

 

Focus lecture: A WomenExplore participant

Becoming Emotionally and Spiritually Hardy

Janet Cooper Nelson

chaplain at Brown University, supervising a ministry serving a multi-faith, multi-ethnic community

MAY
12

 

Focus lecture: Paula Chandoha

Taking Action!

Roundtable Discussion

Audience members present their own stories and own views.

MAY
19


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Fall 2021

Facing a World in Upheaval: Personal and Cultural Resilience

 

Focus lecture: Lindsa Vallee

Change: The Pleasure and Horror of It

Ross Ellenhorn

sociologist, social worker, psychotherapist, author of How We Change (and Ten Reasons Why We Don’t)

SEPT
16

 

Focus lecture: Martha Nielsen

Recreating the Performing Arts: Transcending the Pandemic

A small panel discussion with

Josh Short

Artistic Director, The Wilbury Theatre Group, Providence, RI

 

and with

Patrick Aiken

Organist and Choir Director, Central Congregational Church, Providence, RI

SEPT
23

 

Focus lecture: Susan Nulsen

The Battle for Our Digital Rights

Josephine Wolff

associate professor of cybersecurity policy at Tufts University School of Engineering and the Fletcher School

SEPT
30

 

Focus lecture: Paula Chandoha

Fighting Fake News: Teaching Critical Thinking

Erin McNeill

founder of "Media Literacy Now", blogger Marketing Media & Childhood, journalist, mother

OCT
7

 

Focus lecture: Virginia Loftus

Extending the Safety Net

Dinanyili Paulino

Chief Operating Officer of La Colaborativa which works on social change initiatives through coalition-building and community organizing

OCT
14

 

Focus lecture: Barbara Villandry

Corporate Money Making a Difference

Four experts

will address, on video, how corporate entities support their communities with special reference to the issues raised by covid

OCT
21

     

Bridging the Wealth Chasm

Jessica Bergeron

leader of Operation HOPE’s 1 Million Black Businesses initiative



Kristie Blevins

America’s Financial Wellbeing Program, from Hope Inside First Horizon Bank, Knoxville



Sue White

Financial Wellbeing Coach, from Hope Inside First Horizon Bank, Knoxville

OCT
28

 

Focus lecture: MaryMargaret Halsey

Farm to Table: Climate, Food Waste & Strategy

Emily Broad Leib

cofounder and director of Harvard Law School’s Food Law and Policy Clinic

NOV
4

 

Focus lecture: Mary Rose Muti

Reflections of a Street Doctor

Jim O'Connell

founding physician of Boston Health Care for the Homeless, author of Stories from the Shadows: Reflections of a Street Doctor

NOV
11

 

Focus lecture: Dorianne Low

Interfaith Collaboration for the Common Good

Marcia Hams

representative to Greater Boston Interfaith Organization, and Board President of Health Care for All

NOV
18


 


      Printable program:   Fall 2021 [pdf]