Speaker Date Topic
Alisha Tatem, Project Director at Freedom School Jan 20, 2021 7:30 AM
The Power of Freedom Schools

​Implemented in partnership with the Children's Defense Fund, The Jim Lawson Freedom School provides children and youth grades K-12 within the Allentown School District with a unique educational opportunity to interrupt summer learning loss experienced by many inner city children. The school provides summer enrichment through a research based and multicultural curriculum that support children and families around five essential components: high quality academic enrichment, and nutrition, health and mental health. The school boosts student motivation to read, generates positive attitudes towards learning, and connects the needs of the children and families to the resources of their communities.

During this presentation you will learn the history, vision and mission of the Freedom School movement.  You will also learn how to support the Freedom School locally in your area. 

 

 

Jane Mann, President Lehigh Valley Therapy Dogs Jan 27, 2021 7:30 AM
Therapy Dogs: a cold nose and soft warm fur are the perfect prescription for a smile

Lehigh Valley Therapy Dogs is a registered 5013C non-profit organization whose primary objective is to provide comfort and emotional support by sharing our personal dogs with people in nursing homes, hospitals, assisted living facilities, libraries, schools, colleges, airports, other institutions and the general public. Each of our volunteers has trained their dog, had their dog evaluated and then registered and insured with Alliance of Therapy Dogs in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Our dogs help increase emotional well-being, promote healing, and improve the quality of life. Visits from our dogs stimulate conversations and memories for the people we visit. We also participate in public relation activities in order to promote our purpose, improve awareness, and increase participation in this rewarding work.  

 

 

Oyungerel Tsedevdamba, Mbr of Parliament Mongolia Feb 03, 2021 7:30 AM
The Green-Eyed Llama

"THE GREEN-EYED LAMA" IS THE BEST NOVEL EVER WRITTEN ABOUT MONGOLIA" (JACK WEATHERFORD)THE FIRST MONGOLIAN NOVEL EVER PUBLISHED IN THE WEST!AN AWARD-WINNING, DECADE-LONG BESTSELLER IN MONGOLIA.

About the Author

Oyungerel Tsedevdamba is policy advisor for human rights and public participation to the President of Mongolia, Khaltmaagiin Battulga. Oyungerel is a member of the Democratic Party and former minister of culture, tourism and sports, as well as a former member of the Mongolian Parliament.

Jack Cunningham, New Castle Police Chief (Retired) Feb 17, 2021 7:30 AM
Reflections on 45 Years of Public Safety