Printable program: Fall 2018 [pdf]
We hope you have had a great summer and are ready for more thoughtful, original and provocative lectures brought to you by WomenExplore:
In the Fall 2018 series we are pursuing the theme
The Impact of Women in Politics
Elaine Fisher speaks from her personal experience.
Bridgette Bruno, communications associate with the Barbara Lee Family Foundation, working to advance women’s representation in American politics
Strengthen Your Body, Strengthen Your Mind
Erica Kenny speaks from her personal experience.
Cheryl Suchors, author of fiction, poetry, essays and 48 Peaks: Hiking and Healing in the White Mountains; surviving injuries, grief and cancer to become a writer, and to reach the 48 Peaks!
WomenExplore meets at the Democracy Center on 45 Mt Auburn St. The Democracy Center is partially wheelchair accessible; there is no wheelchair accessible bathroom on site, (but there is an accessible bathroom available nearby). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 617 492 8855 as needed for more information on accessibility. Check out the space here: democracycenter.org
For the lectures, we validate parking at University Place Garage, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (entrance on University Road) for a small discount.
Limited metered parking is available in surrounding streets for up to two hours.
For our second session of the fall series are honored to welcome Bridgette Bruno who will speak on the topic of "The Impact of Women in Politics" in place of her colleague Amanda Hunter.
• The new fall series has begun!
• The first event of the day, from 10-11 am, will be Reflections, a discussion circle in which we will be talking about how the topic of the previous week has played out in our lives. I hope you will join us as it is always interesting to share our thoughts and in so doing learn about each other's life experiences. (Tea and coffee will be available.)
• Registration begins at 11 am and continues until 12.15 pm.
• The more formal portion of the forum begins at 11.30 am with a short personal focus usually given by one of our participants.
• This is followed by the main lecture with a short Q&A period from 12 noon to 1 pm.
• From 1-1.30 pm members of the audience have an opportunity to share their own experiences and opinions.
• Many of us continue our WE day with a planning session where we start thinking about the Fall 2019 series until 3pm. We will also try to finalize the topics and potential speakers for next spring.
• We still need two focusers for the Fall. What are your thoughts on domestic violence, changing cultural norms or sustaining momentum working for change. If you would consider giving a short focus talk from your personal experience, please speak to any of the organizers and find out more.
• We hope to see you at all or some of the events, and can promise you an intriguing day!