Michael Krasny is Literacyworks Lectures Next Speaker
Aug
20
3:45pm 3:45pm

Michael Krasny is Literacyworks Lectures Next Speaker

  • Santa Rosa Junior College Petaluma campus (Carole L. Ellis Auditorium) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We are pleased to announce an afternoon with special guest Michael Krasny. Dr. Krasny, PhD is host of the award-winning KQED FORUM, a program discussing news and public affairs, current events, culture, health, business and technology. He has published a great deal of fiction, literary criticism and political commentary. A professor of English at San Francisco State University, he has been Visiting Professor at the University of San Francisco, Adjunct Professor at the University of California San Francisco and taught in Continuing Education at Stanford University, as well as being an Associate of the San Francisco Urban Institute. He lives in Marin County.

Date:        Sunday, August 20, 2017
Time:       3:45 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Place:       Santa Rosa Junior College Petaluma campus (Carole L. Ellis Auditorium)
Address:  680 Sonoma Mountain Parkway Petaluma, CA, 94954

This timely event for the Literacyworks Center will feature a Center student, community partners and keynote speaker Michael Krasny.

This fundraiser will support low literacy, low income, highly motivated adults in the North Bay to access community college and technical education programs by providing scholarships, advising and support.

General Admission: $25. Seniors: $20. Free for students.

Please send an email to Rita at rita@literacyworks.org with you and your guest’s names so we can put them on our Will Call list
or
Go to Brown Paper Tickets to purchase tickets

For questions, go to www.literacyworks.org/events
or
Call Rita at Literacyworks: 707-981-8086

For more information email: info@literacyworks.org.

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LITERACYWORKS KICKS-OFF ITS 2017 LITERACYWORKS LECTURES SERIES WITH NATIVE SON AND TERRORISM EXPERT BRIAN FISHMAN 
Jun
11
3:45pm 3:45pm

LITERACYWORKS KICKS-OFF ITS 2017 LITERACYWORKS LECTURES SERIES WITH NATIVE SON AND TERRORISM EXPERT BRIAN FISHMAN 

Brian Fishman

We are pleased to announce a timely talk by Brian Fishman on Sunday June 11, 2017 at Santa Rosa Junior College Petaluma.

Paul Heavenridge, Executive Director of Literacyworks (www.literacyworks.org), a nationally recognized nonprofit providing literacy resources to adult and family education programs, announced today the organization’s 2017 Literacyworks Lecture Series (www.literacyworks.org) is kicking-off with Brian Fishman (ticket information below).

Date:        Sunday, June 11, 2017
Time:        3:45 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Place:       Santa Rosa Junior College Petaluma campus (Carole L. Ellis Auditorium)
Address:  680 Sonoma Mountain Parkway Petaluma, CA, 94954

The lecture series is a fundraiser for the Literacyworks Center, a project of Literacyworks in collaboration with the Santa Rosa Junior College. The Center helps low-income, low-literacy adults enroll and succeed in these educational programs by providing scholarships, mentoring, support and a pathway to college at the Santa Rosa Junior College.

Brian Fishman is a counterterrorism research fellow at New America, a Fellow with the Combating Terrorism Center (CTC) at West Point, and Philanthropic Engineer with Palantir Technologies. He previously served as the CTC’s Director of Research and was a professor in the Department of Social Sciences at West Point. Fishman is the author of a number of studies on terrorism and al-Qaeda, including seminal investigations of al-Qaeda's foreign fighters in Iraq and Iranian support for Shia militias fighting U.S. troops in Iraq. Fault Lines in Global Jihad: Organizational, Strategic, and Ideological Fissures, a volume he co-edited with Assaf Moghadam, was named one of the top books for understanding terrorist recruitment in PERSPECTIVES ON TERRORISM. He is also the author of The Master Plan: ISIS, al-Qaeda, and the Jihadi Strategy for Final Victory.

Fishman is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and was a founding editor of the CTC Sentinel. He has taught as an adjunct professor in Georgetown's School of Foreign Service and Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs. Before joining the CTC, Fishman was the Foreign Affairs/Defense Legislative Assistant for Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey. He grew up in Penngrove, CA.

This event will support low literacy, low income adults overcome barriers to completing and being successful in college by acquiring the skills to access and complete college programs.

General Admission: $25 (1 ticket)

For tickets for General Admission go to Brown Paper Tickets.
For more information, contact Rita at (707) 981-8086 or INFO@LITERACYWORKS.ORG.

UPCOMING LECTURES

  • August 20, 2017:  Michael Krasny - author, professor and host of KQED Forum
  • November, 2017: Possible speakers include

o   Tom Steyer, philanthropist and environmentalist
o   Robert Reich, Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at Berkeley & former Secretary of Labor
o   Greg Sarris, Tribal Chairman of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria
o   Richard Riley, United States Secretary of Education and 111th Governor of South Carolina

Thank you for your friendship and support! 
Literacyworks is a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit.

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Meet Peter Coyote and support the Literacyworks Center
Oct
2
3:00pm 3:00pm

Meet Peter Coyote and support the Literacyworks Center

  • Carole L. Ellis Auditorium SRJC Petaluma (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We are pleased to announce a wonderful afternoon with special guest Peter Coyote, actor, author, director, screenwriter and narrator of films, theatre, television and audiobooks, on Sunday October 2nd in the Carole L. Ellis Auditorium on the Santa Rosa Junior College Petaluma campus from 3p.m. to 5p.m.

This event will support low literacy, low income adults overcome barriers to completing and being successful in college by acquiring the skills to access and complete college programs.

  • General Admission: $100 (1 ticket)

In order to make this fundraiser a success, we are looking to partner with our friends in the community. We are asking you to consider supporting this event through one of our sponsorship levels:

  • Chancellor: $2500 (10 tickets)
  • Dean: $1000 (5 tickets)
  • Professor: $500 (3 tickets)
  • Tutor: $250 (2 tickets)

We would be delighted to partner with you at this event and you’ll be recognized on our website and event program. 

For tickets for General Admission and Sponsorships go to Brown Paper Tickets.
For more information, contact Rita at (707) 981-8086 or INFO@LITERACYWORKS.ORG.


Thank you for your friendship and support! 
Literacyworks is a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit.

  • The Center is a project of Literacyworks, an educational non-profit.
  • The Center assists low literacy, low income, highly motivated adults in the North Bay to become career and college ready.
  • The Literacyworks Center helps students succeed by providing scholarships, counseling and support.
  • The Center is a cutting edge, innovative, research-based demonstration program.
  • The Center works with community partners who identify and refer motivated adults.
  • To date, the Center has a less than 10% student dropout rate compared to a historically 60% dropout rate for this at-risk population at community colleges.

Learning is power. Information is liberating. Education is progress.

 

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Tracks Benefit Screening For Literacyworks
May
13
6:00pm 6:00pm

Tracks Benefit Screening For Literacyworks

  • Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center (map)
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The acclaimed film Tracks tells the incredible true story of Robyn Davison (Mia Wasikowska), a young woman who embarked on a journey of self-discovery by undertaking a perilous solo trek across 1,700 miles of the stunning Australian outback with her dog and four camels. A chance meeting with award-winning National Geographic photographer Rick Smolan (played by Adam Driver) gained her a sponsor, provided that he photograph her journey for the magazine.

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Time to Reskill: Developing a National Action Plan to Improve the Foundation Skills of U.S. Adults
Mar
7
4:30am 4:30am

Time to Reskill: Developing a National Action Plan to Improve the Foundation Skills of U.S. Adults

  • SRJC, Petaluma: Carole L. Ellis Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Literacyworks invites you join Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey, and Santa Rosa Junior College's President Frank Chong to begin a local conversation about our national foundational skills crisis.

This North Bay forum will gather input for national action plan to improve the foundation skills of U.S. adults and lay the groundwork for building greater economic vitality and shared prosperity in the North Bay. As a local stakeholder we need your input and experience to be heard by the U.S. Departments of Education and Labor.

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