Brian Fishman Kicks-Off Literacyworks 2017 Literacyworks Lectures Series
LITERACYWORKS HOSTS TIMELY PRESENTATION BY NATIVE SON & EXPERT ON TERRORISM
We are pleased to announce an afternoon with special guest Brian Fishman. Brian is a counterterrorism expert, a Fellow with the Combating Terrorism Center (CTC) at West Point, a former adjunct professor in Georgetown's School of Foreign Service and Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs. He is the author of the definitive history of the Islamic State: The Master Plan: ISIS, al-Qaeda, and the Jihadi Strategy for Final Victory. He was the Foreign Affairs/Defense Legislative Assistant for Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey. He grew up in Penngrove, CA and graduated from Petaluma High School.
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
This timely event for the Literacyworks Center will feature a Center student, community partners and and keynote speaker Brian Fishman who will speak on the history of ISIS and al-Qaeda and on the importance of lifelong learning in his life.
This fundraiser will support low literacy, low income, highly motivated adults in the North Bay to access SRJC programs by providing scholarships, advising and support.
General Admission: $25. FREE for students.
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2017 Literacyworks Lecture Series
Our first Literacyworks Lecture took place in October 2016, with actor, author and speaker Peter Coyote. It was such a success, both as a fundraiser and a community learning experience, that we decided to expand in 2017 with a series of three lectures.
- June 11, 2017: Brian Fishman - counterterrorism expert, author and lecturer
- August 20, 2017: Michael Krasny - author, professor and host of KQED Forum
- November, 2017: Possible speakers include:
o Tom Steyer, philanthropist and environmentalist
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
o Robert Reich, Professor of Public Policy at UC Berkeley & former Secretary of Labor
Go to www.literacyworks.org/events for more information.
Literacyworks Center Hosts College Skills Workshops
Center staff have been hosting a series of workshops for our 90 students at SRJC. The topics cover time management, study skills, goal setting and how to register for classes. We are planning to add financial literacy, health literacy and a family parent reading program for pre-schoolers.
Featured Center Tutor: Joe Hamp
Joe is one of our popular volunteer tutors who has been helping our Center students succeed at SRJC. He is a retired teacher and principal (principal at Calpella Elementary School, Ukiah Unified School District Principal, and at Piner-Olivet Union School District, Piner Elementary). Joe says one of his most satisfying jobs was teaching kindergarten.
This Month in May
- May 4 - Star Wars Day. "May the Fourth be with you." Star Wars opened on May 25, 1977.
- May 5 - Cinco De Mayo
- May 28, 1892 - In San Francisco, California, John Muir organized the Sierra Club.
- May 26, 1897 - Bram Stoker's Dracula novel began being sold in the UK.
- May 28, 1935 - John Steinbeck's first successful novel, Tortilla Flat, was published.
- May 11, 1942 - Go Down, Moses by William Faulkner, was published
- May 17, 1954 - The US Supreme Court handed down an unanimous decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, ruling that racial segregation in public educational facilities was unconstitutional.
. National Salad Month
. National Egg Month
. National Barbecue Month
. National Hamburger Month
. Zombie Awareness Month
Oh, and don't forget Mother's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday. Although referred to since the late 1800s, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the first Mother's Day holiday in May 1914.