Enl!ghten Kitsap Community Forum is dedicated to enhancing knowledge and understanding through presentation, sharing, and discussion. Connect with fellow lifelong learners and hear from experts who share their knowledge on a variety of engaging topics. Events are held on the third Friday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., every month except December. Visit the EnlightenKitsap.org webpage for more information and get inspired.
Montly topics, dates and presenters:
August 20 – USAF Lt Col (ret) Jacqueline Chang, ROK-US Relations & Policies towards North Korea. Join USAF Lt Col (ret) Jacqueline Chang in discussing the alliance between the Republic of Korea and the United States and how they worked together over the years to address the dictators of North Korea.
September 17 – Tom Rogers and Shelley Douglass of Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action will present on the history and mission of Ground Zero, the story of the Peace Pagoda (recently featured in the Kitsap Sun), and the current state of nuclear weapons in the United States and the world.
October 15 – Merritt Long – My View From the Back of the Bus. Merritt Long, will share stories of growing up in the South during the Jim Crow era and how his childhood, segregation and the Civil Rights movement shaped his life. After attending Morehouse College in Atlanta, he moved to Seattle where he began his 37-year career with the State of Washington – serving as Executive Director or Chair of four agencies; serving on community boards; and mentoring youth.
November 19 – Gary and Janice McFarland: Bicycling the World and Beyond. The McFarlands will present an entertaining account of their World Bicycling Adventure and how that experience has influenced other adventures on bikes and afoot.