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 of every month, 6:30pm to 8:30pm (except December). Visit EnlightenKitsap.org for more information and get inspired.
Monthly topics, dates, and presenters:
February 17 – Robert Horton, film critic and member of the Humanities Speakers Bureau will present “This Is the End: How the Movies Prepared Us for the Pandemic.” In this talk illustrated with clips, Robert Horton looks at the eerie imagery of apocalyptic movies, and how these films foreshadowed our responses during the pandemic: the extremes of divisiveness and community-building, the loneliness of isolation, and the tantalizing possibility of starting over again—but maybe doing it better this time. - Hybrid (virtual and in-person)
March 17 – Zelda Foxall will perform an in-character vignette of an historically significant African American woman: Ella Baker, a grassroots leader of the Civil Rights Movement. Zelda co-founded the performing arts company “Cause It’s Art.” Through Zelda, these women tell their own stories of overcoming tremendous odds of poverty, racism, sexism, and ignorance to climb to the top of their respective fields boldly change the status quo. - Hybrid (virtual and in-person)
April 21 – Author Lyanda Lynn Haupt will speak about her most recent book, Rooted: Life at the Crossroads of Science, Nature, and Spirit. “My work explores the beautiful, complicated connections between humans and the wild, natural world.”
May 19 – Nate Daniels, Executive Director of Greater Peninsula Conservancy, will discuss Great Peninsula Conservancy’s conservation initiatives. These provide a framework for preservation of the most significant and threatened landscapes of the Great Peninsula. GPC has already protected over 10,500 acres of ecologically important lands and waters, but there is much left to be done. Future conservation projects will focus on lands and waters with high conservation significance, projects that provide connections to other protected areas, and those which have strong community support.
To register or for more info, visit www.enlightenkitsap.org.
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