Speaker Date Topic
Emmett Lefkowitz May 13, 2021 12:00 PM
Taipei: Home to the 2nd Tallest Building in the World (from 2010-2012, that is) and My Second Home
Taipei: Home to the 2nd Tallest Building in the World (from 2010-2012, that is) and My Second Home

Emmett Lefkowitz, a sophomore Political Science and Chinese double major at Carleton College will talk about his experiences abroad in Taiwan in the '18-'19 exchange year. Reflecting on the cultural exchange, the experience with Taiwanese Rotary, the friends along the way, and everything in between, Emmett will highlight his life-changing year in his favorite city in the world, only made possible through the Northfield Rotary Club.

Hosted by Vicki Dilley.

Sandy Malecha May 20, 2021 12:00 PM
HCI's 2021 Gathering for Good
HCI's 2021 Gathering for Good

HCI is eager to share information with the community about its work with children, youth and families during the coronavirus pandemic. Additionally, HCI is excited to share that StriveTogether has committed a $70,000 gift that must be matched dollar-for-dollar by local donors in 2021 - we hope to inspire local support to meet StriveTogether's match challenge.

Hosted by Erin Bailey.

Ellen Kennedy and students May 27, 2021 12:00 PM
Women's Rights are Human Rights
Women's Rights are Human Rights

We are in the midst of an epidemic – an epidemic of violence and discrimination against women, and it has gotten worse during the pandemic.  Every nine seconds, a woman in the US is assaulted or beaten.  There are 5.3 million incidents of intimate partner violence each year.

This program raises awareness about the situation facing women and girls globally, nationally, and in Northfield, and presents opportunities to take action.

Sponsored by World Without Genocide at Mitchell Hamline School of Law. Speakers include Executive Director Dr. Ellen Kennedy and students Abby Banks (Carleton College), Priscilla Hagerman (University of Minnesota), and Tika Khachatryan (St. Olaf College).

 
Rahmah Abdulai Jun 03, 2021 12:00 PM
Blackness and Activism at a Predominantly White School & Area
Blackness and Activism at a Predominantly White School & Area
Rahmah will be talking about navigating her high school career as an outspoken Black student--raising attention to topics such as race, socio-economic, and misogynoir issues, as well as speaking on the personal aspect of these topics.
 
Rahmah Abdulai is a senior at Northfield High School and the recipient of the 2021 Northfield Human Rights Award.
 
Hosted by Matt Hillmann.
Matt Hillmann, Ed.D. Jun 10, 2021 12:00 PM
Twists, Turns, Mountains, Valleys, and Chasms: Reflections on a Most Unusual School Year
Twists, Turns, Mountains, Valleys, and Chasms: Reflections on a Most Unusual School Year
Northfield Public Schools Superintendent of Schools Matt Hillmann will share reflections on the 2020-21 school year and forecast how public education will change as a result.
 
Hosted by Matt Hillmann himself.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Lee Runzheimer Aug 12, 2021 12:00 PM
Monarch Butterflies—Can They Be Saved From Extinction?
Monarch Butterflies—Can They Be Saved From Extinction?

Hear & see what the local Monarch Butterfly Restoration Program is doing, and learn what more we can do.

If possible before the meeting, please watch the 44-minute-long movie Flight Of The Butterflies. It's available for a small fee on Amazon Prime, YouTube, Google Play and more.

Hosted by Bill Carlson.