Speakers

  • Thomas Edison's Photo Album

    Wednesday, April 8, 2020 | 12:30-1:30pm

    Mike Woloszyk has held a fascination for Thomas Edison since childhood. He has drawn from his extensive knowledge on Edison and has created the “Thomas Edison Photograph Album,” a fun and informative presentation of Thomas Edison’s life. Mike recreates and appears as Edison himself, reciting the many highlights from his past. Interesting details of his childhood in Port Huron, his first inventions, the “War of the Currents” with Tesla, and his friendship with Henry Ford are all explored and presented with photographs and videos. Get ready to be enlightened, informed and entertained! Kindly sponsored by Chester Street Residence.

  • The World Through the Eyes of a Traveling Artist

    Thursday, April 9, 2020 | 6:00-7:00pm

    The Thursday Evening Speaker Series is Generously Presented by Stuart Jeffares - Max Broock Realtors, Thank you!  

    Julie Dawson - Artist, Author, Photographer & Traveler

    Enjoy a presentation featuring Julie’s  watercolor paintings of flowers, animals, children and kaleidoscopes. Julie tells stories from her travels to 101 countries. She also shares stories from the five children’s books and coffee table book she has written.

  • Nutritional Supplements and You

    Thursday, April 16, 2020 | 1:00-2:00pm

    Dr. Michelle Crowder Davila will discuss nutritional supplements including vitamins, minerals, herbs, probiotics, etc. Due to lack of standardized regulation and quality control, it can be diffi cult
    to know if your supplements are safe or effective. Michelle will share the evidence separating fact from fad.

  • Terror in the City of Champions

    Thursday, April 16, 2020 | 6:00-7:00pm

    The Thursday Evening Speaker Series is Generously Presented by Stuart Jeffares - Max Broock Realtors, Thank you!  

    Tom Stanton, Journalist, Educator, Author University of Detroit - Mercy 

    In the mid-1930s, Detroit reigned as the City of Champions. Within a 6-month span, the Tigers, Lions and Red Wings won a World Series, an NFL title and the Stanley Cup — a major sports trifecta achieved by no other American city before or since. It happened as undefeated local boxer, Joe Louis was becoming a national sensation. Beneath the jubilation, a wave of mysterious crimes had police baffled. The work of the Black Legion, a terrorist organization flourished. Tom’s book, Terror in the City of Champions, will be available for purchase.
     

  • Autism Awareness

    Tuesday, April 21, 2020 | 12:30-1:30pm

    Thank you to the Bank of Ann Arbor - 2020 Health Series Sponsor! 

    One out of every 59 children has Autism Spectrum Disorder, according to the CDC. Renee Ruiz, BPS Specialized Instruction Supervisor and team will help us understand Autism and appreciate the challenges that people with Autism Spectrum Disorder face personally and socially.

  • The Slave Across the Street

    Thursday, April 23, 2020 | 6:00-7:00pm

    The Thursday Evening Speaker Series is Generously Presented by Stuart Jeffares - Max Broock Realtors, Thank you!  

    Theresa Flores, LSW, MS - Human Trafficking Expert, Survivor & Activist

    When Ms. Flores attended Groves High School, she was drugged and raped by a male classmate. The rapist’s cousins took pictures and used those for sexual blackmail. After two years, her dad was transferred to another city and the trafficking stopped. Theresa is a survivor of and campaigner against sex trafficking and creator of Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution, a non-profit that aims to help prevent sex trafficking and support people with similar experiences. Theresa’s book, A Slave Across the Street will be available for purchase. This riveting memoir
    was listed by the Wall Street Journal and USA Today as recommended reading on the important topic of human trafficking.

  • Cannabis: Use, Treatment & Policy

    Thursday, April 30, 2020 | 6:00-7:00pm

    The Thursday Evening Speaker Series is Generously Presented by Stuart Jeffares - Max Broock Realtors, Thank you! 

    Jordan Braciszewski, PhD, Clinical Psychologist & Researcher - Monarch Behaviorial Health As the prevalence of state level cannabis legalization continues to increase across the
    country, public health awareness of cannabis paramount. Recreational cannabis, edibles and CBD are among the products being made more readily available to the public
    and are accompanied by reports of improved health. At the same time, cannabis has increased in potency over the last 30 years, perception of risk is low and use among young people is increasing.This confluence of issues requires a detailed examination of the evidence as access to cannabis increases. Audience members will learn about various types of cannabis and cannabis related products, prevalence of use and disorders, the state of evidence with regard to the benefi ts and harms of cannabis use, and the state policies aimed at regulating the use of cannabis.