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Gonson Daytime Lecture Series: Winter 2018

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Blacksmith House

56 Brattle Street

Cambridge, MA 02138

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Enliven your Wednesday mornings with stimulating presentations at the Cambridge Center in Harvard Square! Presenters will focus on a wide range of topics, from the environment, to personal finance, to wellness.

Schedule (please see detailed descriptions below):

  • January 17: Elephants and Sustainable Agriculture in Kenya
  • January 24: Practical Ecological Ethics in the Anthropocene
  • January 31: Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: Socially Responsible Investing
  • February 7: Money Well Spent: Philanthropy from $100 to $100,000
  • February 14: Loving a Sport That Doesn't Love You Back: Baseball's Tumultuous Relationship with Women Fans
  • February 28: We're Women and We Talk About Money

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  • Please use the Lecture Admission ticket type to purchase admission into your chosen lecture.
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  • If you would like to donate to the lecture series or other community programming at CCAE without attending a lecture, please visit ccae.org/support.


January 17th

ELEPHANTS AND SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE IN KENYA

Mary Rowe | Expedition Advisor, Earthwatch Institute

In sub-Saharan Africa, elephants frequently raid and damage crops. By partnering with local farmers in southeast Kenya, researchers will help to mitigate human-wildlife conflict while conserving the land and its resources using the latest methods in sustainable agriculture and forestry. Join us to discover how volunteers work to survey elephants’ behaviors, animal biodiversity, and the socio-economic status of local households in order to better create climate-smart agriculture.


January 24th

PRACTICAL ECOLOGICAL ETHICS IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

Claire O’Neill | President, Earthwise Aware

We have an ecological impact on the environment. In the case of our species, the sheer number of us and how we relate to our environment –our worldviews – define that impact. Come explore with us main environmental worldviews and ethics. And help develop a human ecological narrative that is aware and inclusive so that we become better and thriving actors of changes.


January 31st

PUTTING YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS: SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE INVESTING

Sonia Kowal | President, Zevin Asset Management, LLC

Now more than ever, your investments have a role in social change. How can you leverage them to affect issues from mass incarceration to climate change to money in politics? Learn about the tools investors have at their disposal and the impact of shareholder pressure on companies. We will focus on the basic elements of growing your investments while having them work towards building a more equitable and economically sound society.


February 7th

MONEY WELL-SPENT: PHILANTHROPY FROM $100 TO $100,000

Marla Felcher | Ph.D., Co-founder, The Philanthropy Connection

Anyone can be a philanthropist; all it takes is a desire to give our time and/or money - no matter how much. But how do we know where our talents and money will be put to best use? This hands-on course will start with an overview of the local nonprofit landscape. Then, multiple frameworks for evaluating the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations will be presented. Each student will be given the opportunity to identify his/her personal philanthropic sweet-spot, and the tools to act upon this new-found knowledge.


February 14th

LOVING A SPORT THAT DOESN'T LOVE YOU BACK: BASEBALL'S TUMULTUOUS RELATIONSHIP WITH WOMEN FANS

Britni de la Cretaz | Independent Journalist & Baseball Writer

The sport of baseball has a complicated history with the women in their stands. From fighting for their right just to be spectators to being pandered to with offensive and sexist promotions or forgotten altogether, baseball hasn't always done right by the women who love the sport. This lecture will trace the path of the female fan from the turn of the 20th century, when baseball was professionalized, to the current day, when the league is trying to do better but still comes up short. Women in the stands have a rich history and have been a major part of baseball's story, even if they're often left out of the telling.

February 28th

WE'RE WOMEN AND WE TALK ABOUT MONEY

Arlene Holtzman | Holtzman & Menuck, LLC; Wealth Advisors for Women

For women in all stages of life; come spend an hour with us talking about the common road- blocks to financial freedom. We’ll help you identify your personal barriers and outline the next steps toward taking control of financial matters. Ideally, each person in attendance will leave with insights and tactics directly applicable to their own lives.

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