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A Month of Sundays
October 6, 2019
Raised to be generally “self-reliant”, Santosh has academic education mostly in STEM subjects, with degrees in Chemistry (Synthetic and Theoretical Organic focus) and Mathematics (statistics minor), leading to careers in Aerospace (Technical and Management, designing and developing radar software and firmware for military), Appropriate Technology (Agriculture, Aquaculture, Alternative Energy), Speculative Trading, Teaching (Math, Chemistry, Physics, conversations German and Russian), and Higher Education Administration (Adaptive Technology and Institutional Research).
Credo (New Oxford American Dictionary) – Statement of the beliefs or aims which guide someone’s actions. Why? Our words and actions are based on our belief systems, generally inherited osmotically from family, society, affiliations (secular, political, religious, etc.). Unless we consciously explore our beliefs, we operate in a knee-jerk fashion to stimuli and voices in our heads.
October 13, 2019
Melina Rayna Barratt
Melina, a longtime activist for feminist and LGBTQ issues, is a Legislative Director for the Florida National Organization for Women and President of the Gainesville Area NOW.
Topic:: “An Update on the ERA in Florida”
October 20, 2019
Lucille Tomkins Davis
Born and raised in Washington, DC., worked as a Speech Language Pathologist and Educational advocate for the District of Columbia Public Schools and the Prince George’s County Maryland Public Schools. Retired after forty years in public education. She is now happily, retired in Florida with her husband Larry Davis.
Topic: “The Diary of a Slave”
Her great-great Uncle Adam Francis Plummer was a slave in Prince George’s County Maryland. He kept a diary for 64 years, from 1841 until his death in 1905. He wrote in this journal during and after his bondage. In her presentation, she shares her life-changing and life-defining experience of connecting and finding family members through this document. For nearly a century no one knew for sure that the diary – a personal history of the Maryland slave named Adam Francis Plummer really existed. But on August 13, 2003 this priceless work was presented to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. The event also marked a homecoming for extended Plummer family, a group torn apart by slavery and reconnected through his writings.
October 27, 2019
Dr. Tom Hibberd
Tom is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Inverness, Florida. He is also a member and official playwright of NCUU.
Topic: “Making an Investment/Leaving a Legacy”
“The Mexican Day of the Dead Ceremony: What Can We Learn and Use From It?”