Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Focus The Nation 2008 Schedule

Presenter schedule for January 29, 30 & 31st at Gallaudet:


2 p.m.: "Smoking..." presented by a Deaf Doctor, Dr. Carolyn R. Stern of Gallaudet Student Health Services,

3 p.m.: "Energy Healing - Reiki Master" presented by Colleen Shaw, Certified Deaf Reiki Master

4 p.m.: "Why We Should Incorporate Raw Foods in Our Lifestyles" presented by Alynn Davis, Deaf Raw Foods Chef,


2 p.m.:
"Veganism: Making It Personal: Global Warming and Veganism," presented by Sherita Bolden, Gallaudet Interpreting Services

3 p.m.: "Environmental Ethics," presented by Teresa Burke, Faculty, Department of Philosophy and Religion


8:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.:
"15-minute Yoga," hosted by Gwendolyn Roberts Francavillo, Gallaudet's Health and Wellness Program Coordinator

9 a.m.: "Introduction to Climate Change: Current Issues and Implications for the Future," presented by Dr. Caroline Solomon, Faculty, Biology Department

10 a.m.: "Food for the Future: Shopping and Eating Sustainability," presented by Rhea Kennedy, Gallaudet Public Relations Office, Green Chef

11 a.m.: "Global Warming: The Spreading of Infectious Diseases," presented by Dr. Jane Dillehay, Faculty, Biology Department

Noon: "Kick-Off Speech," presented by President Robert Davila

12:30 p.m.: Biotour Presentation and Tour of Biodiesel Bus

2 p.m.: "Old Habits Die Easily: How Psychology Can Help Stop Climate Change," presented by Dr. Raylene Paludneviciene, Faculty, Psychology Department

3 p.m.: "How Yoga Can Help Reduce Global Warming," presented by Beverly Hanyzewski, Deaf Certified Yoga Teacher

5 p.m.: Panel Discussion with Gary Aller, Executive Director of Business and Support Services at Gallaudet; Meloyde Batten-Mickens, Executive Director of the Physical Plant Department at Gallaudet; Mr. Michael Fields, Gallaudet University Architect; Leah Katz-Hernandez, Gallaudet SBG Representative; Dr. Caroline Solomon, Green Gallaudet Faculty Advisor, moderated by Darian Burwell, Presidential Assistant, Diversity Relations.

6 p.m.: "Global Warming: Ecological Systems," presented by William Snape, Gallaudet Swim Coach/Fellow in Environmental Law at American University and Dan Millikin, Deaf Environmental Protection Agency attorney

10 a.m. & 7 p.m.: "An Inconvenient Truth," presented by Bradley Porsche, the only Deaf presenter of the 1,000 representatives trained by former Vice President Al Gore

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