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Thursday Morning Roundtable October Guest List Features Syracuse Athletics, Hire Ground and More
Thursday Morning Roundtable (TMR) continues its weekly civic education this October with a fresh lineup of speakers to discuss current topics and issues of Central New York. TMR is every Thursday morning from 8-9 a.m. in the Office of Community Engagement’s new location at the Nancy Cantor Warehouse, room 016. This month, John Wildhack, director of Athletics, will take main stage on Oct. 17 to present on the state of the Athletics programs.
Other October TMRs will host the following speakers and topics:
Oct. 3, Hire Ground
John Tumino, founder of In My Father’s Kitchen, will speak about the progress of the Hire Ground partnership to provide work experience through day labor and connections to needed support services for panhandlers and the unemployed homeless.
Oct. 10, Say Yes to Education
Ahmeed Turner, executive director for Say Yes Syracuse, will speak about the progress and changes to the program.
Oct. 24, The Good Life Foundation
Hasan Stephens, executive director and founder of The Good Life Foundation, will speak about his programs with local youth.
Oct. 31, Lead Poisoning
Katie Bronson, director of community housing initiatives at Home Headquarters, Syeisha Byrd, mother of children affected by lead poisoning, Deb Lewis, lead program coordinator for the Onondaga County Health Department, and Robyn Smith, from the CNY Community Foundation, will speak about the effects of lead poisoning.
Before and after the program, there is time for coffee and networking. TMR is free and open to the public. Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) is available every week. A recording of the TMR conversation airs on WCNY-FM radio on Sundays at 8 p.m.
The guests and topics are chosen by the TMR Advisory Committee, which is made up of 10 community members and managed by Emily Winiecki, community engagement coordinator in the Office of Community Engagement. Questions or comments regarding TMR can be emailed to Winiecki.