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September

Speaker Series

Leadership in America with Michael DiBerardinis

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 6:30pm

Michael DiBerardinis assumed his new role as Managing Director for the City of Philadelphia on January 4, 2016. As Managing Director, DiBerardinis reports directly to the Mayor and oversees and coordinates activity across most major operating departments of city government.

Once described by the Philadelphia Daily News as “a high-energy, no-bull official, who sees potential on the horizon at all times,” DiBerardinis is committed to providing quality day-to-day service to citizens while simultaneously implementing the major policy goals and initiatives of the Kenney Administration.

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October

Speaker Series

Virginia Tech: A Survivor’s Perspective on Trauma & Recovery with Lisa Hamp

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 6:30pm

Lisa Hamp was a junior at Virginia Tech, and was present during the April, 2007 shooting. She shares her first-hand testimony of the shooting and her recovery journey afterwards. She describes how her class built a barricade to prevent the shooter from entering their classroom, and her struggle to find her new normal after the shooting. Lisa discusses the impacts of trauma, the aftermath of mass violence, and how we can better prepare for and mitigate the active shooter threat.

November

Speaker Series

Trump at Mid-term with Matt Kerbel

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 6:30pm

The mid-term election is a moment of truth for the Trump administration, with control of congress and numerous state governments on the line. Political analyst and commentator Matt Kerbel will make sense of the results and discuss how they will shape politics for the remainder of the decade.

January

Speaker Series

Good Night Ladies: The Life Story of Nancy Penn Smith Hannum
with Christianna Hannum

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 6:30pm

Christianna Hannum was born on a farm in Pennsylvania and spent her childhood riding horses with her grandmother – a legendary horsewoman and one of the world’s greatest Masters of Foxhunting. Her film, ‘Goodnight Ladies’ is an award winning documentary that tells the story of Master of Fox Hounds Nancy Penn Smith Hannum, and the legacy she left behind. The film is the winner of the EQUUS Film Award, a Rome Finalist and was screened at the 2018 World Equestrian Games.

February

Speaker Series

From Radical Homemaker to Radical Entrepreneur with Shannon Hayes

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 6:30pm

Author, speaker, business owner, blogger and farmer – Shannon Hayes presents a thoughtful and impassioned view on what it means to live well. Combining domesticity, love of community and entrepreneurial fire, she’s fueled a world worth living in and hearing about.

March

Speaker Series

Who am I now that I’m not who I was?
with Julie May

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 6:30pm

Julie May (singer, actor, director) and friends in celebration of her life and performance (including songs from 25+ years of performances in the Greater Delaware Valley). Anyone can be a star! It’s never too late to start.

April


Speaker Series

The Chester County Bar Association presents SCOTUS in Action
with Dean Rodney Smolla & Hon. Judge Juan Sanchez

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 6:30pm

A new edition of one of the highlights of the 2018 season, Dean Rodney Smolla and Judge Juan Sanchez will dramatize a hearing before the US Supreme Court in a current, controversial and complex case.