Tuesday, October 5
|10:00 am-11:00 am|
"Emergency Management for Seniors," Gregory Walsh [Dru Johnson], ZOOM
Emergency Management classes seem to be focused more a family with a large home with plenty of space for storage and with some form of reliable transportation. Seniors may have "downsized" to an apartment or condo. Some have lost the license to drive. Mr. Walsh has tailored his presentation to meet needs of senior citizens.
Gregory Walsh, CEM,NEMAA, MSHLS is the City of Salem Emergency Preparedness Manager. He received his Certified Emergency management through the International Association of Emergency Managers, as well as a Graduate of the FEMA National Emergency Advanced Academy in August 2019. He is a 2014 graduate CBRNE and Public Affairs Officer qualifications.
|11:00 am-12:00 pm|
"Tip of the Spear," Ken Ash [Judy Gram], ZOOM
This talk is not about weaponry but rather African Americans who have been the first to break the color barrier in their field.
Ken Ash has been an ICL member since 2012 and is a respected and popular ICL presenter.
Tuesday, October 12
|10:00 am-12:00 pm|
"Wichi-Tai-To, A Song by Jim Pepper," Bill Foster [Bill Foster], ZOOM
Wichi-Tai-To. This song by Jim Pepper is perhaps the most recorded Native American song. Jim Pepper was born in Salem to parents that met at the Chemawa Indian School. He grew up in Portland and attended Parkrose and Madison High Schools, where he honed his saxophone skills. In 1964, he moved to New York as an early part of the Jazz Fusion movement. He became an internationally known Jazz musician before he died in 1992 of Lymphoma at 51. Since 2013, the Jim Pepper Native American Arts Festival honoring him has been held at Parkrose High School. This program will explore his music and life.
Bill has been an ICL member since 2015. He is a Past Co-Director for ICL Curriculum Services and a past ICL Board Member, and has given several ICL presentations.
Tuesday, October 19
|10:00 am-12:00 pm|
"SCOTUS: The Supreme Court of the United States: A Discussion of Recent Cases.," Joan Robinson [Dru Johnson], ZOOM
Joan Robinson will discuss a few cases decided in the 2020-2021 term. Joan worked as a lawyer for the Oregon Legislative Assembly for more than 30 years, primarily in the Office of Legislative Councel. The office is a non-partisan legal office for the legislature, responsible for drafting bills, issuing legal opinions to legislators and legislative committees, and editing, compiling and publishing the Oregon Revised Statutes.
ICL will also be voting to ratify the proposed Constitution.
Joan worked as a lawyer for the Oregon Legislative Assembly for more than 30 years, primarily in the Office of Legislative Councel. The office is a non-partisan legal office for the legislature, responsible for drafting bills, issuing legal opinions to legislators and legislative committees, and editing, compiling and publishing the Oregon Revised Statutes. Joan holds a JD from Rutgers University School of Law, and MA (Philosophy) from Columbia University and a BA (Philosophy) from Wellesley College.
Tuesday, October 26
|10:00 am-12:00 pm|
"Framing our Understanding of Climate Change: Lessons from the past, solutions for the future.," Dr. Katja Meyer [Tom Hibbard], ZOOM
In the first hour, Dr. Meyer will discuss, "What can a mass extinction 250 million years ago tell us about global change in the 21st century?" She will describe the tools used to study Earth's past climates and use her research on the end-Permian mass extinction as context for modern warming caused by humans. In the second hour, Dr. Meyer will discuss climate change in the Pacific Northwest, including some of the recent climate disasters we have experienced (heat waves, ice storm, wildfires).
Dr. Katja Meyer is an Associate Professor of Environmental Science at Willamette University. Dr. Meyer has a B.A., Geology, Carelton College and a Ph.D., Geosciences and Biogeochemistry, Pennsylvania State University.