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  • Thursday, September 23, 2021 1:12 PM | Anonymous

    Margaret Norman presented a historic and passionate presentation about the Birmingham Jewish Communities experiences during the 1950's and 1960's Civil Rights Era.

    If you missed her presentation you may view a recording of the virtual event here:  TWN 9.23.21

    Looking forward to our next meeting (an in-person walking tour lead by CEO of REV Birmingham, David Fleming) at The Switch.  Box lunches will be provided.  

  • Thursday, September 09, 2021 5:10 PM | Anonymous

    Attendance was great for virtual presentation by Nick Sellers, CEO of The World Games 2022.  See the following links to the his presentation and highlight videos.

    Nick Sellers, CEO The World Games - 9_9_21 presentation to TWN.

    TWG 2022 highlight videos

  • Thursday, June 24, 2021 2:02 PM | Anonymous

    Speaker Topic: Creating Radically Inclusive Spaces for the LGBTQ Community.

    A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Amanda moved to Alabama in 2006 and received her BA from UAB.  She is the Founding Director of the Magic City Acceptance Center (MCAC), a direct-service social supportive space for the LGBTQ community in Birmingham.  

    Amanda's Zoom presentation 6.24.21    Passcode: R5d#7A$Z

  • Thursday, June 10, 2021 1:46 PM | Anonymous

    No More Martyrs (NMM) is a mental health awareness campaign committed to building a community of support for Black women with mental health concerns.  Through sisterhood, they encourage a culture of self-advocacy and self-care that dispels mental health stigma, raises awareness of mental health concerns and increases utilization of mental health services.  NMM's  goal is to foster culturally responsive conversations about mental health that offer tools towards recovery and empower Black women to prioritize their holistic wellness.

    Their mission is achieved through various methods including,

    but not limited to:

    • Sister Support Meetups and other community outreach programming

    • Online Resources such as informational blogs and webinars

    • Directory of mental health service providers

    • Minority Mental Health Awareness Summit

    • Mental Health First Aid Training

    Meet the NMM staff 

  • Thursday, May 27, 2021 2:25 PM | Anonymous

    Dr. Saag received a B.S. in chemistry with honors from Tulane University, earned his medical degree with honors from the University of Louisville, and completed his residency and infectious disease and molecular virology fellowship training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. 

    Attendees learned about his first-hand experience with COVID and why we should consider the vaccine a MIRACLE!  

    May 27, 2021 Video link

  • Thursday, April 29, 2021 4:21 PM | Anonymous

    Dr. Adrienne Starks founded STREAM Innovations, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit in Birmingham.  Under her leadership, their mission has been committed to helping students develop and explore their passion in Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STREAM) by providing exposure, experiences, and engagement with high expectations for their success. STREAM Innovations promotes collaborative innovation to engage students in their desired STREAM discipline(s) and innovate solutions to real world problems in their communities.

    Learn more about STREAM Innovations HERE.

    April 22, 2021 Video link

  • Thursday, April 29, 2021 2:18 PM | Anonymous

    Mayor Woodfin's vision to create new education and career opportunities for students led to the Birmingham Promise, a public-private partnership that provides tuition assistance to cover college costs for Birmingham high school graduates.  Apprenticeships also provide students with jobs and career experience to prepare them for post-graduation employment opportunities.

    April 8, 2021 - Video Link

  • Sunday, March 21, 2021 2:57 PM | Anonymous

    Speaker's Topic:  "How to thrive in a male dominated field that wasn't designed for you."

    Dr. Fernandez Petty received a B.S. in Cell and Microbiology from Methodist University (2011) and then received a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (2018). Currently, she is a Biology Instructor at Jefferson State Community College in Birmingham, AL. 

  • Sunday, March 21, 2021 2:49 PM | Anonymous

    Speaker's Topic:  " Building Confidence in a Connected Age."

    Scientist. Strategist. Conversationalist. Human Advocate. Dr. Lindsay M. Sutton is a founding partner at Two Ravens, a mission-focused innovation and technology consultancy located in Birmingham, AL. There, she serves as a research and behavioral scientist and conducts leading-edge research projects for both national brands and promising early-stage startups.

    View Lindsay's talk here.   View Lindsay's bio here.

  • Sunday, March 21, 2021 2:38 PM | Anonymous

    Emilie Maynor has been teaching yoga for over seven years. 

    Over the past four years, she expanded her business and now offers corporate wellness speaking engagements, corporate yoga programs, online nutrition challenges, yoga festivals, retreats, and Yoga Alliance CEU training programs.

    Emilie was gracious to speak to our members about ways to de-stress and live a happier life.  learn more about Emilie's journey to becoming a nationally know Wellness Coach. 

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