Speaker Date Topic
ZOOM:Jill Evans, Dir. Community Justice Ctr, Essex Mar 10, 2021
Racial Justice in Essex Conversation

Jill Evans, the Director of Community Justice Center - Essex, will update Essex Rotary on the comprehensive process started in Essex to adddress issues associated with racial inequities in Essex.  This includes policing and municipal services and climate.  The Community has emarked on a process of listening, learning and action aplanning among community members, police and municipal leaders.  

Racial Justice in Essex Discussion has scheduld two events to gather information from the general public on Oct 14 and Oct 21.  Jill will update Essex Rotary on the results of the community conversation and next steps to help create a welcoming community.  

The Racial Justice in Essex website can be accessed here. 

COMMUNITY LISTENING SESSIONS. We will gather community feedback about public safety and policing through four listening sessions and an online survey. Please see dates and details below

a.   Wednesday, October 7, 6:00 - 8:00 pm on Zoom. The session is an affinity group for people who identify as Black, Indiginous or people of color. Tabitha Moore will facilitate. We are offering a stipend of $50 to all affinity group participants.
b.   Wednesday, October 14, 6:00 - 8:00 pm - Virtual session open to all people who live or work in Essex
c.   Wednesday, October 21, 6:00 - 8:00 pm - Virtual session to all people who live or work in Essex
d.   TBA -  We will also be engaging community members whose first language is other than English. Details coming soon.

Zoom: Dr. Kristen DeStigter, Imaging the World Mar 17, 2021
Bringing Ultrasound & Radiology to the Developing World

Dr. DeStigter is a colleague a collaborator with Essex Rotary member Steve Schmida. Steve has invited her to tell her impactful effort to improve health care imaging in Africa.

Kristen is co-founder of Imaging the World and Professor and Chair of Radiology at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont and the Radiology Health Care Service Chief for the University of Vermont Health Network. She is a national and international leader in the field of radiology.

Over the past 10 years, Kristen has worked to bring sustainable, high quality, and affordable ultrasound services to clinical facilities in rural Uganda. Through her work, Imaging the World has received a number of grant awards from such organizations as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In 2016, Kristen was selected as the American College of Radiology Foundation Global Humanitarian Award recipient for her work improving medical imaging and access to care. Most recently, she received the 2018 University of Vermont Citizen of the World Award from the Larner College of Medicine.

ZOOM: Matt Dunne, Center on Rural Innovation-CORI Mar 24, 2021
Using partnerships and strategies for sustainable economic success in rural America

Matt Dunne, former candidate for Governor in Vermont and a Google staff innovator, started CORI - the Center on Rural Innovation, based in Hartland, Vermont.  CORI aims to build sustainable economies in rural areas that have been left behind as technology has come to dominate successful regions of the USA.  Expanded support for entrepreneurship and universal broadband services are central to CORI's work.  

Again, Steve Schmida served as the catalyst that encouraged Matt to share his remarkable community development story with Essex Rotary.  

Matt's impact has recently (Dec. 15, 2020) been recognized by New York Times opinion writer Tom Friedman.  Please take the time to read Friedman's  piece where he credits Matt, in part, for his thinking on a rural development strategy for the next 4 years.  Please take the time to read the column here

 

ZOOM: Essex Rotary Task Force Meetings Mar 31, 2021
Task Force Meetings to Address Essex Rotary Priorities

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ZOOM: Jay Chikobe, Staffer @ Resonance Apr 14, 2021
Entrepreneurship Development in Africa

Jay Chikobe is an Associate who focuses on design and innovation services for Resonance.  He will share insights about his work in Africa to support the development of entrepreneurs - and creating a culture and climate that allows innovation to thrive.  As an Associate at Resonance, Jay works with Essex Rotary member Steve Schmida to promote sustainable development in emerging economies.  

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ZOOM: Essex Rotary Task Force Meetings Apr 28, 2021
Task Force Meetings to Address Essex Rotary Priorities

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Essex Rotary Task Force Meetings May 26, 2021
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Essex Rotary Task Force Meetings Jun 30, 2021
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