Place: Temple Israel
14 Coleytown Road, Westport
10:45 am Coffee and Conversation
11:30 am Meeting and Speaker
Please use the Temple’s school entrance. You can then use either elevator or stairs. Our
greeters will be there to facilitate any procedures the Temple requires of all visitors.
Dr Mark Schenker: Literature and Life
Dr. Schenker is currently a Senior Associate Dean and Dean of Academic Affairs at Yale College. He has been at Yale College since 1990. Born and raised in New York City, he received his PhD in English Literature from Columbia University and has taught at Columbia, New York University and Trinity College (Hartford). He was the recipient of the 2001 Wilbur Cross Award for Outstanding Humanities Scholar, presented by the Connecticut Humanities Council.
Lonnae O’Neal Parker: Telling Hard Truths
Ms Parker writes a column about family, motherhood, race, culture and life’s small stuff for The Washington Post. She recently wrote an essay on her hometown, Chicago, returning to her old South Side neighborhood in search of answers and hope in 2014’s summer gunfire. In 2000, she won a Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism award for distinguished work in the coverage of race and ethnicity in America. Her feature White Girl was the subject of a special broadcast of ABC’s Nightline. She contributed to the Washington Post’s 2006 award-winning Being a Black Man series and is the author of I’m Every Woman, Remixed Stories of Marriage, Motherhood and Work. Ms Parker received a degree in journalism from Southern Illinois University and also attended Howard University, where she studied sociology.