Speaker Series 2017-2018

Speaker Series 2017-2018

Presented by the Parents' Association. Always free and open to the public.

Florence williams • September 27, 2017 • 7:30 p.m.

FLORENCE WILLIAMS is author of the book, The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative. Ms. Williams sets out to uncover the science behind nature's positive effects on the brain for us and our children. Parents, guardians, educators — join us for this investigation into nature's restorative powers.

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Peggy Orenstein • October 25, 2017 • 7 p.m.

PEGGY ORENSTEIN is a New York Times Magazine contributing writer, best-selling author of Girls and Sex and Cinderella Ate My Daughter, and an expert on the culture of girlhood. Named as one of the 40 Women Who Changed the Media Business in the Past 40 Years, she will share her own experience, research, and other expert perspectives to help us navigate the complicated new landscape of adolescence and sexuality.

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MINDFULNESS IN THE NEW YEAR • January 31, 2018  • 7 p.m.

THE HOLISTIC LIFE FOUNDATION (HLF) is a Baltimore-based organization that works to empower communities through yoga, mindfulness, and self-care practices. Join us for an evening of mindfulness practice along with a discussion about how HLF implements its programs in school settings.  Tamar Mendelson, Associate Professor at JHU Bloomberg School of Public Health and Park parent, will discuss her research aimed at evaluating mindfulness and other approaches in schools for improving the mental health of youth and adolescents. This event will be a wonderful, mindful way to start off the new year. 

Anxiety and stress — a discussion  with Karen Swartz, m.d. • march 26, 2018 • 7 p.m.

Anxiety and Stress are common in today’s society. Psychiatrist DR. KAREN SWARTZ, faculty member at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, discusses strategies to manage stress, minimize anxiety, and identify when symptoms may signal a more serious underlying issue. Join us for this important discussion.