Jan 2023 Speaker Meeting

2023 MONTHLY SPEAKERS MEETING - Notes and video! 

Wednesday, January 25,1:30 to 4pm  

1:30 Opening Welcomes

Remembering Chimey Lee

“We Are Not Alone”

 Short greetings from leaders of Live Oak Project, Sage-ing International

and Elder Action Network, and East Bay Elder Action

 2PM- Featured Speakers

Myron Wollin and Karen Reside

 Long Beach Gray Panthers

Secrets of Longevity or “What can you do with 22 Interns?”

Q&A and Discussion


2:45  - Hali Hammer and Joe Leisner, Peoples Park Council

In the Courtroom and on the Sidewalk –3 generations of dreamers and defenders


3:10 PM  - Diving Deeper: Homelessness, Health, and Housing Access

Who’s calling on the Gray Panthers? What can we do? 
Opportunities for volunteers, jobs, training
Poll for priorities and speakers

Announcements from Members;  Guests as time permits

(Let the convenors know ahead of time, and raise your hand)

3:30 Closing Poems

Informal Discussion until 4pm

Upcoming Events 

Feb 3 – East Bay Transit Equity Days - zoom rally. 

Feb 11, Peoples Assembly on Growing Berkeley's Black Community, led by Healthy Black Families, San Pablo Park/Frances Albrier Community Center

Feb. 23 – 1:30 next EBGP Speaker Meeting

 TBA - Homelessness Stakeholder Summit 

March 17 - Buses to Bakersfield - Rally to Defend Medicare and Social Security at Kevin McCarthy's home turf 


For more information, see calendar and RSVP at www.eastbaygraypanthers.org


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Speaker Meetings are regular gatherings on the Fourth Wednesday of the month. We highlight special topics and guest speakers as well as Gray Panther and partner activities -  and discussion with all participants as time permits. Other GP meetings and events organized by our coalition and solidarity partners are also listed. 

For many events of interest in Berkeley, see Kelly Hammargren's Activist Diary in the Berkeley Daily Planet, at https://www.berkeleydailyplanet.com/issue/2023-01-15  - click Current Issue for this latest updates. 

Currently the Monthly Meeting and Board Meetings are by zoom or phone-in but we are scheduling occasional outdoor and safe in-person gatherings in 2022-2023! 

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