Speaker Date Topic
Emily Howe Jul 17, 2019 12:00 PM
Think Dignity
Think Dignity

Think Dignity’s mission is to inspire, empower, and organize our community to advice basic dignity for those living on the streets. Emily Howe joined the Think Dignity Staff in 2018. As Executive Director she oversees the day‐to‐day management including the Transitional Storage Center, and is responsible for implementing the strategic plan through fundraising, advocacy, and program development. As Managing A􀆩orney she oversees the Legal Referral and Advocacy Clinic, the Know Your Rights campaign, and direct litigation programs.  Support Think Dignity's 10th Annual Fundraising Gala "A Masquerade Ball" at the Jacobs Center.

Dr. Russell Low Jul 24, 2019 12:00 PM
The Chinese and Building the Transcontinental Railroad: A Descendant’s Story

From Dr. Low: “The building of the Transcontinental Railroad (TCRR) was a feat of unimaginable magnitude that required a Herculean effort. Its completion on May 10, 1869 was celebrated across our nation. 1200 Chinese workers  performed the most dangerous work. With nothing more than hand tools, they laid the CPRR through the High Sierra Nevada Mountains. The story of my great grandfather Hung Lai Wah and his 100 descendants is an American Story that spans 150 years and multiple generations.”