Saturday, November 2, 2019
Award-winning journalist and photojournalist Ann Curry is the executive producer and anchor of Chasing the Cure, a television series on TNT that connects people suffering from undiagnosed medical conditions with doctors all over the country and elsewhere in the world. She was also recently the executive producer and reporter of We'll Meet Again, a 12-hour docu-series that is still running on PBS. A former NBC News anchor and international correspondent, Ann has covered the wars in Syria, Darfur, Congo, the Central African Republic, Serbia, Lebanon, Israel, Afghanistan, and Iraq, as well as reported on nuclear tensions in North Korea and Iran. She has also reported humanitarian disasters, including the tsunamis in Japan and Southeast Asia, and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti during which her appeal via Twitter (@AnnCurry) is credited for helping to speed the arrival of humanitarian planes. During “An Evening with Ann Curry: Being a Tour de Force of Determination and Making a Difference in the World,” she will share stories, grounded in her experiences, that will invigorate and inspire.
PRE-EVENT DINNER IN GRAND UPTON HALL
BEGINNING AT 5:30 PM
Join us for a buffet dinner served in newly renovated Grand Upton Hall before Ann Curry's presentation. Dinner begins at 5:30 pm with a 30-minute panel discussion with local authors Larry & Sandy Feldman beginning at 6:30 pm.
Dinner will be an early Thanksgiving feast featuring:
Turkey & bone-in ham
Mashed potatoes & gravy
Glazed baby carrots
Rolls and butter
Larry and Sandy Feldman will present a 30-minute discussion of their recently published book Building Bridges Across the Racial Divide. This book offers a hopeful view of how well-constructed diversity initiatives can combat entrenched racial prejudice and segregation in American life. The Feldmans will discuss basic principles from their book and illustrate these principles with examples from a variety of racial diversity initiatives, including the Race Relations Council of Southwest Michigan, All God's Children Community Choir, and Calling All Colors.
Member dinner tickets - $25 per dinner
Public dinner tickets - $35 per dinner