Date(s) - Sunday, Jun 2, 2019
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Thoreau - Richmond Campus Now Open!
No ADG at Thoreau-Richmond on June 2 due to all-church service and Annual Meeting at Museum District.
Adult Discussion Group (ADG) at the Thoreau – Richmond campus meets weekly at 9:30am in the Downstairs Classroom
We discuss a wide variety of topics. Check events listings and Facebook for updates.
June 9 – Jobs of the Future
Presented by John Bobbitt
The nature of work is changing, not always for better. There is no simple explanation, and no simple solution. We will look at the main drivers, the problems and issues that come from these drivers, and the stakeholders that must work together to find some solutions.
June 16 – Father’s Day
Presented by Tony Veneruso
Father’s Day celebrates fatherhood and the influence of fathers in society. It has been celebrated in Europe on the third Sunday in June since the Middle Ages. but in the US, Father’s Day is relatively recent. In fact, our first Father’s Day was celebrated on June 19th 1910. While almost any man can father a child, there is so much more to being a “dad” in a child’s life. We’ll discuss the important role of Fathers and why they are central to a child’s emotional well-being and growth throughout a person’s life.
June 23 – Why We Celebrate Juneteenth
Presented by Garna Christian
It isn’t the Thirteenth Amendment, the Emancipation Proclamation, or Lincoln’s birthday, but the often-misunderstood event of June 19, 1865 marks an important day in Texas history that is now celebrated far beyond its boundaries. Why?
June 30 – “The Real Reason to be Afraid of Artificial Intelligence” by Peter Haas
Facilitated by Robert Salmi
Because of its great capacity to create wealth and solve problems, AI is most likely to be with us for the foreseeable future. Whereas its socio-economic applications are virtually limitless, the risks it represents are real and widely misunderstood. In his 12-minute TEDx talk, Brown University AI research scientist Peter Haas explains how to benefit from AI, while avoiding its risks.