March 2019 Breakfast Forum Schedule


March 3

What Does it Mean to be a People of Journey? – Cari Poole, Presenter

Please join us for a small group themed discussion on what does it mean to be a people of journey.


March 10

Visions In the Dark: Exploring Moral and Spiritual Themes in American Films – Tom Repasch, Presenter

This edition will focus on the month’s theme of “Journey.” Tom Repasch will show film clips and facilitate a discussion about three classic and contemporary movies.


March 17

Community Schools – It Takes a Village to Raise a Child – Rosa Carides-Hof, Community School Coordinator at Donegan Elem. School, – Presenter

Rosa will talk about what is a Community School, how this model helps students and families and how the public can get personally involved. Rosa has earned a bachelor’s degree from U. of Puerto Rico and a masters in Educational Learning from Lehigh U. She has been an advocate for under served families since 2003 in Bethlehem.


March 24

Electoral College: Pro and ConRichard A. Matheson, Presenter

This is an analytical history of a fascinating subject, the Electoral College, which is now back in the news again. Learn about the original reason for it, which is closely connected to slavery, and the modern reasons for and against it


March 31

The Presidential Election of 1876 – Phil Reiss, Presenter

This was a critical election as its outcome saw the Republican Party abandon its Reconstruction policies, hence leaving southern blacks without northern Republican political support.


If you are interested in leading a discussion or for more information, please contact Cari Poole or anyone of our Breakfast Forum volunteers, Frank Stone, Fred Bomberger, John Kennedy and Dan Poresky.  If you would like to be added or removed from the Breakfast Forum email list, please email your request to Cari Poole.