May Flowers: A Few Events Blooming Around New England

A few calendar items …

Antioch University New England will host “In Bloom in Keene: Promising Practices in Nature-based Early Childhood Education,” featuring nationally recognized keynote speakers and workshops by local practitioners on the education and health benefits of being in the natural world with children, on Thursday, May 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cartoonist, rapper and multimedia artist Keith Knight will present his slide show: “They Shoot Black People, Don’t They? A Cartoonist’s Look at 20 Years of Police Brutality” at Dartmouth College’s Carpenter Hall on Thursday, May 12 from 4:30 p.m to 5:30pm.

Democracy Now! host and College of the Atlantic alumna Amy Goodman will discuss “Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America,” including stories of whistleblowers, organizers and protesters on May 15 at 11 a.m. at the college’s Thomas S. Gates Community Center.

Arts educator Patty Bode will discuss “Museums, Engagement and Creating Social Change,” in the keynote address at the fourth annual summit of Valley-based collaborative Museums10 on Monday, May 16 at 4 p.m. at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Mass.

The University of Maine will hold “Advancing Women in Academia: 5th Annual Networking Conference” on Tuesday, May 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Keynote speaker Erin L. Kelly of MIT will present “Redesigning Work: Findings from the Work, Family, and Health Network, and Implications for Gender Equity, in the Academy.”

Rivier College will feature “President’s Circle Leadership Forum – Challenges & Opportunities for NH Businesses,” a networking event with three prominent chief executives: Howard Brodsky, CCA Global Partners; Michael L’Ecuyer, Bellwether Community Credit Union; and John Tulley II of Tulley Automotive Group in Rivier’s Dion Center Reception Room on Wednesday, May 18 from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock will feature “A Digger Dialogue: Addressing the Opiate Crisis” on Wednesday, May 18 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction, Vt. The event will feature a keynote by Dr. Mark McGovern, professor of psychiatry, community & family medicine and of the Dartmouth Institute of Health Policy & Clinical Practice, as well as a distinguished panel of experts.

The Southern Maine Partnership will present a two-day conference on “Assessment for Learning & Leading: Impacting & Empowering Student Learning at the Abromson Community Education Center of the University of Southern Maine’s Portland campus from Wednesday, May 18 at 8:30 a.m. to Thursday, May 19 at 3:30 p.m.

David Gee, an expert on reducing harm from hazards to health and environments who has worked for the European Environment Agency and is now a visiting fellow at the Institute of Environment, Health, and Societies at London’s Brunel University, will speak on “Late Lessons from Early Warnings” on Thursday, May 19, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston.

The Bentley Center for Business Ethics and Bentley Alliance for Ethics and Social Responsibility will present the “2016 Bentley Global Business Ethics Symposium,” sponsored by the State Street Foundation on Monday, May 23 on the campus of Bentley University and featuring experts from Bentley, State Street and elsewhere.

MIT will host the LINC Conference on “Digital Inclusion: Transforming Education through Technology,” from Monday, May 23 to Wednesday, May 25. Speakers will include edX CEO Anant Agarwal, MIT President Rafael Reif and Maysa Jalbout, CEO of the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education.

Bryant University will hold the 31st annual World Trade Day on May 25, focusing on “Global Trends Impacting Local Decisions,” and expecting more than 600 participants, 50 presenters and opportunities to learn more about global business.

U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. and Massachusetts Secretary of Education James Peyser will address “The Emerging Third Way: Blazing an Optimistic Path Ahead in K-12 Education,” a forum sponsored  by Empower Schools on Tuesday, May 31 from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Arts.

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