A thoughtful leader
The Dublin Chamber of Commerce is launching its inaugural "Thoughtful Leadership Speaker Series" next month, with civil rights activist and educator Harry Edwards, Ph.D., serving as the first keynote speaker.
"Dr. Harry Edwards has a long and storied history of activism focused upon developments in racial equity in America and around the world," chamber officials said. "The combination of his experiences as an African-American, as an athlete; and his training in sociology led Edwards to propose America had become very complacent about the issue of race in sports. He ultimately called for a Black athlete boycott of the United States 1968 Olympic team in large part to dramatize the racial inequities and barriers."
"Views on America's Future with Dr. Harry Edwards - American Sociologist and Civil Rights Leader" is set to run from 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 19 at Regal Hacienda Crossings in Dublin.
Go to dublinchamberofcommerce.org for tickets and more information.
'Bridging the Gap'
The Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance is hosting the Anti-Poverty Collaborative's "Bridging the Gap" on Oct. 5 at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore.
"'Bridging the Gap' is more than just an event; it's a critical effort to confront and address the community's multifaceted challenges surrounding poverty, health care, education, affordable housing, food security and economic justice," organizers said.
The event will feature panel speakers sharing their experiences in combating poverty, homelessness and food insecurity. Other topics will include the newly revised TVNPA data report, basic income pilot projects, and the recent California homelessness report, organizers said.
For more information or sponsorships, visit tvnpa.org/tvapc.
Editor's note: The alliance announced a venue change on Monday, following the initial story publication. "Bridging the Gap" will be held at the Bankhead Theater on Oct. 5.
Value of exercise
The Alan Hu Foundation, a Pleasanton-based nonprofit, is holding a webinar presentation next week by professor and psychiatrist Dr. John J. Ratey, "The Positive Impact of Exercise on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention", as part of its free public Mental Health Lecture Series.
Foundation reps said Ratey will discuss "the positive effects of incorporating exercise into a comprehensive mental health treatment plan, with help from mental health providers, such as therapists, psychiatrists or counselors."
The webinar will run from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 26) via Zoom, with a 15-minute Q&A session with Ratey to follow. RSVP is required. Learn more at alanhufoundation.org.
Live football on TV30
Tri-Valley Community Television's award-winning coverage of local high school football returns for the 2023 season with three live broadcasts on the schedule starting with this week's Pleasanton rivalry game: Foothill at Amador Valley.
Featuring "Tri-Valley Sports Final" host Ian Bartholomew as the game announcer, the live broadcast will begin at 6:45 p.m. Friday (Sept. 22) on Comcast Channel 30, AT&T U-verse Channel 99 and livestream on the TV30 website. The game will then air on repeat throughout the ensuing week.
"TV30 provides information from our local government and non-profits but we also recognize the importance of highlighting the community spirit at events like these games," TV30 Executive Director Melissa Tench-Stevens said in a statement. "Televising these games is just a small part of Tri-Valley Television's commitment to the residents of Dublin, Livermore and Pleasanton."
The other two featured games for TV30 this season will be Amador at Dublin on Oct. 27 and Granada at Livermore on Nov. 3, with the same broadcast start time and plan for reruns that week. To learn more, visit tv30.org.