Discrimination, Violence, and Racism against Asian Americans

Chris Chanyasulkit, PhD, MPH, a member of the Steering Committee of the Brookline Asian American Family Network and an all-around very active member of the Brookline Community, speaks with Brookline Rotary about what we can do to help stem the tide of discrimination, violence, and racism against Asian Americans. Asians are the largest minority group […]

Why We Do the Things We Do

Bob Raleigh, Ph.D., author of THE SEARCH FOR WHY, speaks with Joyce Graff, Mike Lawing, and Robin Martinez on the Powerful Patient about his research into why people do what they do. Specifically we talk about sticking with a long-term project or therapy (like losing weight), and about masks and vaccines for Coronavirus protection. Raleigh […]

Worry Eater Dolls for Help Our Kids

Ann Taggart, Volunteer Coordinator for HelpOurKids Inc, an agency that provides supplies for children newly taken into foster care, visited the Brookline Bees Quilting Group to tell us about their services, and to ask us to help make blankets and Worry Eater dolls. The dolls help children deal with their many worries and anxieties. Joyce […]

Driving Change: Autonomous Vehicles’ Big Impact

Dr. Jon Haveman of the National Economic Education Delegation (NEED) explains to Brookline Rotary the transition already afoot from gas-burning human-driven vehicles to electric self-driving vehicles. Over the next ten years we will see a steady conversion, which will have both positive and negative impact on our economy and society. It is important that we […]

Affordable Housing in Brookline: Brookline Improvement Coalition

Deborah A. Brown is an Environmental Protection attorney with the US Environmental Protection Agency in Boston. As a volunteer, she serves as a member of the Brookline Town Meeting, and works with the Brookline Improvement Coalition (BIC) and the Brookline Housing Authority (BHA) to expand affordable housing opportunities in Brookline. Here she shares the vision […]

Energy: Acting Globally and Locally

Dr. Barbara Kates-Garnick helps us understand the process of Energy Transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. It is not a simple process, and will take years to accomplish, but it is important that we begin now on the journey. She explains what needs to be modified, what investment it will take, and the benefits […]

Poetry with Zvi Sesling: Brookline Poet Laureate

Zvi A. Sesling is the Poet Laureate of Brookline, MA and a prize-winning poet. He is the editor of the Muddy River Poetry Review and the author of a number of books of poetry. Zvi shares some of his work with the Brookline Rotary club.