Speaker Date Topic
Amarok Society -- to be rescheduled Apr 13, 2020 6:00 PM
Teach a Mother, Change the World
Teach a Mother, Change the World

Teaching Mothers to Teach Others

This simple concept provides a revolutionary solution to a chronic humanitarian problem.

1 in 3 of the world’s children is growing up illiterate.

How do you reach a child whose slum doesn’t have a school?
Or a girl whose father thinks education is for boys?
Or a boy who needs to be working to support his family?

When there are too many marginalizing factors between a child and their education, a school can’t reach them anymore. But their mother still can.

We empower mothers.

We open schools for mothers. Each mother then goes home and teaches her children and her neighbours’ children everything she’s learned.

Our inclusive curriculum, combined with the dedication and courage of the mothers we teach, can overcome the obstacles that poverty, religion, gender, and disability put in the way of global education.

Kitty Balay -- May be rescheduled May 11, 2020 6:00 PM

Coronavirus may require rescheduling this wonderful speaker.  The wait will be worth it.

Kitty Balay has been a Resident Artist with PCPA since 1989. She has appeared in more than 85 productions including Shakespeare in Love, Mamma Mia!, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, The Glass Menagerie, Richard III, Hamlet, Always...Patsy Cline (three times),Gypsy, and Hello Dolly. She has directed Million Dollar Quartet, A Little Night Music, The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence, andTrying. She has also worked with South Coast Rep, Utah Shakespeare Festival, and Sacramento Theatre Company. Ms. Balay teaches Voice & Speech in the PCPA Conservatory and is a member of Actors' Equity Association.

PS - and she is Rotarian Diane Balay's daughter too!