SPRING 2018 PARENT EDUCATION EVENTS

 


Science and Faith Talk: "Exhausted From Your Insta-Snap-Tweet-Texting Life?"

Tuesday, March 20, 7:00 p.m. at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church (5308 Buffalo Speedway)

Want to be less exhausted by the digital world? Felicia Wu Song's lecture will discuss the transformation of self and community brought about through our prevailing digital practices. Dr. Song will put forth how a theological anthropology focused on humans as embodied creatures connected to God and each other can restore our intended sense of personhood and community that have been misshaped by our digital culture.

Felicia Wu Song is Associate Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Sociology and Anthropology Department at Westmont College.  She received her PhD in Sociology from the University of Virginia, MA in Communication Studies from Northwestern, and BA in History from Yale.

"My research lies at the intersection of the sociology of culture and the sociology of technology. As someone interested in the social and cultural effects of social media and digital technology—for example, how our lives and understandings are shaped by how we use our cellphones or how we use Facebook—I am often struck by how much we let technology mold the rhythms of our lives and the relationships we have, and how little power we feel we have to do otherwise. Studying the place of technology in our lives forces me to see how living in a countercultural way—something as simple as not checking email on the weekends—incurs real costs and sacrifice."

Free Childcare Available! Please email Kelly Lewis with the name(s) and age(s) of your child(ren) by Friday, March 16

Merrill Lynch Discussion on 2018 Tax Law Changes

Thursday, March 22, 8:15 a.m. in the Solarium 

Please join us for refreshments and a lively panel discussion and conversation about managing Family Priorities after the 2018 Tax Law Changes including:

  • Education Costs
  • Charitable Giving
  • Planning for Higher Education 
  • Other Life Events


Merrill Lynch Guests include:

Darin Mast, Senior VP, Wealth Management Advisor (and Presbyterian School parent)

Marcia Mazingo VP, Senior Financial Advisor

Dianne H. Walter, Senior VP, Trust Specialist

 

Questions?

If you have any questions about a parent education event, please contact Director of Special Events and Volunteers, Mimi Hayes, at mhayes@pshouston.org.  Feedback from events and suggestions for future events are also appreciated.

 

 

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