Main Topic: Supporting the Next Generation
Main Speaker: Kevin Bolling
Music: Smythe and Taylor
Main talk Summary:
The next generation in the United States is more secular and social justice-oriented than previous generations. Kevin Bolling will share about the mindset of millennials and Generation Z, what the Secular Student Alliance is doing across the county, about the current tactics of conservative religious campus ministries, and what local secular groups can do to encourage and engage the upcoming generation.
Speaker Bio :
Kevin is the executive director of the Secular Student Alliance. He has served in that position since 2017. Kevin brings with him 20 years of nonprofit leadership experience. His career has included over 10 years of student association management and on-campus program development from Los Angeles to Boston. For 10 years, Kevin served as the Executive Director of the California Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Foundation, a charitable trust serving the healthcare needs of the industries’ largely immigrant workforce. Most recently, Kevin served as the Director of Philanthropy at the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles, a major LGBTQ arts advocacy organization, whose youth outreach work has moved thousands of hearts and minds across the US towards embracing LGBTQ equality.
Musician Bio :
Smythe & Taylor formed in 1999 when a friend asked TC if she could sub for him at a coffee shop gig. She only knew a handful of songs, but there was $85 to be had! A co-worker suggested she go up to the 28th floor of the office building where she worked to find a fellow named Gary Taylor. It was rumored that he knew how to play over 1000 songs! After getting acquainted, they scheduled a rehearsal to prepare for the one-off gig at Diedrich’s Coffee in the Montrose area of Houston. 24 years, 13 recordings, and 12 European tours later, ‘S&T’ have become well known for their symbiotic harmonies, comedic timing, excellent sound quality, and their unique “3D” style of guitar playing. After Gary won the Woody Guthrie Songwriting Award, S&T were nominated in 5 categories of the Texas Music Awards. They won the “Popular Cover” and “Vocal Group of the Year” awards. Since 2009, S&T have hosted the High Peaks Music Festival in Westcliffe, Colorado, and have enjoyed a standing invitation to bookend the Sweet Home Fest in Guildford, England since 2017. S&T have played hundreds of venues but enjoy performing at listening rooms, festivals, and house concerts the best.
We are back to our regular start time of 10:30 AM. Doors open at 10:00 AM
The Montrose Center
401 Branard St #107
Houston, TX 77006
We are on the first floor of the Montrose Center (One level above the ground floor) in room #107 across from the elevators. You will need to take either the stairs or the elevator to get to Floor 1
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