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The Fresno City College Speakers Forum presents Jamie Tworkowski, founder of To Write Love on Her Arm.

Jamie Tworkowski
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
11:00 a.m.
OAB Auditorium
Reception: OAB 251

PDF File: Jamie Tworkowski Poster

Jamie TworkowskiTo Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA)
A Non-Profit Group Helping Those Who Suffer From Depression, Addiction, Self-injury, and Suicidal Tendencies

Founded by Jamie Tworkowski in 2006, To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA) is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide.

TWLOHA began as the simple attempt to tell the story of a friend in need, but quickly grew into an internet phenomenon. Supported by bands such as Switchfoot, Anberlin and Paramore, TWLOHA spread quickly throughout the music community. Now, with one of the largest online audiences of any non-profit on Facebook and Twitter, the TWLOHA team has responded to over 170,000 messages from 100 countries. TWLOHA has also given over one million dollars directly to treatment and recovery. The organization has been featured on NBC Nightly News, CBS Sunday Morning, MTV and Rolling Stone Magazine. Most recently, TWLOHA won the one million dollar grand prize in the American Giving Awards presented by Chase.

 

 

 

 Winston Scott
Thursday, March 19, 2015
12:00 p.m.
OAB Auditorium
Reception: OAB 251


Captain Winston Scott, USN-Ret. is a former NASA astronaut. His journey to the stars is a testament to the power of perseverance and vision. Raised in Miami, Scott's largely segregated education provided little access to resources, but his own determination combined with the dedication of his teachers set him on an inspiring path of achievement. Winston E. Scott was selected by NASA and reported to the Johnson Space Center in August 1992. He served as a mission specialist on STS-72 in 1996 and STS-87 in 1997, and has logged a total of 24 days, 14 hours and 34 minutes in space, including 3 spacewalks totaling 19 hours and 26 minutes. Winston Scott retired from NASA and the U.S. Navy at the end of July 1999. He is currently the Dean of the College of Aeronautics at Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida. (www.winstonescott.com)



Max Brooks
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
11:00 a.m.
OAB Auditorium
Reception: OAB 251


Max Brooks is the bestselling author of "World War Z", "The Zombie Survival Guide" and its graphic companion, "The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks." His new comic book series, "The Extinction Parade" is available in print from Avatar Comics and can be downloaded from Comixology.com. His upcoming graphic novel "The Harlem Hellfighters" will debut in April of 2014 from Broadway Books. (maxbrooks.com) 


 

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