Friday Evening – Presentation and Dessert
The Friday Night event this year will be a presentation of “Michelle Obama’s Roots” by Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak.
Megan shares how and why she researched the First Lady’s ancestry and what she discovered along the way. The talk highlights Mrs. Obama’s multi-cultural, seriously Southern (11 states), and Great Migration heritage, including the story of Dolphus T. Shields and his mother, Melvina McGruder, that was featured on the front page of the New York Times.
Saturday – 4 Sessions and Lunch
Saturday will be 4 sessions with our Speaker.
We’re looking for input from prospective attendees about what topics they’d like to hear on Saturday. Please fill out the poll so we can gauge the interest in Megan’s topics. The list of Megan’s topics can be seen here.
We will take the popularity of different topics as a guide when planning the 4 sessions.
Attendees will be able to choose to attend either Friday evening, or Saturday, or a “Combo Meal” of both at a reduced price.