Tue 21 May

Tall Ships Erie Lecture Series: Story of 'Niagara 4' – Erie's Historic Tall Ship

Fleet William Sabatini Insiders call Erie's historic tall ship "Niagara 4," referring to the U.S. BrigNiagara that was launched in 1988. Niagara serves as Pennsylvania'sflagship, and has del... Read More »
Wed 22 May

The Berlin Wall Thirty Years Later: Legacies and Lessons

Jackson Janes On November 9, 1989, the fall of the Berlin Wall—and subsequent German unity—was a dreamcome true for Germans. Over the next few yearsthe dream of a larger Europe,... Read More »
Thu 23 May

From 2.3 GPA to D.O.C.: Mentors; Mantras; and Hip-Hop

Chuck Herring Ed.D. This presentation provides participants theopportunity to go on a journey with Dr. Herring from1984 until the present. Along the way, he will sharethrough anecdotes, q... Read More »

Advancing Community Progress in Erie, Pennsylvania

The Jefferson Educational Society (JES) of Erie is a nonprofit institution where conversations commence and ideas take action. We were founded to promote civic enlightenment and community progress for the Erie Region through the study, research, and discussion of those ideas and events that have influenced the human condition. The Society offers courses, seminars, and lectures which explain the central ideas that have formed the past, assist in exploring the present, and offer guidance to enhance the civic future of the Erie Region.