Virtual Town Hall - What is Scottsdale's Story?

Thursday, Nov. 19 | 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Register to join an online conversation using a thought-starter TED Talk video, "The Danger of a Single Story" by novelist Chimamanda Adichie.

Five dynamic panel members will share how our Scottsdale culture is composed of many overlapping stories. As part of the audience, you will be asked to view the video in advance and then share your thoughts during the conversation. We want to hear about your takeaways from the video, discuss Scottsdale’s story and other "single story" experiences.

This live conversation will allow attendees to listen and consider the many ways community stories might reveal something unexpected and enlightening.

Please register if you would like to attend

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Stuart Rhoden Dr. Stuart Rhoden

Scottsdale Human Relations Commissioner, Instructor at ASU where he teaches Sociology, Critical Thinking and Academic Success, serves on multiple civic and education related committee in the community.

Meet the Panelists:

Laetitia Hua Laetitia Hua

Ms. Hua works at a criminal defense firm assisting with juvenile life cases and is an advocate for criminal justice, global awareness, culture diversity and inclusion, former Vice Chairwoman for the Phoenix Sister Cities Taipei Committee, recognized for her work on building global ties by the Arizona Senate, the Arizona Department of Education, and the Taiwan Ministry of Education, Miss Scottsdale 2017 and Miss Maricopa County 2019.

Marion Kelly Marion Kelly

Director for the Office of Community and Business Relations at Mayo Clinic, leader in building solid neighbor, civic and corporate relationships, diversity and inclusion advocate, experiences include teaching elementary education and working in the United States Senate, serving his local community as a committee member, partner, and board member for several organizations, proud father to four adult children and six grandchildren.

ShaRon Rea ShaRon Rea

Founder of the global movement, No Judgment. Just Love.®, certified family communication and relationships coach, owner of The Whole Family Coaching, proud resident of Scottsdale for 23 years, mom to two adult daughters, ages 29 and 23.

Bob Frost Bob Frost

Retired city employee, former Parks and Recreation Commissioner, Chaplain United States Marine Corps League, life member of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale.

Shannon Rivers Shannon Rivers

Indigenous Peoples Human Rights activist, proud member of the Akimel O’otham (River People) Nation, born and raised on the Gila River Indian Community, delegate and participant at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, instrumental in assisting the implementation of the United National Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and is a National American Traditional/Cultural advisor to the Indigenous inmate population at state prisons in Arizona and California.

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