Speaker Date Topic
Steve Brown, Past TRF Trustee Jan 25, 2019
Club Assembly

Club Assembly with Speaker Steve Brown and all Avenues of Service Chair.

Jose L. Cruz Feb 01, 2019
San Diego Council on Literacy
Jose Cruz is the chief executive officer for the San Diego Council on Literacy, a model urban literacy coalition. He has 33 years of experience in the literacy field and is completing his 12th year as his organization’s CEO. He is the recipient of the 2003 Union-Tribune, “Educator of the Year” award and past-president of the National Alliance of Urban Literacy Coalitions.
Jose also serves as a board officer for ProLiteracy, the largest literacy organization in the world. He is the host of wsRadio’s “Literacy For All” show, which is broadcast live from San Diego to support literacy efforts across the nation and internationally.
Grant Barrett Feb 08, 2019
A Way with Words
A Way with Words
Linda Canada Feb 15, 2019
Japanese Americans in San DIego
Japanese Americans in San DIego

Linda Canada is a historian of San Diego history.  Linda Canada holds an undergraduate degree in History from UCLA, and a
law degree from Loyola University in Los Angeles. Twenty years after leaving
legal practice she still considers herself a “recovering lawyer.” She has
worked exclusively in the field of local history for those 20 years.
In 2005 Linda began serving as the archivist for the Japanese American
Historical Society of San Diego (JAHSSD), and was its President 2009-2012.
In addition to writing for publication about local history, Linda speaks to many
local groups and visitors about San Diego and its colorful past. She also
leads walking tours of many historic neighborhoods and attractions in San Diego.

Dr. Dan Chong Feb 22, 2019
Human Rights

Dr. Dan Chong is an Arthur Vining Davis Fellow at Rollins, teaching courses in international human rights, global poverty, and peace and conflict resolution. He has led international field study courses focused on human rights and development to Tanzania, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, South Africa, and the Thai-Burma border. His first book, Freedom from Poverty: NGOs and Human Rights Praxis (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011), analyzes the methods that NGOs use to advocate for rights to food, housing and health care. His most recent book, Debating Human Rights (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2014), examines major controversies in the field of human rights. He has contributed to journals such as Development and Change, Human Rights Review, and Global Environmental Politics. He also serves as the Faculty Director for the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Hub at Rollins College.