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Conroy Speakers Series

Timely Topics. Thoughtful Conversations.

Since its inception in 2016, the Conroy Speaker Series has provided opportunities for community members to come together to learn about and discuss topics related to the work we do.

Coming up:

One Yellow Tulip at a Time: Smashing the Stigma + Spreading Hope

April 26, 2023, 6:00-7:30PM in Lancaster, Ma.

The Conroy Speakers Series presents One Yellow Tulip at a Time: Smashing the Stigma and Spreading Hope with the Yellow Tulip Project. Come for an honest and open presentation and conversation about mental health and suicide.

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The Charles P. Conroy Speakers Series

Since 2016

The Dr. Charles P. Conroy Speakers Series focuses on bringing members of our community together for lectures and discussions on a wide range of topics related to the various programs and services we provide at RFK Community Alliance. We invite you to attend these free, and informative sessions which are open to the public.

In recognition of his dedicated service and numerous accomplishments as Executive Director and CEO of Perkins (1987-2015), the Perkins Board of Trustees named its speakers series in honor of Dr. Charles P. Conroy. During the course of his twenty-eight years at Perkins, Dr. Conroy advanced the quality of services, as well as the number of individuals served. In addition to his impact on Perkins’ growth and services, Dr. Conroy was an involved community member and thought-leader in the fields of education and human services. He was an active member of not-for-profit boards, as well as civic and community agencies.

Past Events

Compassionate Leadership: A Conversation With Donato Tramuto, Dr. Eric Dickson, and Penny Outlaw, moderated by Peter Stanton.

Anxiety Management with a Student Perspective: Presented by Bridget Matte, M.Ed., LSW, CTTS, CGP, CCATP-CA, and Rileigh, a student at Doctor Franklin Perkins School.

Bipolar Unmasked: Living, Loving, Thriving and Embracing Mental Wellness. Presented by Hakeem Rahim.

Cultivating Resilience During Complex Times: Presented by Kristen Lee, Ed.D., LICSW.

A Community Conversation: Discussing Race & Racism. Panel Discussion featuring Sedruola Maruska, Wil Darcangelo, Juliette M. Willoughby Esq., MSW, Lieutenant Everett Moody, Joe Howell, and Laura Friend.

Mindful Living During a Pandemic: Presented by Marjatta Moimas.

SCREENAGERS: Next Chapter. Film Screening and Discussion, facilitated by Sharon Lowry, MSW and Bridget Matte, M.Ed.

Live, Learn, Grow, A suicide attempt survivor’s story: Presented by Craig Miller.

SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age. Film Screening and Discussion, facilitated by Sharon Lowry, MSW and Bridget Matte, M.Ed.

The Collaborative Problem Solving Approach: Presented by J. Stuart Ablon, PhD.

The Physiology of Addiction: Presented by Dr. Ruth Potee.

Every. Dollar. Helps.

We rely on the generosity of donations to ensure the continuation of these free events. Please consider a gift.