June 12th, 2023

Let’s Talk Video and PowerPoint Archived Resources

Here are archived resources from our Let’s Talk Series  (please, scroll down)

Let’s Talk Zooms are quick 30-minute conversations to help you learn more about what is happening in various parts of the mission-driven sector. These monthly gatherings connect you to leaders within our community and enable you to engage and ask questions.


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2023 Let’s Talk Video Recordings and Resources (please click on links below)

August (8/8) Let’s Talk: Employment Pathways with Challenge Workforce Solutions VIDEO and SLIDES

June (6/13) Let’s Talk: Arts & Culture with Ithaca Murals founder, Caleb Thomas VIDEO and SLIDES

April (4/11) Let’s Talk: Civic Engagement with Jeff Furman, Founder of Rejoice the Vote VIDEO and SLIDES

February (2/17) Let’s Talk: His(story) Lesson with Dr. Nia Nunn, Black History Month Edition VIDEO and SLIDES

January (1/10) Let’s Talk: Grants 101 with Choice Words Ithaca VIDEO and SLIDES

2022 Let’s Talk Video Recordings and Resources (please click on links below)

December (12/13) Let’s Talk: Connecting Communities with Christie Thornton, CEO, YMCA of Ithaca & Tompkins County VIDEO and SLIDES

November (11/8) Let’s Talk: Healthy Development of Children & Families with Kate Canino & Malinda Rees with the Child Development Council VIDEO

October (10/11) Let’s Talk: Community Building for Maternal Resilience with, Yael Daphna Saar, Mama’s Comfort Camp VIDEO and SLIDES

September (9/13) Let’s Talk: Suicide & Crisis with Deb Grantham, NAMI Finger Lakes VIDEO and SLIDES

August (8/9) Let’s Talk: Grassroots Action with Jordan Clemons, Unbroken Promise Initiative VIDEO  and SLIDES

July (7/12) Let’s Talk: Sexual and Reproductive Health Care Access with Dawn Cornell and Caroline Praderio, Planned Parenthood of Greater New York VIDEO  and SLIDES

June (6/14) Let’s Talk: Reimagining Public Safety with Karen Yearwood, City of Ithaca, Reimagining Public Safety Working Group  VIDEO and SLIDES

May (5/24) Let’s Talk: Resilient Communities with Janet Cotraccia, Community Foundation VIDEO and SLIDES

April (4/19)Let’s Talk: Human Rights  VIDEO and SLIDES  with Peyi Soyinka-Airewele and Ruth Yarrow, Tompkins County Human Rights Commission

March (3/8) Let’s Talk: Mental Health, VIDEO with Frank Kruppa, Tompkins County Public Health Director and Mental Health Commissioner

February (2/8) Let’s Talk: Local Food System  VIDEO and SLIDES  with Katie Hallas, Tompkins Food System Plan Coordinator, Tompkins Food Future

January (postponed) Let’s Talk: Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence with Heather Campbell, Advocacy Center


2021 Let’s Talk Video Recordings and Resources

January 12 Let’s Talk: Substance Use Disorder Services, VIDEO with Angela Sullivan, Executive Director of the Alcohol and Drug Council

February 9 Let’s Talk: People with Disabilities, VIDEO with Jan Lynch, Executive Director of the Finger Lakes Independence Center (FLIC)

March 9 Let’s Talk: Mental Health, VIDEO with Frank Kruppa, Tompkins County Mental Health Commissioner

April 6 Let’s Talk: COVID-19 Response, VIDEOPowerPoint with Janet Cotraccia, Chief Impact Officer, Community Foundation

May 4 Let’s Talk: Summer Camp, VIDEOPowerPoint with Kate Shanks-Booth, Director of Tompkins County Youth Services

June 1 Let’s Talk: Arts & Culture, VIDEOPowerPoint with Megan Barber, Executive Director of Community Arts Partnership (CAP)

July 20 Let’s Talk: Farming, Justice and Land Access, VIDEOPowerPoint with Christa Nunez, Director of Khuba International

August 24 Let’s Talk: Child Care, VIDEOPowerPoint with Sue Dale-Hall, CEO, Child Development Council

September 28 Let’s Talk: Housing and 2-1-1 Services, VIDEOPowerPoint with Simone Gatson and Brett Irish, Housing Specialists, Human Services Coalition

October 26 Let’s Talk: Environment,  VIDEOPowerPoint  with Andy Zepp, Finger Lakes Land Trust

November 9 Let’s Talk: Campus, Community, & COVID, VIDEO with Gary Stewart, Cornell University

December 7  Let’s Talk: Immigration,   VIDEO  Powerpoint A and Powerpoint B       Immigration Volunteer Opportunities    with Khandikile Sokoni, Counsel, Grossman Young & Hammond, LLC and Stephen Yale-Loehr, Professor, Cornell University and Counsel, Miller Mayer, LLP

August – December 2020 Monthly Let’s Talk virtual conversations with nonprofit sector leaders

August 5 Let’s Talk: K-12 Schools, VIDEO with Dr. Jeffrey A. Matteson, District Superintendent and CEO of the Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES)

September 2 Let’s Talk: Housing, VIDEO with Liddy Bargar, Coordinator of Housing Initiatives, Human Services Coalition

October 7 Let’s Talk: Food System, VIDEO with Holly Payne, Tompkins County COVID-19 Food Task Force Coordinator

November 18 Let’s Talk: Workers, VIDEO with Pete Meyers, Coordinator of Tompkins Workers Center

December 15 Let’s Talk: Community and Neighborhoods, VIDEO with Travis Brooks, Deputy Director of Greater Ithaca Activities Center (GIAC) and Director of My Brother’s Keeper Ithaca