The Oklahoma City Town Hall Lecture Series will begin September 16 and run through 2022, featuring the former Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden, a doctor who talks about aging brain and dementia prevention, award-winning travel expert, political analyst Trey Gowdy, expert on the Battle of Little Big Horn, and the artist who created Oklahoma City’s Land Run monument in Centennial Park.
“Our speakers engage the audience with stimulating and informative discussions on a wide range of topics that will bring cultural and educational enrichment to the vibrant Oklahoma community,” said City Hall President Dawn Hopkins.
The dates and speakers for the City Hall Lecture Series will include:
September 16 – Former SEAL Six team leader Robert O’Neill, who flew over 400 combat missions across four theaters of war during his service. During the raid on the Osama bin Laden compound, O’Neill became the SEAL that killed the mastermind of 9/11. O’Neill led the SEAL Six in many of the unit’s most famous missions, including rescues of “Lone Survivor” Marcus Lutrell in Afghanistan and Captain Richard Phillips, whose real story has been told. in the movie “Captain Phillips”. For his heroism, O’Neill has been decorated more than 50 times during his remarkable career. The audience will move away from the inspired lecture to move forward in the face of fear.
21st of October – Dr. Marc Milstein will speak on “Keeping the Aging Brain Healthy, Boosting Memory and Reducing the Risk of Dementia.” Milstein obtained his doctorate. in Biological Chemistry and an undergraduate degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology from UCLA. He conducts research on topics such as genetics, cancer, neuroscience and infectious diseases. Milstein specializes in presenting the latest research on human health in a way that entertains, educates and empowers the public to live better by providing scientific solutions to keep the brain healthy, increase productivity and maximize longevity.
November 18 – Award-winning TV personality and travel expert Samantha Brown has visited over 250 cities in 75 countries and 45 US states over the past 20 years, creating over 200 hours of TV programming along the way. Brown’s current PBS show, “Places to Love,” has won multiple Emmy Awards for Outstanding Travel / Adventure Program, among other categories. Brown will leave audiences feeling like they’ve traveled the world with her at the end of her presentation.
February 17 – A news personality and political commentator, Trey Gowdy is a former federal prosecutor and was a member of Congress in the South Carolina United States House of Representatives from 2011 to 2019. Gowdy now practices law in South Carolina and is the host of “America with Trey Gowdy”.
The 17th of March – Western historian Michael Donahue is an award-winning art professor and gallery director at Temple College in Temple, Texas. He served as an historical interpreter and ranger at the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument for 31 summer seasons, where he spoke to over a million visitors. As an authoritative historian on the Battle of Little Bighorn, Donahue’s insight has been the subject of several books and documentaries. His latest book, “Where the Rivers Ran Red,” is considered one of the best essays in Custer’s last fight. Donahue’s presentation will give the audience a better understanding of the infamous battle from a military and Native American perspective.
April 21th – Artist and sculptor Paul Moore has presented works in numerous national and international galleries and museums and has won many prestigious awards for his work. He is constantly in demand for portrait and monument commissions, sculpting more than 150 pieces over the past 40 years. With his two sons, he spent two decades sculpting 45 monument-sized bronze statues for the Centennial Land Run Monument in Oklahoma City, which was completed in December 2019. Moore’s presentation will bring the stories behind to life. the manufacture of these bronze statues.
All lectures will be held at 11 a.m. at the Servant’s Church, 14343 N MacArthur Blvd. The seats are limited. A season pass for all six conferences is available for $ 100. Individual tickets for any conference can be purchased for $ 25 on the day of the conference. In addition, lunch tickets are available in addition to conference tickets for an additional $ 120 for the season or $ 20 for each conference. CDC guidelines will be followed.
For more information, visit okctownhall.org.