Take Action Lunch and Learn

Now is the time to come together to make a difference. Regardless of your political preferences, America is deeply divided, and one way to repair that divide is to come together to learn about issues facing everyone and devote our energy to making things better.

That’s what inspired Alisa Peskin-Shepherd and Transitions Legal to create this monthly series of lunch-and-learns, bringing people together in an intimate setting, for innovative networking, education and information, and ways to get involved.

RSVP here to join us! 

Each month, guest speakers present important issues to increase awareness and understanding and build communal participation. This new series seeks to inform participants about what we’re facing as a community and how we can work to overcome challenges through communication, teamwork and participation.   

Sessions held on Thursdays | 11:30 am – 12:30 pm 
Located at the Law Offices of Alisa Peskin-Shepherd
280. N. Old Woodward Avenue, Suite LL20 | Birmingham, MI 48009
Space is limited. Please register as soon as possible.

January 26, 2016

Sex Trafficking Awareness with Dr. Tracey Stulberg

February 16, 2017

Race Relations with Bankole Thompson

Speaker, Moderator, Political and Cultural Commentator, Opinion columnist at The Detroit News, and Host for “Redline with Bankole Thompson” on Super Station 910AM

March 23, 2017

Domestic Violence with Amna Osman

President and CEO of HAVEN

April 20, 2017

Earth Day with Trish Hubbell

Director of Community and Public Relations for the Greening of Detroit

May 18, 2017

Internet Safety with Dr. Barbara Ciaramitaro

Director of the Center for Cybersecurity Leadership, Chair, and a Professor of Information Technology and Cybersecurity at Walsh College

June 8, 2017

Immigrants and Refugees with Mihaela Mitrofan

Program Manager for New American Services at Samaritas

July 13, 2017

Freedom of Speech and Expression with Lynne Golodner

CEO/Founder, One Earth Writing, Author, and Chief Creative Officer, Your People LLC

August 17, 2017

Gender Equality and Sexual Orientation Protection with Lilianna Reyes

Program Services Director, Affirmations

October 19, 2017

Hunger with Justin Hiller

Stewardship Administrator, Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan

November 16, 2017

Voting Rights with Judge Fred Mester

Retired Oakland County Circuit Court Judge 

December 7, 2017

Homelessness and Poverty – a small panel discussion with 

Ryan Hertz, President & CEO, South Oakland Shelter

Frankie Piccirilli, Chief Development Officer, Coalition on Temporary Shelter


RSVP here and ensure that you specify what dates you will be attending. 

Lunch and Learn 2017 Schedule