The Sunday Breakfast Club seeks to serve the Greater Philadelphia community through inspired programming and stimulating conversation with fellow members and guest speakers selected for their accomplishments, service, and leadership. Members must register for all programs. A notice with details about each program will be e-mailed to all members three weeks prior to the event.
The theme of the 2017-18 program of the Sunday Breakfast Club will be GLOBAL ISSUES, LOCAL INSIGHTS.
Feb 7 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
No topic is more controversial or more vital to the question of what kind of nation American hopes to become. From its past as a major immigration port to its present as a “sanctuary city,” Philadelphia has always been at the center of that dialogue. We’ll present a panel of players from the front-lines of the city’s immigration discussion.
Mar 7 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
How do you keep journalism robust after its business model has broken into a thousand pieces? How do you keep public media strong when government funding is under annual threat? How do you help the ordinary person sort “fake news” from authentic, reliable reporting? Invitees (none yet confirmed) will be: Jim Friedlich, head of the Lenfest Institute; Kathleen Pavelko, CEO of WITF public media and the new Pennsylvania Post, and Molly De Aguiar, managing director of the News Integrity Initiative.
Apr 4 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
No business sector is more central to the regional economy, and its supply of jobs, than health care. No one can predict right now what the state of play will be next May in the great health care debate in Washington. Wherever things stand next spring, we’ll present local experts and leaders in the sector who can explain how decisions in D.C. will ripple out to Philly.
May 2 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Since the Marcellus Shale opened up to drilling, some in Philadelphia have dreamed of supercharging the regional economy by turning the city into a major energy hub. Others worry that Pennsylvania’s long history of damaging its environment by giving too broad a welcome to resource extractors is repeating itself. We’ll hear from both sides of the discussion.