Seeing Through Others’ Eyes

Featuring author Kent Nerburn

Sunday, October 15, 2017 – 4:00pm  |  Finger Lakes Community College
Moderated by Dr. Anne Eisenberg

Seeing through others’ eyes, listening with intent to understand; few grapple with cross cultural communication like Kent Nerburn. Author of a celebrated trilogy illuminating the Lakota experience that began with 1996’s eloquent Neither Wolf Nor Dog, Mr. Nerburn’s latest book is Voices in the Stones: Life Lessons from the Native Way. He has also written with deep insight on European-American Judeo-Christian ethics in books such as Simple Truths, Make Me An Instrument of Your Peace, and Letters To My Son.

Mr. Nerburn will discuss how we must listen to each other with respect and civility in order to build a better world through shared Wisdom. A devoted Christian, his perspective gains even greater power when we consider the legacy of the Seneca in our own region and confront the challenge of globalization. His is a compelling argument that clearer vision is best possible when we see through each other’s eyes.

SUNY Geneseo Sociology Professor Dr. Anne Eisenberg will moderate the discussion. Dr. Eisenberg features Neither Wolf Nor Dog in her annual Sociology course entitled “Individual and Society”.

Quote From Voices in the Stones: “We are common kin, born of a common earth, far deeper and far richer than the movements of people and events that take place upon the surface of creation. That is why we feel the presence of ghosts when we stand on hallowed ground – the battlefield at Gettysburg, the hard stones of Dachau, the rocky promontory of Masada, the lonely hilltop at Wounded Knee.”

Click here for a profile article in the Canandaigua Daily Messenger.

Wine. Food. Who Could Ask for Anything More?

Featuring Wine Critic Eric Asimov

Sunday, November 5, 2017 – 4:00pm  |  Finger Lakes Community College

The wine industry has become foundational to the economy of the Finger Lakes, giving the region an international reputation. Eric Asimov is the chief wine critic of The New York Times, one of the nation’s leading experts on the industry, and the author of How to Love Wine: A Memoir and Manifesto,’ published by William Morrow, and Wine With Food: Pairing Notes and Recipes From The New York Times,’ written with recipes by Florence Fabricant and published by Rizzoli.

Mr. Asimov’s weekly column appears in the Food section of The Times. Naturally, he is on Twitter and Instagram, too, @EricAsimov. A collection of his columns is included in The New York Times Book of Wine, published by Sterling Epicure.

Before he started writing full-time about wine in 2004, Asimov wrote primarily about restaurants and food. He created the $25 and Under restaurant reviews in 1992 and wrote them through 2004. He is a co-author of five editions of The New York Times Guide to Restaurants, and published four editions of  $25 and Under: A Guide to the Best Inexpensive Restaurants in New York. In 2013 he was inducted into the James Beard Foundation’s Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America.

Asimov Quote: “A great wine, even a good wine, has the capacity to surprise and to move, and perhaps even to scare!”

Trump: Day 365. What Just Happened?!?

Featuring Author David Cay Johnston

Sunday, January 28, 2018 – 4:00pm  |  Finger Lakes Community College

David Cay Johnston returns to the GME Canandaigua Forum on January 28, 2018. One of America’s foremost experts on our current President, Mr. Johnston is the author of The Making of Donald Trump, which among the many Trump biographies is the No. 1 bestseller, available in 10 languages. His new, and as yet untitled, book on the Trump presidency will be published in January by Simon & Schuster.

Mr. Johnston, a Brighton resident since 1993, is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter, and founder of, a nonprofit news service which covers what President Trump and Congress do, rather than what they Tweet and say. He is a columnist for The Daily Beast, Investopedia and Tax Notes magazine. His acquisition of Mr. Trump’s 2005 tax return was a major scoop for MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show earlier this year. The information gives real insight into possible motivations for the President’s recent outline on proposed federal tax reform, which would include significant tax breaks that would benefit Mr. Trump’s business interests.

The Forum looks forward to Mr. Johnston’s insights on the sure to be remarkable first 365 Days of the Presidency of Donald J. Trump.

Quote from The Making of Donald Trump: “To disagree with Trump is to be wrong. To portray Trump in a way that does not fit with his image of himself is to be a loser. It is an approach to life that may work in business (where Trump can walk out and not deal with people who displease him), but government leaders do not enjoy that luxury, especially the president of the United States.”

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