Dr. Tina Gumienny of Texas Woman’s University
Look for Dr. Tina Gumienny, an assistant professor of biology at Texas Woman’s University, to be part of an informal question-and-answer session about science, technology, engineering and math at the Texas premiere of “Bombshell,” a movie about actress Hedy Lamarr‘s contributions to both Hollywood and, more surprisingly, STEM. Gumienny and others will encourage girls – and boys – to consider STEM careers.
The movie is at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at Studio Movie Grill – Northwest Highway in Dallas (10110 Technology Blvd. W). Tickets are $10 and available at https://www.prekindle.com/event/73888-bombshell-the-hedy-lamarr-story-dallas.
Alexandra Dean, the film’s director, also will attend the screening and will answer questions.
The Men of Nehemiah will host its third annual fundraiser at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, with a concert, featuring Christian recording artists Shane and Shane. The celebration will open with The Men of Nehemiah Choir.
Gateway Dallas – 12123 Hillcrest Road, Dallas, 75230
- General Admission – $25 per person
- Concert begins at 7 p.m. – doors open at 6:30 p.m. for general admission ticketholders.
- VIP Reception (by invitation only) – 6-6:45 p.m.
- Purchase tickets or sponsorships at https://menofnehemiah2017.auction-bid.org/microsite/.
- For more information, contact Cjones@themenofnehemiah.org or call 214-421-6705.
Located in South Dallas, The Men of Nehemiah is a ministry and recovery program for homeless and formerly incarcerated men with addictive disorders by providing residential accommodations, substance abuse treatment, counseling, life skills, job placement training, case management and an array of other recovery support services. This unique program blends a proven counseling and treatment regimen with Christ-centered principles & military discipline. The highly-structured recovery program is based upon 15 Biblical Principles which embrace the 12-step recovery model, as well as a robust military-style component which provides healthy disciplinary training.
The Men of Nehemiah was born out of an Army colonel’s desire to save his son. Pastor Louis Harrel Sr. – a former colonel in the U.S. Army and superintendent in The Church of God in Christ – originally established The Men of Nehemiah in New Orleans in 1994 to help his addicted son, Louis Jr. Following the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the son moved his family to Weatherford, where he met Roger McCasland, president and CEO of community development corporation Operation Relief Center. The south Dallas businessman shepherded the Louisiana transplant, mentoring and leading him to eventually establish The Men of Nehemiah in south Dallas in February 2010.
Program costs of The Men of Nehemiah are approximately $1,500 per man, per month to feed, clothe, house, train, counsel and disciple – significantly less than the cost of incarceration, which averages $2,500 a month per individual. The cost of Men of Nehemiah is also nearly 10 times less than it would cost to send each man to a for-profit rehabilitation facility.
The projected yearly budget for The Men of Nehemiah with a 50-bed capacity is $900,000. Nearly 50 percent of its graduates are gainfully employed, clean and restored in right relationship with their families and communities within three months of graduation.