Tuesdays @ Dorry’s gathers “conversation partners” weekly for informal table talk. There is no charge. Just come and order your food from Sylvia and enjoy the discussion and the company. Please join us. No reservations are needed. Tuesdays @ Dorry’s is coordinated by Dorry’s friends at Memorial United Methodist Church, Congregation Kol Ami, Sisters of the Divine Compassion and The White Plains Examiner.
Oct 13 - Mitch Polay-What Mitch Learned in China about World War II - The period from the mid 1930s to 1945 was arguably one of the bloodiest periods in human history. The NAZI genocide called the Holocaust (or Shoah) is well documented but sadly it was not the only mass atrocity that took place. The Japanese Occupation of China, Korea and the Philippines rivaled in brutality the Germans’ occupation of Europe. Mitch Polay spent the summer in China studying the Japanese atrocities in China and specifically in the then capital city of Nanjing, where approximately 300,000 people were slaughtered. He will discuss the events of his study tour as well as talk about an unlikely hero: a German citizen who saved hundreds of Chinese civilians. His name is John Rabe. Mitch Polay has been widely acclaimed for his teaching about the Holocaust, and has spoken at Dorry’s several times, teaching about events and asking us to think what they mean for us today. Lively debate is encouraged.
October 20 - Judy Troilo, Executive Director, The LOFT: The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center. Judy Troilo joined The LOFT team as Executive Director in November 2014. At Dorry’s she will discuss the organization’s mission, vision, programming and accomplishments, and she will provide an overview of LGBT history and timely topics such as marriage equality and transgender awareness. A graduate of the School of Visual Arts (BFA) in NYC, Judy is an artist, filmmaker, musician, activist, and executive. She brings a wealth of experience in both the not-for-profit sector and arts and entertainment industry to her position at The LOFT. She believes in a purposeful life and feels strongly that by working there she is achieving her goal to (as The LOFT states) “Advocate for, Educate, and Celebrate” her own LGBT community.