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Online Happy Hour Series

Welcome to ESU Happy Hour! The ESU has planned a series of programs to connect and reach out to our members through programs that are engaging, fun, and informative on a wide variety of topics. Happy Hour programs bring to you guest speakers live and free of charge.  Speakers may also suggest a unique cocktail for you to create and enjoy at home. These programs are designed so ESU members and guests can learn and interact with our outstanding speakers. Many speakers will provide exciting participation opportunities with fun give away books and products at the end of each program.

We invite members to suggest topics for future ESU Happy Hour Programs at this link. Cheers!

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Happy Hour Season 3

Wednesday, November 3 from 4:00 PM (EDT)
Rusty Kanokogi and The History of Women's Olympic Judo
Jean Kanokogi

Rusty Kanokogi may not be a household name—yet—but in the world of competitive judo, she is one of the most renown unsung heroes of the past hundred years. In this dynamic Happy Hour presentation, Jean Kanokogi will share the uphill battle her mother waged in her more than fifty-year career in judo fighting for women's rights both on and off the mat  - a journey which ultimately led her in front of the roaring crowds of the Olympic Games. 

Jean Kanokogi, PhD, is a Senior Special Agent for the U.S. Government, with a career spanning twenty-three years in law enforcement. Jean has been the lead investigator on several high-profile cases, including the attacks on 9/11. "The daughter of women's judo," Jean is a fifth-degree black belt in judo and a highly respected sensei. She was on the U.S. national judo team, now known as USA Judo, and won several medals in international tournaments. She was one of the original signers of the American Civil Liberty Union suit to fight for women's rights in the sport of judo, and is the co-author of her mother's story. 

 

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