Noelle Mandell

Screen Shot 2015-07-11 at 11.43.07 AMNoelle Mandell- Chief Executive Officer

n@texasmillennialinstitute.org

Noelle Mandell was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in Philosophy. Noelle has worked tirelessly on and off campus to promote the ideas of social and economic freedom both in the Lone Star State and beyond. Under Noelle’s leadership, a bustling network of like-minded individuals came together in various capacities across the state to present these ideas in innovative formats, creating venues for conversations that know no common boundaries. Through these events, Noelle realized the need to continue cultivating this newfound platform. Thus, she co-founded the Texas Millennial Institute and serves as the CEO.

In addition to her work as an activist, Noelle is the Vice President and co-organizer of Deck the Halls, a non-profit organization that creates and produces an annual holiday parade to celebrate cultural diversity in Houston. Outside of trying to directly make the world a better place, Noelle enjoys ordering iced mochas with almond milk at local artisanal coffee shops, getting shellac manicures, making memories with friends and reminiscing about those memories later on, perusing social media like any other millennial, practicing with her roller derby team, reading and discussing philosophical texts or watching Netflix Originals with her girlfriend, and having dinner out with her family.

Personal Influences: Maria Montessori, Deidre McCloskey, Ayn Rand, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Tara Smith, Albert Camus, Lana Del Rey, as well as some people on our BOA, Angela Keaton, Dan D’Amico, and Marsha Enright.

Favorite Acronym: TMI, for obvious reasons!

Most important issues: LGBTQ awareness & liberation, criminal justice reform and ending the drug war, (as well as addressing the cultural stigmas connected with them), addressing problematic foreign policy and the subsequent erosion of civil liberties, protecting economic freedom in the Lone Star State specifically, popularizing artisanal coffee, and validating Philosophy degrees.

Favorite quote about Texas: “Texas has yet to learn submission to any oppression, come from what source it may.” – Sam Houston

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Socratic Happy Hour: A Free Man's Worship

February 19, 2018, 7:30pm - February 19, 2018, 9:30pm

It's 2018 and we're back with our next opportunity to get together and critically examine a philosophical text. Here's what the future has in store: Join us over drinks and discussion of Bertrand Russell’s 1903 essay, “A Free Man’s Worship.” Sable will be leading us through the essay, socratic seminar style. Participants will join for an hour-long discussion where we address open-ended questions based on the text, listen to each others comments and respond thoughtfully, and walk away with a better understanding of the topic at hand as well as connecting more with those who attend. We will convene on Monday, February 19th at 7:30 PM to discuss our momentary presence in the epic cosmic drama unfolding all around us, and how to live as part of it. Brew and Brew has informed us that we’ll be sharing the room with a tarot card reader; we’ve selecting this reading with that knowledge in mind, which should make our discussion all the more interesting. Oh, and did we mention: Your first drink is on us! You can find the reading here: tinyurl.com/FreeMansWorship *This event is open to anyone interested in having conducive dialogue about the essay at hand and those that agree to come prepared to engage on the text. Please read the essay beforehand (we'll provide a PDF on the page and hard copies in person).

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It's 2018 and we're back with our next opportunity to get together and critically examine a philosophical text. Here's what the future has in store:

Join us over drinks and discussion of Bertrand Russell’s 1903 essay, “A Free Man’s Worship.” Sable will be leading us through the essay, socratic seminar style. Participants will join for an hour-long discussion where we address open-ended questions based on the text, listen to each others comments and respond thoughtfully, and walk away with a better understanding of the topic at hand as well as connecting more with those who attend.

We will convene on Monday, February 19th at 7:30 PM to discuss our momentary presence in the epic cosmic drama unfolding all around us, and how to live as part of it. Brew and Brew has informed us that we’ll be sharing the room with a tarot card reader; we’ve selecting this reading with that knowledge in mind, which should make our discussion all the more interesting. Oh, and did we mention: Your first drink is on us!

You can find the reading here: tinyurl.com/FreeMansWorship

*This event is open to anyone interested in having conducive dialogue about the essay at hand and those that agree to come prepared to engage on the text. Please read the essay beforehand (we'll provide a PDF on the page and hard copies in person).
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Socratic Happy Hour: A Free Man's Worship

February 19, 2018, 7:30pm - February 19, 2018, 9:30pm

It's 2018 and we're back with our next opportunity to get together and critically examine a philosophical text. Here's what the future has in store: Join us over drinks and discussion of Bertrand Russell’s 1903 essay, “A Free Man’s Worship.” Sable will be leading us through the essay, socratic seminar style. Participants will join for an hour-long discussion where we address open-ended questions based on the text, listen to each others comments and respond thoughtfully, and walk away with a better understanding of the topic at hand as well as connecting more with those who attend. We will convene on Monday, February 19th at 7:30 PM to discuss our momentary presence in the epic cosmic drama unfolding all around us, and how to live as part of it. Brew and Brew has informed us that we’ll be sharing the room with a tarot card reader; we’ve selecting this reading with that knowledge in mind, which should make our discussion all the more interesting. Oh, and did we mention: Your first drink is on us! You can find the reading here: tinyurl.com/FreeMansWorship *This event is open to anyone interested in having conducive dialogue about the essay at hand and those that agree to come prepared to engage on the text. Please read the essay beforehand (we'll provide a PDF on the page and hard copies in person).

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