Each week, Bob interviews guests on a number of topics from social justice issues, to education, substance abuse, society, health and other provocative topics. Tune into 'Mulling it Over' to find out what's next on the agenda.
Current Topics Focus on International Peace Month Featuring:
Superior Court Justice Brian Stern, explains the advantages of Restorative Justice and how such measures empower victims as well as ameliorate recidivism rates.
Dr Lewis Dodley: UBUNTU, a nationally recognized leader in diversity and youth issues, Lew discusses how learned behaviors lead to some negative 'isms'
Dr. Lews Dodley: UBUNTU Part 2, how learned behaviors lead to 'isms' continued
Michael Chea: Coming to America, how he and his family survived the 'killing fields' in Cambodia
Tom Joyce: An Evolving Role, serving as a police officer for 48 years and the changes
FOCUSING ON YOUTH ISSUES
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
St. Luke's Church in East Greenwich
6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
The EGHS Teen Leadership Consortium (TLC) is hosting a ‘Meet the Candidates Night’ on Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 from 6:30 pm – 8:45 pm at St. Luke’s Church. The purpose of the event is to enhance community awareness about youth related issues, provide candidates an opportunity to connect with young people and offer East Greenwich residents a different kind of opportunity for residents to interact with candidates.
Throughout the evening, each candidate will be introduced by the students and allotted 3 (three) minutes to provide their thoughts on youth related issues. Afterwards, candidates will be encouraged to 'meet and mingle' with both students and residents in an informal setting. Refreshments will be served, as well.
The TLC is a unique youth leadership 'think tank' designed to promote critical thinking and problem solving using Socratic techniques. This particular group has been meeting weekly for three years and has worked to identify both school/community issues, develop solutions to address them, and create new opportunities. In the past, the TLC has helped create parent forums, a high school club fair, and improved school schedule changes. They have been working on this election year initiative for several months.
TLC coordinator Bob Houghtaling stated, “In short, the future is dependent on today’s young people. With this type of youth led program, it’s a wonderful way to start.”
As a supporter of youth activities and empowerment, the East Greenwich Academy Foundation is proud to co-sponsor the event as a unique leadership development opportunity for all involved.
If you have any questions about the TLC or the event, please feel free to contact TLC coordinator, Bob Houghtaling at 401-230-2246.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Over 60 people joined together to celebrate an International Day of Peace on Sunday, September 21st at the Swift Community Center. Speakers at the event included community favorite, Lew Dodley, The Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies at URI, Chuck Wilson and some great music provided by The Three Amigos A short walk around the Hill was enjoyed by several of the participants. We thank East Greenwich Citizens Who Care for co-sponsoring the event and look forward to doing this again next year.
Photos from the 2014 Eastern States Youth-to-Youth Annual Conference at URI.
Can't wait to see everyone again next year!