A Message from Bob Houghtaling President, EG Academy Foundation
Welcome to the Academy Foundation's new web site. We are excited to have you visit our page and hope that it will inform you about things we are doing and are about to do. Since its inception the Academy has provided services that have educated Rhode Islanders to a myriad of social justice concerns. Over time we have extended our offerings to include programs like Youth to Youth, Safety Town, Pharm A.I.D. and many others. In short, we are a work in progress. I am hoping that one day soon you will either contact us or attend one of our programs. Your input regarding future initiatives will certainly be appreciated. Thanks for taking the time to check us out. Together we can work on producing ways to help people better understand each other!
Two hundred years of digging Have left so many scars On the earth and its people Who live beneath the stars
Tattoos on the mountains Of King’s lily white Plaguing the Holy Spirit Who resides within the site
Hoses hurling icicles At tightly huddled souls Who are seeking to protect a place That’s now so full of holes
The Capitol remains silent Much like the other years Except when taking action Like that for the Trail of Tears
The patriots of Standing Rock Fighting to be free From those attacking Mother Earth Near a place called Wounded Knee
Claim witness to this moment And if you can lend a hand Pray to your higher power That she’ll protect this sacred land
Two hundred years and counting Of a soulless trample-through Before history adds another page Tell me what you’d do?
The present crisis at Standing Rock is just another chapter in the ongoing struggle between the United States Government and our indigenous peoples. Hopefully this poem will serve as an impetus for a little soul searching that may finally result in a new perspective. God Bless America and all of its people. Bob Houghtaling
As the world shrinks, and its people’s population continues to expand, the need for us to understand each other has become paramount. While much work is needed to accomplish this, sometimes the ‘little things’ get the ball rolling. One of those ‘little things’ was a recent gathering of Muslims and Jews at Temple Torat Yisrael in East Greenwich RI. The event, which was called Abraham’s Tent, featured friends, food, song and an opportunity for folks to connect. It was a simple gesture of love. I was lucky enough to have attended this gathering and left inspired by possibility. Hopefully, the poem, It’s Now Time To Start, pays homage to a beautiful day.
Teen Center Friday Evenings at 6:00 pm Eldredge Elementary School Gymnasium Sponsored by the Town of East Greenwich and the Town Substance Abuse Program. Weekly drop-in location for teens to gather and 'hang out' with other teens.
Mulling it Over: with Bob Houghtaling Weekly Podcasts
Each week, Bob interviews guests on a number of topics from social justice issues, to education, substance abuse, society, health and other provocative topics. Turn on to 'Mulling it Over' to find out what's next on the agenda.
Magistrate John J. Flynn
Magistrate John J. Flynn discusses how the Rhode Island Adult Drug Court helps support individuals charged with Substance Abuse related crimes. Special emphasis is placed on accountability, family support and recognizing the uniqueness of each individual. Listen to Podcast 88
Contact Bob at 401-230-2246 www.egacademyfoundation.org