GISH PICKS Educational Opportunities
Dear GISH PICKS reader:
I hope you are getting ready for a super duper weekend! If you didn’t get a chance to read this week’s edition of GISH PICKS with all my suggestions for family fun, please click here and you’ll be in the know.
I send out GISH PICKS as a way to inform the community about cultural activities each week but occasionally I get information on other events such as these educational ones. So I wanted to let you know about them in hopes that you’ll attend and/or you’ll pass this information on. My goal is to inform you and not to annoy you.
TRANSITIONS: Are you experiencing change in your life (and who isn’t?!)? Learn how to handle it with ease to be DYN-O-MITE TNT in my “Transitions and Transformations” workshop I'm teaching for Brigid's Place the next 3 Tuesdays (9/11, 9/18, 9/25) from 6:30-8:30pm. Not only will you get practical information for dealing with changes in a supportive women’s community but you will also get two excellent books so it's a GREAT deal. Come along and be transformed!
CHILD FOCUS: Early registration (=discounts!) for a conference called “Child Focus in the Family and Institutions” ends on September 10 so sign up now for this event that takes place on Saturday, September 22, 8:30am-4:30pm. This conference is for family members and those who work with families in therapy, medicine, ministry, education, and business institutions who want to better see how child focus works in their own family or institution and to shift the focus toward more effective projects and programs.
POLICY CHANGE: Children at Risk is hosting a talk, “Building Community Strength for Education Policy Change” on Monday, September 24, 9-11am (registration at 8:45) at the United Way Building at 50 Waugh Drive. Keynote speaker Jason Sabo’s talk will provide a preview of the key issues facing state policymakers in the upcoming 83rd Legislature, as well as insight for citizens and community groups hoping to inform and strengthen the state’s education policies.
ELIZABETH SMART: ChildBuilders is hosting a breakfast on Thursday, September 27 at 7:30am with Elizabeth Smart, the young woman who was abducted as a teen ten years ago. Says she: “Parents and teachers can't always be around to protect children from harm, so it is critical that we teach children that it is okay to say no, to kick and ask for help when their safety is at risk. ChildBuilders is doing just that -- empowering kids to protect themselves so that no child ever has to go through an experience like mine.”
RACISM: The Center for the Healing of Racism is offering its cornerstone workshop, Dialogue: Racism on Saturday, October 6 and 13 from 9am-4:30pm. This workshop provides a safe, respectful and loving atmosphere for individuals to learn new information, share their experiences, dispel the fears and guilt, get to know each other, and to stop the separation. Attendees are required to attend both dates.
So there you have it: many ways to get educated about kids and other issues. Join us when you can and expand your mind!