Institute for Global Leadership Awards Ceremony for Life Leadership Service and Imagine Worcester Television Interviewees

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Date & Time: Thursday, November 20, 2014
3:00 PM-6:00 PM
Suggested Audiences: Elders, Adult, College, High School, Middle School, Elementary
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All Saints Church
Guild Room
10 Irving Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Cost: $50 tax deductible donation to Children as Leaders Project
Sponsored by: Institute for Global Leadership
Description: 15th Anniversary Reception and 4th Life Leadership Service Awards:


3:00 Welcome and Introductions

3:30 Life Leadership Service Awards: Life leaders are ordinary people leading extraordinary lives. They live in service to restore faith in humanity. For more about the need to restore faith in humanity, go to our blog:

Life Leadership Service Award Honorees are:

Grace Akallo, M.A., Founder, United Africans for Women and Children’s Rights, Author
Erica Ayisi, MFA, Channel 3 News Reporter, formerly with NBC Brian Williams nightly news
Dr. Michael Boover, Author, Chaplain, Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital

Dr. Melinda Boone, Superintendent of Worcester Public Schools

Dr. Sue Foo, Professor and Assistant Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, Worcester State University
Dr. Peter Gray, Author and Researcher, Boston College/ Keynote Speaker: Free to Learn Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play will make our children happier, more self-reliant and better students for life (Basic 2013)

Katie Green, M.A. Storyteller of truth, folk and faerie to bring people closer to one another and the environment. Heather Lyn Haley PhD, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health, UMass Medical School

Dr. Donna J. Perry, Author, Nurse, Humanitarian and Assistant Professor at the UMass Worcester Graduate School of Nursing
Khmer Music Bus Team: Tom Gromak, Karen Bovard and Steve Riege. Cambodian Indigenous Music

Sharon Smith Viles. M.Div, Asian Brush Artist and Teacher
Channel 194 Imagine Worcester and the World Television show Interviewees (100+)

Child Leader Yeshi is eight years old and in second grade. He loves drawing, building almost anything, “creating”, engineering, math, and reading. At school, his favorite subject is art. He also loves almost all sports, especially soccer and skiing. Yeshi has an international family. His father was born in Tibet and is a Buddhist lama, his mother is Jewish American, and his older siblings living in Germany. He is very proud that he has many (hundreds) of cousins around the world. Yeshi is interested in the world around him - he likes to listen to NPR, to read National Geographic, and to talk about international affairs, especially human rights and what is happening in Tibet. He asks his parents lots of fascinating questions! Right now, he’s asking a lot about the origin of language and what words “refer” back to when a language is first developing .

2011 Awardees Clara Savage will be honored for her service in Common Pathways as she retires, Caleb Encarnacion-Rivera, Lisa Weinberg and representatives from the Center for Nonviolent Solutions Founding Board Marjorie and Paul Ropp

4:15 Keynote by Dr. Peter Gray, Author, Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life(Basic 2013).

RSVP with suggested $50 donation to the Children as Leaders project. Checks should be made out to the Center for Global Community and World Law and sent to 32 Hill Top Circle, Worcester, MA 01609.

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Phone: 508-753-4172
Entered by: Virginia Swain

Created: October 4, 2014 at 8:30 AM
Last Modified: November 8, 2014 at 12:58 PM

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