The John Marshall Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic Ramps Up Outreach Efforts with New Fellow

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES, December 14, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Alejandra Palacios, a 2018 graduate of The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, has joined the law school’s International Human Rights Clinic as an Illinois Bar Foundation Fellow. In this position, Palacios will assist in the Clinic’s outreach projects.

Under Palacios’s leadership, the Clinic has hosted two community outreach events, the first in Chicago and the second in Waukegan, Illinois. At the events, Palacios and John Marshall clinic students hosted an informational workshop on applying for asylum. The workshop is conducted in multiple languages, depending on the audience.

“The goal of the events is to provide easier access to justice for various communities,” Palacios said. “I believe by hosting workshops, providing legal information in different languages and making sure people are aware of the services available to them at the IHRC, we will continue to see success. We may not always have all of the answers but we are able to point people in the right direction.”

John Marshall’s International Human Rights Clinic promotes human rights domestically and around the world by providing direct legal representation to clients and organizations in international and domestic forums; documenting human rights violations in the United States and abroad; collaborating with other human rights organizations on cases and projects; and publishing and presenting reports, papers and other materials related to human rights. The Clinic offers law students a background in human rights advocacy through the practical experience of working on international human rights cases and projects.

In January 2016, the Clinic launched its first asylum-based project, the Human Rights for Syrians Initiative. The Initiative established a network of advocates, attorneys and service providers in the United States to support Syrian refugees and asylum seekers.

“Asylum work is more important now than ever,” Sarah Davila-Ruhaak, Director of John Marshall’s Clinic said. “Protecting human rights at home is imperative. We need to act locally and globally. Everything that we do connects to a broad vision of human rights.”

About the Illinois Bar Foundation Post-Graduate Legal Fellowship
Recognizing the vast unmet civil legal needs of low-income residents of the State of Illinois and understanding that these needs are best served when addressed by a trained attorney, the Board of Directors of the Illinois Bar Foundation have begun funding year-long post-graduate legal fellowships in partnership with law schools operating civil legal aid clinics in the State of Illinois. The IBF and the law schools share the cost of each fellowship, which is awarded annually. Fellowships are awarded to qualifying graduates who work in their alma mater’s civil legal aid clinic.

About The John Marshall Law School
The John Marshall Law School, founded in 1899, is an independent law school located in the heart of Chicago's legal, financial and commercial districts. The 2019 U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Graduate Schools ranks John Marshall's Lawyering Skills Program 6th, its Intellectual Property Law Program 15th and its Trial Advocacy Program 20th in the nation. Since its inception, John Marshall has been a pioneer in legal education and has been guided by a tradition of diversity, innovation, access and opportunity.

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Manhattan Edit Workshop Welcomes Editor Anne McCabe, ACE as Its Next Artist in Residence

Six Week Students Will Work with the Editor of Golden Globe Nominee “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

Anne McCabe’s addition to our January/February workshop will give our students a unique perspective on both film and television editing from someone who has been super successful in both areas.”

— Janet Dalton

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, December 14, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge, digital-training destination for post-production and content creators is proud to announce our upcoming Artist in Residence for our class starting January 7th will be acclaimed editor Anne McCabe, ACE.** Anne will be visiting with our Six Week Students to discuss her experiences on projects including “Nurse Jackie,” “The Newsroom,” “Damages,” “Adventureland,” and the recently released and critically acclaimed film “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” starring Melissa McCarthy. Throughout our Artist in Residence visits, students will gain invaluable insight into her career and editing process and will screen and get feedback on their in-class editing projects. “Our unique program gives students the perfect balance of application and aesthetics training in editing to get a career in post-production started,” says Director of Education, Janet Dalton. “Anne McCabe’s addition to our January/February workshop will give our students a unique perspective on both film and television editing from someone who has been super successful in both areas."

About Anne McCabe, ACE: Anne started in the cutting rooms of Woody Allen, Brian de Palma and Sidney Lumet. She has collaborated with Director Greg Mottola on several projects, including “The Daytrippers,” “Adventureland” and the award-winning pilot for HBO’s “The Newsroom.” She also worked closely with Kenneth Lonergan on the Academy Award-nominated film “You Can Count On Me,” and “Margaret.” Her television credits include “Nurse Jackie,” “Damages,” “Younger,” “The Purge” and this summer’s HBO’s hit drama “Succession.” Navigating both drama and comedy, she cut Chris Rock’s acclaimed movie “Top Five,” the recent Golden Globe Nominee “Cay You Ever Forgive Me?” with Melissa McCarthy, and is currently editing the untitled Tom Hanks and Matthew Rhys Mr. Rogers movie, also directed by Marielle Heller.

About MEWShop’s Six Week Intensive Course
The post-production industry is highly competitive, and knowing the industry standards – Premiere Pro, After Effects and Avid Media Composer – is critical for success. MEWShop offers in one comprehensive, six-week course all of these editing applications, taught by certified instructors. No other program guarantees more time in the classroom or more working on one’s own computer. The Six Week Intensive Course will take students through each program as they work on various real-world projects to illustrate the distinct strengths and nuances of each NLE software. MEWShop’s Six Week Intensive is also the only course of its kind that allows students to choose the footage they want to edit on the platform they prefer.

Beyond the creative and technical aspects of editing, a portion of the Six Week Intensive Course also is focused on the best strategies to secure a job once the class ends. Students will draft cover letters and resumes, which will be refined over the span of the class, and also discuss with instructors interview strategies and job applications, as well as how to appropriately set rates and find the right work for each graduate’s unique interests.

MEWShop is also proud to continue its successful intern referral program created in conjunction with iTV America, the production powerhouse known for producing “Pawn Stars” and other hit television series. Upon completion of Manhattan Edit Workshop’s “Six Week Intensive Course,” students will be given the opportunity to apply for the paid editorial internship – via resumes and work samples – through which they will continue their editing training, working on iTV America shows.*

The next installment of MEWShop’s Six Week Intensive Workshop begins on January 7th, 2019 and held Monday through Friday from 10 AM – 5 PM. Students can get $350 off this class if they sign up before December 21st. For more information on MEWShop’s Six Week Intensive Workshop or to register, please visit https://www.mewshop.com/six_week_workshop/overview/.

*Manhattan Edit Workshop cannot guarantee students will be hired or granted an interview as a result of the Six Week Intensive Workshop. **Artists in Residence are schedule permitting.

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Immigration Attorney Magdalena Cuprys publishes overview of marriage-based immigration

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Magdalena Ewa Cuprys, Immigration Attorney, Florida

Marriage to a U.S. citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident is one of the most common forms of family-based immigration, explains Magda Cuprys

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Getting married to a United States Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident is one of the most common forms of Family-Based Immigration into the USA, and it is also one of the fastest ways”

— Magdalena Cuprys, Immigration Lawyer

MIAMI, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, December 14, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — In a published article in her Instruction Series, Immigration Attorney Magdalena Cuprys, Florida, provides an overview of one of the most common forms of Family-Based Immigration. The complete review will be published on her Blog at https://magdalenacuprysblog.blogspot.com/

Getting married to a United States Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident (Green Card Holder) is one of the most common forms of Family-Based Immigration into the USA, and it is also one of the fastest ways to obtain Lawful Permanent Residence (i.e., a Green Card).

In order to obtain full Lawful Permanent Residence Status based on such marriage, the couple must have been married for at least 2 years prior to the filing of the Application for Lawful Permanent Residence (I-130) in order for the foreign spouse to obtain their green card. Otherwise, the foreign spouse will only be granted temporary Conditional Residence for a duration of 2 years. After this 2-year period, the couple must file an additional application to apply to have the Conditional Residence status removed (I-751), and once this application is approved by USCIS, only then does the foreign spouse becomes eligible to receive the full, permanent, green card status.

However, in reality, many individuals apply for Lawful Permanent Residence when they have been married for
less than 2 years. In such a case, one has a more complex burden of proof for the application process, as one must demonstrate through documentary evidence that the marriage is real, was entered into in good faith, and is bona fide in nature (i.e. that it was not entered into fraudulently for the purpose of evading US Immigration Laws).

Convincing evidence is critical at this juncture, and it is highly recommended that one utilize a qualified Immigration Attorney to assist in the collection, presentation and submission of such evidence to USCIS. Common examples of such evidence are correspondence between the spouses, be they letters, emails, social media conversations; photographs of the couple together; and affidavits from family, friends, co-workers, etc. Evidence of financial ties together should also be gathered, such as copies of joint bank accounts, credit cards, insurance policies, health insurance, automobile titles, auto insurance policies, joint bills, tax returns, and mail which shows that both spouses live at the same address together. Anything which demonstrates a legitimate relationship that has been continuous and on-going is beneficial, notes Ms. Cuprys.

After one applies for the green card, it is thereafter required that both spouses will have to appear in person at their local USCIS Office for an Official USCIS Interview. The immigration officer will interview the couple and ask them many personal questions in order to determine that the marriage is real and bona fide, i.e. questions of each spouse to ascertain and verify if they know things about the other, etc. These are such things that a married person should know about their relationship.

There also is a financial component to the Immigration process. The US Citizen (sponsoring spouse) has to attest and agree to provide financial support to the foreign spouse. This is done via the execution of a formal Affidavit of Support, which is a legal requirement in the process and must be included with the original Application for Lawful Permanent Residence at time of filing. Also, the sponsoring spouse must prove that they are financially capable and responsible, in which they must document and submit evidence that he or she is employed and has a salary that must meet at least 125% above the Federal Poverty Line (US Income Requirements). It is also required that
they provide Federal Income Tax Returns for the past 3 years as evidence of the above.

*** Magdalena Ewa Cuprys is the principal of Serving Immigrants, a full-service immigration law firm offering a complete range of immigration services to both businesses and individuals. The law firm is uniquely qualified to manage the most contentious and unusual immigration needs.

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Antitrust attorney K. Todd Wallace comments on a recent anti-steering case settlement involving Atrium Health

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At issue in the case was Atrium Health’s use of anti-steering provision in its contracts with health insurance companies, comments K Todd Wallace.

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the Second Circuit’s decision in the American Express case, which applied the same reasoning later upheld by the Supreme Court, was the basis for Atrium Health’s supplemental arguments”

— K. Todd Wallace, Attorney in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, UNITED STATES, December 14, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — New Orleans attorney K. Todd Wallace published a comment on the recent U.S. Department of Justice settlement with Atrium Health. The settlement was announced by the Justice Department when submitting the proposed settlement for court approval in a case that has been ongoing since 2016. At issue in the case was Atrium Health’s use of anti-steering provision in its contracts with health insurance companies. As explained by the DOJ in its press release announcing the settlement, “[t]he Department alleged that Atrium, the dominant hospital system in the Charlotte area, used its market power to restrict health insurers from encouraging consumers to choose healthcare providers that offer better overall value. The restrictions also constrained insurers from providing consumers and employers with information regarding the cost and quality of alternative health benefit plans.” If approved, the settlement would enjoin Atrium Health from seeking to enforce the anti-steering provision against health insurers and also prohibit including such provision in its contract with insurers in the future.

Mr. Wallace notes that the settlement represents an interesting development in light of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Ohio v. American Express. In the American Express case, the Supreme Court held that anti-steering provision in a two sided-market must be evaluated as a whole. Many legal scholars saw this development as potentially having significant effect on the analysis of how other multiparty-market antitrust cases would be evaluated, such as those involving the health insurance industry.

Interestingly, the Second Circuit’s decision in the American Express case, which applied the same reasoning later upheld by the Supreme Court, was the basis for Atrium Health’s supplemental arguments in its 12(c) Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings. In their opposition, the DOJ argued that American Express was wrongly decided by the Second Circuit, a position that would ultimately be rejected by the Supreme Court. But more importantly, the DOJ argued that the anti-steering provision at issue harms both the patients and insurers. The DOJ argued in their opposition briefing that “Plaintiffs also have alleged actual anticompetitive effects on price and output for patients and the insurers who pay for their health care. In Paragraph 14 of the Complaint, Plaintiffs allege that when insurers have steered in spite of CHS’s restrictions, consumers have paid less for health care. And in Paragraph 27 of the Complaint, Plaintiffs allege that ‘[a]s a result of this reduced competition due to CHS’s steering restrictions, individuals and employers in the Charlotte area pay higher prices’ and have less product choice. These are allegations of actual ongoing harm: CHS’s steering restrictions result in Charlotte consumers paying more for health care.”

It appears that the DOJ satisfied the whole market approach as required by American Express, at least at the initial pleading stage. Although one can only speculate as to what ultimately motivated the parties to settle, it would be reasonable to assume that the dual harm alleged by the DOJ could have played a factor the decision rather than pursue its 12(c) motion to the end.

About K Todd Wallace

Kenneth Todd Wallace is an attorney and founding partner of the law firm Wallace Meyaski LLC in New Orleans, Louisiana. He has nearly 20 years of experience in the legal and business professions with established excellence in trial advocacy, negotiation, strategic and initiative planning, employment law compliance, government relations, mergers and acquisitions, and team building.

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Reading Roadmap afterschool tutoring model increases student test scores

Program demonstrates how afterschool can impact early childhood literacy

Using school data to target student needs and achieve improvement based on school assessments is the best way to impact state and national assessments.”

— Andrew Hysell, Reading Roadmap Executive Director

TOPEKA, KANSAS, UNITED STATES, December 14, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — New research demonstrates that the Kansas Reading Roadmap is a promising model for how schools and nonprofits can leverage afterschool programs to improve students’ early reading proficiency.

An in-depth look at the accomplishments of KRR from the 2017-18 school year is now available on the program’s website. KRR summarized the detailed analysis in an evaluation brief.

The report states 5,000 attendees of the Reading Roadmap afterschool programs across 61 sites demonstrated dramatic improvement on school-administered assessments over the course of the past school year. Based upon three separate school-administered assessments, KRR schools experienced 50 percent higher grade-level reading growth school-wide compared to a control group of similar schools.

On average, by the end of the school year, students attending the afterschool program were five times more likely to be grade-level readers than their peers. Furthermore, children attending afterschool were two times less likely to be categorized as needing intensive intervention services.

What is particularly notable about the reading improvement was that it was observed across three different commercial universal screeners—AIMSWeb, DIBELS and FastBridge. These screeners are used by schools around the country to measure grade-level reading and are supported by significant research.

“A core tenant of the Reading Roadmap is that the only test that matters is the school’s test,” said Andrew Hysell, Executive Director of the Reading Roadmap. “Using school data to target student needs and achieve improvement based on school assessments is the best way to impact state and national assessments.”

Policymakers, educators, and parents look to measures like state assessments and the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) to measure how well students are reading.

The Reading Roadmap provides a comprehensive literacy solution designed for an afterschool environment. It includes a variety of interventions that target the five pillars of literacy including the foundational skills of phonemic awareness and phonics, as well as fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.

The Reading Roadmap aligns this comprehensive, skills-based approach with partner school data through a system called the Kansas Multi-Tier System of Supports and Alignment (Kansas MTSS). Schools that use Kansas MTSS inform their afterschool programs with the data necessary to provide personalized interventions for striving readers. The synergy of school and out-of-school alignment is the secret to the model’s success at improving reading for all students.

KRR is a partnership between local schools, the Kansas Technical Assistance System Network (TASN), and DCF. Launched in 2013, KRR features summer and family engagement components that complement its afterschool efforts. The organization has made its specially designed afterschool and family engagement curricula available to schools who wish to employ it.

The KRR 2017-18 Annual Report provides a comprehensive statistical data summary of the progress made by students involved with KRR. The full report can be viewed online on the organization’s website.

Last year, KRR provided more than:

• 945,000 hours of free childcare
• 590,000 hours of out-of-school learning opportunities
• 13,900 hours of training to 420 school district employees
• 1,300 part- and full-time employment opportunities

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Dr. Michael Iwama is Named Dean at MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston

Dr. Michael Iwama, Dean, MGH Institute of Health Professions

Dr. Michael Iwama is the new Dean of the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston.

Widely recognized for developing the "Kawa Model" of care, Dr. Iwama is a progressive thinker in the fields of occupational therapy and rehabilitation sciences.

I really want to be able to contribute to a legacy, work with colleagues to achieve something truly great, and give something back to the world, and I want to do it at the MGH Institute.”

— Dr. Michael Iwama, Dean, MGH Institute of Health Professions

BOSTON, MA, USA, December 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Michael Iwama, PhD, MSc, BScOT, has been named the new Dean of the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, and Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy, at MGH Institute of Health Professions graduate school in Boston.

Dr. Iwama is widely recognized for having developed the “Kawa Model” (‘Kawa’ is Japanese for ‘River’), the first substantial model of practice in the rehabilitation sciences developed outside the English-speaking world. The Kawa Model is now taught in over 600 health professions education programs internationally and used in practice across six continents. He has emerged as a very important and progressive thinker in the fields of occupational therapy and rehabilitation sciences worldwide.

“I’m at that stage in my career where I really want to be able to contribute to a legacy, work with colleagues to achieve something truly great, and give something back to the world,” says Dean Iwama, who was born in Japan and grew up in Canada. “And I want to do it at the MGH Institute.”

Iwama draws on his rich experience of acculturating into Eastern and Western social spheres of experience to drive his profound and critical perspectives on culture and its intersections with theory and practice in the rehabilitation sciences.

A passionate and captivating communicator, Dean Iwama regularly is invited to lecture to both U.S. and international audiences. Since his book, The Kawa Model: Culturally Relevant Occupational Therapy, was published in 2006, he has given over 350 invited national and international lectures and over 40 keynote and plenary addresses at scientific and professional conferences. He has more than 25 publications in both English and Japanese professional journals.

“We are absolutely thrilled that an educator and scholar with such impressive credentials has joined the MGH Institute,” said President Paula Milone-Nuzzo, PhD, RN, FHHC, FAAN. “Dr. Iwama’s record of accomplishment is known throughout the world, and our programs in genetic counseling, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, and speech-language pathology will thrive under his leadership.”

Iwama also is an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto and holds similar adjunct professorial appointments at six universities in Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Asia.
Prior to arriving at the MGH Institute, he was professor and chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy at Augusta University, formerly the Medical College of Georgia.

Iwama completed advanced studies in Medical Anthropology from University of Leiden, Netherlands, and has earned a PhD in Sociology from Kibi International University in Japan, a MSc in Rehabilitation Sciences from University of British Columbia, a BSc in Occupational Therapy from University of British Columbia, and a BSc in Human Performance from the University of Victoria.

About MGH Institute of Health Professions
Team-based care, delivered by clinicians skilled in collaboration and communication, leads to better outcomes for patients. That’s why MGH Institute of Health Professions graduate school in Boston integrates interprofessional education into its academic programs. Approximately 1,600 students at its Charlestown Navy Yard campus learn and collaborate in teams across disciplines as they pursue post-baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in genetic counseling, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, speech-language pathology, health professions education, and rehabilitation sciences. Its interprofessional learning model extends to hundreds of hospital, clinical, community, and educational sites in Greater Boston and beyond.

The MGH Institute is the only degree-granting affiliate of Partners HealthCare, New England’s largest health provider. It has educated more than 7,700 graduates since its 1977 founding. It is fully accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education. Several programs are highly ranked by U.S. News & World Report. For the past nine years, the IHP has been named a "Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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ASC Cinematographers Headline Sold-Out NYC Cinematography Event

Award-Winning Documentary, TV and Feature Film DPs Go Behind-the-Scenes

I had a great time at Sight, Sound & Story. Not only did I have a great time speaking with Snehal, but also found the other presenters fascinating, and learned a lot.”

— Cinematographer Bruce Logan, ASC

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, December 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Manhattan Edit Workshop, the east coast leader in training for content creators, held its annual “Sight, Sound & Story: The Art of Cinematography” symposium on December 6th at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway. Three panels featuring award-winning cinematographers discussed their craft, followed by a networking party attended by industry-leading sponsors, filmmakers, and creative production professionals. Tohm Sansani, Director, Product Management at Vimeo noted, "Sight, Sound, and Story was a fantastic event. It brought together a diverse community of video professionals and filmmakers who all share the same passion for telling exceptional stories through film."

The program this year kicked-off with documentary DPs Alan Jacobsen (“Strong Island,” “Finding 52”) and Martina Radwan (“The Final Year,” “Inventing Tomorrow”) comparing and contrasting how their methods of shooting varied and carried the tone of the films they were working on. Veteran Cinematographer Bruce Logan, ASC (“Star Wars – Episode IV: A New Hope,” “Tron,” “2001: A Space Odyssey”) took the stage for an intimate discussion on his legendary career. He recalled how he got his start working with animation on Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey”, to exploding a model of the Death Star in “Star Wars,” to shooting scenes from the groundbreaking film “Tron.” The closing panel featured acclaimed veteran Robert McLachlan, ASC, CSC (“Game of Thrones,” “Westworld,” “Ray Donovan,”) sharing his insights from some of the most watched television shows in history. He took the audience deep behind-the-scenes of “Ray Donovan” & “Westworld”; and then the complexities of shooting hundreds of extras from a massive battle scene in “Game of Thrones.” Hugo Perez, Snehal Patel, and David Leitner moderated, respectively.

Panelist Bruce Logan, ASC commented on the evening as, “I had a great time at Sight, Sound & Story. Not only did I have a great time speaking with Snehal, but also found the other presenters fascinating, and learned a lot.”

“This is a wonderful way for people interested in cinematography to get access to the masters,” shared moderator and ZEISS Sales Manager Snehal Patel. “The DPs are happy to share lessons they learned on set, and insider information about how the industry works. I learned so much from these artists. Don’t miss the next one!”

The 2018 “Sight, Sound & Story: The Art of Cinematography” sponsors included Platinum and Networking Party Sponsor ZEISS, Master Storyteller Sponsors Adorama and Vimeo; and Technology Sponsor Shutterstock.

Sight, Sound & Story continues in 2019 with its Post Production Summit on June 13th and The Art of Cinematography event on November 14th; as well as evening events throughout the year. Please visit www.SightSoundandStory.com for a collection of videos and more information on our events.

Follow us on twitter @SightSndStory, facebook, and a complete video library on YouTube at: http://bit.ly/28YAWFi

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Church of Scientology Information Center Wraps up a Year of Events with a Community Holiday Party

The Church of Scientology choir will be the opening act for the Community Holiday Party at the Scientology Information Center on December 14th welcoming guests of all ages.

As 2019 is just around the corner, we wanted to give the community a chance to enjoy themselves before the start of a whole new year.”

— Amber Skjelset, Center Manager

CLEARWATER, FL, US, December 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — On December 14th the Scientology Information Center will host a Holiday party for the community featuring local performers, Joe Yazbeck and Greg Smith and the Church of Scientology Choir.

Joe Yazbeck is a veteran recording and performing artist who has recently released two popular albums Streets of Your Heart and the holiday favorite Jazz’d About Christmas. Joe has performed nationally with his band Heartdance and continues to perform at special events and venues. Joe has also performed as part of national touring companies of Broadway shows.

Greg Smith has been playing guitar since 1966 and has played in many styles ranging from classical, through rock, blues, country, straight ahead jazz, smooth jazz and free jazz. He has played all over the United States with well known artists such as Chic Corea, Edgar Winter, Larry Coryell, Jeff Berlin, Glen Zotolla, Randy Sabien and Brian Torff. Currently he performs around the greater Tampa Bay area as a solo acoustic guitarist, with the New York Guitar Carts, numerous duos, the Heartdance band and more.

The Church of Scientology Choir first originated in the United Kingdom in the 1960’s where early Scientologists put the concepts of their religious beliefs to song and to celebrate their spiritual advancements in their pursuit of spiritual freedom. The Church of Scientology Choir of Clearwater began in the 1993, to continue that tradition. As a volunteer group they love music and singing and their goal is to perform as often as possible to reach out into the community to lift spirits everywhere.

Yazbeck and Smith will provide a “smooth and mellow” flair, while the Choir will have songs that will encourage kid participation with hand-held bells and percussion sticks. The event includes holiday-inspired refreshments and a chance to meet with the artists afterwards and take photos.

“The songs will be Holiday favorites of all genres and all styles,” said event organizer and Center Manager, Amber Skjelset. “They’ll be the kind that you can’t help but sing along with and reminisce. As 2019 is just around the corner, we wanted to give the community a chance to enjoy themselves before the start of a whole new year,” said Skjelset.

The Information Center, located in the Century-old Historic Clearwater Building, houses displays which provide basic information through panels and brief audiovisual presentations covering Scientology’s beliefs, humanitarian community activities and an overview of the life of Scientology’s Founder,

Mr. L. Ron Hubbard for those who are curious.

To attend this event or learn more about the Scientology Information Center or the 2019 calendar of events please contact Amber Skjelset at (727) 467-6966 or email amber@cos.flag.org.

The Scientology Information Center:

The Scientology Information Center, located in the Historic Clearwater Building in downtown Clearwater, opened on July 11, 2015 and currently houses a gallery of audiovisual displays with some 400 videos. The center is open to all and provides a self-guided tour showing basic Scientology beliefs, Churches around the world, ongoing social programs and the life of L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology’s founder. The Center offers tours to the broad public and civic leaders; holds concerts, theatrical performances and receptions for the community; and opens up the use of its conference room to social, civic and non-profit groups.

For more information on Scientology, visit www.scientology.org or the Scientology Network on DirecTV channel 320, or streaming at www.scientology.tv or apps at appleTV, fireTV and ROKU.

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A NEIGHBORLY PRE-CHRISTMAS CLEAN-UP RAISES AWARENESS OF ILLEGAL DUMPING

About 200 Scientology Volunteer Ministers gathered in front of the MLK Community Center before 1 Dec Cleanup

If one does not like the crime, cruelty, injustice and violence of this society, he can do something about it. He can become a VOLUNTEER MINISTER.”

— L. Ron Hubbard

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, US, December 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — On the morning of Saturday, December 1st, some 200 Scientology Volunteer Ministers (VMs) flooded the Clearwater neighborhood of Greenwood in their sea of yellow shirts for a pre-Christmas clean-up. The headquarters of the Scientology Volunteer Ministers of Florida in downtown Clearwater is less than a ¼ mile from Greenwood, a neighborhood plagued with illegal dumping.

“We have to put an end to the illegal dumping of trash in this neighborhood,” said the Florida VMs Executive Director, Glendy Goodsell. “It starts with clean-ups like this to increase awareness and responsibility.” Ms. Goodsell also noted that the trashier the neighborhood, the more likely crime will increase as per the Broken Window Theory by Professors Kelling and Wilson.

After a safety briefing on handling trash and hazardous materials, the volunteers grabbed their gloves, bags and hit the streets. Within 3 hours, the VMs had filled 60 trash bags and gathered: 12 tires, 21 TVs, 9 couches, 3 mattresses, 3 dressers, 2 desks, and a night stand. In all, the trash collected filled nearly two 30-yard dumpsters.

“I want to wholeheartedly thank the Church of Scientology Volunteer Ministers for continuing to take care of the community,” said Greenwood leader, Mr. O’Neal Larkin.

Residents are encouraged to contact the City of Clearwater which has a section on its cell phone app for reporting illegal dumping.

For more information on the Scientology Volunteer Ministers, please call 727-467-6965 or log on to info.fl@volunteerministers.org

ABOUT THE VOLUNTEER MINISTERS: The Volunteer Minister (VM) program was launched more than thirty years ago, in response to an appeal by Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard. Noting a tremendous downturn in the level of ethics and morality in society, Mr. Hubbard wrote, “If one does not like the crime, cruelty, injustice and violence of this society, he can do something about it. He can become a VOLUNTEER MINISTER.” Accordingly, Volunteer Ministers work within communities, helping to improve conditions right at home. Renowned for their disaster relief, Volunteer Ministers have trained and partnered with over 1,000 different groups, organizations and agencies around the world, including the Red Cross, National Guard, Army Cadets, Salvation Army, Boy Scouts and disaster management agencies.

Pat Harney
Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization
email us here
727-467-6860


Source: EIN Presswire

THE WAY TO HAPPINESS ASSOCIATION TAMPA BAY ACKNOWlEDGES LEADERS OF TOMORROW

Young awardees at the Second Annual Love and Help Children Awards Banquet are acknowledged as they take to the stage of the historic Fort Harrison auditorium.

Through The Way to Happiness children can be guided into understanding right from wrong and so have a foundation to make right decisions.”

— Kelly Yaegermann, President of the Way to Happiness Association Tampa Bay

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, US, December 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Way to Happiness Association Tampa Bay is holding their Third Annual Love and Help Children Awards Banquet on December 15th at the historic Fort Harrison. Over two dozen youth have been elected by their teachers, mentors and group leaders to be recognized at the event for their outstanding achievements in education, sports and contributions to non-profit organizations.

The Executive Director of The Way to Happiness Association Tampa Bay and founder of this annual banquet, Ms. Tanja Cranton stated, “I really believe there is nothing more important than our youth. They are our future and encouraging them to be competent, to be moral, and to give back to the community is what will help make a better society. The author of our The Way to Happiness book, Mr. L. Ron Hubbard said, ‘The true “gift of heaven” may have been the potential to be competent…Encourage the attainment of competence in any worthwhile pursuit. Compliment it and reward it whenever you find it.’ That is why we do this event.”

Three guest speakers who work with youth will address the audience: Mr. Walter Shihan, owner of the Shihan School of Survival, teaches self-defense to underprivileged youth; Ms. Tami Martin, a guardian ad litem; and Pastor Obi of Global Ministries. All three have successfully used The Way to Happiness to help the youth under their charge.

Kelly Yaegermann, President of the Way to Happiness Association Tampa Bay, thanked the Church of Scientology for their sponsorship of the event and support of the organization. She also said, “Through The Way to Happiness children can be guided into understanding right from wrong and so have a foundation to make right decisions. Then they will give their best, persist through barriers and become strong and resilient. These are the qualities we admire in leaders.”

The Third Annual Love and Help Children Awards Banquet will be held on the 15th of December 2018 at the Historic Fort Harrison. For more information, please call 727 467 6961. (The Fort Harrison is the religious retreat of the Church of Scientology).

The Way to Happiness Association Tampa Bay:

The Way to Happiness Association of Tampa Bay is a chapter of The Way to Happiness International which distributes The Way to Happiness booklet. The booklet, written by L. Ron Hubbard, is available in 115 languages, with some 115 million copies distributed in 186 nations. The campaign to distribute the book has been embraced by more than 257,000 groups and individuals. The booklet holds the Guinness World Record as the single most-translated nonreligious book and fills the moral vacuum in an increasingly materialistic society.

Pat Harney
Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization
email us here
+1 727-467-6860


Source: EIN Presswire