Posts tagged Community Programs
Andrew Schatkin, Author, Speaker, Podcast Host & Philosopher

Andrew J. Schatkin is a business and educational consultant, writer, speaker, teacher, and host of the Schatkin Show. His focuses on a range of topics, from religion to current events and has written several law review articles and treatises, as well as a number of religious and philosophical books.

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Sandra Elaine Scott, Award-Winning Author & International Speaker

Award-Winning Author Sandra Elaine Scott is an International Speaker, Corporate Trainer and Life Coach who inspires joy and specializes in helping individuals turn their someday dreams into today’s reality with her unique blend of powerful, captivating stories, positive strategies and practical action steps.

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Debra Wideroe, Award Winning Environmentally-Focused Children's Author, Professor, and Key Note Speaker

I have a Master's degree from Harvard University and was fortunate to study under Dr. Gerry Lesser, one of the innovators and co-creators of Sesame Street. I am a Visiting Professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA and the recipient of the global Charles H. Sandage Excellence in Teaching Award. I work actively with a myriad of non-profit agencies and have for my entire life.

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Michael Daigle, Mystery Author, Fiction Writer, Journalist, Public Speaker

Michael Stephen Daigle grew up in the Northeast U.S. from the snowbelt shores of Upstate N.Y. to the woods of Maine and the piers of New Bedford, Mass., all the while writing. He and his family now live in New Jersey.

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Michelle Worthington, Children's Author, Professional Speaker, Skype Workshops, Book Fairy

Michelle Worthington is a real-life book fairy. Her magic powers include turning coffee into award-winning picture books published all over the world. As founder of Share Your Story Australia, she waves her wand to coach aspiring authors achieve their dreams of publication. She flies around from Canberra to New York sprinkling her dynamic brand of fairy dust over audiences.

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Kenneth Braswell, Children's Book Author, Family Engagement & Fatherhood Speaker, Documentarian

As Executive Director of Fathers Incorporated (FI), a national, non-profit organization working to build stronger families and communities through the promotion of Responsible Fatherhood and established in 2004, Kenneth Braswell and FI have a unique seat at the national table, working with leaders in the White House, Congress, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Family Law, and the Responsible Fatherhood Movement.

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Gail Trauco, Children's Author, Keynote Speaker, TV/Media Personality

The Emma meets the Grief Monster book series is dedicated to children (and former children) everywhere. Losses, both great and small, are a part of every human life and it’s time for children to be comforted and reassured in that. Grief is something to experience and express as fully as possible in order to lead a most healthy, fulfilling life. Children are often our greatest teachers. So perhaps the Emma meets the Grief Monster book series will have them teach us by example how to face and then thrive through our losses, fears and life challenges.

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K. Heidi Fishman, Author, Holocaust Educator

I believe the most important question is this: What does “never forget” mean? It is the reason that my mother continues to tell her story and teachers continue to invite both of us to come to their classrooms. Never forget. People say it when they talk about the Holocaust, but I wonder if they all understand the phrase. Some say we have to remember the victims. Some say we need to honor the survivors. And others say we need to fight anti-Semitism. All of that is true, but it doesn’t capture the deeper meaning of those two words. “Never forget” means we need to learn from history. We need to understand that prejudice hurts: it injures the people who are discriminated against, and it damages the people who hold the biased views. o.

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