Hannah Rosenthal, Special Envoy to Combat and Monitor Anti- Semitism, U. S. Department of State was the featured speaker at the Town Hall Meeting hosted by Congressman Keith Ellison (MN), Wednesday, May 18. Special Envoy Rosenthal described her work as 1) diplomacy (nations, United Nations, Euorpean Union, etc.) 2) public diplomacy (engaging civil society) 3) programming (funding projects).
Posted by: Ginger K. Hedstrom, Justice Associate
I have seen “Welcome to Shelbyville” and found it to be a powerful testament to a committed group of people who worked together get to know the new immigrants among them and to welcome them into their community, moving beyond discord and division.
PBS writes, “On the eve of the 2008 election, the town of Shelbyville, Tennessee finds itself embroiled in a struggle to come to terms with a new wave of immigrants and grappling with what it means to be American.”
For more information, Program Schedule and the opportunity to take the “Immigration Facts and Myths Quiz,” copy and paste into your browser: http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/welcome-to-shelbyville
Sam Ostlund, Mahtomedi High School Class of 2011 was advised on April 12 that he was the recipient of the Third Place C-SPAN Student- Cam Award. May 10,Rachel Katz, Marketing Representative forC-SPAN presented him with the award in the Chautauqua Theatre at Mahtomedi High School.
In her remarks Rachel stated that 1,100 student videos were submitted from across the nation. Sam’s video, Homeless, was a standout. One of the major themes for students this year was education.
The C-SPAN 2011 theme is “Washington, D.C., Through My Lens. Tell us about an issue, event or topic that helped you better understand the roll of the federal government in your life and community.”
The award ceremony was an opportunity to congratulate Sam, who is enrolled at the University of Minnesota to begin his post-graduate studies and an opportunity to congratulate C-SPAN for their work of recognizing the accomplishment of students across the country. Sam’s video is an example of what we can learn when we actually see the person among us who is marginalized, learn the person’s story and then learn about the challenges inherent in the issue for all us.
Congratulations Sam on your award-winning video and your commencement from Mahtomedi High School!
Congratulations Mahtomedi High School for your commitment to the creative academic achievements emodied in Sam Oslund.
Congratulations C-SPAN for your work of recognizing the tremendous achievements of our youth!