All J&C students and their families are invited to attend
Annual J&C Meet and Mingle Ice Cream Social
August 29th at 7 – 8:30 p.m.
duPont Manual High School’s Freshman Cafeteria
Learn about each of the J&C publications, register for upcoming conventions, get to know your teachers, welcome incoming freshman, join The Publishers, volunteer to help J&C, and enjoy some delicious ice cream!
Join us at 6:30 p.m. in the Senior Cafeteria where we will:
Announce the Publishers 2017 Scholarship Recipients (Special Note to Parents of Freshman: You must be a member of Publishers all 4 years for your child to be eligible for a Publishers’ Scholarship their senior year. 2016-17 memberships will be available at the meeting.)
Members to Vote for Open 2017-2018 Publishers Officer positions a. PRESIDENT: VAUGHN BELL b. SECRETARY: KIM FREY c. TREASURER: OPEN d. CHAIR OF FUNDRAISING: OPEN
Editor-in-Chief of TechRepublic
Long Form Editor of ZDNet
Jason writes about the people, products, and ideas changing how we live and work in the 21st century. He is also co-author of the book Follow the Geeks (bit.ly/ftgeeks).
Ashlee Clark Thompson Senior Associate Editor for CNET
Ashlee reviews smart cooking gadgets. She’s also a freelance writer, author of “Louisville Diners”, and a blogger (ashleeEats.com). Before CNET, Ashlee spent time as a newspaper reporter and as an Americorps VISTA worker.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
duPont Manual High School Auditorium
Admission is open to the public and free.
A $5 donation to Publishers Inc. is suggested.
Consider This is a thought-provoking speaker series organized by Publishers Inc., supporting duPont Manual High School’s Journalism & Communication Magnet.
At the event, Manual J&C student Emma Bornschein captured the smiles and feeling of hope with her beautiful photographs. Here are just a few:
A day before the event, WFPL Radio, a local NPR station, interviewed Bishop Robinson and Manual’s event was mentioned several times.
Tuesday, November 22 at 4 p.m.
duPont Manual High School Auditorium
120 West Lee Street (parking available behind the school)
Free and Open to the Public ($5 donation to Publishers suggested)
Bishop Robinson will be the second presenter to speak at the ConsiderThis Series, a thought-provoking speaking series presented by the Publishers, a parent group supporting duPont Manual High School’s Journalism and Communication Magnet.
Bishop Robinson’s talk is entitled “LGBT Lives: Another View”
Until the last half century, homosexuality has been treated as both an illness and, in some places still, a crime. Much of this negative thinking is based upon the sacred texts of Christianity, Judaism and Islam which SEEM to condemn it. Recent scholarship has led to another, more positive and affirming view, both within society and within some religious bodies. Even more recent is our understanding of the transgender experience. This talk will articulate what brought us to this new place of understanding, and how one can be both LGBT-affirming AND faithful to our religious teachings.
Bishop Gene Robinson is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress. He was invested as the Ninth Bishop of New Hampshire on March 7, 2004. His story is featured in the 2007 feature-length documentary, “For the Bible Tells Me So,” and his book In the Eye of the Storm: Swept to the Center by Godwas released in 2008. Bishop Robinson was invited by Barack Obama to give the invocation at the opening inaugural ceremonies at the Lincoln Memorial on January 18, 2009. In 2012, he authored God Believes in Love: Straight Talk About Gay Marriage, and a feature-length documentary on Bishop Robinson’s ministry, “Love Free or Die,” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival that same year. He is the co-author of three AIDS education curricula for youth and adults, and has done AIDS work in the United States and in Africa. Bishop Robinson has been particularly active in the area of full civil rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people.
On September 27, 2016, a group of students from Manual and Sacred Heart High Schools as well as several people from the community gathered together in the Manual auditorium to hear how a group of women who live in an area known for war and segregation, found a way to become friends.
Women Creating a Dialogue is a group of women who live in the Western Galilee of Israel. The group includes Muslims, Christians and Jews, which formed approximately 9 months earlier. They first started to gather once a month over a meal where they learned about each other’s culture and became friends. These women are living examples of shattering barriers and stereotypes while strengthening the bonds between them.
Mr. James Miller, Manual’s Journalism and Communication School chair hosted the event as part of the Consider This speaker series and thanked the group for sharing such meaningful examples of how we can learn to get along despite different beliefs.
Students from Manual and Sacred Heart along with several people from the community attended the event and asked a number of questions. One student asked if the women had the support of their families to participate in this program. The women mostly said yes, but one gave an example of how her husband didn’t stop her but didn’t think it was a good idea. The women went on to say that their next goal, when they return to Israel, is to get their families to meet one another.
This was the first in a series of thought provoking speakers that Publishers with support from Mr. Miller brought to Manual.