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Why Are Openly Gay Positive Role Models Important for Children?
Because some children, from a very early age may be aware that they are LGBT. For a child or young person growing up heterosexual there are many positive role models available. Gay people traditionally have tended to shy away from acting as role models, for fear of judgement or discrimination, despite this there are countless LGBT people world wide who act as positive role models in a variety of jobs and situations.
For any child or young person who has LGBT family, friends or may be questioning themselves, it is vital that they see their own lives reflected positively in both the school and the wider community.
WHERE ARE ALL THE ROLE MODELS??? In a time when the current goal of our youth is to appear on a reality show, marry a celebrity and so on; it is a great loss to have such a positive influence depart our society. In the light of our dearly d...eparted Maya Angelou, we will be discussing the lack of positive role models that exist for the children in our community. Tune in this Sunday as we discuss the diminishing state of our children's future.
For decades our society has fostered a “low view” of marriage and easy divorce. This series will not only enlarge your vision and understanding of matrimony, but it will deepen your understanding of the incredible love of Christ. This is exactly the kind of “high view” of marriage that is needed in the church and in our culture today!
If you want a role model to help you build a successful marriage, this discussion points you in the right direction. "The Covenant Marriage" examines the concept that God is our marriage role model as it explores the covenant He made with Abram and His descendants and how it relates to marriage.
Although celebrities don't ask to be role models, they are. Most of them are poor ones, but celebs are role models nonetheless. It seems that every week Beyonce and Jay Z are in the headlines for doing or not doing something. Either way, it's usually something negative.
Are Beyonce and Jay Z bad examples or is the media trying to frame them that way? With so many haters and news manufacturers in the world it's hard to tell. However, we'll break down the ways of the celebrity couple and others on tonight's show!
Also on tonight's show we'll discuss assisted suicide. Should it be legalized: why/why not?
"No experts. Just opinions."
Show No. 328
Scheduled for 60 mins.
Do urban youth lack conscious models to emulate? Where do they look for such models within their communities? What models are readily available to them? These are some of the questions we will explore in tonight's show with youth guest, Zankhu Ziaweet, who lives in San Diego. Zankhu has studied cultural genre and disciplines extensively for the last decade. He has been under the leadership of academic scholars and indigenous traditional professionals alike. His rising expertise is in traditional culture. As a parent, teacher, and mentor, his work with the youth has been extremely valued in the community. Our adult guest is Dr. Ralph Dawson, who resides in Los Angeles. Join us for this timely conversation about urban role models for youth.
Ana Celia Zentella, the daughter of a Puerto Rican mother and Mexican father, was born and raised in the S. Bronx. Now Professor Emerita (Hunter College/ CUNY and UCSD), she is an anthro-political linguist internationally recognized for her research on U.S. Latino languages, language socialization, "Spanglish", and "English-only" laws.
Her community ethnography, Growing up Bilingual: Puerto Rican Children in NY (1997), won awards from the British Ass’n. of Applied Linguistics and the American Ass’n. of Latina and Latino Anthropologists. She has also edited three volumes, Building on Strength: Language and Literacy in Latino Families and Communities (2005), Multilingual San Diego (2009), and Multilingual Philadelphia (2010). Spanish in New York: Language contact, dialectal leveling, and structural continuity (2012) was co-authored with Ricardo Otheguy.
In 1996, Manhattan's Borough President, Ruth Messinger, declared October 30 “Doctor Ana Celia Zentella Day", for “her leading role in building appreciation for language diversity and respect for language rights.” From 2010-2012, Professor Zentella led the Language and Social Justice Committee of the American Anthropology Association.
DEREK PARRA, Olympian speed skater, Gold and Silver Medalist, 2002 Salt Lake City
In 1984, Derek began roller skating and by 1996 he had become the most decorated athlete in the history of the sport. As an inliner he was a three-time national champion, two-time overall World Champion, two-time World record holder (1500m and 42K) and earned eighteen individual gold medals. He was the most decorated athlete at 1995 Pan-Am Games winning 5 gold, 2 silver and a bronze medal. He had everything but an Olympic Medal. So in 1996, he switched from inlines to ice skates to chase after that medal. Just two years later he earned a spot on the 1998 US Olympic Team.
In February of 2001 he won a silver medal at the World Single Distance Championships (1500 meters) setting a new American Record and marking himself as "one to watch at the 2002 Olympic Games". Later that year, in November, he won a gold medal at the World Cup competition in Den Hague, Netherlands and became one of America's foremost medal contenders heading into the Olympics. In Salt Lake City he did not disappoint! After being selected to carry the World Trade Center flag into the opening ceremonies, the emotional evening inspired Derek through a remarkable 5000 meter performance on opening day of the Games. He briefly held the world record en route to a silver medal finish. That set the stage for a stunning world record finish and Olympic Gold Medal in the 1500 meter event!
Derek is also the first-ever Mexican American to compete in, and medal, in the Olympic Winter Games.
Maria Davis-Perkins conducting a Claremont Graduate University doctorate dissertation research.
"Parents’ Perceptions of Their Children’s Status; The Case of Long Term English Language Learners (LTELLs) in High Schools"
Elizabeth Maciel is assisting with community liason activities and with translation of documents and at the interviews. Ms. Maciel is an educator assistant in a local school district.
"Parents’ Perceptions of Their Children’s Status;
The Case of Long Term English Language Learners (LTELLs) in High Schools"
Study’s Purpose: The purpose is two-fold:
1. Identify what parents do and do not know about their LTELL students’ academic and language status
2. Characterize the information resources/social networks that contribute to parents’ possession of reliable as versus unreliable information.
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