San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Shellshocked with Director John Richie
Youth Empowerment Solutions with Lou Furman
Facilitated by Erness Wright
Brought to you in partnership with the Greater New Orleans Foundation
Director John Richie will be showing a viewing of his award winning documentary ShellShocked, an intimate look at gun violence in New Orleans and how it affects our youth and disproportionately African American Youth. Nationally known for addressing issues of trauma, Lou Furman will help us explore healing youth trauma from violence in our communities. The event will be facilitated by Erness Wright, this is truly a one-of-a-kind youth development event.
Lou Furman, Executive Director of CMS, is a Trainer Associate for the Victim Offender Mediation Association and a certified practitioner in Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (developed at Eastern Mennonite University) and Global Facilitators Service Corps.
John Richie embarked on his film career in New Orleans starting on the Growing Pains reunion show, with a small role in the movie as a tough guy in a pool hall. He quickly rose through the ranks and worked as a camera operator for 2nd unit on the Fox Television show K-Ville. Between 2004 and 2007, John worked on movies with William Friedkin (Bug), Guy Pierce (Factory Girl), John Sayles (The Honeydripper), and more. In 2005, after the failure of the Army Corps of Engineers Levee System, John rebuilt his house and worked with Spike Lee on the HBO documentary, When the Levees Broke.
Erness Wright is an ICA-USA Qualified ToP trainer and facilitator based in New Orleans, LA. As a partner in Facilitative Leadership Institute NOLA, she teaches group facilitation workshops in the USA Gulf Coast region. Erness brings a unique combination of 10 years of professional practice in group facilitative processes and 20 years of health systems executive management experience to her consulting and facilitation practice.
Hosted by Executive Director of Each One Save One Sherah Alaimo