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Community Summit: Building Community Enhancing our Sense of "We"

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Sanders Beach-Corrine Jones Resource Center

913 S I St

Pensacola, FL 32502

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Please join Pensacola Habitat for Humanity for a community forum to inspire greater unity and compassion in and around Pensacola.

Caren Goldman, Executive Director and co-founder of Compassionate St. Augustine and author, will begin the discussion of building a community centered on compassion and reconciliation to counter current trends of divisiveness. Caren will be joined for comments by her husband, Rev. Ted Voorhees, vicar of St. Cyprians Episcopal Church in St. Augustine and the partnering founder of Compassionate St. Augustine.

Featured participants include Dr. Karen Barber, Director of Federal Programs for Santa Rosa School District, Dr. Keya Wiggins, UWF Staff Psychologist & Group Coordinator Counseling and Psychological Services and licensed psychologist, and Rabbi Joel Fleekop of Temple Beth-El.

Panelists will provide personal and professional insight into identifying origins and influences of divisions in our community, be they political, economic, racial, faith based, or cultural. They will lead discussions about building partnerships through uncomfortable conversations and difficult circumstances, and will talk creatively about finding ways to build experiences of intentional unity and understanding. Round table discussions and interactive activity will expand each panel member's discussion. Sue Straughn, WEAR News Anchor, will serve as the Summit's moderator.

Presented in partnership with the Race and Reconciliation, UWF Inclusion Spotlight, and a Pensacola Interfaith Initiative, the Community Summit: Building Community – Enhancing our Sense of ’We’ is scheduled for August 23rd. Beginning at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, August 23rd at Sanders Beach-Corinne Jones Resource Center with a keynote address from Caren Goldman, Executive Director and Co-founder of Compassionate St. Augustine, followed by a panel discussion with interactive components for the remainder of the afternoon. Panel members will develop community dialogue around issues of civility and acceptance, identifying deficiencies and working to resolve them, and intentionally making opportunities for compassion and understanding.

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Sanders Beach-Corrine Jones Resource Center

913 S I St

Pensacola, FL 32502

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