Homelessness seminar set

first_img April 1, 2004 Regular News Homelessness seminar set Homelessness seminar setcenter_img “Under Seige—Meeting the Legal Needs of the Homeless,” is the title of a day-long seminar sponsored by The Florida Bar Public Interest Law Section’s Ad Hoc Committee on Homelessness, and Ninth Judicial Circuit Public Defender Bob Wesley.The seminar will be held Friday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Public Defender’s Office, Room 400, 435 N. Orange Avenue, Orlando.The $95 fee includes breakfast, lunch, and refreshments afterwards.“The purpose of the seminar is not only to educate advocates for the homeless, but to draw in and interest new participants, both lawyers and nonlawyers, in the Ad Hoc Committee on Homelessness in Florida,” said Jane Shaeffer, chair.“We’ve purposely kept the cost low to make it more accessible for all interested people.”There will be plenty of opportunity to network with other advocates in the field, and there will be opportunities to ask questions and share information.Featured speakers include Naomi S. Stern and Tulin M. Ozdeger, both of the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty in Washington, D.C.The agenda of the seminar, which will provide six CLE credits, will include an overview on the criminalization of homelessness, successful legal challenges to such measures, and strategies to work with government, including alternatives to incarceration.Another segment, called “Domestic Violence to Homelessness— One Small Step,” will address domestic violence as it intersects with poverty and homelessness law. The focus will be on evictions and the Fair Housing Act, and legal arguments made in response to discriminatory evictions of domestic violence victims in federally funded housing. Discussion will also address NIMBY (Not In My Backyard) issues, the FHA, and successful nonlitigation advocacy efforts.The third section is called “Legal and Policy Strategies for Representatives of Homeless Clients.” Part of the discussion will focus on the education rights of children in unstable housing, including rights to immediate enrollment in school without documentation, to remain in the same school despite residential mobility, and to receive transportation to school. Attorneys will also learn about barriers that make it difficult for homeless persons to apply for and receive SSI and SSDI benefits, and legal strategies for removing those barriers. Finally, strategies in obtaining assistance available to homeless service providers from the federal government in the form of surplus property under Title V of the McKinney Act will also be addressed.A panel discussion, “Pitching In: Practical Opportunities to Help Meet Unmet Needs,” will provide an overview of the legal needs met by legal aid and public defender offices, identify gaps in service these offices are unable to meet, and provide concrete suggestions on helping clients work through the public benefits maze.For reservations and to register, call 407-836-2199; e-mail PubDef@circuit9.org or mail to Homelessness Seminar, P.O. Box 532055, Orlando, FL. 32853-2055. For more information, visit the Web site: www.PD.Circuit9.org.last_img read more

Don’t forget about the future

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » The world we’re currently operating in makes it difficult to look past the end of the week. Our businesses have been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. New issues and concerns arise almost daily.We’ve all had to make sacrifices – whether it’s canceling an event, reducing hours, or closing up shop and hoping for a return. Right now, our main goal is just to make it through. But what happens when we get to the end of this? Will you be prepared for the future?Leadership guru Dan Rockwell has some good insights from a recent conversation with strategic innovation consultant and author Mark Johnson, where the two discussed how “volatility makes long-term thinking more important.”The approach Johnson takes to execute on vision is using “future-back” thinking. This way of thinking is used to develop strategy, while “present-forward” thinking is used to execute. Here are a few examples of the differences between the two ways of thinking:last_img read more

Bicentennial of Independence of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela observed in Dominica

first_img Share Venezuela’s Ambassador to Dominica, Her Excellency Carmen Martinez de Grijalva and Manager of PDV Caribe standing at this morning’s ceremony.Three wreaths were laid at the Simon Bolivar Square in Goodwill on Tuesday as Dominica joined celebrations commemorating the Bicentennial Independence of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.The observation in Dominica began with a Holy Mass at the Roseau Cathedral, officiated by Monsignor William JnoLewis.The celebration marked Venezuela’s 200th Anniversary of Independence.Venezuelan citizen, Nadezkda Marquez, who read the Independence Act of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela highlight the history of Venezuela’s Liberator Simon Bolivar.Venezuela’s Ambassador to Dominica, Her Excellency Carmen Martinez de Grijalva, in her address, thanked the Government of Dominica for their friendship with people and Government of Venezuela.‘On behalf of the President of Bolivarian of the Republic of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, we would like to thank the good people of this country, who continue to have a solid and growing friendship with us,’ the Ambassador said.Wreaths were placed by the Manager of PDV Caribe, the Venezuelan Ambassador to Dominica and the Acting Prime Minister of Dominica, Honorable Reginald Austrie.Cabinet Ministers with Her Excellency Carmen Martinez de Grijalva at this morning’s celebrations.Mr Austrie said that the people of Dominica is thrilled to be celebrating this day with Venezuela; a country that continues to inject billions of dollars into the island.He made mention of the Petro Caribe project and Dominica’s membership of ALBA.‘Two hundred years is a very long time, yet the fire that burns in the Venezuelan people never get cold never gets old nor will it ever die; but it will grow brighter with every passing day. We in Dominica know that fire very well because our ancestors kindled in that fire too,’ Austrie said.The Dominica Government Band wowed the gathering with their beautiful renditions of the National Anthem of the Commonwealth of Dominica and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit is currently in Caracas, attending celebrations marking the Anniversary.Domincia Vibes News Sharing is caring! Share 66 Views   one commentcenter_img Share Tweet LocalNews Bicentennial of Independence of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela observed in Dominica by: – July 5, 2011last_img read more

O’Brien triple-handed in Debutante

first_img The Ballydoyle handler has whittled down his options for the informative Group Two over seven furlongs to Minorette, Perhaps and Tapestry. Minorette looked impressive on her sole start, when victorious at Naas in July, whereas Perhaps boast the stronger form, having got to within a length of stablemate Wonderfully in a Group Three at Leopardstown. Tapestry is also unbeaten from one outing, when she beat Chroussa by half a length over six furlongs at the Curragh last month. O’Brien said: “In the Debutante we intend to have three runners – Minorette, Perhaps and Tapestry. “They all worked this morning and worked well.” Trainer Aidan O’Brien is likely to be triple-handed in the Friarstown Stud Debutante Stakes at the Curragh on Sunday.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more