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January 14, 2013

A Model of Activism

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Many Regionally Speaking programs ask questions about the meaning of justice. This week's guest implements the goals of social justice everyday. Donte Gibbs is originally from the City of East Cleveland and is also a recent graduate of Case Western Reserve University. He discusses his new role as Youth Outreach Coordinator for the Neighborhood Leadership Institute of Cleveland. One program he is organizing is the Soap Box Workshop Series, which teaches youth reading, writing, and speaking skills using speeches that connect with students. From example, one oration students had to analyze was Barack Obama's "Yes We Can" speech. What motivates Donte? The program delves in Donte's motivations ans inspirations for these community development projects.



Gladys Haddad, host of Regionally Speaking
Donte Gibbs, Youth Outreach Coordinator for the Neighborhood Leadership Institute of Cleveland

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