Archive for September 2011

Stephanie Black

Filmmaker Stephanie Black, Director of the award winning film, Life and Debt, has agreed to be a keynote speaker to the Ekonomia, Ecologia and Sustainability Symposium in Utica, New York which will be held at the Resource for Independent Living.  The date will be the 18th of November and we have decided to have two venues.  One is an catered event,  that will feature Jamaican cuisine, and the other event is non-catered, and will  have a live feed, of the Key Note Speaker and Panelist, and have a general admission price tag.   Times and Cost tba.

This fundraiser is to raise funds to provide scholarships so that low income clients  and clients who receive Temporary Assistance For Needy Families grants can take the Prodigal Daughter course, in April 2012.  I just came from a meeting with the Fundraising committee at the Family Nurturing Center, and in a few days will be able to announce ticket costs, where the second venue is, and also where you can get the tickets.  The HeartSoul Ekonomia Institute is looking forward to having the community sharing in this edifying experience, because what we are experiencing now is not unlike the denizens in the story the Grapes of Wrath, by authour John Stein…Ms. Black’s film’s microcosm look at the IMF’s policy on the economy of Jamaica is indicative of how Global based policies are affecting everyday citizens, no matter what race, or ethnicity,  even in the United States. 

The Family Place has been committed to working with families experiencing adverse economic events for 25 years,  and is a pioneer in offering the services that they offer to needy families.  The HeartSoul Ekonomia Institute, is a new organization, collaborating with the Family Place to offer household managment skills to women.