A Dialogue & A Guest Posting Series

We are happy to announce the first guest-posting series on the SCOPEblog!  SCOPE is partnering with the Peace Education and Action Center and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune to start a community dialogue in three important areas:  Rethinking Education, Restoring Justice and Respecting Environment.

The conversation will start with guest columns on each issue appearing in the Herald-Tribune.  Dr.  Gordon "Mike" Michalson, President of New College of Florida (Rethinking Education), Dr. Gordon Bazemore, Professor and Chair of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, and Director of the Community Justice Institute at Florida Atlantic University (Restoring Justice) and Don Hall, Founder of Transition Sarasota (Respecting Environment) will be submitting the initial columns.   The Herald-Tribune will direct readers to the SCOPE website, where the columns will be reposted, to continue the dialogue on this blog.

On April 9th and 10th, the Peace Education and Action Center will host their second annual Teach Peace Conference with the same three focus areas.  We hope the dialogue that begins through these multiple channels  and the actions that result will bring about positive changes for our community.

Check back in the next few days for the first column, on Respecting Environment.