Inbox [Oct. 23]: Unity Radio plans Monday announcement, city offers employment training on disabilities, Anna Maria Board appoints student rep to board, Clark lecture talks Holocaust

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Unity Radio to announce premier show

“Recovery in Worcester” on Unity Radio will announce the future broadcast of its premier show and station debut at 4 p.m. Oct. 24 at the YWCA of Central Massachusetts, 1 Salem Square.

Together with grassroots support, Unity Radio aims to identify and raise awareness of community needs, create forums for public dialog, as well as promote a strong, engaged and inclusive community.

“In pursuing its goal of serving the public interest, the station will adopt an alternative programming format that combines interviews with treatment professionals and people in recovery with coverage of recovery events to spark public dialogue about substance use prevention and treatment, while demonstrating compassion regarding recovery,” said Ernie Floyd, executive producer.Carmen Hicks, host of “Recovery in Worcester,” is a registered nurse at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester. The featured guests on the premier show are: Girls Choice, a YWCA youth program, and James Hicks, a peer leader at Central Mass. Recovery Learning Community KIVA Center. Other guests include Stephanie Pratico, clinical supervisor at AdCare Outpatient Services Worcester; Worcester City Councilor Kate Toomey, community services representative; and Mary Beth Papcsy, public relations specialist for AdCare.

“The pain management crisis and the issue of how providers can treat people with pain safely are huge,” Pratico said. “Expanded treatment options at AdCare Outpatient Services are readily available to help individuals and families struggling with opioid misuse change their behaviors, recognize and address the warning signs for relapse, and develop the self-help and community supports needed to recover.”

Read the entire story on the Unity Radio website

Brown-bag lunch training for employers tomorrow

In recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the city of Worcester Office of Human Rights & Disabilities will hold a brown-bag lunch training for employers from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, in the Levi Lincoln Chamber of City Hall.


Hiring managers and human resources specialists will gain a better understanding of how to communicate in formal business discussions with candidates and employees with disabilities, including interview do’s and don’ts.

People with disabilities have been an underserved part of the job-seeking community. There are many talented individuals looking for employment and many companies looking for a good fit for their organizations.

Attend this free one-hour training to learn some helpful tips, review case studies and engage in role plays and small group interactive exercises.

Read more and register for the event here

Anna Maria appoints student representative to Board of Trustees

Anna Maria College has named Paulo Salgueiro Jr., a senior studying criminal justice, as a student representative to its Board of Trustees to build on the college’s efforts to prepare students to serve the communities in which they live and work.

Paulo Salgueiro Jr.

Paulo Salgueiro Jr.

Salgueiro is the first student to receive a board appointment. Anna Maria’s Board of Trustees recently added the student seat to recognize the important voice that students have in college governance.

“We are thrilled to have our first student appointed to our Board of Trustees,” President Mary Lou Retelle said. “Communication is essential in a community, so this will be a great way to strengthen the relationship among faculty, students and our board.”

“My main objective is to hear the concerns of my fellow classmates and bring those concerns to the board and see if we, as a community, can develop solutions to better the student life on campus,” Salgueiro said. “It is a wonderful opportunity which comes with a lot of responsibility and I am ready to take it on. Communication is essential in every aspect of life, so this is a great way to improve communication on campus and it will strengthen the relationship among students, faculty and our Board of Trustees.”

Clark lecture on Holocaust history on Wednesday

Clark University will present “Holocaust History and Survivor Testimony,” a lecture by professor and author Christopher Browning, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, in Tilton Hall in the Higgins University Center, 950 Main St.



This free, public lecture also will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the publication of Browning’s landmark book, “Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland,” which the New York Times called “finely focused and stunningly powerful.”

Browning is the Frank Porter Graham Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Using findings from his more recent book, “Remembering Survival: Inside a Nazi Slave Labor Camp,” which analyzes the testimonies of the almost 300 camp survivors, Browning will discuss the methodological challenges of using oral testimony to document Nazi crimes.

Read the entire story on the Clark University website

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