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Award-wining journalist, writer and social entrepreneur, Maria Karagianis, spoke to Longmont Rotary about the Boston based non-profit organization, Discovering Justice.  Maria was the founding executive director of Discovering Justice, a nationally recognized democracy and justice education organization.  Maria independently created the vision and most of the intellectual capital for Discovering Justice. Its activities include mock trials, plays with professional actors about themes from American constitutional history using courtrooms as theaters, docent-led architectural tours, and a ground-breaking civics curriculum called "Children Discovering Justice,” now taught to thousands of children in the Boston public schools.  Today, Discovering Justice has blossomed into a nonprofit with 14 full- and part-time employees and a $1.2 million budget.  Nice work Maria!  We are lucky to have you as a member of Longmont Rotary!
Photo of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, shaking the hand of an eighth-grader from the Boston Public Schools.

Kim Manajek, the Director of the Longmont Museum spoke to us about the mission, vision and future direction of the museum.  The Longmont Museum is a center for culture in Northern Colorado where people of all ages explore history, experience art, and discover new ideas through dynamic programs, exhibitions, and events.   

The Longmont Museum was founded in 1936 and in 1940, the first exhibits opened to the public in the carriage house at the Callahan House. The Museum kept outgrowing its spaces, experiencing multiple moves and restructuring.  In  November 1999, Longmont voters approved $5 million in a bond issue to build a new museum, now enjoying its current location just east on Main St.   In 2015, the Museum opened the Stewart Auditorium, an 11,000 square foot expansion made possible by a $4.5 million capital campaign. The expansion included the 250-seat Stewart auditorium, a stage area, atrium and classrooms. 

Kim addressed the current Strategic Plan for the museum.  For details follow this link. 

Charlie Kamenides, Waste Services Manager spoke on the Zero Waste Resolution and the Universal Recycling Ordinance for Longmont.  “Our goal is a zero waste resolution with everyone in”.
On September 27, Longmont City Council passed an updated Zero Waste Resolution, a non-binding document that sets new targets and guides future decision-makers on reducing waste in the Longmont Community.  
The new Resolution sets a new target of 75% of trash diverted from the landfill by 2030 and 95% by 2050.  For more details of this resolution, follow the links below. 

Deborah Simmons, co-founder of The Re-entry Initiative (TRI), introduced Emily Kleeman, the Executive Director of TRI, a program designed to provide support to formally incarcerated adults. 

Emily started her presentation with an experiential activity, inviting Rotary volunteers to line up against a wall and following their cue cards (violent history, no ID, no Medicaid, no family support, etc) would would take one step forward as Emily called out some specific attribute or limitation the individual is facing.  The outcome was very few (actually only one), made it across the room.  The exercise emphasized the many challenges recently incarcerated individuals have once back in society.  These hurdles can ultimately lead to re-incarceration.  The vision of TRI is to offer formally incarcerated adults an opportunity to thrive in the community without reoffending. Their slogan, From Surviving to Thriving is manifested through the comprehensive services inside and outside prison walls that empower adults.   The Reentry Initiative is a 501(c)(3) organization, registered in the state of Colorado. TRI has served over 300 men and woman.  

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