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Discussion Over Dinner is a monthly conversation about issues relevant to Northwest Indiana. It is sponsored and underwritten by State Street Community Church and the Pax Center.

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Discussion Over Dinner is a monthly conversation about issues relevant to Northwest Indiana. It is sponsored and underwritten by State Street Community Church and the Pax Center.

    The Latino-American Experience in LaPorte County

    The Latino-American Experience in LaPorte County

    This month's topic we have invited three panelists to discuss the Latino American Experience in LaPorte County.

    Joining our panel will be:
    • Mario Rosa
    • Hugo Gonzalez
    • Rose Tejeda

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Middle School Education in LaPorte

    Middle School Education in LaPorte

    Middle school is a time of transition where children become teenagers. It can be an experience of growth and independence, but also one of uncertainty and loneliness. So many adolescent changes unfold in middle school.

    This month's Discussion Over Dinner is about middle school education in LaPorte, Indiana. Among many other things, we talked about the experience of middle schoolers in LaPorte and how it has changed over the last few years and the new middle/intermediate school in LaPorte.

    Joining our panel this month is:

    - Deb Carter: Principal of Boston Middle School
    - Susy Lenig: Counselor at Boston Middle School
    - Sarah Pessmeg: Counselor at Boston Middle School

    Discussion Over Dinner is a monthly community conversation hosted and underwritten by State Street Community Church and the Pax Center. All are welcome to attend.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    The Black Experience in LaPorte County

    The Black Experience in LaPorte County

    Why is it so hard to have a civil conversation about race? Are we afraid of looking ignorant, being invalidated, or being attacked if we really have an intense discussion about race? Discussion Over Dinner opened up space for black members of our community to share their experiences.

    Elementary Education

    Elementary Education

    Reading.
    Writing.
    Arithmetic.

    In 1818, the Three R's appeared in "The Lady's Magazine" to describe the basic skills taught in primary schools. But, much has changed since the 1800s. There are challenges educators have today that they didn't 15-20 years ago.

    Panelists:
    — Zach Huber: Elementary Principal
    — Krissy Surma: Elementary Educator
    — John Slater: Retired Educator

    Economic Development

    Economic Development

    Many Rust Belt communities, large and small, are seeking ways to evolve their economies from reliance on low-skill factory jobs and company town employers (many now long gone) to more diverse and dynamic entrepreneurial economies. In what ways is LaPorte, Indiana leadership trying to evolve and grow through these larger changes happening around the country?

    Hunger & Homelessness

    Hunger & Homelessness

    It's National Hunger & Homeless Awareness Week in America. We have convened an expert panel of people who deal with hunger and homelessness in LaPorte County every day.

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