After brawl at Tarpon High, civil discourse set up

Dialogue not diatribes. It's become a favorite phrase, and society never allows too much time to pass before a situation arises in which it applies. Consider the fight that broke out at Tarpon Springs High School over a student bringing a Confederate battle flag to school. No matter where you stand, a fist-flying clash was not the answer.

Smartly, Tarpon Springs reached out to Community Tampa Bay, and a discussion with student leaders is set. I've seen firsthand how greater understanding is fostered on both sides when the nonprofit leads discussions.

Dialogue defuses. …

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The One Student documentary You Are The One highlights the nonprofit's efforts to address sexual violence on college campuses, but it also reflects the beauty of transforming from victim to survivor and the beauty of the friendship between co-founders Becca Tieder and Kelly Addington. For tickets to the Sept. 22 premiere at the University of Tampa's Reeves Theatre, go to youaretheonefilm.org/premiere. …

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That's all I'm saying.

After brawl at Tarpon High, civil discourse set up 09/02/12 [Last modified: Sunday, September 2, 2012 8:24pm]

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