Tag - leadership

through a lens, blog, leadership, camera

The Working Camera of a Leader By Kianna Simpkins

Regarding police brutality and racism, the episode “The Lawn Chair” touched upon issues often neglected by society. The episode provides a deeper thought process towards racism/oppression and introduces a new, different factor that is not often considered. For example, in the circumstance of police officers and their reputations, the episode showed that there are truly two sides to every coin. It is a generalized belief that the whole of the police or authorities is morally incorrect, ignorant, and questionable in [...]

police brutality, violence, shooting, leadership

Let’s Not Sugarcoat the Facts – By Travis Boothe

The episode of “The Lawn Chair” from the television series Scandal relates to our Love in Action class because everything that we see and hear changes the way teenagers and people in general view the events going on in the world today. The episode mainly focused on the problems between the police and citizens (mainly black people), and the struggles that they have to go through with each other. It also shows the things that leaders do without the [...]

Are All Cops Bad? By Karen Castro

“The fact that they stand in groups and say things you do not like does not make them a mob.” – Olivia Pope, The Lawn Chair, Season 4 of Scandal Karen Castro Mr. Hal Love in Action 04 April 2017   After watching The Lawn Chair episode, I am speechless and left with mixed feelings. I don’t know what to say but it really did make me understand it’s an episode everyone should see. I think it’s a real eye opener. What impacted me the [...]

Who Am I? – By 2017 Shortstack Model Alexandra Ramirez

Alex Marie, Shortstack Model, Photo by Infinity 88 Photography I don’t know who I am. I know my name is Alexandra Ramirez and I’m a 16-year-old girl, but I don’t know who I am as a person. I don’t know if I matter to anybody or if my life has any meaning. I’m so lost and I always been lost. I’ve been depressed for 4 years, since I’ve been 12 years old. I got abused for most of my life. [...]

mental health, ivy league, columbia university, the inner you

To promote mental health, identity-based student groups look inward

  Hal Eisenberg, CEO and Founder of Windows of Opportunity presenting a workshop on “finding yourself” at Columbia University. Nefesh, a mental health awareness group within Columbia/Barnard Hillel, holds an annual mental health awareness week.   Citing a shortage of regularly scheduled, university-wide discussions surrounding mental health, identity-based student groups have held  mental health-focused programs for their own members this year. In the past semester, student organizations including the University Senate Student Affairs Committee, General Studies Student Council, and the Mental Health Task [...]

walk in the park, bereavement, eating disorder, education

Not Just A Walk in the Park… All Lives Matter – By Hal Eisenberg, CEO

As I read this article (below) I thought about that day in the park. She was sitting there and on the surface she looked as if she was staring out at the universe blindly. At moments I didn’t know what to think. I was at a lost for words and all I hoped for was that my unconditional love for the soul sitting next to me would allow her to tell me what was going on. That day in [...]

the inner you, butterfly, eating disorders, self esteem

What Is Wrong With Our Medical Profession? By Hal Eisenberg, CEO

I was asked to write a reaction as a professional social worker who has worked with many youth and adults who are struggling with an Eating Disorder to the following quote in the article linked below. The original article is posted under my reaction. The article is actually a very good article on Binge Eating Disorder (BED) and is advocating for services but I am still appalled that there is not more being done professionally for those struggling. Education is [...]

cancer survivor, unsung hero, charity

Meet Our 2014 Unsung Hero Rich Canci

The Barbara Harmon Unsung Hero Award was founded in memory of an incredible woman who never received nor wanted any credit for her countless hours of community service, charity contributions and volunteerism. She made a difference in the lives that crossed her own, from working with babies addicted to crack to being at the World Trade Center and assisting however she could for 6 months straight after the tragedy of 9/11. Sadly, due to an illness brought on directly [...]